Activision has released a new Call of Duty Modern Warfare update today that brings Season 3 content to MW multiplayer modes, and COD Warzone. The new patch is rolling out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC and weighs in at around 14GB. The big news is that new modes and maps are part of the free Modern Warfare update, along with changes to COD Warzone.
This includes the introduction of Warzone Quads, making it possible to drop into the map with the largest group size yet.
Owners of the full version of Modern Warfare will also get to experience a trio of new 6v6 maps as part of Season Three, including Talsik Backlot, Hovec Sawmill, and Aniyah Incursion.
But while there will be plenty of new stuff to check out this week, not all content will be available today.
A message from Activision explains: “As the Season 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.”
COD Warzone gamers are getting access to Quads today but more playlists and modes are being worked on too.
Activision has warned that they will be making changes to ground loot in Warzone during Season 3, to help diversify the strategies players can use in the Battle Royale mode.
Some of these will change the loot pool to specific weapon types, including ‘Scopes and Scatter Guns’ (only sniper rifles & shotguns), in addition to other combinations.
Another big part of today’s launch is the introduction of the new Call of Duty Battle Pass.
The Season 3 Battle Pass includes paid and free tiers, with all players able to earn two free new weapons at Tiers 15 and 31: the Renetti handgun and the SKS marksman rifle.
20 Tiers of Free Content have been confirmed, with Activision adding: “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.”
Full patch notes for today’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 3 release can be found below: