The Warzone Pacific Season 3 update, known as Classified Arms, is now live and we’ve got a full rundown on all there is to know. From map changes and upcoming events to a huge balance pass, here’s a look at everything in the latest major update.
Four months since Warzone entered the Pacific era with the jump to Caldera and Season 2 has already drawn to a close. That can only mean one thing as the next massive content drop is now in focus.
Warzone Pacific Season 3: Classified Arms is now live with everything from new weapons, features, map changes, and plenty more included.
So before dropping into the next big patch, be sure to brush up with our breakdown of everything there is to know about the Warzone Pacific Season 3 update.
- Season 3 release date
- Cinematic reveal trailer
- Godzilla & King Kong event
- New weapons
- New contracts
- Caldera map changes
- Gas Mask animation fix
- Season 3 Battle Pass
- Patch notes
Warzone Pacific Season 3 went live on Wednesday, April 27 at 9AM PT. This marked a full 10 weeks since the Season 2 content drop, and five weeks since the Season 2 Reloaded patch, keeping in line with the regular schedule.
This time around, the update was quite hefty. The full download sizes across each platform are as follows:
- PlayStation 5:
- 43.2 GB
- PlayStation 4:
- 43.2 GB
- Xbox One Series X / S:
- 40.9 GB
- Xbox One:
- 40.9 GB
- 38.3 GB (Warzone Only)
- 98.3 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)
Weeks ahead of the Season 3 launch, Activision revealed the first official look at the Classified Arms update. This brief cinematic revealed the dire consequences of multiple Nebula bomb explosions around the fictional world.
Task Force Harpy have discovered treasure troves of classified arms. The truth will soon be unearthed. pic.twitter.com/1efe4Hm7JF
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) April 13, 2022
With one such bomb detonating in Caldera, enemy forces appeared to have “shaken something awake. Something far more powerful and fearsome than we could ever hope to comprehend.”
While it was mysterious at first, a Godzilla-esque roar could be heard at the very end, more on that below. This was our biggest hint at what’s to come in Season 3.
A limited-time event known as ‘Operation Monarch‘ is set to launch during Warzone Pacific Season 3. As you would expect, this upcoming event focuses on the highly anticipated Godzilla and King Kong crossover.
“The battle” is set to begin on Wednesday, May 11, two weeks after the Season 3 update goes live.
Alongside the cinematic trailer for Season 3, the official Call of Duty account also shared a jumbled audio file teasing this event. Upon deciphering this clip, fans uncovered a hidden message.
“Monsters are real,” the teaser appeared to imply. Given the Godzilla roar at the very end of the trailer, it strongly suggested a new event is on the way to shake up Warzone.
I checked it on Audacity, looks like it says “Monsters are real” pic.twitter.com/mLdLJydyEg
— HeckinBrandon (@HeckinBrandon) April 13, 2022
As previous leaks have indicated, Raven Software has seemingly been building towards a mega event with larger-than-life monsters like King Kong and Godzilla. Now, it’s guaranteed thanks to some leaked artwork on the PlayStation Network.
An email sent out on April 18 also revealed Godzilla in full. Massive artwork captured the monster approaching an inflamed Caldera. While there’s still no telling the full scope of its impact, it seems a given that Godzilla’s arrival will drastically alter the map itself.
Days after the first Season 3 teaser, another brief clip was spread across social media. This time, new guns and mysterious weapon blueprints were on display. Four new weapons in total were since confirmed for the Season 3 update.
Classified Arms is the title of the season and thus, these unique weapons are a key focus. Players can get their hands on the M1916 Marksman Rifle, the Nikita AVT Assault Rifle, Sledgehammer Melee Weapon, and H4 Blixen SMG.
Both the Marksman and the Assault Rifle were made available at launch, while the Melee Weapon and SMG are set to arrive later into the season.
Sabotage joins the fold as the Season’s new contract. Taking on this job means players will be assigned a vehicle to destroy somewhere on Caldera.
Taking care of your target will result in an Armored Truck being dropped of nearby, but you’ll still have to fend off an enemy teams who try to take advantage of your hard work.
Just like Most Wanteds, Recons, and Bounties before it, Sabotage will spawn randomly around the map for players to pick up.
When it comes to new map changes, Season 3 may be the biggest update yet. From new POIs to a different Gulag, there’s plenty to learn before dropping in.
Up first comes Dig Site, an entirely new POI that joined Caldera in Season 3. This location fits in with the theme as giant monster skeletons are littered across the land amidst ample equipment from those who investigated the area before.
Found between Mine and Ruins, Dig Site is set to be one of the hotter drop spots early on as everyone gets their bearings with the new location,
Next up, three existing POIs received major upgrades in Season 3. After teasing “some really cool stuff” for Peak earlier in the month, Activision finally revealed its full plans on April 21, along with new changes to Runway and Lagoon as well.
Rather than removing the controversial Peak area or drastically changing its geometry, the location has actually been buffed to some degree.
More Supply Boxes and Contracts have been added, new ‘ascenders’ allow for quicker rotations, and with new towers built up, it’s “even easier to drop” from Peak to any other location, making this a better drop spot than ever.
Runway has been rebuilt with new structures around the POI. Not only that, but experienced players will also be happy to learn that foliage has been removed from this particular area, making it much easier to spot enemies from afar.
Last but not least, Lagoon now has some extra terrain as the tide has gone out. This should make flanking all the more easier if you find yourself in this corner of the map.
Beyond general map changes, a brand new Gulag layout is also arriving in Season 3. Known as ‘Hold,’ the latest Gulag forces players to fight “off the coast of Caldera” in a three-lane, symmetrical arena.
Gas masks will no longer interrupt players from pulling their parachutes, meaning that it will be safe to land quickly when entering the circle and no one has to worry about dying to fall damage.
Additionally, players will no longer pull their gas masks down mid-gunfight after being hit with Nebula V Rounds.
No different from usual, a new season in Warzone means a brand new Battle Pass. From new weapon Blueprints to Operator skins and of course, plenty of CoD Points, fans have 100 Tiers of rewards on offer in Season 3.
Be sure to check out the full Season 3 Battle Pass right here.
With the Warzone Season 3 update having gone live on April 27, full putch notes were made available on the very same day.
From new playlists to a sweeping balance update, there’s plenty to wrap your head around before dropping in. You can brush up on the full Warzone Season 3 patch notes with our breakdown here.
That’s everything there is to know. If you’ve got more questions about Season 3, try checking out some of our other guides: