Everything in Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded: Caldera map changes, new Token system, more

Brad Norton
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Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded is latest major update for the popular CoD Battle Royale and with the patch now live, here’s a full breakdown of everything you need to know.

Warzone Season 3 is now in effect with new map changes, weapons, and even a monstrous event all stealing the spotlight over recent weeks. Though with each cycle in the CoD Battle Royale comes one hefty midseason update.

This time around, things are no different as the Pacific chapter has now reached its third Reloaded patch. While the first of its kind focused on performance issues and the second honed in on Rebirth Island, the third offered a far more well-rounded scope of improvements and additions.

From gameplay tweaks to new features, there’s plenty to wrap your head around. So here’s an early look at everything set to launch as part of the Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded patch.


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Warzone Season 3 Reloaded kicked off following the Operation Monarch event.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded: Release Date

The Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded update went live on Wednesday, May 25 at 9AM PT.

Season 3 kicked off on April 27 and with the latest Battle Pass set to expire on June 27, this put the Reloaded patch at exactly the halfway point.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded: New Weapons

Up first with the Season 3 Reloaded patch, we already knew for certain that at least two new weapons would be joining the mix.

Following up from the M1916 Marksman Rifle and the Nikita AVT Assault Rifle in the Season 3 update, the H4 Blixen SMG and the Junkyard Jet Melee Weapon were both locked in for the big content drop.

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The Junkyard Jet Melee Weapon was confirmed in the Warzone Pacific Season 3 roadmap.

No different from typical mid-season additions, the H4 Blixen SMG was made available through a limited-time challenge after the Reloaded patch. You’ll need to secure three slide kills in a single match 15 times to unlock this one.

Meanwhile, as you would expect, the Junkyard Jet Melee Weapon functions just the same as the rest, though with a distinct animation.

There’s currently no telling how this powerful addition may be unlocked, though it’s safe to expect a melee-focused challenge following the Reloaded update.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded: Mine Cart fast travel system

Following on from some early leaks, we soon got confirmation that a new ‘transit system’ would arrive in Season 3 Reloaded. With 14 access points scattered across Caldera, players can use underground mine carts to rapidly travel across the map.

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Here’s where the new mine carts can be found in Caldera.

Taking inspiration from the Red Doors that appeared on Verdansk not too long ago, Caldera now has its very own fast travel option. 

In a new tweak on the formula, however, it’s worth keeping an eye and an ear out for light and audio clues. Various indicators will let you know if an opposing player is waiting on the other side of the underground network.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded: New Serpentine Perk on the way

A new Perk made its debut through the Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update. Raven Software’s Ted Timmins confirmed the news in an interview with CharlieIntel, announcing that Vanguard’s Serpentine Perk was set to arrive in the BR.

The Serpentine Perk reduces incoming damage while sprinting by 20%. Not only does this addition appear as ground loot, but it can also be selected for any given Loadout.

This should serve as a direct counter to Snipers, according to Timmins. “I think fundamentally it’s going to be really healthy to Warzone to allow players to have that all-important counterplay,” he said.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded: New items in loot pool

Four new items were introduced in the loot pool across Season 3 Reloaded. Two of which were unique Tokens, one a general Operator buff, and the last, a new Field Upgrade.

First up comes the Gulag Entry Token. This provides yet another chance at redemption after your initial run. Say, for instance, you win your first Gulag but die a few minutes after landing back in Caldera. If you happened to pick up a Gulag Entry Token, you’d be dropped right back in the Gulag for another round.

Next is the Redeploy Extraction Token which bypasses the above process. Without needing to visit the Gulag, this Token allows for an instant redeploy.

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You can skip the Gulag entirely with one of these rare Tokens in Warzone Season 3 Reloaded.

Making its debut in core BR playlists is the Speed Boost buff. Having previously appeared in Warzone Clash, this pickup does exactly what you’d expect, providing a temporary movement buff.

Last but not least, the Radar Jammer is an all new Field Upgrade in Warzone that scrambles the minimap of any nearby players.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded: Champion of Caldera mode

Season 3 Reloaded also marked the introduction of a new Solo-focused playlist in Warzone. Known as Champion of Caldera, this slight pivot looked to improve on the traditional BR Solos grind.

Crucially, players now begin each match with custom loadouts at the ready along with a Gas Mask and a Redeploy Extraction Token. As outlined above, this new Token provides a second life, giving you a chance at redemption should you fall early.

150 players round out the mode with the same goal in mind as usual: survive until just one is left standing. For a full rundown on the new mode, be sure to brush up with our Champion of Caldera guide here.

Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded: Patch notes

The full Warzone Pacific Season 3 Reloaded patch notes arrived day and date with the update on May 25.

From reducing the overall BR lobby size to a widespread balance pass and even new Roze skin nerfs, there’s plenty to digest before dropping back in. You can brush up on the full Warzone Season 3 Reloaded patch notes here.

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