Call of Duty Season 1 Brings DLSS 3 AI-Acceleration To Warzone, Alongside NVIDIA Reflex

Call of Duty® fans receive a massive update today, introducing new content for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® III Multiplayer, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Zombies, and Call of Duty®: Warzone™! Dubbed “Season 1”, the content drop is massive, and has something for everyone. Plus, GeForce RTX 40 Series owners can now enable DLSS 3 in Call of Duty: Warzone. And GeForce RTX gamers can enhance their pre-game experience with full ray tracing and DLSS Ray Reconstruction.

Read on for all the details.

Call of Duty: Warzone DLSS 3 Available Today Alongside NVIDIA Reflex

For GeForce RTX gamers, Season 1 sees the debut of NVIDIA DLSS 3 in Call of Duty: Warzone. Multiply performance with DLSS 3, enabling many GeForce RTX 40 Series gamers to exceed 120 FPS with max settings activated at 4K:

GeForce RTX 20 Series and 30 Series gamers can boost performance with DLSS Super Resolution. And if performance is high enough already in your opinion, you can instead enable NVIDIA DLAA, an AI-based anti-aliasing mode that utilizes the same technology developed for DLSS. DLAA uses a native resolution image to maximize image quality, rather than boosting performance, for an even richer, more detailed experience.

Additionally, all GeForce gamers, dating back to users of the GeForce GTX 900 Series, can activate NVIDIA Reflex for the lowest latency.

NVIDIA Reflex is synonymous with responsive gaming, and can be found in the latest and greatest games.  Reflex reduces system latency so your actions occur quicker, potentially giving you a competitive edge in multiplayer matches, and making single-player titles more responsive and enjoyable. NVIDIA Reflex is now used by over 50 million players each month, is available in 9 of the top 10 competitive shooters, and is activated by 90% of GeForce gamers in over 90 supported titles.

In Call of Duty: Warzone, NVIDIA Reflex reduces system latency by up to 28%, and combined with the super fast frame rates delivered by DLSS, you can let your skill shine when competing on the battlefields of Urzikstan, Ashika Island and Vondel.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Adds Full Ray Tracing & DLSS Ray Reconstruction To Lobbies

Call of Duty: HQ serves as the hub for all Modern Warfare III content, enabling players to quickly access Multiplayer, Zombies, and the Firing Range. With the launch of Season 1, GeForce RTX gamers can now activate pre-game full ray tracing, also known as path tracing, in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty: Warzone’s lobbies, enabling you to see your characters, skins, vehicles, and weapons in an entirely new light.

Full Ray Tracing is a demanding but highly accurate way to render light and its effect on a scene. Reflections, shadows, ambient occlusion, and more are all amped up, letting your Call of Duty content shine with incredible detail and realism. Inspect your Gunsmith weapons with incredible detail, see your characters with pixel-perfect lighting and shadowing, head to the Firing Range to test your beautifully rendered loadouts, and marvel at immersive pre-game moments with you and your assembled squad.

All GeForce RTX gamers can activate Full Ray Tracing via the Video options menu, and doing so will automatically enable NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 with DLSS Ray Reconstruction. Ray Reconstruction replaces hand-tuned ray tracing denoisers with a new unified AI model, elevating the image quality of ray-traced effects and full ray tracing to new heights, further enhancing detail, realism and immersion.

For even faster performance, in Call of Duty lobbies and all available campaigns and modes for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, and Call of Duty: Warzone, activate DLSS Frame Generation, which multiplies frame rates.

Additionally, GeForce RTX 40 Series path tracing performance gets even faster thanks to Activision’s use of Shader Execution Reordering (SER).

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Multiplayer Adds New Maps & Modes

The best-in-class Multiplayer experience returns in Season 1 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III. Drop into three brand new 6v6 Multiplayer maps, and a new 2v2 map for a new mode.


Call of Duty: Warzone Heads To Urzikstan

Prepare to take the battle to a new metropolis in the all-new Urzikstan map, the new big Battle Royale map in Call of Duty: Warzone, that is sure to excite veterans and newcomers alike. Led by Raven Software, this urban high-density layout has exciting points of interest that make full use of the game’s extensive arsenal, with plenty of room for flanking, sniping, and close-quarters action. From the iconic Popov Power Plant in the North all the way through to the Zaravan Suburbs in the South – there's a new favorite hot-drop for everyone.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Zombies Expands With A New Chapter

The Modern Warfare Zombies story continues in Season 1 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III. Deploy into the next chapter of Modern Warfare Zombies as teams are tasked to investigate a massive, mysterious gateway that has appeared in the incursion zone.

Solo players and squads can now also enter new Dark Aether Rifts, sinister and chaotic dungeons where players have 30 minutes to complete a series of objectives that will challenge even the most seasoned zombie-slayers. Use an “easy” or “hard” key to unlock a Rift and run through it as many times as necessary to complete the challenge and earn exclusive rewards.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III’s Arsenal Expands In The Season 1 Battle Pass

Deploy to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Multiplayer and Zombies, and Call of Duty: Warzone, using 5 new weapons and a new After Market Part, unlocked via the Season 1 Battle Pass. Additionally, you can unlock two new operators: Nolan and Dokkaebi.

And, of course, there are plenty of new skins, emblems, and other cosmetics to make yourself stand apart on the battlefield.

Call of Duty: Season 1 Game Ready Driver - Download Now

In advance of Season’s 1 launch, we’ve released a new GeForce Game Ready Driver, which is required to take advantage of the tech outlined above. To get your system ready, go to the Drivers tab of GeForce Experience or to download and install our Call of Duty: Season 1 Game Ready Driver.

GeForce Game Ready Drivers deliver the best experience for your favorite PC games. They’re finely tuned in collaboration with developers and extensively tested across thousands of hardware configurations for maximum performance and reliability. Game Ready Drivers also allow you to optimize game settings in GeForce Experience with a single click, and empower you with the latest NVIDIA technologies.

Call of Duty: Season 1 Available On GeForce NOW

If you don’t have a powerful GeForce RTX PC or laptop, you can still enjoy and experience Call of Duty: Season 1 by streaming it from the cloud with the same technologies as GeForce RTX 40-Series owners, including DLSS 3.5, Ray Reconstruction, and Reflex, thanks to NVIDIA GeForce NOW Ultimate. Members can play over 1,700 games they already own from Steam, Epic Games Store, Xbox, Ubisoft Connect, and Head over to the GeForce NOW website to learn more.

Get The Definitive Call of Duty PC Experience With GeForce RTX

With the release of Season 1 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty: Warzone, NVIDIA DLSS 3, NVIDIA DLSS 2, NVIDIA DLAA, NVIDIA Reflex, and NVIDIA Image Scaling are now supported in all modes, as well in every Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II mode, giving GeForce RTX gamers the definitive PC experience whether you want the highest frame rates or the lowest latency. 

For more on the performance of GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, head to, where you’ll also find details about the newest integrations of our game-changing technologies in other blockbuster games and new indie releases.