Modern Warfare, Including Warzone – A Store Bundle Refresh Featuring Mace!

A week after the massive Season Three update, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® is getting another shipment of new bundles in the Store.

Whether it’s a fresh and frightening new Operator skin for Mace or weapon blueprints fit for a fight, here’s what’s live now in the Store for this week:

Mace: Guns Blazing

Mace is back, and he packs a punch to add to your loadouts.

‘Mace: Guns Blazing’ bundle features the ‘Undertaker’ skin, a new set of threads that makes this vicious operator look even more menacing. Also included is a new voice clip and Finishing Move for Mace, a watch, weapon charm, calling card, emblem, and three new weapons: the Epic “Coffin Nail” Combat Knife, the Legendary “Garrote” blueprint, and the Legendary “Drawn and Quartered” blueprint.

A Brief Breakdown on Mace’s Arsenal

The Drawn and Quartered blueprint for Assault Rifle Juliet for superior accuracy at range with multiple attachments that boost the weapon’s aiming stability and recoil control. Specifically, the Compensator helps you wrangle in the weapon’s vertical recoil, and the FSS Blackjack is great for reducing idle sway.

The included XRK CZEN Mk2 boosts your effective range slightly, making this weapon deal its max damage at nearly another dozen meters out. Topping this blueprint off is an extended magazine, which will give you enough bullets per mag to deal with a whole squad… or maybe two.

In general, this blueprint is a great weapon for mid-range engagements across Warzone and Multiplayer. Just remember: that Tac Laser is visible to enemies, so aim down sight only when it’s necessary!

Like Drawn and Quartered, the Garrote takes Submachine Gun Golf and configures it with attachments that make it easier to handle at the slight cost of mobility. You’ll have less trouble keeping that aim steady and that recoil under control with the FTAC Precision Field Stock, 300 mm Poly Barrel, and Tactical Foregrip.

Throw those three attachments together with a sleek 45 Round Mag and a picture-perfect Viper Reflex sight, and you have a weapon that can deal sustained damage even at a dozen meters out. That’s great for Warzone matches where you need a reliable option in close-quarters, but also out in open fields in a pinch.

Those who purchased the Season two Battle Pass and completed it may want to combine the Drawn and Quartered blueprint with the Shadowsight for a weapon that is a balance between accuracy and speed, or the Undertaker with the Garotte for an SMG that is an all-around lethal weapon. 

While You’re in the Store…

… why not pick up some of the other awesome bundles that were released today?

The Plunder Pack offers a boatload of new Vehicle Skins so you can show off all over the Warzone, Multiplayer, or Co-Op. Get the full lowdown on this new bundle here.

In the blueprints section, you can find the all new Avant-Garde bundle, fit for the artist or the art aficionado out there.  

The shotgun and SMG included in this bundle are splattered with lime green paint. It is truly a bold and brash paint job that’ll accent the true masterpiece that any disaster artist in training wants to make out in combat.

And, if you haven’t picked them up already, check out some of the other bundles that are rotating in the store right now from previous weeks.

We’ll see you online. Stay frosty.


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Battle the Circle Collapse in Warzone Battle Royale

Loot, kill, and survive — these are the basics for success in Warzone’s Battle Royale. Through it all, the collapsing circle of gas suffocates stragglers and forces players into an ever-shrinking arena. Your instincts might tell you to stay as far from the gas as possible, to get to the center of the safe area, but that’s not the only strategy. You can also play the edge and use the gas to your advantage.

Even if it’s not your preferred strategy, it’s worth mastering the edge. You never know when a Contract, loot, or a fight with another squad might lead you to the fringes, so it’s a good idea to get some experience playing near it. 

Read on to learn how to use the circle collapse to your advantage, and how to turn the gas from a threat into an asset.

Circle Collapse Overview

If you’re new or need a refresher, the circle collapse is the deadly gas that closes in throughout the match, forcing players into an ever-shrinking safe area. These collapses occur in waves, split between one countdown where the gas stays put and another where it closes to its new destination, indicated on the Tac Map. With each new wave the countdown shortens.

The gas inflicts periodic armor and health damage to anyone who touches it, unless the player has a Gas Mask on hand — even then, protection is only temporary.

Play the Edge

The first step toward mastering the circle is to play its edge. In your next Battle Royale match, drop right on the circle’s line, or even outside of it since you’ve got a few minutes before the first collapse. Most players drop inside the circle or in the first few zones along the flight trajectory, while dropping outside of the circle provides a bit more safety. Use that relative safety to loot up and complete a Contract to boost your early funds.

Stay near the line when the gas closes in on the first safe area. The greatest advantage of playing near the gas is the enormous cover it provides. It cuts off an entire direction from attack, reducing the number of angles you need to watch for incoming threats. As long as you pay some attention to the gas – an enemy with a Gas Mask can still flank you, after all — you’re usually safe from attack in that direction.

Grab a vehicle along the way. If there’s a lot of fighting on the edge, or if the circle collapse becomes too daunting, you can get in and drive to a safer position. Use the fast-moving ATV or Tactical Rover depending on your squad size. This is a good strategy to use at the start of a match. Drop toward a vehicle outside of the initial circle, loot up in relative safety, and then drive in closer when the first collapse begins.

And remember — always check the countdown.

Trap Your Enemies

The gas is just as deadly to the enemy as it is to you, a fact that you should use to your advantage. Always consider where you are on the map when the circle is collapsing. If you’re fighting indoors and the gas is coming, there are only so many exits toward safety. Rush outside before the enemy does, cover their most likely exit points, and wait for them to either brave it in the open against you or die to the gas. 

Have a Gas Mask? Some Stims? Maybe even a Self-Revive Kit? If you’re properly equipped and the situation arises, you can move right into the gas for critical re-positioning. Say you’re on the edge fighting in Atlas Superstore, in a stalemate, or fighting across two buildings close to each other. Head right into the gas and race for the flank. Attacks from inside the gas are the least expected. Take the enemy by surprise as they search for you within the safe area.

