Warzone Season 5 Reloaded: What to Expect

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 officially kicked off on Aug. 13, 2021.
Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 officially kicked off on Aug. 13, 2021. / Photo courtesy of Activision

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, Call of Duty's major multi-title, mid-season update, is just about set to arrive next week.

Judging by the Season 5 roadmap that Activision initially unveiled on Aug. 5, it appears a new game mode, new Operator and a mid-season event are set to shake things up in Verdansk '84 and Rebirth Island very soon. Here's the latest on what to expect with the Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update.

Warzone Season 5 Reloaded: What to Expect

While players can continue to expect official details of the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update to drop sometime in the coming days, including the reveal of new weapons and further weapon balancing, here's everything we know so far that should be arriving with the mid-season patch.

New Game Mode: Clash

A spiritual successor to Warzone Rumble ready to bring 50v50 combat back into Verdansk, Clash is set to join the Warzone playlist offerings with the Season 5 Reloaded update. Featuring select areas around Verdansk, Clash pits quads against each other in an unlimited respawn deathmatch to 200 points. Starting Loadouts are enabled, meaning you can level up your weapons and finish those camo challenges as you work to defeat the opposing platoon. Plus, all damage profiles for weapons directly reflect how they will operate in other Warzone modes, compared to just having Modern Warfare Multiplayer’s damage statistics, making it easy to test out your new favorite Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare mashup loadouts in a respawn-enabled environment.

New Operator: Hudson (NATO)

Hudson / Photo courtesy of Activision

Joining the likes of Kitsune and Stryker, who have already debuted in game during Season 5, Special Agent Jason Hudson should be joining the roster of playable characters in Warzone with the mid-season update. Also arriving to help NATO across Multiplayer and Zombies, Adler’s old colleague and Weaver’s former CIA interrogation partner is set to take the fight into his own hands as he leaves D.C. to finish the fight in Verdansk.

Mid-season event: The Numbers

Lastly, for now, players can expect a mid-season event coming that revolves around "The Numbers." As detailed by Activision previously, "Whatever broadcast Perseus set up is causing the Red Doors to become more volatile than ever before, as Operators are now reporting [[REDACTED]] in their post-mission briefings.

Beware of these doors sending you to locations other than the main room we all thought to be its lone destination point, and above all else, keep your head. This event may also have something to do with those Mobile Broadcast Stations seen around Verdansk… but at this time, we cannot declassify further intel for fear of double agents."