Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 picks up where Modern Warfare 2 left off with the invasion of Manhattan by Russian forces. You will blaze through 20 action-packed missions located in England, Russia, America, Germany, and France, playing as a Russian Federal Protective Services agent, an SAS Operative and a tank gunner. The Spec-Ops missions from MW2 will make a return, split into "Mission" and "Survival" modes. Also, Call of Duty: MW3 will have the amazing CoD-style multiplayer that you have come to known.

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Good news everyone, Modern Warfare 3 will have dedicated server support for PC players!

Posted by Henley on Aug 17th, 2011

Back in 2009 a little game called Modern Warfare 2 disappointed pc gamers by removing everything that makes the PC version of the game superior to any of its console brethren. I am talking about dedicated servers. The act disabled any sort of real modding to the game along with the ability to make custom maps, build communities and not be forced into waiting for the develoepr to patch the multiplayer with extra content.

Good news everyone, Modern Warfare 3 will have dedicated server support for PC players! This was revealed today at Gamescom by the associate manager for Call of Duty Digital, Jay Frechette, and reaffirmed by Sledgehammer boss Glen Schofield on Twitter.

It is good to see developers learning from their mistakes, the mapping community will not be silent if you cross them! *fist pumps and so on*


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ebol4 Aug 18 2011, 3:49am says:

This was totally front-page worthy on a modding website.

If you buy this game, you're ******* stupid, end of discussion. You're supporting the downfall of the industry. Stop buying rehashed garbage.

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Benjin Aug 18 2011, 5:04am replied:

THIS is another reason why I won't get it.

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KaiMan32 Aug 18 2011, 2:38pm buried:


Good job bashing people what they like.

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SabreXT Aug 19 2011, 3:08am replied:

"Like what I like, you're smart, cool and hip. If you don't, you're an idiot."

I'll be getting it if I hear the SP is any good. Not going to get it day 1 though.

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aidas2 Aug 18 2011, 5:02am says:

I won't be surprised if Dedis won't be in the game after the release and they will simply say that it was a unconfirmed rumor lol. Anyone that are buing this are ******* retards, doesn't matter if you want or can, you just are, this game isn't even worth pirating. I bet dlc's will come in at 20$ per 3 maps because of this extra awesome feature that gives pc player the edge.

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edo3 Aug 18 2011, 5:03am says:

Wow, totally normal stuff passed as a great news! Good job Activision!

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TheSniperFan Aug 18 2011, 5:13am says:

Well, at least some good news.
However, what an online-fps really needs is mapping. I mean, CS, CSS, TF2,...wouldn't be so popular for such a long time (especially CS) if players would have to run down the same handful of maps for years.
On there are thousands of maps for free. I don't know, but I don't see this getting boring because of lacking content...

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hogsy Aug 18 2011, 5:29am says:


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Joe_Shmoe Aug 18 2011, 5:54am says:

I dont think this is activision being kind to the modding community, I think this is just an attempt to get ahead of Battlefield 3, since that wont have modding support, I think they now opening up to try and beat battlefield 3 wherever they can.

Tactfull but also kinda low in the same way that this wouldn't be coming from them as an act of generosity, but more for the money (again)

Anyhow, this is the good thing about competition, it kills monopolizing companies and forces initiative and kind generosity, even if it is with a fake smile =]

Now just need to do the same with Halo =/ seeing as it is becoming the next CoD

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BabylonDemolitionist Aug 18 2011, 6:01am says:

With BF3 and skyrim on its way, this game will get cheap fast.

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aidas2 Aug 18 2011, 6:04am replied:

It never will, Mw2 still costs up to 50$...

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Catalyst440 Aug 18 2011, 4:02pm replied:

And here in NZ, COD4 and COD5 still cost $100 - $120 MW2 is the same, and black ops. Oh ****. dont get me started. saw it on xbox in EB games it was 150...

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Flash112 Aug 18 2011, 7:46am replied:


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Flash112 Aug 18 2011, 8:37am says:

Sorry, but i am already going to torture my graphics card with BF3...

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DarkLiberator Aug 19 2011, 3:00am replied:

MW3 will torture graphics card?

