MW3 & Warzone Santa’s Slayground: Dates, challenges, free rewards, more

Nathan Warby
Zombie Santa aiming rifle in MW3 and Warzone Santa's Slayground

Warzone and Modern Warfare 3’s CODMAS holiday event brings the Santa’s Slayground challenges, giving players the chance to earn free rewards. Here’s everything you need to know about Santa’s Slayground in MW3 and Warzone.

Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone‘s winter event is full swing, spreading plenty of festive cheer across both games. Multiplayer fans can try out the new Snowfight variation of Gunfight mode, while battle royale players have the Slay Ride Resurgence playlist to tackle.

CODMAS also brings the Santa’s Slayground challenges, offering a ton of free rewards for both sets of players. However, some have reported the Events tab is missing, leaving them unsure of what they need to do.

With this in mind, here’s a breakdown of all the Santa’s Slayground challenges in MW3 and Warzone, along with all the rewards.

MW3 & Warzone Santa’s Slayground dates

The Santa’s Slayground event will come to an end on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, after getting underway on Tuesday, December 19, 2023. This is the same date that the CODMAS event as a whole draws to a close.

With this in mind, players have just over two weeks to tick off every challenge and earn every free reward up for grabs.

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CODMAS brought a festive overhaul to both games.

All MW3 & Warzone Santa’s Slayground challenges & rewards

There are eight different rewards up for grabs in Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone’s Santa Slayground, including the Ugliest Sweater Blueprint for the DG-58 LSW. Each of these can be earned by completing a unique challenge, which can be done in multiplayer, battle royale, or even Zombies, with the event offering a different task for each mode.

Check out all the Warzone and MW3 Santa’s Slayground challenges and rewards below:

RewardMW3 MultiplayerGet 15 kills with Assault Rifles in Slay Ride Resurgence.Warzone
Underbaker (Weapon Sticker)Get 40 melee kills with Stalker Boots equipped. Get five Special Zombie kills with melee weapons.Get 10 kills with Marksman Rifles.
Double Weapon XP TokenGet 40 kills with weapons picked up from enemies. Get 400 kills with a Wall Buy weapon.Get 15 kills with Assaut Rifles in Slay Ride Resurgence.
Battle Pass Tier SkipGet 100 kills with the DG-58 LSW.Get 400 kills with a Pack-a-Punched DG-58 LSW.Get 15 kills with SMGs in Slay Ride Resurgence.
Mistle Toe (Weapon Charm)Get six kills with snowballs in Snowfight mode. Get 25 kills with snowballs.Get 15 kills with snowballs.
Deadly Knit (Calling Card)Get 40 headshots with a Sniper Rifle, DMR, or Battle Rifle.Get 200 critical kills with a Sniper Rifle, Marksman Rifle, or Battle Rifle.Get 15 kills with Sniper Rifles in Slay Ride Resurgence.
Lil’ Krampus (Emblem)Get 30 kills in Infected Holiday. Complete eight Contracts.Get 15 kills with snowballs at over 25 meters.
Santa’s Right Hand (Finishing Move)Get five kills while sliding or crouching. Get 50 kills with Stamin-Up activated. Place in the top five 15 times in Slay Ride Resurgence.
Ugliest Sweater (Weapon Blueprint)Complete all challenges. Complete all challenges. Complete all challenges.

The good news is that you don’t need to stick to the same mode to unlock the Ugliest Sweater Blueprint. This means if one particular challenge looks easier in Modern Warfare 3, Warzone, or Zombies, you can switch over and still earn the reward.

For more on both games, check out our other MW3 and Warzone guides:

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