23 Apr 2021 6:06 AM +00:00

The Warzone Season 3 Patch Notes are finally here

Warzone is getting a new map in Season 3 with the addition of the brand new Verdansk 84! But there's more than just a map change coming to Call of Duty Warzone.

We finally have the Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 patch notes following Treyarch detailing their own batch of changes for Black Ops Cold War, and they're packed with some massive new content!

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Here's everything you need to know about the Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 update and its patch notes.

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LATEST - Verdansk 84 Revealed in New Trailer

The next Call of Duty Warzone map, Verdansk 84, has been revealed in the end of season events leading up to Season 3 in Warzone.

You can see the massively exciting trailer showcasing the Verdansk 84 map in action below:

Full Patch Notes Revealed

We're not going to beat around the bush; there are a lot of changes coming to Warzone in Season 3 with the Patch Notes from Raven Software. So let's dive in...

Hunt For Adler Event Details

  • Starting on April 22nd, the new “Hunt for Adler” limited-time event will task Operators with unique in-game challenges in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to learn of Adler’s whereabouts.
  • Complete the Intel Challenges to unlock Event rewards, including Weapon Charms, Calling Cards, a new Operator Skin, and more. 
  • You can find more details about this event in the Seasonal Event tab on the main menu between Play and Weapons once Season Three kicks off in Warzone.
  • Once you’ve completed a full set of challenges in either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone over the course of the event, you’ll unlock an exclusive Adler skin for use in both games!
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Season Three Battle Pass Tier Teaser

100 Tiers of brand-new content including new Operator Skins, Weapons, Blueprints, Wrist Accessories, Weapon Charms, COD Points, and more.

  • Tier 0
    • Instantly unlock Wraith, a new Woods Skin, and more
  • Tier 15
    • PPSh-41 SMG
  • Tier 21
    • “Vex Lord” Assault Rifle Blueprint
  • Tier 27
    • “Gilded Rose” Shotgun Blueprint
  • Tier 31
    • Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle
  • Tier 55
    • “Slow Death” LMG Blueprint
  • Tier 95
    • Ultra-Rarity “Loud Pipe” Reactive SMG Weapon Blueprint
  • Tier 100
    • “White Queen” Wraith Skin
    • “Roman Standard” Legendary Sniper Rifle Blueprint
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Map Changes

  • The situation in Verdansk has hit a critical level. Armistice Central Command will be communicating directly to all Operators with further instructions.

General Changes

  • NVIDIA DLSS is now available in Call of Duty®: Warzone on PC
  • Players with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards can enable NVIDIA DLSS to boost performance and play at higher resolutions and graphics settings.
  • End of the game open mic has been turned off for modes with infinite respawn mechanics.
  • Player rank will now display the correct rank icons in the After-Action Report.
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Gameplay Changes

  • Loot that spawns across Verdansk has once again been updated...
    • Now exclusively consists of Black Ops Cold War Weapons including the new Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle and PPSh-41 SMG
    • Only Legendary Weapons will spawn as Blueprints
  • Players no longer take armour-bypassing damage when using a riot shield and facing an active thermite grenade.
  • Sticking a player with Semtex will now always down them.
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Accessibility Changes

  • Added Mono Audio to the Volume settings in Audio Options
  • Disabled (Default): Audio is split between left and right audio channels to provide directional sound.
  • Enabled: Left and right audio channels are combined into one channel
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Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug with most Cold War barrels where Hip Spread and ADS Idle Sway were being increased when they should not have been.
  • Fixed a bug with some ZRG 20mm optics that disabled the ability to hold breath.
  • Fixed a bug where some loot would drop in close proximity on death.
  • Fixed a bug where if the player is downed while switching to a gunner seat, they would become invisible and/or invulnerable.
  • Fixed a bug causing the random Operator select option to only select Coalition Operators from Modern Warfare.
  • Fixed a bug causing Baker’s fourth Operator Mission Objective to not track properly (eliminate 15 enemies using a weapon with an attached 2x magnified scope or greater).
  • Fixed a bug causing certain Operator models to appear headless while using the FFAR 1.
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Weapon Changes

