Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Season 3 update brings new maps, modes and more: See what's new


The Season 3 update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been released, adding several new modes, maps, weapons, and more. The update also includes major gameplay improvements and bug fixes. Call of Duty: Warzone is getting new content as part of the Season 3 update, along with a new Battle Pass, a training mode, new weapons, and more. The Season 3 update is now live on all platforms and can be downloaded to access the new content.

Developers Sledgehammer Games and Treyarch detailed the changes and improvements coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 3 in patch notes on Wednesday. In addition to new content, the major update promises “significant gameplay improvements”, including changes to targeting across all input devices. Here's everything that's new in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Season 3:

new maps

The Season 3 update adds six new 6v6 multiplayer maps to the game, three of which are entirely new locations. Four of the new maps – Emergency, 6 Star, Tanked and Growhouse – are live now, while two more – Grime and Checkpoint – will be added later as part of a mid-season update.

new ways

The new season is adding four multiplayer modes, two of which – Capture the Flag and One in the Chamber – are available at launch. Minefield and Escort modes will be added later via a mid-season update. The developers have promised more modes later in the season.

new weapons

Season 3 brings refreshed Battle Pass progression, which unlocks four new base weapons. These include the compact SMG FJX Horus, the MORS sniper rifle, the Gladiator knife, and the BAL-27 Bullpup assault rifle, which will be added later in the season. MORS and BAL-27 are returning weapons from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The update also adds eight new aftermarket parts for further customization of the weapon.

New Perks and Equipment

Season 3 also brings new features and tools to suit unique play styles. New benefits include the Compression Carrier (Vest) for paramedic treatment and gas protection, the Modular Assault Rig (Vest) for sweepers, the Gunslinger Vest for secondary weapons specialists, reinforced boots that are immune to movement reduction effects, and high-gain antenna ( gears) that zoom. Create mini maps for players and nearby allies.

Two new equipment items will be added in the mid-season update. These include an EMD mine, a sticky mine with a proximity sensor that shoots trackers that reveal the enemy's location and direction until removed, and an advanced vision goggles that highlight targets.


The Rebirth Island map returns to Warzone with a new destructible environment. The battle royale mode also gets a new Warzone Bootcamp mode, which allows players to train their skills and tactics against other players and bots. Reborn Resurrection mode also returns. This mode gives players a chance to re-deploy after a short countdown, as long as one of their teammates is still alive.

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Season 3 update adds new Battle Pass weapons, perks, and more
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Additionally, the Season 3 update brings bug fixes as well as extensive changes to the gameplay. The patch notes detail balancing changes brought to weapons, UI and UX improvements, and bug fixes. The update also promises to improve the feel of aiming across all input devices in Modern Warfare 3. According to the developers, the update removes variation from the downward sight passive effect, making the action more predictable and consistent.

Season 3 brings new operators, progression improvements, fixes for map issues, and more. There are also updates for Ranked Play and Zombies. For a full list of changes and improvements, players can check out the detailed patch notes on the Call of Duty website.

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