Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Perks, Killstreaks, Weapons and Unlocks Partially Revealed

UPDATE: Infinity Ward Creative Strategist Robert Bowling has said that this information is inaccurate in a pair of tweets. (here and here) So, it’s apparently back to the drawing board.

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 information continues to leak out. First, there was a dump of info that revealed the setting and story. Now, we’re getting a first look at multiplayer perks, killstreaks, weapons and unlocks.

Thanks to Kotaku, we’ve now got info on a number of the multiplayer goodies. It’s obviously a very limited list, and much will be added to it as we get closer to release, but this is at least a good start.

Unfortunately, they also report that like Modern Warfare 2, MW3 will not support dedicated servers. Instead, it will leave players at the mercy of hosted servers once again. This is a major letdown, as dedicated servers are a large part of making a game’s multiplayer experience better.

At any rate, here are the goodies that have been revealed so far.

These perks will affect your entire team, and are a new addition to MW3. No info on exactly how they’ll work or be earned.

  • Stopping Power: Increased bullet damage.
  • Blast Shield: Unclear
  • Health Regen: Regenerate health over time.
  • Stun Protection: Prevent stunning from flash grenades.


As in previous MW titles, these will affect only you.

  • Blind Eye: This makes you immune to computer-controlled and player-controlled killstreaks. The pro version makes your launchers lock on faster and gives you extra bullet damage to vehicles.
    Assassin: This makes you immune to UAV, thermal, and heartbeat sensors. The pro version also makes you immune to CUAV, EMP and no longer shows your name in red or the crosshair in red when you’re targeted.
  • Point Guard: Every two assists count as a kill towards your killstreak.
  • Dead Silence: You make no noise.
  • Recon: Unique RADAR system for spotting enemies.



  • EMP Grenade: Temporarily takes out all area electronics.
  • Littlebird: A tiny remote-controlled helicopter.
  • Precision Airstrike: Calls in an airstrike on a targeted area.
  • Stealth bomber: Calls in a B2 Spirit to carpet bomb along a line designated by the player.
  • Remote Turret: A remote controlled turret.
  • Directional UAV: A UAV that can be directed into areas to scan for enemies.
  • Remote Mortar: Direct a mortar team using a zoomable camera view of the map to call in strikes.
  • Airdrop Trap: A booby-trapped airdrop.
  • Ammo Resupply: An ammo reloading airdrop.
  • Escort Airdrop: A protected airdrop.
  • Specialist Strike Package: No information at this time.

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45 Comments on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Perks, Killstreaks, Weapons and Unlocks Partially Revealed

Uncle Bing

On June 1, 2011 at 11:40 am

From Robert Bowling (Creative Strategist @InfinityWard) on Twitter:

fourzerotwo Robert Bowling:
“@crecenteb There is no Stopping Power period. We also have no such thing as ‘team perks’. All other #MW3 MP details remain undisclosed.” 29 minutes ago

fourzerotwo Robert Bowling:
“Lots of false #MW3 info being reported as fact. There is no Stopping Power, OMA, Commando, or Nukes. Beyond that, you’ll have to wait & see.” 42 minutes ago

fourzerotwo Robert Bowling:
“@SSClan @TheRealZeRoY We have not announced whether Dedicated Servers are or are not in #MW3.” 1 hour ago


On June 2, 2011 at 8:51 am

Robert Bowling: We changed around the weapons and perks. And we added new maps. That totally justifies everyone shelling out max cash for our half-hearted expansion pack.


On June 3, 2011 at 11:44 am

what the hell is with those team perks, you wont heal altamaticly which is a big issue and should defo be resolved, happy with the point gaurd perk but with that massive issue of not healing im sorry u killed your brand and allowed battlefeild 3 to win this one.

bring back infinity ward

Ur mom

On June 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm


Ur mom

On June 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm



On June 7, 2011 at 4:01 am

i think this is bull haha wheres the chopper gunner or ac130? and they have 2 different kind of ghosts or cold blooded?


