Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 3 is kicking off on Wednesday, April 8 and features a new mode for the free-to-play Warzone and two weapons free for everyone, as well as three Multiplayer maps and a wealth of additional content available this week.
As Ghost asks Captain Price for backup, a familiar face returns to fight the evil that has invaded Verdansk. Much like many new Operators who are just joining the biggest battle in Call of Duty history, he is regrouping with the Operators of Armistice to turn the tide of this ongoing conflict.
That Operator is Alex, and he joins the ongoing battle in Verdansk in the latest update to Modern Warfare (buy at Amazon), including Warzone, in Season Three.
Expand Your Squad in Quads
Free-to-play Call of Duty: Warzone just made your squad a little bit bigger in its newest game mode. Drop into Quads, available for Battle Royale and Plunder, allowing you to team up with up to three players for a squad of four.
Teamwork becomes even more essential for victory in Quads, as losing a member – or three – of a squad will stack the odds against you even further. In Plunder, collect more Cash faster with this expanded fire team that can help you complete Contracts more proficiently or tactically eliminate any opposing teams.
Ground Loot Updates and More Modes for Warzone
During Modern Warfare Season 3, expect to see more modes and playlists that change the loot pool to specific weapon types, and high action modes such as ‘Scopes and Scatter Guns’ (only sniper rifles & shotguns), in addition to other surprises.
Furthermore, ground loot will have a continuous overhaul to diversify the strategies you can take across Warzone. Expect to see every weapon type with a silenced and non-silenced variant, allowing squads to kit themselves for silent operations… or for that final “guns blazing” shootout at the end of a Battle Royale.
Like additional playlists, be on the lookout for the introduction of new weapons and blueprints in Supply Boxes and ground loot to Verdansk and stay tuned for additional meta updates as the Warzone further evolves.
New Maps for Multiplayer and Additional Playlists
Owners of the full version of Modern Warfare can experience a trio of fresh 6v6 maps included free in Season Three:
In the middle of the Urzikstan desert lies an urban city with a major construction project taking place at its center. With its citizens long evacuated, combat takes place from door-to-door as teams fight for control of the various overlooks and buildings. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare fans should feel right at home in this Backlot, as it is a remaster of the original map from that game.
This new locale for Multiplayer, at its core, is a 6v6, three lane map with a balance of mid to long range sight lines. A sleepy farming village is under peril, as its main sawmill building has caught fire. Operators will fight within the burning wreckage and around it, visiting the local businesses such as the butchery, the mess hall, and even the beekeeper’s area, which includes a couple of active hives!
The last 6v6 map is a twist on Aniyah Palace. You’ve experienced it in 10v10 and in Ground War – now fight within a more enclosed version of the area based around the central palace in Aniyah Incursion.
As Modern Warfare Season 3 continues, expect more playlists in Multiplayer like Demolition, Gun Game Reloaded, Gunfight variants, and more.
No matter what and where you are fighting, be sure to check the Barracks for a new batch of Missions. These include XP rewards along with blueprints, skins for both Operators and vehicles, and more, so dive in and watch the free content keep flowing.
Two Free Weapons and More Free Battle Pass Content
In the Battle Pass system, players can earn two free new weapons at Tiers 15 and 31: the Renetti handgun and the SKS marksman rifle. Players can also earn a handgun blueprint the ‘Cerastes’, a Legendary and meaty assault rifle blueprint the ‘Beefeater’, and a Legendary sniper blueprint to spell demise for your enemies in Warzone the ‘Witching Hour’, 300 Call of Duty points, and more!
The first of the two free weapons – the Renetti is a well-rounded semi-auto 9mm pistol with an alternative three-round burst attachment. Unassuming, yet deadly, this sidearm excels in close-range combat, but can be kitted for a variety of situations.
The second earnable weapon is the SKS, a lightweight, semi-auto carbine chambered in 7.62x39mm rounds. This hard hitting and agile Soviet-style marksman rifle focuses on utility over accuracy, which has helped it stand the test of time. It flaunts a faster fire rate than other weapons in its class, but a carefully placed round will eliminate the need for follow up shots entirely.