Look Ahead with Recon Contracts

If you’re ever in doubt on where to go next, pick up a Recon Contract. Complete the contract to view the next safe area, displayed as a yellow circle on the Tac Map. This helps you develop a better strategy. Loot up and find a defensive position within the yellow circle, and then shoot down enemy players rushing toward it when the area becomes viewable to everyone.

Rushing straight to the yellow circle, however, poses some high risks. The closer you get to the center, the more enemy players you’ll likely encounter. While there’s always some risk of being spotted, the center tends to draw the most action. You can choose not to reposition into the yellow circle right away, and instead play the edge between the current safe area and the next, looking for routes where you can cut off enemy players moving in.

Tips for Mastering the Circle Collapse

1.     When you play the edge, you may want a Gas Mask. It can save you from a collapse or give you the means to flank unsuspecting enemies. If you haven’t found one on the ground or in a Supply Box, remember that you can always purchase a Gas Mask from the Buy Station, a worthy investment for its life-saving capabilities.

2.     While you’re at it, consider purchasing a Self-Revive Kit at the Buy Station. It’s essential to getting back up on your feet, for those times when you get shot down while escaping the circle collapse. It also relieves stress on your squad, who can focus on taking out the player who got you instead of racing to your rescue and making themselves vulnerable in the process. Get up, move into the safe area, and get back into the fight.

3.     Pay attention to all the entrances and exits of buildings you encounter, for your own survival and to better anticipate where enemy players might come and go. Over time you’ll start to memorize the interior layouts of different zones. If an enemy squad traps you inside when the gas is closing in, remember your parachute: head to the roof and glide to safety. 

4.     Use Double Time If you enjoy playing near the gas but you don’t like having a vehicle in tow that might give up your position. Once you’ve grabbed the perk from a Loadout Drop, you’ll have double the tactical sprint duration, giving you the legs to book it when you most need to.

5.     Use the ping system when you’re grouped with a squad. A major part of playing the edge is to avoid the chaos at the center, but you have to be vigilant about the countdown for the circle collapse. Mark useful weapons and items to get your team equipped with minimal downtime.

Want more information on Warzone? Read the Free Official Warzone Strategy Guide for over 250 tips, an interactive atlas of Verdansk, strategies on game modes, and more. 

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Call of Duty Endowment Fearless Pack and Exclusive Warzone T-Shirt

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, the Call of Duty Endowment is releasing two limited items, one for your Operator in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare including in Warzone, and another you can wear in real life.

Show No Fear with the #CODEFearless T-Shirt – Available in Limited Quantities

Available now is the #CODEFearless T-Shirt, a special edition shirt produced exclusively in collaboration with Graph.

Inspired by the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare universe, this black, short sleeve tee features the Endowment’s logo and topographic elements from the iconic Warzone map. The shirt is a regular fit, comfortable, and lightweight tee that comes in a range of sizes. 

This American made, 100% cotton crew neck charity t-shirt is available in limited quantities, so pick one up now before they go out of stock!

100% of the Activision net receipts from this t-shirt will go to the Endowment. 

Help veterans and order your shirt here.

Call of Duty Endowment Fearless Pack for Modern Warfare including Warzone

Prepare to drop into your next Warzone, Special Ops, or Multiplayer match with a new Operator skin, assault rifle blueprint, universal camo, and more personalization options to show how Fearless you are in game.

100% of Activision net proceeds from the Fearless Pack will go to the Endowment and help with their mission of placing unemployed and underemployed veterans into high-quality jobs.

Full Details on the Fearless Pack

This pack was created in partnership with and inspired by the combat service of Medal of Honor recipient CPT Florent “Flo” Groberg. Born in France, Flo and his family moved to America when he was a teenager and he became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2001.

The Fearless Pack includes a total of 10 in-game digital items:

Venerated Mil-Sim Operator Skin – Inspired by the brave men and woman who serve the United States, this Mil-Sim skin is ready for the combat zone. 

For the Cause Assault Rifle Blueprint – This blueprint kits the weapon to make it an absolute force in close to medium range engagements. The five attachments included are the Scout Combat Optic, which provides a precision sight picture, the Corvus Custom Marksman Barrel, which increases damage range and recoil control, and a trio of attachments that boost aim down sight speed: the FORGE TAC SQS Stock, the Tac Laser, and the Stippled Grip Tape. The rifle is engraved with the date of the event of CPT Flo Groberg’s Medal of Honor actions to honor his fallen comrades. 

Steadfast Watch– Check the time with an in-game watch. The watch sports the Endowment’s logo on the nylon strap.

Stand Out Weapon Camo – Equip the special weapon camo to make any weapon stand out – literally – in your armory.

Orange Boonie Weapon Charm– Add an additional flair to your gunplay with the unique weapon charm, which should remind you to always check those corners.

Calling Cards (2) – Demonstrate your veteran support with either of these animated calling cards. Equip calling cards in Identity within the Barracks menu.

Emblems (2) – Personalize your identity with two Call of Duty Endowment emblems, both of which are animated.

Spray – Want to spray your support in-game? Rep the Endowment and leave your mark wherever your Multiplayer battle takes you with a spray that features the Call of Duty Endowment logo. 

Interview with “Fearless Pack” Inspiration and Medal of Honor Recipient Captain Florent “Flo” Groberg

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, we sat down with CPT Florent “Flo” Groberg to talk about his time serving the United States and about the Fearless Pack he helped design for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare:

Activision Games Blog (AGB): Thank you for your service. Where, when, and how long were you deployed? What did you do?

CPT Florent “Flo” Groberg (FLO): I was deployed to Afghanistan twice. My first tour was in 2009-2010, and I was in in the Eastern Province of Kunar at COP Honaker-Miracle on the Pech River. I left in December and came back in June of 2010.

