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Cold War And Warzone Season 3 LEAKS: Release Date, Trailer, Weapons, Operators, Zombies, Warzone And Everything You Need To Know

Season 3 is now LIVE in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone!

Post-launch content for Black Ops Cold War has proved extremely popular among its players thanks to developer Treyarch delivering a wide variety of content across all of the available modes.

The first two seasons have been huge for Black Ops Cold War. Season One saw the return of iconic multiplayer map Raid while Season Two marked the launch of an all-new open-world Zombies experience named Outbreak.

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With Season Three on the horizon, what could possibly be in store? Here’s absolutely everything you need to know.

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Warzone Event Part 2 - 22nd April

Check out the latest news on the next part of the Warzone event.

Battle Pass - 22nd April

Yamantau Gameplay - 22nd April

Patch Notes - 22nd April

Looking for the latest patch notes?

Check out the patch notes for the Season 3 update on Cold War and Warzone:

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New Screenshots Of 1980 Verdansk Leaked - 21st April

Notable leaker @InfoCoDES_2 has uncovered brand-new screenshots of the new iteration of Verdansk.

Find out when the event is taking place in a range of time zones below:

  • 12PM PT - 2PM PT, 2PM - 9PM, and 12PM - 1PM on April 22nd
  • 8PM BST - 10PM BST, 5AM - 8PM, and 8PM - 9PM on April 22nd
  • 9PM CEST - 10PM CEST, 6AM - 9PM, and 9PM - 10PM on April 22nd
  • 3PM ET - 5PM ET, 5PM - 12AM, and 3PM - 4PM on April 22nd
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Season 3 Roadmap Revealed - 19th April

Just days before the start of Season 3, Activision has revealed the roadmap for the upcoming season.

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Season 3 will see the return of classic Black Ops map Standoff alongside the addition of Captain Price as a playable Operator, marking the first time the Modern Warfare and Black Ops universes have come together outside of Warzone.

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Along with new maps, the PPSH SMG and Swiss K31 sniper rifle will be arriving to Cold War with the CARV.2 and AMP.63 arriving later on in the season.

The leak also reveals a mysterious new Operator that is likely to be the main antagonist as the conflict between Adler and Stitch continues.

First Season 3 Trailer Revealed - 15th April

In light of the leak mentioned below, Treyarch has posted an official version of the trailer.

Warzone's New Map Confirmed - 15th April

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Leakers have managed to obtain the cut-scene that is expected to go live at the start of Season 3.

The trailer consists of the elite group of Operators that landed in the Laos jungle hot on the heels of Adler. They quickly realise that he isn't there and is making his way to Verdansk.

The trailer also shows a brief glimpse of the new Warzone map which can be seen by clicking here.

Release Date

The new season is scheduled to begin on April 22nd.

The new update will go live on the 21st for Cold War, but most of the new content will not be available until the following day.

The last season began at the following times:

  • 9PM PT
  • 12AM ET
  • 5AM GMT
  • 6AM CET
  • 4PM AEDT
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Trailer

The first official trailer for Season 3 has gone live.

Check it out below!

Storyline

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Storyline

Season 1

A trap has been set. A CIA safe house has been hit. And an old enemy returns to get his revenge.

After storming an experimental Nova 6 production site on Rebirth Island, Russel Adler has made a powerful enemy in Vikhor "Stitch" Kuzmin, the ex-KGB leader of the Nova 6 program. And Stitch is looking to settle the score.

Now, Adler and his CIA strike team find themselves trapped, and surrounded by enough Nova 6 nerve gas to throw the world off its axis.

Season 2

Frank Woods knows the jungles of Southeast Asia all too well. During the events of the original Black Ops, he and Alex Mason tracked down a crashed plane filled with Nova 6 gas deep in Laos, only to be captured and held as a POW until his eventual escape in 1972.

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Twelve years later, Woods returns to Laos with NATO’s finest to handle another crisis. Russell Adler has been abducted after his fateful re-encounter with Stitch following a massive firefight in the abandoned Twin Pines Mall.

Adler’s whereabouts are still unknown, but according to clues left behind by Perseus agents, he may be held within the Golden Triangle. This intel leads a CIA strike team led by Woods to a contraband trafficking route for Nova 6 ran by one of Stitch’s accomplices – Kapano “Naga” Vang – who is ready to pounce on these agents from the shadows.

But the question remains: Where is Adler?

Patch Notes

Cold War

New Content

  • New lobby themeStrafe Run Scorestreak
  • Cargo Truck
  • New weapon tuning
  • League Play Combat Record
  • Increased XP in Zombies
  • Expanded Outbreak objectives
  • Split-screen updates
  • Operator Randomizer feature
  • Weapon unlock challenges in Zombies
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Global:

  • 100 new Battle Pass tiers including the PPSh-41 SMG and Swiss K31 sniper rifle
  • Six total new weapons throughout the season
  • Four New Prestige Levels
  • New Prestige Shop content
  • “Hunt for Adler” Launch Week Event (April 22)
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Multiplayer:

  • New MP Map: Yamantau (6v6)
  • New MP Map: Diesel (6v6, 3v3, 2v2)
  • New MP Mode: Sticks and Stones
  • New Scorestreak: Strafe Run
  • New Featured Playlists: Yamantau 24/7, Diesel Face Off 24/7
  • New Multi-Team Vehicle: Cargo Truck
  • New League Play updates
  • 20 New Multiplayer Season Challenges
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Zombies:

