Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 Mid-Season Update Hitting Later Today, Here’s What’s Coming

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone players, there’s a ton of content headed your way later! Activision has today announced that the Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 mid-season update will be releasing later at 11 p.m. PT/2 a.m. ET/2 p.m. HKT!

Players will be getting a load of new content! Multiplayer will be getting a new map, a new variation of Ground War, and even something for single-player too! Check out details on what Activision calls the Games of Summer, which begins this August 28 and runs to September 7, below.

For the first time in Call of Duty franchise history, community members from around the world – both those who own Modern Warfare and free-to-play Warzone – will be able to represent their country in easy-to-play, hard-to-master, single-player Trials of skill. By earning medals in each Trial, competitors will prove which country’s Tier One Operators are truly the best in the world.

Within Games of Summer, there are five Trials. These miniature experiences are similar to those introduced at Modern Warfare’slaunch and in post-launch Season updates.

Trials will be available for Modern Warfare and free-to-play Warzone players, starting on August 28 at 10 a.m. PT. Players will have unlimited entries, meaning you can keep playing them to set your best time or score and go for Gold. 

Full details on the Games of Summer trials can be found here. Participants who enter will gain rewards based on performance with each Trial (rewards can only be received once), though everyone who participates will earn the Games of Summer Cup” weapon chamr. Rewards for the event include stuff like vehicle skins, XP tokens, vehicle horns, calling cards, blueprints and more.

The FiNN LMG – (Available at Season Five Reloaded Launch)

The FiNN LMG – (Available at Season Five Reloaded Launch)

The heaviest primary weapon class in the game has a new challenger, the FiNN LMG and it will punch well above its weight against many of the existing LMGs.

This new LMG can be earned by completing an in-game challenge or a blueprint variant can be acquired by purchasing the “Mainframe” bundle.

An agile, mobile, and hostile tank of an LMG, the FiNN’s ultra-light and open-bolt design is uniquely paired with advanced recoil controls. This all adds up to a weapon with exceptional full-auto accuracy while still being lightweight, allowing for a unique playstyle that further blurs the line between assault rifle and LMG. 


Modern WarfareContent: Ground War Gets Reinforced (Available During Season Five Reloaded)

Owners of the full version of Modern Warfare, can experience a new way to play Ground War.

Reinforcements Inbound – Ground War Reinforce Arrives

In this Ground War mode variant, three flags are positioned towards the center of the map, in a similar manner to Domination mode.

If you or a teammate are downed, you enter Spectator mode instead of respawning, rejoining the battle only after a new flag is secured by your teammates. Claim all three flags and you automatically win the round. Win enough rounds, and your massive platoon will all earn the victory


Gunfight – Tournament, New Map Stadium (Available with Games of Summer)

What’s Games of Summer without a tournament? Gunfight Tournament returns as a head-to-head test of gunskill, map knowledge, and coordination, and a proper tournament deserves a Stadium.

The pitch level of the larger Stadium has become available for Gunfight. It’s a much smaller play space in the Gunfight mode, so remember to use those tents, crates, and other obstacles for cover, especially if an Overtime flag is on the line.

Gunfight tournament winners will be rewarded with XP, high tier cosmetic rewards, and bragging rights as victors of the summer tournament.


Warzone Content

New Game Mode: King Slayer (Available During Season Five Reloaded)

King Slayer is large-scale Team Deathmatch on Battle Royale where teams fight to earn points by defeating hostile players. However, the circle doesn’t collapse, rather it moves around the map for an agile battle on the go. The top five team’s top scoring player will be marked as a ‘king’ on the Tac-Map. Eliminate kings to get additional points and be awarded a free Killstreak.

There’s also a slew of cosmetic items that will be available starting later tonight too! Check that out here.

Once the patch is live, we’ll be sure to let our readers know. In other Call of Duty news, Black Ops Cold War, which is this year’s Call of Duty, will be revealed on August 26! Here’s exactly when along with other details.