Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC later this week.
A new season means lots of brand new content, including maps, operators and items available with the Battle Pass.
Of course, the launch of Season 5 also means a great big update that you’ll need to download and install before playing.
Considering the size of most Modern Warfare and Warzone updates, you could spend much longer than expected downloading any new patch.
Fortunately, however, it’s great news for PS4 owners, who can pre-load the big Season 5 update ahead of schedule.
Reports online suggest that the Call of Duty Season 5 update is already available to some PlayStation 4 fans.
Titled update 1.24, the new Modern Warfare and Warzone update weighs in at a massive 36GB. On the plus side, it’s said to reduce the overall file size for the game going forward.
While fans are currently able to download the update now, it can’t be installed until the morning of August 5.
Fingers crossed Activision pulls a similar stunt for the Xbox One and PC Season 5 updates.
In terms of patch notes, all of the Season 5 details are under wraps until August 5.
However, according to a post on Update Crazy, update 1.24 makes one or two bug fixes ahead of Season 5. This includes fixing audio issues, improving matchmaking and more.
Call of Duty update 1.24 early patch notes…
• Fixed players reported glitches.
• Added matchmaking improvements.
• Addressed audio-related issues.
• Added performance and stability improvements.
• Added network improvements.
• Added fixes for stuttering/lag issues.
• Other under the hood fixes.
As for Season 5, the new Warzone and Modern Warfare season is almost certain to open the doors to the Stadium.
Activision and Infinity Ward hinted as much in a recent tweet: “If the Stadium had a name, what would it be? Our doors are open to ideas.”
The upcoming Call of Duty season also adds a new faction known as Shadow Company.
“Each Season the narrative of Modern Warfare continues to advance,” reads an Activision post. “New enemies, heroes, and those with more clandestine reasons for being within the theater of war have risen to fill the void left by AQ forces, ready to counter the emerging threat posed by Mr.Z.
“As Season Five approaches, events have transpired and led to the formation of a new group aligned in name only with the Allegiance faction – Shadow Company.”