Activision has fully taken the wraps off Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, which it is billing as a "direct sequel" to 2022's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
In addition to loads of new information about the campaign, the return of Zombies, and classic maps, Activision also released a dozen new screenshots from across Modern Warfare III. You can check them out below.
Activision's release includes the first details on Zombies, which was previously confirmed for Modern Warfare III in a trailer tease. The new mode is described as an "all-new open world" in which players can team up to fight the Zombie hordes in the "largest Call of Duty zombies maps ever."
The new mode superficially resembles an updated version of Outbreak, a popular Zombies mode from Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, but Activision doesn't mention Oubreak anywhere in its release. Instead, Zombies will feature an "open world PvE extraction survival experience" with "new mechanics." Players will also battle "some of the biggest enemies in Call of Duty history."
A dark new chapter begins in Modern Warfare III 🔥
💪 Blockbuster campaign featuring new Open Combat Missions
🗺️ Iconic Multiplayer maps
🧟♂️ The largest Call of Duty Zombies map ever
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 17, 2023
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 campaign will focus on player choice
Elsewhere, Activision also talked about Modern Warfare III's campaign, which will pick up directly after the events of Modern Warfare II and feature Vladimir Makarov as the villain. According to Activision, the new campaign will introduce "Open Combat Missions" that are designed to "empower player decisions like never before." They will feature "numerous additional paths and choices to complete objectives," whether stealthy or more run and gun.
But while the campaign will feature more player choice, Open Combat Missions aren't replacing the cinematic missions. Instead, they are designed to complement the more traditional structure in an attempt to improve the overall variety of the campaign.
Activision has been steadily revealing more Modern Warfare III info over the past two weeks, including the return of Call of Duty’s classic minimap, slide canceling, and more. Much of this info leaked in the lead-up to Modern Warfare III's reveal, to the point that Activision finally threw its hands up and decided to play along.
That includes the revelation that Modern Warfare III will include all 16 launch maps from the original Modern Warfare 2, all of which have been modernized with "new modes and gameplay features." In addition, Modern Warfare III will feature over 12 new core 6v6 maps as part of its post-launch roadmap. Modes include Hardpoint and Kill Confirmed as well as the new 3v3v3 Cutthroat Mode.
Activision will be hosting an open beta for free across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, with dates still to be announced. Those who pre-order will gain access to the campaign up to a week before release.
Modern Warfare III will be available globally on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on November 10.
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