UPDATE: The official Season 2 Reloaded patch for Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War has now rolled out and weighs in between 4GB and 15GB across PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms.

Full patch notes have been shared and can be found here, confirming all the latest weapon tunings, maps and modes. Activision has also confirmed the official launch schedules for Call of Duty Warzone, which can be found below.

The Call of Duty Warzone update release time has been set for 7am GMT, on Wednesday, March 31.

The Activision team has also confirmed that install sizes for both games will be reduced as part of the new Mid-Season patch being released this week, telling gamers: “Along with the ability to remove individual modes that are no longer played, owners of the full Modern Warfare experience will see more space freed on their platform of choice. However, those who want to continue playing Campaign, Multiplayer, and/or Special Ops will need to reinstall the optimized Content Packs, which will be released alongside and shortly after the Season Two Reloaded update.

“Following the update, the Warzone file size will be reduced by between 10.9 GB and 14.2 GB, and the Modern Warfare/Warzone file size will be reduced by between 30.6 GB and 33.6 GB, depending on your platform.”

ORIGINAL: Season 2 of Call of Duty Warzone and Black Ops: Cold War is getting a mid-season update, with new maps, modes and content launching this week.

And while we don’t know the exact Call of Duty Warzone update release date or time, more news is being shared soon. According to developers Treyarch, Cold War Season 2 Reloaded patch notes will be shared later today, March 29.

This is expected to cover all the big changes coming to Black Ops Cold War, but it’s unclear if there will be references made to Warzone. Raven Software is now in charge of developing Warzone, meaning we might have to wait a little longer for that information.

We don’t know when exactly the new patch notes will be shared by Treyarch, but we would expect them to arrive during the evening in the UK.


Activision has not shared its full schedule to release the big Season 2 Reloaded update for Call of Duty Warzone and Cold War. The good news is that patch notes are being shared on March 29, which means we will find out more in the coming hours.

Based on previous patches, the next Call of Duty Warzone update looks set to arrive between Tuesday, March 30 in the UK. The full Black Ops Cold War patch is expected to be available to download and play after 5am GMT.

Speaking about its plans for the new mid-season update for Call of Duty, Treyarch shared this information:

“Prop Hunt will return in next week’s mid-season update with Miami Strike and Satellite added to the map rotation, along with new props! Miami Strike comes to 6v6 next week with a new close-quarters layout and 24/7 playlist. Full patch notes coming on Monday.

“Coming to Zombies next week: Apply any Blueprint you own to your weapon in the Pause menu.

“Drop into the biggest battles in Black Ops when Golova arrives next week, featuring the all-new 40-player Hardpoint.”

Treyarch has also announced that Cold War and Warzone will be getting some big weapon updates as part of this new patch.

Some of these changes might be different, as some weapon stats differ between the two different games.

But from what has been shared so far, these will be the next guns that will stat changes and weapon tuning:

  • LC10
  • AK-74u
  • MAC-10
  • KSP 45
  • Milano 821
  • Krig 6
  • FFAR 1
  • Groza
  • Magnum
  • 1911
  • RPG-7
  • LMG adjustments
  • Launchers buffed against Flak Jacket in Hardcore + more.

Another big part of this week’s Warzone update will be the affects it could have on the Verdansk map.

The current map is expected to be destroyed in a big Season 2-ending event, and gamers have already seen different areas of the map attacked by Zombies.

More is expected to happen in the coming weeks, including a new limited-time mode related to Plague areas.

So this coming update could setup the next big Warzone event coming to the game across PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The latest teaser from Activision adds: “Following the past month of unusual activity around Southern Verdansk and to reduce further spread of aforementioned phenomena, Armistice is officially instating a Containment Protocol across the entire region of Verdansk.

“As outlined in the Armistice Code of Operations, stage one of this protocol – monitoring and assessing current crises – is in effect. Data indicating current outbreak spread will be transmitted to secure areas within the region.

“Furthermore, Operators are to assist with containment efforts by neutralizing these threats on sight, in addition to the main objectives of Operation Rapid Sunder.”