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Vengefulnoob Aug 18 2011, 10:12am says:

Too little, too late, Activision.

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GhettoGarden1 Aug 18 2011, 11:35am says:

Well Since VALVe has had Dedicated Servers since 1998, ID has had dedicated servers since the beginning of time, and now Activision is putting dedicated servers in their game for the first time, Activision is a bit tarty to the party, and has already dug its own grave.

Activision is a supermassive corporate giant, that swallowed Blizzard, IW, Treyarch, and over 30 more companies to produce a supercompany, that will one day, collapse under its own weight, leaving only the few glorious companies that still exist today.

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Chris.Y Aug 18 2011, 11:38am says:

I don't give a ****, its still modern warfare : kindergarten simulator

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JHunter Aug 18 2011, 12:48pm says:

I'll laugh so hard when the new CS game beats both of these pathetic games in sales.

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MorshuLoL Aug 18 2011, 1:08pm says:

Cod 1 + 2 were good, but the newer games suck ***.

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pvt.Johnson Aug 18 2011, 1:11pm replied:

My thoughts exactly.

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JoshZemlinsky Aug 18 2011, 1:33pm says:

Ah! but i still wont buy it, watch videos about it, or even care. I guess Mw12 will be out before i even notice it lol.
Btw my brother got banned from Mw2, 3 times. Why? Because he played on a server which used "Unpleasant" mods... Stupid game is stupid :l
Oh well, Mw3 is still gonna suck if you ask me.

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ComradeWinston Aug 18 2011, 1:34pm says:

The only interest I have in MW3 is the story so I'll just watch its play-through on YouTube. I rather spend my money on a game that will have me fighting in massive battles and beautiful environments that provide immersion and better quality gameplay overall.

Battlefield 3 FTW

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Distort Aug 18 2011, 5:31pm replied:

Thats your opinion on what makes a good game. I will have to agree on this one with you, but keep in mind that some people like one man army games. The dictionary definition of the word "battlefield" is "a place or situation of strife or conflict". Thus all the Battlefield games must be a game of war, strategy and teamwork. They must cover every aspect of a battle, including vehicles. "Call Of Duty" is a phrase, it means to be called up for the same war you've already fought before. Making the game's name have little relation to the story. That is why they are more free in what the game can be about. Activation decided they wanted a fast paced one man army first person shooter.

I hope this clears some matters up.

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XitArS Aug 18 2011, 1:40pm says:

Great news. I hope they release a map editor and mod SDK, then it will be a certain buy. I just don't like the overall consensus in the industry where they prohibit the community from making any modifications to the games and instead releases "add-ons" and expansion packs with a few extra maps for $20...Why this greed? A billion $ isn't enough, gotta have double...

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ComradeWinston Aug 18 2011, 1:46pm says:

Its called a company, the whole point is to make a profit, not a quality product at a reasonable price.

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XitArS Aug 18 2011, 2:00pm replied:

Yea, but I still think this Apple-fication (make standard products, sell at premium price and make sure no third-party gadgets or accessories are compatible with the primary product) is a bad thing. Sure, in a digital media dreamworld, there would be no piracy, no moddable games and all FPS games would only contain ONE weapon in the basic edition. Additional weapons would be bought via cash shops...SO it's a good move we see here regarding MW3.

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Trailhog250 Aug 18 2011, 6:32pm replied:

Westwood Studios ftw (one of the only companies I think actually cared about the games they made, pity they were bought out by EA :/

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audryzas Aug 18 2011, 2:32pm says:


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AirborneRangerZz Aug 18 2011, 2:33pm says:

Did they really put in dedi servers, just to counter Battlefield 3 with it? If so, you fail Craptivision.

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Distort Aug 18 2011, 5:36pm replied:

No, they didn't add dedicated servers because of Battlefield 3. They added them because players of MW2 partitioned for them.

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aidas2 Aug 21 2011, 6:19am replied:

Yea right. They would have dedis into Mw2 if they cared.

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DarkStarLive Aug 18 2011, 2:39pm says:

NEW Dedicated Server DLC: $180

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sgt.davis44 Aug 18 2011, 2:40pm says:

The last good CoD was the original Modern Warfare. Forget about going downhill from there! That's where they started digging mineshafts...

