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Call of Duty’s season 6 update blows up Verdansk, adds new maps

What’s next for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone?

A new season is coming to both Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Season 6 is scheduled to start on Oct. 7, and the update brings some interesting changes to Verdansk, introduces new characters, and rolls out a host of other changes. Verdansk is getting blown apart in the course of the story, opening new tactical options for players hunting down their foes.

In a blog post on the official Activision site, the developer entails some changes that players can expect in the new season. The first set of changes are detailed for Warzone, and are as follows:

New Points of Interest - Fissures crack open the Stadium and Downtown; strange and previously unknown WWII-era bunkers are revealed

New Gulag - A return to a familiar 1v1 combat arena

Regiment Transition Begins - Update your active Regiment by October 5 prior to a freeze to prepare for shift to the new new Group Clan system

While these are a few of the bigger changes, Raven Software will issue patch notes next week that detail new modes, an item pool upgrade, and additional balance changes. Meanwhile, Black Ops Cold War is also receiving some new goodies, including lots for the game’s Zombies mode.

“Forsaken,” the Final Chapter of Black Ops Cold War Zombies - Experience the epic conclusion to Black Ops Cold War Zombies, complete with a new Perk, a new Wonder Weapon, new Main Quest, and more.

Additional Zombies Updates - PhD Slider makes its debut, and the Hand Cannon and ARC-XD arrive as Support Weapons in Outbreak and round-based maps

Treyarch Black Ops Cold War Zombies Recap - Prepare for a deeper dive into the events leading up to “Forsaken” from Treyarch

Onslaught - Prepare for Onslaught Elite and the journey deep into Adler’s mind.

Call of Duty: Warzone season 6 roadmap Image: Treyarch/Activision

In addition, there are some new maps for players to explore in the new season, which are described in a blog on the PlayStation site.

Deprogram (6v6, Launch): Enter Adler’s broken mind in a wild map representing different fragments of his memories, stitched together for epic and surreal 6v6 combat. Use the Red Doors to travel between memories, setting up power positions and expert plays.

Amerika (6v6, Launch): A secret military facility in the heart of the U.S.S.R., Amerika represents a Soviet facsimile of an American Main Street. Battle through a prop town featuring a pizza shop, theater, and Burger Town mock-up.

Gluboko (2v2 and 3v3, Launch): Fight in small team operations in an underground vault beneath KGB headquarters. Expect fast-paced, rapid-fire engagements as fights spill out around the main briefing table.

Some changes in season 6 will be coming to both games. For instance, there are new Operators: Fuze and Alex Mason, who join the game with some powerful explosives. There are five new weapons, including a lever-action shotgun, that can be earned via the season pass and in-game challenges. There will also be new prestige levels.

For Call of Duty fans who are more interested in scaring than shooting, The Haunting is a Halloween event scheduled to run from Oct. 19 through Nov. 2. In 2020, Activision launched The Haunting of Verdansk, and we may see how the event changes for season six and a new year in the coming weeks.

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