Call of Duty: Warzone has crossed 100 million players since its March 2020 debut. And to celebrate the occasion together with the release of Season Three for both COD: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, all battle royale players were transported into the ’80s through the new Rebirth Island map.
This massive Season Three update is the culmination of weeks of events inside Warzone where players first had to deal with a zombie outbreak in Verdansk. As the zombie hordes reached their tipping point, a nuclear blast suddenly decimated the area. In its aftermath, players were instead transported to Rebirth Island, where a series of mysterious clues and hidden messages ultimately revealed what really happened and returns everyone back to Verdansk — but in the year 1984. This new-yet-familiar battlefield features massive changes, including new and reimagined locations, new gameplay options, and new twists to every building and object on the map. See it in action in the gameplay trailer below.
In the official statement, Activision President Rob Kostich thanked all fans who participated in the event. The company also called together celebrities who are known as avid COD players including AJ Tracey, Dennis Schroder, Druski, Jack Grealish, Nadeshot, and Young Thug to celebrate the release of COD: Warzone Season Three in the Squad up the World music video directed by Gibson Hazard which you can watch just underneath the quote from Kostich.
The launch of Warzone has reinvented Call of Duty. In just over a year, more than 100 million players around the world have jumped in to play Warzone together, and starting today we’re taking it to a new level. Season Three brings a massive amount of content and new updates – the most since launch – to Warzone as it transforms to 1984, while we’re also bringing a tremendous amount of new, free content to Black Ops Cold War. Thank you to our fans everywhere, today is a celebration for our community. There’s so much more coming this season and beyond, get ready.“
With the Season Three announcement, Activision reveals that the whole Call of Duty franchise has now surpassed 400 million units shipped to this date. Are you still enjoying the series since its debut in 2003 together with your squads? Tell us what you think of the COD: Warzone Rebirth Island event and the music video in the comments and stay tuned for more gaming updates.