Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 released on Nov. 10 but, when does the Season 1 Battle Pass for CoD MW3 kick off?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 released on Nov. 10, 2023, but the game’s first Battle Pass didn’t arrive with it. So what gives? Where is the CoD MW3 Season 1 Battle Pass, when does it release, and why didn’t it launch with the game’s release? Here’s everything you need to know:

When does the Modern Warfare 3 Battle Pass release?

The Modern Warfare 3 Battle Pass will release December 6, 2023, the first week of December. This was confirmed in a trailer for the season that dropped on Dec. 1, showcasing some of the details of the upcoming season.

Why didn’t Season 1 release with CoD MW3?

(Image via Infinity Ward)
(Image via Infinity Ward)

Call of Duty: MW3 didn’t release with its Season 1 Battle Pass due to the fact that MW2 and Warzone were currently still in the middle of Season 6. As a result, the decision was made to delay the release of Season 1 for MW3 until the end of Season 6. This means no one’s MW2 or Warzone progress will go to waste, and we’ll likely get two Warzone seasons back-to-back.

Why can’t I activate my Vault Edition Battle Pass rewards?

The Vault Edition of CoD MW3 was advertised to have access to the Battle Pass, 1,100 CoD Points, 50 Tier Skips, and a few other things. But even so, upon release you won’t get these things. Instead, they'll be automatically activated upon the release of Season 1. Until then, you’ll just have to make do with your extra operators. We also put together a handy article on the topic.

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