Modern Warfare 3 Beta Set for October, New Campaign Trailer Released
“Modern Warfare 3” emerges as an eagerly anticipated addition to the Call of Duty franchise, a treat for devoted fans of the series. After an initial underwhelming revelation that merely reiterated what had already been leaked, all eyes were set on the Opening Night Live event, a beacon of hope to reignite enthusiasm.
The event did indeed unveil a long-awaited trailer, fulfilling its promise, though the ultimate judgment of its worthiness rests in the hands of the audience. The spotlight was cast on “Operation 627,” the inaugural mission of the “Modern Warfare 3” Campaign. Developed through a collaborative effort between Sledgehammer Games and Infinity Ward, this Campaign serves as a direct continuation of the storyline from “Modern Warfare 2.”
As indicated during the initial game announcement, this Campaign seamlessly melds missions built around cinematic sequences with innovative Open Combat Missions, promising players a substantial degree of freedom.
“Operation 627” thrusts Alpha Team into the heart of a stone fortress nestled in Verdansk, a locale seen from a fresh vantage point, featuring a novel menace that has tightly gripped the capital of Kastovia.
The video provided above expertly showcases Alpha Team’s infiltration of the Zordaya Prison Complex utilizing amphibious tactics. Outfitted with water suits, oxygen tanks, and diver propulsion vehicles, the team skillfully navigates the watery terrain to access the base. Employing tactics of precision, suppressed armaments, night-vision apparatus, and stealth maneuvers, the team advances toward a breach situated in the western sector.
The mission unfurls with an array of explosive devices, concealing smokescreens, vivid muzzle flashes, laser sights tracing through the darkness, and even an unexpected prison uprising spilling into the corridors.
In addition to the comprehensive Campaign preview, the developers have announced plans to delve into the realm of Open Combat Missions on August 23 via the Call of Duty Blog.
For the enthusiasts of multiplayer gameplay, the eagerly anticipated Call of Duty Next event is set to make its return on October 5, unveiling the multiplayer component of the game.
Let’s turn our attention to the multiplayer beta, a subject of much intrigue.
The announcement unveiled the precise dates for the open beta, which coincides with the Call of Duty Next event. The beta encompasses a diverse array of maps, encompassing a selection of Core maps derived from the refined versions of the original 16 found in “Modern Warfare 2,” alongside fresh encounters within the ambit of Ground War. A rich assortment of gameplay modes and a plethora of new loadout options will also be at players’ disposal.
The multiplayer beta experience will span two weekends, each featuring Early Access days as well as an unrestricted beta phase. The kickoff will be marked by PlayStation exclusivity, granting early access to players. It commences on Friday, October 6, at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK. The first day of this phase is exclusively reserved for those who have pre-ordered the game. Following this, from October 8 to 10, access will be expanded to all PlayStation users, irrespective of their pre-order status.
Weekend Two of the beta ushers in the era of crossplay testing, open to players across all platforms. The commencement date is Thursday, October 12, at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK, and it concludes on Monday, October 16, at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK.
PlayStation users, during this phase, enjoy a liberated open beta weekend, irrespective of their pre-order status.
For those who have pre-ordered “Modern Warfare 3” for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, or have pre-purchased it on PC via Battle.net or Steam, Xbox and PC Early Access is granted. They will be able to partake in the beta experience starting Thursday, October 12, at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK. Xbox players might require an Xbox Live Core Subscription, while all PC players need a Battle.net or Steam account.
The remainder of this second weekend, spanning from Thursday, October 12, at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK, to its conclusion on Monday, October 16, at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK, extends open access to all Xbox and PC players, regardless of their pre-order status. Notably, an Xbox Live Core Subscription is not obligatory for Xbox players during this specific period.
“Modern Warfare 3” strategically taps into the reservoir of player nostalgia. Upon its launch, the game will feature every single original map from “Modern Warfare 2,” meticulously remastered in the new engine—offering a fresh perspective on familiar terrains. The single-player campaign marks the return of the iconic antagonist Makarov, rekindling memories of past confrontations. Even Zombie aficionados have something to anticipate, although their reservations persist.
The awaited release of “Modern Warfare 3” is slated for November 10, spanning platforms including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Campaign early access bestows a unique privilege upon pre-ordering players, allowing them to embark on the campaign journey up to a week in advance.