Modern Warfare & Warzone update 1.24 preloads Season 5

Some Call of Duty: Modern Warfare & Warzone players on PS4 have been able to pre-load the upcoming Season 5 content ahead of its release date later this week.

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Modern Warfare update 1.24 is now rolling out, having only been available to a select group of PS4 users before Activision made the latest patch more widely available.

The 1.24 patch download reportedly weighs in at 36GB and is said to reduce the game’s overall file size. As the Xbox One doesn’t allow for update pre-loads, Xbox players will have to wait until Season 5 drops.

If the update doesn’t automatically begin to download when you switch on your PlayStation 4 system then hover over the Modern Warfare or Warzone icon, press options, then press X on check for updates. Here’s the official statement from Activision support:

All PlayStation 4 players will be randomly separated into two groups to pre-download.

The first group will be able to begin pre-downloading on Sunday, August 2nd, 48 hours before the update goes live. The second group will be able to begin pre-downloading on Monday, August 3rd, 24 hours before the update goes live.

If you have Automatic Downloads enabled on your PlayStation 4, your pre-download will begin automatically as long as your PlayStation 4 is turned on or in Rest Mode. Please note: Automatic Downloads is only available with PlayStation Plus.

Season 5 will be going live tomorrow, on August 5th. As with previous season update you can expect a wad of new content for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and its Warzone battle royale tie-in. This content will be available across all versions of the game including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

In a nutshell, fans can expect new multiplayer maps for Modern Warfare as well as the opening of a new area in Warzone’s Verdansk, complete with a speeding train.

To be more specific there are two new 6 v 6 maps including Suldal Harbor and Petrov Oil Rig, the Livestock Gunfight map, and the Verdansk Int. Airport Ground War map. Meanwhile Warzone now has a new Stadium zone.

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