Activision has announced the key details on the upcoming Season 3 event for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, and there is a lot coming. The publisher ran through the update in a blog post, and we’ve collected the key points here.
Release Date And File Size:
Season 3 goes live on April 22, but the updates that apply the new content will be available sooner. Black Ops Cold War’s Season 3 update will be available on April 20 at 9 PM PT, while Warzone’s update is planned for April 21 at 9 PM PT.
In terms of file size, this depends on your platform–you can see all the details below.
Black Ops Cold War Update Sizes
- PlayStation 5: 12.3 GB
- PlayStation 4: 8.1 GB
- Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 11.6 GB
- Xbox One: 8.3 GB
- PC: 13.1 GB
Warzone Update Sizes
- PlayStation 5: 25.6 GB
- PlayStation 4: 25.6 GB
- Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 25.9 GB
- Xbox One: 25.9 GB
- PC 25.2 GB
Activision published a content roadmap for Season 3 that highlights all the key additions to the new season. This includes more multiplayer maps for Black Ops Cold War, an “update” to the Warzone map, a Hunt for Adler event in Warzone, and more new Zombies content. There are also new weapons and Operators coming, along with new vehicles and new prestige levels. Here’s the roadmap:
Hunt For Adler Event
Available at the launch of Season 3 on April 22 will be a new Hunt for Adler limited-time event that includes challenges that span Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. From the sound of the description of the event, it appears players will be headed to Verdansk to find Adler once and for all.
“Naga’s forces kept Frank Woods and his CIA strike team busy searching for Russell Adler in the Golden Triangle, buying Stitch the vital time he needed to initiate the next phase of his grand plan. Naga’s distraction may yet turn out to be the pivotal action that determines the course of the Cold War.
Meanwhile in Russia, two Perseus operatives travel to Mount Yamantau on a mission to recover top-secret files from a long-forgotten clandestine program for Stitch’s cause.
Woods and his team gear up to follow the intel uncovered at Naga’s base of operations in Laos. All signs point to Verdansk, and Adler’s fate is in their hands…”
Players can each special rewards, including weapon charms, calling cards, and a new Operator skin, for completing the special challenges.
Three New Operators
A new season means more Operators, the first of whom is Wraith, who is featured prominently in the key art for Season 3. “This ex-Norwegian Intelligence Services alpine warfare specialist-turned-Perseus-agent makes a grand entrance demonstrating her skills in infiltration and sabotage. A vital asset in winter operations, cold-blooded and intolerant of weakness, she’s the perfect antagonist to fight against the NATO forces,” reads a line from her description.
Players can unlock Wraith right away by purchasing the new Season 3 Battle Pass. If players make it all the way to tier 100, they’ll unlock a legendary-level operator skin for Wraith.
The other new operators include Knight, who is a former MI6 wetworks operative, and Antonov, who is a former hitman who joined the armed forces instead of spending more time in jail to pay for his crimes. Knight and Antonov will be added to the games at some point during Season 3, but not at launch.
A bonus Operator, Captain Price, is also coming to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone in Season 3. The new version of Price is called Price ’84, and his look is based on the Cold War era. Anyone who already owns Black Ops Cold War gets Price ’84 for free. All you have to do is log in and he’ll show up, but you need to first log in to Black Ops Cold War and then go to Warzone for him to show up in the battle royale game.
6 New Weapons
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are adding six new weapons in Season 3. These include:
- PPSh-41 SMG (launch week)
- Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle (launch week)
- Ballistic Knife (launch week)
- CARV.2 Tactical Rifle (in-season)
- AMP63: Pistol (in-season)
- Baseball bat (in-season)
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