Everything coming in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Season 4

Declan Mclaughlin

The slate of changes and content coming to Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone in Season 4 have been revealed including new maps, modes, and Zombies content.

Season 3 of MW3 and Warzone is coming to an end soon, and Season 4 will bring plenty of new content additions for players to explore and use. For example, Demolition, Hyper Cranked, and Havoc mode are coming to MW3 in the new season, along with another session of ranked play.

Warzone is also getting a small Gulag redesign and will have a fan-favorite mode return to the game.


Modern Warfare 3 & Warzone Season 4: Release date

MW3’s Season 4 goes live on May 29 at 9 AM PT across all platforms. Once the patch goes live, you can hop in and experience all the new content across Warzone, MW3’s multiplayer, and the Zombies mode.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 4: New multiplayer maps

Modern Warfare 3 Tokyo map Season 4

The developer is dropping three new 6v6 maps coming across Season 4. The new maps coming at launch are:

  • Tokyo
  • Paris
  • Incline

The following maps will join later in Season 4:

  • Das Gross

Modern Warfare 3 Season 3: New multiplayer game modes

Three new modes will be introduced at launch, with a few more coming during the season. Demolition, a fan favorite, is a part of the new season.

The modes coming to the game are the following:

  • Demolition (Launch)
    • One of the finest tactical game modes in Call of Duty is finally back! Appearing for the first time since Season 3 of Modern Warfare (2019) this round-based objective mode has similarities to Search & Destroy, with teams alternating between attacking and defending two bomb sites.
  • Hyper Cranked (Launch)
    • This twisted spin on traditional Team Deathmatch gets even more frantic with this “Hyper” variant. For the uninitiated, Cranked pressures you into chaining kills, eliminating enemy opponents as often as you wish, but within a specific amount of time before a countdown reaches zero, or you’ll explode.
  • Havoc (Mid-Season)
    • Eliminate the enemy while experiencing changing gameplay modifiers throughout the match.
    • First team to reach 75 points wins. However, Killstreaks (except those awarded with a modifier) are disabled, and a variety of match-changing modifiers come into play!
  • Headshots Only (Mid-Season)
    • Using Team Deathmatch rules, augmented by the fact that only headshots count when eliminating other players; no damage is dealt, and no team score progression is possible unless your cranium-aiming is true. First to 75 wins in this small moshpit mode.

Also coming in Season 4 are Playlist Modifiers.

Expect some playlists to have active Killstreak, or Event-based modifiers which may include one or more of the following. These will apply to any Multiplayer Mode you are currently playing within the Playlist:

  • Looping Killstreaks: Streaks reset fully once you reach the upper end of your current streaks, allowing you to earn unlimited streaks in one life.
  • Earning Killstreaks: You receive points added to your streak if you slay an enemy player with your Killstreak, or Assist in killing a player with your Killstreak.
  • Killstreak Cache: When a player is eliminated, they drop a cache containing a percentage of their earned Killstreak progress. Grab the cache and add it to your own progress!
  • Critical Countdown Event Items: During the forthcoming Critical Countdown Event, expect enemies to drop [[REDACTED]] in-game items that can be collected to more quickly progress the Event.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 4: Ranked

Ranked Rewards are unchanged this season, but skill division rewards have been updated with this new season’s release. Players can earn MW3 Ranked Play rewards in these three ways:

  • Rank Rewards: Available at launch and can be earned in any season. Players can continue their previous rank grind in Season 4.
  • Season Rewards: Available at the start of a season and only available in that season.
  • End-of-Season Rewards: Rewards that are awarded after the season has ended and represent either your highest attained division or an active placement in the Top 250 Division. Season 4 brings new seasonal content to unlock in MWIII Ranked Play!

New Season 4 Division Rewards:

  • 5 Wins: “MWIII Season 4 Competitor” Weapon Sticker
  • 10 Wins: “Pro Issue Renetti” Weapon Blueprint
  • 25 Wins: “Break a Sweat” Weapon Charm
  • 50 Wins: “Goated” Weapon Decal
  • 75 Wins: “MWIII Ranked Play Season 4” Loading Screen
  • 100 Wins: “MWIII Season 4 Ranked Veteran” Weapon Camo

Here are the end-of-season rewards for Season 4, related to the highest placement in your Skill Division (note the Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Crimson, and Iridescent Operator Skins are still available):

