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Modern Warfare 3 celebrates “historic launch” and new player records

Activision and Sledgehammer Games say that MW3 players are setting new Call of Duty records, calling the CoD game's launch "historic."

Modern Warfare 3 new records: A man wearing a dark green cap and military gear holds an assault rifle up, a mountain seen behind him

Modern Warfare 3 recently dropped much to the delight of excited long-time Call of Duty fans and newcomers alike. Unfortunately, the new CoD entry’s launch hasn’t gone as smoothly as fans hoped it would, with mixed feedback from players. Despite its turbulent launch, it looks like Modern Warfare 3 is breaking long-standing records as Activision and Sledgehammer Games work on bug fixes, content updates, and more to improve the player experience.

Following Modern Warfare 3‘s rocky release, the FPS game‘s developer has frequently updated its community on preseason updates and what to expect from future patches. In a recent post on Twitter, the developer reveals that the CoD fanbase has set “new Modern Warfare engagement records.” The dev thanks players for a “historic launch” as after just two weeks, MW3 has “already set records.”

Modern Warfare 3 post on Twitter thanking fans for historic launch

The dev continues its post, saying that the recent remake has overtaken previous entries in “the new Modern Warfare trilogy.” Treyarch is also thanked, as the dev says, “Congratulations to our talented colleagues at Treyarch for setting a new Modern Warfare record with MW Zombies.” The dev team describes the recently released game’s Zombies as “the most engaging third mode in MW history.”

We also learn that so far, Modern Warfare 3 has “more hours per player overall than MW 2019 and MW2.” Campaign players alone are putting in “more time” than they did in the “previous two installments,” meaning that the new game is accumulating more playtime than both Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty Warzone. To celebrate the record launch, Activision and Sledgehammer Games detail some in-game buffs.

Modern Warfare 3 post on Twitter detailing new player-set records

The limited-time Modern Warfare 3 double XP event is underway, along with a new preseason update that brings big multiplayer changes and a variety of bug fixes. You can learn more about the recent patch and what it entails directly on the official Call of Duty website, where you can also find information on future updates ahead of the Season 1 release date.

While you wait for the new season to take off, you can browse through our in-depth guide on the best MW3 guns and weapons to help you as you shoot your way to the top. Alternatively, look around at our favorite  MW3 loadouts for the current meta. Your skill won’t mean as much if you don’t gear up correctly.

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