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Analdin Aug 18 2011, 2:41pm says:

I will buy this, but if Activision ***** me again by holding back content and selling it, I will officially never buy any Activision game again. This crap has to stop.

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bliblix Aug 18 2011, 3:32pm replied:

Analdin, that's exact what they're going to do, don't waste 60 bucks. They're gonna sell mappacks again for they said people with a COD Elite premium accounts are gonna get them for free. Aka pay your 13$ per month to get all of our 15$ mappacks... no you're absolutely not getting buttfucked.

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L.T. Aug 18 2011, 6:09pm replied:

I`m not buying any of their games anymore... Black Ops was just... bad, to say the least. Everything is the same as MW2 (which I found good but when the DLCs came I was like "f*ck this") with some new guns and maps, which I call them re-skins. I got to level 20 and stopped playing. True story. I would have sold the game but you cannot use it on another Steam account after you registered it to some other.

I`d rather buy a 60 euro DICE game than any other COD game.

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hate4uall Aug 18 2011, 2:56pm says:

WOW a sparkly turd in still a turd..........

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bliblix Aug 18 2011, 3:29pm says:

They're acting like this is a revolution when it should be standard for every ******* game. This company is disgusting.

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GravityCat Aug 19 2011, 5:07am replied:

Just how Treyarch tried to make everyone believe that they are original by saying they invented gungame when its been on CS:S for years.

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Analdin Aug 20 2011, 9:31pm replied:

Mate, other games do that, too ;) Just take BF3 - the whole world cried out in joy because they announced that lying down will be possible.

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R3bornSh4dow Sep 13 2011, 1:32pm replied:

Since it's possible in every other BF except the Bad Company crap.

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Distort Aug 18 2011, 5:23pm says:

Although I'm going to be purchasing this game for the Xbox 360 console, this is very good news. Infinity Ward have always made better Call Of Dutys in my opinion.

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Bj_Bob Aug 18 2011, 5:32pm says:

Too Late, I've seen TOO MUCH of the game already. Not buying it.

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ijat Aug 18 2011, 6:08pm says:

emmmm not bad.. well done activision! for supporting PC!

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Trailhog250 Aug 18 2011, 6:50pm says:

The only COD I ever truly enjoyed was COD1. Good times, good times... Absolutely epic campaign. (That was lengthy and hard without being boring)

I bought COD5 as well for the PC, and downloaded patches/mappacks for free. Until they realized that there was yet another way to make money. Steam anyone?

Either way I'm not getting BF 3 or COD7 (or is it 8? I've honestly forgotten) COD is becoming the same game every year. BF I must say is doing a rather good job of keeping things different (WWII, Vietnam, Modern, Future, etc.) but they dropped offline bot support featured in all the other games so I won't be buying it either seeing as my internet isn't up to par where I live. COD? Nope... Already have 2 games like it but thanks anyway. Red Orchestra 2 anyone? Definitely more of a single player geared game (for one it's PC-only which means they spend less time catering to map packs and more time towards initial content, single player is likely to be a lot better to for some reason, most console games are obviously supposed to be played online). But if my internet was Cable I would certainly get BF3.

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GossamerSolid Aug 18 2011, 7:14pm replied:

Red Orchestra 2 is NOT a single player geared game... It's a multiplayer geared game with an SP component

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pvt.Johnson Aug 18 2011, 8:12pm replied:

This is true, RO has campaign with bots basically from what i've read about the new one. It is single player support though, which is always nice to have.

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Bj_Bob Aug 19 2011, 7:18pm replied:

I'm reading your comments in Hank Hills voice.

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GossamerSolid Aug 18 2011, 7:13pm says:

Who cares if they have dedicated servers, they are going to be from "Trusted Hosts" only, which makes it as good as useless.

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Sn1P3r_M98 Aug 18 2011, 7:20pm says:

And I should give a **** why?

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Zealot671 Aug 18 2011, 8:42pm says:

im glad to see cod is finally dying :D although cod4 was a damn good game

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