Everything We Know About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

For the last week or so, we’ve all been enjoying Battlefield 3 (when we could get it working) — but there’s another huge military shooter on the horizon, with another crazily popular multiplayer offering to come with it, just about eight days away from hitting shelves. In preparation for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and what promises to be another massive game launch, here’s a rundown of everything we know about Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer’s next series installment.

The Story

So far, information about the story of Modern Warfare 3 is a little sketchy. We have some details, but not a lot, and much of what we’ve heard has to do with the events of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Task Force 141, the group of British soldiers that includes Captain Price and Soap, is on the run after the conclusion of MW2, and is basically off the grid and wanted. Meanwhile, world war rages — Russian forces are still invading the U.S., and this time, they’re not trying to take over the local Hooters.

Nope, you’re actually fighting through locations such as Wall Street, but war rages all over the place. We’ve seen missions with submarines and warships taking place in New York Harbor and London. The U.S. is actively being attacked, so it seems most of the missions involving U.S. soldiers will take place on home soil and in defense. The globe-trotting missions that make up much of the Call of Duty games’ campaign modes seem like they’ll mostly involve British troops. Mainstays of the series, like air support missions in which you use infrared vision to identify threats, are also making a return.

Among the American troops, we know you’ll control a Delta Force guy known as Frost, and spend a lot of time working closely with a soldier called Sandman. They’re responsible for bringing down that submarine mentioned above, among other things. But that’s all we’ve seen of the campaign so far.

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