On June 15, 2011 at 9:29 am

I like what I c so far. I like that there is no automatic heal come on now if u on the battlefield and u get shot u think layn down for a second gon make it better hell no loving the realism keep it up IW


On June 19, 2011 at 12:33 am

sounds like theyre just taking some aspects from battlefield:bad company. trying to live up to bfbc.

General Ghost

On June 21, 2011 at 1:19 pm

this is crap what happened to ac130, chopper gunner, commando perk, slieght of hand perk, and all of those other perks. I also think they have have a Nuke kill streak and keep what made COD:MOD2 good or COD:MOD3 wiil suck badly


On June 29, 2011 at 12:20 pm

dis is a lie all lies

cod expert

On June 30, 2011 at 6:52 pm

ok ok you dont get to heal who are making this game donkeys why dont you just call battle field and say oh hello you know what we hand you our millions of followers and give them to you for dam free


On July 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I agree with cod expert . it is gonna be a major downer that you cant regenerate health without a perk . Plus it makes no sense that you need to choose between types of care packages , i mean ,what is this the lottery? Other than that i think mw3 is gonna be a great game


On July 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

If this is how COD:MW3 is gonna be than I am certainly not getting it. First off what happened to lightweight and marathon and sleight of hand? The team perk idea is ok if the perks are correct. But lets be serious its a video game, if your health doesn’t regenerate on it own without a perk this is gonna be one of the lamest games of the year. Of course infinity ward always puts things in their games so that it can be treated like a prostitute and over-used beyond belief. Im not getting BF3 because every BF has been horrible to say he least but I wont get MW3 either unless I see something different. Even if the game had 50 maps it doesnt make up for how much you have to spend for the lame expansion packs that IW and 3ARC put out for their games…


On July 6, 2011 at 10:25 am

This thread is just bull. White kids being white.


On July 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm

ya this is crap


On July 8, 2011 at 2:39 pm

where is the choppergunner or the ac130 or sight of hand, and why is their no stopping power

Nicholas Johnson

On July 10, 2011 at 11:31 pm

wow,so far i can already tell this game is gonna be crap.. nice job infinty… you’ve completly become idiots.


On July 22, 2011 at 3:17 am

what the hell is up with these perks? theres no lightweight, sleight of hand, marathon, I mean come on is this the best infinity ward can do? and not to mention the killstreak rewards are totally ed! theres no chopper gunner, ac130, napalm, and a remote controlled helicopter? what the hell is that!? all im saying is that the call of duty franchise is a multi billionaire company and after all, they have the nerve to put garbage into modern warfare 3, im out!


On July 23, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Watertree loves balls on his chin


On July 25, 2011 at 1:48 am

i really think they shouuld put in ac130 nuke and all of the old stuff but put new killstreaks and perks and they have really said here battlefeild take ouur game for free i think battle feild 3 will be alot better than codm3


On July 27, 2011 at 1:57 pm

this game looks awesome i cant wait. no more of those perks i dont understand all that was said and i dought everything said there is completly true but iv been lookin at multible sites and watched the trailer this game is gona be Great!


On July 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm

and no need to get mad at them if u dont like there game then dont buy it its ur opionen and i totaly disagree with you there no need to start cursing and bad mouthing the game just cause they dont put sertain things in that YOU want after all they made the game they put in it what THEY want it to have if u want a game to be esacly how u want it to be you should make one ur self O,o other wise other people are gona make how they want it to be

you are

On July 29, 2011 at 6:03 am

lmao, all the people complaining are the same people that camp, quick scope, and cant kill someone without using stopping power or danger close. ill be glad that you wont buy mw3, then there will be less morons on the game.