  • Bronze: “MWIII Season 4 Bronze” Emblem
  • Silver: “MWIII Season 4 Silver” Emblem
  • Gold: “MWIII Season 4 Gold” Animated Emblem
  • Gold: “MWIII Season 4 Gold” Weapon Charm
  • Platinum: “MWIII Season 4 Platinum” Animated Emblem
  • Platinum: “MWIII Season 4 Platinum” Weapon Charm
  • Diamond: “MWIII Season 4 Diamond” Animated Emblem
  • Diamond: “MWIII Season 4 Diamond” Weapon Charm
  • Crimson: “MWIII Season 4 Crimson” Animated Emblem
  • Crimson: “MWIII Season 4 Crimson” Weapon Charm
  • Iridescent: “MWIII Season 4 Iridescent” Animated Emblem
  • Iridescent: “MWIII Season 4 Iridescent” Weapon Charm
  • Iridescent: “MWIII Season 4 Iridescent” Calling Card
  • Top 250: “MWIII Season 4 Top 250” Animated Emblem
  • Top 250: “MWIII Season 4 Top 250” Animated Calling Card
  • Top 250: “MWIII Season 4 Top 250” Weapon Charm

Modern Warfare 3 Season 3: New perks & equipment

Killstreak content rules the new Perk and Equipment features for Season 4, with a new Mission Control Vest allowing for rapid Killstreak acquirement. There’s a Compression Plate to aid in health regeneration, and four new Killstreaks to claim, including a DNA Bomb.

New Perk (Vest): Mission Control Vest (Launch)

  • Streak Specialist.
    • Equipment Slots (6): Tactical, Lethal, Field Upgrade, Gloves, Gear (2)
    • Reduces kills required by 1 and score required by 125 for Killstreaks.
    • Earn 1 kill or 125 score for every 2 Kill Assists or Cross Fire Assists.
      • Duplicate effects do not stack. If equipped with Mission Control Comlink, gain the effects of High Gain Antenna.
  • New Perk (Gear): Compression Plate (Launch)
    • Immediately regenerate health after a Primary, Secondary, or Throwing Knife/ Throwing Star kill. Objective captures also trigger health regeneration. An icon appears on your HUD when this Perk is active.
  • New Killstreak: Intelligent Munitions Systems (I.M.S.) (Launch)
    • Kills: 7
    • Score: 875
      • The Intelligent Munitions System is loaded with smart explosives that eliminate enemy personnel and vehicles within range. When triggered, it will eject an explosive upwards, which then locks onto its target and propels towards them.
  • New Killstreak: Loitering Munition (Launch)
    • Kills: 8
    • Score: 1,000
      • An unmanned rocket-equipped drone loiters over the targeted areas. On each activation the drone selects the targeted location with the largest number of viable targets to bombard with rockets. Can be activated up to three times.
  • New Killstreak: Missile Drone (Launch)
    • Kills: 11
    • Score: 1,375
      • A small, piloted drone controlled by the player that fires guided missiles.
  • New Killstreak: DNA Bomb (Launch)
    • Kills: [[REDACTED]]
    • Once you’re granted the DNA Bomb you can detonate it, eliminating all players on the opposing team. Unlike the MGB, the DNA Bomb does not conclude the match.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 4: New weapons

Ka98k unlock

Four new weapons join via the Season 4, two at launch and two via the mid-season update.

  • Superi 46 (Submachine Gun, Launch, Battle Pass Sector 6)
  • Kar98K (Marksman Rifle, Launch, Battle Pass Sector 5)
  • Reclaimer 18 (Shotgun, Mid-Season)
  • Sledgehammer (Melee Weapon, Mid-Season)

Modern Warfare 3 Season 4: Zombies

The storyline for Zombies mode will continue in Season 4, however, players will have to wait till mid-season to see what the new content really has to offer.

  • Unstable Rift (Mid-Season)
    • Deploy to the Exclusion Zone, and undertake a focused race and challenge to access the entrance into an Unstable Rift. Time is of the essence, as only the first squad to reach a Rift and vote to enter it will be transported into it. Thankfully, several entrances to the Unstable Rift can appear per match.
    • Clearing an Unstable Rift of its nightmarish denizens does offer benefits; all weapon and schematic cooldowns are immediately wiped and refreshed if you succeed, and if you’re a glutton for havoc, you can repeat this activity as many times as your squad can successfully enter an Unstable Rift.

Warzone Season 4: Overview

Warzone Season 4 Gulag

Season 4 will bring some updates to Urzikstan and the Gulag, the return of Buy Back Royale Solos, and more new features.

  • Urzikstan Bunker Update (Launch, In-Season)
    • After keycard access is obtained, an expanded interior may be accessible, along with high-level loot and additional intel regarding the location of [[REDACTED]]. Secondary Bunker exit hatches are likely to be active, allowing your squad multiple methods of escape.
  • Urzikstan Gulag Update (Launch)
    • Additional Gulag silos have opened up during Urzikstan Battle Royale matches, and recon teams have confirmed four different variants. Expect to randomly drop into one of them, offering you new ways to approach your 1v1 duel for redeployment.

