Call Of Duty Season 3: Warzone And Vanguard Start Date, Time, And Details

Here's what we know about the Season 3 update for Vanguard and Warzone.


Call of Duty: Warzone and Vanguard are entering Season 3 very soon, and we now know some truly monstrous content is coming in the form of Godzilla and King Kong. Yes, the two legendary monsters are coming to the game. We expect it will take more than a pistol or two to deal with them. In fact, perhaps it will take one of them to defeat the other before they get over their differences and work to defeat a common enemy.

Activision has been releasing some details on what to expect. Of course, the real thing we want to know is when we'll be able to play it, and we luckily have that answer now. What's the launch date? Here is everything we know so far about the updates coming to Warzone and Vanguard for Season 3.

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Call of Duty Season 3 start times

Season 3 is expected to arrive on April 27. Call of Duty's seasonal updates usually arrive around 9 AM PT/ 12 PM ET.

What to expect from Season 3

The new season is called "Classified Arms" and appears to focus on some monstrous creatures. Nebula bombs have been detonated around the world, and it appears some part of this could have resulted in giant monsters invading.

New operators will be available across both games, with 100 content tiers and two weapons that will be free-LC for everyone.


Warzone recently received major visual updates to the Rebirth Island map with Season 2 Reloaded, and new features like the Weapon Trade Stations and Communication Towers have been added all around the prison island. Of course, with all of this TLC going to Warzone's smaller map, it's quite possible the Season 3 focus will shift back to the main Caldera map.

We've also seen several teasers and leaks suggesting Godzilla and King Kong. These were later confirmed as part of Operation Monarch via a trailer that featured both monsters and a May 11 start date. This lined up with a previous leak claiming both monsters would be included and it would start on that date.

Raven Software has already teased more changes coming to the battle royale, as the developer described the recent perk changes as just being a glimpse of what is to come in Season 3.


Vanguard will be receiving a few new maps, albeit not all on launch day. The Mayhem map arrives alongside Season 3 while the Shere map will be later down the line, and the game will also include the Trophy System as a field upgrade--it was available in past games, offering a counter to explosive devices.

Mayhem is described as having "one of the tightest play spaces in Call of Duty history," with a tiny city model available as your battlefield. This '50s-era movie set includes a UFO, volcano, and monster, with multiple entry points giving you tactical options for how to deal with those inside.

For the competitive players, Ranked Play should be receiving new rewards for Season 3, as the Call of Duty League's blog previously detailed that each season of Ranked Play will include its own set of unique rewards, including weapon blueprints, camos, charms, and more. Ranked Play recently received major updates to the Skill Ratings system, and likely more tweaks will be made to the mode in Season 3.

And lastly, Zombies saw some pretty substantial updates in Season 2. The mode received a main storyline Easter egg, two Wonder Weapons, and a few side Easter eggs. Hopefully, the momentum will continue with more updates and a new narrative quest for Season 3. Vanguard's Zombies mode has recently come under heavy criticism from fans for adding a pause feature with major limitations, but it is uncertain if any changes will be made to the pausing restrictions. A new map will not be ready, though a standard-style map is coming after Season 3.

In other Call of Duty news, Snoop Dogg is now in the game as a playable operator for both Vanguard and Warzone.

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