On July 30, 2011 at 3:36 pm

you are im wit u 100%


On July 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm

THis is not all of the perks killstreaks and weapons…


On August 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

“and no need to get mad at them if u dont like there game then dont buy it its ur opionen and i totaly disagree with you there no need to start cursing and bad mouthing the game just cause they dont put sertain things in that YOU want after all they made the game they put in it what THEY want it to have if u want a game to be esacly how u want it to be you should make one ur self O,o other wise other people are gona make how they want it to be.”

“there game” “opionen” “totaly” “sertain” “esacly”


theman is retarded

On August 8, 2011 at 10:35 am

can you spell anything correctly you god damn retard. and we are just trying to give infinity ward some critiques on what we think should be put into their game


On August 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm



On August 11, 2011 at 10:39 am

You’re all a bunch of retards.


On August 14, 2011 at 8:28 am

yea you guys are dumbasses. quit complaining. its obviously gonna have more and things arnt gonna be like this. the person who made this is just saying what they think at the time given. so shut the up.

cod man

On August 14, 2011 at 11:17 pm

i think its gonna be awsom and peopl who think its crap are dum as and can’t play cod 4


On August 15, 2011 at 9:47 am

everyone who says there not going to buy it is just kidding themselves. You will all dish out the 60 bucks just based on curiousity. As far as the perks go, this isn’t a final list or anything, for all we know this could all be lies. So just go back to your lives and wait until CoD MW3 comes out, then you can bash all you want


On August 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm


Plus = With Pro added

Tier 1
Extreme Conditioning – Sprint longer distances + Climb obstacles faster
Sleight Of Hand – Reload faster + Faster weapon swapping
Scavanger – Reload ammo from bags + Spawn with more ammo
Blind Eye – Undetectable from air support + Faster launcher lock on and extra damage to air support
Recon – Explosive damage marks target on HUD + Bullet damage marks target on HUD

Tier 2
Hardline – One less kill for Killstreak + Two assists count as a kill towards next killstreak
Assassin – Immune to UAV, Motion Sensor, Thermal and Heartbeat Sensor + Immune to CUAV & EMP
Overkill – Two primary weapons + Second primary can have 2 attachments
Quckdraw – Faster aim down sights + Faster animation of using equipment and throwing grenade
Blastshield – Flack Jacket (Immune to most explosives) + Immune to stuns and flashes

Tier 3
Sitrep – Enemy equipment is visible + Enemy footsteps are more clear
Dead Silence – Your footsteps are silent + No fall damage
Stalker – Faster movement with ADS + Delay on claymores
Marksman – ID target from range + Longer hold breath on scoped weapons
Steady Aim – Increased hip fire accuracy + Faster aim down sight while sprinting

*Your all welcome*

Stonewall csa

On September 1, 2011 at 5:30 am

I belive this will be a great game regardless of the perks or lack of the ac130s or choppergunners or nukes because you ppl boosted so much for these things you ruined it for all of us also i’m glad if sleight of hand stopping power and comando are gone since you ppl love to run around knifing and comando lunge now you have to depend on skill and if not that you’ll cheapen the game with hacks or aim bots again lol cuz your weak. but either way i’ll love the game and play it cuz i play for fun. good going infinity ward :)


On September 4, 2011 at 9:42 am

Good going IW for getting rid of the camping….also these perks are excellent for guys like me who are always on the move already know what im gonna use Ext Con or Recon/Assassin/Stalker or Dead Silence, Marksman for sniper class :D , you people are so silly for jumping on a game before it comes out to see how the stuff will actually work…if they made the game with the same perks kill streaks and whatever you guys used in MW2 and Blackops, WHY THE HELL SHOULD THEY MAKE MW3!!!!! Learn to play guys and you’ll be able to adapt to these perks and kill streaks, and the health regen thing, with out a problem. No point in making MW3 if you guys want it exactly like MW2 and Blackops, oh and the NUKE issue, im most happy it’s out of this game, i use it yea cause i got skill, but recently there’s been alot of hackers, aimbots, see through wall guys and well they end games prematurely and it’s killing the games, chopper gunner and ac130, weeeelllll, that’s a really bad loss but that’s the only 1 lost i see really, not trying to upset anyone, and hope this changes alot of your minds about bashing MW3 before it actually comes out.

