Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Season 01 Has Begun with New Weapons and Battle Pass

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Activision

All Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II players out there, listen up! The game’s first competitive season has begun and it features tons of new content, including an assortment of new weapons and a new and improved Battle Pass.

Say Hello to the New Battle Pass

New Battle Pass Menu
New Battle Pass Menu Activision

When opening up the Battle Pass menu, players will be greeted with an entirely new interface. Rather than being presented with the usual horizontal strip of tiered content, the new and improved Battle Pass showcases a large-scale map with different “Combat Sectors” from A0 to A20.

A new type of currency called the Battle Token Tier Skip is needed to unlock the “High-Value Targets” or valuable items contained within each sector. This can be acquired just by playing the game.

Season 01 Roadmap
Season 01 Roadmap Activision

Eliminate the Enemy with These New Devastating Guns

Call of Duty is all about those guns and the good news is that there are three new weapons introduced in the Season 01 patch, with one more arriving in the midseason.

The first on the list is the Victus XMR - a hard-hitting, bolt-action sniper rifle armed with .50 caliber BMG (Browning Machine Gun) rounds. This powerful sniper rifle can take out enemies over long distances, though players would have to hit precise shots for maximum effect.

Victus XMR Sniper Rifle
Victus XMR Sniper Rifle Activision

Those who prefer a more aggressive combat style might want to get their hands on the new BAS-P. This is a submachine gun capable of eliminating enemies in mere seconds, thanks to its aggressive fire rate.

BAS-P Submachine Gun
BAS-P Submachine Gun Activision

Of course, there’s something for the AR fans out there as well. The M13B is the latest assault rifle introduced in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Its incredible fire rate coupled with a low recoil makes this AR quite an appealing option for most people.

M13B Assault Rifle
M13B Assault Rifle Activision

The last of the bunch is the Chimera Assault Rifle. This AR is equipped with high-energy .300 BLK rounds and an integrated suppressor, making it ideal for close-quarters combat. Players will have to wait for the mid-season patch for this one, though.

Chimera Assault Rifle
Chimera Assault Rifle Activision

The Season 01 patch implements balancing changes to existing weapons as well. Here are some of them:

  • Increased long-distance flinch on all Assault Rifles
  • Kastov 545
    • ADS speed increase
    • Improved ironsight ADS sight picture
  • M16
    • Rate of fire increase
    • Hip spread reduction
    • Recoil recenter speed increase
    • Shot grouping improvement
    • Increase ADS movement speed
    • Increase strafing movement speed
    • Semi-auto recoil reduction
    • Semi-auto damage reduction
  • Increased close-range flinch on all Shotguns
  • Bryson 800
    • Close-range damage increase
    • Hip spread increase
  • Increase long-distance flinch on all Submachine Guns

The full patch notes can be found here.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Season 01 Patch is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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