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MODERN WARFARE® 3 IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR XBOX 360®, PLAYSTATION®3, PC, NINTENDO WII™, AND NINTENDO DS™
For the latest details on Modern Warfare® 3′s DLC, check out our DLC Page: DLC
**ALL INFO BELOW WAS GATHERED PRIOR TO MW3′s RELEASE!
Rated M for Mature
Developers: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games & Activision
*Official Call of Duty® twitter account: @CallOfDuty
-Takes place in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Africa, Russia, and Himalayas.
-Storyline is not related to real world events
-Starts of a few hours after Modern Warfare 2. Washington DC is burning down and the Russians are moving and attacking the Eastern Shoreline.
-There is an AC130 level
-Russian Army has invaded America and starting to invade other places around the globe.
-”Ghost” ‘s status for MW3: UNKNOWN!
-Confirmed characters: Derek “Frost” Westwood, “Sandman”, Marcus Burns, John “Soap” MacTavish, Nikolai, John Price, Sgt. Wallcroft and Vladimir Makarov
-Confirmed playable characters : Derek “Frost” Westwood and Marcusl Burns
-Task Force 141 from MW2 STATUS: “They are either on the run or dead.”
-While playing in New York there is a lot of noise and the war has already begun.
-In other places, the war is just starting so it is quiet and more populated with people.
-Locked in at 60FPS for ALL platforms
-NO CO-OP, ONLY ONE PLAYER
-According to Glen Schofield, CEO of Sledgehammer Games, “You will feel good about the ending”
-An all new “Redemption” Trailer was released!
-Showed Captain Price returning
-It showed that the Eiffel Tower in Paris getting taken out
-Showed you a in airplane that has gotten hit by a missile and is coming crashing to the ground
-Mission in New York - “Black Tuesday” - you have to destroy a radio tower on top the New York Stock Exchange Building, then use a reaper drone to kill the enmeies on buildings, use an Apache to get out of there, and finally be the gunner. **Your helicopter gets shot down but we don’t know exactly where it lands**
-Mission in New York - “Hunter Killer”-start underwater and have to blow off a Russian sub propeller, then go into the sub and activate the missiles, and finally escape the sub by controlling a boat which you must drive in to a American helicopter. At the end, you leave with a view of New York burning down. *Play as “FROST”
-Mission in London – “Mind the Gap” – play in the heat of London as a SAS operative. Starts of as a stealth mission. You have to secure warehouses in the shadow of Canary Wharf. Of course the creeping around doesn’t last forever, and it’s a matter of minutes before it kicks off and chaos reigns again. In this mission, it is dark rainy, and you can barely see, so a helicopter accompanies your team with a light. This is the mission with the underground train where it derails. Also, while you are chasing the train, you actually see a train station with people there waiting and start to scream!
-Mission in Paris – “Iron Lady” The level in question was called Iron Lady, in reference to the Eiffel Tower that sits at the heart of Paris. You’re playing as Delta Force, and it’s your job to find out some critical information from a high-value target, after a previous mission goes bad. The AC-130 soon comes under attack from a group of Russian jets, so the action snaps back into first-person view. You and the rest of Delta Squad make your way through a building, out through greenhouses and into a courtyard. The level offered a good mix of weaponry, from assault rifles and sniper rifles to a mounted machine gun. After this, the demo ended with another AC-130 section, with the gunner choosing to bring down an entire building in dramatic fashion, despite the earlier warning.
-Mission in a Russian Plane where you are protecting the President, and then your plane gets hit and… 11.08.11
-Each Juggernaut is limited to a specific load-out and restrictions (like slow speed, no ability to jump / prone).
-Explosives do A LOT less damage in MW3 than MW2!!
-If a bouncing betty is about to explode, go to prone immediately and nothing will happen to you
-Split Screen is CONFIRMED. So you can play two players online.
-SCAVENGER PERK: Picks up bullets always, BUT only picks up Grenade Launcher ammo IF the pack you walked on HAD IT!
