On August 24, season 5 of Vanguard will launch and during the season we will see 5 new weapons added to the game! In this article we go over those 5 guns and discuss what we can expect.
The new weapons for Warzone season 5
In total it’s announced we will get five new weapons to play with in Warzone:
- EX1: Assault Rifle
- RA 225: SMG
- Valois Revolver: Pistol
- BP50: Assault Rifle
- Lienna 57: Assault Rifle
EX1 Assault Rifle
First, we will get a brand new modern Assault Rifle. We are far from the WW2 now with a “prototype energy Rifle”. Great way to come back into the modern era and prepare for Modern Warfare 2!
“A prototype energy rifle effective at long range and highly customizable.”
This prototype Energy Rifle leaves behind traditional ballistics in favor of a customizable battery system used to power its attacks. Effective at long range, the weapon requires a cooling off period after depleting its charge capacity. You don’t have to worry about running out of ammo, but get caught during the reload and you’re in trouble.
Equip the Heat Muzzle for extra charge capacity, insert a new Battery, and transform the EX1’s capabilities with the Burst Barrel or Charge Sniper Barrel. Its Gunsmith potential is impressive, with options for every scenario.
RA 225 SMG
“This SMG has a high fire rate and a very mobile compact frame.”
This lightweight SMG boasts a fast fire rate and quick handling, perfect for shredding enemies in close to midrange battles — if you can manage its upward kick. It’s great for objective play in tight areas, though you may want to pair it with a heavier-damage-dealing weapon when more firepower is needed.
It’s highly customizable via Gunsmith, too, with options for greater power, handling, and accuracy. Find the right balance and soon you’ll never want to be without this blazing SMG. However, keep your eyes out for extra ammo —you’ll need it.
Valois Revolver pistol
This one is interesting. It’s a mix between a pistol and a melee weapon thanks to the integrated knife!
“A combination knife and revolver that acts as both a lethal melee weapon and a pistol.”
This rare weapon is a villain’s dream, capable of landing one-hit Melee eliminations while also holding six rounds in the chamber for extra versatility. Its damage isn’t remarkable, but it’ll do the job against a fleeing or damaged opponent.
Operators can obtain the Valois Revolver by purchasing it in a Bundle, available in Season Five, or by completing one of two in-game challenges:
In Multiplayer, get 15 Melee Kills. Hint: Take your Melee weapon of choice into Beheaded, a great map for closing the gap to your opponent.
In Zombies, get 1,000 Eliminations using Pistols that have been Pack-a-Punched. Hint: A straightforward challenge perfectly fit for the new round-based Zombies experience, “The Archon.” Get your points and hit that Pack-a-Punch early.
The last two guns we will have during season 4
The BP50 and the Lienna 57 both seem to be an Assault Rifle, but we don’t have much details. We just know they will be coming during the season, probably with an in-game challenge as usual.