MW3 Season 4: Release date, Kar98k, maps, modes, new Killstreaks, more

Nathan Warby
MW3 Season 4 key art

Here’s everything we know about Modern Warfare 3 Season 4 including the release date, the return of classic weapons, new maps, modes, and more.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 3 was one of the biggest content drops yet and Season 4 is next up, bringing lots of new content to the latest entry in Activision’s legendary FPS franchise.

So, here’s everything arriving in the MW3 Season 4 update.

MW3 Season 4 release date

Modern Warfare 3 Season 4 will begin on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM BST with the patch notes arriving a couple of hours before.

Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Season 4 roadmap
MW3 Season 4 brings new weapons, modes, maps, and more.

New weapons in MW3 Season 4

Four new weapons arrive in Modern Warfare 3 Season 4:

  • Superi 46 SMG (Battle Pass)
  • Kar98k Marksman Rifle (Battle Pass)
  • Reclaimer 18 Shotgun (Mid-Season)
  • Sledgehammer Melee Weapon (Mid-Season)

The Superi 46 is a new SMG that boasts accuracy and recoil control while players will remember the Kar98k as the Rifle that dominated the early days of Warzone.

The Reclaimer 18 is actually the SPAS-12, a go-to Shotgun in the original MW2, and the Sledgehammer is a heavy-hitting melee weapon that likely won’t serve much use other than a bit of fun.

Modern Warfare 3 Season 4 maps

MW3 player using Loitering Munition in Tokyo map
The Tokyo map features a “Manga building.”

Modern Warfare 3 Season 4 brings three brand-new maps that aren’t remakes or areas cut from Warzone, as well as a Vortex Variant of Das Haus:

  • Tokyo (Launch)
  • Paris (Launch)
  • Incline (Mid-Season)
  • Das Gross (Mid-Season)

Tokyo and Paris are new 6v6 maps set in the titular cities. While you might expect the Paris map to crossover with the original MW3’s Resistance, this map appears to be an original new layout.

Incline, which arrives in the Season 4 Reloaded update, is set on a snowy mountainside in Urzikstan. It looks pretty similar to Vanguard’s Gondola map but is described as brand-new.

New modes

Demolition returns in MW3 Season 4 alongside a couple of brand-new modes:

  • Demolition (Launch)
  • Hyper Cranked (Launch)
  • Havoc (Mid-Season)
  • Headshots Only (Mid-Season)
  • All Game Modes (Launch, In-Season)

Hyper Cranked is a new take on Cranked where instead of having to get a kill to begin the countdown and receive your bonuses, you’ll spawn in with it all already active. You’ll have to run directly at the action or you won’t even get a chance to fight.

Havoc and Headshots Only arrive in the Season 4 Reloaded update. Havoc returns from 2022’s Modern Warfare 2, adding random modifiers to a match of Team Deathmatch. And I hope I don’t have to explain Headshots Only.

Plus, a new version of Get High will arrive later in Season 4.

New Perks & Killstreaks in MW3 Season 4

DNA Bomb in Modern Warfare 3 Season 4
The DNA Bomb hasn’t been seen since 2014’s Advanced Warfare.

Two new Perks and four new Killstreaks arrive in MW3 Season 4:

  • Mission Control Vest Perk (Launch)
  • Compression Plate Gear Perk (Launch)
  • Intelligent Munitions Systems (I.M.S.) (Launch)
  • Loitering Munition Killstreak (Launch)
  • Missile Drone Killstreak (Launch)
  • DNA Bomb Killstreak (Launch)

The Mission Control Vest is essentially Hardline, letting you earn Killstreaks in fewer kills, and the Compression Perk works the same as Quick Fix, letting you start regaining health immediately after a kill or while capturing objectives.

The I.M.S Killstreak is essentially a more powerful Bouncing Betty, firing an explosive up in the air which the devs said “then locks onto its target and propels towards them” when triggered.

Loitering Munition will hover over a selected area and will target the area with the most enemies when activated, and the Missile Drone is simply a pilotable drone that will fire guided missiles.

Finally, the DNA Bomb returns from Advanced Warfare. Although the number of kills hasn’t been confirmed, reaching that number without dying will allow you to eliminate all players on the other team but unlike the MGB Nuke, it won’t actually end the game.

MW3 Season 4 Zombies content

Not much Zombies content arrives in Modern Warfare 3 Season 4, and it’s not until the Season 4 Reloaded update anyway.

An ‘Unstable Rift’ will arrive in the mid-season update which appears to be a modified version of an existing rift, bringing you to a new area where you’ll have to battle a huge horde.

Obsidian camo returns

Obsidian camo in MW3
The Obsidian camo is animated in MW3.

Modern Warfare 2019’s Obsidian camo returns as part of MW3’s Prestige camo system, but you’ll need to unlock the One Trick camo first.

For more on MW3 in the meantime, check out:

How to slide cancel in Modern Warfare 3 | How to play Modern Warfare 3 at 120 FPS on PS5 | Best FOV settings for Modern Warfare 3 | Best controller settings for Modern Warfare 3 | How to get Wonder Weapons in MW3 Zombies | How to get Tac-Stance kills in MW3

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].