Ring in the holiday season with the upcoming launch of Season 1 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty: Warzone. The new season brings more Multiplayer maps; game modes, the next mission in Zombies; the introduction of Urzikstan in Call of Duty: Warzone, and much more.
Multiplayer — New maps, game modes, Loadout items, Ranked Play
Meat (Core, Launch): Make mincemeat out of your enemies at the East Bay Meats slaughterhouse. Use of the new Tac-Stance ability to combine agility with accuracy while weaving through the small confines of the meat locker and processing center.
Greece (Core, Launch): Test your mettle in a once-idyllic coastal town, where waters at the shore lap at the hull of a burning yacht. Navigate the city center of this medium-sized map where narrow alleys cut between the lines of shops. Dive into the water when you need to reposition and use the copious vantage points to get above your enemies.
Rio (Core, In-Season): Take in the vibrant colors of Rio de Janeiro as you battle across an upscale shopping center. Face enemies in tight quarters throughout the mall or move through the vibrant exterior streets in this small- to -medium- sized map. Look for vantage points in the covered walkway, over the garage, and on top of vehicles. Spacing is tight, so be ready to engage.
Training Facility (Gunfight, Launch): Challenge another duo within the remains of an old warehouse, now repurposed as part of Konni Group’s training facilities. Perch on the second level for a greater view of the area or move through the interior spaces to ambush your enemies.
Gunfight returns plus other new modes
Gunfight returns to Call of Duty, pitting two teams of two against one another in a round-based match. There are no respawns, and all players are assigned the same randomized Loadout at the start of each round, which changes every two rounds. The first team to win six rounds wins the match.
Five maps at launch: Season 1 brings the new Training Facility map along with four Carry Forward Gunfight maps from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II: Alley, Blacksite, Exhibit, and Shipment.
All or Nothing: Deploy with Throwing Knives and no ammo. Get one elimination to activate the Scavenger Perk, allowing you to retrieve ammo pickups for your weapon. The first to land 20 eliminations wins.
More modes will be added to the mix during Season 1. Wield the Ray Gun in the new Vortex mode, plus load into Infected, Headquarters, and Team Gunfight.
New Vest and Killstreaks
Equip the new Assassin Vest: kills don’t display skulls and the Operator is immune to UAV and enemy radar effects (including while stationary).
Unlock two new Killstreaks via Armory Challenges. Call in the Swarm to deploy mosquito drones that provide blanket coverage over the entire area. Activate the EMP to disrupt enemy Killstreaks and equipment.
Ranked Play launches in the mid-season
Ranked Play is a feature-packed competitive Multiplayer mode that leverages the Call of Duty League-approved rules, restrictions, maps, and modes. Track your standing with a visible skill rating and earn rewards across multiple Skill Divisions and Tiers. The best of the best will be featured in the Top 250 Leaderboard and Division.
Zombies — The next mission plus Rifts, a new Wonder Weapon, and more
The Season 1 update brings new challenges and rewards alongside a new story mission that will test your abilities in the fights ahead.
Enter the Rift: These otherworldly labyrinths are located inside the Dark Aether, where squads have 30 minutes to complete a series of increasingly chaotic objectives to earn exceptional rewards. Find Sigils to unlock these Dark Aether Rifts.
New Wonder Weapon: Transform enemies into allies with the powerful V-R11. Shoot zombies and transform them into zombie-slaying humans, or blast humans to mutate them into friendly zombies.
Take on the Warlord: The South Korean born Dokkaebi, a Lieutenant within Terminus Outcomes, is entering the Exclusion Zone. Squad up, infiltrate her fortress, and take her out.
New Classified Schematics: Activate the Dog Bone to summon a friendly Hellhound companion that will follow you and attack nearby threats until its health runs out. Equip the Golden Armor Plate for Plates that repair over time in addition to providing extra damage resistance. Wield the Aether Blade, a special Throwing Knife with infinite ammo and a boomerang-like combat style.
Call of Duty: Warzone — Introducing Urzikstan
Prepare to fight through the all-new Urzikstan map, a vast and captivating landscape with a mixture of rural, industrial, and suburban zones across 11 major points of interest.
At launch, Urzikstan will support Battle Royale, Resurgence, and Plunder. Later in the season, play Lockdown and the new Limited-Time-Mode, Slay Ride Resurgence. All squad sizes for Battle Royale on Urzikstan will be available all season long.
Carry Forward Maps: Once Season 1 has been live for 48 hours, Ashika Island and Vondel will join the playable map rotation.
Updated Gameplay: The Season 1 update brings many of the new movement and other mechanics present in Modern Warfare III, along with new features, to Call of Duty: Warzone.
Expect movement updates to support features like slide canceling, Tac-Stance, ADS while sliding, and more. For gameplay updates, all Operators will carry a dedicated pistol when swimming, climbing ladders, or ledge hanging, along with improved water combat, a manual Gas Mask, dedicated ammo slots, loot rarity, classic red dots, and more.
New Environments: Take control of Call of Duty: Warzone’s first mobile POI with Urzikstan’s Drivable Train complete with forward and backward engine controls, a Buy Station, UAV Tower, Horn, Ammo Depot, and a guaranteed Legendary Supply Crate.
New Perks: Equip new and returning Perks exclusive to Call of Duty: Warzone. Some of the new Perks include:
Irradiated: Move faster and take less damage while in the gas.
Tempered: Now also available as a Custom Perk, Tempered allows you to refill armor plates to full with two plates instead of three.
Combat Scout: Bullets you fire briefly mark an enemy for you and your squad. Hitting the enemy from farther away increases the mark time.
Resolute: When taking damage from gunfire, this grants a short bonus to movement speed.
Shrouded: Drop a smoke grenade when downed.
New Gulag: Urzikstan brings a new Gulag for 1v1 combat. Experience gameplay updates like the Ascender Overtime Finisher that players can use to exfil toward the end of the round, Gulag Public Events like Cash Grab, and, later in the season, the addition of night vision goggles during some Gulag fights.
New Public Event: In the “Fly Buy” Public Event, multiple drones fly into the map to drop additional Buy Stations in the environment.
Season 1 Combat Pack
Stoke the flames of battle with the Season 1 Combat Pack, free for PlayStation Plus members in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty: Warzone starting on December 13. The Combat Pack includes an exclusive Operator Skin for Élodie, the Fiery Curiosity Battle Rifle Blueprint, the Burning Michaux Assault Rifle Blueprint, The Tinker Calling Card, “Dante’s Incendiary” Sticker, Light Your Outer Fire Emblem, and Passion Igniter Weapon Charm.
Season 1 launches December 6
Purchase Modern Warfare III on PlayStation to enjoy the benefits of two additional loadout slots, monthly exclusive Double XP events, +25% PlayStation Party Bonus XP, +5 bonus Battle Token Tier Skips with a BlackCell purchase, and a free in-game bundle each season with the Combat Pack.