Call of Duty Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Revealed: Numbers, Hudson, and More

A new post from the official Call of Duty (COD) news blog has revealed some of the major events of the upcoming Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.
A new post from the official Call of Duty (COD) news blog has revealed some of the major events of the upcoming Warzone Season 5 Reloaded. / Activision

A new post from the official Call of Duty (COD) news blog has revealed some of the major events of the upcoming Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.

The post dropped earlier today, Thursday, Sept. 2, and revealed a massive amount of details concerning exactly what Warzone players can expect heading into Season 5 Reloaded. From additions to Zombies, a new Operator, and the appearance of strange sequences of Numbers in Verdansk, we've broken down the biggest parts.

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded features
Graphic explaining everything coming in Season 5 Reloaded / Activision

Call of Duty Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Revealed

Season 5 Reloaded kicks off fully on Thursday, Sept. 9. Black OPs Cold War players should be able to experience the new content on Sept. 7 and Warzone will access it on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m. PT. For player convenience, we've split the major points up into sections.

Numbers Event

The pre-installed Mobile Broadcast Stations are set to amplify the "Dragovich Program" tapes all over Verdansk. Players will be tasked with investigating some suspicious trucks placed by Perseus that have been—for lack of better explanation—making some weird noises as operators approach.

Players who interact with the trucks will receive a $2,000 Cash bonus in the current match and an event exclusive reward "such as a Sticker, Calling Card, or Charm, in addition to some XP."

The Numbers event will also introduce its own set of nine challenges which, when completed, will unlock the melee Sai weapon. These challenges have yet to be revealed and likely will remain in the shadows until its launch on Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. PT.

Multiplayer Updates and Additions

Warzone players will be able to jump back into 50v50 warfare with Clash, a massive all out battle with unlimited respawns where teams need to claw their way to 500 points. First one there will win the match. Players will need to eliminate their enemy teammates while completing contracts and avoiding their own demise. All loadouts will be available alongside Cash, Buy Stations, Armor, Vehicles, and power-ups dropped from defeated players.

They'll also be able to play Iron Trials ’84—the toughest mode to test their mettle. Health and Regeneration in this mode will receive a buff to impact the feel of combat. The Gulag is open, Complementary Loadout Drops are removed, and even the environment is out to take you down. Not to mention some [REDACTED] weapons.


Players partial to ravaging the undead will have a new region to do it in: Armada. Once a NATO and Warsaw Pact Skirmish location, the site has seen its fair share of notable projects and classified research. The remnants of the latter appear to have opened a rift into the Dark Aether.

A new world event has been confirmed, but not revealed. According to current intel, it has something to do with "Black Chests"—though what the connection is we can't be sure. This has been left for operators to discover in-game.

The Rampage Inducer item will appear in Season 5 Reloaded with the express purpose of artificially increasing the difficulty of facing the undead hordes. It can be activated upon the agreement of all present squads and, of course, at their own peril.

New Operator: Hudson

NATO's Special Agent Jason Hudson has arrived to aid operators and investigate the strange phenomena and appearances in Verdansk—"including a search and rescue of a fellow NATO Operator gone missing."

Players will be able to grab him as part of a Season 5 Reloaded bundle alongside a couple of Legendary Blueprints from the COD store.

More information can be found on the Call of Duty Season 5 Reloaded blog post.