Call of Duty Modern Warfare will release the brand new Season 1 Battle Pass later today and with it, players will be able to get their mitts on two new weapons.
Activision and Infinity Ward are touting the upcoming DLC as the companies "biggest free content drop in franchise history" but on top of the free content, there's also a new Battle Pass to enjoy.
"Every single member of the Modern Warfare community can earn some of the tiers within the forthcoming battle pass system, including cosmetic items and two new base weapons," explained the Infinity Ward team on an Activision blog post last week.
Whilst the Battle Pass will unlock plenty of new content, it's the two new guns – the first to be added since the game launched – which perhaps offer the biggest interest.
Coming to the game later today is the Ram-7 assault rifle and Holger-26 light machine gun.
Although the Battle Pass will have paid for stream of content, thankfully both weapons are available to unlock for free, simply by levelling up the Battle Pass.
Keep reading for more details on each of these new weapons and how soon you'll be able to unlock it once the Battle Pass goes live.
Ram-7 assault rifle
The Ram-7 Assault Rifile is available to players once they reach Tier 31 in the Season 1 Battle Pass free content stream.
It's worth noting, however, that should you choose to purchase the Call of Duty Battle Pass Bundle, you'll instantly unlock the first 20 tiers and be much closer to unlocking the new weapon.
In short, you'll only need to earn enough XP to make it through the next 11 tiers before you unlock the Ram-7 assault rifle.
Based on a variety of leaks, the official description for the new Ram-7 Assault Rifle reads:
"a fully automated Bullpup Assault Rifle with integrated picatinny rails at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock."
We'll have more details about the weapon stats once the Battle Pass launches, but based on the description, it certainly suggests that the Ram-7 could be a fairly devastating weapon.
The Holger-26 LMG can be unlocked much sooner in the Season 1 Battle Pass, available at Tier 15.
So in theory, those players who opt in for the Call of Duty Battle Pass bundle could have access to the weapon from the moment the Season starts.
Activision's official description for the new weapon, reads:
"Holger-26: LMG spec of the Holger model rifle, with integrated sight rail and drum magazine for additional ammunition carrying capacity."
With four viable LMG's in the game, it's unclear what the Holger will do to set itself apart from the crowd, but it does seem fairly likely that it will still be excellent for mowing down the opposition, especially in the new larger Ground War modes and maps.
When can you unlock the Ram-7 and Holger-26 weapons in Modern Warfare?
Part of that depends on how quickly you can level up, but the straightforward answer is essentially as soon as the Season One update goes live.
At the time of writing, Activision and Infinity ward haven't stated what time the Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 1 content goes live.
However, based on past updates it seems fairly likely that this will arrive in the afternoon for everyone in the UK.
So expect to see the content go live at around 7pm GMT.
Players will have until Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 1 ends to level up and earn these two new guns.
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