Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 'Last Stand' Arrives Next Week With Playable Villains, Caldera Update, and New Zombies Experience

Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard Season 5 'Last Stand' Arrives Next Week With Playable Villains, Caldera Update, and New Zombies Experience

Richard Walker

Activision has announced that Call of Duty Warzone and Call of Duty Vanguard Season Five 'Last Stand' will be launching next week, bringing with it a new Heroes vs. Villains Community Event, two new Multiplayer maps, an update to Warzone's Caldera with a limited-time Operation: Last Call mode, and a new round-based Zombies experience called ‘The Archon’ set in Egypt.

The upcoming finale season will also see the return of legendary Call of Duty villains as new playable Operators, led by crime lord Raul Menendez, alongside the ruthless Khaled Al-Asad, brainwashed baddie Gabriel T. Rorke, and the merciless He ‘Seraph’ Zhen-Zhen. On Caldera, meanwhile, you'll find volcanic activity, including lava flowing from the Peak. A new Gulag, as well as weather and lighting changes, are also set to be implemented, while new tools and tactical opportunities, like the Doomsday Station, will be added.

Operation: Last Call is a LTM inspired by Search and Destroy, pitting defenders versus attackers, as you battle to defuse or detonate bombs across Caldera amid the volcanic activity. The Heroes vs. Villains event will have collecting Villain or Hero Tokens in all game modes by eliminating opponents and scavenging from Supply Boxes, giving you a discount on Faction Bundles from the Buy Station. The winning team's unique Weapon Blueprint will also be reward to all players after the event.

Season Five will also introduce the new ‘Beheaded’ and ‘Fortress’ Multiplayer maps for Call of Duty Vanguard, the former taking place inside the head of Lady Liberty in a post-apocalyptic New York, while the latter takes you to a desert graveyard in around the hulks of rusted old ships. New round-based Zombies experience, ‘ The Archon’ rounds out the season, concluding Vanguard's Zombies saga with a narrative quest, side quests, and new Dark Aether story revelations, leading into a showdown with Kortifex the Deathless.

A new Ranked Season and rewards, five new weapons (the prototype Energy Rifle, EX1, the lightweight RA 225 SMG, the Valois Revolver, and the BP50 and Lienna 58 Assault Rifles), and a new Battle Pass will also be in the offing.

Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard Season Five: Last Stand is due to go live from 24th August, and you can read up on more details here.

  • Find it weird that anyone would still buy the cosmetics when it’s been confirmed they won’t transfer to Warzone 2. But who knows, there might still be plenty of people who prefer the original Warzone (or just stay because of sunk cost fallacy)
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