Call of Duty Season 5 continues to roll out new content and announcements, the majority of which will be available next week on September 9. The most important addition is undoubtedly a new operator skin that allows players to live out their childhood dreams of becoming Judge Dredd and bringing the enemy to justice.
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Judge Dredd is set to join the ranks of the Saw puppet, Rambo, and John McLane as a skin for operator Beck. There’s a comic-strip version that lets you show off in a black-and-white cel-shaded style, as well as a traditional skin that turns you into the law. Yes, there are some associated weapon blueprints, complete with custom looks and finishing moves, before you ask. So, in Season 5 Reloaded, there are not one, but two Judge Dredd skin variants to explore. So, what else is on the way? Lots.
Hudson, a popular Call of Duty character, has returned as an operator! Woo. The Zoo map is back in Call of Duty, with animal exhibits, park space, the monorail, and a gift shop. Isn’t it true that everyone wants to go to the gift shop? To that end, a Zoo 24/7 playlist has been released, allowing you to listen to Zoo all day, every day. Demolition mode is also available, which is a chaotic bomb mode with two explosive sites.
Do you enjoy zombies? With Armada, Outbreak gets a new region to explore. Take the fight to the boat, that’s right! This picturesque water site, located in the North Atlantic Ocean, is full of new zombie adventures, including a brand-new World Event. A mysterious Black Chest is now available across Outbreak regions, speaking of World Events. This enigmatic chest conceals… Mysteries, to be sure. Once you’ve found a few, let us know what’s inside!
If you want to get back into Clash, Warzone is 50v50 combat once more. This mode pits giant freaking teams against each other in a 500-point battle with unlimited respawns. If that doesn’t appeal to you, the Iron Trials ‘84 mode may be more to your liking. This mode has a different ruleset than standard Warzone, with larger health pools, altered time-to-kill, modified Gulag loadouts, and other changes that make it a very different drop than the standard Zone.