How to unlock Gladiator in MW3 & Warzone Season 3

How to unlock Gladiator in MW3 & Warzone Season 3
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Written by 

Alex Garton


29th Mar 2024 17:27

Unlocking the Gladiator in MW3 and Warzone Season 3 is a must for any Operators who enjoy taking down their opponents in style. While the new FJX Horus and MORS require tweaks in the Gunsmith, the Gladiator keeps it simple and doesn't need attachments to dispose of a foe at close quarters.

This compact and concealable punch knife is custom-built for speed, mobility, and handling when taking out a chosen victim. Capable of dishing out countless lethal stabs in a short period of time, any foe unaware of your position will be quickly sent to the Killcam without the possibility of counterplay.

Of course, if you want to wield this deadly melee weapon, you'll need to know how to unlock the Gladiator in-game - so here's a full rundown.

How to get Gladiator in MW3 & Warzone

In order to unlock the Gladiator in MW3 and Warzone, you'll need to reach Sector 15 of the Season 3 Battle Pass.

Keep in mind, that you do not need to buy the full version of the reward track to access the melee weapon. However, you will need plenty of XP that I recommend you obtain by playing MW3 multiplayer. In my experience, this is significantly faster than Battle Royale as you have access to modes like Domination, TDM, and Free-For-All.

If you just want to instantly unlock the Gladiator and don't have time for grinding, there'll likely be an option to buy in from the store in a bundle at release.

When does the Gladiator release?

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The Gladiator will be added to Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone on April 3, 2024, with the Season 3 update. As soon as the patch arrives, the Gladiator will be available to add to your collection and based on what we know, it's well worth your time investment to get it.

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Now you know how to unlock the Gladiator in Call of Duty, check out our best Warzone weapons list so all your loadouts are prepped for Season 3. You can also visit our CoD homepage for all the latest news and guides.

Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.

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