Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone will have new content to enjoy when the Modern Warfare Season 5 Reloaded update releases tonight, including new modes, a new weapon, and a new playable operator. One of the biggest draws for Season 5 Reloaded is a Gunfight Tournament that will be available to everyone through a playlist as part of the first-person shooter’s free access weekend scheduled August 28 to September 2.
The last Gunfight Tournament in Modern Warfare happened this July, offering players the chance to earn rewards such as special weapon blueprints for advancing through multiple 2v2 battles with pre-determined loadouts. The newest tournament is the third hosted in 2020, with victors able to win XP, high-tier cosmetics, and “bragging rights,” according to the Activision Games Blog.
Another big draw to this Gunfight Tournament, which has ties to Modern Warfare‘s upcoming Games of Summer event testing players on skills like parkour and precision shooting, is a brand-new map. Some matches will take place on the pitch within Call of Duty: Warzone‘s Verdansk Stadium. This will be a smaller play space than usual, according to Activision, so to compensate there will be obstacles like tents and crates all around for players to use as cover.
Because access to the Gunfight Tournament will be free this upcoming weekend, Activision says it will be good to enter, “If you have a friend that hasn’t tried the full version of Modern Warfare or are a Warzone player looking to hone your skills.” Though the specific cosmetic rewards available through the tournament have not been specified, Activision describes them as “prestigious.”
As part of the Season 5 Reloaded update, players can also expect new content specific to the battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone. Activision announced Warzone‘s King Slayer game mode in its blog post today, which sets players in a large-scale Team Deathmatch where the circle of deadly gas that typically encroaches on one spot will instead move around the map.
Activision has been emphasizing its battle royale title as time goes on, with plans to reveal Treyarch and Raven Software’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in Warzone this Wednesday. However, it will likely be a little while before that game releases, which should give fans of the franchise plenty of time to dive into content like Modern Warfare‘s free access Gunfight Tournament.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Activision Games Blog