Activision has just revealed its season one battle pass for Call of Duty Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. The newest installment in the yearly FPS series is set to receive its first season content this December 16.
In addition to this new unlockable content, Treyarch has already revealed that the first season will integrate gameplay tuning updates for multiple weapons, efficiently shaking up the meta for players who are getting too familiar with the game.
It’s been over a month since Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War was launched in the market and Activision already has its eyes set on the future with the first season. New content is being added across the board, even in the game’s main story campaign.
A recently released trailer shows off the post-campaign content players can anticipate, circling a menacing ex-KGB agent called Viktor “Stitch” Kuzmin, a treacherous man with a grudge against Russell Adler. Players can also expect the return of Nova 6, a monstrous chemical agent introduced in the past Black Ops games.
Multiplayer fans are surely aren’t being left in the dark, though as the developers are preparing them for the first season’s release by outlining the battle pass on the official Call of Duty blog. Players who purchase the battle pass will get access to the nefarious Stitch as a new playable operator.
Stitch will be immediately available at tier 0 and will come with an exclusive set of multiplayer objectives that will unlock new skins. The battle pass also introduces two new weapons. First, fans will be able to obtain the Mac-10 SMG, a new gun with a faster fire rate compared to any of the five SMGs currently available in the game. It’s an efficient close combat gun but does have a lot of recoil.
Second, players will also be getting access to the Groza assault rifle, a great long-range option with a decent fire rate and bullet velocity. Both of these guns should cause a lot of chaos in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.
While there are surely be plenty of Call of Duty players who are hyped by the upcoming new content, there is no lack of controversy for the development team to overcome too. Countless players have rallied to criticize the game’s Skill Based Matchmaking system, which prioritizes skill level when gathering players together for a multiplayer match.
While various previous Call of Duty games utilize SBMM, multiple modern players have denounced that the system is particularly arduous in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, and are demanding its removal.