Hope you’ve completed your last battle pass, as a new season of Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific begins today. Season 3, Classified Arms, is lighter on content at launch than previous seasons, but players have something bigger to look forward to in May: Operation Monarch, a limited-time event pitting Godzilla against King Kong on the beaches. of Caldera. It should be interesting.
But until the two villains face off, this is a somewhat minor update. There’s a new battle pass as always, a few new points of interest on Caldera (including a dig site that appears to contain the forgotten skeletons of Godzilla and Kong), and the return of Iron Trials, the hardcore version of the battle royale that was popular on Warzone’s original Verdansk map. Two new Vanguard weapons also appeared: the M1916 sniper rifle and the Nikita AVT assault rifle.
As usual, the fastest way to unlock these new weapons is to buy the battle pass and go through the first 20 tiers, which in all likelihood also feature a few cosmetic packs for each weapon.
Raven Software is also making a significant change to Warzone’s sniper rifles. Snipers have become even more popular since the health increase to 150 thanks to their ability to kill in one shot to the head. Raven likes snipers in this role, but holds them back a bit by decreasing the maximum range of a shot for many of them. Check the patch notes for the exact changes, but here are the snipers that will continue one-shot kills to the head at any Scope:
- HDR (MW)
- Charlie Sniper Rifle (MW)
- ZRG 20mm (BOCW)
- 3 Line Rifle (VG)
- Gorenko anti-tank rifle (VG)
Now is the time to bite the bullet: the Season 3 update requires a 38GB download on PC. If you’re updating both Warzone and Modern Warfare 2019, that’s a whopping 98GB. So if you’re not playing Modern Warfare anytime soon but still have it installed for some reason, save some time removing it before starting this update.