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Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 kicked off a week ago, bringing new experiences to Warzone players. The new iteration of the battle royale introduced the new Fortune’s Keep map, a plethora of weapon balancing changes, updates to Caldera, and new in-game events, among other things. It’s been a terrific season so far; players have generally liked the new additions and changes. There has been some controversy over Raven Software’s quick nerf of the Taped Grip attachment, but that will subside eventually. While Season 4 has been a success so far, fans are already wondering when Season 5 of Warzone is set to begin.
Call of Duty seasons usually run like clockwork; a new season begins, and then around a month and a half of steady updates are released. Around this time, the mid-season Reloaded update will launch, giving fans access to new content and more updates. A few weeks after that, the new season will arrive and start the whole process over again. Barring a delay, this timeline is expected for Season 4 of Warzone, meaning Season 5 is likely around two months away. While things can still change, we do actually have a preliminary date for the next season.
Season 5 of Warzone start date
As of right now, the Season 4 battle pass is set to expire on Aug. 24. Every Call of Duty battle pass has an expiration date to show fans how long they have to unlock that season’s rewards. Traditionally, the new season and battle pass begin directly after the current one expires. This means that fans can expect Season 5 of Warzone to begin around Aug. 24 or 25; this also applies to Vanguard.
With the new Modern Warfare II title releasing on Oct. 28, this will presumably be the last season for Vanguard and the current version of Warzone. Activision seems eager to begin the MWII life cycle, and only having five seasons means they can turn their attention to that game even quicker. However, fans of Warzone still have to wait after that, as Warzone 2.0 isn’t expected to release until late 2022, after MWII’s launch.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.