Warzone Season 1 is set to kick off a brand-new era for the battle royale, as it finally integrates with Modern Warfare 3. Here’s everything we know about the Warzone Season 1 update so far, including the release date and the new Urzikstan map.
Modern Warfare 3 has reenergized the CoD community, bringing a host of classic maps and movement changes that have gone down very well with players. The future looks bright too, as there are still plenty of new maps and modes to come down the line.
But the launch of MW3 also marks the beginning of a new chapter for Warzone. Just like with BOCW, Vanguard, and MW2 before, Modern Warfare 3 is set to integrate with Warzone as part of the Season 1 update.
So, here’s everything we know about the Warzone Season 1 patch, including when it will arrive.
Warzone Season 1 release date
The Warzone Season 1 update will arrive on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, the same day as MW3 Season 1. This was confirmed by an X (formerly Twitter) post from the official CoD account, which also revealed that this year’s multiplayer set new player count records for the series.
Warzone Season 1 brings new Urzikstan map
The biggest change coming in the Warzone MW3 update is the debut of the brand-new battle royale map, Urzikstan. This sprawling new battleground will replace Al Mazrah as the main Warzone map going forward before Rebirth Island and Fortune’s Keep arrive at a later date.
Urzikstan features 11 new POIs for players to explore, including some inspired by classic CoD multiplayer maps. Check them out below:
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- Levin Resort (Hardhat)
- Popov Power
- Orlov Military Base (Sub Base / Countdown)
- Seaport District
- Urzikstan Cargo
- Old Town (Seatown)
- Low Town (Favela)
- Hadiqa Farms
- Zaravan City (Overwatch)
- Zaravan Suburbs
- Shahin Manor
Urzikstan will replace Al Mazrah in Warzone.
MW3 weapons arriving in Warzone Season 1
As part of its integration in Warzone Season 1, all 37 Modern Warfare 3 weapons will be added to the game in the update. This means that players will finally be able to run heavy hitters like the MCW and BAS-B in battle royale matches.
However, unlike in previous years, the existing lineup of guns from Modern Warfare 2 (2022) is sticking around, providing more options than ever before. That’s not all, as all of the Operators, camos, and Blueprints earned during the MW2 era will remain after the MW3 update in Warzone.
Warzone Season 1 brings MW3 movement changes
Movement was a major criticism during the Modern Warafre 2 days, so players will be relieved to hear that Warzone is benefitting from the changes added in MW3. While the devs haven’t revealed every tweak to Warzone’s gameplay, they did tease some of what’s to come in the early Season 1 blog.
“Warzone will be updated to include many of the new movement mechanics, encompassing maneuvering from both Call of Duty: Warzone and from Modern Warfare III,” they explained. “Examples include Slide cancelling, Tac-Stance and more. Expect further details soon.”
Slide canceling is returning to Warzone after being added in MW3.
Quality of life changes in Warzone Season 1
On top of major movement changes from MW3, the Warzone Season 1 update is also delivering plenty of smaller adjustments that fans have been calling for:
- Manually equip Gas Masks manually
- Circle speed and size changes
- Automatically use a Pistol when swimming
- Horizontal ziplines
- Improved UI
That was everything we know about the MW3 update in Warzone so far. We’ll be sure to update this page as soon as more Season 1 details are released.