Modern Warfare 3 (2023) release date – when does MW3 drop?

Modern Warfare 3 (2023) release date – when does MW3 drop?
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Wondering when is Modern Warfare 3 (2023) release date? We have an answer for you! After weeks of teases, leaks, and speculation, Activision is now set to drop MW3 later this year. Despite rumours that the publisher might break away from its yearly cycle, the Call of Duty team revealed that it always intended to release MW2 and MW3 in back to back years.

There are many new maps, features and weapons to expect in Modern Warfare 3 come November. So before we jump into the MW3 release date, you might want to check out the Modern Warfare 3 characters list as well before the game launches.

When does MW3 drop?

Modern Warfare 3 (2023) will release on November 10, 2023 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Activision confirmed this during the Shadow Siege Limited Time event that concluded in August 2023. As part of the reveal, the CoD publisher also showcased the launch window to give players an idea of when they can expect it.

During Gamescom Opening Night Live 2023, host Geoff Keighley along with representatives from Sledgehammer Games announced the pre-release periods for MW3 as well. The company will be holding an Open Beta across two consecutive weekends before the global launch, with the exact date currently slated for October 6, 2023.

MW3 (2023) all editions and price

There are three different editions in Modern Warfare 3: Standard and Cross-Gen editions will cost $69.99 / £69.99 while the bonus-packed Vault edition will cost $99.99 / £99.99.

MW3 Vault Edition

The Standard and Cross-Gen editions will be available for PC and consoles (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) respectively. Vault edition on the other hand will be available for all platforms. Activision has also confirmed that all editions will contain pre-order bonus content, such as exclusive Operators skins, campaign, beta early access, and more.

The publisher also confirmed new gameplay features for MW3 that cover various aspects of the game including a new Tac-Stance, described as being “designed for tactical close quarters combat.” In addition, they are refining gameplay elements such as faster aim down sights, out of slide mechanics, slide cancel and bringing back reload cancel.

Classic minimap behaviour makes its return to the delight of fans as well. We also know that all perks will be available at the start of a match. There will also be new perks – like Covert Sneakers – and a brand new Cutthroat game mode in multiplayer.

Modern Warfare 3 (2023) system requirements

For now, Activision is yet to reveal the official system requirements for MW3. Our best guess is that if you played MW2 (2022) smoothly, you should have no problem running MW3 (2023). So below is our speculative system requirements for Modern Warfare 3:

Minimum requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-6100 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • Video memory: 2GBRAM: 8GB
  • Storage space: 72GB at launch
  • Sound card: DirectX-compatible
  • Recommended graphic drivers: Nvidia – 516.59, AMD – 22.9.1

Recommended requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K / i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Video memory: 4GB
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage space: 72GB at launch
  • Sound card: DirectX-compatible
  • Recommended graphic drivers: Nvidia – 516.59, AMD – 22.9.1

MW3 (2023) will have zombies

One of the most exciting features in the game is the new Zombies Mode in Modern Warfare 3 which Activision has teased will provide players with an open world experience. In fact, the Call of Duty publisher says it’ll be the “largest zombies offering to date.”

A group of zombies invade in the latest Modern Warfare 3 release date.

Despite Activision’s big MW3 reveal, there’s still quite a number of things we don’t know until we get our hands on the game’s beta in the coming weeks. For now, we know that you can team up with other squads to battle hordes of zombies on November 10.

We also know that previous games of the past five years offer some form of beta for players who pre-order the game. They conducted the previous betas between August and September, granting PlayStation users a one-week early access advantage due to their pre-existing partnership with Activision.

So there you have it, MW3 is just a few weeks away. Things are heating up in MW2 and if you some help, check out how to get the dog in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone.

Modern Warfare 3 FAQs

When does MW3 drop?

MW3 will release on November 10, 2023.

Are there zombies in MW3?

Yes! You will be able to battle the undead in an open world setting in MW3.

How many editions does MW3 have?

MW3 will have 3 editions after it launches on November 10:

  • Standard Edition
  • Cross-Gen edition
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