  • New Field Upgrade: Toxic Growth
  • New Outbreak Region: Duga
  • New Outbreak Intel and Secrets
  • New Outbreak Vehicles: Cargo Truck and FAV
  • Expanded Outbreak Objectives
  • New Weapon Unlock Challenges
  • New Onslaught Map (PlayStation): Yamantau
  • 20 New Zombies Season Challenges
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Weapon Updates

  • All LMGs
  • All shotguns (including the Streetsweeper)
  • FFAR 1
  • Krig 6
  • Assault rifle Barrel attachments
  • SMG sprint speed
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Warzone

Price

All new DLC content will be free to players on all platforms and there is a free Battle Pass available.

However, if you wish to buy the battle pass, it will cost 1000 COD Points.

The Battle Pass Bundle (including 20 Tier skips) will cost 2400 COD Points.

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Battle Pass

The new season will bring a new Battle Pass that players can take advantage of no matter which game they play.

From this point onward, playing in any of the three games counts towards player and Battle Pass progressions.

As detailed before, the new Battle Pass will cost 1000 COD points and bring over 100 tiers of content.

This will include cosmetics such as Operator skins, weapon charms, weapon skins, XP tokens, watch designs, calling cards and much more.

Not to forget, the Battle Pass also includes a featured Operator and a new weapon.

There will also be 1,300 COD Points to get back from the pass.

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You can likely pay a bit extra for the Battle Pass Bundle that will bring 20 tier skips for 2,400CP.

Ultimately, if you choose not to spend any money on the Battle Pass, you will still get access to some free items.

All progression in Modern Warfare, Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will count towards your seasonal levels and prestige.

So no matter what game you play, you won't lose out.

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Weapons

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The Season 3 roadmap has revealed that a total of six weapons will be arriving into the Cold War arsenal.

At launch, the PPSH SMG and the Swiss K31 sniper rifle will be available by unlocking them through the Battle Pass while the CARV.2, AMP63 and the Baseball Bat will be making appearances later on in the season.

The Ballistic Knife from the first Black Ops game also makes a return!

Operators

Four new Operators will be appearing during Season 3. Wraith and Captain Price will be the first two available to unlock while Antonov and Knight will be making their respective debuts later on in the season.

Maps

Yamantau, Standoff, Diesel, and Duga

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Classic Black Ops map Standoff makes its heavily rumoured return in Season 3 alongside three brand-new battlefields.

Yamantau and Diesel are two new 6v6 maps along with Duga which will feature in the large-scale Fireteam modes

Future Remakes

We're expecting more remakes at some point in the near future - some of these maps that were leaked before launch include:

  • Jungle
  • Summit
  • Firing Range
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@ModernWarzone has tweeted images of Firing Range and Jungle to add fuel to the speculative fire.

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Warzone

It looks like the new Warzone map, isn't that new after all but is a 1980s reimagining of Verdansk.

Leaker @InfoCoDES_2, has revealed new screenshots of Verdansk in the 1980s.

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All content is universal, meaning what is unlocked in the Black Ops Cold War Battle Pass will be available in Warzone.

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You can expect new floor loot to be added to Verdansk to freshen up the meta and the addition of the newest weapons in Season 2.

As well as this, new POIs and locations around the map are being adjusted to mix up the action and evolve the story.

Scorestreaks

As per the roadmap, the Strafe Run will be the newest addition to the Cold War Scorestreak arsenal.

Gunfight

A condensed version of Diesel will be the newest addition to the Gunfight map pool.

Fireteam

A new map in the form of Duga and a brand-new game mode known as Multi-Team Elimination are arriving at some point during Season 3!

Zombies

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New Field Upgrade

The leaks were correct! Toxic Growth is the newest Field Upgrade making its way to Zombies.

Outbreak

Duga is the latest Fireteam map to be added to Outbreak alongside a range of new intel to discover and two brand-new vehicles.

Vehicles

  • Cargo Truck
  • PAV
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Campaign

It's highly unlikely any new content will be added to the Campaign as this wasn't done through the entirety of Modern Warfare.

However, it wouldn't be out of the question for Treyarch to break the mould.

The Campaign has had a wonderful reception, with the only complaint being that it is too short.

With side missions featuring in this mode, perhaps a few more will be added to it?

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Game Modes

Sticks and Stones is the latest game mode making its way to Cold War in Season 3.

For those familiar with the first Black Ops game, players will have to reach the kill limit using knives, crossbows and tomahawks!

Prestige

New Prestige Emblems

As predicted, a total of four new Prestige emblems will be a part of Season 3's huge content drop.

Black Ops Cold War Season 3 New Prestige Emblems
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From this point onward, playing in any of the three games counts towards player and Battle Pass progressions.

Meaning, you can play Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, or Modern Warfare and increase your seasonal levels and prestige in Black Ops Cold War.

This season offers four additional Prestiges to achieve across the first 200 levels, as well as a new Weapon Blueprint, as follows:

  • 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 200: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card, and all Season Challenges unlocked
  • Level 250-1,000: New Prestige Key every 50 levels

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