MW3 & Warzone CODMAS event: Start date, Slay Ride Resurgence mode, Shipmas, more

Liam Mackay
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MW3 and Warzone are celebrating the holidays with the CODMAS event, bringing festivities in true Call of Duty fashion. Here’s everything we know about CODMAS including when it arrived, LTMs, gameplay changes, and more.

Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Season 1 got off to a flying start on December 6, and now, Activision are celebrating the festive season with the CODMAS event. This new event brings brand-new LTMs, festive map overhauls, gameplay changes, and rewards to earn.

Here’s everything we know about MW3 and Warzone‘s CODMAS holiday event, including the end date and content.

MW3 & Warzone CODMAS event start & end date

The CODMAS event arrived in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone on December 19 and it will come to a close on January 3 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET / 4 PM GMT.

Santa on festive train in Warzone CODMAS event
Santa rides the train around Urzikstan to hand out presents.

Slay Ride Resurgence Warzone LTM

Warzone’s CODMAS event will bring Slay Ride Resurgence, a “Holiday-themed take on Resurgence,” where playera can “earn high-quality loot by decorating trees and taking on Santa in an ambush on the seasonal train.”

Deck The Halls & Zombie Santa in Warzone

Warzone’s CODMAS event brings “Deck the Halls,” where Santa has dropped presents around Urzikstan in the form of holiday crates.

These crates, which surround Christmas trees, will be marked on your Tac Map. A flair will be sent up when a team approaches the area, and if you’re the first there, you must defend to claim the rewards and get the chance to fight Zombie Santa.

Picking up a key will spawn a “Merry” portal, which takes you to “a zombified Juggernaut Santa.” Defeating him will drop high-tier loot.

zombie santa in Warzone CODMAS event
Take the portal to fight Zombie Santa and claim some powerful loot.

Slay Ride in Warzone CODMAS event

Urzikstan’s train will be taken over by Santa during Warzone’s CODMAS event, “handing out presents to well-behaved Operators” and meeting “naughty” players with “heavy resistance.”

Snowball Fights in Warzone CODMAS event

Lethal Snowballs can be found around Urzikstan during the CODMAS event, included in both your default Loadout and marked on the map as a snowflake icon if you require more.

MW3 Infectious Holiday & Snowfight modes

Zombie Santa in MW3
The Santa’s Slayground event hits multiplayer in Season 1.

New LTMs are coming to Modern Warfare 3 during the CODMAS event. Snowfight is a festive version of the traditional Gunfight mode where players will wield snowballs instead of weapons for the opening two rounds.

Then, Infectious Holiday gives the classic Infected CoD mode an overhaul. Each player will take the form of a Santa Claus Operator while infected players will turn into Zombie Santan.

MW3 Santa’s Slayground event

During Modern Warfare 3’s CODMAS event, the Santa’s Slayground event will hit multiplayer and Warzone. The event brings several rewards to earn as well maps “Shipmas” and “Hangover,” which we now know are festive versions of Shipment and Highrise respectively.

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About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam made use of his passion for FPS games, including Call of Duty, by writing for sites such as The Nerd Stash, Red Bull Gaming, and GAMINGbible before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].