Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard Season 3 release date

The third season of Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard comes with brand new weapons, a round-based Zombies map, and introduces Godzilla and King Kong

Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 release date: a solider looking forward as he wields a blue assault rifle with LEDs in front of a wall of weapons

Excited to learn more about Call of Duty Warzone Season 3? If you thought the Attack on Titan crossover was strange, you haven’t seen anything yet. West Coast hip hop legend, Snoop Dogg, and the unstoppable Godzilla, are making their way into the battle royale game in Season 3. We don’t know how Godzilla is going to interact with Caldera – if the movies are anything to go by, don’t expect the King of the Monsters to be friendly.

Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard Season 3 is bringing new content to multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone. The Zombies mode in Vanguard is receiving its biggest update yet with the return of round-based Zombies. The zombies community has been clamouring for this mode to return and it looks like their prayers have finally been answered. Activision has also revealed that Shi No Numa, the Zombies map from World At War, is making its return in Vanguard, complete with quests, remastered Easter Eggs, and much more.

Season 2 Reloaded flipped the battle royale mode on its head by reintroducing every weapon to Caldera, giving players access to over 100 of the best Warzone guns across three Call of Duty games: Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard. Here’s everything you need to know about Call of Duty Vanguard and Warzone Season 3.


The Call of Duty Vanguard and Warzone Season 3 release date is April 27, 2022. Activision confirmed the release date on Twitter, giving players just two weeks to complete their battle pass.

Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 release date: a female soldier holding an SMG after kicking an enemy to the ground


The cinematic trailer for Season 3 has revealed three weapons coming to the game. The first weapon is the Selbstlader M1916, a German-made marksman rifle which appears to be an automatic weapon in the trailer. The second weapon, the Korovin AK-45, looks like a Russian assault rifle that can be traced back as far as 1945. Lastly, the final weapon spotted in the trailer is the Carl Gustaf m/45, a Swedish SMG.

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Treyarch, the developer of Call of Duty Vanguard, has confirmed they’re launching a brand new melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War. This weapon is going to be available in multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone, though we don’t know exactly when it’s going to be made available.


Since Season 2 Reloaded made every weapon available in Warzone Pacific, the developers have been waiting for Season 3 to make some sweeping changes to the weapon meta. Ted Timmins, creative director at Raven, has confirmed on Repullze’s podcast that the sniper meta is going to be addressed in the Season 3 update.

Speaking to Repullze, here’s what Timmins had to say about the upcoming balance changes in Warzone Pacific: “We do plan a meta shift for the snipers in Season 3, I’m happy to say that. I think we would all agree that it’s long overdue. The sniper meta hasn’t changed in what feels like forever, so I feel really good about where we’re going with that.”

The best snipers in Warzone have largely remained the same since 2021, with the Kar98k and the Swiss K31 being the main two weapons everyone uses on the battlefield. This latest update could bring the other sniper rifles up to speed, giving players a reason to switch away from their favourite weapons.


Godzilla is making its way to Caldera according to a number of teases on the build up to Season 3’s launch. It appears the Nazis have caught the attention of giant monsters when they started to mass produce Nebula V, a deadly chemical introduced in Warzone Pacific Season 2.

One of the Twitter teases shows off a number of unique weapon skins themed around Godzilla and King Kong. These monsters have a long standing rivalry in cinema, and it looks like they’re going to square off in Caldera for the first time in Season 3. We don’t know how these monsters are going to interact in-game, but we do know Caldera is receiving a new underground minecart system. The minecarts may be used to avoid the monsters while they battle on the surface.

Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 release date: A jungle environment with cloudy brown water surrounding the floor


A round-based version of Shi No Numa is coming to Vanguard Zombies after the launch of Season 3, Treyarch has confirmed the reimagined map is coming with a brand new main quest, an additional area to explore, and it’s going to be wrapped up in a new Dark Aether narrative.

In a recent dev blog, Treyarch explained that creating the round-based mode was a challenge, as they had to spend months designing elements from the ground up. Shi No Numa isn’t coming to the game right away with the Season 3 update, which suggests it could arrive as part of the Season 3 Reloaded update in May.

That’s all there is to know about Call of Duty Warzone and Vanguard Season 3 so far. There are a lot of changes coming to Warzone Pacific in the next update, so we highly recommend keeping an eye out on our best Warzone loadouts guide to stay ahead of the meta. Likewise, you can keep track of the best Call of Duty Warzone Pacific weapons by reading our handy guide.