Call of Duty

Warzone Season 5 Last Stand Release Date Revealed

Warzone Season 5 arrives next week.
Warzone Season 5 arrives next week. / Courtesy of Activision

Warzone Season 5 hits live servers Aug. 24, Activision announced Thursday.

The free content update is titled Last Stand, and Activision has described it as the game's final season. In a trailer published alongside the announcement, players spotted classic villains from throughout the Call of Duty franchise's history, including Raul Menendez from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Gabriel T. Rorke from Call of Duty: Ghosts, Khaleed Al-Asad from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and He "Seraph" Zhen-Zhen from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and 4.

The trailer shows the villains dropping a shipping container into the volcano on Caldera, causing an explosion that fans theorize could drastically change the map's layout and appearance.

A release date for Warzone 2 appeared to leak Wednesday, revealing the game is expected to arrive Nov. 16 — several weeks after the planned release date for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. That leak further fueled rumors of the all-but confirmed DMZ mode for the game. Activision has yet to confirm the release date in question.