Unlocking Warzone's New AR: The EM2

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Nice to see the EM2 featured in-game, this was the standard British Infantry rifle before widespread adoption of 7.62×51mm NATO | © Activision Blizzard

Warzone Season 5's Roadmap was just made publically available, and among all the other goodies are two new weapons. One of them is the EM2, an assault rifle. Here's how you'll be able to unlock the new AR, and what you can expect from it.

Whenever new weapons are teased in the Roadmap, it's interesting to predict whether they will be relevant or not. Usually, it comes down to: is it an AR? By far the strongest and most popular class of weapon. Well, thankfully, the EM2 is, and it could be a great one for the medium-long range. So this is the one to watch if you chase the meta.

How To Unlock The EM2 in Warzone Season 5?

The EM2 will be unlocked once you complete level 15 of the Battle Pass. But keep in mind, you won't need to actually buy the Battle Pass, as this is one of the free items. You should expect a good blueprint for the weapon to be available in the paid Battle Pass though, so perhaps its worth it for you anyway.

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What Is The EM2?

This assault rifle did actually exist and was the standard British infantry rifle until .280 British was replaced by 7.62x51 NATO. It's got a fascinating history, being the work of a Polish firearms designer who took asylum in England during the Second World War. And as a Bullpup, it was way, way ahead of its time. In-game, you should expect a slow-firing AR, which will presumably be made up for by accuracy-over-range. It will probably feel most similar to the C58.

When Is Warzone Season 5 Starting?

Season 5 will launch on Thursday, August 12 at 00:00 ET (05:00 BST, 06:00 CEST), although a pre-download will be available from Tuesday, August 10. We've come to know this as the standard release time for new Seasons, so no surprises here. That does mean you've only got a week left to finish your Battle Pass, though, so good luck!

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