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Warzone Season 3 Complete Patch Notes – 1.36 Update

The Warzone Season 3 update is finally here – check out the full patch notes!

Finally, Warzone Season 3 has arrived and it is possibly the biggest update to the game so far.

Everything from a new map to huge weapon changes, as well as some bug fixes, make this an update that players are hyped for. Check out the full patch notes below.

Events

  • The Hunt for Adler
    • Starting on April 22nd, the new “Hunt for Adler” limited-time event will task Operators with unique in-game challenges in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to learn of Adler’s whereabouts. Complete these Intel Challenges to unlock Event rewards, including Weapon Charms, Calling Cards, a new Operator Skin, and more. You can find more details about this event in the Seasonal Event tab on the main menu between Play and Weapons once Season Three kicks off in Warzone. Once you’ve completed a full set of challenges in either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone over the course of the event, you’ll unlock an exclusive Adler skin for use in both games!

Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass

  • 100 Tiers of brand-new content including new Operator Skins, Weapons, Blueprints, Wrist Accessories, Weapon Charms, COD Points, and more.
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New Warzone Map

  • The situation in Verdansk has hit a critical level. Armistice Central Command will be communicating directly to all Operators with further instructions.

In case you missed it, Verdansk has been destroyed by a huge nuke! Then, the new Warzone map looks like it will arrive tonight.

Find out everything we now so far about the new 1980s Verdansk map.

General Changes in Warzone Season 3

  • NVIDIA DLSS is now available in Call of Duty®: Warzone on PC
    • Players with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards can enable NVIDIA DLSS to boost performance and play at higher resolutions and graphics settings.
       
  • End of game open mic has been turned off for modes with infinite respawn mechanics.
  • Player rank will now display the correct rank icons in the After-Action Report.

Gameplay

  • Loot that spawns across Verdansk has once again been updated…
    • Now exclusively consists of Black Ops Cold War Weapons including the new Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle and PPSh-41 SMG
    • Only Legendary Weapons will spawn as Blueprints
  • Players no longer take armor-bypassing damage when using a riot shield and facing an active thermite grenade.
  • Sticking a player with Semtex will now always down them.

Accessibility

  • Added Mono Audio to the Volume settings in Audio Options
    • Disabled (Default): Audio is split between left and right audio channels to provide directional sound.
    • Enabled: Left and right audio channels are combined into one channel 
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Bug Fixes

Also, it wouldn’t be a patch without some bug fixes. Here are the glitches that have been resolved in the Warzone Season 3 update.

  • Fixed a bug with most Cold War barrels where Hip Spread and ADS Idle Sway were being increased when they should not have been.
  • Fixed a bug with some ZRG 20mm optics that disabled the ability to hold breath.
  • Bug fix where some loot would drop in close proximity on death. 
  • Fixed a bug where if the player is downed while switching to a gunner seat, they would become invisible and/or invulnerable.
  • Fixed a bug causing the random Operator select option to only select Coalition Operators from Modern Warfare.
  • Bug causing Baker’s fourth Operator Mission Objective to not track properly fixed (eliminate 15 enemies using a weapon with an attached 2x magnified scope or greater). 
  • Fixed a bug causing certain Operator models to appear headless while using the FFAR 1.

Despite the many fixes, it, unfortunately, doesn’t look like there is a fix for the glitch which is wrongly kicking players for ‘inactivity’.

Weapons

There are also a load of huge weapon changes in the huge Season 3 update for Warzone too:

  • Cold War weapons have had their ammo names updated.
  • The FFAR 1 crosshair has been updated to match other Assault Rifles.
  • New Weapons
    • PPSh-41: SMG (Launch Week)
      • Tier 15 of the Battle Pass.
    • Swiss K31: Sniper Rifle (Launch Week)
      • Tier 31 of the Battle Pass.

Also, make sure to find out How To Unlock Every New Weapon in Warzone & Cold War Season 3.

  • Two New Weapon Unlock Challenges
    • LC-10
      • Using SMGs, get 3 kills without dying in 15 different matches.
    • FARA 83
      • Using Assault Rifles, get 2 headshot kills in 15 different matches.
  • Assault Rifles
    • Cold War AK-47
      • Recoil pattern has been adjusted –smoothed out its recoil to make it easier to control
         
    • FARA 83
      • Minimum damage increased from 25 to 26
      • Maximum damage decreased from 33 to 31
      • Maximum damage range increased by 17%
      • Recoil pattern has been adjusted
         
    • FFAR 1
      • Maximum damage decreased from 30 to 27
      • Maximum damage range decreased by 15%
      • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.1 to 1
      • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1.1 to 1
      • ADS speed decreased slightly
         

This FFAR nerf has been requested for a long time. But finally it’s here!

  • Groza
      • Recoil increased slightly
      • ADS speed decreased slightly
      • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1.3 to 1.1
         

Some Warzone players were worried that the Groza would become the next meta in Warzone, but this pre-emptive nerf should stop that.

