Call of Duty's Season 5 roadmap hints at a new weapon coming this season, and leaked gameplay videos show it to be a new LMG.
On Wednesday, Call of Duty entered Season 5, bringing a number of changes to Modern Warfare and Warzone. Many came with the launch of the season, including the opening up of Warzone's stadium, a new exterior ascension mechanic, new weapons, and more. A full list of announced updates can be viewed in Activision's Season 5 roadmap.
The roadmap also contains some updates that will be coming throughout the season. These include a new Kingslayer mode for Warzone, new multiplayer modes for Modern Warfare, and a classified new weapon. It appears the new weapon is an LMG, and some gameplay footage has been captured by Call of Duty leaker BKTOOR.
The leaks give us a good indication as to how the new LMG will handle. However, without any actual statistics, it is difficult to compare this new gun's viability with other LMGs currently in the game. LMGs aren't the most popular option, as their slow ADS speeds and mobility often keep players from using them.
There is no official date for the release of the new LMG, we only know that it is coming sometime this season.