Call Of Duty Season 5 Roadmap Highlights A Volcano Event And New Zombies Map

Call of Duty Season 5 is titled Last Stand, and the content will launch on August 25. Activision confirms that Last Stand is the final season for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Pacific, and the roadmap includes Warzone events themed around Caldera’s volcano and details on the final zombie map.

New battle pass, operators and weapons

As expected, Season 5 will include a brand new battle pass to level for Vanguard and Warzone. Five new weapons are also added. The EX1 prototype energy rifle and RA 225 submachine gun will be within the combat pass levels, and three additional weapons will arrive later in the season.

Vanguard moves further away from a grounded World War II setting in this final season, as Last Stand will introduce operator packs for classic antagonists from previous games. Black Ops 2’s Raul Menendez, Khaled Al-Asad from 2007’s Modern Warfare, Gabriel T. Rorke from Call of Duty: Ghosts and He ‘Seraph’ Zhen-Zhen from the Black Ops series are all set to arrive sometime during the season 5.

Vanguard and Warzone Season 5 Roadmaps

War zone

New LTM and seasonal event

Call of Duty’s recurring villains are sabotaging the Caldera, which is the story that thematizes the upcoming LTM and the special event associated with this final season.

With the launch of Season 5, Operation: Last Call is a limited-time mode for the Caldera map. Activision says LTM is inspired by the multiplayer Search and Destroy mode, and players can choose to defend Caldera by defusing bombs around the island, or sabotage it by detonating the explosives at designated bomb sites.

The seasonal event is a community effort called Heroes vs. Villains, where players must choose sides and lead them to victory. Players will collect villain or hero tokens in all game modes by eliminating opponents and scratching supply boxes. The winning team’s unique weapon plan will be given to everyone who follows the event. Players will also have the chance to earn other exclusive rewards such as an animated calling card, weapon charm, melee weapon plan, a clock and more.

Caldera's Peak
Caldera’s Peak

POI changes and new Gulag for Caldera

Caldera’s Peak is on the verge of an eruption, creating landscape changes in and around the sight. Players must avoid the lava flows and watch for molten rocks shooting down from the volcano.

Gulag is finally getting a new design. This is described as a new volcanic-themed Gulag inspired by an old favourite. Based on the one image shared by Activision, it’s possible that this is a reskin of the original Gulag Showers from Verdansk.

New features

Season 5 will also add some new features to spice things up on Caldera with Doomsday Stations, Rage Serum and new ways to call in a UAV.

The new Doomsday Station will be a seismic unit found only in Caldera’s primary game mode. Triggering the device will cause enemy helicopters to surround the station, deploying soldiers to attack the area. Defending Doomsday Station will reward powerful items for the battle. However, only one Doomsday Station will appear per match, and players will also need $10,000 to activate it.

The Supply Box UAV Killstreak will give players a way to track loot. It will mark nearby unopened supply boxes on the player’s Tac Map for around 15 seconds. Supply Box UAV Killstreak will be found in supply boxes or for purchase at a buy station.

Personal supply boxes will allow players to grab the cargo and get an XP boost, but these new boxes are extremely rare.

Rage Serum is a new field upgrade for Caldera, which allows players to become wildly unstable, resulting in a wildly effective boost for close combat. This includes buffed melee damage, increased lunge distance, and improved stun power while fighting with melee weapons or fists. However, those using Rage Serum will become taller and have a more negative reaction while stunned or flashed.

Vanguard MP and zombies

Vanguard’s latest season includes two new maps. Beheaded is a map that arrives at launch, which is described as a small, war-torn Times Square setting built for fast-paced action. The Fortress will be the final map coming later in the season, which is a medium-sized Mediterranean map with nearby interiors with rooftop access.

Zombies will conclude the Dark Aether story with The Archon, which is a brand new turn-based map set in the Dark Aether. Activision says Treyarch will reveal details about the map and main mission at a later date.

While the packs haven’t been detailed yet, Activision’s blog post seemed to vaguely confirm the previously leaked operator skins for Hazel and Cha-Cha from Netflix’s Umbrella Academy. More details about the collaboration will probably come closer to the launch.

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