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Warzone Season 3 Reloaded 1.37 update patch notes: Rambo, McClane, weapon updates, stopping power, more

Here’s the patch notes for Warzone Season 3 Reloaded update, which features the new 80s Operators, weapon balancing updates, and more.

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Raven Software will release Call of Duty: Warzone patch update version 1.37 on May 20, which will include Season 3 Reloaded update that features the Action Hero crossover event and the addition of Rambo and John McClane.

The Season 3 Reloaded update for Call of Duty: Warzone will include the new Rambo and John McClane Operators, new POIs in Verdansk based on the Rambo & Die Hard movies, along with other new content and updates.

We’re breaking down what’s new in the Season 3 Reloaded update, including the release time of the update and the full patch notes for what’s updated in Call of Duty: Warzone.

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded Update Time & Size

From Warzone Season 3’s Battle Pass, we know that Warzone Season 3 is set to end on June 15. Season 3 Reloaded is essentially the mid-season update, so it should occur halfway through the season.

The Season 3 Reloaded Update will go live on all platforms on May 19 at 9PM PT / 12AM ET on May 20, alongside the upcoming 80s Action Heroes event.

  • PlayStation 5: 14.6 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 14.6 GB
  • Xbox One Series X / Xbox One Series S: 15.2 GB
  • Xbox One: 15.2 GB
  • PC: 14.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 18.1 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)

Warzone Season 3 Reloaded Patch Notes

EVENTS

  • ‘80s Action Heroes
    • Two sets of nine challenges and rewards are available across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone during the ‘80s Action Heroes event starting May 20th.
    • Complete all nine Black Ops Cold War challenges to unlock a tactical rifle Weapon Blueprint, and complete all nine Warzone challenges to unlock a Sniper rifle Weapon Blueprint.

MODES

  • Power Grab, a Limited-Time Mode
    • What if we dialed up the intensity of Warzone to true Hollywood extremes? In Power Grab, you must eliminate other Operators, complete Contracts, and loot Supply Boxes around Verdansk to find Dog Tags. By collecting Dog Tags, you will work your way up a reward ladder that will give you the edge you need to win, including the personal Respawn Token. You’ll have to use everything you’ve got to control the flag that spawns during the final circle – calling in an Exfil Helicopter. True to the BR experience, you can also choose to hunt every single other Operator until you‘re the last one standing. There are fewer and smaller circles. There are no loadouts. There is no Gulag. But there will be action… and plenty of it!

      Good luck!

PLAYLIST

  • Adding:
    • Verdansk – Power Grab
    • Plunder – Quads
    • Rebirth Island – Resurgence Trios 
       
  • Removing:
    • Verdansk – Mini Royale
    • Plunder – Blood Money Duos
    • Rebirth Island – Resurgence Quads

MAP

  • New Point of Interest: Nakatomi Plaza (Launch)
    • The headquarters of the Nakatomi Corporation have moved from sunny Los Angeles to Verdansk’s Downtown for a limited time.
  • New Point of Interest: Survival Camps (Launch)
    • Around Verdansk, numerous campsites have been converted into Survival Camps as a homage to Rambo: First Blood Part II.
  • New Point of Interest: CIA Outpost (Launch)
    • One of the aircraft hangars in Verdansk’s northwest sector has been converted into a makeshift CIA Outpost, as these agents need a home base to start tracking down the elusive Rambo.

GENERAL

  • Gunsmith Customs has been added for Black Ops Cold War Weapons
    • Customize your Weapon by borrowing Attachments from multiple Blueprint variants. You can swap the appearance of Weapon Attachments to feature elements from all of your unlocked Blueprints.
  • Stickers & Charms exclusive to either BOCW or MW will only be usable on their respective Weapons.

