Warzone Season 3 Update Release Time: When Does The New Season Start?

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April 27, 2022:

Season 3 of Warzone begins today! So you don't forget when the update drops, check out the countdown clock ticking down until the new season gets underway.

After weeks of teasers eventually confirming the arrival of Godzilla and Kong as part of Operation Monarch, Season 3 of Warzone is right around the corner much to the excitement of players looking forward to all the chances Raven Software has in store.

The Pacific era of the battle royale will reach the halfway stage of its cycle and will include a range of brand-new guns and weapons arriving in the arsenal in addition to Hernandez joining the Operator roster.

With a release date set for April 27, many are beginning to wonder when the update will begin to roll out during that day. Thankfully, Activision has shared information on when players can expect the Season 3 update to roll out. Find everything you need to know about the Warzone Season 3 update release time in this handy guide.

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When Does Warzone Season 3 Start?

Warzone Season 3 Start Date

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According to Activision, Season 3 will kick off at 5PM BST (9AM PT / 12PM ET) on April 27. This is the same time the update for the battle royale goes live.

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Previous seasons of post-launch content have allowed players to pre-load the update a few days prior to its launch, meaning they can jump straight into the action as soon as the clock strikes six.

How to Preload The Warzone Season 3 Update

PlayStation users can preload the update before the action begins. The update should appear automatically but if it doesn't highlight the game tile, press 'Start' then select 'Check for Update.' This will trigger the download and it will begin.

To speed up the process, place your console into Rest Mode and use a wired internet connection to guarantee nothing interferes with the download.

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Warzone Pacific Season 3 Update Size

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Details on the size of the Season 3 update haven't appeared yet but with Vanguard's update weighing in at 10.7 GB, we can expect Warzone's update to be a similar size. It's highly likely PC players will need plenty of additional space in order for the update to download correctly.

Once we find more information on the Warzone Season 3 update size, we will update this guide with all the latest intel you need to know.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Content

Season 3 brings a wealth of content into the battle royale ranging from epic Godzilla and Kong-themed Operator skins to the Nikita AVT assault rifle.

In addition, the update introduces a wealth of map changes to Caldera likely to change the overall pace of the game alongside imminent changes to sniper rifles in a bid to spice up the long-range metagame. Over the course of the season, more content including new Operators and the H4 Blixen submachine gun (SMG).

That's all there is to know about the Warzone Season 3 update release time. For more intel, check out our dedicated page packed with the latest news, leaks, and loadout guides for Call of Duty's battle royale.