In addition to the mammoth update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the battle royale game Warzone is getting a big refresh for Season 2 as well. Activision ran down all the key details in a blog post, and we’re highlighting the most important bits here.
New Places To Explore And More Mysteries
With the Season 2 update, Verdansk is expanding the number of points of interest to explore, but one shines above the rest. The cargo tanker Vodianoy–which was previously seen off the coast of Rebirth Island–is now missing from that location. It’s now at the Port of Verdansk, but all is not well.
“Operators within the vicinity are recommended to exercise extreme caution, as the ship is carrying unknown cargo, and its crew are not able to be contacted,” Activision said.
The publisher further teased something strange in Verdansk. “Meanwhile, within Verdansk, something major is beginning to rumble deep underground,” the publisher said. “Although other reports on these new locales are still classified, we’d advise to explore these areas at your own risk.”
New Game Mode
A new mode called Exfiltration is coming to Warzone in Season 2. In Exfiltration Battle Royale, players must find a portable radio and hold it for a certain amount of time so a chopper can come and save you. The danger is that players or teams holding the radio are highlighted on the map and all other players are shown how much time is left before exfiltration. The rest of the match plays out normally, with the first player/team to get exfiltrated or the last player/team standing winning.
Another new mode, Rebirth Island Resurgence Extreme, is headed to Warzone as well. In this respawn-enabled mode, up to 90 players (an increase from the previous player limit for normal Resurgence) duke it out in what is described as an “incredibly frenetic fight for supremacy.”
Release Date, Timing, And File Size
The Season 2 update for Warzone arrives as a “rolling update” starting on February 24 between 9 PM PT and 11 PM PT, which works out to 12 AM ET and 2 AM ET on February 25.
Activision has yet to disclose the file size of the update, but it’s expected to be substantial.
For more on the Season 2 refresh, check out the stories below to find out what’s coming to Black Ops Cold War multiplayer and Zombies:
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