Call of Duty’s Season 4 Reloaded mid-season update is arriving tomorrow on July 15th. It will be bringing a new map and mode, all themed around paintball–at least for Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer. A new round-based map (Mauer der Toten) is heading to Zombies, and Warzone is getting an objective-based mode.
Season 4 Reloaded is adding one of Call of Duty’s most classic modes back to the game, Capture the Flag. If you don’t know what that is, teams must take their enemy’s flag and return it to their own team’s flag base. Of course, your team must defend their flag as well. The update also brings a remastered version of Rush from Blacks Ops 2. This is a small 6v6 map which imitates a paintball course.
Treyarch also teased about a new paintball experience coming later in the season with a Paintball Moshpit. It’s described as a new way to play multiplayer with paintball visual effects and impact sounds.
Of course, Rush will be getting a 24/7 playlist at the mid-season launch, alongside the new Cranked Moshpit. There will be new Cranked modes in this moshpit, including Cranked Team Deathmatch and Cranked Kill Confirmed. They are similar to Cranked Hardpoint from the ’80s Action Heroes event.
As usual, two more weapons are also arriving throughout Season 4 Reloaded. The OTs 9 Submachine gun will release at launch, and it’s a full-auto SMG which can be unlocked through an in-game challenge or by purchasing one of its weapon blueprints bundles. The Mace melee weapon will be available later in the season, and it can obtained the same way as the SMG.
A new round-based map is being introduced in Season 4 Reloaded, Mauer der Toten. This is the third round-based map for Black Ops Cold War. The map will introduce a new CRBR‑S Wonder Weapon, which starts off as an energy-based pistol, but can be upgraded to three additional variants. There’s also a new craftable LT53 Kazimir grenade, which is similar to the Gersh device from Black Ops 1.
Players should also expect major changes to enemy health caps, enemy armor durability, sniper rifle critical and max damage buffs, Pack-a-Punched melee weapon damage buffs, as well as damage scaling for equipment, support items, and field upgrades.
Zombies is also getting a new Dynamic Wall Buys feature, which will come to all round-based Zombies maps in Season 4 Reloaded. This feature will give Wall Buy weapons a chance to increase in rarity at the end of every fifth round, and being able to increase all the way to Legendary.
Activision continues to tease about these mysterious Red Doors, saying: All Operators should report to Verdansk to either escort or halt important Payloads crossing the region, taking note of any additional Red Doors they may see after this update…
This could be a new Easter egg quest for Warzone, or it could be tied to an in-game reveal.
Warzone’s mid-season update will also add a new objective-based mode, Payload. Activision states the mode is inspired by previous traditional Call of Duty game modes like Call of Duty: WWII’s War Mode. Payload puts two teams of 20 players against each other in race, which requires them to attack and defend vehicles carrying vital satellite parts.
If the attacking team escorts all vehicles across all checkpoints within the time limit, they win. The defending team can use resources to help them fight off attackers, like buying and building obstacles to stall these vehicles. Players can also have their own custom loadouts, and they can still earn cash and buy killstreaks just like normal matches.
The sentry gun has also been added to Warzone’s set of killstreaks. The Sentry Gun can be found as a rare Legendary item drop within a Red Door room Supply Box.
There’s also a new event arriving later in Season 4 Reloaded. Blueprint Blitz will be a new global event where Contraband Contracts automatically spawn after a player completes two regular Contracts. Contrabands Contracts will award players with cash and a permanent weapon blueprint reward if they are able to complete it. Blueprint Blitz will give players the opportunity to earn tons of blueprints from previous seasons.
You can check out more information on Call of Duty Season 4 Reloaded on the Call of Duty blog.