20-Year Celebration: Activision Will Release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Seasons Themed After Legacy Franchise Titles, It’s Claimed

Published 10/08/2023, 8:27 AM EDT

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Activision is celebrating twenty glorious years of the iconic FPS series this year. The upcoming release of its next premium game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be full of amazing surprises, paying tribute to the entire IP. Now, a latest piece of information has revealed that the entire cycle of the new installment will be themed, based on past COD games.

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It looks like the publisher is planning something special for Modern Warfare 3. Going by a recent rumor, Sledgehammer’s game will probably act like a full-blown fan service. Simply put, hardcore series lovers are in for a nostalgic ride to say the least!

Season 3 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 rumored to be inspired by 2014’s Advanced Warfare

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Popular gaming content creator ProReborn recently took to X (formerly Twitter) to share a crucial update. While dropping a captivating rumor, he mentioned that Modern Warfare 3 will reportedly have seasons based on previous COD games. They will have iconic weapons and maps from the past installments. ProReborn’s post was itself based on a cryptic leak shared by an insider named Alaix.

Meanwhile, there have been several other leaks as well to back up this rumor. Just recently, a small list containing the names of upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 weapons had surfaced online.

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What’s interesting about this list is its connection to 2014’s Advanced Warfare game. Going by the leaked intel, it seems like EM1 laser rifle, along with other guns, will come to MW3 soon. And that it may arrive with the release of Season 3 next year. And while fans wait to see if the rumours pan out, there’s plenty happening in COD already.

What’s there for COD fans to enjoy right now?

While the situation of leaks is yet to be confirmed, fans have already got the MW3 Beta to enjoy as of now. This is the month for all the fans of the franchise to get a taste of what they can expect from 2023’s brand new COD. Speaking of the Beta phase, it began recently with early access for all PS5 users who had pre-ordered the game.

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The Beta offers the Multiplayer experience with improved movement and features. Further, it has got iconic modes like Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Hardpoint, Domination, and Ground War. To complement the modes, there are five classic maps available as well. Fans can explore the likes of Favela, Rust, Estate, Skidrow, and Popov Power Plant.

Now there’s also something for people who love zombies too. They can jump into an open world mode featuring hordes of the undead. Based on a PvE format, it requires them to either form teams with other players or go solo. Eventually, the main objective is to complete certain quests, loot items, and make a successful extraction. The Zombies mode is expected to arrive in the Beta during the second weekend.

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While players with access to the Beta have plenty to enjoy, it will be interesting to see if the latest rumors regarding Modern Warfare 3 are true or not. Only time will tell, after the game’s official launch next month.

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