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Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3 (2023): Release Date & Updates

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is set to release in 2023. It’s confirmed as the title for this year. We’ve caught gameplay glimpses and learned about a new mission type.

The game’s launch unveils campaign and multiplayer map details. Both modes are covered.

Two consecutive Modern Warfare titles might seem surprising. Yet, this year’s release differs slightly. The complete reveal lets us explore what this year’s Call of Duty offers.

Here’s what’s known about Modern Warfare 3 (2023): a peek at the new trailer and story expectations. As more pre-launch details emerge, we’ll update this page.

Modern Warfare 3: Quick Overview

What’s it? Follow-up to 2022’s Modern Warfare 2

Release date? November 10, 2023

Platforms? Xbox Series X, PS5, PC, PS4, Xbox One

Developed by? Sledgehammer Games, in collaboration with Infinity Ward

Modern Warfare 3 (2023): Release date

Modern Warfare 3
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Mark your calendars for November 10, 2023 – that’s when Modern Warfare 3 arrives. This date follows the pattern of Call of Duty releases, with last year’s Modern Warfare 2 launching just two weeks prior, in the same timeframe. Competition isn’t a major concern for Call of Duty, given its reputation as a top seller every year.

When the game drops, you can enjoy it on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox One.

Modern Warfare 3 (2023) Story and Settings

Modern Warfare 3 promises a darker narrative than its predecessor. The prior game’s ending teased what’s next, centering on Makarov. Remember, Makarov was the mastermind in the original Modern Warfare (Call of Duty 4). He also left his mark with the infamous ‘No Russian’ mission in a later installment. This mission even got a nod in 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 after-credits scene.

Makarov is back in Modern Warfare 3’s teaser. Price’s voice warns, ‘Never bury your enemies alive.’ What we know is this: the team targets Makarov, but specifics are still under wraps. Expect a continuation from the last game, and there’s a chance we might see classic Modern Warfare 3 scenes recreated from the original. Keep in mind, the timeline’s rebooted, so Price and the crew face anything.

Modern Warfare 3 Trailers

The newest trailer for Modern Warfare 3 premiered during Gamescom Opening Live 2023. A complete walkthrough of the ‘Operation 627’ Campaign mission unfolded. The player scales prison walls, breaches a cell, and rescues an unidentified operative – probably Makarov.

Modern Warfare 3 (2023) Gameplay

Talking about the gameplay, Modern Warfare 3 is tweaking movement and HUD. Firstly, the classic mini-map returns with red dot indicators for foes. Map voting is in, plus initial Perks for each match. Time to kill rises to 150 core health, aligning with older games for a noticeable shift.

The movement sees changes – slide canceling’s back, without Tactical Sprint reset. Reload animations interrupt for last-resort firing. Tactical Sprint lasts longer and recharges mid-sprint.

The campaign comprises story missions, continuing Price’s tale. Open Combat Missions offer choices in approach. A recent blog post on the official Modern Warfare 3 site explains:

“For instance, if stealth’s your style, choose an OCM for a covert lights-out op. Or gear up, go bold, and tackle targets upfront with a blast!

Modern Warfare 3 (2023) Updates

  • Complete Modern Warfare 3 unveiling within Warzone 2.0 Modern Warfare 3 was fully unveiled at a Warzone 2 event, Shadow Siege, on August 17. Players infiltrated Al Mazrah’s Observatory, extracting chemical weapon canisters.
  • MW2 content can transition to MW3 Activision’s blog post confirmed the Carry Forward feature for Modern Warfare 3. Players can access past items like weapons, cosmetics, bundles, operators, and other rewards from Modern Warfare 2.

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