My second deployment was again in Afghanistan, but this time in Jalalabad within the Nangarhar Province, and that was in 2012. I left in January of 2012 and I came back in a different state in August of that year.

The two tours were different. My first tour I led a platoon – Dagger Company 4th Battalion out of Delta Company. We were in this little combat outpost with 90 soldiers total – two different platoons – and I had 24 men under my command. 

During my second tour, I ran a personal security detail for the Brigade Commander of Eastern Afghanistan. My job was to protect him; I travelled to 45 different outstations across the country with my group of six individuals.

We had to trust each other and take care of each other – we had to be one organism, thinking and reacting the same way. On August 8, 2012, there was a pure example of a group of individuals who trained, lived, banded, and bonded together – who reacted to a threat together – with the same mindset and end state to eliminate a threat and protect the principles.

Though we lost four incredible Americans, we were able to secure the outpost, defeat the enemy, and bring some of our soldiers home.

AGB: What happened on August 8, 2012?

FLO: We landed at this combat outpost, and I had a heavy package of senior leaders in the military as well as the government. From that gate to the Governor’s Compound, where they had a meeting, is 1,100 meters.

My job was to put the principles – the main leaders – inside a diamond formation to protect them when we walked that route. Unfortunately, that day, we had too many high-ranking Colonels and Afghan Generals, so we couldn’t put everyone there, and we didn’t have an additional security element.

The entire time during that walk, we were looking for fishy things, and one of the things we noticed is that it was very quiet. Nobody was in the streets, until randomly, after 400 meters of walking, we saw a car come out of nowhere and we stopped.

Everything was eerily quiet – I’ve been in over 200 firefights my whole life, and you just know something bad is about to happen – and you have to pay attention to everything around them. And that’s what we did: 700 meters into that movement, we saw motorcycles come at full speed towards us.

That’s what killed the four guys. The craziest part is that I lived – I had a bomb blow up at my feet – but one Major, who wanted to cover our rear and was 30 feet away, was killed by shrapnel.

AGB: What is your mission now that you’re a civilian?

FLO: My purpose in life is to do something good for someone else.

Whether that’s saying “thank you” to a waiter or supporting one of the best nonprofit organizations in the country to help the men and women who served our nation and their families, I need to make sure I’m doing something positive that doesn’t benefit me.

People died for me – people made the ultimate sacrifice – and for me, it’s an opportunity – a duty – to make sure I earn it, pay it forward, and that I stop thinking about myself. I learned all that on August 8, 2012, because in eight seconds, my life completely changed, and earning the Medal of Honor gave me the platform and opportunity to help our community.



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Warzone Parachute Techniques

In Warzone, the road to victory starts with a good landing. Should you fly in headfirst and pull the parachute at the last second, or pull it early and scan the horizon as you glide to a smooth stop? In both Battle Royale and Plunder, the right approach to parachuting can make a world of difference to how your match plays out.

Read on for tips on mastering the parachute, including strategies for taking out enemies mid-air, landing on vehicles, and listening for callouts.

Parachute Overview

Let’s start with the basics. At the start of the match, choose your drop point and mark it on the Tac Map. When the flight trajectory nears your destination, it’s time to drop. On the right side of your HUD, an altimeter displays your distance from the ground and the speed that you’re falling.

In the Options menu under the Controller tab, you can ‘enable’ Parachute Auto-Deploy. If this option is not on, you MUST manually pull the parachute to open.  You can then continue to glide or cut the parachute to re-enter free-fall. You can always pull the parachute again after cutting it. Though whatever you do, don’t forget: once you manually pull and cut the parachute, its auto deploy is no longer active, so you’ll need to manually pull the chute for your final descent.  

Don’t neglect the ability to free look when your parachute is out. Unless speed is your primary concern, it’s worth gliding even for just a moment so that you can look around and see where other players are heading, or even more importantly, whether you’re being followed.

Air Battles

You’ll notice that players emit a smoke trail when dropping. This gives you a sense of where they are headed so that you can either steer a different way or track them from behind for an early kill. One of the coolest kills you can land in a Warzone match is a mid-air kill. After cutting the cord on your parachute, you can pull out a weapon in free-fall — your starting pistol in Battle Royale or your loadout weapons in Plunder and Blood Money — and fire away at other players.

It’s no easy task to shoot down an enemy Operator while you’re in free fall, but if you can get close enough and lead your shots properly, it’s entirely possible. To best situate yourself for an air attack, you should fly above and behind an enemy smoke trail. It’s best if they’ve pulled their parachute so they’re not moving as fast, but with good timing and precise shooting you can nab them in free-fall as well. Even if they’re free-falling with you, it’s a good idea to stay above them, so that you won’t immediately lose your target if they pull their parachute.

In Battle Royale, get as close as you can to make your pistol shots count. Switch between free-fall fire and maneuvering with your parachute out to stay on track with your target. In Plunder, you have more options. You can overwhelm your target with Season Three weapon blueprints like the Mighty Moe LMG (Tier 18) or opt for precision with the burst-fire Jerboa (Tier 21). It’s up to you to discover which weapon type suits you best for air battles. 

Parachuting within Verdansk

Your parachute isn’t just for dropping into Verdansk but for travelling around it as well. Jump from a high enough location and you can pull your parachute for a safe landing. Parachute off high points to reach distant Contracts or to create space between yourself and an enemy squad.

You can also use your parachute to strike against enemy Operators and squads on the ground. This is especially useful against enemies focused on another task who do not spot you first. Wait for the opportune moment when they’re not facing you and jump down to reposition behind them. If they’re particularly distracted, you and a squad mate might even get up close enough for a stealthy Finishing Move — just be ready to fire if they catch on and turn on you.

With a high jumping point and some confidence, you can use your air battle skills to shoot enemies on the ground while you’re in free-fall. This can be tricky to pull off, so have a Plan B ready — such as running into a nearby building or taking cover — in case you don’t finish them off in time. And whatever you do, don’t forget to pull the parachute before you land.

