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Black Ops Cold War And Warzone Season 3 Reloaded: Everything You Need To Know

Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone has reached the halfway point and with it a new update and flurry of content is being introduced to keep this lively season ticking.

With famous 80s action heroes joining the Operator roster, new weapons, new maps and a big Zombies update coming to Outbreak, we're excited to see what tricks Treyarch and Activision have in-store this season.

While 1984 Verdansk took centre stage for the debut of this season, it looks like Cold War will be stepping into the spotlight ahead of Warzone.

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Here's absolutely everything you need to know about Season 3 Reloaded for Cold War, Warzone and Zombies.

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Season 3 Reloaded Is LIVE! - 20th May

After updates rolled out across Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, Season 3 Reloaded is officially underway!

Find the full Warzone patch notes by clicking here.

First Look At Duga - 19th May

Treyarch has posted an overview of new Multi-Team map Duga along with a sneak peek at the new Multi-Team Elimination mode that plays in a similar fashion to a battle royale!

Black Ops Cold War Patch Notes Unveiled - 19th May

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Treyarch has released the full patch notes for the Season 3 Reloaded update ahead of the update going live.

Click here for all the intel.

Season 3 Reloaded Roadmap Revealed - 18th May

The roadmap for Season 3 Reloaded has been revealed!

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded Roadmap
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Nakatomi Plaza In Warzone - 18th May

The first cinematic trailer for Season 3 Reloaded has gone live!

While there wasn't a lot of new information revealed, the trailer did show Nakatomi Plaza located in the middle of Downtown Verdansk.

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Nakatomi Plaza Warzone
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80s Action Heroes Trailer - 18th May

Ahead of the launch of Season 3 Reloaded, Activision will show the first look at the 80s action heroes theme.

The trailer is set to go live at 5PM BST so be sure to check back here nearer the time to tune in!

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PlayStation Pre-Load Information - 18th May

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As always, PlayStation players will have the ability to pre-load the Season 3 Reloaded update.

Starting from May 17th, players will be able to pre-load the update ready to jump straight into the action as soon as Season 3 Reloaded gets underway on the 20th.

Second Teaser Revealed - 14th May

As the countdown moves ever closer, Activision has released a second teaser for Season 3 Reloaded.

New Zombies Teaser - 13th May

The teasers for Outbreak's Easter Egg keep on coming!

This time around, an A4 piece of paper titled "The Only Way" has appeared.

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Season 3 Reloaded Start Date

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Activision has finally confirmed the start date for Season 3 Reloaded!

The mid-season update will go live on May 20th.

Patch Notes

Treyarch has released a huge wave of patch notes ahead of the update going live.

Click here to find out all the changes coming to Black Ops Cold War

Weapons

The AMP63 is the next lethal weapon to arrive in Season 3 of Cold War.

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The fully automatic pistol has a real chance of spicing up the close-range metagame and we could see it make an impact when the second half of the season gets underway.

Right now, the Sykov is the go-to sidearm but its days could be numbered with the introduction of this number.

It can be unlocked by completing a specific challenge or purchasing a bundle from the store that contains a weapon blueprint.

AMP63 Cold War Season 3 Reloaded Release Date
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While melee weapons aren't always the most exciting weapon addition, the Baseball Bat is also arriving in this update.

As you can imagine, it will be a 1-hit melee weapon that can be unlocked by completing a specific challenge or purchasing a bundle from the store that contains a weapon blueprint.

Operators

80s Action Heroes Update - 17th May

The official Call of Duty YouTube channel posted a countdown to the 80s Action Hero trailer, set to go live on May 18 at noon EST.

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80s Action Heroes Confirmed - 14th May

After several weeks of teasers, Activision has posted the first piece of official artwork ahead of the mid-season update.

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John Rambo and John McClane are coming as Operators in Season 3 Reloaded as part of a cross-franchise promotion focusing on 80s Action Heroes.

We're expecting them to arrive as part of an Operator Bundle in the store with a staggered release as the season reaches a conclusion.

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Game Modes

One of the hotly-anticipated game modes arriving in Season 3 is Multi-Team Elimination.

Expected to be "Treyarch's take on battle royale" using the Cold War engine, it could prove to be one of the more popular modes within the game.

Although minimal information on the mode has been revealed, we think it could be released as part of Season 3 Reloaded.

Maps

Iconic map Standoff is slated to release during the season alongside Duga for multi-team game modes.

Standoff Black Ops Cold War Season 3 Reloaded Release Date
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The start of the season saw the addition of Diesel and Yamantau to the Black Ops Cold War map pool and it's likely that Season 3 Reloaded will surpass the success of the new maps.

It's been a good season for multiplayer maps in Cold War, with both the new maps becoming popular options.

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Warzone

For Warzone, Season 3 Reloaded will include the vast majority of content making its way to Black Ops Cold War, including the new Operators and weapons.

According to the roadmap, a new mid-season event will take place and will likely begin when the second half of the season starts.

Zombies

Season 3 Reloaded will be packed with new content for Zombies players to get stuck into.

The first Outbreak Easter Egg will go live when the season kicks off on May 20th alongside new intel and the addition of fishing!

Here's a full list of changes and content coming to Zombies:

Outbreak

  • New Easter Egg Main Quest
  • Orda Encounter World Event
  • Fishing
  • New Intel documents
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Round-Based

  • Cranked 2: No Time to Crank - New limited-time mode for Firebase Z and Die Maschine.

Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • New Silverback Slideways bonus map.
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Onslaught

  • Standoff added to map pool alongside new intel documents.
  • New limited-time mode.
  • New challenge with exclusive weapon blueprint reward.
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New Features and Improvements

New weapons added to the Mystery Box and Trial rewards in round-based maps and Outbreak:

  • Groza assault rifle
  • MAC-10 SMG
  • Streetsweeper shotgun
  • FARA 83 assault rifle
  • LC10 SMG
  • R1 Shadowhunter crossbow
  • ZRG 20mm sniper rifle
  • Sledgehammer melee weapon
  • Wakizashi melee weapon
  • Machete melee weapon
  • E-Tool melee weapon
  • Custom Mod support: Bring custom Blueprints into Zombies via the “Apply Blueprint” feature! Create multiple configurations for every weapon in the game and apply your Custom Mods to all weapons found in a game session.
  • New Outbreak Map features: Free cursor support and the ability to Ping the overhead map
  • Zombies-specific weapon tuning to increase the overall power of the Black Ops Cold War arsenal
  • New Weapon Unlock Challenges: Baseball Bat and AMP63 machine pistol (in-season)
  • Rebalancing zombie health at high rounds and scaling Self Revive costs to provide a greater challenge and higher stakes for skilled Zombies players
  • Buffing the Pack-a-Punched ZRG 20mm bullet penetration to affect multiple zombies
  • Reduced health for the Demented Echo in Outbreak
  • New gameplay improvements and bug fixes in Dead Ops Arcade 3
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