BOCW Season 5 Update 1.21 Patch Notes

Warzone Season 5 Patch Notes
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We're all eagerly awaiting the start of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 5. Only yesterday, the start of the season was surprisingly postponed by a day, but Treyarch gave us the Season 5 patch notes anyway. Let's take a look at what's in store for us in Update 1.21.

Before we get deep into the thickets of patch notes, you should know that we've already done a deep dive on the weapon balancing, so to all the meta chasers, bookmark this article for later.

BOCW Season 5 Update 1.21 Patch Notes


  • 100 New Battle Pass Tiers
  • New Battle Pass Operator: Kitsune
  • Limited-time “Kyubi” Kitsune Operator Skin with Battle Pass Bundle purchase until August 31
  • Two free Battle Pass weapons: EM2 assault rifle and TEC-9 SMG
  • Four total weapons in the first half of the season, including the Cane and Marshal shotgun pistol
  • Four new Prestige Levels (20-23)
  • New Prestige Shop Weapon Blueprint and Legacy content
  • New Weapon Unlock Challenges
  • Operator Missions now featured in Challenge Tracker
  • Free World at War Mixtape War Tracks in the Battle Pass
  • New weapon tuning for assault rifles, SMGs, and pistols
  • New Season Five lobby theming


  • New maps at launch: Echelon (6v6), Slums (6v6), Showroom (2v2, 3v3)
  • Additional maps in-season: Drive-In (6v6), Zoo (6v6)
  • New mode: Double Agent
  • New Scorestreak: Flamethrower
  • New launch week Featured Playlists: Echelon 24/7, Showroom Gunfight
  • New Multiplayer Operator Missions
  • 20 New Multiplayer Season Challenges
  • League Play UI update

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Round-Based Maps & Outbreak

  • New Perk: Death Perception (+5 Skill Tiers)
  • New Field Upgrade: Tesla Storm (+5 Skill Tiers)
  • New Support Weapon: Flamethrower


  • New Region: Collateral
  • New Objective: Transport
  • New Vehicle: Tank
  • New Crafting Item: Grapple Gun
  • New playlists: Endless, 3 Region
  • New narrative Intel

Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • New bonus map: Ikari EggXit

Onslaught (PlayStation®)

  • New map: Echelon
  • New narrative Intel

I always enjoy predicting what the problem areas will be each season when we get the patch notes. I think, dear readers, that after Season 4's MG 82 fiasco, the two new primary weapons should be well-balanced. But the Marshal, the sidearm pocket shotgun, could be lethal in the short-range, doubly so if we can akimbo it.

We'll also be doing a fun rundown on the 'best of the battle pass' when we get our eyes on it tomorrow. Let's cross our fingers for better blueprints than we got this season, though the World at War soundtrack mixtape should be a banger - so we know we've got that, at least.

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