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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

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This page is for the sequel to the 2022 game. For the original 2011 game, see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III cover
Developers
Sledgehammer Games
Infinity Ward
Beenox
Raven Software
High Moon Studios
Activision Shanghai
Demonware
Toys for Bob
Zombies, Ranked Play Treyarch
Publishers
Activision
Engines
IW engine
Release dates
Windows November 10, 2023
Reception
Metacritic 58
IGDB 62
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Series Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Subseries of Call of Duty
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered 2016
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered 2020
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II 2022
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III 2023

Warnings

This game requires a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person shooter game in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series.

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Battle.net
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Vault Edition also available.
Windows
Steam
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Always online (requires a constant internet connection to play)
Vault Edition also available.
Windows
This game is playable in the Call of Duty HQ launcher.
All versions require a valid phone number attached to the platform account, an Activision account, and a constant internet connection for all game modes.

Version differences

Pre-orders include access to the Campaign one week early.

Monetization

Type Notes
Free-to-play The Warzone 2.0 game modes are free-to-play. Access to Modern Warfare III campaign, Zombies and multiplayer modes requires a purchase.
Sponsored The game includes likeness of real-life celebrities as Operators.[1]

Microtransactions

Type Notes
Boost A Battle Pass is available to purchase each in-game season, which includes rewards such as XP boosts, weapon blueprints, skins and currency. Battle Pass tiers can be instantly skipped with an additional purchase using CP.
Cosmetic Weapon skins, operators and operator skins can be purchased from the in-game store using CP.
Currency Call of Duty Points, alternatively COD Points or CP, can be purchased with real money at an exchange rate of 100 CP per 1 US Dollar.
Free-to-grind While CP is a real money currency, it can be earned through gameplay by progressing through the Battle Pass at a rate of 400 CP per season.
Infinite spend There is no cap on CP purchases.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Nemesis Operator Pack Available only as part of the Vault Edition.
Includes 4 playable multi-player Operators.
Windows
Fate Weapon Vaults Available only as part of the Vault Edition.
Includes blueprints and custom attachment skins for the SVA 545, Riveter, AMR9, and Longbow weapons.
Windows
Soap Operator Pack Includes 2 operator skins for Soap and a weapon blueprint for the M13C. Also available for use in Modern Warfare II.
Windows
Zombie Ghost Operator Skin Includes an operator skin for Ghost. Also available for use in Modern Warfare II.
Windows
Soul Harvester Weapon Blueprint Available only as part of the Vault Edition.
Includes a weapon blueprint for the M4. Also available for use in Modern Warfare II.
Windows

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty\players
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2519060/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Call of Duty\players
Steam Play (Linux) <SteamLibrary-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/2519060/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
OneDrive
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud

Video

Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Choice between Automatic or specific aspect ratios (16:9, 16:10, 21:9 and 32:9).
Multi-monitor
Requires Aspect Ratio to be set to Automatic.
Hor+ gameplay with spanned HUD and cutscenes.
Menus, loading screens and FMVs are presented on one screen only.
Ultra-widescreen
Hor+ gameplay with spanned HUD and cutscenes.
Menus and loading screens are pillarboxed.
FMVs are 21:9 anamorphic.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Separate FoV sliders for first- and third-person (horizontal 60°-120° for the former and 70°-90° for the latter).
Separate view-model toggles available for Vehicle and Weapon FoV.
Windowed
Constrain Mouse to Game Window toggle available.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen Exclusive and Fullscreen Extended Window display modes also available.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Listed as Texture Filter Anisotropic. (Low/Normal/High)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Forced Filmic SMAA T2x. DLAA selectable via Upscaling/Sharpening (Sharpness slider available, shared with DLSS)
SSAA via the Render Resolution setting (up to 200%).
High-fidelity upscaling
NIS, FSR 1.0, FSR 2.1, FSR 3.0, DLSS 3.5, XeSS 1.2
Presets available for all methods.
Sharpness sliders available for NIS and DLSS.
Disables render resolution options when used.
DLSS Frame Generation available as a toggle when DLSS/DLAA is used.
DLSS Ray Reconstruction added with Season 1 update in December 2023. Only available when enabling Path Tracing.
FSR Frame Interpolation available as AMD Frame Generation toggle when FSR 3 is enabled. FSR 3 not available in Campaign mode.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Separate Gameplay and Menus toggles.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Separate Gameplay, Menu and Out of Focus frame-cap sliders.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Choice between Automatic (respects OS settings) and manual calibration.
Ray tracing (RT)
Path tracing added with Season 1 update in December 2023. Available only in pre-game lobbies for Multiplayer, Zombies and Warzone. Forces DLSS on with separate presets from the main Upscaling/Sharpening setting.
Color blind mode
Protanopia, Deuteranopia and Tritanopia HUD colour palettes available.

Input

Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
DualShock 4, DualSense
Gyro Aiming is also supported.
PlayStation button prompts
Light bar support
Adaptive trigger support
USB only
DualSense haptic feedback support
USB Only
Connection modes Wired
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Supported if Aiming Input Device is set to [Mouse].

Enabling will turn your Game Controller into a Keyboard Input and most Controller-centric settings, including remapping, will be ignored in favor of Keyboard settings.[Note 2][2]
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Hook input (legacy mode)
Certain PlayStation-centric features may not work while Steam Input is enabled.[3]
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts
Cursor detection

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, Gameplay Music, Dialogue, Effects, Voice Chat, Cinematic Music Volume sliders.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Arabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Thai

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12
Shader Model support 5.1
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Uses RAD's Oodle compression.
Middleware Notes
Audio Vivox
Cutscenes Bink Video
Anti-cheat Ricochet Anti-Cheat

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-6600
AMD Ryzen 5 1400
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) SSD with 149 GB
Video card (GPU) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 / GTX 1650
AMD Radeon RX 470
2 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Notes regarding Steam Play (Linux) data:
  2. As of this writing: Aiming Input Device logic will apply to all Call of Duty games under Call of Duty HQ launcher

References