  • Krig 6
      • Head damage multiplier changed from 1.4 to 1.5
      • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.3
      • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1
      • Lower torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1
         
    • QBZ-83
      • Move speed increased
      • ADS move speed increased
      • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.2
      • Upper torso damage multiplier changed from 1 to 1.1
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  • Submachine Guns
    • LC10
      • Bullet velocity increased slightly
    • Mac-10
      • Maximum damage decreased by 1
  • Sniper Rifles
    • Pelington 703
      • ADS speed increased
      • Raise time increased slightly
  • Tactical Rifles
    • Cold War Tactical Rifle Charlie
      • Time between bursts increased by 33%
      • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.8 to 1.3
    • M16
      • Time between bursts increased by 10%
      • Neck damage multiplier changed from 1.8 to 1.1

Previously, JGOD predicted what the meta weapons in Warzone Season 3 would be. Why not give these a try if your favorite has been hit with a nerf?

best LMGs in Warzone Season 2

Attachments

In addition to weapons, a number of attachments have also been changed in the Warzone Season 3 update.

  • Position Concealment 
    • Position Concealment will reduce the time your position is visible on the compass and minimap after firing. This effect has been added as a pro on both the Flashguard and SOCOM/KGB Eliminator.
  • Barrels
     
    • 16.3” Rapid Fire (M16) 
      • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 58% 
         
    • 18” Rapid Fire (Tactical Rifle Charlie) 
      • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 56% 
         
    • 15.9” Strike Team (M16) 
      • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 66% 
         
    • 18.2” Strike Team (Tactical Rifle Charlie) 
      • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 64% 
         
    • 16.3” Titanium (M16) 
      • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 61% 
         
    • 17” Titanium (Tactical Rifle Charlie) 
      • Increase to rate of fire reduced by 59% 
         
    • Sorokin 140mm Auto (Sykov) 
      • Minimum damage reduced from 23 to 19 
         
    • Sorokin 140mm Auto AND Akimbo (Sykov) 
      • Minimum damage reduced from 19 to 14 
        • This only affects the weapon when both the Sorokin 140mm Auto and the Akimbo attachment are equipped simultaneously. 

Firstly, these changes mean that the AUG and M16 tactical rifles that dominated Warzone Season 2 could become almost useless. Additionally, the Sykov meta which players described as “the worst ever” will be gone for good too.

Warzone Sniper
  • Lasers 
    • Ember Sighting Point 
      • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20% 
         
    • SOF Target Designator 
      • Flashlight is now visible during hip-fire and ADS 
  • Magazines 
    • Salvo/VDV Fast Mag 
      • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20% 
         
    • Speed Mag 
      • Pistols 
        • ADS speed penalty reduced by 40% 
      • SMGs 
        • ADS speed penalty reduced by 30% 
      • Snipers 
        • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20%
  • Muzzles 
    • Flashguard 
      • Added Position Concealment pro 
         
    • SOCOM/KGB Eliminator 
      • Added Position Concealment pro 
  • Optics 
    • SUSAT MultiZoom 
      • ADS speed penalty reduced by 10%
         
    • Ultrazoom Custom 
      • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20% 
         
    • Vulture Custom Zoom 
      • ADS speed penalty reduced by 20%
  • Rear Grips 
    • Increases to ADS speed reduced by roughly 10% 
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Operators

Warzone Season 3 has added some new operators as well as fixed a rather notorious one. The much-hated ‘invisible’ Roze skin has finally been nerfed.

  • Roze
    • Adjusted Roze in order to improve the Operators’s readability/visibility where sources of light are available. 

Read More: Warzone’s Best Overpowered Skin After the Roze Changes

  • New Operators added:
    • Wraith: Warsaw Pact (Launch Week)  
       
    • Knight: Warsaw Pact (In-Season) 
       
    • Antonov: Warsaw Pact (In-Season)  

Also Read: How To Unlock Every New Operator in Warzone & Cold War Season 3 Update

Cold War Warzone Season 3 Operator Knight

Prestige

Warzone Season 3 also has some new prestige levels players can grind for.

  • New Prestige Levels 
    • Level 50
      • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
         
    • Level 100
      • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip 
         
    • Level 150
      • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
         
    • Level 190
      • All Season Challenges Available 
         
    • Level 200
      • New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card
         
    • Levels 250 – 1,000
      • New Prestige Key every 50 levels 

Store

  • A fresh dose of new Store Bundles launching alongside Season Three, including some seriously sinister new villains, as well as Tracer Packs, Mastercraft and Reactive Weapon Blueprints, and more. 

All of the bundles coming to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone during Season 3 have been leaked. Make sure to check them out!

Meanwhile, the Warzone nuke event is almost over. Find out how tune into The Destruction of Verdansk Part 2.

(Source: Raven Software)

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