Tips for Mastering the Parachute

1.     If your parachute game needs work, play Plunder or Blood Money. Being able to respawn means you’ll have more opportunities to work on your deployment skills. Use the warmup lobby to work on air battles and air-to-ground attacks.

2.     In a team game? When you’re up high and spot enemies on open ground, consider splitting up and attacking from multiple angles. One player can open fire from up high while the others parachute down and attack from behind while the enemy is distracted.

3.     Land on a vehicle. Yes, it’s as crazy as it sounds, but entirely possible. Coordinate with your team on re-deployment to drive to your landing zone or get aggressive and plant your feet right onto an enemy Cargo Truck. It’s likely they’ll know you’re there, but you’ll have the advantage during their first moments of surprise.

4.     Be your own air-to-ground missile in Plunder. Equip a loadout with the RPG-7 and fire away at ground units. You’ll only get in one or two shots, but the blast radius inflicts serious damage. With timing and luck, you can even take out an enemy helicopter while in free-fall.

5.     Know your callouts and sounds, not so much what you will hear when dropping as what the enemy might hear when you’re coming for them. Get too close and they might hear the sounds of your parachute working. On your way down, be aware that the announcer may report your incoming presence. Always be ready for the fight.

Want more information on Warzone? Read the Free Official Warzone Strategy Guide for over 250 tips, an interactive atlas of Verdansk, strategies on game modes, and more. 

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Call of Duty®: Warzone Mode Recon: Battle Royale Duos

Duos is here for Warzone’s Battle Royale!

It’s you and your duo against the world, as you gather loot, complete Contracts, and slay the competition while you avoid the circle collapse that is about to engulf Verdansk.

Ready to fight? Grab your partner and prepare to drop into Battle Royale Duos in Warzone.

Duos Overview

In Duos, you and your partner drop into Verdansk with Battle Royale rules. If you are unfamiliar with Battle Royale, read our Mode Recon on it here.

You can either bring a buddy into the Warzone, or squad up with a random player. Once your duo readies up, participates in the pre-game lobby, and drops into Verdansk safely, your mission is to outlast all the other rival pairs of Operators.

If your duo goes down, you can revive them before they bleed out and lose their loadout. Doing so will save them a trip to the Gulag, where they will fight in a 1v1 to earn their right back into the game.

If they die in the Gulag, or perish when they return from it, you can still buy them back at a Buy Station.

While you loot and hunt around Verdansk, the circle collapse will limit the playable area, forcing squads to fight until only one remains. The last duo standing – even if only one of that squad is alive – wins the game.

Duos Strategies

Duos is quite possibly the ultimate test of friendship and teamwork; with only one other teammate to rely on, you’ll have to coordinate your strategies, make good callouts, and most importantly, hit your shots if your fellow Operator’s life is at stake.

One of the easiest strategies to implement in Duos is to work as a pair near each other. The term “watch my six” should become a standard part of your plans, as two Operators can easily cover 360 degrees of space by staying close and watching each other’s backs.

Having only two Operators per squad also creates a potential meta shift, as you may need to consolidate multiple roles onto one Operator using the Overkill perk. Assault rifle-sniper builds are great, but if neither of you has an answer for vehicles or a close-range battle with a shotgun, you may be in trouble.

Need more intel on some recommended Loadout archetypes? Check out the Warzone Strategy Guide here.

Speaking of trouble, it’s best to avoid entering – and losing – in the Gulag at all costs, given that if one squad member goes down, the lone survivor will most likely have to fight in multiple 2v1 scenarios in Verdansk. However, this situation isn’t impossible to get out of; sometimes, playing patiently and taking out full rival duos one enemy at a time can help you get a squad wipe as the underdog.

Finally, like all other Battle Royale modes, communication is a major key to victory. Agreeing on a landing zone, pinging and calling out loot locations or enemy movements, and reviving each other are all qualities of a good duo member.

Dysfunctional Duos are usually the first to die in Battle Royale, so don’t be a bad teammate, or you might just lose that BFF rather quickly… in Warzone only, we hope.

Top 5 Tips for Duos

5. Two Heads are Better than One. Communicate vocally – or with pings – and collaborate often with your duo to come up with winning strategies during your Duo games. If you’re lucky enough to have one, twin telepathy will come in handy here.

4. Consolidate Your Loadouts. Two players per squad means an Operator may have to fill multiple roles. The Overkill Perk can help you bring two Primary Weapons into combat through a Loadout Drop, but don’t underestimate the power of a Sidearm or Launcher.

3. Breach and Clear. Working in tandem to clear rooms – either of loot, of enemies, or both – is an effective strategy when heading into building-heavy areas of Verdansk, such as Downtown or the Zordaya Prison Complex. Just don’t get lost, lest your teammate discover your corpse with their killer waiting in the shadows as if it were a horror film.

2. 2v1? No Sweat. Although playing down an Operator isn’t ideal, it’s easy to turn the tide of a 2v1 scenario when you’re outside the Gulag. Try picking off one player, and when the other goes for the revive, finish the job and take them down too for the squad wipe.

1. Only as Strong as the Weakest Link. Winning a Duos match requires a bit more individual skill from each squad member than a Trios or Quads game. Practice your gunskill in Solos or in Modern Warfare® Multiplayer, and if your Duo isn’t pulling weight, you may have to sub them out… Just remember: it’s nothing personal.

We’ll see you online. Stay frosty.


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Captain Price leads the charge in a packed new Season of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® including Warzone

Welcome to Season Four of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.     

The battle is heating up in Verdansk and the Armistice is on the verge of collapse. In an effort to shore up defenses and energize both Coalition and Allegiance forces to keep pushing forward, Captain Price arrives amidst the chaos to help put an end to the ongoing conflict. This is Season Four of Modern Warfare featuring multiple new ways to play including a new Multiplayer map, Ground War battlefield, and Gunfight map alongside more modes for both Multiplayer and Warzone.

