The Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 3 release date has been set for Wednesday, April 12. Activision has confirmed the launch date as well as a number of new details about the next season of Call of Duty.
Most of the big Warzone 2 Season 3 roadmap stuff we’ve already heard, like the addition of ranked mode and the long-awaited return of Plunder, but today’s full blog filled in the details and provided new information on what to expect from the new season.
Massive Resurgence is a quick new take on the existing Warzone 2 mode, taking place on the larger Al Mazrah map and increasing the player count to 150 players.
Warzone 2 Season 3 is also getting a new Gulag called Blacksite, which is separate from the Black Site Stronghold. The new Blacksite is a semi-rectangular, asymmetrical training map with multiple interior spaces and long external routes for you to navigate as you fight to escape your purgatory. If you have Modern Warfare 2, you can experience Blacksite by playing Gunfight or entering a private match.
As soon as Season 3 launches, Warzone 2 will add Redeploy Drones that you can use to quickly move around the map. They work similarly to the ones on Isle of Ashika, so you can prepare for flight by playing Resurgence or Mini Royale modes before they get to Al Mazrah.
Tempered Plate Carriers are another new addition to Warzone 2 Season 3 that will change the way you handle Armor Plates by giving your armor two half bars instead of three thirds. This should make replating easier and more efficient when one or both are damaged.
UAV towers are also making their way to Warzone 2’s battle royale after being introduced in DMZ. These can be activated to give you and your allies information about your enemies’ location, but beware: they also report your location to your enemies, so use them wisely.
As for Modern Warfare 2, Season 3 will see the long-awaited return of Gunfight mode, with four maps: the new Warzone 2.0 map Gulag Blacksite, the fan-favorite Expedition, a smaller map called Alley that takes place in Al Mazrah and Exhibit. , based on the Museum 6v6 multiplayer map.
A variant of the standard Gunfight mode, the new On-Site Supply (OSP) mode variant will arrive at some point during the season in a regular playlist update. In Gunfight OSP, you’ll need to find weapons and gear spread across the map instead of receiving a random loadout each turn, which will undoubtedly make it even more crucial that you move quickly and coordinate with your team.
There are also three new 6v6 base maps coming to Modern Warfare 2 season 3. Pelayo Lighthouse is a small map featuring a dimly lit, foggy island with a prominent lighthouse, and the Black Gold night map is based on the section Al Mazrah’s Rohan Oil. Both will be available at launch, while a third new map will be revealed later in Season 2.
Modern Warfare 2 will also add two new battle maps for Ground War and Invasion at the start of Season 3. Rohan Oil is a daytime variant and expansion of a well-known point of interest from Warzone 2 “allowing many aerial vehicles and past the refinery silos towards the objectives”, while the Sattiq cave complex lies just south of Rohan Oil and “offers an interesting mix of verticality, small building skirmishes and interior combat via its intricate network of caves.” Alboran Hatchery, which appears to be just outside Pelayo Lighthouse, is another new basemap added mid-season.
Cranked will be added to the Modern Warfare 2 playlist when Season 3 launches, while Face Off and GW Infected will arrive later in the season. There will also be new ranked rewards at launch and, coming in the Mid-Season Update, a new base map, Special Ops mission, and the next Raid episode.
The full Call of Duty Season 3 update is jam-packed with a DMZ overhaul, new battle pass, new weapons, new Operator roster, and more. You can get a general overview here (opens in a new tab)but the full patch notes will arrive next week.
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