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Warzone and MW3 Battle Pass sectors, rewards, and Blackcell explained

With Warzone Season 4 here, we have the information on the battle pass, including the fastest way for you to unlock the new weapons.

The Soap skin that can be earned by completing the MW3 and Warzone Battle pass in Season 4.

How does the Battle Pass work in MW3? Most service games now come with a Battle Pass as standard, and it’s one of the best ways to keep yourself coming back to your favorite game time and time again. Cool new skins, in-game currency, and other rewards to show off your prowess… they’re pretty much the main reason we game.

Call of Duty MW3 and Warzone Season 4 is here, and with it comes another battle pass to work through. Read on to learn how to earn Battle Pass rewards, the best sectors to work towards, and all the new weapons in the latest MW3 Battle Pass, including everything coming with Season 4 Reloaded.

An in-game screenshot of the season 4 MW3 and Warzone battle pass.

MW3 Season 4 Battle Pass release date

The MW3 Season 4 Battle Pass release date was Wednesday, May 29, 2024. The Season 4 Battle Pass introduces several weapons, maps, and operators to the game, and brought back the Warzone favorite weapon, the KAR98K.

Each Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Battle Pass lasts around 12 weeks, the length of an average Call of Duty season. At the mid-point of every season is a Reloaded update, featuring maps, weapons, and operators.

MW3 Season 4 Battle Pass weapons

The Modern Warfare 3 Season 3 battle pass includes four new weapons to add to your arsenal of guns.

The MW3 and Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass weapons and their corresponding sectors are:

  • KAR98K (Marksman rifle) – Sector 5
  • Superi 46 (SMG) – Sector 6
  • Sledgehammer (melee) – Reloaded
  • Reclaimer 18 (shotgun) – Reloaded

What is the fastest way to unlock the Battle Pass weapons?

With the main draw for many being the new weapons, you may be wondering what the most efficient route through the Battle Pass is.

  • 1 > 3 > 5 (KAR98K)
  • 1 > 2 > 4 > 6 (Superi 46)

Battle Pass blueprints

If you like new camos and ready-made weapon loadouts, then blueprints are an awesome way to try out new Modern Warfare 3 guns with some ready-to-go attachment builds. Here’s what sectors you need to unlock to gain every MW3 Season 4 blueprint in the Battle Pass:

  • Instant – ‘Hexocore’ BP50 assault rifle
  • Sector 1 – ‘Brutal Matters’ BAL-27 battle rifle
  • Sector 2 – ‘Tri-Hex’ Gladiator melee
  • Sector 3 – ‘Cork and Screw’ Cor-45 handgun
  • Sector 4 – ‘Microbial Vandal’ Riveter shotgun
  • Sector 8 – ‘Hexed Cruelty’ Renetti handgun
  • Sector 9 – ‘Leeched Poison’ MORS sniper rifle
  • Sector 10 – ‘Isotope Breakdown’ DM56 marksman rifle
  • Sector 11 – ‘Cellular collapse’ Taq Eradicator LMG
  • Sector 12 – ‘Bio Triage’ MTZ-556 assault rifle
  • Sector 13 – ‘Structural Morality’ Longbow sniper rifle
  • Sector 14 – ‘Cell Eater’ Bruen MK9 LMG
  • Sector 15 – ‘Chem Threat’ KAR98K marksman rifle
  • Sector 16 – ‘Fungal Pattern’ Sidewinder battle rifle
  • Sector 17 – ‘Nanometer’ FJX Horus SMG
  • Sector 18 – ‘Genetic Abnormality’ MTZ-762 battle rifle
  • Sector 19 – ‘Beta Lock’ Rival-9 SMG
  • Sector 20 – ‘Cognizant Rebel’ Superi 46 SMG
  • Completion – ‘All in Vein’ DG56 assault rifle

The other bonus that comes with these weapon blueprints is that they give you the chance to unlock weapons you may have previously missed. If you didn’t get a chance to unlock the popular BP50 in Season 2, for example, earning a future blueprint in another season adds the weapon to your arsenal. The base weapon remains locked, but the blueprint can be used. The base weapon instead becomes available in your armory unlocks, allowing you to eventually create your own loadout for the gun.