Bolshevik KGB

On September 7, 2011 at 4:09 am

Given the idea that health will not regenerate automatically I already think MW3 will be less enjoyable than it’s previous counterparts.

Pair that up with the random assortment of killstreaks and multiple types of care packages and UAVs and it is almost assured that MW3 will suck.

Lastly the team perks and the fact that Assassin is an end all be all perk just really makes me question purchasing the game at all.

Hopefully they fix some things and work everything out so that it runs smoothly and there isn’t one set of perks and one super powerful gun.

P.S. I think it’s pretty lame that the guns are almost all the same as MW2 just “better looking”, in my opinion they should just let us use anything from an MP40 to an XM rifle with full customization like grips, stocks and sights. Best we can hope for is that you don’t have to purchase everything you unlock like CoD:Black Ops.

World At War was the best Call of Duty game thus far!

~ Comrade Field Marshal Bolshevik KGB
Director of the Kremlin Gaming Bureau

Kevin SiiCPiiC is my youtube

On September 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm

sooo im gonna take an assumtion tht there is NO tac nuke? :(


On September 11, 2011 at 6:15 am

Everybody calm the down, this list is bull, go onto youtube and type in MW3 weapons and perks list, tons of videos will show u real multiplayer gameplay and show you the real perks, weapons, and kilstreaks. MW3 is the most balanced multiplayer since cod4.


On October 11, 2011 at 10:36 am

you guys are all ing stupid.

this obviously isn’t EVERYTHING that they put in the game.
i doubt that they really limited us to FIVE individual perks. Maybe you should go to school and learn to ing read before you start crying because the most hyped game of the year “isn’t good enough for you”

3arc shom

On October 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm

haha lool whatever giot posted this is really ed go on youtube and youll see real perks killstreaks and guns MW3 should be good but if team perks and happen it wont be good.. and dont worry about battlefield 3 its you knife with RB LOL


On October 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

(Note: Opinion stated is only if this is all true.)
This sounds really good, besides the ‘team perks’ idea.
I’m glad that they are taking out ‘Sleight Of Hand’, ‘Stopping Power’, and ‘Marathon’. I’ve always wanted this game to be more realistic, although I never had a problem with Modern Warfare: 2 or 1.
I’m also happy to hear that (apparently) Treyarch will be creating the Protection for online play. Good IW, Keep doing what your doing.


On October 19, 2011 at 10:50 am

I dont like that Sleight Of Hand has Reload faster + Faster weapon swapping it should be Reload faster and Faster aim down sights. Now with is being broken down into two diff perks i will have to use 2 perks to get that same thing i could with one perk. They should change it too

Perk 1
Sleight Of Hand has Reload faster + Faster aim down sights

Perk 2
Assassin – Immune to UAV, Motion Sensor, Thermal and Heartbeat Sensor + Immune to CUAV & EMP
Quckdraw – Faster weapon swapping + Faster animation of using equipment and throwing grenade

Anyways Faster weapon swapping + Faster animation of using equipment and throwing grenade are not very helpful in most cases. this just will make it like you are only getting the original perk bc getting pro is worthless


On October 24, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Damn retards, learn how to use proper grammar. . Anyway, come on Infinity Ward, why the hell are you not allowing health regeneration without a perk? That’s bull, I play games because I don’t want 100% realism, stop trying to be like ty Battlefield.


On November 1, 2011 at 3:12 am

You bunch of fools! don’t listen to this bull website, its all completly wrong!


On December 17, 2011 at 9:57 am

wow im surprised no one has really seen a legit MOAB i got three on outposy , fallen, and underground ill have to post them on youtube.. my god