The ongoing conflict continues in Verdansk as the opposition’s plans are being slowly revealed. As the enemy is turning Coalition and Allegiance factions against one another, it’s becoming harder to know who to trust. With Ghost and Alex already on the ground in Verdansk, prepare for an even bigger fight alongside new and old friends.  

Here’s a run-down of some of the new modes, maps, and other features that players can expect to see this Season including a host of content that’s FREE for everyone. But first, the trailer:



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Warzone Content: More Ways to Play

Warzone In-Match Updates

During some Warzone Battle Royale matches, be aware of three new twists that can occur. These have an impact on the strategy and approach to gameplay and can happen in any given match without advance notice. When they happen, they will always occur mid-game. E.g. after the first drop kit and before the Gulag closes. Prepare yourself for: ‘Jailbreak’, ‘Fire Sale’, and ‘Supply Chopper’.

A ‘Fire Sale’ temporarily discounts most of the items at a Buy Station up to 80% or even gives items out completely free. A Fire Sale is the perfect time to pick up a UAV, Armor Box for your squad, or even a lethal Killstreak. During a Fire Sale buying back a fallen teammate is completely free. If you’re short on in-match Cash, a Fire Sale might be the best chance to redeploy a squadmate. Note that even during a Fire Sale, Loadout Drops are not discounted. Fire Sales only last sixty seconds, so expect Buy Stations to be crowded and prepare for a fight.

A ‘Supply Chopper’ brings a non-lethal, but heavily armored helicopter to Verdansk. The helicopter will have a lot of health, and it will require a few rounds of bullets and maybe a rocket or two to bring it down. The helicopter will not shoot at you, but make sure that while you’re distracted enemy teams don’t take advantage. Once you destroy the Supply Chopper, it will drop high quality items for players to pick up. This includes three UAVS, two armor boxes and munitions boxes, a gas mask, a grenade launcher, and tons of Cash at a minimum. Supply Choppers leave after a certain period of time, so if you want to take one out start firing right away. Remember, that after taking down a Supply Chopper, you have to collect the spoils. Watch out for enemy teams who might try to take you out during the collection or steal your hard-earned rewards. 

When a ‘Jailbreak’ occurs, all players that have been eliminated will be released back into the match. Whether you were waiting for your 1v1 in the Gulag, or had been relegated to a spectator, now you’ll have another chance. You will get a one-minute notice before a Jailbreak happens to find additional armor or secure a weapon for your returning teammates. Jailbreaks can occur any time during the middle game of a Battle Royale match, so it may be worth it to spectate, just in case. Be mindful that when a Jailbreak occurs, it’s not just your teammates that are coming back, but tons of additional enemies.  

*Note that these will only occur during some matches. A Jailbreak, Fire Sale, or Supply Chopper will not always occur during a Battle Royale match.

Modes, Weapon Changes, and More Updates to Warzone 

Three Limited Time Warzone Modes will debut during the Season:

In Juggernaut Royale, a Battle Royale mode variant, the massive Multiplayer Killstreak drops into Verdansk – three airdropped care packages, specifically, hold the Juggernaut suit. Head to one of the marked locations to capture and don the Juggernaut suit. Once you have it on, you’ll have higher health, a mini-gun, and a sweet music track to accompany you during the Warzone match. You’ll still be able to ride in vehicles and climb ladders, and your zero-fall damage will be accompanied by a ground pound of damage that impacts anyone in the immediate area. If any of the Juggernauts are sent to the Gulag, after a brief delay period, a new Juggernaut care package will be marked on the Tac-Map and deploy into Verdansk. 

Realism in Warzone follows the same rules as the Multiplayer mode. You’ll have a minimal HUD and deal increased headshot damage. Make sure you make the most of it, but fire with precision. 

Expand your squad in an intensive large team battle in Warzone Rumble. Battle in Verdansk in a 50v50 Team Deathmatch face-off. Choose your loadout before you enter a match and work with your squad to secure victory. 

Players will discover a change in weapons as new blueprints make their way to Warzone in varying frequency, allowing you to switch up your approach to battle. Learn the strengths of these weapons to be at your best in Verdansk and consider gravitating toward loadouts that fit your playstyle while you get a better feel of the latest blueprints. 

Plus, free-to-play Warzone users can experience another Multiplayer Free Access Weekend on June 12 at 10 AM PT to June 15 at 10AM PT. It will include the latest 6v6 Multiplayer Maps Zhokov Scrapyard and Hardhat, as well as a few other fan-favorites. In addition, there will also be a Gunfight playlist during the Free Access Weekend featuring seven maps primed for fun, tactical and tension-filled engagements. 

Modern Warfare Content: New Free Maps, Modes, and More

Free Multiplayer Maps for Every Playstyle

This season a trio of new maps arrive at Season Four launch, free for owners of the full version of Modern Warfare. Each new map is crafted for a distinct mode of play – Multiplayer, Ground War, and Gunfight. 

Zhokov Scrapyard – Standard Multiplayer (Launch)

Scrapyard, from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, makes its debut this season, and the small, fun, and frenetic map is just as veterans remember. Watch your six in this resting place for abandoned airplane parts as close quarters combat and even snipers can find success here. Consider equipping your weapon of choice with FMJ to fire at targets through the strewn about airplane hulls and stay on the move as this map is bound to get busy.

Barakett Promenade – Ground War (Launch)

Warzone players will be in familiar territory in Barakett Promenade, the latest Ground War map, available at Season Four launch. No need to worry about listening for the soft hum of chests but stay alert for the sounds of multiple enemies on the map. Take advantage of building rooftops to add some verticality into your playstyle or come ready for close quarters combat and do a clean sweep of the interiors. However, you choose to play, be prepared for the heavy arsenal that typically comes with a Ground War battle.  

