Call of Duty: Vanguard/Warzone Season 2 Adds New Clash Mode, Ranked Play, and More

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Following a delay to focus on bug fixes, Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone Season 2 is set to drop next week, and Activision has detailed all the new content players can look forward to. Expect additional points of interest and a fresh version of the popular Clash mode in Call of Duty Warzone, while Vanguard multiplayer gets ranked play, a couple new maps, and more. You can check out a quick cinematic teaser trailer for the icy-themed Season 2, below.

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Here’s the full rundown of everything included in Call of Duty: Vanguard/Warzone Season 2:

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer Updates

  • Prove yourself in Ranked Play. Launching alongside the 2022 Call of Duty League season, expect to begin your Ranked journey and play like the pros.
  • Free Perks, Killstreak, and Equipment in Battle Pass. Prepare to switch up those Loadouts and shoot for a 12-Killstreak — the Season Two Battle Pass is stocked with free Multiplayer content for all to use.
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vanguard with a themed experience with some Double XP opportunities.
  • Arms Race and Vehicles. An Arms Race with Armored War Machines is bigger than infantry combat, it’s piloting Motorcycles, Squad Transport Vehicles and tanks.

New Maps:

  • Casablanca (Launch) - A shining jewel of Morocco, Casablanca is a medium-sized, three-lane-style map within a bustling marketplace. With several buildings to explore and climb upon, expect a variety of vertical engagements that invite a variety of close- to long-range tactics.
  • Gondola (Launch) - Don’t look down on this medium-sized, three-lane-style map. Take a trip on the Gondola to travel above a large gulch and fire watchtower, but hop off before it rides off the cliff! Operators can also take advantage of the long sightline this gondola route provides, or head through the power plant and caves for more close-quarters battle.

Call of Duty Vanguard Warzone Season 2

Call of Duty Warzone Features and Updates

  • New Features: Nebula V, Redeploy Balloons, and More. Nebula V Ammo and Bombs create new offensive tactics, while Portable Decontamination Stations offer temporary refuge. Alternatively, take to the skies with Redeploy Balloons and Bomber planes.
  • Explore the Chemical Factory and underground Chemical Weapon Research Labs, Watch for Armored Transport. Fresh points of interest in Caldera are here to shake up those rotations. Axis soldiers patrol these new areas and are found around the island in vehicles…Defeat them for powerful rewards.

New Modes:

  • Caldera Clash - Developed by High Moon Studios, Caldera Clash pits two teams of up to 48 Operators (divided into Quads) in a Deathmatch with wild events and power-ups. An evolution of Clash on Verdansk ’84 — and Warzone Rumble before it — Caldera Clash allows Operators to drop in with their Custom Loadout, which can have any weapons from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to Vanguard, and a Field Upgrade. Each kill earns their team a point, with the first team to reach a set number of points, or the team that has the most points when the time limit expires, claiming victory for their massive faction.
  • Rebirth Iron Trials (later in season) - Developed by Beenox based on Raven Software’s Iron Trials ’84, Rebirth Iron Trials is a Battle Royale variant custom-made for highly competitive players. Featuring its own set of weaponry (from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War) and numerous rule changes to increase time-to-kill (TTK), this mode is built for the most hardcore members of our community. However, players of all skill levels who want a change of pace within Warzone should participate!

Vanguard and Warzone Updates

  • S.O.T.F. 007 reports for duty. Task Force Yeti is the first line of defense against Nebula V. Start Season Two strong with Anna Drake, available in the Battle Pass.
  • Four New Weapons. Two midrange tools can be found in the Battle Pass, while the Ice Axe and a hard-hitting SMG are slated to drop during the season.

Vanguard Zombies Updates

  • Dimensions shift and the Dark Aether opens. The undead assault heats up in Egypt’s Eastern Desert, where a portal to the Dark Aether opens alongside other new arenas
  • A new Artifact gives you strength to conquer the Deceiver. Vercanna the Last joins the fight to tend to your squad’s wounds with Healing Aura… and aid against the three-faced Zaballa the Deceiver.
  • Wonder Weapons to aid with new Objective & Story Quest. Wield the Ray Gun and Decimator Shield alongside new armaments as you partake in Sacrifice and uncover the secret to defeating Kortifex.

Not a bad collection of new stuff, particularly given the somewhat anemic updates Call of Duty: Vanguard has received so far. Here’s a handy-dandy graphic for all the stuff coming (click on the image for full resolution).

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is available now on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, and PS5. Call of Duty Warzone is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 and playable via backward compatibility on Xbox Series X/S and PS5. Season 2 kicks off on February 14.

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