Black Ops Cold War And Warzone Season 3 Roadmap Breakdown

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April 19, 2021

Taylor Cole

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Black Ops Cold War And Season 3 Roadmap Highlights Include New Weapons, Operators, And More

Activision has revealed the roadmap for Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone Season 3!

This new season will bring new operators, weapons, and changes to the Warzone map. Here are the highlights:

When Does Black Ops Cold War And Warzone Season 3 Start?

  • Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 will officially launch on April 22nd
  • Black Ops Cold War will get the Season 3 update on April 21st at 12 AM ET
  • Warzone will get the Season 3 update on April 22nd at 12 AM ET

Black Ops Cold War Season 3 File Sizes

  • Xbox One – 8.3 GB
  • PS4 – 8.1 GB
  • Xbox Series (X/S) – 11.6 GB
  • PS5 – 12.3 GB
  • PC – 13.1 GB

Warzone Season 3 File Sizes

  • Xbox One – 25.9 GB
  • PS4 – 25.6 GB
  • Xbox Series (X/S) – 25.9 GB
  • PS5 – 25.6 GB
  • PC – 25.2 GB

Warzone Event Incoming

  • Verdansk has been contaminated by the zombie outbreak. In the blog post, Activision teased that the map will see some huge changes in Season 3 due to the outbreak
  • The publisher also encouraged players to be available for some kind of Warzone event called Operation Rapid Sunder “throughout Wednesday, April 21st and beyond.”
  • It seems this Warzone event will kick off on April 21st at 3 PM ET

The official Call of Duty Twitter account also posted this message telling players to standby and potentially revealing the times for the Warzone live events:

Hunt For Adler Event

  • This limited-timed event will start at the launch of Season 3
  • Complete in-game challenges across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to unlock various cosmetics and to find Adler
  • By completing a full set of challenges in either game during the event, you’ll also unlock a new Adler skin

New Season 3 Weapons Include The PPSh-41

Black Ops Cold War

  • PPSh-41
    • SMG
    • Available on launch week
  • Swiss K31
    • Sniper Rifle
    • Available on launch week
  • Ballistic Knife
    • Melee
    • Available on launch week
  • CARV.2
    • Tactical Rifle
    • Available in-season
  • AMP63
    • Pistol
    • Available in-season
  • Baseball Bat
    • Melee
    • Available in-season

Captain Price Is Coming To Black Ops Cold War In Season 3 Along With 3 New Operators

Black Ops Cold War

  • Captain Price
    • Log into Black Ops Cold War after the Season 3 update and you’ll receive the iconic Captain Price as a new operator
    • You can use this version of the character in Warzone after logging online in Black Ops Cold War
  • Wraith
    • Warsaw Pact
    • Unlock Wraith at Tier 0 of the Season 3 battle pass and another Legendary skin for Wraith can be unlocked at Tier 100
    • Available on launch week
  • Knight
    • Warsaw Pact
    • Available in-season
  • Antonov
    • Warsaw Pact
    • Available in-season

4 Maps Will Be Added To Black Ops Cold War (Including A Classic Black Ops 2 Map)

Black Ops Cold War

  • Yamantau
    • 6v6 map
    • Available on launch week
  • Diesel
    • 6v6, 2v2, and 3v3 map
    • Available on launch week
  • Duga
    • Multi-Team
    • Available in-season
  •  Standoff
    • 6v6 map
    • Available in-season
    • Standoff was a classic map from Black Ops 2

Sticks And Stones Mode Is Back!

  • Available at the launch of Season 3
  • Players are equipped with the following:
    • R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow
    • Ballistic Knife
    • Tomahawk
  • Kill players with these weapons to earn points. You can also bankrupt other players by hitting them with the Tomahawk (this will drop their score back to 0)

Multi-Team Elimination Seems Interesting

  • New mode across the larger maps
  • Available in-season
  • Multi-Team Elimination will see several teams of 4 attempt to survive expanding radiation zones with limited redeploys and restricted loadouts. By looting, players can find various items including armor plates and redeploy tickets.
  • To win, you can either be the last team standing or successfully exfil via chopper during the final safe zone.

Other Multiplayer Stuff Being Added In Season 3

Black Ops Cold War

  • Strafe Run (Scorestreak)
    • Available on launch week
  • Cargo Truck (Vehicle)
    • Available on launch week
    • Accessible in Multi-Team modes

What’s Going On With Outbreak?

  • Toxic Growth
    • New Field Upgrade
    • Toxic Growth spawns toxic thorns in front of the operator that will slow down and possibly even kill zombies
    • When upgraded, Toxic Growth can:
      • Get more charges
      • Double its damage
      • Cause zombies to explode upon dying
  • Duga
    • New Outbreak map
    • Available on launch week
  • FAV And Cargo Truck
    • New Outbreak vehicles
    • Available on launch week
  • New Content For Outbreak
    • More interactive events across Outbreak
    • Players can obtain upgrades for the D.I.E. Machine
    • Destroy Fury Crystals to unlock the Aether Tool item
    • Expanded Outbreak objectives
    • More content for Onslaught (PlayStation-only)
    • All of this will be available on launch week

Again, these are just the major highlights and we tried to make this as short as possible. The full Activision blog post goes into much more detail and you can find that by clicking here.

BOCW and Warzone Season 3 kicks off on April 22nd.

For the latest Call of Duty news, be sure to check out ModernWarzone on Twitter.

SOURCE: Activision

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