Warzone 2 devs finally confirm movement changes ahead of Season 3 update

Luca Di Marzo
Warzone 2 Season 3 Operator skins

The Warzone 2 Season 3 update is almost here and the devs have provided an early look at what to expect from the major content drop, including combat and movement changes.

Warzone 2 Season 3 is arriving on April 12 and the major seasonal update is set to deliver plenty of new content including the Intervention Sniper, UAV Towers, and a new Gulag across Al Mazrah.

While the update is right around the corner, the devs took the time to preview some of the major changes that Warzone 2 fans can expect when it comes to gameplay. Among the adjustments listed, the devs confirmed that changes to movement would be coming to Warzone 2 in the Season 3 update.

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Warzone 2 devs detail movement, combat & pacing changes in Season 3

On April 11, the Warzone 2 devs revealed a community update blog that highlighted some of the major gameplay changes that will arrive with the Season 3 update.

The devs admitted that they’re still looking to improve when it comes to the pacing of Warzone 2 matches: “we want suitable downtime to allow for looting and loadout acquisition, and then the highs of combat and engagements.”

Warzone 2 Buy StationActivision
Players will find more Buy Stations across Warzone 2 maps in Season 3.

Here are some of the features and changes that Warzone 2 players can look forward to discovering on April 12.

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In Season 3 of Warzone 2, players will benefit from a “reduced delay time between circles closing towards the mid-game.”

The devs are hoping that this change will improve the pacing of the core battle royale offering. Players will also be able to find more Ammo Caches and Buy Stations in Season 3. This change is meant to further support players who are looking to regain in the late stages of a match.


When it comes to Warzone 2 combat in Season 3, players will notice the reduced intensity of damage feedback on their HUD. This change will improve the visibility of Warzone 2 Operators as they engage in two-way combat with bullets flying back and forth.

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As previously revealed, the devs also reiterated that one-shot kill Sniper Rifles will be returning to Warzone 2 in Season 3. This should see a major increase in terms of Sniper popularity across Al Mazrah and Ashika Island.

In addition, the devs confirmed that: “a number of equipment and killstreak rebalances are coming to this season including a Bomb Drone update so that it will no longer one-hit-down and can instead support flushing and/or pushing an enemy squad.”

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To the delight of Warzone 2 players everywhere, the devs confirmed that movement changes are arriving with the Season 3 update. According to the blog, “Movement will now feel more dynamic and fluid due in part to improvements to mantling over objects or through windows.”

Warzone 2 players will also notice alterations to sliding and diving responsiveness.

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The Intervention Sniper Rifle is coming to Warzone 2 in Season 3.

Quality of life improvements

Elevation arrows will appear on the Warzone 2 Tac Map as of Season 3. The devs claim that the goal of this change is to assist players in locating objects with more consistency.

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Players can also expect the placement of the “Incoming Killstreak” banner to no longer obstruct their line of sight when engaging in combat against an enemy Operator.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Warzone 2 Season 3 update patch notes for a full breakdown of the planned changes.

For more Warzone 2, check out all of the changes coming to DMZ in Season 3, or guide to the new BlackCell Battle Pass.

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About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.