Trench – Gunfight (Launch)

As the name suggests, this Gunfight map is a network of interconnected trenches. Although players can exit the trench to move quicker throughout the map, you’ll expose your position to the enemy, so consider your options. Fast reflexes will serve you well with any weapon and be wary of the glint should you face off with marksman or sniper rifles. 

Additional Free Content: Multiplayer Modes and Missions

Three new modes including a classic, are scheduled to arrive during the Season alongside other Multiplayer playlist, moshpits and updates:

In Team Defender, a single player must hold the flag while their teammates defend them. Use communication, intel, and powerful Killstreaks to counter the opposition. 

One in the Chamber, a classic Free-For-All party game, starts players off with weapon and a single bullet. It only takes one shot to down an enemy, but make sure it’s on target or you’ll run out of ammo. Earn additional bullets by getting kills or with a melee attack. You’ve got three lives, so make ‘em count. 

Take out your opponents in All or Nothing. In this Free-For-All mode, players have limited armaments: only a handgun and a Throwing Knife. Aim with precision and get the most kills to claim victory. 

More Missions and Challenges for Multiplayer and Warzone can be found in the Challenges tab to help you progress through the Season’s Ranks. As you do, check the Rank Progression section to find all of this Season’s ribbons, challenges that unlock with each Officer Rank. Max out your Officer Ranks to earn this Season’s weapon blueprint.  

Battle Pass System (Modern Warfare including Warzone) Content

Two Weapons and More Free Content in the Season Four Battle Pass System

The Season Four Battle Pass system features two new weapons – the Fennec SMG (Tier 15) and the CR-56 AMAX assault rifle (Tier 31) that all players in Modern Warfare including Warzone can earn free.

In addition, all players can also earn a Legendary assault rifle blueprint the ‘Blank Stare’, a Legendary watch, an SUV vehicle skin, a Legendary sniper blueprint the ‘Brookside’ for those long Warzone engagements, a Legendary handgun the ‘Gavel’, 300 Call of Duty points, and more. Get these items and more across 20 Tiers of free content, available to be earned in the Battle Pass system just by playing.

The Fennec is a fast-firing SMG with solid accuracy and excellent control. Ideal for close to medium ranged engagements, players can extend the range with the ZLR 18” Deadfall or the ZLR 16” Apex barrel attachments. Let the Fennec shine on closer quarters maps like Rust and Shoot House and progress through the Battle Pass system to unlock a Legendary blueprint in its family at Tier 85. 

The CR-56 AMAX assault rifle is extremely well-balanced with extra heat in the damage category to swiftly put down opponents. With great range and fire rate out of the box, players can kit out this weapon to increase its mobility, handling, and control to fit their playstyle. A Legendary blueprint in its family is available at Tier 100 alongside a vehicle skin, a Legendary skin for Captain Price, and Operator Missions to unlock more skins for Captain Price. 

Level up both of these new weapons to find the best custom configurations for engagements in Multiplayer or Warzone in Gunsmith.

Get More when you Purchase Battle Pass

New Operator: Captain Price, Bravo Six 

Battle Pass: After helping take down Barkov at the end of the Campaign, Captain Price gathers intel on potential recruits for Task Force 141 – an elite squadron of fighters to help take down the Russian terrorist Mr. Z. With both Coalition and Allegiance fighters on the ground in Verdansk, including one of his own – Task Force 141 Operator Ghost, Captain Price joins the fray in this ongoing fight. 

With a Battle Pass purchase, get Captain Price and his Operator Missions instantly at Tier 0 which also includes an Operator skin and Mission for Rodion, a new battle horn customization item, and a 10% XP boost that lasts the duration of the Season. Progress to Tier 100 to unlock Captain Price’s NVG-look with the ‘Nightfall’ skin in a packed tier that includes a Legendary blueprint, a vehicle skin, and more. 

Sound your battle cry with a new customization item – the battle horn. Instantly unlocked at Tier 0 of the Battle Pass, the ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ battle horn plays this familiar anthem when you charge into any fight, after an epic victory, or following a valiant defeat of brave squad mate. May you survive the Gulag and live to fight another

Ten Tips for Transitioning from Warzone to MP During the Modern Warfare® Free Access Multiplayer Weekend

Operation: Rank Up Report #0031

Day 217 – 14:11:41 PST

Somewhere in California

AGB – Lead Writer

Oh Captain! My Captain!

Welcome back, Bravo Six, and welcome back to you, Call of Duty® community, to the world of Modern Warfare Multiplayer.

We received some serious reinforcements thanks to the Free Access Multiplayer Weekend,and whether it’s your first time experiencing Multiplayer or just need a few tips to shake off some rust, this Rank Up Report has you covered.

But first, our featured Operator:

Operator of the Week

Task Force 141 is back in full swing for the Coalition, and we’re featuring the Captain himself – John Price – in his ‘Premier’ skin (left).

You can unlock this by purchasing the Season Four Battle Pass and completing his Operation Mission set, which is doing the following in order while having Price as your Coalition Operator:

1.    Get 10 Kills using a Sniper or Marksman Rifle

2.    Activate the UAV Killstreak 5 times

3.    Blind Enemies 2 times using a Flash Grenade

4.    Get 15 Kills while equipped with the Double Time Perk

We’re also breaking Rank Up Report tradition and showing off Captain Price yet again: the other image (right) is Captain Price in his ‘Nightfall’ skin, unlocked at Tier 100 of the Season Four Battle Pass. There is another set of challenges to unlock two more Price skins at that Tier, but that’s a story for another Rank Up Report.

The weapon that receives not only the honor of being the first featured weapon for Season Four, but also the spotlight of getting held by Captain Price, goes to the Fennec, the new SMG that can be unlocked for free in this season’s Battle Pass system at Tier 15. 

If you purchase the Battle Pass Bundle, you can skip right to it, otherwise you can earn it by putting in some online Multiplayer, Warzone, or Co-Op time.

