Could This Be Modern Warfare 3′s Box Art?

Yesterday we talked a little about the info that’s percolating around the net concerning Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Today, we’ve got an image that should catch your eye.

Kotaku is showing off this image. No one is claiming that it definitely IS the box art, but it certainly matches up nicely with the logos that appeared in the Electric Hydra forums yesterday.

Also in the Electric Hydra forums, there’s a look at a logo for something called Call of Duty: Elite. No word on what this might be yet, but I’m betting on Activision’s Battlefield Play4Free competitor. Here’s the logo:

Here’s the full image of the purported MW3 box art. Let us know if you think it’s legit.

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44 Comments on Could This Be Modern Warfare 3′s Box Art?


On May 11, 2011 at 10:28 am

Guy walking towards you with a gun? What ever happened to him facing away with his head ed towards you? CoD is so rebelious. Like preteens crying how they hate their parents who pay to put their punk asses through school, giving them food, clothing, and shelter while they mouth off like little s.

Oompa Loompa

On May 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Is it legit? Probably not. It seems like it is too far out for there to be box art.

But I do like it and think it should be the cover.


On May 11, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Yep. looks like . Hope CoD crashes and burns with this final, “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock” iteration.

loony fireworks

On May 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Looks awesome, sadly it’s probably not legit.


On May 11, 2011 at 8:19 pm

FAKE theres no infinity ward logo


On May 11, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Infinity Ward no longer owns the CoD name. It is now owned by Treyarch, which is why Black-Ops was the way it was, and Modern Warfare 2 was the way IT was. It could be legit, both Battlefield and CoD have a thing about a soldier with a rifle on the cover with everywhere.


On May 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

treyarch and dont own the cod name. its owned by activision, inifinity ward and treyarch are simply developers.

Someone Else

On May 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

It’s developed by slegdehammer, so where is it’s logo?


On May 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm

lolol at the cod kids not knowing who owns the game.


On May 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm

So you know how Bungie is supposed to make a COD game? I think that CoD: elite is that game, anywho I think the box art looks amazing and cant wait for it, but the “TBC” thing is weird does that mean like “To Be Corrected”?


On May 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm

‘TBC’ simply means ‘To Be Confirmed’


On May 14, 2011 at 3:46 am

i think it is legit because my uncle works in sony playstation and he told me it is 100% legit

Storm_Worm 536.4

On May 14, 2011 at 4:06 am

@Adam the team at Infinity Ward were fired :’(
now they said that doing the game there’s tree teams: Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software and Infinity Ward (but actually Infinity Ward team has now just the cleaning woman)

sando _87

On May 14, 2011 at 8:47 am

infinity ward left activision and r now working on the MoH games under the name reinvented so COD b crap forever no not just every second game!!!!!!!!!!!!


On May 14, 2011 at 10:25 am

PSN Has nothing to do with it Zimasta.And Sando its RESPAWN!!


On May 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I like the title format, but the image of a guy with a gun walking toword you isn’t original enough. They used the exact same kind of image for the first 2 Modern Warfares.

confused Guy

On May 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Wtf is that guy holding asa gun , a laser check out the barrel


On May 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Could I give less of a ? Not likely.


On May 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm

@Adam, Storm_Worm 536.4, Soulsmoke
Sledgehammer is making the game, but there are members of Infinity ward and Raven mixed in with the team. Activision still owns the Call of Duty name.

P.S. This isn’t real, it says “Could this be ‘Modern Warfare 3′s box art


On May 15, 2011 at 8:20 am

Look OpTiC FanBoii


On May 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I don’t think they would leave so much untextured space in the background. At least give it another color. The guy’s head is strange. I don’t know, my reasons are all stupid, but it just doesn’t feel legit to me.

If any of you argument it’s missing logos, they’re probably still messing around with the cover and haven’t been around to placing more logos on it. Period.


On May 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm

@confused Guy- its an M4 with an under barrel M203


On May 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Who cares about CoD when Battlefield 3 is coming out?


On May 16, 2011 at 9:21 am

hmm nice games


On May 16, 2011 at 11:58 am

lol stop saying , i love mw2 and ill hope mw3 will be the same <3 Mw2 was so ing awsome without hackers


On May 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

CoD Elite logo is fake.
The guns at the side are an effect preset on photoshop, which can be used in one click. Way to unprofessional for a CoD cover, no matter how ty they may be.


On May 16, 2011 at 3:50 pm

check on gamestop…. this is the box illustration… and guess what?! the developers arent infinity ward..

On May 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm

he kinda is walking twords you but he IS looking away cants wait if this game dosent have quickscopeing im not buying it. nuff said

The Internet

On May 16, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Is it me, or is quickscoping detrimental to the spirit of the game? It was taken out in Black Ops, along with infinite grenade launcher rounds, because the community was collectively abusing the perk system in order to do things that the developers hadn’t intended – have infinite grenades and use nothing BUT grenades(One Man Army/Danger Close), and use sniper rifles effectively at all ranges, including close combat (quickscoping). While adding quickscoping in for a new title would be good for hardcore MW2 fanboys, it ruins its accessibility, not to mention what it does to one’s willing suspension of disbelief for a game that tries to at least be SOMEWHAT realistic. Although standing in cover until your wounds magically heal as signified by the blood falling off your face is hardly what I’d call realistic.


