CoD: Warzone 2 And Modern Warfare 2 Season 2 Start Times And Details
A new season of Call of Duty means a new battle pass, more weapons, operators, and a brand-new Raid.
A new season of Call of Duty is just around the corner, and the Season 2 update should bring more weapons, operators, and a new battle pass to both Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. Here is everything we know about the big Season 2 update, including the new Ashika Island map for Warzone 2, a seasonal wipe for DMZ, and more.
Call of Duty Season 2 start times
The Season 2 update will launch a bit later than expected, as it will be available beginning February 15. These updates usually go live at around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.
What to expect from Season 2
Call of Duty seasons typically bring a brand-new battle pass with new weapons, operators, and a slew of cosmetics. Season 2's artwork officially revealed the previously leaked return of the Ronin operator from Modern Warfare 2019, and there's a brand-new map coming to Warzone 2.
The updates for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 will include additional weapon balancing and bug fixes as well.
Ashika Island will serve as Warzone 2's smaller, secondary map for DMZ and respawn modes in battle royale. Ashika Island features seven main points of interest, including Treyarch's Castle map, which was originally featured in Call of Duty: World at War.
In addition to the new map, Warzone 2 will receive several major changes in Season 2, including an overhaul to the looting, inventory systems, and cash economy. Al Mazarh is also downsizing the Gulag to a 1v1 arena for a more traditional experience.
DMZ is getting a fresh start for Season 2. The mode's progression is getting wiped, meaning players will lose any keys or Contraband loot in their inventory. Faction mission progress will also be reset, and a brand-new set of missions will be introduced. Here is everything you need to know about DMZ's upcoming reset and all the major Season 2 changes.
The developer announced some much-needed quality-of-life updates for DMZ, which will include more stability, adjustments to overpowered AI, and improved scaling of the difficulty in faction missions as the tiers progress.
Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty's Hardcore multiplayer mode will be returning. Treyarch's competitive Ranked Play mode is also confirmed for Season 2, but details on maps, modes, the ranking system, and rewards will be revealed prior to launch.
Players can expect a brand-new Raid episode. These three-player episodic Raids continue Modern Warfare 2's story with a mix of stealth, action, and puzzle-solving objectives. Episode One: Atomgrad launched with Season 1 Reloaded, and Infinity Ward confirmed a new Raid episode would be added for each season.
Call of Duty looks to bring slightly more community engagement to Modern Warfare 2. One week per month, Infinity Ward will create a Twitter poll for fans to vote on one of that week's playlists from a rotating pool of playlists.
Unfortunately, a new standard multiplayer map hasn't been announced yet. If Season 2 follows past seasons of Call of Duty, there will likely be one map arriving at launch, and then a second map could drop during the mid-season "Reloaded" update.
Additional multiplayer updates will include perk and weapon balancing changes, and a Valentine's Day-themed playlist has been teased.
Most recently, Modern Warfare 2 added the Chimera assault rifle and the Shipment map as part of Season 1 Reloaded. There's also the recently added CDL playlist to let players play like the pros. While it doesn't have a ranking system or leaderboards, it still follows the maps, rules, and restrictions used by the pro players in the Call of Duty League.