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"A later winter storm has swept through Black Ops III, leaving behind a heavy blanket of new gear in the Black Market. Ice your enemies with the new XPR-50 Sniper Rifle, chill out with 9 new Specialist Themes, and stay frosty with the limited-time Permafrost Weapon Camo. Grab some of the cool new gear before you hit the slopes of Redwood Snow."
— Message of the Day description.

Operation Snowblind is a special event that was live in Call of Duty: Black Ops III from March 5th, 2018 (March 6th, 2018 for PC) to March 15th, 2018[1][2][3][4][5]. With Operation Snowblind, arrived a frosty recreation of the map Redwood, a new sniper rifle, a new camouflage and the return of the game mode Infected.


Redwood Snow

Redwood Snow

Available since its introduction in custom games from March 5th, 2018[2], the Redwood Snow map is available for free on multiplayer to all players on all platforms. The map featured as a remaster of the map Redwood with a distinct snowy texture.

A gamemode also called "Redwood Snow" was also available for all players for the duration of the event, of which featured a Mosh Pit of gamemodes only on the map Redwood Snow.


Released on March 6th, 2018, a new sniper rifle was added into Black Ops III, being the XPR-50, returning from Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The XPR-50 was added to the supply drop pool, available to all players to unlock.

Permafrost Camouflage and March Contraband

Available in supply drops from March 6th, 2018 to March 13th, 2018[1], a new camouflage called Permafrost Camouflage was added into the game, following the trend of timed exclusive camouflages in Black Ops III. March Contraband items were also added into the pool, featuring snowy renditions of Specialist skins. Permafrost Camouflage was only available in rare supply drops for its duration.


Infected also made a return from previous iterations, able to be played for the duration of the event.[2] The gamemode was played on all maps currently in the game, featuring slight changes to previous iterations such as the ability to use custom classes.



  • The XPR-50 is used as the showcase weapon for the Permafrost camouflage supply drop card.