-TITLES AND EMBLEMS ARE UNLOCKED THE SAME WAY AS MW2. THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO USE CHALLENGES TO UNLOCK THEM.
-There are 80 levels per prestige; There is a total of 10 prestiges
-There is a mode called “Kill Confirmed” – There is at least one new game mode called “Kill Confirmed” where you have to kill an enemy and then collect the dog tag that they leave behind. If you don’t collect the dog tag, then the kill can’t be confirmed and you won’t score any points for your team. The enemy has the ability to reclaim the dog tag, thus preventing you from scoring any points.
-SEARCH AND DESTROY
-NEW SHOWN AT COD XP: Team Defender is the other new game mode to be included in Public Playlists straight from launch. In this mode players will grab a flag a la Capture the Flag style and then protect the flag carrier in order to gain points for their team.
-NEW UNLOCKING SYSTEM:
-Your weapon has its own ranking system. You must level up your weapon in different ways to get the attachments you want!
-Confirmed that the PC version of MW3 WILL support Dedicated Servers.
-Team Deathmatch Express IS returning in MW3 (via @MichealCondrey)
-Dual Scope feature
-Call of Duty ELITE is deeply integrated into MW3 MP.
-H.U.D.s will differ from Spec-Ops & Multiplayer.
-Higher recoil for weapons
-Focused on going back to COD 4 style with “gun-on-gun gameplay and less on air support.”
-”Fast gun-on-gun” is what Robert Bowling is saying about Modern Warfare 3′s Multiplayer.
-The feature of “Stopping Power’” has been added into the guns instead of making a perk.
-QuickScoping is the exact same a Modern Warfare 2.
-NO destructible environment.
-A different version of “Theater Mode” is returning. *No “detailed” info yet*
-Splitscreen mode is NOT YET CONFIRMED..
-Dedicated Lobbies for Snipers are CONFIRMED!
-Xbox LIVE Party Chat will be available in certain game modes. (EXCLUDES: Search & Destroy)
-Invite system can be made private for a private match in PS3 just like Xbox.
-Security is a top priority
-Giving THE BEST POST game support is KEY for Infinity Ward
-Using new “IW 5 Engine”, but since Sledgehammer Games is co-developing, they are calling it “MW3 Engine”
-Sniping is more similar to MW and MW2
-THE GUNS LOOK A LOT LIKE THE ONES FROM CALL OF DUTY 4
-There is a brand new “POINT SYSTEM”
-RIOT SHIELD IS RETURNING
-NEW: “EMP” Grenade that takes out all electronics
-Plenty of new weapons in MW3
-The PRESTIGE SHOP IS AVAILABLE ON DAY ONE IF YOU HAVE TOKENS TO USE IN THEM. IF OPEN ON DAY ONE THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE ARE THE “EXTRA CUSTOM CLASS” “DOUBLE XP” “DOUBLE WEAPON XP”.
In Modern Warfare 3 there is an all new feature called the “Prestige Shop.” With this shop you unlock it after you prestige once, and it allows you to “which lets you choose your prestige reward, taking 1 item with you is an option,” says @fourzerotwo
Some of rewards include:
-Extra Custom Class
-Reset All Stats
-Double Weapon XP
-Title And Emblem 1
-Title And Emblem 2
-Title And Emblem 3
A VIDEO WAS RELEASED WITH ROBERT BOWLING TALKING ABOUT THE PRESTIGE SHOP: CLICK HERE
TO get tokens:
-Every time you prestige in MW3 you get ONE token.
-SPECIAL: If you have prestiged in Call of Duty®- Modern Warfare 1, World at War, Modern Warfare 2, or Black Ops, you will get ONE token PER game in which you have prestiged in. Those tokens are ONLY available to the gamer ID you used to prestige in those games.
a. If you have NOT prestiged yet, Activision is activating Double XP across ALL games, including MW1, WaW, MW2, and Black Ops, for the weekend of October 28th, 2011.
