Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has been going through a lot of changes since its launch last year. Sharing the same "Seasons" structure as other popular games, Cold War is set to enter its third chapter this week. With it, the game will once again be expanding, with new modes, weapons, and even more zombie content for fans to dive into when one of the best shooters gets an upgrade.
Throughout the first two seasons of Black Ops Cold War, an overarching narrative has been brewing that deals with operatives trying to find the missing Russell Adler. When Season 3 launches on April 22, players will get to continue that narrative in a variety of ways. One of the biggest will be in an in-game limited-time event called "Hunt for Adler." This event will see players looking to complete unique, in-game challenges across Cold War and Warzone, learning more about his whereabouts, and unlocking gear along the way.
Much like the last two chapters, Season 3 will also feature a brand new Battle Pass for players to level up. That brings a ton of new items, including three brand new operators. Wraith, Knight, and Antonov will all make their debut in Black Ops Cold War, but legendary Call of Duty character Captain Price will also be joining the fray. He'll be available to unlock in the Season Pass. Of course, the Battle Pass also features a ton of other items, including new weapons.
In what is the biggest batch of released weapons for a Call of Duty season, the upcoming Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War will see six new weapons enter the game. Three of them — the PPSH-41 SMG, the Swiss K31 sniper, and the Ballistic Knife — will be available to players during launch week inside the Battle Pass. The CARV.2 Tactical Rifle, the AMP63 Pistol, and the Baseball Bat will also be released later in Season 3, likely as more content is pushed out to the game.
Elsewhere in the game, four new multiplayer maps will be introduced into the game throughout Season 3. Launch week will see Yamantou, a six-versus-six map set on the peak of a snowy mountain, and Diesel, a similarly-sized map that's set at a gas station in the middle of America. As Season 3 progresses, Standoff from Call of Duty: Black Ops II will also be making its way into the game, alongside Duga, set in the Ural Mountains. Sticks and Stones, another fan-favorite map from the Black Ops series, will also be returning for the launch of Season 3.
Finally, Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War sill feature some new content for fans of the games Zombies mode. Duga, a region that is also getting added as a multiplayer map, will be introduced as a region in Cold War's Outbreak mode. New vehicles and field upgrades will also be introduced into the mode throughout Season 3, giving Zombies fans more to do and explore throughout the game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 3 officially launches on April 22, 2021.
Get in ahead of Season 3
Story, Zombies, and more
There's been a lot of action in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War since it was released in November. Jump in now ahead of Season 3, which features new narrative content, along with weapons, Zombies mode updates, and more.
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