Official Modern Warfare 3 Thread - Look for all MW3 Details!

This is your one-stop shop for detail regarding Modern Warfare 3. Everything from Single Player to the New Modes in the upcoming game!



[details=Back Story]
Modern Warfare 3 will begin where the second game finished when the US is under siege by Russian forces, Vladmir Makarov is on the loose, and Captain Josh “Soap” MacTavish and Captain John Price are on the run with Russian informant, Nikolai.

While on the run, the three characters flee to a safehouse in Dharmasala, India, where they are then attacked by Makarov’s men. During this firefight, the player will take control of a loyalist who works for Nikolai and is called Yuri. Due to their location in the safehouse being known, the characters then flee via helicopter.

Where next? No other than Manhattan, New York City, where Russia is launching an attack on the city through the use of a fleet of ships that are positioned on the Hudson River. After the United States calls in Delta Force, the player will then take control of a Delta Force operative called Frost. Your commander is a guy named Sandman and your goal is to open the area for a counterattack by taking out a jamming tower that lies on top of the New York Stock Exchange.

While gunning down enemy choppers, Delta Force flies out of New York on a Blackhawk helicopter to the harbor where they will infiltrate and take down a Russian submarine that is believed to be coordinating the attacking.[/details]
Locations in Singleplayer

  • Dharmasala, India
  • New York, New York
  • A plane transporting the president of Russia
  • A town in Sierra Leone
  • London, England
  • Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Paris, France
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • A castle in the Czech mountains
  • Berlin, Germany
  • The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Washington DC



Assault Rifles

  • M4A1
  • M16A4 - 3 round burst
  • SCAR-L
  • CM901
  • Type 95 - 3 round burst
  • G36c
  • ACR 6.8
  • MK14 - Semi-automatic
  • AK-47
  • FAD

Sub-machine Guns

  • MP5
  • UMP
  • PP90M1
  • P90
  • PM-9
  • MP7

Light Machine Guns

  • L86 LSW
  • MG36
  • PKP Pecheneg
  • MK46
  • M60E4


  • USAS 12
  • KSG 12
  • SPAS 12
  • Striker - Semi-auto
  • Model 1887


  • Barrett .50 Cal
  • L118A (bolt action, looks similar to the L96 from Black Ops)
  • Dragunov
  • AS50
  • MSR

Side Arms

  • USP .45
  • P99
  • MP412
  • .44 Magnum
  • Five Seven
  • Desert Eagle

Machine Pistols

  • FMG9
  • MP9
  • Scorpion
  • G18


  • SMAW
  • Javelin
  • Stinger
  • XM25
  • M320 GLM
  • RPG
  • Frag
  • Semtex
  • Throwing Knife
  • Bouncing Betty
  • Claymore
  • C4



Multiplayer Maps

  • Arkaden
  • Bakaara
  • Bootleg
  • Carbon
  • Dome
  • Downturn
  • Fallen
  • Hardhat
  • Interchange
  • Lockdown
  • Mission
  • Outpost
  • Resistance
  • Seatown
  • Underground
  • Village


  • Red Dot
  • Silencer
  • Grenade launcher
  • ACOG
  • Heartbeat sensor
  • Hybrid sight
  • Extended Mags
  • Thermal scope
  • Rapid Fire
  • HAMR scope
  • Holographic
  • Grip
  • Variable Zoom scope

Sight Reticules

  • Target Dot
  • Delta
  • U-dot
  • Mil-dot
  • Omega
  • Lamda


What are Proficiencies?

New to MW3, each primary weapon can have an additional “perk” assigned to it. These are unlocked along side attachments for the guns as you level up your weapons:

  • Kick -Reduced recoil
  • Range -Increased range
  • Attachments -Equip 2 attachments to the weapon
  • Focus -Reduced flinch when shot
  • Melee -Faster melee
  • Stability -Reduced sway
  • Impact -Great bullet penetration through walls (like deep impact)
  • Speed -Faster movement w/ weapon equipped
  • Damage -Shells do more damage (Shotgun only)

Gun Camouflage

  • Desert
  • Arctic
  • Woodland
  • Digital
  • Urban
  • Blue Tiger
  • Red Tiger
  • Fall
  • Gold (Must complete all challenges for your gun)