-THE GUNS LOOK A LOT SIMILAR TO CALL OF DUTY 4! A LOT LIKE MW2 AS WELL
-M16 is now confirmed TO BE LIKE THE ONE IN COD4 and has the SAME RED DOT SIGHT AND GUN RAIL AS COD 4 version.
-RED DOT SIGHT- LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE MODERN WARFARE 1 VERSION
-Showed him using a M4A1 with ACOG scope
-Modern Warfare 2′s AK47 is used!
-MP5k looks a little different compared to the MW2 version.
-THE G36C look EXACTLY LIKE THE COD4 version!
-ACR look amazing (my favorite weapon)
-AGAIN, Model 1887 was shown to be picked up
-The weapon armory was revealed with these weapons – “Refill Bullet Ammo, Model 1887, USAS 12, M16A4, AK-47, ACR 6.8, M60E4, and some Classified”
-Equipment Armory was shown with- “Frag Grenade Refill, Flashbangs Refill, Claymore (5x), C4 (5x), Auto Turret, Auto Grenade Launcher, Last Stand and some Classified.”
-Air Support Armory was shown with- “PREDATOR MISSLE, Delta Squad, and RIOT SHIELD SQUAD”
VOICE OVER SAYS:
-”Teams, Ground teams cannot get to the LZ, its just the two of you from here on out”
-Weapons armory is online. Ammo and weapon upgrades now availible.”
-”Equipment armory online, you have access to explosives and armor upgrades”
-”Air support armory now online. Close air support is availible for tasking”
-”Enemy attack dogs near your position, be advised they are carrying explosives”
-”Team, chemical agents have been detected in your area”
-”Be advised, heavily armored ground forces have been deployed by the enemy”
-Sentry Gun is shown
-Delta Squad come down off of a helicopter rope (*When Delta squad is available, the d-pad shows a American Flag)
-Enemy USES Attack Dogs
-He uses the Predator Missile! (It shows a YOU just like MW2)
-Predator Missile: When using it, a VO says “Friendly Predator Missile Inbound” EXACTLY AS MW2!
-If you throw a “purple colored” smoke, an AC130 shots down on that location (Purple Smoke is called: “Air Support Marker)
-It then shows the person controlling a predator missile
-Enemy Helicopter was a PAVE LOW
-AS of NOW: You can have a frag, flash bang AND a Claymore
-At the beginning there is a “sign” that says: ‘In SURVIVAL, you will fight of waves of increasingly difficult enemies as you unlock several types of armories to expand your arsenal and load-out customization along the way” (*rest of the sign is above!)
-As he gets his first few kills it shows +150 ( he gets a double kill so it shows +300)
-Teammate Down Countdown timer is there (it give you 0:59 seconds)
-Same X for Xbox Reload. (and probably going to be SQUARE for PS3)
-In the bottom left it shows you how much money you have you are gaining.
-The “ICONS” that show which direction grenades are and etc.. are now a pinkish color and MUCH BIGGER.
-Icons pointing to Weapon Armory and the other points at kill streaks armory
-As he got more kills and it came up on his screen saying “KILL STREAK! +500″
-A FEW PERKS WHERE SHOWN- “Extreme Conditioning, SitRep, and Steady Aim”
-Helicopters attack you, he was shown shooting at it with a gun.
-You must kill the helicopters
-You can move the turrets you have placed.
-Helicopter blows up
-Juggernauts are there, and look just like the MW2 ones.
-Uses a Riot Shield with a juggernauts shooting at him
-LOTS AND LOTS OF EXPLOSIONS KEEP HAPPENING ALL AROUND
-THEN IT SAYS “WAVE 19 CLEARED”
-Again with the “WW3″ and flip around to Call of Duty MW3 logo with then 11.08.11
-Mini Map is showing A LOT of details compared to MW2 and MW
-You can play in ALL multiplayer and single player maps.
