As Call of Duty Season 4 comes to a close, it’s time to start looking ahead to the next major update. Season 5 will launch soon, and it’s presumably the last major season before Modern Warfare II comes out in October. But when will Season 5 launch, what can you expect from it, and will Verdansk make one last appearance before Warzone 2.0 releases? Here’s what you need to know about Call of Duty Season 5.
When is the Call of Duty Season 5 release window?
While Activision has yet to confirm the release date for the forthcoming season, the in-game Warzone Battle Pass counts down to August 24, 2022, at Noon Eastern. This is when you should expect Season 5 to launch, though it’s possible this will shift by a day or so.
August 24 is on a Wednesday, which is typically when seasonal updates go live in Warzone. Keep in mind, that seasonal updates are often released at Midnight in Vanguard, usually, 12 hours before they come to Warzone.
Is there a Call of Duty Season 5 trailer?
There isn’t a trailer just yet, but if Activision plans to release one, you should expect it to be available a couple of days before the season begins. For instance, Season 4’s trailer was published on June 20 — just two days ahead of the season’s launch on June 22.
What are the Call of Duty Season 5 updates?
Since Activision hasn’t made any official announcements pertaining to Season 5, it’s unclear what it will include. We’ll likely get a new batch of weapons, balancing changes, in-game events, and hopefully some new gameplay mechanics to keep things fresh.
One thing we’re curious about is how the upcoming season will play out ahead of Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0’s launch. Presumably, Season 5 will be the last one before Modern Warfare II comes out on October 28, so it’ll be interesting to see how things tie together.
Will this be the original Warzone’s final season? How will it lead to the start of Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0? We hope those questions are answered in a few weeks.
What is the Warzone Season 5 Verdansk status?
As we approach Warzone 2.0’s release later in 2022, it’s likely the original Warzone is nearing the end of its life cycle. With this in mind, players have expressed interest in seeing Verdansk — the game’s original map — added to Warzone one last time before the sequel comes out. The demand for Verdansk’s return was so high that it began trending on Twitter earlier this month.
Caldera, the current map, hasn’t resonated with the community, so it’s easy to see why the demand for Verdansk’s return is so high.
But will this happen? It’s unlikely.
Typically, seasonal content is planned out three to four months in advance, so unless Activision started working on this in May 2022, you shouldn’t expect to see Verdansk make an appearance during Warzone Season 5.
However, this doesn't mean the map is gone for good. It’s highly likely it’ll be featured in some capacity later on — possibly in Warzone 2.0 as a limited-time mode.