With CoD: MW3 (2023) set to release on November 10, 2023, here’s a compilation of all we know about the game so far.
Activision and Sledgehammer Games have finally announced the next sequel to the reimagined Modern Warfare series, Modern Warfare III. The announcement was given on Call Of Duty’s official website and brought along new information regarding the game. Activision has teased the release and numerous features of the game with trailers and short videos throughout the days leading to its release.
Many talks have emerged about the changes brought to the game and the new features such as game modes, maps, and mechanics to be added. With all that in mind, let's dive into the sea of data and see what Sledgehammer has in store for us with the newest CoD game. As this is an update to our previous article about the game, make sure you check it out before proceeding.
Continuing the Call of Duty Campaign
The game will be a direct sequel to the previous title, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, and will carry on the story of Captain Price and the soldiers of Task Force 141. This time they will face the “ultimate threat” that is Vladimir Makarov. The character has been a fan favorite from the original Modern Warfare series and is reputed as one of the best antagonists in gaming history. Ever since his first showing, Makarov had captured the hearts of the gamers and the community hopes to see his character fulfill the old shoes again.
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Activision also highlighted the addition of Open Combat Missions alongside the classic cinematic campaign missions. These will emphasize the player's choices and decision-making capabilities on the battleground. They also added that this will be the perfect blend of an action-filled single-player mission and a free-form open-world experience. Players will have various options to perform operations based on what they want. From choosing their approach and techniques to picking out the corresponding gear. The player will be able to utilize the open world and implement their tactics.
The Call of Duty Multiplayer Experience
Sledgehammer has tended to the veteran player's nostalgia by adding 16 maps from the 2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The maps will be remastered and improved alongside new features and game modes. Multiplayer will include maps such as Favela, Invasion, Rust, Terminal, and Skidrow. The developers shared more details in their promo video.
New to #MW3, this is Cutthroat 💥
For 1v1 and 2v2 fans, Cutthroat will feel familiar with round-based elimination format and intense close-quarters. It's 3v3v3 with custom Loadouts, a moving flag, and 3-way firefights 💪 pic.twitter.com/prQjjJfCAN
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) October 5, 2023
Additionally, the post-launch updates will include more than 12 maps for a 6v6 game mode. Ground War will also be making a major comeback with 3 maps and one “colossal-sized” map for War mode. War mode was originally brought in Call of Duty: World War II which is a large-scale objective-based game mode.
Multiplayer Gameplay Mechanics & Features
New features will be added to enhance the gameplay mechanics. The game will be focusing on fast-paced gameplay and movement. These will amplify the way the game will feel and be played with the objectives kept in mind. Activision even released a trailer regarding these features.
One of the new features includes Tac-Stance, which will be a stance for the player’s character and will cater to tactical efficiency. The stance will be a bridge between hip-fire and aiming-down-sights (ADS). This will help during close-quarter-combat situations such as in tight rooms and hallways.
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The game will also focus on modifying load-outs and parts for specific guns. There will be new ways to customize classes with the addition of latest and advanced military technology. This will allow players to calibrate their weapons. There will also be the addition of After-Market Parts in the Gunsmith. This will contain unique options to configure load-outs and weapons to specialize on specific playstyles. The After-Market Parts will also have challenges and progressions to unlock parts.
Some of the features for multiplayer will be returning from old CoD titles. Things such as Map Voting, Perks available at the start, and Mini-map behavior to silenced weapons and gear. Some mechanical updates include Slide Cancelling, Reload Cancelling, and faster Mantling.
Modern Warfare II Progression Carry-Over
This is something that has been discussed for a long time and something the players have asked for, the carry-over of progression for things such as weapons and other content. Activision has stated that the progress from MWII will be transferred to MWIII. All the weapons will be available to use from Day One. Call of Duty wishes to respect and honor the time players have invested into their games and will ensure seamless functionality between the two games. Things like attachments and other features will be universal
The Return of Call of Duty: Zombies
Call of Duty will bring back the original Zombies Mode and allow players to join forces and take on the endless swarms of the undead. Developers have announced a massive map for Zombies, said to be the biggest one to date. The mode will also include a story where players will fight against the Dark Aether Zombies. The fights will be spread over numerous locations and will have varied difficulties. Developers have highlighted this as the best PVE extraction survival experience in all of CoD.
New Map for Warzone: Urzikstan
Warzone will also make a return in MWIII with a new map, named Urzikstan. It will be based in an urban-type area and will have about 11 points of interest. The map will be available for both Warzone and Plunder alongside pre-existing maps. Activision has also announced the new Ranked Mode for Warzone which will be added in 2024. This will also include new maps for the mode called Fortune’s Keep and Rebirth Island. There will also be significant changes to the Gulag and the addition of new perks.
Make sure you stay in touch with us as we will be releasing news regarding MWIII and other new games set to launch soon.