Top Rank Up Tip(s)

The Free Access MP Weekend is in full swing this weekend, and if you haven’t experienced traditional Call of Duty Multiplayer yet, now is a great time to see what you’ve been missing.

Don’t be afraid to jump in and try it out; if you doubt your skills, here’s 10 tips on how to translate your Warzone skills to Multiplayer:

1. Use Everything You’ve Earned. All your progress from Warzone that includes the Fennec, which is earned at Tier 15 of this season’s Battle Pass system. Use it, and the other Battle Pass system weapons like the CR-56 AMAX, once you unlock them!

2. Diversify Your Loadouts. Although sniper rifles and assault rifles perform well across long distances in Verdansk, it’s best to have a loadout of every primary weapon class type to fit every situation in Multiplayer. This is especially important when playing on smaller maps.

3. Map Knowledge is Key. Love our Warzone Guide for finding strategies for Verdansk? Our Tactical Map Intel series does that for Multiplayer maps, so you can plan winning strategies accordingly. Check out one that we did on one of this weekend’s playable maps – Scrapyard – here.

4. 100 Health, No Armor. Weapons will feel like they behave differently in Multiplayer because there are no Armor Plates. Remember to keep your health in mind during combat and, should your screen start to go red, take some time to heal in between engagements.

5. Be Aggressive… You won’t rank up quickly by playing passive. Rotating around the map often results in more engagements. Also, sticking in one place for too long is just asking for your enemies to hunt you down, so keep moving!

6. … But Not Reckless. Especially on game modes like Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed, taking too many deaths can cost your team the game. Don’t engage in engagements you predict to be lopsided, such as when the enemy has a weapon that performs in a specific engagement type better than yours. In other words, don’t bring a shotgun to a sniper duel.

7. Practice Makes Perfect. If you enjoy Multiplayer, consider picking it up through getting the full version of Modern Warfare. Besides it being fun, it’s a great way to practice the fundamentals for Warzone and learning the ins-and-outs of nearly all the weapons you’ll find in Verdansk.

8. Blind the Eyes in the Sky. On the wrong side of the Kill-Death Ratio? Take out a launcher and shoot down enemy Killstreaks. You’ll stifle their chances of snowballing to a larger victory margin by neutralizing enemy UAVs and Personal Radars.

9. Play the Objective. Not everything is a fight to see who is left standing. If you are playing an objective game mode like Domination, capture those objective points like you would for a Recon Contract station in Warzone. Wins reward big XP bonuses, so remember this acronym: PTO – Play the Objective!

10. Be a Good Squadmate. Along with following the last two tips, a good squadmate also is patient with their allies in the field and makes clear and concise callouts.

Gunsmith Custom Creation of the Week

If I could give an 11th tip, it’d be to take full advantage of the Gunsmith Customs feature to make the weapons you have not only fit your playstyle, but also mesh with your actual style.

For me, I needed to rock out during this Free Access weekend, and I loved the design of the Lake of Fire assault rifle blueprint found in the ‘Infernal Chords’ Store bundle.

The weapon on its own – with zero Gunsmith changes – is fantastic for a Warzone loadout. From a great underbarrel launcher for dealing with vehicles to a bigger magazine for team fights, this is a great weapon out of the box.

It could also work well in Multiplayer, but this is the Gunsmith Custom Creation of the Week, so how would I kit this weapon to make it worthy of this label?

Operators, introducing the Super-Hot Fire, or SHF for short:

First of all, we’re keeping the FTAC XL Elite Comb for its aim down sight (ADS) speed benefits, since we are going to kit this assault rifle for speed rather than distance for close to medium-short range engagements.

Next, swap the 810mm Barrel for the 420mm, brought to you by the Deep Pockets blueprint found in the ‘Fool’s Gold II’ Store bundle from last Season, for a bit of gold swag and faster ADS. 

If you don’t have that blueprint, borrow the 420mm Barrel from the ‘Krampus’, a blueprint from the Season One ‘Holideadly’ Store bundle, since we’re going to use the Solozero Optics Mini Reflex sight from it anyways for a clearer sight picture.

Going back on ADS quickening attachments, we have the Stippled Grip Tape from the Ground Splitter blueprint, a part of ‘The Gatekeeper’ Store bundle released in Season Two. Along with helping with our ADS speed, it also decreases sprint to fire speed, which is the time it takes to fire your gun after sprinting.

Now let’s complete this weapon with the 12-Gauge Deputy – again, courtesy of the Ground Splitter – to cover extreme close-range engagements, a potential blind spot for this weapon. With the 12-Gauge Deputy, you have the chance to end a CQB Operator’s whole career with a well-placed spray of this powerful underbarrel shotgun.

So, what are you waiting for? You reached the end of the Rank Up Report, and unless you’re reading and playing at the same time, you’re already behind on ranking up! 

Join me and other community members playing through the Free Access Multiplayer Weekend, and I’ll see you online.

Stay frosty.


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Call of Duty® Warzone Top 10 Tips for the Community’s Hottest Drops

The Warzone map is massive, stretching from the northern mountain pass down into the urban valley, from Junkyard in the west to the industrial east. Whether you’re fighting for survival in Battle Royale or getting rich quick in Plunder and Blood Money, the better you know the map, the better your odds of victory.

Read on for tips taken directly from our free official Warzone strategy guide, tactics geared for starting the match right in the hottest drops in Verdansk.

Tips for Fighting in All Five Sectors of Verdansk

A good match starts with a good drop, and a good drop means knowing the terrain and what you can get out of it, whether you’re fighting alone or in a squad. Here are ten tips for starting the match right, separated into the various sectors of Verdansk as established in the strategy guide’s Tac Map atlas.



1.      Anticipating trouble at the Dam? Head to the hills or even the Comms Tower near Bloc 23, which will not only give you a great sightline over to the Damn, but also nearly all of Verdansk.

