What to Expect from the New Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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Modern Warfare is right around the corner. Here’s an overview of what to expect from the newest Call of Duty title of 2023.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is the current ongoing title. The game came out in 2022 as a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. The game shares most of its core mechanics with its predecessor.

Previously, Activision was positive that they would move back to a 2-year CoD cycle with the release of MW2. However, following a few issues, Activision announced that they would not stick with the 2-year cycle and will release MW3 in 2023, which will be developed by Sledgehammer Games.

Unlike MW2, Modern Warfare 3 received a very late reveal. Following Warzone 2.0 Season 5‘s release, Call of Duty announced that the 2023 premium release would be Modern Warfare 3 in an in-game reveal.

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Modern Warfare 3 will be the direct sequel to Modern Warfare 2 and will be integrated into Warzone 2.0. All weapons and operators from MW2 will reportedly transition to the new game. Additionally, new weapons and operators will also be added to the sequel with the release.

Modern Warfare 3 Developer

Sledgehammer Games will be the lead developer for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 in collaboration with Treyarch, Infinity Ward, Raven Software, Beenox, and other Activision-led studios.

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Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Features

Here are the Multiplayer features confirmed for Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer, coming Day One:

  • Map Voting returns, allowing players greater autonomy over their Multiplayer matches.
  • Classic Minimap Behavior, with red dots indicating when an enemy is firing an unsuppressed weapon.
  • All chosen Perks are available at the start of each match.
  • The Covert Sneakers Perk allows for silent movement (assuming you’ve chosen the correct footwear).
  • Core Multiplayer Health is increased to 150, lengthening the Time-to-Kill (TTK). Hardcore mode is not affected.

Ninja Perk is making a Glorious Return

Ninja perk has been one of the most requested perks in the community. However, Infinity Ward was not keen on adding the perk to MW2, leaving many players unhappy. Surprisingly, Sledgehammer Games are reportedly adding a Ninja perk to Modern Warfare 3. Adding this perk will surely be a huge plus point during the game’s life cycle.

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All New Weapons in Modern Warfare 3

The weapons in Modern Warfare 3 are mostly new, however, some weapons are from the previous iterations of the game, such as the Raffica, Striker 45, Lach-9, and AK-556. Here is a complete list of the weapons leakers have found in the game:

  • AK-556 (Variant of Kastov 556)
  • COG-58
  • ANVL-B
  • MCW
  • MTZ-556
  • MTZ-762 ( Rumored to be SCAR-H)
  • LACH-9 (Rumored to be MP5)
  • WSP-9 (Rumored to be Uzi)
  • SAR-9
  • Striker 45 (Rumored to be Repeater Shotgun)
  • BAS-B (AR form of BAS-P)
  • Sidewinder
  • KVB-73
  • KVS Terminus
  • AMR-50
  • RIVAL-9 (Rumored to be G36 AR)
  • Raffica

Alongside the Modern Warfare 2 weapon pool, these new weapons will be available in the in-game loadout selection. These weapons will feature their own attachments, such as optics, stocks, underbarrels, and magazines.

Modern Warfare Zombies

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For the first time, team up with other squads to survive and fight massive hordes of the undead in the largest Call of Duty Zombies map ever. Modern Warfare Zombies (MWZ) tells an involved and unearthly Dark Aether Zombies story set in the Modern Warfare universe.

Modern Warfare 3 Classic Maps Return

All 16 launch maps from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) have been modernized, both graphically and with meticulous attention given to the authenticity and aspects of the maps that made them so popular.

The 16 classic maps from MW2 (2009) are:

  • Afghan
  • Derail
  • Estate
  • Favela
  • Highrise
  • Invasion
  • Karachi
  • Quarry
  • Rundown
  • Rust
  • Scrapyard
  • Skidrow
  • Sub Base
  • Terminal
  • Underpass
  • Wasteland

Modern Warfare 3 Release Date

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 will reportedly be released on November 10, 2023. The game will be released worldwide on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox. More details regarding the game’s Alpha Build and Open Beta will be released soon after the MW3 reveal event in Warzone 2.0.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.