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Kotaku have reported, what they claim to be, exclusive information regarding Modern Warfare 3 which has been given a November 8 release date by the site.

WARNING: This post contains spoilers.

Kotaku claimed that the exclusive information they’ve got their hands on, has come from “multiple sources”  and details the game’s story, art, sounds and game modes. So, pretty much everything then. The site’s ‘sources’ have apparently claimed that Modern Warfare 3 will “reshape the landscape of the Call of Duty franchise”

From this point, you may want to take any ‘facts’ with a pinch of salt as there’s no proof that any of this is true, although Kotaku has noted that they believe the information is accurate and everything seems to be in far too much detail for this to be a hoax. Let’s get to it.

According to the site, MW3 will start just ‘moment’s after Modern Warfare 2 as the USA try to defend themselves from a “surprise Russian attack.” The game’s single player campaign is said to quickly move from one world location to another as players take on ‘throwaway’ roles as a Russian Federal Protective Services agent, SAS Operative, tank gunner, and AC-130 although there will also be some new recurring characters and key characters from previous games will make a return.

'Russian President', 'Yuri' and 'Volk' (From left to right)

It has been reported that that the game will feature 15 single player missions, the first of which will throw players into Manhattan during a Russian Invasion, with the final level taking place in Dubai. During the game, players will get to take control of multiple vehicles including the familiar AC-130 gunship and a conventional tank.

As expected, Multiplayer will return with a long list of of maps and modes as well as two Spec Ops modes; ‘Survival’ and ‘Mission’. I’d put money on Survival being a horde style mode with Mission letting two friends buddy up in standard co-op levels.

Concept art for Modern Warfare 3's multiplayer

Apparently, the multiplayer component of the game will feature 20 maps, inspired by places from all over the world, although it could be the case that some of these are cut from the line-up by the time the game releases, or will be sold as DLC after the game’s launch.  There’s a list of the reported Multiplayer maps and Spec Ops missions, below.

Multiplayer Maps

  • Alpha
  • Alps
  • Bootleg
  • Bravo
  • Brooklyn
  • Carbon
  • Coast
  • Dome
  • Exchange
  • Hardhat
  • Interchange
  • Lambeth
  • Meteora
  • Mogadishu
  • Paris
  • Plaza 2
  • Radar
  • Seatown
  • Underground
  • Village

Spec Ops Modes


  • Carbon
  • Dome
  • Radar
  • Seatown
  • Village


  • Civilian Rescue
  • Flood the Market
  • Invisible Threat
  • Little Bro’s
  • Out of Africa
  • No Fly Zone
  • Wing Man

This is where the spoilers get heavy, so look away now if you want everything to be a surprise because we’re about to share some scenarios that Kotaku claim are direct from the beginning and the end of MW3′s story, itself.

I’ll say that again, There’s major spoilers below. Consider yourself warned.

Modern Warfare 3 is said to open with the United States under attack by Russian forces. Vladimir Makarov is on the loose and John “Soap MacTavish” and Captain John Price are both wounded and on the run, with ‘Nikolai’ a Russian informant.  The three are attacked by Makarov’s men, as they attempt to flee to a safehouse in India. During this fight, players control Yuri, a loyalist who works for Nikolai.

The final mission takes place in Dubai, where three characters; Yuri, Price and ‘Sandman’ launch an attack on a guarded hotel, where they find and kill Makarov.

Although I’ve only given details on the opening and closing missions of the game, Kotaku have got information regarding the story of the entire game, more in-depth information on both Single Player and Multiplayer and a whole host of images, including both concept art and screens which all but confirm every piece of information that the site has reported.  If it’s all true, this is the definitive pre-release guide to Modern Warfare 3, so if there’s anything you want to know, head over to Kotaku and check it out.

Modern Warfare 3 is set to be one of the year’s biggest titles, one of the most explosive Call of Duty games to date and generally one behemoth of a game. The game is being co-developed by Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software and will apparently launch on 8th November, this year. We can’t wait.

Edited On 13 May, 2011

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