Report: Modern Warfare III Is This Year’s Call of Duty Game, with New Campaign, Zombies Mode, and More

This year’s Call of Duty game isn’t simply an expansion to Modern Warfare II, but a fully fledged sequel titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, according to Insider Gaming’s sources. Modern Warfare III, which is reportedly in development at Sledgehammer Games, is said to feature a new campaign, multiplayer, and zombie mode, not to mention a new Warzone 2 map during its first season, and while there doesn’t appear to any story details for the campaign yet, the zombie mode is expected to be a continuation of Outbreak that may or may not end up being free to play. Bloomberg reported last year that 2023’s Call of Duty title would be a “premium” expansion of Infinity Ward’s Modern Warfare II, but apparently, it’s become something more ambitious.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Key Dates (Rumored)

  • Beta weekend 1 (PS4/PS5) – October 6, 2023 – October 10, 2023
  • Beta weekend 2 (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – October 12, 2023 – October 16, 2023
  • Campaign Early Access (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – November 2, 2023
  • Full Release (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – November 10, 2023
  • Season 1 Launch / New Warzone Map – December 5, 2023

From an Insider Gaming report:

Las Almas, the map found within the Modern Warfare 2 campaign will be Modern Warfare 3’s fully-fledged Battle Royale map. It’s understood that the map will launch during Season 1 – Which is currently penciled in to launch at the beginning of December.

For Modern Warfare 3 zombies, several sources have said that the mode is essentially an Outbreak 2.0. It’s understood that Activision is currently weighing the possibilities on if the mode should be a part of the premium title or not, or if it makes more sense for the mode to be a free-to-play experience.

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