After a period of consistent teasing, Activision has confirmed their next Call of Duty: MW3 instalment, so you might be wondering about Modern Warfare 3 pre-orders – let’s go over the latest.
With the Modern Warfare 3 release date coming in early November, it was revealed by the studio after a period of apparent leaks, rumours and fan speculation. However, now that it’s official, fans of the shooter franchise are – as expected – pretty eager to secure their copies of the game alongside whatever bonuses the pre-order might give them.
While we still don’t have all the information about what to expect for Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty’s recent official announcement blog post has shown us what we can expect, including the return of Zombies.
Modern Warfare 3 pre order details and where to buy
Pre-orders for Modern Warfare 3 have begun following the Call of Duty MW3 reveal event kickoff in Warzone on August 17th. Those looking to earn the goodies that come with buying the game early can now do so, as both Vault and Standard Editions are now purchasable.
If you want to get your digital hands on it as soon as possible, you can pre-order it from Amazon and other retailers. However, if you’re still on the fence, we suggest checking out the editions, contents, and bonuses you can expect below.
MW3 pre-order editions and bonuses
Now that pre-orders have begun, the bonuses and content with each one have finally been revealed. Activision has confirmed that MW3 will have a Vault Edition, similar to the previous game. And according to the pre-order page, the contents you can expect are similar to what was offered with 2022’s Modern Warfare 2.
Similar to Modern Warfare 2’s 2022 release, the MW3 Standard and Vault Edition will include the following goodies if you pre-order either of the two:
- Modern Warfare 3 Standard Edition – includes the ‘cross-gen bundle’, which gives you access to past and current generation versions
- Modern Warfare 3 Vault Edition – includes cosmetic packs, weapon vaults, and access to the Battle Pass for one season
Alongside the above exclusives to each version, pre-ordering Modern Warfare 3 will also likely give you the following bonuses based on previous launches:
- Early access to the Modern Warfare 3 campaign
- Access to the open beta
Modern Warfare 3 Vault Edition
Activision has now confirmed the contents of the Modern Warfare 3 Vault Edition after the pre-order page went live. Here are a few of the things you can expect to see land by purchasing the premium edition of the game:
- Early Access to the Campaign
- Early Beta Access
- 2 New Weapon Vaults
- New Operator Skins (Nemesis Operator Pack & Soap Operator Pack)
- BlackCell (1 Season) + 30 Additional Tier Skips
- +5 battle pass tier skips (PlayStation only)
Should you pre order Modern Warfare 3?
If you’re wondering if you should pre order Modern Warfare 3, we’re going to go over whether or not it’s going to be worth it. The game launches later on this year, though it’s not been long since the last launch of Modern Warfare 2. Many people out there might be pretty interested in finding out if it’s worth it to pre order the game, so let’s evaluate if all the bonuses are really what you want.
If you pre order the standard edition of the game you’re going to get early access to the campaign alongside access to the open beta, which is a good chance to experience the game before everyone else. If you’re pretty dead set on getting deep into the MW3 meta, this could be a good opportunity, but for casual fans looking to experience the game for the first time – this isn’t really that important.
Alternatively, pre ordering the Vault Edition gives you the same access, alongside free in-game cosmetics and battle packs. Realistically, we’d advise waiting until the game has properly launched before pre ordering so you can find out whether it’s really for you or not.
How much will MW3 cost?
The standard cross-gen version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is available for $69.99/£69.99/€79.99. If you want to pick up the Vault Edition of Modern Warfare 3, it’ll cost $99.99/£99.99/€109.99.
With the Modern Warfare 3 release date still a ways off, you’ll still have plenty of time pre-purchase the game. But in the meantime, you might want to gear up with the best monitor for Call of Duty, paired with the best headset for Call of Duty.