Everything coming in MW3 Season 2: New maps, map variants, new perk, & more

John Esposito
MW3 Season 2 artwork Ghost

MW3 Season 2 has been revealed, showing off new maps, modes, and Zombies content. Here’s the full breakdown of what to expect.

After a few surprise trailer reveals, MW3‘s Season 2 is inching ever so close bringing new maps, variants of established maps, new modes, and a refresh for Ranked Play enjoyers. There will also be four new weapons to earn, likely via challenges and the Battle Pass.

Conversely, the Zombies experience will see a new story mission, new classified schematics, and a new Warlord join, albeit via a mid-season update.

Before the season officially arrives, here’s the full breakdown of what to expect with MW3’s Season 2.


Modern Warfare 3 Season 2: Roadmap

Below, you’ll find the full roadmap for Season 2 of MW3, which kicks off on February 7 at 9 AM PT | 12 PM EST.

MW3 Season 2 roadmap

Modern Warfare 3 Season 2: New weapons

Four new weapons join when Season 2 arrives:

BP50 (Assault Rifle — Launch)

MW3 BP50

“A modular bullpup chambered in 5.56. Tear down the competition with a high rate of fire and exceptional accuracy for dominating at mid to long ranges.”

RAM-9 (Submachine Gun — Launch, Battle Pass Sector B6)

MW3 Ram 9 SMG

“More maneuverable and agile than its assault rifle counterpart, this bullpup SMG chambered in 9mm is lethal at close range.”

SOA Subverter (Battle Rifle — In-Season, Weekly Challenge)

MW3 SOA Subverter

“Chambered in 7.62, this hard-hitting rifle dominates at mid to longer ranges thanks to a low rate of fire and predictable recoil.”

Soulrender (Melee — In-Season, [[REDACTED]])

Soulrender MW3 melee

“A ceremonial blade capable of razor-sharp cuts and deadly melee action in close-quarters combat.”

Modern Warfare 3 Season 2: New Aftermarket Parts

Seven new Aftermarket Parts join as well:

  • JAK Burnout (Battle Pass Unlock)
    • Compatibility: Holger 26 (Light Machine Gun)
  • JAK Tyrant 762 Kit (Weekly Challenge Unlock)
    • Compatibility: Longbow (Sniper Rifle)
  • JAK Backsaw Kit (Weekly Challenge Unlock)
    • Compatibility: Holger 556 (Assault Rifle)
  • JAK Limb Ripper (Weekly Challenge Unlock)
    • Compatibility: Underbarrel Attachment, several weapons
  • JAK Maglift Kit (Weekly Challenge Unlock)
    • Compatibility: Haymaker (Shotgun)
  • JAK Outlaw-277 Kit (Weekly Challenge Unlock)
    • Compatibility: BAS-B (Battle Rifle)
  • JAK Glassless Optic (Weekly Challenge Unlock)
    • Compatibility: Optic Attachment, several weapons

Modern Warfare 3 Season 2: New Maps

Season 2 will see MW3’s multiplayer map pooled expanded, with four new 6v6 maps, and one new War mode experience.

The four new maps are called Departures, Stash House, Vista, and Das Haus, the latter returning from Call of Duty: Vanguard, Sledgehammer Games’ last CoD title.

MW3 Departures map overview

Departures takes place inside the Zakhaev International Airport, and players should expect it be to bigger than Terminal, the other airport-themed map.

MW3 Stash House map overview

Stash House is a compact met set in a Bay Area stash house raided by Federal authorities. Expect it be a Shipment-sized map, perfect for XP gains and camo grinds.

MW3 Vista map overview

Vista is set in a Brazilian mountaintop resort, and players can expect it to be similar in size to Shoothouse, MW2’s fan-favorite map.

MW3 Das Haus overview

Das Haus arrives mid-season and has seen a complete makeover compared to its Vanguard counterpart. It now takes place in an under-construction skyscraper set in close vicinity to MW3’s Highrise.

MW3 Operation Tin Man new map

Operation Tin Man drops players into downtown Urzikstan, in a new War mode map. Attackers will airdrop onto the map, while defenders must stop them from arming and planting explosives.

Provided the attackers make it through the first wave, the next step will see them escort the payload. Finally, the final step sees both teams battle it out in a park area, where they must establish a Portable Decontamination Station before exfilling.

New Map Variants

The mid-season update will introduce two new map variants, Airborne and Skidgrow. Both are reimagined versions of Terminal and Skidrow and will join the new Hordepoint modes map pool. Players can also play them when the Vortex playlist arrives mid-season.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 2: New Modes

MW3 Season 2

Five new modes will join MW3’s wide selection of game modes, three at launch, and two via a mid-season update.

