Warzone Pacific Season 5: Release date, Caldera changes, Heroes vs Villains, new weapons

Warzone Pacific Season 5 release date

Warzone Pacific Season 5 is set to begin on Wednesday, August 24 at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM UK, immediately after Season 4 comes to a close.

The date has been confirmed by Raven Software and assuming there are no delays, the season should begin on August 24.

Warzone Pacific Season 5 Caldera changes

Warzone Season 5 Peak changes Caldera

For starters, Caldera will undergo several changes when the Warzone Season 5 update arrives. A volcanic eruption will spread around the map and you’ll be able to witness the lava running down the sides of the Peak POI.

In addition, a new Gulag will be introduced in Season 5: “Fight for redeployment in the new volcanic-themed Gulag. Best your opponent in this new face-off pit inspired by an old favorite and get another shot at securing victory.”

New weather and lighting changes

According to the Season 5 roadmap, Caldera will also deliver some much-needed lighting changes. With the storm finally cleared, Caldera will trade its clouds of gray for warm sunshine.

Event the volcano’s smoke won’t be enough to fully block out the sunlight as it makes a widespread return. In addition, “Rebirth Island sees new lighting changes as well, featuring a warm and lush sunset casting a vibrant hue over the map.”

Warzone Season 5 new items

Four new items will be making their way to Warzone in Season 5 and they’ll all bring something new to the table for players to enjoy. Here’s the devs’ description of each of the new items and how to properly utilize them in Season 5:

Doomsday Station

Discover this seismic device found within Caldera’s primary Battle Royale game mode. Trigger the device and enemy helicopters arrive to surround the station, deploying enemy soldiers to attack your position. Remain close to the Doomsday Station and defend yourself for a chance at earning powerful items and a unique Watch cosmetic for your Operator.

Only one Doomsday Station will appear per match, with multiple possible spawn locations. Pay the required $10,000 to activate it and prepare for a thunderous fight.

Warzone Doomsday station

Supply Box UAV

Activate the new Supply Box UAV Killstreak for assistance in tracking down more items. It will mark nearby unopened Supply Boxes on the player’s Tac Map for around 15 seconds. Find the Supply Box UAV in Supply Boxes or purchase one at a Buy Station.

Personal Supply Box

Track down this extremely rare crate with the assistance of the Supply Box UAV to acquire your favorite Loadout weapons in Warzone. Each squad member gets a huge XP boost as well.

Rage Serum

This Field Upgrade allows you to become violently unstable, resulting in a viciously effective boost to your close-quarters fighting. Test subjects were shown to have superior melee damage, increased lunge distance, and enhanced stun power while fighting with melee weapons or fists.

However, defensive forces have confirmed that while affected by Rage Serum, an Operator becomes louder, and seems to recoil with more confusion while stunned or flashed.

Season 5 Warzone new weapons

Warzone Pacific Season 5 new weapons

Seeing as Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 are the games’ final content drop, it’s no surprise to see that a whopping five weapons will be up for grabs. Two of those weapons will be available via the Season 5 Battle Pass at the start of Season 5.

  • EX1 Energy Rifle (Launch)
  • RA 225 SMG (Launch)
  • Valois Revolver (Launch Window)
  • BP50 Assault Rifle (Midseason)
  • Lienna 57 Assault Rifle (Midseason)

It will be interesting to see how the EX1 Energy Rifle integrates into Warzone’s weapon pool considering how unique the weapon is with its energy rifle designation. Meanwhile, players will attempt to discover if yet another Vanguard SMG could rise to the top of the close-range meta following the RA 255‘s release.

Warzone Pacific Season 5 new modes and events

Heroes vs Villains Warzone Season 5 event

Operation: Last Call (Launch)

Operation: Last Call will be a new Warzone mode available at the launch of Season 5. Last Call is inspired by the classic Search and Destroy multiplayer mode, and players will be tasked with attacking or defending bomb sights around Caldera.

Lava Rock

Lava Rock is ready to up the chaos by adding an active volcano to Warzone gameplay. Players will have a Volcano Meter that displays the volcano’s current activity. As lava rocks crash to the surface you’re going to want to avoid the landing zones if you want to survive.

Heroes vs Villains

Heroes vs Villains will be Warzone Season 5’s major Community Event. Players will be able to choose which side of the battle they’d like to support. Regardless of if you side with the Heroes or Villains, you’ll collect tokens by eliminating players, which can then be used at the Buy Station to purchase Faction Bundles.

Purchasing a Faction Bundle will provide players with a discount on one other item across all Buy Stations.

There will also be some unique rewards up for grabs and one given to all players as the roadmap explains that “the winning team’s unique Weapon Blueprint will be given to everyone following the event.”

