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CoD Black Ops & Warzone season 2: release date and times, trailers and more

The latest update from Activision brings a new season of the popular Warzone mode with new weapons, Operators and a new Zombies experience called Outbreak.

CoD Black Ops & Warzone: release date and times, trailers and more

Game developer Activision has announced further details of the hotly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty Warzone Season 2.

The Black Ops Cold War title was first released in 2020 and is set during the US-Soviet conflict. The first-person shooter was developed by Treyarch and Rave Software.

Warzone is an updated battle royale game which integrates with the title and is also free to download as a stand-alone game. Following the example of hugely successful games like Fortnite, players will be parachuted into a large map and face off against other players in an ever-decreasing battle ground.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 release date

The new content will be available from 24 February 2021 as the game receives a rolling update. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be the first to be released between 12:00 am (ET) and 2:00am (ET), while Call of Duty: Warzone will follow at the same times on 25 February.

This means that the new season of Warzone will officially go live at midnight Eastern Time on 25 February as the update becomes available for players.

Accordingly Warzone Season 1 looks set to end on February 24. It seems like the franchise will still with the two-month cadence in future seasons and as such we can expect Season 2 to last until late April 2021.

What’s new in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2?

In a blog post released on 18 February, Activision confirmed a number of exciting new additions for the latest iterations of the popular series. Season 2 will include four new Operators, which will be introduced in stages after launch

Those are - Naga: Warsaw Pact (launch week), Maxis: NATO (in season), Wolf: NATO (in season) and Rivas: NATO (in season).

The new update will also bring with it a whole host of new weapons: FARA 83: Assault Rifle (launch week), LC10: SMG (launch week), Machete: Special (in season), E-Tool: Melee (in season), R1 Shadowhunter: Special (in season) and ZRG 20mm: Sniper (in season).

But most excitingly for many, Season 2 brings a new Zombies experience called Outbreak, which will be made available during launch week.

“Continuing the Dark Aether story, Outbreak takes place across massive play spaces throughout the Ural Mountains, packed with new enemies, team objectives, player rewards, and intel to discover on foot, in vehicles, or by jump pads,” Activision says.