2.      The two Comms Towers are the highest points within the Military Base area. Although they come with a bit of risk, snipers who want to scout ahead for their squad should definitely put both of these points of interest on their radar.


3.      Scrapyard will be familiar ground for Call of Duty veterans, which may make it a hotly contested area if it is part of the safe area. Prepare for close quarters combat within the fuselages, warehouses, and office… And don’t forget to check the catwalk of Scrapyard Warehouse 3, one that’s been a notorious sniper perch for decades.

4.      If you parachute from the Atlas Superstore – especially from the pitched roof – you can land on top of the roof sections in the Parking Lot. Here, you could get some unique high ground against enemies within the lot or that are checking out of the Superstore. 


1.      The entire Hospital has an incredibly dense interior section. Search every wing, ward, and even bathroom for loot… And be prepared for close-quarters combat, which these interior spaces encourage.

The Barakett Promenade area has nearly every chain store within Verdansk – from the Public House and a Bank to Gas Stations and Electronic Stores – as well as a Fire House. If your squad wants to loot a reliable area for specific loot types, mark the Promenade down on your Tac Map.

Central and South

1.      Need to take out a squad who has a penthouse suite in Downtown? The JOKR launcher can target objects on the roof and deliver a powerful payload from the sky. Or, fight fire with fire by taking up residency on another rooftop.

2.      Your parachute is your best friend when taking the high ground in Downtown. Remember that you can pull the chute if you are taking a potentially fatal plunge and parachuting through the city could be one of the fastest modes of transportation.


3.      It is possible to reach the top of every crane in Port, although it requires some parachuting. If you do, you’ll be rewarded with one incredible 360-degree sightline that goes from across the Karst River all the way to Gulag.

4.      The Zordaya Prison Complex Yard can hold valuable loot and even vehicles, but the guard towers and wall can house enemy sharpshooters. Be cautious when wandering out onto the yard, lest you be sent to the Gulag.

Want more information on Warzone? Read the Free Official Warzone Strategy Guide for over 250 tips, an interactive atlas of Verdansk, strategies on game modes, and more. 

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Get a Jump Start Before the Infil with the Warzone Starter Pack

Whether it is your first or your 10,000th time entering Warzone™, it’s never too late to pick up the Warzone Starter Pack to get a jump-start off the Cargo Plane into Verdansk.

This bundle gives a small sample of what you can find in the Store on top of a nice boost to your COD Points reserves.

Here’s what you’ll get for just $4.99 USD SRP (or regional equivalent) when the Starter Pack launches on June 30:

500 COD Points

Right off the bat, purchasing the Warzone Starter Pack bundle nets you 500 COD Points.

Use these in combination with your current COD Point balance to purchase a Battle Pass for a Season, or one of the dozens of bundles that rotate daily in the Store. 

Normally, that would be it in terms of what you get for this price point… But this bundle has so much more in Store:

Legendary Shotgun Blueprint – Amalgam

This Legendary Blueprint of Shotgun Echo, introduced in Season Three, is the main highlight of this awesome bundle.

A phenomenal secondary to a longer-range weapon, the Amalgam will punish players who dare to challenge you in extreme-close quarters environments. With this weapon, you can pump some lead down tight corridors and clear rooms thanks to a solid combination of attachments.

In fact, the Amalgam comes equipped with five attachments – the maximum allowed on a single weapon – so you can use it right out of the pack without issue, and level it up to unlock more attachments to further customize it to your playstyle as you learn your strengths within the Warzone.

Epic Krueger Skin – Alchemist

The Austrian-born Chimera member pledged to the Allegiance is one of the two dozen plus Operators (and counting!) you can unlock and choose to play as in Warzone, and the Warzone Starter Pack unlocks him right out of the gate with a cool skin to boot.

More than prepared to tackle the hazardous conditions in Verdansk, Krueger’s Alchemist skin is a great change-of-pace option if you’re looking to play as an Operator whose mystique is second only to his elite talent and ruthless aggression for whatever assignment he is given.

Epic Calling Card – Breathing Easy and Epic Emblem – Vulture Culture

Every Operator needs an Identity not just in-game, but also in their profile. Thankfully, the Starter Pack includes two Epic-level personalization pieces in the form of a calling card and emblem.

Equip these within the Barracks to show off a bit more flair in your profile on top of the numerous other free, unlockable, and purchasable calling cards and emblems you’ll find in Warzone.

Two 1 Hour 2x XP Tokens for Battle Pass and Weapons

Rounding out this Starter Pack are two Double XP tokens that give an hour of double Battle Pass Tier earn rate, and double XP towards weapon levels.

These two separate tokens offer their own incredible boosts to your progress so you can tier up faster in the Battle Pass, as well as unlock attachments and/or camos for any weapon (that isn’t at Max Rank) you find within the Warzone or equip in your Loadouts.

If you know you’ll have a full hour of uninterrupted playtime, activate one or both tokens in the lobby before dropping into Verdansk, and reap the rewards of these two Legendary boosts as you have fun in Warzone.

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Top Ten Tips for 200-Player Quads in Warzone™

7. Chaos Control. Multi-team fights may be more commonplace, and you may be a third, fourth or possibly the tenth party to show up to the dance. Do you engage when everyone else’s resources are depleted? Or use the chaos to sneak around? Think tactically about these chaotic moments, and maybe, just maybe, your Quad will survive.

6. Trigger Control. To that point, those with an itchy trigger finger – or ones who ADS with a high-powered optic frequently – will be punished even moreso than usual in a bigger lobby. Scope glints and accidental fire can easily alert quads to your location, and that intel may be all they need to crush you from all sides.

5. Know your Role. A tip that even applies to traditional Quads, not everyone’s skillset is suited for the assault rifle / sniper rifle combo. Although those weapons fit common situations within the Warzone, there are times where a shotgun, launcher, or even a Riot Shield could be the best weapon for survival. In other words, play to your individual strengths to add up to well-rounded Quad.