Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, Gameplay, Trailers – What We Know So Far

Activision, with Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, will release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III on November 10, 2023.

The game will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC through and Steam. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III offers an immersive and action-packed warfare experience.

Non-Stop Adrenaline Rush With An Immersive Campaign


Modern Warfare III brings back the fast-paced, heart-pumping gunplay that the Call of Duty franchise is known for. Players can expect intense firefights, epic explosions, and non-stop combat across campaigns and multiplayer maps.

This direct sequel to Modern Warfare II picks up right where the cliffhanger left off. Players will follow Captain Price and Task Force 141 as they face the threat of Vladimir Makarov’s forces. The immersive campaign gameplay will take you through open-ended missions across the world.

With updated movement mechanics, the return of features like map voting, and a classic minimap with red dots, Modern Warfare III balances innovation with the core elements that make these games so fun to play. Whether you like close-quarters battle or long-range sniping, there’s an exhilarating experience waiting for you.

Next-Gen Graphics

Utilizing the engine that was built from the ground up for next-gen consoles for 2022’s mega-hit, Modern Warfare II, Modern Warfare III leverages the power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. Cutting-edge visuals, ray tracing effects, 4K graphics, and (hopefully) buttery-smooth frame rates bring the action to life like never before.

What does this mean for your PC or console gaming experience? Check out the minimum and recommended system requirements for Modern Warfare III.

Explosive effects like smoke and fire look incredibly realistic. Detailed weapon models, fluid animations, and photorealistic environments create an immersive world around you.

Packed With Content: Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies

A soldier wearing a Call of Duty mask and helmet in a dark room, immersed in intense Modern Warfare III gameplay.

On top of a full single-player campaign, multiplayer, and zombies mode, Modern Warfare III comes loaded with extras. Players who pre-order get instant access to the Zombie Ghost Operator skin, Soul Harvester weapon blueprint, and can start playing the campaign early.

The Modern Warfare III Vault Edition takes it further with the included Nemesis Operator Pack and two Weapon Vaults. It also gives you early access to the Season 1 Battle Pass. There’s enough content here to keep you entertained well beyond launch day.

Welcome Back, Old Friends

This sequel will launch with 16 6v6 reimagined versions of classic Modern Warfare 2 maps.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Multiplayer Trailer

Long-time fans will get a nostalgic thrill playing these enhanced versions of maps like Rust, Terminal, Highrise, and Skidrow. There are also new massive Ground War maps to wage large-scale battles on.

List of all Known Modern Warfare III Multiplayer Maps at Launch

The multiplayer maps at launch are:

  • Afghan
  • Derail
  • Estate
  • Favela
  • Highrise
  • Invasion
  • Karachi
  • Quarry
  • Rundown
  • Rust
  • Scrapyard
  • Skidrow
  • Sub Base
  • Terminal
  • Underpass
  • Wasteland

It’s expected that 12 brand new 6v6 maps will be added to the game after its launch with Season updates.

Modern Warfare III Large-Scale Maps

Modern Warfare III is also set to feature four expansive maps, consisting of three fresh Battle Maps (Ground War and Invasion) and a colossal War map, which was originally introduced in Call of Duty: WWII back in 2017. These are:

  • Launch Facility (War Map)
  • Orlov Military Base (Ground War/Invasion)
  • Popov Powerplant (Ground War/Invasion)
  • Resort (Ground War/Invasion)

Enter The Zombie Warzone

A thrilling Gameplay scene straight out of Modern Warfare III, as a group of zombies menacingly walks down a street, just like in Call of Duty.

For the first time ever, the blockbuster Modern Warfare series is getting a Zombies mode. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III has collaborated with Treyarch Studios to bring a unique open-world Zombies experience to the military shooter franchise.

Gear Up For Cooperative Zombies Mayhem

On November 10, 2023, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III will introduce a completely new Zombies gameplay mode.

Developed in partnership between Treyarch Studios and Sledgehammer Games, MWIII’s Zombies mode moves away from the traditional round-based formula seen in Black Ops. Instead, it focuses on open-world survival with up to 24 players teaming up in squads.

Fight The Undead in an Open World

A group of people walking down a street in front of a truck during Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III gameplay.

The Zombies gameplay will take place on a transformed version of the Warzone Urzikstan map. This will be the biggest Zombies map ever in a Call of Duty game, set in the expansive open world environment.

Players must work cooperatively, using gameplay elements from modes like DMZ and Outbreak, to survive against waves of zombies and living enemies. The map includes features like Zones showing difficulty levels, exfiltration countdowns, Pack-a-Punch machines, and mystery boxes.

Uncover Dark Secrets And Battle The Hordes

For the first time, Zombies will introduce an overarching story and lore into Modern Warfare. A cinematic trailer showcases Operators teaming up with Task Force 141 to combat zombies powered by a dangerous new substance called Aetherium.

This merges the Black Ops Zombies fictional universe with the Modern Warfare world. Classic Easter egg quests and more story details will be added post-launch. The stakes have never been higher as players take on both the undead and threatening living foes.

Release Date For Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III launches on November 10, 2023 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC via and Steam.

Campaign Early Access for Modern Warfare III

Modern Warfare III’s campaign will be playable on November 2nd if you have pre-ordered a digital edition of the game (either the Standard or Vault Edition) on any platform.

Starting November 2nd, PlayStation owners can be the first to download the campaign via the exclusivity deal But Microsoft’s upcoming Activision acquisition means this is the last time platforms will get content at different times – going forward, Early Access will launch simultaneously across platforms.

Can I Get Early Access to the MWIII Campaign if I Bought A Physical Copy?

No, physical disc pre-orders will have to wait until the global November 10th launch.

MWIII Season 1 and New Warzone Map

Urzikstan Warzone map

Season 1 for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III will begin on December 5th, with the new Warzone map of Urzikstan expected around the same time.

The Ultimate Power Trip

Given the massive success of 2019’s Modern Warfare reboot and 2022’s Modern Warfare II, expectations are sky-high for this latest entry. If you’re a fan of heart-pounding FPS action, this is a game you absolutely have to pick up on day one.

From the thrilling campaign to competitive multiplayer and zombies co-op, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III shapes up to be an intense, polished, and content-rich military shooter. This is the definitive game for fans wanting a visceral, blockbuster war experience.

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Harriet Gough
Over 20 years' experience as a writer and games journalist. Avid gamer and enjoy a wide range of game genres including MMOs, FPS and RTS. My favorite games include Warframe, Skyrim, Destiny 2, CoD and Age of Empires.

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