Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Info
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a first-person shooter
developed by Infinity Ward
and Sledgehammer Games
, with Raven Software
having assisted in development. It is the third installment in the Modern Warfare series
, a sequel to 2009's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
and the eighth game in the Call of Duty series
The game launched on November 8, 2011 in Europe and North America on Microsoft Windows
, Xbox 360
, PlayStation 3
, and Wii
. Developer N-Space
is working on a version for the Nintendo DS
. In Japan, Square Enix
will handle the loca distribution and translation, as they did for Call of Duty: Black Ops
The game sold 6.5 million copies in the US and UK within the first 24 hours, and grossed over $400 million, making it the biggest entertainment launch of all time.
Modern Warfare 3's campaign switches between various different characters as the story progresses. The campaign missions are broken up into listed objectives, which direct the player in a specific direction in search of a set goal.
As with earlier Call of Duty games the focus in Modern Warfare 3 is the multiplayer component. One major change has been to the Killstreak
reward system, now knows as the Strike chain
system, which rewards for points earned (Pointstreak) instead of kills. By completing an objective in a mode like Search and Destroy
or Capture the Flag
, the player will earn a point, which will go toward their Killstreak.
's are broken up into three categories called "strike packages". The Assault strike package
is not unlike the Killstreak system in Call of Duty: Black Ops
and Modern Warfare 2. The Support strike package
allows players to use team-based rewards such as UAV
s or SAM Turrets
. With this package, it does not reset once the player dies, and instead accumulate over the course of a match. The Specialist strike package
allows players to pick and choose their rewards, which are unlocked with every second consecutive kill. Once they reach their eight kill, every reward is unlocked, but are all reset once the player dies.
The unlock system from Black Ops does not return in Modern Warfare 3. Players instead level-up primary weapons
and unlock a number of Proficiency Perks
such as Attachments
. Only one proficiency perk per primary weapon is allowed.
The new Prestige shop
is unlocked whenever a player reaches Prestige
level. This shop allows the player to purchase game upgrades with points earned while in Prestige, such as double XP
and an extra weapons class