GAMEPLAY

  • Added the new Combat Bow Killstreak to the following Verdansk modes: core BR, Plunder, and Power Grab.
  • Stopping Power Field Upgrade spawn rates have been reduced substantially across all modes.
    • Given Stopping Power’s efficacy and lack of counter play options, we felt its power level was at odds with its availability. We want to create more scenarios where a measured choice about how and when to utilize Field Upgrades is not just rewarded but encouraged. There was hardly an incorrect way to apply Stopping Power—which we felt took away from the satisfaction of optimal or strategic use. Our hope by drastically reducing its presence within Warzone is that we introduce a small strategy-based control. Those who loot efficiently increase their odds of finding it.
  • We will also be making an important adjustment to the Solo BR modes in the very near future. Keep an eye out on Twitter for more. 

BUG FIXES

  • Fixed additional map locations in Verdansk that allowed players to reach out-of-bounds areas. This is on top of the locations that we addressed in the last 2 patches.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Gas Mask to become unbreakable after a players’ first death with the Gas Mask equipped. 
  • Fixed a bug that caused player Activision IDs to not always appear in the killcam or when spectating with or without the Option enabled. 
  • Fixed an issue where Scavenger Challenges weren’t correctly referencing the Summit POI.
  • Fixed an issue where Loadout Drops would fall through salt pools in the Salt Mines.
  • Fixed an issue where Sparks was not visible in the Operator Select Menu until the Sparks Operator Bundle was purchased.
  • Fixed a bug with the LW3 – Tundra where firing the final shot in a magazine would displace the Weapon model.
  • Fixed a bug with the Great Pacific Blueprint where its Weapon stats were incorrect.
  • Fixed a bug with the Swiss K31 where it would deal lethal damage in a single upper body shot when loaded with Stopping Power.
  • Fixed a bug with the Bullfrog where it was receiving an unintended amount of Bullet Velocity.
  • Fixed a bug with the CARV.2 where some of its barrels were not assigning the correct values.
  • Fixed incorrect magazine names for the FARA 83.

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Most nonverbal sounds are now called out in subtitles in [] brackets.
    • This will apply to all new Operators moving forward starting with Rambo and McClane.
       
  • Added HoH-like subtitles for baked-in graphics in cinematics.
  • Added a new Accessibility Options Menu.
    • This menu provides a pared-down list of settings which are specifically oriented towards accessibility.
    • Players can access this menu from the main blades menu immediately upon launching the game. To do so, launch Warzone and select Accessibility from the button options at the bottom of your screen. Alternatively, players can access the Accessibility Options menu from the existing Options menu. To do so, open the Options menu and select Accessibility from the button options at the bottom of your screen.
    • Core to our philosophy is ensuring all players across a broad spectrum of ability and disability are able to play and enjoy our content. The addition of the Accessibility Options menu supports this vision by bringing more visibility to the available options while increasing ease-of-access. More information on Warzone’s accessibility features can be found on the Warzone Accessibility FAQ.

WEAPONS

  • New Weapons
    • Ballistic Knife (Launch)
      • Built for stealth kills from multiple distances, this versatile Weapon allows for melee attacks up close and a projectile blade attack from short-to-medium ranges.
         
    • AMP63: Pistol (In-Season)
      • Expect this Weapon to output high amounts of damage in a short period of time thanks to its full-auto nature, which makes it highly effective in close quarters.
  • Submachine Guns
    • AK-74u
      • Neck multiplier increased from 1 to 1.4
      • Sprint to Fire Speed increased by 20%
      • Bullet Velocity decreased by 15%
      • Maximum damage range decreased by 25%
      • The AK-74u’s  stats were well beyond what one might expect from a Submachine Gun. We are reining it back in line with other Weapons in its class—less Bullet Velocity, less Damage Range, and more Sprint to Fire Speed. While some of these changes may make it seem like the AK-74u had received a drastic reduction in efficacy, we believe these stats are not as meaningful to the SMG class when compared to handling and Time to Kill. With unparalleled maximum damage, locational multipliers, and an unforgiving rate of fire, the AK-74u is now the epitome of high-risk, high-reward SMGs.
         