Classic CoD villains coming to Warzone Pacific Season 5

Task Force Tyrants is making its way to Vanguard and Warzone Season 5. Players will be able to “deploy as four of Call of Duty’s most infamous antagonists” with the appropriately named Task Force Tyrants.

The villains set to return in Warzone Season 5 are:

  • Raul Menendez from Black Ops 2 (Launch)
  • Khaled Al Asad from CoD 4 and Modern Warfare 2019 (Launch)
  • Gabriel Rorke from Ghosts (In-season)
  • Seraph from Black Ops 3 and 4 (In-season)

Warzone Season 5 Umbrella Academy crossover

Umbrella Academy crossover Warzone Season 5

This image from the Warzone Season 5 roadmap blog confirms that an Umbrella Academy crossover will be coming to the battle royale. An Umbrella Academy crossover was previously leaked and if the rumors are true there will be a bunch of extra rewards tied into purchasing the bundles.

Fans of the Netflix series will have to wait to find out exactly what’s in store but the image above and the roadmap revealed skins for Hazel and Cha Cha.

Source: Call of Duty Blog


Vanguard Season 5 new maps

Beheaded (Launch)

vanguard beheaded map

Beheaded will be available at launch, and is set on a “war-torn Times Square.”

On this small map, players will “battle under the neon lights outside famed Big Apple establishments, or take up position in Lady Liberty’s fallen head, race through her arms, and dash through the subway to flank your enemies.”

Fortress (In-Season)

vanguard fortress map

Arriving in-season, Fortress will see players take to the Mediterranean on a medium-sized map “featuring close-quarters interiors with rooftop access that grant you power positions. Fight in a maritime graveyard, where ship remains litter the desert landscape. The eponymous fortress incorporates an old ship into its own design, creating a varied landscape to be exploited by savvy Operators.”

Vanguard Season 5 Operators

Raul Menendez (Launch)

vanguard mendez operator

Taken from the Black Ops series, Raul Menendez was born in Nicaragua and left in charge of the Menendez Cartel after his father was killed by the CIA. After his sister’s death, he became a “hostile political activist.”

“His charisma and ruthlessness propelled him to leadership of the social movement turned terrorist organization, Cordis Die…Now, you can harness his wrath against your enemies as part of Task Force Tyrants.”

Khaled Al-Asad (Launch)

vanguard khaled al-asad operator

Khaled Al-Asad is from the Modern Warfare series, and he “grew up in Urzikstan amid political strife.”

After taking control of the Al-Qatala terrorist group, he “transformed the militants into an army as he acquired an arsenal for the invasion of Verdansk. Committed to the demise of Western power, Al-Asad launched gas attacks in Verdansk, breaking a fragile armistice between nations.”

Gabriel T. Rorke (In-Season)

Vanguard Gabriel Rorke operator

Gabriel Rorke is from Call of Duty: Ghosts, and he “led the Ghosts before being turned against them, paving the way for the Federation’s occupation of the United States.”

Rorke was brainwashed after being left behind and found by the Federation during an assassination mission.

He “Seraph” Zhen-Zhen (In-Season)

Vanguard Seraph operator

Lastly, we have Seraph, who grew up in the “Singapore Quarantine Zone as the daughter of a high-ranking officer in the 54 Immortals.” Seraph embodies force, ambition, dedication, and skill.

Vanguard Season 5 Ranked Play

In the final season of Vanguard, players will once again be able to participate in a new season of Ranked Play to compete for exclusive rewards such as new Camos, Charms, Emblems, and Weapon Blueprints.

Players will compete in 4v4 matches that use the same “settings, maps, and modes as the 2022 Call of Duty League.”

Further, “Treyarch will launch the new season’s Top 250 Skill Division and Leaderboard on August 31 to show the world who’s the best of the best.”

Vanguard Season 5 Zombies

The Archon

vangaurd season 5 zombies the archon

Zombies fans are in for a treat as Vanguard Season 5 will bring a new round-based map called The Archon.

This new map is described as the “epic conclusion of Vanguard Zombies,” and will take place in Egypt. Players will be taking on new quests in the finale of Vanguard Zombies, facing off against Kortifex the Deathless inside the Dark Aether.

As the CoD blog states, “you’ll need every advantage you can get, so be sure to hit up the Perk Fountains, Altar of Covenants, Tome of Rituals, and the Pack-a-Punch machine and prepare for a larger-than-life final battle.”


I’ll take “Things I don’t give a fuck about” for 1000, Alex.

Seriously, is anyone buying the next battlepass or skins when MW2 is right around the corner? I’m assuming that stuff will not transfer over.