Here's when Call of Duty: Warzone Season 1 Reloaded releases and what to expect

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The Warzone Season 1 Reloaded update is rapidly approaching, bringing a healthy dose of new content to both the Battle Royale and Modern Warfare 3. While both games share an update schedule, the Reloaded mid-season content drops are a way of revitalising multiplayer during the season itself.

Some of the Warzone highlights include a new Weapon Case for the Battle Royale and the Champion's Quest endgame that'll let you nuke everyone on the map. Modern Warfare 3, on the other hand, is getting new 6v6 game modes and a warlord you can hunt down in the MWZ mode; a drone commander called Dokkaebi. Here's when you can expect Season 1 Reloaded to release, plus a summary of the patch notes for each game.

Warzone Season 1 Reloaded release date

The release date for Season 1 Reloaded is January 17 at 9 am PT across every platform. Here's what that means in terms of timezones:

  • US West Coast: 9 am PST
  • US East Coast: 12 pm EST
  • UK: 5 pm GMT
  • Europe: 6 pm CET
  • Australia: 4 am AEDT (January 18)

Season 1 Reloaded patch notes for Warzone and Modern Warfare 3

The mid-season content drop adds new stuff to both Warzone and Modern Warfare 3. While you can read the full patch notes on the official blog post, here are the highlights coming to Warzone:

  • Champion's Quest is a multi-part challenge you can undertake in Urzikstan to nuke everyone on the map.
  • Gulag Night Vision is a public event where you'll fight in a blacked-out version of the Gulag using, you guessed it, night vision goggles.
  • A new Weapon Case is being added to the Battle Royale. This one is hidden in a search area at the start of every match, so expect a heated firefight if you hope to retrieve it.
  • Covert Exfil lets players escape a match early, providing a new win condition for those who can afford to pay and get to it first.

There's also lots being added to Modern Warfare 3. The highlights are:

  • Multiplayer Ranked Play will be available from rank 55. You'll play in 4v4 matches with the same settings, maps, and modes as the Call of Duty League and rank up through wins.
  • A new 6v6 map, Rio, is being added, as well as three new 6v6 game modes with Team Gunfight, Headquarters, and Infected.
  • A new Warlord arrives in the MWZ. Dokkaebi is a drone expert who you can find in a high-tech fortress on top of a skyscraper in Zaravan City.
  • The two new weapons are the HRM-9 SMG and the TAQ Evolvere LMG.
  • The Boys: Supe Siege will be a special event where you complete challenges such as specific Operator kills to earn rewards.
Sean Martin
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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.