Call of Duty: Warzone Modes and Public Events

  • Returning Mode: Buy Back Royale Solos (Urzikstan, Launch)
    • Following the regular Battle Royale rules, this Urzikstan-only mode disables the Gulag and instead allows you to return to a match after dying, along with the removal of some of your collected Cash reserves.
  • Additional Modes (In-Season)
    • SpecGru and KorTac Operators across multiple infil zones should expect additional [[REDACTED]] and a number of [[REDACTED]] modes as the Season progresses. Exercise extreme caution as you investigate [[REDACTED]], one step closer to the truth.
  • New Public Event: Runaway Train (Mid-Season)
    • Drop into Urzikstan engagements at mid-season, and there’s a small chance your end game occurs on a runaway train. Expect confirmation of this sometime around the sixth gas circle where the Public Event may be announced.

Call of Duty: Warzone New Features

On top of Daily and Weekly Call of Duty: Warzone Rewards, there will be a third set of brand new rewards specifically tailored to Call of Duty: Warzone players available at launch. All of these are trackable, and some even unlock the most coveted rewards.

Here are the five different types of challenges players can complete, each granting a reward:

  • Economics: These offer rewards in return for looting and spending Cash at Buy Stations.
  • Contracts: Unlock items for completing different types (and numbers) of Contracts.
  • Social: Interact with enemy players or aid your team to secure more item rewards.
  • Mode: Complete tasks in different game modes, from Battle Royale to Plunder to Resurgence.
  • Champion’s Quest: Is a Champion’s Quest active in your game? Then check these Challenges out!

Operators can also obtain Specialist Perk suitcases at launch, along with other default perks.

  • Additional Access Feature: Specialist Perk (Urzikstan, Launch)
    • In addition to the default Perks available to all Operators (Tac Pads, Commando Gloves, Quick-Grip Gloves, Climbing Boots, and Overkill), this rare ground loot grants you the advantages of the following 29 additional Perks, but only for the remainder of the match.
  • New Feature: Tactical Sprint Boots (Urzikstan, Launch Window)
    • Urzikstan-based Operators can look forward to infiltrating any of the accessible bunkers to obtain the Tactical Sprint Boots Perk, which will give you an unlimited increase in your Tactical Sprint speed, and a reduction in fall damage.
  • New Vehicle: Polaris RZR (Urzikstan, Launch)
    • Appearing as “Polaris RZR” on your Tac-Map, this side-by-side differs from the current in-game UTV as it offers a tighter turning circle and handling, three seats, and improved fuel economy. Currently available in Urzikstan in any color as long as it’s gray.
  • New Feature: Loot Hot Zones (Launch)
    • Designated points of interest on the map may identified as “Loot Hot Zones.” Get there before the enemy and you’ll be rewarded with higher tier loot than normal.
  • New Feature: [[REDACTED]] Weapons (Mid-Season)
    • A number of Redacted Weapons, each found within a Loot Hot Zone or Bunker, have been confirmed as Ground Loot to find. These weapons have up to 10 attachments!

Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 Ranked Play Resurgence

Call of Duty: Warzone Ranked Play: Resurgence continues on Rebirth Island, and the ruleset remains the same; drop in and battle your way to the Top 250 players worldwide and earn a variety of rewards for both Ranking up and advancing through the Skill Divisions.

As always, Ranked Play Resurgence players can earn rewards via Ranking, the completion of Placement Challenges, and Skill Division rewards.

Here are the Season 4 Kills or Assists, and Placements Rewards:

  • Get 25 Kills or Assists: WZ Season 4 Competitor Weapon Sticker
  • Get 250 Kills or Assists: WZ Season 4 Loading Screen
  • Get 1,000 Kills or Assists: WZ Season 4 Ranked Veteran Weapon Camo
  • Place in the Top 7, 25 times: EGO Chall Weapon Decal
  • Place in the Top 5, 25 times: Pro Issue SVA 545 Weapon Blueprint
  • Place 1st: Death Fee Collection Weapon Charm

Here are the End of Season Rewards for Season 4, related to the highest placement in your Skill Division:

  • Bronze: “WZ Season 4 Bronze” Emblem
  • Silver: “WZ Season 4 Silver” Emblem
  • Gold: “WZ Season 4 Gold” Animated Emblem
  • Platinum: “WZ Season 4 Platinum” Animated Emblem
  • Diamond: “WZ Season 4 Diamond” Animated Emblem
  • Crimson: “WZ Season 4 Crimson” Animated Emblem
  • Iridescent: “WZ Season 4 Iridescent” Animated Emblem
  • Iridescent: “WZ Season 4 Iridescent” Animated Calling Card
  • Top 250: “WZ Season 4 Top 250” Animated Calling Card
  • Top 250: “WZ Season 4 Top 250” Animated Emblem
  • Top 250: “WZ Season 4 Top 250” Animated Weapon Camo
  • 1 Overall: “MWIII Season #1 Overall” Animated Calling Card