Perk Slot 1

  • Extreme Conditioning - Sprint Faster (Climb over objects faster)
  • Sleight of Hand - Faster reload (faster gun changes)
  • Scavenger - Pick up Ammo Bags (More ammo from the start)
  • Blind Eye - Undetectable by support stuff - (Launchers lock on faster, extra damage to support)
  • Recon - Explosive damage shows targets on minimap. (Bullet damage shows targets)

Perk Slot 2

  • Hardline - 1 less kill for streak (Two assist count as a kill)
  • Assassin - Immune to UAV, Portable radar, thermal and heartbeat (Immune to Counter UAV and EMP and no red cross hairs)
  • Overkill - 2 Primaries (Both primaries can have two attachments)
  • Quickdraw - Faster ADS ( Faster recovery from Equipment and Grenade usage)
  • Blastshield - Increased explosive resistance (Immune to stuns and flashes)

Perk Slot 3

  • Sitrep - Detect enemy explosives (Hear footsteps louder)
  • Dead Silence - Ninja (No fall Damage)
  • Stalker - Fast movement when ADS (delays claymores)
  • Marksman - ID from long range (Hold breathe longer)
  • Steady Aim - Hip Fire Accuracy (Fast ADS when sprinting)


Assault (Killstreaks that kill)
3 - UAV
4 - Care Package
5 - IMS - Bouncing Bettys immune to disruption devices
5 - Predator Missile
5 - Sentry Gun
6 - Precision Airstrike
7 - Attack Helicopter
9 - Strafe Gun - Call in 5 helicopters to strafe and attack for a limited time
9 - Little Bird Guard - Control a mini chopper to attack and spot enemies
9 - Reaper - Air-controlled Predator Missile x5
10 - Assault Drone
12 - AC-130
12 - Pave Low
15 - Juggernaut - Gain advanced armor package for a limited time
17 - Osprey Gunner - Be a gunner of a helicopter that drops care packages for teammates.

Support Killstreaks
4 - UAV
5 - Counter UAV
5 - Ballistic Vests - drop a crate of armored vests for teammates to pick up
5 - Airdrop Trap - A care package which will explode when picked up by the enemy team
8 - SAM Turret
10 - Recon Drone - Controllable UAV to detect enemy positions
12 - Remote Turret - Manually controlled Sentry Gun
14 - Stealth Bomber
18 - EMP
18 - Juggernaut Recon
18 - Escort Airdrop - An Osprey helicopter delivers and defends multiple care packages to teammates.

Specialist Killstreaks
Choose 3 extra Perks which will unlock in order every 2 kills. 2 kills - 4 kills - 6 kills. Once you reach 8 kills without dying, you will gain every perk. Once you die, you lose every extra perk and must restart from 2 kills once again. Multiple attachment and multiple primary Perks may not be selected for the Specialist Package


  • Juiced (4 Deaths) - Lightweight type running
  • Martyr (4 Deaths) - Same as before
  • Final Stand (4 Deaths) - Same as before(not sure if you can stand back up though)
  • Revenge (5 Deaths) - Last person that killed you is always visible on the mini map until your deathstreak is over.
  • Stopping Power (5 Deaths) - Acts as Stopping Power for 1 Kill.
  • Dead Man’s Hand (5 Deaths) - You run around with C4 in your hand that can explode.

Modern Warfare 3 Prestige Shop

[details=Open Me]

Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer was revealed during the opening briefing of Call of Duty XP. Along with the lots of details that were revealed, something called Prestige Shop was briefly mentioned. While they haven’t dived into specifics just yet, the Prestige Shop has quietly and quickly appeared in a recent video.

iMW3 » have uploaded a screen print of the Prestige Shop menu that appeared in the video. Although it’s blurry, we can just about make out the options that are listed in the shop menu.

MW3 Multiplayer - Prestige Shop

  • Extra Custom Class
  • Reset All Stats
  • Double XP
  • Double Weapon XP
  • Unlock Gear
  • Challenges 1
  • Challenges 2
  • Challenges 3
  • Title And Emblem 1
  • Title And Emblem 2
  • Title And Emblem 3

This will most likely be welcomed by hardcore fans who go all the way by Prestiging up until the very end. The game’s maximum level is 80 but how many Prestiges there are is currently unknown. It appears that each Prestige will give you tokens that can be used to ‘buy’ whatever you want from the list above.


