Watch the first trailer of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

Activision has unveiled the upcoming instalment of the Call of Duty series, following its official announcement earlier this month. The initial trailer for Modern Warfare III has been released, distinguishing itself from Modern Warfare 3 (2011), and shedding light on key details of the game.

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Diverging from the linear trajectory of its predecessors, the new game features a single-player campaign that seamlessly continues the storyline from Modern Warfare II. One notable addition is the introduction of “open combat” missions, a groundbreaking concept in the Call of Duty universe. Activision hails this innovation as a means to bestow players with unprecedented decision-making power. Gamers can opt for distinct play styles, whether it’s the subtlety of stealth or the intensity of a guns-blazing approach. These missions are meticulously designed to complement the franchise’s hallmark crafted narrative missions.

In a notable departure from the series’ annual rhythm, Modern Warfare III serves as a direct follow-up to the preceding year’s release. Building directly upon the events of 2022’s Modern Warfare II, which was masterminded by Infinity Ward, this year’s iteration is orchestrated by Sledgehammer Games.

The development journey behind this sequential pair of Modern Warfare games has spanned years. Sledgehammer Games collaborated closely with Infinity Ward to forge a seamless transition between the two instalments, resulting in a dynamic sequel within the Modern Warfare lineage. Recognized heroes and infamous villains of the series make their return, offering players a chance to forge stronger connections with characters, delve deeper into intricate storylines, and maintain their progression and loadouts uninterrupted.

Turning attention to the multiplayer facet, Modern Warfare III boasts an initial roster of 16 maps at launch, with an additional 12 slated for post-launch. The multiplayer modes include the familiar “hardpoint” and “kill confirmed,” accompanied by an inventive 3v3v3 mode coined “cutthroat.” A noteworthy aspect is the tight integration of the multiplayer experience with the previous year’s edition. This groundbreaking approach marks the first instance in the Call of Duty saga where substantial content from a previous game flows seamlessly into the upcoming title. Players can anticipate the transfer of unlocked weapons and Operator content from Modern Warfare II to Modern Warfare III, preserving their hard-earned progress.