Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 release time - When does the update launch?

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April 12, 2023: Season 3 for Warzone 2 and MW2 starts today but when does it actually launch? Scroll down for everything you need to know.

Before the update goes live, the Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 release time is bound to become a hot topic of conversation as players prepare for another dose of seasonal content.

Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 fans can get their hands on a brand-new Battle Pass that includes the legendary Intervention sniper rifle and one of two Operators coming to multiplayer and the battle royale. Alongside the new guns, Plunder is finally making its long-awaited return.

Before we reveal more about the Warzone 2 and MW2 Season 3 release time, don't forget to take a look at our guides highlighting the current Warzone 2 meta and the best Modern Warfare 2 ranked play loadouts.

When does Warzone 2 and MW2 Season 3 start?

Thanks to the Call of Duty Twitter account, we know everything about the release time. Season Three kicks off on April 12 at 6PM BST which is slightly later due to the change to British Summer Time. Take a look at the rest of the release times for the rest of the world below.

United States

  • US West Coast: April 12, 10:00 am PT
  • Illinois (Central Time): April 12, 12:00 pm CT
  • US East Coast: April 12, 1:00 pm ET
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  • United Kingdom: April 12, 6:00 pm BST
  • Central Europe: April 12, 7:00 pm CEST


  • India: April 12, 10:30 pm IST
  • China: April 13, 1:00 am CST
  • Japan: April 13, 2:00 am JST


  • Australia: April 13, 4:00 am AEDT
  • New Zealand: April 13, 6:00 am NZDT

It's worth noting that Infinity Ward and Raven Software haven't revealed the exact details on the Season 3 release time, the times above are based on when previous seasonal updates went live.

If plans change, we'll update the guide to reveal exactly when you can drop into the action.

What's in the Warzone 2 and MW2 Season 3 update?


Perhaps the biggest addition across Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 is the arrival of Warzone 2 ranked play. The battle royale is finally receiving its very own competitive playlist which is great news for those looking for some high-stakes competition.

Alongside the new mode, multiplayer fans can jump into Gunfight once again along with a new multiplayer map for 6v6 action.

That's all there is to know about the Warzone 2 and MW2 Season 3 release time! For more Call of Duty, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle and the best Ashika Island landing spots.

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