MW3 Season 4 Battle Pass operators

Purchasing either the stock or Blackcell battle pass gives you instant access to two operators right away: the Nautilus skin for Soap, and a brand-new Operator, Hammer.

Here are all the operators and operator skins you can unlock in the MW3 Season 4 Battle Pass:

  • Hammer (Operator) – Instant
  • Nautilus (Soap operator skin) – Instant
  • Hazardous Materials (Hush operator Skin) – Sector 3
  • Filth (Ripper operator Skin) – Sector 4
  • Chemtrail (Jet operator Skin) – Sector 8
  • Detritus (Pathfinder operator Skin) – Sector 10
  • Iron Lung (Nolan operator Skin) – Sector 13
  • Void (Operator) – Sector 16
  • Personal Growth (Alpine operator Skin) – Sector 18

How does the MW3 Battle Pass work?

The Modern Warfare 3 Battle Pass is a map with multiple ‘sectors’, just like in MW2 and Warzone. Each sector contains five tiers, and connecting sectors can only be unlocked once an adjacent sector has been completed.

Within the parameters of unlocked sectors, you can choose your rewards as you see fit and can plan your route around the map to prioritize the rewards you want most. Leveling up your Battle Pass is as you’d expect: earn XP to complete a tier. However, unless you have auto-rewards on, you are given a token for every tier unlock, which is then used to purchase a sector tier.

Free tiers vs paid tiers

You don’t have to pay for the MW3 Battle Pass, but you are limited to which rewards you can claim without the paid track. There are still some great rewards available to those on the free track, including new weapons and weapon blueprints. To progress through the free track, you must still redeem every free item in each sector to move on to the next.

You can upgrade to the paid track at any time, and instantly unlock five ‘Instant Reward’ sector bonuses. Upon completing the full Battle Pass, paid players also receive the ‘Completion’ sector for another five bonus rewards. Each sector also contains items, such as CP, that can only be obtained through the paid track.

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How much does a Modern Warfare 3 Battle Pass cost?

Each Modern Warfare 3 Battle Pass costs 1,100 CP. As such, once you purchase the first battle pass, you can continue to unlock future Battle Passes with your earned CP — as long as you don’t spend it on store bundles. 1,100 CP costs $9.99 / £8.39, or the equivalent in your local currency.

Is the MW3 Battle Pass worth it?

The answer to this fully depends on whether you have the means to afford the paid Battle Pass. That said, if you can, we’d still only recommend purchasing it if you are sure that you can complete the Battle Pass within the season. If so, and you earn the 1,100 CP required to purchase future Battle Passes, then it is worth the one-off cost.

While all items are purely cosmetic, and there are no pay-to-win rewards in the Battle Pass. Weapon blueprints are generally the most valuable rewards, especially if you aren’t familiar with the best MW3 guns, or don’t already have a firm favorite of your own. These weapon blueprints come with exclusive camos, so they look pretty cool, but they are also set up with a loadout of attachments that make them pop.

The upgrade to Blackcell screen in MW3 battle pass, showing the Exclusive operator skin and other rewards.

What is the Blackcell Battle Pass?

For an extra cost, you can unlock even more MW3 Battle Pass rewards with Blackcell. You can upgrade to Blackcell any time during the season to receive bonus rewards and CP, some of which are unlocked in normal Battle Pass cells, such as Blackcell-exclusive variants, while the big ticket items are available at purchase.

Based on store bundle prices, Blackcell items are valued at around 7,000 CP, including 2,200 CP, and the Blackcell pass costs $29.99 / £25.99 and includes the base Battle Pass, provided you haven’t already unlocked it. In the store, 7,000 CP are valued at $74.99 / £63.99.

That’s everything you need to know about the MW3 Battle Pass for now — possibly the most complex and rewarding Battle Pass out there. In the meantime, we recommend getting to grips with the MW3 maps before new ones are added, and fixing up the best Modern Warfare 3 loadouts available to you as you level up. If you’re looking to level up fast, take a look at our guide on how to get MW3 Double XP tokens to blast through your Battle Pass.