  • Team Gungame (Launch)
    • Players must earn kills with specific weapons. Earn enough points, and your team will spawn with the next weapon.
    • The first team to clear all eight weapons and reach 75 points wins.
    • Melee kills and Finishers sets the opposing team back one point but “only to the initial progression score of the weapon your foes are currently using,” as stated by the developers.
  • Snipers Only (Launch)
    • As the name implies, any other weapons and equipment are restricted in this mode.
    • Modes are primarily Team Deathmatch and Domination, across a variety of maps.
  • Hordepoint (Limited-time mode, Launch)
    • Hardpoint with Zombies attacking, no matter what team you’re on.
  • Juggermosh (Limited-time mode, Mid-Season)
    • All-out third-person, Juggernaut combat within Kill Confirmed, Domination, and Hardpoint.
    • Air support Killstreaks only.
    • A special one-hit kill melee weapon will spawn in the middle of the map.
    • Enemy health bars are shown above their heads and downing a foe lets you pick up armor plates.
    • No fall damage occurs in this mode, and falling from extreme heights will create an area-of-effect stun.
  • Bounty (Mid-Season)
    • Eliminate enemy players until the score limit is reached to win.
    • Plays like TDM, an HVT is marked giving extra points provided a team downs the target.

Along with these new modes, the mid-season update will bring the Vortex: Decay’s Realm playlist, where players can play the new map variants. It’ll launch alongside a special in-game event.

Modern Warfare 3: New Perk, Ninja Vest

MW3 Ninja Vest

A new Vest joins MW3’s multiplayer, the Ninja Vest, described as the “silent melee and throwing weapon specialist.” Here’s the full breakdown of the vest:

  • Equipment Slots (3): Tactical, Lethal, Field Upgrade.
  • Gear Slots (3): Gloves, Boots, Gear.
  • Eliminate footstep sounds.
  • Immune to movement reduction effects.
  • Bonus Shuriken and Throwing Knife ammo.
  • Resupply Shuriken and Throwing Knives every 25 seconds.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 2: Ranked Play

MW3 Ranked Play S2 rewards

Season 2 of Ranked Play kicks off, with new rewards for those dedicated to the grind.

First up, the win condition rewards:

  • Win 5 Ranked Matches: “MWIII Season 2 Competitor” Sticker
  • Win 10 Ranked Matches: “Pro Issue MCW” Weapon Blueprint
  • Win 25 Ranked Matches: “Farmed Them” Charm
  • Win 50 Ranked Matches: “Hard Day’s Work” Weapon Decal
  • Win 75 Ranked Matches: “MWIII Season 2 Competitor” Loading Screen
  • Win 100 Ranked Matches: “MWIII Season 2 Ranked Veteran” Weapon Camo

Finally, the Skill Division rewards dished out in Season 2:

  • Highest Division — Bronze: “MWIII Season 2 Bronze” Emblem
  • Highest Division — Silver: “MWIII Season 2 Silver” Emblem
  • Highest Division — Gold: “MWIII Season 2 Gold” Animated Emblem and Weapon Camo
  • Highest Division — Platinum: “MWIII Season 2 Platinum” Animated Emblem and Weapon Camo
  • Highest Division — Diamond: “MWIII Season 2 Diamond” Animated Emblem and Weapon Camo
  • Highest Division — Crimson: “MWIII Season 2 Crimson” Animated Emblem and Weapon Camo
  • Highest Division — Iridescent: “MWIII Season 2 Iridescent” Animated Calling Card, Animated Emblem and Weapon Camo
  • End Season 2 in Top 250: “MWIII Season 2 Top 250” Animated Calling Card, Emblem, and Weapon Camo
  • End Season 2 #1 Overall: “MWIII Season #1 Overall” Animated Calling Card and Emblem

Modern Warfare 3 Season 2: Zombies

MW3 Season 2 Zombies

Season 2 continues the Zombies story, with the aid of Sergei Ravenov. The mid-season update sees the addition of a new Warlord, Keres, a new story mission involving the Second Rift, and new challenges and schematics to unlock.

  • Mags of Holding (Schematic)
    • Who has time to reload? Not you if you’ve activated the Mags of Holding, which allows your ammunition to feed directly from your weapon’s ammo stash, essentially eliminating the need to reload your weapon.
  • Blood Burner Key (Schematic)
    • There’s no need to scavenge for the Blood Burner Wonder Vehicle on the map if you’re carrying the Blood Burner Key; simply use it to summon the possessed two-wheeler without a lengthy search beforehand!
  • V-R11 Wonder Weapon (Schematic)
    • Those Strike Team Operators planning on forming their own temporary regiment of undead friends or transformed humans can now take the V-R11 Wonder Weapon into important outings, thanks to this Schematic.

About The Author

John graduated with a degree in Sport Management in 2017, before discovering he had a hidden joy for writing. Since then, he's worked for GameRant, Twinfinite, and Jaxon, covering everything related to gaming. Currently, he's a Games Writer for Dexerto, and all tips and tricks welcome: john.esposito@dexerto.com