Modern Warfare 3’s First Details

Leaked documents and audio recordings spill the beans on Activision's blockbuster three-quel.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


Kotaku claims to have the first legitimate details for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. After receiving numerous character sketches, audio recordings and plot details from various sources, the site pieced together a comprehensive guide of everything they know thus far about the Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software developed three-quel. However, Kotaku is quick to point out that while they do believe these details are legit, some could turn out to be fake or were discarded during development.

So, without further ado, Modern Warfare 3.

The first major detail worth mentioning is when the game is expected to ship. Sources close to development are pegging November 8, 2011 for the game. Sounds good to us, further making the holiday period a crowded hot mess of triple A titles.

In regards to the game’s story, it is said that Modern Warfare 3 will play out across a dozen cities and tie up all the loose ends left by Modern Warfare 2. Hopefully, it will also make some sense out of that game in the process. In addition, Modern Warfare 3 will feature the “final moments of key figures in the series' history.”

Throughout the game you’ll play as a Russian Federal Protective Services agent, SAS Operative, tank gunner and AC-130 gunner. Overall, there will be 15 missions in the game, starting with a Russian invasion of Manhattan and ending with an encounter in Dubai. If you really want to spoil the entire narrative of Modern Warfare 3 for yourself, Kotaku can help you out. They give the rundown on every little detail in a separate write-up linked here.

Finally, multiplayer will play a massive role in Modern Warfare 3, just like it has in previous Call of Duty titles. Kotaku is reporting that the game will feature upwards of 20 multiplayer maps, plus two new game modes within Spec Ops — “Survival” and “Mission.”

If you really want to know the full skinny on Modern Warfare 3, I suggest you check out Kotaku’s rundown. It’s quite extensive and informative, you know, if you want to know every excruciating detail about MW3 before it's officially announced.