Spec Ops

---------- - Carbon (Survival) - Dome (Survival) - Radar (Survival) - Seatown (Survival) - Village (Survival) - Civilian Rescue (Mission) - Flood the Market (Mission) - Invisible Threat (Mission) - Little Bro's (Mission) - Out of Africa (Mission) - No Fly Zone (Mission) - Wing Man (Mission)


[details=Screen Shots]


Game Cover

[details=Concept Art]

[/details] [details=Wallpapers][/details]


Teaser Trailers

America Under Siege

England Teaser

Germany Teaser

France Teaser

Official Premier Trailer

E3 Trailers, Gameplays and Interviews

Opening Video To Microsoft’s Press Conference

Black Tuesday Gameplay

Black Tuesday Interview w/ Robert Bowling

E3 Interview with Robert Bowling AKA 402



Make sure to thanks TheWolf


Previews of MW3


[size=25][b]Call of Duty XP Event[/b]
Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 Bundle
Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition


Change Log

1.21 - Added Call of Duty XP Videos [ Thanks Toxic Poison]
1.20 - Added Confirmed Multiplayer Maps
1.19 - Adding Prestige Shop
1.14 - Added a bulletin about the future.
1.13 - Cleaning it up a tad.
1.12 - Added Chris's Call of Duty EX Thread to the mix 
1.11 - Adding new guns, and MIGHT be adding attachments.
1.10 - Adding all the MW3 Videos tonight.
1.09 - Adding E3's announcements. Will be multiple updates.
1.08 - Added "TheWolf" MW3 Elite Thread.
1.07 - Adding some new weapons and some new information.
1.06 - Adding Screenshots and Links to MW3 previews. Changes greeting picture
1.05 - Added the M203
1.04 - Added the Premier Trailer
1.03 - Added beginning Image.
1.02 - Added Weapons, Cover Art, Concept Art
1.01 - Added the May23rd Trailer. Will update as soon as it releases
1.00 - Added Singleplayer, Back Story, Locations, 
Multiplayer, MP Maps, 
Spec Ops, Spec Ops Maps, Teaser Trailers

Instead of posting 3 times in a single thread you should have just edited the first post.
Thanks for this anyway dude!

each post can only be so many letters long

Huuur Duuurp.

Sometimes you gotta do that with a big thread.

There should be more snipers. >.<

Well, it’s too early to see if that’s all the snipers, hopefully there’s a lot of bolt-action ones.

Remember, its not a finalized list, and, I think 2-3 Bolt actions will be good.

You do not have to do that with this thread, the 3 posts all together are only
4939 characters, the maximum amount you can have on a thread is 60,000 characters. SO you have plenty of room to combine all 3 posts into one and still add a whole lot more.

Also add these sources:

The Modern Warfare 3 Files: Exclusive First Details on the Biggest Game of 2011
Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Features Battles in Brooklyn, Clash in Mogadishu

As that is where the leaked info is found and people can use that as another reference for Mw3 info.

Besides the point, thanks for sharing this with us :smiley:, just combine the 3 posts and add the sources < 3

I also did that because I though it made it look cleaner :anguished:
And I have a bunch to do today, or at least sometime soon because a bunch of people just got to preview the game.

mine is better

Lol you wish. Nice Copy & Paste. His is actually legit.

Yours is just copy and paste. I wrote all of that out. Want proof? All show you everything, I put a lot of effort into this and will continue to. Im not just going to let someone come in here, make a copy and paste of a thread that I already started.
Face it, mine is better. Sometimes the truth is hard.

I’ve done a few updates recently, check it out. And a few notes:

  • If you see another one like mine, please request a close since mine is the first.
  • I try to update as soon as new information comes out. I try to keep the rumors that seem fake off of this thread. And if new info has come out, either I don’t know about ( In which PLEASE PM me so I can update ASAP ) or I just haven’t had the time to update it.


You need to update with some of the new information. fourzerotwo tweeted some of the perks are not returning, new kill streaks, etc.

this should be stickied

No need to put in information about stuff that won’t be returning, or at least now, but maybe at a later date.

If the mods think its good enough, they will sticky it.

NOTE: Doing a update today so check back for some new information.

Thanks for the info bro. Good post.

Extremely Nice

Great post, but LMGs needs to be fixed.

No LMG’s have been confirmed.

EDIT: Its been slow lately :\

but the PSG1 sucks, why bring it back?