CoD Warzone Season 3 Countdown

Season 3 is now live in Warzone, adding some new guns and Operators to the game.

However, we're still waiting for part two of the event and for the new map to be released.

Below, we've got everything you need to know about the new season, the new map, and the nuke event.

Release Date & Time

The update is due to go live in Warzone at 12am ET/5am BST on April 22, with the content set to go live in game slightly later.

However, the in-game event, which should spell the end of Verdansk, is set to start at 8pm BST on April 21.

Season 3 Update Download Size

If you're looking to get the Season 3 update downloaded as soon as possible, below are the download sizes so that you can prepare your system.

  • 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

Nuke Event - Operation Rapid Sunder

As expected, an in-game event has kicked off Season 3 in Warzone.

You were able to play the event from 3pm ET/8pm BST on April 21, but the second part is at the same time on April 22.

Players are currently in Rebirth Island, which has changed slightly, but the second part of the event will likely take everyone to the new map.

Keep checking in with us for more on the second part of The Destruction of Verdansk.

1980s Verdansk New Map

The second part of the Nuke Event should usher in the new map. We don't know much official, other than that "map updates" are coming, but various rumours have suggested that 1980s Verdansk is what we're getting.

It seems like the map will have the same structure as the original map, but will include new POIs, such as Bridge, that will replace existing locations.

Below, you can see what is an alleged leak of the new map overview.

New Operators

Various new Operators are also coming to Warzone in Season 3. They are:

  • Wraith: Warsaw Pact
  • Knight: Warsaw Pact
  • Antonov: Warsaw Pact - later in the season

There is also a 1980s version of Captain Price, which will now be available in Black Ops Cold War, as well as Warzone.

Latest - Patch Notes Released

You can check out all of the weapon and attachment changes coming in Season 3 on Raven's website.

On top of altering many of the weapons, various bug fixes have also been enacted.

New Weapons

Below are all of the new weapons that are due to come to Warzone at the start and throughout Season 3.

We'll add guides on how to get them all as we figure it out.

  • PPSh-41: SMG
  • Swiss K31: Sniper Rifle
  • Ballistic Knife: Melee
  • CARV.2: Tactical Rifle (later in the season)
  • AMP63: Pistol (later in the season)

Battle Pass

A new battle pass will also be released. While we know that some of the new weapons will be included, as well as some skins for the new Operators, we don't know what else.

It'll inevitably include various skins, cosmetics items, blueprints, CoD points, and more.

We will update you as soon as the Season 3 update is out to let you know what's being added.


Below, you can see the full roadmap for Black Ops Cold War Season 3 so that you know exactly what's included in the update.

Prestige Emblems

There will also be four new Prestige emblems to earn in the game, which you can see below.

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PRESTIGE EMBLEMS: Show off in style!

You'll be able to start earning them across both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 3.

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