Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Diablo 4 Guides
News > Battle Royale > Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Warzone Season 3 Roadmap: Map update, Hunt for Adler event, 6 new weapons, more

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 is just around the corner and now we know exactly what will be coming to the game thanks to the new Season 3 Roadmap.
Warzone Season 3 Roadmap: Map update, Hunt for Adler event, 6 new weapons, more

Activision has released the roadmap for Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone and it is absolutely packed with content.

Featuring multiple new maps for the standard multiplayer mode, as well as a slew of new additions for Zombies, Season 3 looks to have something for everyone.

Warzone Season 3 Black Ops Cold War
(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

But having said that there is one thing we are all here for and that is what is coming to Warzone. Rumours have been flying about what we could expect and many have hoped that a brand new map would soon be replacing Verdansk. 

While those hopes may be slightly off the mark, it does look like major changes are coming to the map with a "map update" promised with the Zombies that have been running riot in Season 2 set to get even more ferocious.

There will also be six new weapons available in Warzone either on launch week or made available at the midway point of the season.

Here is everything you need to know about Warzone Season 3.

Warzone Season 3 release date / file size

This is Season 3 in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, officially launching on 22nd April.

The season will go live following updates to Black Ops Cold War on 20nd April at 9 pm PT and to Warzone on 21st April at 9 pm PT.

The Season Three update will be available to download at this time.

Black Ops Cold War Update Sizes

  • PlayStation 5: 12.3 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 8.1 GB
  • Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 11.6 GB
  • Xbox One: 8.3 GB
  • PC: 13.1 GB

Warzone Update Sizes

  • PlayStation 5: 25.6 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 25.6 GB
  • Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 25.9 GB
  • Xbox One: 25.9 GB
  • PC: 25.2 GB

Hunt for Adler event

Warzone Season 3 hunt for adler
(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

The "Hunt for Adler" event will task players with in-game challenges in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Complete Intel Challenges to unlock event rewards including Weapon Charms, Calling Cards, a new Operator skin, and much more.

Once you complete a full set of Adler challenges you will unlock an Adler skin available to use in both BOCW and Warzone.

Six new weapons

Warzone Season 3 PPSH(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

A total of six new weapons will be added to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone in Season 3.

They include:

  • PPSh-41 SMG (Launch Week)
  • Swiss K31: Sniper Rifle (Launch Week)
  • Ballistic Knife: Melee (Launch Week for CW, mid-season for Warzone)
  • CARV.2: Tactical Rifle (In-Season)
  • AMP63: Pistol (In-Season)
  • Baseball Bat: Melee (In-Season)

The most exciting of these is likely the PPSh-41, a mainstay in Call of Duty games getting this into Warzone and putting it up against the Mac-10 is a mouthwatering prospect.

Warzone Season 3
(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

Another interesting addition is the Swiss K31 (pictured above), a new gun in the world of Call of Duty and one that looks a natural competitor to the Kar98. Whether it will be able to dislodge the latter, which has proven itself over decades, remains to be seen but it will be fun trying.

Map update - Operation Rapid Sunder

Exactly how the map is set to update is not clear though the developers claim that the situation in Verdansk, which has seen a Gas infect large areas turning players into Zombies, is now reaching "critical" levels.

Warzone season 3 operation Rapid Sunder
(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

Players have been told to "clear your schedule" for launch week with Operation Rapid Sunder set to launch on Wednesday, 21st April at 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET / 7 pm GMT.

More information is expected to be released at that time.

Three new Operators and the "return" of Price

Season 3 will get three new Operators, all representing the Warzaw Pact: Wraith, Knight and Antonov.

BOCW-S3-Announcement-003.jpgWraith is the latest Operator to be added to the game. (Picture: Activision Blizzard)

Wraith will be joining the fray from launch week, while the other two will be adding throughout the course of the season.

You can get access to Wraith for use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 0 in the Season Three Battle Pass, and unlock an additional Legendary Wraith Operator Skin at Tier 100. 

Price is also making a Black Ops Cold War appearance, Price '84 is joining the fray.

Price '84(Picture: Activision Blizzard)

Essentially an exclusive skin for those that have previously purchased or purchase Black Ops Cold War at the outset of Season 3. To get him all you have to do is log in to the game during the course of Season 3.