  • Cold War weapons have had their ammo names updated.
  • The FFAR 1 crosshair has been updated to match other Assault Rifles.
  • New Weapons
    • PPSh-41: SMG (Launch Week)
      • Tier 15 of the Battle Pass.
    • Swiss K31: Sniper Rifle (Launch Week)
      • Tier 31 of the Battle Pass.
  • Two New Weapon Unlock Challenges
    • LC-10
      • Using SMGs, get 3 kills without dying in 15 different matches.
    • FARA 83
      • Using Assault Rifles, get 2 headshot kills in 15 different matches.
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Assault Rifles

  • Cold War AK-47
    • Recoil pattern has been adjusted
  • FARA 83
    • Minimum damage increased from 25 to 26
    • Maximum damage decreased from 33 to 31
    • Maximum damage range increased by 17%
    • Recoil pattern has been adjusted
  • FFAR 1
    • Maximum damage decreased from 30 to 27
    • Maximum damage range decreased by 15%
    • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.1 to 1
    • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1.1 to 1
    • ADS speed decreased slightly
  • Groza
    • Recoil increased slightly
    • ADS speed decreased slightly
    • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1.3 to 1.1
  • Krig 6
    • Head damage multiplier changed from 1.4 to 1.5
    • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.3
    • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1
    • Lower torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1
  • QBZ-83
    • Move speed increased
    • ADS move speed increased
    • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.2
    • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1
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Submachine Guns

  • LC10
    • Bullet velocity increased slightly
  • Mac-10
    • Maximum damage decreased by 1
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Sniper Rifles

  • Pellington 703
    • ADS speed increased
    • Raise time increased slightly
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Tactical Rifles

  • Cold War Tactical Rifle Charlie
    • Time between bursts increased by 33%
    • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.8 to 1.3
  • M16
    • Time between bursts increased by 10%
    • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.8 to 1.1
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Attachment Changes

  • Position Concealment
    • Position Concealment will reduce the time your position is visible on the compass and minimap after firing. This effect has been added as a pro on both the Flashguard and SOCOM/KGB Eliminator.

Barrels

  • 16.3” Rapid Fire (M16)
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 58%
  • 18” Rapid Fire (Tactical Rifle Charlie)
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 56%
  • 15.9” Strike Team (M16)
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 66%
  • 18.2” Strike Team (Tactical Rifle Charlie)
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 64%
  • 16.3” Titanium (M16)
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 61%
  • 17” Titanium (Tactical Rifle Charlie)
    • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 59%
  • Sorokin 140mm Auto (Sykov)
    • Minimum damage reduced from 23 to 19
  • Sorokin 140mm Auto AND Akimbo (Sykov)
    • Minimum damage reduced from 19 to 14
      • This only affects the weapon when both the Sorokin 140mm Auto and the Akimbo attachment are equipped simultaneously.
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Lasers

  • Ember Sighting Point
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20%
  • SOF Target Designator
    • Flashlight is now visible during hip-fire and ADS
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Magazines

  • Salvo/VDV Fast Mag
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20%
  • Speed Mag
    • Pistols
      • ADS speed penalty reduced by 40%
    • SMGs
      • ADS speed penalty reduced by 30%
    • Snipers
      • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20%
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Muzzles

  • Flashguard
    • Added Position Concealment pro
  • SOCOM/KGB Eliminator
    • Added Position Concealment pro
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Optics

  • SUSAT MultiZoom
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 10%
  • Ultrazoom Custom
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20%
  • Vulture Custom Zoom
    • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20%
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Rear Grips

  • Increases to ADS speed reduced by roughly 10%

Operator Changes

  • Roze
    • We’ve adjusted Roze in order to improve the Operators readability/visibility where sources of light are available.
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New Operators added:

  • Wraith: Warsaw Pact (Launch Week)
    • Unlocked via Battle Pass
  • Knight: Warsaw Pact (In-Season)
    • Unlocked via Store Bundle
  • Antonov: Warsaw Pact (In-Season)
    • Unlocked via Store Bundle
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New Prestige Levels

  • Level 50
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 100
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 150
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 190
    • All Season Challenges Available
  • Level 200
    • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card
  • Levels 250 - 1,000
    • New Prestige Key every 50 levels
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Store Update

  • We have a fresh dose of new Store Bundles launching alongside Season Three, including some seriously sinister new villains, as well as Tracer Packs, Mastercraft and Reactive Weapon Blueprints, and more.