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Call of Duty: Warzone’s new season gets spooky with a Halloween event and a pet vampire bat

Season 6’s roll-out delivers four maps, a subway system, and holiday treats

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The rollout road map for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone’s Season Six will include a Halloween-themed event toward the end of October, plus five new multiplayer game types, after Sept. 29’s huge update goes live.

Infinity Ward offered a preview of what’s to come in the rest of the month on Monday. The stuff available beginning Sept. 29 at 2 a.m. ET includes two new operators and four new multiplayer maps for Warzone, plus a subway system to help fighters traverse Verdansk. That was previewed at the end of last week.

Of the new maps, two — Mialstor Tank Factory and Broadcast — are core mode multiplayer spaces. Station and Verdansk Riverside will host Gunfight and Ground War matches, respectively. Killstreak Confirmed, a variant on the Kill Confirmed game type, also joins Warzone with the Tuesday update. In it, players’ killstreaks won’t reset on death, “so you’ll want to rush for tags as fast as possible to earn your Killstreaks.” But staying alive will allow players to “wrap” killstreaks, by earning the same streak reward multiple times.

Image: Infinity Ward/Activision

A new season brings with it a new Battle Pass, serving both Modern Warfare and Warzone. Today’s post has a lot more on what’s available. Buying in at 1,000 COD Points ($9.99 gets you 1,100) gives players instant access to Farah, who returns as a playable operator. Getting a battle pass bundle for 2,400 COD Points ($19.99) includes skips for up to 20 tiers out of the 100 in the pass. At tier 100, players unlock Nikolai as an operator. They also get a blueprint for a legendary VSS Assault Rifle, plus a Halloween skin for the Cargo Truck.

Battle pass owners can also unlock Edward, a pet vampire bat that can be used to slay opponents as a finishing move.

A vampire bat attacks a player in a screenshot from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare/Warzone Image: Infinity Ward/Activision

As for how big all the patch is, that’s always a hot topic. Console players will find it more modestly sized than past updates, with the PlayStation 4 update coming in at 19.3 GB and the Xbox One at 22.66 GB. PC players with Modern Warfare must download 57 GB, or 25.5 GB if they have Warzone only.

However, full-version owners on console will have to download the Compatibility (8 GB) and Survival (5.9 GB) packs to access Multiplayer, Special Ops, and Survival modes. Survival is available to PS4 players immediately, and Xbox One and PC players on Thursday, Oct. 1.

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