title iconThe fifth season of Call of Duty: Warzone is sure to excite Black Ops 2 fans

Vanguard and Warzone are nearing the end of their live-service lifecycles. It is expected that the fifth and final in-game season will debut on August 24, and this will likely mark the final major update before the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and the long-awaited Call of Duty: Warzone sequel.

Sledgehammer Games' send-off has a few exciting additions, including four new Call of Duty operators who hail from previous games, along with new maps, modes, and weapons.

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A far-future aesthetic was introduced in the long-running FPS franchise with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was a mix of futuristic technology and traditional boot-on-the-ground gameplay, while subsequent entries like Advanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare would take that direction to an extreme.

Amid Call of Duty's all-but-inevitable next Black Ops installment, many fans hope Treyarch will reflect on its work on the 2012 title, though, given Microsoft's recent acquisition of the property, it's difficult to predict what's coming next.