    • PPSh-41
      • Maximum damage increased from 27 to 28
      • Maximum damage range increased by 3.8%
      • We believe the PPSh-41 is on the brink of being able to contest some of the strongest Submachine Guns. This damage bump will undoubtedly have the PPSh-41 joining other high tier SMGs as a contender for that top spot.
  • Snipers
    • All Black Ops Cold War Sniper base optics have been adjusted.
    • Sniper Rifle Charlie (Semi-Auto)
      • Bullet Velocity increased by 14%
      • Extremity multipliers increased from .9 to 1
      • Rate of Fire decreased from .33 to .83
      • We have found that the Sniper Rifle Charlie feels much more satisfying to use as a heavier duty semi-auto Sniper. We will continue to push it in this direction until we strike a satisfactory balance between its identity and efficacy.
         
    • LW3 – Tundra
      • Aiming Stability increased
      • The LW3 – Tundra did not have much holding it back beyond its ADS Speed and Aiming Stability. With this change to its base Aiming Stability and the availability of ADS Speed Attachments, the LW3 – Tundra will most assuredly become an excellent, versatile option for those that prefer to keep their enemies at a distance.
         
    • Swiss K31
      • Flinch Resistance greatly increased
      • ADS Speed increased slightly
      • Aiming Stability increased
      • Snipers like the Swiss K31 excel at aggressive, mid to long-range play. However, its poor Flinch Resistance overshadowed and played counter to some of its other great qualities. These changes in conjunction with the adjustments to Sniper Attachments will make Swiss K31 feel a lot more like the lightweight, fast-handling, high-skill Weapon it was meant to be.
         
    • ZRG 20mm
      • Bullet Penetration increased
      • Upper Torso multiplier increased from 1.25 to 1.7
      • Lower Torso multiplier increased from 1.15 to 1.25
      • Extremity multipliers increased from .9 to 1
      • ADS Speed decreased by 4%
      • Bullet Velocity decreased by 2%
      • Move Speed decreased by 2%
      • ADS Move Speed decreased by 1%
      • The feel of a Weapon is important to us and the ZRG 20mm, while fun, was not quite where we wanted it. We are doubling down on its identity as the highest caliber Sniper in Verdansk. We want you to really feel like you are firing anti-materiel rounds. In order to achieve this, we made the Weapon ‘heavier’ and increased its Bullet Penetration. Now players on the receiving end of the ZRG 20mm will need to consider the width of objects that they use for cover. We find this gets both the wielder and their opponent to think about the game in different and interesting ways—which is something we always aim to promote.

ATTACHMENTS

  • Muzzles
    • Flash Guard
      • Vertical Recoil Control increased slightly
    • Suppressor
      • No longer reduces Bullet Velocity
      • Now increases Bullet Velocity
      • Now increases ADS Speed 
      • Now increases Sprint to Fire Speed
      • We expect this relatively unassuming change to have widespread effects. The Suppressor now offers you another viable attachment choice in the muzzle category with a focus on different stats. For example, where Bullet Velocity and Effective Damage Range are not a priority (e.g., Submachine Guns) you would almost certainly take the Suppressor. Or perhaps you have more than enough Bullet Velocity (e.g., ZRG 20mm) and you want to shore up a weakness in handling. These are the types of compelling decisions we want to continue to develop.
  • Lasers
    • SOF Target Designator (Snipers) 
      • No longer increases Effective Damage Range
      • Now increases Aiming Stability
      • ADS Move Speed multiplier increased
         
    • Ember Sighting Point (Snipers)
      • No longer increases Effective Damage Range
      • Now greatly increases Aiming Stability
      • ADS Move Speed multiplier increased 
         
    • Steady Aim Laser (Snipers)
      • No longer decreases Hip Spread
      • Now increases ADS Speed
         
    • Swat 5mW Laser Sight (Snipers)
      • No longer decreases Hip Spread
      • No longer decreases ADS Speed
      • Now increases Aiming Stability 
      • Now greatly increases ADS Speed
         
