Here's when Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 releases in your timezone

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The Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 release date is pretty close, promising a content drop in the form of new and returning maps, game modes like the 2v2 Gunfight, a whole new act for zombies, and a load of other stuff. There's even more set to arrive with the mid-season update as well, such as the launch of Ranked Play, even more modes, and a warlord boss for MWZ.

If you're hoping to finish off your remaining zombies missions in time for the new act, you might want to know where to find the Essence of Aether locations or defeat the Megabomb. If you're instead planning to check out zombies when the new season arrives, some MWZ tips probably won't go amiss. Either way, here's when Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 releases in your timezone.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 release times

The first season for Modern Warfare 3 releases on December 6 alongside Warzone's new season in most territories—though early in the morning on December 7 in a few others.

Here are the exact times you can start playing: 

  • US West Coast: 9 am PT
  • US East Coast: 12 pm ET
  • UK: 5 pm GMT
  • Europe: 6 pm CET
  • Australia: 4 am AET (December 7)
  • Japan: 2 am JST (December 7)

As mentioned, there's lots of content coming in the new season of Modern Warfare 3, as well as during the mid-season content drop. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Four new maps
  • New game modes plus the return of Gunfight
  • CODMAS events and Ranked Play
  • A new act for MWZ plus a warlord boss
  • Five new weapons
  • Nine new Aftermarket Parts

Warzone will also be getting the arrival of the big Urzikstan map. If you want the full breakdown on everything arriving in both Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone, you can find all the details in the official pre-season blog post.

Sean Martin
Guides Writer

Sean's first PC games were Full Throttle and Total Annihilation and his taste has stayed much the same since. When not scouring games for secrets or bashing his head against puzzles, you'll find him revisiting old Total War campaigns, agonizing over his Destiny 2 fit, or still trying to finish the Horus Heresy. Sean has also written for EDGE, Eurogamer, PCGamesN, Wireframe, EGMNOW, and Inverse.