Rumor: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 details leaked? [Update]

While Activision still hasn't officially announced Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, rumors are flying on the Internet that claim to have the first info on the storyline, multiplayer maps, locations and more about the next game in the mega-selling first person shooter series. Kotaku is the main source of this info. The site claims to have learned details about the game from multiple inside sources along with select images from the game.

Kotaku's stories claim that Modern Warfare 3's storyline will be a direct sequel to the events in 2010's Modern Warfare 2 (shown above) where the US was invaded by Russian forces. Characters from the first two Modern Warfare games are slated to reappear in the game along with new characters that might star in future installments of the series. As far as multiplayer, another Kotaku article claims there will be 20 maps in Modern Warfare 3 in a variety of locations around the world. If you really want to have the game's entire plot spoiled, there's yet another Kotaku article that supposedly spills the beans on the entire storyline.

No matter what happens, this new game will be the first in the Modern Warfare series that will be developed without many of the people at Activision's internal studio Infinity Ward that created the first two games in the series. The two founders of the studio were fired by Activision over a year ago and many of Infinity Ward's team members left afterwards. Those people later formed Respawn Entertainment and signed a publishing deal with Electronic Arts for their first game which has yet to be revealed.

Update: Infinity Ward's community manager Robert Bowling took to his Twitter page saying that some of the info revealed about the game is accurate while others details are not. He did not get into specifics.

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I'm so sick of this series trying to constantly top itself. COD4 was awesome - the plot was extremely plausible, the story was realistic, and had excellent pacing. MW2 just tried to make everything more extreme. The plot was full of holes, hard to follow, and tried to keep a super fast pace.

From reading about MW3, it just seems the writers have lost their mind. They took the ridiculious of MW2 and tried to make it even more crazy. The campaign was the primary reason I bought these games (really, multiplayer just kinda sucked in MW2 with the grenade-a-palooza) and this really makes me wish for the days of COD4 plot again.

LiquidSolstice said,

Good, that's one less whiner that Activision has to deal with.


Not having dedicated servers hurts the online play. Besides, I won't play it because linear games are no fun.

Of course it'll be DX9, Or it wouldnt run on Xbox 360, the platform they develop it for first, then they port it to PC =P

Benjy91 said,
Of course it'll be DX9, Or it wouldnt run on Xbox 360, the platform they develop it for first, then they port it to PC =P

Should be the other way around,
- harder to make
- better graphics that way

I think it's time to move on for me. This series brought nothing but stress (with the exception of World at War) and hatred towards spoiled eleven-year-old's. Undoubtedly, the game will be released in November, during which I'll be playing Skyrim.

satukoro said,
I think it's time to move on for me. This series brought nothing but stress (with the exception of World at War) and hatred towards spoiled eleven-year-old's. Undoubtedly, the game will be released in November, during which I'll be playing Skyrim.

Shut your damn mic off, and play the game. It's not hard...

LiquidSolstice said,

Shut your damn mic off, and play the game. It's not hard...

It's not just the chat that caused the stress. Don't get me wrong, I love CoD, but the game got too competitive for me, so I'm gonna back off. Besides, I'll probably cave and buy it anyway.

Rail Grinder said,
i don't like describing games as "realistic" unless i get spontaneous flesh wounds while playing
It happens... I've seen it. Granted, it was caused by competitiveness rather than actual game play side effects.

I still wonder why some of you go BF3 WILL BE BETTER.

It's two different-styled games, CoD is CQC and Arcade, BF is large, more realistic and with vehicles.

They're too different games and I highly doubt BF3 will hurt CoD sales much.

Insig said,
I still wonder why some of you go BF3 WILL BE BETTER.
Think of it more as a showing of frustration towards the CoD franchise.

Insig said,
I still wonder why some of you go BF3 WILL BE BETTER.

It's two different-styled games, CoD is CQC and Arcade, BF is large, more realistic and with vehicles.

They're too different games and I highly doubt BF3 will hurt CoD sales much.

Just because they are different doesn't mean one can't be better. And I think most people would bet on BF3 being the better game in terms of quality content.

I'd really like to see a centralized stats source like you have with BF, BFBC2 and MoH. However, I'll need a demo before I get tempted to donate to Infinity Ward's pockets again.

Well I know which bit will be the wrong bit.

As far as multiplayer, another Kotaku article claims there will be 20 maps in Modern Warfare 3

I heard a rumor the game engine used in COD MW3 will be even older than when it was used in the last 3 COD titles.

Battlefield 3 will destroy this game.

Cyborg_X said,
I heard a rumor the game engine used in COD MW3 will be even older than when it was used in the last 3 COD titles.

Battlefield 3 will destroy this game.

yeah like medal of honor and battlefield 2 xD

sounds like a stupid repetitive repeat of what's already been done and hardly think graphics will be any different. everyone's better off getting battlefield 3 as a breath of fresh air and better multiplayer.

artzm said,

If only CoD had something to steal.

Black Ops topped $1 billion in less that 3 months. That's something every single game developer would love to have.

Then again, if they did they would have a bunch of anti-popular internet thugs after them.

I loved CoD4, and played the hell out of both it and MW2. I had a lot of faith in Infinity Ward, but I'm not so sure how I feel about MW3. I want to see the storyline continue, but damn, I wish Respawn had control over it. I want to see what they put out as a new studio. I personally don't care for Black Ops and Treyarch's installments as much, so I'm just a bit loathe to see what Activision does for this. Hope for the best, eh?

Soldiers33 said,
i heard that call of duty is getting old now

LMAO yes, + it's old engine for the past "Brand new" games w/ same gameplay = Bad company 2 pwns it by miles

Salty Wagyu said,
I've heard a rumour it will be £59.99

Well, I'll bet they'll also have a much more expensive collector's edition.

FransB said,
I heard a rumour that its still the DX9 engine of MW and that its just a milkcow again.

This is really the only annoying part, they don't even come with newer game engines. MW2 was newer and still looks the best, but blackops looks like a older cod4/waw with 3arc's failed copy of the mw2 engine changes.