    • Black Ops Cold War Snipers desperately needed more ‘value’ Attachments—namely, more Attachments that provide stats that are relevant to Snipers. We feel the changes to these Attachments and base Sniper optics will make Black Ops Cold War Snipers far more competitive and enjoyable to use.
  • Rear Grips
    • Airborne/GRU Elastic Wrap 
      • Aiming Stability increased
         

Generally, we are pleased with the level of Weapon diversity we have observed. As we look forward, at the top of our list is the look and feel of Black Ops Cold War optics in Warzone. We think some additional adjustments there will continue to push Weapon diversity even further. Additionally, we will be continuing our efforts in identifying and addressing attachment categories that do not support meaningful exploration and build diversity.

OPERATORS

  • New Operators 
    • Rambo (Launch)
      • This Operator will be available via the “Rambo” bundle in the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Store from May 19 at 9PM PT to June 18 at 9PM PT. This bundle includes the Legendary Operator; two Finishing Moves, including one using his signature bow and arrow; three Legendary Weapon Blueprints—an Assault Rifle, an LMG and a Knife Blueprint; a Legendary Calling Card and Emblem; and an Epic Watch and Charm. 

        “To survive a war, you gotta become war.” 
         
    • John McClane (Launch)
      • John McClane will be available via the “Die Hard” bundle in the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Store from May 19 at 9PM PT to June 18 at 9PM PT. This bundle includes the Legendary Operator, a Finishing Move, three Legendary Weapon Blueprints—one tactical rifle, one SMG, and one Assault Rifle—a Legendary Calling Card and Emblem, an Epic Watch, and an Epic Weapon Charm. 

        “Welcome to the party, pal!” 
         
  • Note: Rambo and John McClane are brand-new Call of Duty Operators; these are not skins for previously released Operators. 

STORE

  • The Store across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be updated with two new Weapons, two new Legendary Operator Bundles – Tracer Pack: Die Hard (John McClane) and Tracer Pack: Rambo, fresh new Weapon Blueprints, Operator Skins, and more content across multiple bundles.

DOWNLOADS 

  • The Season Three Reloaded update will have a download size of approximately 14.6-18.1 GB for those who own the free-to-play Warzone and are current on the latest updates.
  • Warzone Update Sizes
    • PlayStation 5
      • 14.6 GB
    • PlayStation 4
      • 14.6 GB
    • Xbox One Series X / Xbox One Series S
      • 15.2 GB
    • Xbox One
      • 15.2 GB
    • PC
      • 14.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 18.1 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare)
  • Remember, the Black Ops Cold War download is not necessary if you are only playing Warzone, and vice versa. Furthermore, for a smaller overall file size, players can choose to uninstall/remove other data packs if they are no longer needed.

If you’re interested in the multiplayer and Zombies side of the update, you can also check out everything we know about Black Ops Cold War’s Season 3 Reloaded update.

SOURCE: Raven Software

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Warzone devs hint at Caldera map changes in Season 2 update

Raven Software have teased map changes for Caldera in Warzone Season 2 with the minimap already teasing what’s to come.

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Warzone players noticed that Caldera’s minimap showed a building that didn’t exist, and Raven Software teased that this is a sign of map changes to come in Season 2.

Warzone finally received a brand-new map with Season 1’s Pacific update, but players were keen for Raven Software to keep it changing to stop it from going stale. Although Verdansk received an 80s overhaul, many players still wished that the developers had done more with it.

It appears that Raven have some map changes planned for Caldera, as they teased that an area would receive an overhaul in February’s Season 2.

Docks in Warzone Pacific Caldera

Warzone players were baffled when they noticed that the Refinery area south of Docks looked completely different on the mini map. While the actual area has some rusty old buildings dotted around, the minimap shows that the area has two large buildings instead.

A player then tweeted Raven Software to let them know about the issue on January 25 and they replied, teasing that there’s a good reason for this. “Maybe the Map knows about a change coming to this area in Season 2?” they suggested.

