When is season 1 likely to release?
Until now, Activision has kept the precise timings regarding the release date of the first season of MW3 under wraps. We know this will happen in early December, and based on last year’s MW2 schedules, we think that will likely mean the first week of December. A full review of the first season is still planned, and when it is live we will be sure to update this page.
Modern Warfare 3 is now available in all regions and is currently offering its collection of pre-season content. What this means for players is that there is no dedicated Battle Pass, although this is all set to change in the coming weeks.
MW3 The first season will add new maps and modes, as well as some core updates to the ongoing Zombies mode. This is excellent news, given that Modern Warfare 3 The map list at launch primarily features remastered versions of 2009 maps. War zone fans also have something to look forward to, as a brand new map called Urzikstan is on the way. It’s regular updates like these that have kept the game in our best battle royale list all year.
Although we have not yet received MW3 Season One Release Date, We Know What Will Be Included. Here’s what to expect, including a look at the three new maps, the Zombies update, and more.
Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 update – new maps, modes and more
Much of the content is added to Modern Warfare 3 as part of the Season 1 update. Below you’ll find a list of the main talking points, before going into each of them in detail later in this article.
- New cards – Meat (New, 6v6), Greece (New, 6v6), Rio (new, 6v6), Training Center (2v2)
- New fashions – Shooting
- Zombies – Dark Aether Rifts, Friend Zone, new acquisition schemes
- War zone – Urzikstan (new map), gameplay update, horizontal ziplines, drivable train, Call of Duty HQ update
Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 Maps
Three new cards arrive Modern Warfare 3 as part of the first season. Each has a slightly different launch date, and a training center will also be added later. Check out each of the new cards below, along with information on when they will be added to the game.
Meat (6v6, Season 1 Launch)
First up, we have Meat, a brand new 6v6 map that will launch alongside the first season. According to Call of Duty blog, it is a “compact map centered around the East Bay Meats slaughterhouse”.
Greece (6v6, season 1 launch)
Next up is Greece, which is also a 6v6 affair that will launch when the first season launches. This one is a “medium-sized, Mediterranean-inspired map based on a coastal town.”
Rio (6v6, season 1 reloaded)
Rio is a new 6v6 map that will arrive in Season 1 Reloaded, sometime after launch. you will have the opportunity to “Admire the bright colors, tight spaces and elegant streets during a fight in an upscale shopping mall”.
Training Center (Gunfight, Season 1 Launch)
Finally, there is the training center, which will be added when the first season launches. It’s a Gunfight map, so 2v2. It has a central shooting range and numerous climbing opportunities.
Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 Modes
So far we only know of one new mode that is expected to be added in MW3 Season 1, Gunfight. Apart from this, Activision has revealed others which are expected to be announced soon. Gunfight is a 2v2 mode, present in the last two Modern warfare Games. It’s unclear what other modes might be added as part of the first season, either at launch or later. Hopefully more information will be revealed as part of the big information drop that has been announced.
Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 Zombies Update
MW3Zombies mode will be updated as part of the first season. Here are the main additions made:
- Enter the Rift: Inside the Dark Aether Rifts, Operators will face a grim and chaotic challenge, with limited time to complete their objectives and escape with their lives (and sanity). The Dark Aether Rifts are a new end-game experience to master once players have completed the seasonal mission.
- Friend zone: A modified V-R11 wonder weapon packs a punch, transforming enemies, zombies or humans, into loyal allies.
- Standing Equipment: A new category of unique acquisition schemes that will test the player’s skills to unlock.
THE Modern Warfare 3 The zombie story will continue alongside these new features, as players investigate a massive and mysterious gateway that has appeared in the Exclusion Zone.
Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 Warzone Updates
War zone will also receive new content in the first season. The main event is the release of Urzikstan, a new Battle Royale map. It’s a cityscape with 11 new POIs to visit, from the Popov Power Plant to the suburb of Zaravan.
There will also be big changes to gameplay, bringing War zone more in tune with the movement of Modern Warfare 3. This means the cancellation of slides, Tac-Stance and much more.
So that’s everything that’s coming in the first season of Modern Warfare 3. Stay tuned for updates, as Activision has yet to fully reveal the lineup for the first season. To learn more about MW3, check out our list of best weapons to use in Modern Warfare 3. Elsewhere there is our Modern Warfare 3 Review.