Season 4 of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is finally here. With a download size that's practically bursting at the seams, Infinity Ward's new season of shootmen brings updated playlists, a new battle pass and post-Gold mastery challenges to the Modern Warfare arsenal. Meanwhile, Call Of Duty: Warzone's battle royale has been buffed up with 50-a-side firefights and three new mid-game events - including a healthy dose of prison abolition.
Season 4 of Modern Warfare was delayed from its intended launch last week, as Infinity Ward claimed it was "not the time" to push a new COD season. Blimey, thank goodness we cleared up all those nagging social issues over the last six days, eh?
Headlining this season's changes are a trio of new mid-game events for Warzone, aimed at spicing up the battle royale routine. Supply Choppers calls in a heavily-armoured, completely harmless helicopter, one that'll burst with high-end goodies and cash if your team manages to pop it. Fire Sale, meanwhile, slashes prices at buy stations by up to 80% for 60 seconds, with a chance that some gear might be given away completely free.
The third, Jailbreak (not that one), sounds an absolute riot. When triggered, all dead players - whether in The Gulag or relegated to spectate - will be returned to the battlefield en masse, effectively resetting the board. Unlike the other events, there's a one-minute warning for Jailbreak to give teams a brief window to find kit for their newly-resurrected ally.
Warzone also now features a new 50 vs 50 Rumble mode that pits two massive teams against each other in a colossal deathmatch. Contraband is a new, rare type of contract that offers a permanent Blueprint reward upon extraction, while weapons can now be brought beyond Gold with new Mastery Challenges. Each weapon comes with eight of these, with 4 playercards and 4 emblems to unlock for all 51 guns. A full changelist can be found over on the Season 4 patch notes.
As per, Season 4 is an absolute beast in file size, taking up around 45GB. Infinity Ward do seem to admit that their patches are rather ludicrous, and much of this week's update aims to compress a whole bunch of assets. Ideally, the post-updated Modern Warfare should only take up an extra 4GB of file size.
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