Modern Warfare 3 Release Schedule
Modern Warfare 3 is gearing up for the release of its multiplayer and Zombies modes following an open multiplayer beta and early access campaign period for those who pre-ordered the game digitally. The official launch date for Modern Warfare 3 is Nov. 10, but multiplayer and Zombies will start to roll out at various times starting on Nov. 9, depending on your region and platform.
PC Release Schedule
According to Activision, Modern Warfare 3 will release at 9 p.m. PST on Thursday, Nov. 9, on Windows PC. Here’s when you can expect the multiplayer and Zombies modes to launch in your timezone:
- 9 p.m. PST on Nov. 9 for the West Coast of North America
- 12 a.m. EST on Nov. 10 for the East Coast of North America
- 5 a.m. GMT on Nov. 10 for the U.K.
- 6 a.m. CEST on Nov. 10 for west mainland Europe
- 2 p.m. JST on Nov. 10 for Japan
Modern Warfare 3 will be playable on Steam and Battle.net, but not the Epic Games Store.
PlayStation and Xbox Release Schedule
On consoles, Modern Warfare 3 will roll out on a regional basis, starting at midnight on Nov. 10 in New Zealand (3 a.m. PST on Nov. 9). According to Activision, Modern Warfare 3 will be “fully live worldwide” on PlayStation and Xbox by 10 p.m. PST on Thursday, Nov. 9. Here’s when you can expect the multiplayer and Zombies modes to be live in your timezone:
- 10 p.m. PST on Nov. 9 for the West Coast of North America
- 1 a.m. EST on Nov. 10 for the East Coast of North America
- 6 a.m. GMT on Nov. 10 for the U.K.
- 7 a.m. CEST on Nov. 10 for west mainland Europe
- 3 p.m. JST on Nov. 10 for Japan
Modern Warfare 3 is cross-gen and will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. Despite recent approval for Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision, the shooter will not launch day one on Game Pass.
What to Expect from the Full Release of MW3
When Modern Warfare 3 goes live globally on Nov. 10, here’s some of what you can expect:
Across both the standard multiplayer and the Zombies mode, the Modern Warfare 3 pre-reason allows you to progress through 55 levels of Military Ranks, unlocking new loadout items along the way. You’ll be able to complete daily and weekly challenges as well as challenges related to weapons, operators, calling cards, and the armory. If you picked up the premium Vault Edition of Modern Warfare 3, you’ll get access to your Nemesis Operator skins and FATE weapon vaults.
Completing all 15 missions of Modern Warfare 3 campaign will grant you various rewards for use in multiplayer, including four operators, four calling cards, and one weapon blueprint. Modern Warfare 3 season 1 will start at an unspecified date in early December and will introduce three new core 6v6 maps plus integration with Call of Duty: Warzone. If you plan on jumping into the multiplayer when it goes live, check our guides on the best Striker loadout, best MCW loadout, and best AMR9 loadout.