Activision has revealed the full roadmap for Season 3 of Modern Warfare 2, which launches on April 12. The new multiplayer content includes a brand-new battle pass, Gunfight, and the return of the Intervention sniper. Here is everything you need to know about Modern Warfare 2’s Season 3 update.
New weapons and operator
Season 3 will introduce four weapons to the game. The battle pass includes the iconic Intervention sniper rifle, which is rebranded as the FJX Imperium sniper, and the Cronen Squall battle rifle.
Later in the season, Modern Warfare 2 will add two new sidearms. Activision’s blog doesn’t name them, but they are described as both being fully-automatic with drastically different roles. These will be available to unlock either through in-game challenges or the purchase of shop bundles.
Both Alejandro Vargas and Valeria Garza from the Modern Warfare 2 campaign will be available to unlock in the premium tiers of the battle pass. More operators are teased to arrive later in the season, which will likely be available as shop bundles.
Season 3 also adds an upscaled version of the battle pass bundle. The standard pass will still be available at $1,100 CoD Points ($10), but Blackcell is a pricey $30 bundle with over 7,000 CoD Points’ worth of value. You can find full details about the Blackcell bundle here.
Multiplayer will add Cranked, Gunfight, and GW Infected. Cranked is the fast-paced mode that forces players to chain together kills and stay “cranked” to continually reset a timer and avoid exploding, and Gunfight is the chaotic 2v2 matchups played over a series of fast-paced rounds on small maps.
While Cranked and Gunfight will arrive at launch, GW Infected is scheduled for later in the season. This will be Call of Duty’s Infected multiplayer mode played on the larger Ground War maps.
Gunfight will also get the Gunfight: OSP variant later in the season, which is much like standard mode, but players must loot their weapons and the equipment off the ground instead of receiving a standard loadout each round.
Season 3 will add several maps to the game, including three core maps, one 6v6 map tailored for night vision, two large-scale Ground War maps, and four small arenas for Gunfight.
For standard 6v6 maps, the launch of Season 3 will include the recently revealed Pelayo’s Lighthouse map, which is a stormy, nighttime map with an island lighthouse setting. Black Gold is a night-vision goggle map, which brings back the NVG multiplayer feature from Modern Warfare 2019. Black Gold’s setting takes place at Al Mazrah’s Rohan Oil point of interest, and the map will be included at launch.
Later in the season, Alboran Hatchery will arrive as a 6v6 standard map. This map didn’t have a description, and an additional unnamed core map was also teased for the mid-season update.
Both Ground War maps will arrive at launch. Rohan Oil will be added as a large-scale Ground War map, which also uses the Rohan Oil location from Al Mazrah. Additionally, Sattiq Cave Complex is the second map, which uses Al Mazrah’s Sattiq Cave Complex for its setting.
For the Gunfight maps, these will be mostly familiar locations trimmed down in a smaller 2v2 arena size for Gunfight. The four maps in rotation for Season 3 are: Shipment, Exhibit, Alley, and Blacksite, which is also the new Gulag for Season 3 of Warzone 2.
New co-op content
A new season means a new Raid episode. These these-player episodic Raids continue Modern Warfare 2’s story with a mix of stealth, action, and puzzle-solving objectives. Episode 3 won’t arrive until later in the season, but Episode 1: Atomgrad and Episode 2 are still available for those looking to catch up on the story and unlock the operator skin rewards.
A new Special Ops mission is also announced for the mid-season update. Players will take on the Las Almas Cartel in a location set somewhere in Al Mazrah.
Additionally, a new season of Modern Warfare 2 means more new prestige levels, more seasonal challenges, weapon balancing, and bug fixes. Ranked Play will also receive a new season of cosmetic rewards to earn.
Make sure to check out everything announced for Warzone 2’s Season 3 update, including a Ranked mode, Plunder, and major changes to DMZ.
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