'Modern Warfare' And 'Warzone' Massive Season 4 Update Is Packed With Content
Season 4 of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call Of Duty: Warzone is finally here, and it's packed full of new content for you to get stuck into. We already knew that Captain Price would be joining the fight as a playable Operator of course, but there's plenty more besides. Returning maps, cool-sounding modes, and shiny new features are all coming to both games - as part of this morning's update and later on in Season 4.
Let's start with the news I'm sure most of you are dreading: install size. Modern Warfare and Warzone have become infamous for chunky updates, and the start of Season 4 is no different, I'm afraid. It's 32.5GB on PS4, 44.3GB on Xbox One, and 45GB on PC. The good news is that Infinity Ward confirmed the overall file will only take up an additional 8GB of space once installed. At least on consoles. Hard cheese, PC players.
Now that's out of the way, we can focus on what's new. Available in Modern Warfare today are three new maps. Modern Warfare 2's Scrapyard makes its return to the game, while Trench joins rotation as a Gunfight map. We'll also be able to get stuck into Barakett Promenade as part of the large-scale Ground War mode.
There's also a new Battle Pass including Captain Price, and a couple of cool new weapons: the Fennec and CR-56 AMAX. All Battle Pass content will also be available as part of Warzone, naturally.
Speaking of the battle royale mode, there's a lot of new stuff to take in. The coolest of these new additions is a limited-time mode called Warzone Rumble, a massive 50v50 scrap set across the Verdansk map. Until now the largest number of people we've been able to have in a squad is four, so I can't wait to try this one out.
There's also a ton of new in-game events being added to the battle royale that all sound pretty intriguing. Buy Stations can now offer temporary discounts of up to 80% on items, or even occasionally give something away for free. Oh, and if players have low funds, they'll have the chance to redeploy fallen teammates for free. Yeah, that'll go down well.
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Another new feature called Jailbreak can occur at any point during the middle part of a match. As the name suggests, when this happens, all players have been eliminated will be released back into the match. Whether you were waiting for your 1v1 in the Gulag, or simply spectating, you'll get thrown back into the fight.
Supply Choppers can also now appear throughout Verdansk. These are described by Activision as "non-lethal choppers with high quality gear fly around the map for players to bring down."
Finally, there's a new twist on Contracts. The Contraband Contract has a chance of dropping whenever a standard Contract is completed. If you pick up one up, you'll be tasked with getting it to a designated extraction point. A successful extraction results in some rare rewards.
That's everything for now, but I'm certain a lot of the new modes and events in Warzone will spark their fair share of discussion and controversy. That's kind of what happens every time Infinity Ward adds something new to the battle royale.
I'm also sure that Infinity Ward has hidden a few new mysteries and Easter eggs in Verdansk for us to find as part of the new season, so let's get out there and get stuck in. After you've downloaded the update, obviously.
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