One of the major complaints about Caldera is that all of the interesting areas and POIs are dotted around the edge of the map, while the middle is has been described as “barren nothingness.” This could be Raven’s attempt to build up the center of the map, and change how the area is played.

Whether this is the only map change for Season 2 remains to be seen, as Raven could have any number of changes lined up. Hopefully, we’ll find out more when the roadmap drops in the coming weeks.

Season 2 was originally scheduled for the start of February but got pushed back to February 14 to allow the developers more time to work on bugs and balance tweaks. We know that Ranked Play will finally drop in Vanguard with this update, but they’re still playing their cards close to their chest when it comes to Warzone.

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Warzone 2 reportedly in development, set for 2023 launch

Activision are reportedly working on a stand-alone Warzone sequel, with the new battle royale set to launch in 2023

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New reports have claimed that Activision are currently developing Warzone 2, with the stand-alone sequel to Call of Duty’s battle royale set to release in 2023.

Activision release brand-new Call of Duty titles every year, with 2022’s game reportedly set to be a sequel to Modern Warfare. Since Warzone’s release in 2020, the game has received seasonal updates to coincide with the launch of the latest mainline game in the franchise, but this may not be the case in 2023.

According to reports, Activision are currently working on a sequel to Warzone, that could release alongside Treyarch’s expected 2023 Call of Duty entry.

Warzone Operators on an armored truck

According to a report from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, Activision are currently working on a “new iteration” of Warzone, which will be a stand-alone. This is a marked change from today’s Warzone, which is built into 2019’s Modern Warfare, and runs on the same engine.

The information was included as part of Schreier’s report that Call of Duty’s next three releases will be available on PlayStation, following Microsoft’s blockbuster acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Industry insider Tom Henderson claims that Warzone 2 will only be available on “current-gen consoles and PC,” meaning you’ll need an Xbox Series X or PS5 to play. There will be “no past weapon integration” either, meaning all the guns you have now will be missing.

At the time of writing, nothing is known about what will be included in this new title. We could see some major updates to the gameplay mechanics, along with new weapons, events, and maps, but nothing has been confirmed.

The stand-alone sequel is set to be the biggest shift that Warzone has seen since its launch in 2020. More details about Warzone 2 will probably become available in the coming months.


For more Warzone content, check out our guide on how to level up guns fast in Warzone, as well as how to check the current Warzone server status.

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Activision reportedly committed to releasing next three Call of Duty games on PlayStation

A new report claims that Call of Duty will remain on PlayStation for at least the next three releases, including Warzone 2.

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Activision Blizzard have committed to releasing the next three Call of Duty games on PlayStation, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

The gaming world was rocked on January 18 when Microsoft announced it was set to acquire Activision Blizzard in a deal nearing $70 billion. While 54% of Call of Duty fans polled are happy at the news, there has been some concerns about whether Microsoft would make the franchise exclusive to Xbox consoles.

Now, a new report claims that Activision’s flagship FPS will stay on PlayStation for at least the next three releases.

warzone operator using binoculars

Bloomberg‘s Jason Schreier claims that “Activision had already committed to making the next few CoD games available on Sony’s console,” before news of Microsoft’s purchases broke.

That means Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare sequel, which is set to release later this year, Treyarch’s next entry in 2023, and a planned “new iteration of Call of Duty: Warzone” will all be playable on PlayStation consoles.

While Activision haven’t confirmed this publicly, Schreier states that he spoke to “four people with knowledge of the deal,” who have asked to remain anonymous.

While this is good news for Sony fans. the future of CoD on PlayStation is still difficult to predict. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer previously stated that they “intended to honor all existing agreements” after the Activision Blizzard deal is complete, but didn’t mention what would happen once those agreements have ended.

Taking away Call of Duty from PlayStation would mark a seismic shift in the gaming industry, and for the franchise. It seems Call of Duty could change forever under Microsoft’s ownership, with talks ongoing about ending the franchise’s annual release schedule.

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