MW3 is approaching the end of Season 1 – here’s everything you need to know about the Season 2 release date and what’s to come!

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 started strong with a massive first season, and while there were no shortage of hiccups along the way, fans were generally happy with the content on offer.

Now Season 2 is quickly approaching, but when does the next major update go live, and what does it have to offer?

Season 2 Release Date

The MW3 Season 2 release date is expected to be Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT.

This exact time hasn’t been officially confirmed by Activision, but it immediately follows on from when the current Season 1 Battle Pass timer claims the game’s first season comes to an end.

Therefore, it is extremely likely that Season 2 will go live on February 7.

Nolan and Teammate in MW3 Multiplayer

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MW3 Season 2 is kicking off in .

As for what the new update has in store for fans, we already have some ideas!

Everything Coming to Season 2

Although the official Season 2 patch notes haven’t been revealed at this point in time, here’s what we know is coming to Modern Warfare 3’s second season:

Weapons

There will be at least two new guns dropping in both MW3 and Warzone in Season 2, with more likely to arrive mid-season.

As with all major seasonal updates, two weapons will drop in the upcoming Battle Pass. Players must then grind in-game or purchase a store bundle to unlock them.

According to leaker Vondyispog on Twitter, the guns on offer this season are set to be:

  • ANVL-B (FN F2000) – Assault Rifle
  • HRM-762 (Beretta ARX200) – Battle Rifle
  • PM-9 (Minebea PM9) – SMG
  • MTAR (IWI X95) – SMG
  • Sword – Melee

We suggest taking this leak with a grain of salt for now, but if it does turn out to be true, then that’s a solid line-up.

There is certainly some evidence to suggest that the first weapon on the list is real, seeing as a gun that resembles the FN F2000 has already been featured in an official Ranked Play image!

FN F2000 in MW3

We would expect one SMG and either the ANVL-B or HRM-762 to arrive in the Season 2 Battle Pass, with the other weapons dropping alongside Season 2 Reloaded.

Operators

We already have an idea as to one of the Operators that is set to be featured in Season 2. Placeholder images for Kate Laswell (AKA Watcher-1) have been found in the game files already.

Furthermore, in a post celebrating 1 million Threads followers on Call of Duty’s social media, Laswell is seen in a party alongside Operators such as Ghost, Graves, Captain Price, and Gaz.

Laswell in MW3 Party

It wouldn’t be too unexpected to see Laswell joining the game’s official roster. After all, she was playable in Modern Warfare 3’s campaign, during the mission ‘Deep Cover.’

Multiplayer Maps

So far, we’ve not seen any leaks regarding which multiplayer maps will arrive in MW3 Season 2.

However, judging by the game’s existing post-launch content, we can guess they’ll be original maps, rather than drawing from Call of Duty’s vast history.

Rio Map MW3 Season 1 Reloaded

Given that Sledgehammer Games didn’t need to create any maps from scratch for Modern Warfare 3’s launch roster, the company appears to be releasing plenty of original maps as seasonal content.

Modes

Season 1 was full of returning classic game modes, from Headquarters to Infected, and even brought Ranked Play to the game.

Team Gunfight in MW3

In addition, we even saw a few new modes, such as Team Gunfight and Supe’d Up.

MW3 will certainly get new modes in Season 2 – and while none have currently been revealed, we could see the likes of Cyber Attack, Bounty, Cranked, or Prop Hunt join the fun.

Zombies

The Season 1 Reloaded update brought only a new Warlord, Dokkaebi, to the MWZ (MW3 Zombies) mode.

Aether Worm in MWZ

However, Season 2 will likely add more Acts and Tiers to the ever-growing list of MWZ missions!

Fans can expect more story content to arrive alongside major updates, and we’re looking forward to seeing what’s next for the popular Zombies mode.

Balance Patch

And, of course, there’s sure to be a major balance patch alongside the Season 2 update, tweaking the most broken guns in the game and buffing those that are underperforming.

Now that Ranked Play is in the game, it’s likely that weapons that feature in the competitive playlist will be the primary focus.

But as MW2 weapons fell out of the meta completely, we don’t imagine they’ll be getting many changes. Activision clearly prioritizes getting players to check out the latest Call of Duty title, after all.

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