On May 17, 2011 at 10:30 am

I have to admit, that is a pretty awesome cover (be it fake or not, it doesn’t take a genius to make something like that) , but the whole Call Of Duty Elite scenario is just to unprofessional, you can see right through the magic wand tool cropping lol.


On May 17, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Fake its a rip off of coverart for BF3.


On May 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Image is legit, check out ebgames website to see the same image shown above.


On May 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm

who knows? maybe this is a leaked unfinished one of course they wont abrieviate the name of the game so we should expect that to say Moderwarfar 3 instead of MW3


On May 21, 2011 at 11:47 am

1. Infinity Ward isn’t contributing to MW3.
2. This IS an actual logo. It being the box cover is arguable.
3. I’d rather have a guy dramatically walking towards me with a gun than some jackass looking the other way, that’s just not as badass-looking. I’d never seen a good thing come out of a game where some douchebag isn’t even facing the right direction.

Great. Now that we all acknowledge some simple facts, we can all go back to trash-talking to random people simply because of the fact that they can’t do a damn thing about it.


On May 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

hmmm, the cover is REALLY bad, they just took the Battlefield BC 2 Logo and made sone CoD guy. Although, I am looking forward to a coclusion to MW2.


On May 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm

copy of Battlefield’s logo.

Sgt. Everstman

On May 23, 2011 at 3:54 am

nice box art, but i dont think this is the important part in the game, just create a good story for MW3, like they did in MW1&2. but honestly it is really look like battlefield logo, embarasing.

trixx 305

On May 23, 2011 at 5:40 am

its leggit i reserved cod mw3 at gamestop and they give me a poster and its the same like that pic and its coming on november 8 2011.


On May 24, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Wow, can’t believe people are hating on box art. Jesus , who gives a if it looks like another games box cover? IMO, it looks pretty sweet. And yes it is legit, unless a couple of you fell on your heads in the past couple years – that box cover is very similar to MW2′s. So you can bet that 75% this is the final box cover.

Oh and for you gun nuts out there. That isn’t an “M4A1 with a underbarrel GL” as Chris said. That is an M4A1 with a Magpul AFG Foregrip. Looks bad ass. Before you start mouthing off and saying you know better. Google “Magpul AFG Foregrip”. Now go /facedesk for 10 mins.

Sh4rp G4ming

On May 25, 2011 at 8:46 am

The truth is, infinity ward an’t making this game, since infinity ward doesn’t excist anymore. Infinity ward wen’t bust in the world resesion, and its now a empty company. Some people from that company may still be working for activion, but its not going to be licenced by infinity ward. Now stop hating on the box art, its fake, and stop hating on treyarch, they made half of the call of duty franchise.
Now the box art. This is a legit picture as it has been seen on all magor websites, but is NOT the final design. It is probly a promotional picture due to it being so far away from the reliase date. The box art may be simular to this, but this will not be the final peice.

Sorry for my bad english,

Yours sincerly, Sh4rp G4ming

Ron Whitaker

On May 25, 2011 at 10:02 am

Actually, Infinity Ward is making this game, and they are doing it in conjunction with Sledgehammer and Raven Software. True, many of the IW developers are no longer with the company, but Activision owns the developer, and the folks who are still there are working on CoD.

Guy with sense

On May 25, 2011 at 10:19 pm

Why the hell are you all arguing about petty things such as box art and the developer? If it turns out to be a good game, play it. If not, don’t. it’s as simple as that.

Reasonable man

On May 27, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Screw MW3. the COD series is hanging by a thread. it’s dying. and Battlefield 3 will be the one to deliver the final blow to this series. I once even loved COD. when COD4:MW came out i played it for months non stop. but this was the last good game in the series. after it, the only thing that came from this series was a horde of crappy, buggy, console ported, broken, lacking a normal server browser and normal dedicated servers with 64 player cap games. and MW3 will be the same i reckon. developed by two and a half developing studios (SledgeHammer,Raven, and whats left of IW) will just result in more console ported, buggy games..
I hope that the COD series will cease to exist after MW3. so we all will just be able to enjoy this epic piece of art called BF3.


On May 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm

ok lets make some point:
1) the battlefield nerds are so unsure of their beloved game that everytime something appears of COD, they go there to troll out: OMG BATTLEFIELD HAS DESTRUCTIBLE ENVIROMENTS AND REALISM, WHO CARES ABOUT COD, IT SUX.
2)What kind of people fight for some bunch of games? evidently nerds with no life
3) why so much hate? did COD kill your dog? is battlefield going to be more fun if it sells more than mw 3 (wich is evidently not going to happen)
4)Activision doesn’t care about what a bunch of fanboy nerds say, they will keep doing CODs, and when the sells get low, they will work on a new engine
it is hilarious to see all the nerds with no life here fighting for games, personally i won’t buy any of these, i won’t spend money in this 2 pieces of crap called mw 3 and battlefield 3, they are fighting each other, taking things from another, and losing the style they got in their origins