As you'd expect, this raft of new content all starts with a mandatory download. Call Of Duty: Warzone players will need to make sure they have room for the 21GB patch if they want to get stuck into everything this brand-new season has to offer. As far as Call of Duty updates go, that's definitely on the smaller side... but it's still not to be sniffed at.
I should also point out that this is the most substantial update the battle royale has seen in months, which more than justifies the size of the patch. The Season one update adds Rebirth Island, an all-new map that supports 40 players for a smaller and more focused battle royale experience. The map is based on Blackout's Alcatraz, and even includes an all-new Gulag experience.
Verdansk hasn't actually gone anywhere though, for those who were afraid the map they've spent the last year or so mastering would suddenly vanish. There have been one or two changes though, most notably a brand-new Gulag that's modelled after the classic Nuketown map.
"The design is a makeshift replica of the original Nuketown map layout with both home interiors and backyard barricaded off, focusing the duel to a confined central arena," Activision explains. "Prisoners must now weave through or around the parked bus and faux truck to meet their target or take a risk by climbing up one of the home's awnings to get solid sightlines across the zone. As usual, the last Operator standing, or the one that grabs the central overtime flag, gets a second chance in Verdansk."
Rebirth Island is accompanied by an all-new battle pass available in Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare. It also marks the start of a new seasonal event, with 16 new challenges, and a new mode called Resurgence. In this new mode, you respawn every 30 seconds (as long as at least one of your squad is still alive) until the final circle. It's as intense as it sounds.
The full patch notes for both the Warzone and Black Ops Cold War updates can be found over at Treyarch's website.
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