-You can play: Online, Offline, Splitscreen, or Matchmaking
-MP5k is confirmed for *only Spec Ops.
-Each map has a weapon location, a equipment location, and a killstreak location to buy each.
-There are solo and team leaderboards in Spec Ops.
-The MENU and a Pit level called “Stay Sharp” have been leaked!
-Also three other Levels have been leaked: – “Milehigh Jack” ; – “Over Reactor” – “Hit and Run”
-”Stay Sharp” is a pit level
-NEW MISSION WAS REVEALED: “Little Bros” where you are in Germany trying to clear out the area.
-Spec Ops mission will create “inverted” campaign missions!
-Maps for mission mode are “maps that don’t fit in the campaign mode or multiplayer mode”
-Works just like the Spec Ops mode from Modern Warfare 2.
-Number of players for mission mode is also TWO players only.
-You CAN set the difficulty. *Regular* to *Veteran*
-Fight against Juggernauts
-One mission is “Invisible Threat” – takes place in Germany
NEW FEATURE: “Weapon Proficiencies”
New to MW3, each primary weapon can have an additional “perk” assigned to it. These are unlocked along side attachments for the guns as you level up your weapons:
Kick -Reduced recoil
Range -Increased range
Attachments -Equip 2 attachments to the weapon *2 maximum
Focus -Reduced flinch when shot
Melee -Faster melee
Stability -Reduced sway
Impact -Great bullet penetration through walls (like deep impact)
Speed -Faster movement w/ weapon equipped
Damage -Shells do more damage (Shotgun only)
-Some classes of weapons have different proficiencies
-PLENTY of NEW Weapons IN MW3
GUN CAMOUFLAGE [CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIAL MW3 VIDEO]:
ASSAULT: The perfect all-around weapon for short and long range engagements.
SMG: Focused on speed and agility, great for matches requiring lots of running and gunning. Weak at long ranges.
LMG: Essential support weapon for providing covering fire, great for Domination. Lacks accuracy.
Shotgun: The close-range combat weapon of choice, clears rooms quickly and easily. Limited by its low mag capacity.
Sniper: Provides long-range support for run and gunners as well as scoping out objective points from afar.
Confirmed to be 16 maps on the disc! [** = confirmed] [ALL MAPS BELOW ARE CONFIRMED]
[** = confirmed]
Modern Warfare 3′s new Point Streak system awards Killstreak Rewards based on many different in-game actions instead of just stringing together kills. Plants, defuses, captures, defends, kills, assists etc etc all count towards earning your killstreak rewards. Also, your points don’t rest when you die. Respawn and continue building up your points. Yes, it sounds strange, but it works.
Another change to the Point / Killstreak system is that rewards are now seperated into three sections, or “Strike Packages”, of which you pick a Strike Package and three of the rewards from that package for each loadout. The three Strike Packages on offer are Assault, Support and Specialist, each of which offers unique rewards.
The Specialist Strike Package, however, gives you additional Perks for racking up points as opposed to the Assault and Support Strike Packages which award you the “traditional” Killstreak Rewards. If you are using the Specialist Strike Package and rack up eight points you get all of the 14 available perks in the Specialist Package – which are the pro versions.
-REMOVED (in multiplayer): -Second chance/Last Stand, Commando, One Man Army, Stopping Power.
Extreme Conditioning – Sprint Longer Distances (climb obstacles faster)
Sleight of Hand - Faster reloading (faster weapon swapping)
Scavenger – Locked until lvl 39 (unknown)
Blind Eye – Undetectable by air support and sentries (Launches lock on faster, extra damage to support and sentries)
Recon – Explosive damage shows targets on minimap. (Bullet damage shows targets)
Hardline – One less for killstreak (2 Assists count as one kill towards streak and 1 less death required for death streaks)
Assassin - Immune to UAV, Portable radar, thermal and heartbeat (Immune to Counter UAV and EMP and no red cross hairs)
Overkill – Locked until lvl 47 (unknown)
Quickdraw – Faster ADS (Faster recovery from equipment and nade usage)
Blast Shield – Increased explosive resistance (Immune to stuns and flashes)
Marksmen - ID targets from long range (longer breath holding)
Sitrep - Detect enemy explosives (Hear footsteps louder)
Dead Silence - Locked until lvl 55 (unknown)
Stalker – Faster movement while ADS (Delay enemy claymores)
Steady Aim – Improved hipfire accuracy (Faster ADS after sprinting)
Yes that title is correct, death streaks are returning… Here is the list of them:
4 Deaths - Juiced – Faster sprinting for a short period when respawned
5 Deaths – Revenge – Reveals the position of the enemy who killed you at all times
4 Deaths – Final Stand (Lv. 32)
4 Deaths – Martyrdom (Lv. 51)
5 Deaths – Deadman’s Hand (Lv. 57)
5 Deaths – Hollow Points (Lv. 71)
NEW: There will be Console Apps for Xbox 360 and PS3; there will be iOS and Android Apps;
-*There is NO ELITE for Wii and DS
1. PERSONAL CALL OF DUTY® CAREER PROFILE
Track thousands of gameplay stats, personal bests, & trends across Call of Duty® Black Ops, MW3 & all future enabled Call of Duty® games.
Recent Match Summaries
Create Custom Leaderboards
Showcase Trophies & Winnings
Spec Ops Stats
Private Match Data
Notifications / Activity
Facebook Friend Import
2. ACCESS CALL OF DUTY® ELITE ON MULTIPLE SCREENS & PLATFORMS
Web Service via Browser
Smartphone Apps (iPhone & Android)
Tablet Apps (iPad & Android)
3. ANALYZE & IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE
Access guides to Maps, Weapons, Killstreaks, Perks, & Equipment.
Official Guides for Every Weapon, Perk, & Mode
Real Time Heat Maps
Analyze Weapon Performance
4. CUSTOMIZE YOUR LOAD OUTS & SYNC DIRECTLY TO THE GAME
5. TRACK PLAYER PROFILES
See how you stack up against friends & rivals.
6. JOIN PUBLIC GROUPS
Find & meet like-minded players based on interests & affinities.
Identify Fellow Group Members in Game
Group Leaderboards & Messaging
Stream & share your finest Call of Duty® moments.
Upload & Share 30 Second HD Videos Online
Watch Staff Pick Videos
8. START A CLAN & INVITE FRIENDS TO JOIN
Exclusive In-Game Clan Title Cards
Exclusive In-Game Clan Emblems
9. FREE TRIAL OPERATIONS & EVENTS
PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP (INCLUDES EVERYTHING ABOVE AND ALL THE THINGS BELOW)
PRICE: $49.99 YEARLY (equals about $5 a month) – If you buy MW3 Hardened Edition, you get one year FREE Premium Membership
10. MW3 DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT, INCLUDING ALL THE MW3 MAPS
More Content than Ever, with 20 Pieces of New MW3 DLC
New monthly DLC released over 9 months, so you Always have Something New to Play
More Variety than Ever, with New MP Maps, Spec Ops, Missions, Game Modes & More
You get to keep all the DLC even if your membership expires
11. DAILY COMPETITIVE PROGRAM GUIDE
Participate in a year-round competition calendar where all skill levels play for prizes & digital trophies.
Prized Tactical Operations with Custom In-Game Playlist & Modes
Prized Clan Operations
12. EXCLUSIVE CLAN BENEFITS FOR CALL OF DUTY® ELITE MEMBERS
Level Up Your Clan through Clan Operations
Unlock Clan Level Benefits
Unique In-Game GOLD Clan Tag
Exclusive In-Game Clan Player Cards & Emblems
13. DYNAMIC EXPERT STRATEGIES
Access Hours of Pro Video Guides for Every Weapon & Map
Professional Tactics & Help
Share Expert Community Playbooks & Strategies for Every Map & Mode
14. JOIN PREMIUM GROUPS
15. EARLY ACCESS
Be on the front lines to test new Call of Duty® Elite features.
16. PREMIUM THEATER
Go big with your video uploads, with 8x more HD video capacity.
4x User Storage of Match Replays & 2x Video Export Length
17. ELITE TV
Access exclusive episodic video entertainment made by top talent for Call of Duty® players
*ELITE IS CURRENTLY IN BETA TESTING!
*FINAL VERSION IS LAUNCHING WITH MODERN WARFARE 3!
*DETAILS HERE: CODElite
There is NO prestige edition.
HARDENED EDITION OR PS3 & XBOX 360 IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE IN THE USA
PRICE: $99.99 ; Platforms: Xbox 360® and Playstation®3!
-The game disc with unique disc art.
-1 year Call of Duty: Elite membership (which gives you access to downloadable map packs).
-LIFETIME Special Founder status on Call of Duty Elite. (in game emblem, playercard, weapon camouflage, clan XP boost)
-EXCLUSIVE item for Xbox 360: Special Ops Juggernaut Xbox Live Outfit
-EXCLUSIVE item for Playstation 3: Animated Timeline Theme
-Limited Edition 100+ Page Field Journal with military sketches, diagrams and written entries.
TO PREORDER: *US Links:
*If crossed out, then it is unavailable at the location.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
OS: Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X38750 processor or better
Memory: 16 GB free hard drive space / 2GB RAM
Video Card: Shader 3.0 or better 256 MB NVIDIA®GeForce™ 8600GT / ATI® Radeon™ X1950 or better
Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0C or later
-Dedicated Servers CONFIRMED.
-*Unranked dedicated servers
-Matchmaking with a Party
-Matchmaking for Public Games
-Steam Integration (Friends List, Server Browser,Achievements, Join on Friends)
-Dedicated Servers (Join your favorite or set up your own,without any 3rd party hosting requirements)
-In-game Server Browser that allows you to filter by ping, map, gametype, hardcore, voice, password, and more.
-More control over your experience like RCON, Custom Game Saving, NoGFX / Audio Card Requirement on DS.exe, Voice Chat, and SSAO.
-NO RANK UP IN DEDICATED SERVERS, only IWnet.
-PC players can fully customize their private / dedicated server games.
-Supported matchmaking as well as Dedicated Servers, allowing players to find and filter via an in-game server browser or set-up their own Dedicated Server for complete control, without being restricted by any 3rd party hosting requirements.
-Graphic options, including enablingand disabling of new rendering features such as SSAO, you’ll also be able to modify DOF, Shadows, Anti-Aliasing, Texture Resolution and more.
-Admin your server using RCON. We’ll support all things you’d expect, such as Kicking & Banning players, map rotation, private chat to players, reloading the map, and more.
– In-game Server Browser.
-Anti-cheat and Security methods include: Steam’s VAC system, CEG, and our own propriety methods implemented to provide multiple layers of defense.
-Integrated with Steamworks, including the Steam Friends List (in addition to the in-game friends list), Steam Server Browser (in addition to the in-game one), Steam Achievements.
-Setting Max FPS is not a user controllable option.
-”Lean” will NOT be included.
-Mod Tools will not be shipped at launch.
-Infinity Ward’s focus is to make Modern Warfare 3′s experience exactly the same on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3! PC users will also get same experience but can take it even further depending on the way their system is configured.
-Dedicated Servers are CONFIRMED for the PC edition of MW3
-Modern Warfare 3 Edition JEEP was confirmed and shown off at Call of Duty® XP
-Modern Warfare 3 coming to the Nintendo Wii is confirmed and is being “ported” by Treyarch.
-Modern Warfare 3 coming to the Nintendo DS is confirmed and being called “Modern Warfare 3 Defiance” and is being “made” by n_Space.
-Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games are developing ALL aspects of the game together.
-Sledgehammer Games WAS working on a “different Call of Duty” before starting to co-develop Modern Warfare 3.