Your patch notes are here for the MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 2 update – here’s what’s new in Season 2:

MW2 Season 2 Patch Notes

New Weapons

MW2 & Warzone 2 is getting 5 new weapons in Season 2!

The following weapons will be available on February 15:

  • Crossbow – Marksman Rifle
  • Iso Hemlock – Assault Rifle
  • KV Broadside – Shotgun
  • Dual Kodachis – Melee

In addition, these weapons will be dropping mid-season:

  • Tempus Torrent – Marksman Rifle
  • Shuriken – Lethal Equipment

Here’s how to unlock all of Season 2’s new weapons in-game!


New Multiplayer Maps

  • Zaya Observatory (Battle Map)
  • Al Malik International (Battle Map)
  • Valderas Museum (Core Map)
  • Dome (Core Map)

New Operator

Ronin makes his return in MW2 as part of the Season 2 Battle Pass.

UPDATE: The full MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 2 patch notes have now been revealed!

Check out the FULL PATCH NOTES here!

Season 2 Battle Pass

MW2 & Warzone 2’s second Battle Pass is also dropping on February 15, offering up 100 tiers of rewards for players.

Don’t forget to check out how the new Battle Pass works, if you’re still confused.

And find out which Battle Pass tokens carry over to Season 2 here!

New Modes

There will be 5 new modes available on February 15:

Mid-season, the following modes will also arrive for premium game owners:

  • All or Nothing
  • Drop Zone
  • One in the Chamber
Infected in MW2

Audio Changes (Multiplayer)

MW2 Multiplayer is getting new audio tweaks as Infinity Ward introduces further advanced audio occlusion to the game.

Weapon Balancing

One of the most anticipated updates in MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 2 is its weapon balancing. While we don’t know what’s to come just yet, some of Warzone 2’s most overpowered weapons need a serious nerf.

We’ve seen quite enough of the RPK and Fennec combo. And players are calling for the return of the one-shot sniper in the Battle Royale.

Check out every weapon buff and nerf in Warzone Season 2 here!

Warzone 2 Season 2 Patch Notes

Ashika Island & Resurgence

Ashika Island is Warzone 2’s first new map and it will be available in both Battle Royale and DMZ modes.

The map features World at War’s Castle as a POI, as well as residential areas, a port, beach club, and more. Ashika Island offers fast-paced close-quarters combat, and will be a welcome return to Resurgence modes.

It also brings with it the following features:

  • New Contract – Search and Seizure
  • New Public Event – Data Heist
  • New Feature – Restore Honor – Pick up dog tags from killed players for a small cash boost and UAV ping
  • New AI Soldier – the Rusher

Check out a full breakdown of Ashika Island in Warzone 2 here.

And it looks like there’s even a popular returning Warzone 2 mode that’s in the game files but is yet to be announced.

Warzone 2 Ashika Island Map
First look at Warzone 2 Ashika Island Map

DMZ Changes

Warzone 2’s DMZ mode is getting a full reset, rolling back progress for all players in the extraction shooter mode.

Here’s what progress is resetting in DMZ.

What’s more, a new Crown faction is coming to the game, however only MW2 owners will have access to their missions.

Activision is also making changes to the existing Faction Missions, changing them to make them more accessible and less of a grind early on.

DMZ players will now infiltrate Al Mazrah in a series of improved spawn points.

Gulag Changes

The Gulag is now a 1v1 experience once again in Season 2, and fans will be happy to see that the Jailer is also leaving.

The Al Mazrah Gulag has seen some changes that will better suit the arena to a 1v1 gunfight, and there’s a new array of weapons and ground loot available to get your hands on.

Cash has also been added to the ground, and more money is granted as a reward for winning your 1v1, making the regain easier.

Warzone 2 Gulag location

Looting Changes

Say goodbye to killstreak spam, as Medium and Large backpacks are now gone from Warzone 2. All players now drop with a Small Backpack, as well as an Armor Plate Vest with three slots.

Loot dropped by players will now spill onto the ground in front of them, and all containers will also drop floating loot, rather than lock you into a menu.

Cash piles found from ground loot have a minimum value of $800 and Cash Register piles will now contain a minimum of $500 (previously $100).

Loadout Drops

Loadout drop prices at Buy Stations are getting a price reduction, as are Primary Weapons that you purchase outright.

What’s more, Buy Stations will now have an unlimited stock of Loadout Drop Markers on sale.

Loadout Drop events will take place on both the first and fifth circle of each match, providing one more chance to get your custom weapons for free. And there’s even a small chance of finding a Loadout Drop Marker while looting, for lucky players.

Loadout Drop

Stronghold & Black Site Changes

Now that loadouts are more readily-available, Strongholds are getting some tweaks.

New loot will be present in the highly-contested locations, ensuring that players don’t lose interest in the AI hotspots. Speaking of AI, there are some big changes to computer-controller opponents that you should be aware of.

AI & Enemy Tuning

Adjustments have been made to AI combatant damage, making computer controller enemies less lethal in both Battle Royale & DMZ.

The number and type of enemies that spawn in-game have been tweaked, and their accuracy at range has been reduced.

AI will still be a threat to be respected, but it should no longer be quite so deadly.

Warzone 2 DMZ Factions

Custom Perk Packages

Like in Warzone 1, Perk Packages are available to edit once again in Warzone 2 Season 2.

While previously, players were locked to preset packages (some of which gave a huge advantage in-game), now players will be selecting their Perks manually.

However, not all Perks will be available right away, with more being reintroduced over time.

Plating Movement Speed

Players will now see a ‘slight increase to movement speed while plating’, allowing them to escape enemies while healing up.

Plating players will also be able to burst through doors while plating up, if they want to take cover.

Redeploy Drones

Redeploy Drones are back in the Warzone 2 Season 2 update. Fans will recognize the feature from Warzone 1, where they were known as Redeploy Balloons.

These locations will be exclusive to Ashika Island, where they’ll allow players to grapple into the air and redeploy their parachutes to move around the map fast.

Warzone 2 Redeploy Drones

Combat Record

Finally, the long-awaited Combat Record feature, which allows players to view their in-game stats, will be available on February 15.

Activision assures fans that Combat Record will arrive in Season 2, finally allowing us to see how we’re performing in-game.

However, bear in mind that your stats will only track from Season 2 onward.

MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 2 Update Release Time

The MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 2 update will go live on Wednesday, February 15, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT.

Update: Warzone & MW2 Season 2 is now live!

MW2 & Warzone 2 Season 2 Update File Size

Now that the Season 2 update is available to pre-load on PlayStation consoles, reports indicate that the major MW2 & Warzone 2 update clocks in at around 22 GB.

On Xbox, the update appears to be 30 GB in size, but PC players are seemingly being asked to install a whopping 60 GB!

We knew each platform’s file size would differ slightly, but this is certainly more variation than we were expecting.

Make sure you know how to pre-load the Season 2 update so you’re ready for launch!