Activision has officially confirmed the release date of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This year’s installment of the annualized first-person shooter aims to retain its traditional fall release schedule
In a teaser video, we see Modern Warfare‘s staple green aesthetic shift into a vibrant red. Though the clip is rather short, it features glimpses of Captain Price and villain Makarov. The video then ends with a confirmation that Modern Warfare 3 is launching on November 10th. A description under the teaser reads, “The ultimate threat awaits.”
A much larger reveal is planned for August 17th. Dataminers have reportedly uncovered references to an in-game event occurring in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. With this in mind, it’s likely that a larger reveal of the game may happen in Warzone 2.0. This isn’t the first time the battle royale has hosted events, showcasing the next game in the series.
Details on Modern Warfare 3 are still rather scarce. Sledgehammer Games is said to be onboard as the lead developer this time around, taking the baton from Infinity Ward. Of course, other studios like Raven Software, Beenox and others are expected to support development.
Previously, it looked as though Call of Duty would skip 2023 and instead release “steady stream of additional content” for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0. However, it looks like those plans have changed.
There’s also a chance Modern Warfare 3 will be the first that’s under Microsoft’s ownership. Activision Blizzard is currently in the midst of a planned acquisition from Microsoft. After winning a court case against the FTC, the two parties have made a new submission to the UK’s CMA in order to win approval. Currently, the merger deadline is set for October 18th, just short of a month’s time from Modern Warfare 3‘s release.