When is Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Reloaded?

Lock and reload with new content.

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The Call of Duty content season keeps on churning, this time with yet another midseason “Reloaded” update.

Modern Warfare 2’s Season Three Reloaded update is just around the corner, offering new content for players to enjoy before another seasonal content drop releases in just a few weeks.

While Reloaded updates aren’t as substantial as full seasons, there’s still some good stuff for players to drop in for or dive back into if they’ve taken a break or are looking for a new reason to squad up with the pals for some games.

Related: Call of Duty’s bug-fixing barrage continues in yet another update for MW2, Warzone 2

Here’s when CoD players can expect to fire up MW2 for some new content.

When is MW2 Season Three Reloaded?

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The official arrival date for the Season Three Reloaded has been confirmed for May 10. The update will likely go live around 12pm CT, offering new content for players to enjoy in the final month of the season.

What is included in MW2 Season Three Reloaded?

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Here’s everything we know so far about what’s coming to MW2 and Warzone 2 in the Season Three Reloaded update.

New six-vs-six map: Alboran Hatchery

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An additional map built for six-vs-six will be coming in the update. Little is known about it other than one teaser image and its name, which is Alboran Hatchery. It looks like it’s another map taken from one of the campaign’s missions.

Two new weapons

Two new guns are coming to the world of MW2 and Warzone 2 with the update.

The first is called the FTAC Siege, a “highly customizable, fully automatic machine pistol that Activision describes as “a boon in close-quarters situations and can push the limits of a sidearm’s range.”

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The second pistol is the GS Magna, another full-auto pistol. It uses “the exact same cartridge and most attachments as the semi-automatic .50 GS, including the ability to go akimbo and absolutely pulverize enemies at close-range.”

New modes

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Face Off and Giant Infection are two modes that will be coming as part of the update, although likely not altogether with the update itself. Infinity Ward will continue to cycle game modes in and out of the game, and these new modes will likely come in subsequent weekly playlist updates.

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Warzone 2 updates and Ranked Play

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Warzone 2 Ranked Play is officially coming with the update, and it’s coming with a similar skill rating system to MW2’s ranked mode.

“Your Skill Rating is based on your match performance,” Activision said. “Get assists and eliminations, and place high within the match to increase your SR. Entering a match requires a modest SR entry free; see the end-of-match SR summary for a rundown of your SR adjustments. The best of the best will be featured in the Top 250 Skill Division, as well as on a public leaderboard for all to see.”

Some new items are also being added to Warzone 2 as part of the update, including lootable Perk Packages, a Deployable Buy Station, and a Gulag Entry Kit that will allow for an additional Gulag visit.

DMZ updates

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A new special area is coming to the extraction mode, called Koschei Complex.

“Operators must find a way to locate one of multiple entrances to this subterranean bunker complex, open it . . . and [[REDACTED]],” Activision said. “Be proactive in adding illumination to your hardware; flashlights might be needed as you venture further into this [[REDACTED]]. Secure NVGs once you’ve reconnoitered the [[REDACTED]], expecting some of the toughest [[REDACTED]] outside of Building 21!”

Two more faction missions have been confirmed for the in-season update, but little else is known at this time. More information about what’s coming in DMZ will be revealed in the days leading up to the patch.

MW2 Season Three Reloaded patch notes

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Along with the content above, Season Three Reloaded in MW2 will likely also contain quality-of-life changes, bug fixes, and balance updates for weapons and attachments. Check back here for more information closer to the release of the update for official patch note information.

This article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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