Like all COD games, the upcoming Modern Warfare III features a single-player campaign, one that follows Modern Warfare II with hints in the trailer pointing specifically to the No Russian mission. What makes the new title unique is an “open combat” gameplay style that Activision says is “a new innovation that empowers player decisions like never before.” Many have come to assume that this means players will get to choose their combat style and that missions will adjust based on selection for a unique gaming experience.
This latest title comes as a back-to-back release following 2022’s Modern Warfare II and notably allows for the transfer of gear from the previous game, meaning players won’t have to start from scratch on weapons and operators as they have in the past.
“Our vision to deliver back-to-back Modern Warfare games has been years in the making,” shared Activision in a blog post, adding “From the start of development across both Modern Warfare II and Modern Warfare III, Sledgehammer Games has worked closely with Infinity Ward to create a blockbuster sequel in the Modern Warfare series, featuring the return of iconic heroes and villains alike. Players will be able to grow closer to the characters, delve deeper into the storylines, and continue to build out progression and loadouts without interruption.”
Other notable details include a multiplayer mode with 16 maps, with a new 3v3v3 mode called “cutthroat.” Additionally, zombies are back, developed by COD studio Treyarch and described by Activision as “an open world PvE extraction survival experience where core zombies features come together with new mechanics.”
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