Call of Duty Season 4 is out today with a new update, and you can experience new content in both Warzone and Vanguard, including a new map. The theme this time around is Mercenaries of Fortune, with a focus on a group of former allies who are now at odds over a stash of gold. At the start time, you will be able to see if that treasure is worth betraying your friends for.
Call of Duty Season 4 Start Times
Season 4 updates will be available for download at 9 am PT/12 pm PT on June 21 for Vanguard and at 9 am PT/12 pm PT on June 21. .
What to expect from season 4
New operators, weapons, and a limited-time Warzone event
The Mercenaries of Fortune roadmap details a new set of Operators coming to Vanguard and Warzone with the introduction of Special Operations Task Force Immortal. As is often the case with new seasons, players can expect the Season 4 battle pass to include 100 tiers of new content, with two new DLC weapons in the free tiers.
Special Operations Task Force Immortal will include Vanguard’s Captain Butcher as the operator found in the premium tiers of the Season 4 Battle Pass. Task Force Immortal’s Callum Hendry and Ikenna Olowe will arrive later in the season, presumably as bonus packs. cosmetic operators in the game store.
The new Marco 5 machine gun and the UGM-8 light machine gun will be found in the free tiers of the battle pass. Later in the season, unlock challenges will become available for the Push Dagger melee tool and Vargo-S assault rifle.
Warzone’s Mercenaries of Fortune event will work similarly to previous Call of Duty events with a set of eight challenges to complete for rewards such as a reticle, weapon charm, emblem, decal, and calling card. , as well as weapon camouflages. Completing all eight challenges will unlock a gold skin for the Warzone armored SUV.
New Resurgence map, Caldera updates and new features
Mercenaries of Fortune brings the new Fortune’s Keep Resurgence map, which Activision says is roughly the same size as Rebirth Island, and will feature similar respawn action and close quarters. Fortune’s Keep is themed around a mercenary hideout built on an island, featuring a luxurious town and castle. A first tour of Fortune’s Keep can be seen in the reveal trailer for the new map.
Activision confirmed with the Season 4 roadmap that Fortune’s Keep will not permanently replace Rebirth Island, but the old map will be temporarily unavailable.
For Caldera, players can expect quite a few changes to the island. One of the biggest updates is that Season 4 will remove 50% of the vegetation on the island to improve visibility on the map. In addition to being able to see better, players will also have more looting opportunities. The roadmap details more than a dozen points of interest that have been changed or added to Caldera, such as mercenary camps and multiple buildings in the Capital. The Storage point of interest also returns from the old Verdansk map.
Additional features for Warzone’s Caldera map include ATMs that get extra money for Plunder modes and the introduction of armored SUVs.
Golden Plunder will be Caldera’s next Limited Time Mode. Golden Plunder’s ruleset is similar to Plunder’s Blood Money variant, but with a higher player count of 120. Players will drop more cash upon death, and the amount of cash required to win is increased to $5 million.
New maps and mode
Players can look forward to two maps for Season 4. Coming to the season launch is the USS Texas 1945, which is the “reimagining” of the battleship map from Call of Duty: WWII. Later in the season, players will get the new Desolation map, which is described as a small to medium sized map set in a dense village filled with destruction.
Call of Duty’s Blueprint Gun Game multiplayer mode makes its Vanguard debut. Just like in a standard Gun Game match, players want to be the first to progress through all 18 weapons to win the round robin match. Players must eliminate an enemy to move on to the next weapon, but they can knock other players back by engaging them, which will cause the opponent to move back one weapon.
The traditional Zombies mode returns
Originally appearing in Call of Duty: World at War, the Shi No Numa map returns to bring a classic round-based zombie experience to Vanguard. Treyarch has ditched the Vanguard objective-style maps in favor of a more traditional Zombies experience, and Shi No Numa will be an “improved” version of this classic map.
Treyarch says that players can expect this version of Shi No Numa to include a new area to explore, secondary Easter Eggs, a Wonder Weapon quest, and more. While Treyarch hasn’t confirmed if it will work the same way, Wonder Weapon is shown in Activision Roadmap Blog it is very similar to the Wunderwaffe DG-2 Wonder Weapon that was originally featured on the Shi No Numa map. This version will also include the traditional Flogger and Shi No Numa’s electrical traps, but players will still have access to Vanguard features like the Altar of Covenants and Tome of Rituals.
The improved map is also getting a new story quest tied to Treyarch’s ongoing Dark Aether narrative. This main Easter Egg is described as a “multi-step quest culminating in a devastating battle”, and completing the quest in its entirety will reward players with a calling card.
In other Call of Duty news, Activision also revealed Warzone 2.0 releases “soon” after the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Here’s the first trailer revealed for Modern Warfare 2, and the campaign mission “Dark Water” from the game was also featured at the recent Summer Games Fest.
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