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Warzone Season 5 – Update 1.40 Patch Notes, File Size, & Release Date/Time

Warzone Season 5 is right around the corner now – here is everything we know so far about the upcoming patch notes.

The next seasonal update for Warzone is finally upon us, and there is plenty to look forward to. In fact, we already know most of the content coming in Warzone Season Five.

Check out the early patch notes for the upcoming season of Warzone to get a sneak-peek at everything coming to Verdansk later this week.

When is Warzone Season 5 Coming Out?

The new season will officially kick off very soon. The Warzone Season 5 update was supposed to go live at August 11 at 9 PM ET / August 12 at 12 AM ET. however this has since been delayed to an unknown time later this week.

Players will be able to pre-load the update beforehand, so make sure to check if you can download the new patch already.

File Sizes

  • PS5:
    • 13.7 GB 
  • PS4:
    • 13.7 GB 
  • Xbox Series X | S:
    • 13.2 GB 
  • Xbox One:
    • 13.2 GB 
  • PC:
    • 19.3 GB (Warzone Only)
    • 21.7 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare) 

Don’t miss the Black Ops Cold War Season 5 patch notes here too!

Warzone Season 5

Call of Duty Warzone Update 1.40 Patch Notes

Here is everything new that is coming in the Warzone Season 5 update:

Season 5 ‘Rush’ Gulag

First up, there will be a brand-new Gulag in Warzone Season Five, but it will be familiar to long-time Call of Duty fans. This is because it is based on the classic, paintball-themed map, Rush.

Find out more info about the new Rush Gulag in Warzone Season 5.

Call of Duty Warzone Rush Gulag in Season 5

Combat Scout Perk

The Season 5 update is also introducing two new Warzone-specific Perks, the first being Combat Scout. This will be perfect for aggressive players who like to push enemies.

Here is how the Combat Scout Perk works in Warzone.


Tempered Perk

The second Perk coming in the Warzone Season 5 update is Tempered. This is great for players who want to tank more damage and armor up more quickly.

Find out all of the details about the Tempered Perk in Warzone.

Call of Duty Warzone Tempered Perk in Season 5

New Broadcast Station POIs

Additionally, there will be new Broadcast Station POIs added to Warzone’s Verdansk map in the Season 5 update. What they do is not known yet, however, they will play a major part in the upcoming Warzone event called ‘The Numbers’.


Tec-9 SMG

The first new weapon in Warzone Season 5 is the Tec-9. This SMG will be a powerhouse at range, thanks to its low recoil.

Find out how to unlock the Tec-9 in Warzone and Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone TEC-9 SMG

EM2 Assault Rifle

Warzone Season 5 also has a new assault rifle to unlock – the EM2. This fully automatic assault rifle has a slow fire rate, but will be very easy to control with its built-in optic.

You’ll want to learn how to unlock the EM2 as soon as possible!

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Black Ops Cold War & Warzone EM2 Assault Rifle

Cane Melee Weapon

For all you Warzone players who like to eliminate enemies in style, the Cane might be the melee weapon for you. Although, bringing a cane to a gunfight isn’t usually recommended…

Here’s how to unlock the Cane in Warzone and Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Cane Melee Weapon

Kitsune Operator

Last, but certainly not least, is the new Warzone Season 5 Operator, Kitsune. A cybersecurity expert and master thief from Japan, she now works for Perseus.

You can find out how to unlock Kitsune here.

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 5 Kitsune Operator

You can find out the full list of official patch notes for Warzone Season 5 here, courtesy of Raven Software.

Meanwhile, Warzone is “a nightmare” for casual players. Let’s hope that the Season 5 update makes the game more enjoyable for the average player.

However, even the top Warzone streamer in the world has had enough. That’s right, NICKMERCS has quit Warzone to play Apex Legends.

Finally, not all hope is lost yet though. Popular Call of Duty YouTuber JGOD believes Warzone isn’t dying after all.

(Source: Call of Duty Blog)

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Wednesday 11th of August 2021

I haven't been able to play the game since season 3 80s actions update.. the game just crashes after 10 min with no errors even at the menu screen and results i tried reddit.. youtube for fixes and nothing..i hope this update fixes it..i still have hope...


Wednesday 11th of August 2021

Any news if the XP in Plunder will be fixed this update. Going up 1 level every 5 games isnt realistic!

Charles T

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

More garbage. No updated security for cheating or nex gen upgrades. Can’t wait for this game to die off come end of the year when people have better choices.