Fake Modern Warfare 4 beta site emerges

Bogus website claims to have 300 "100 percent functional" beta keys for new Activision Call of Duty game.

A fake Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 website has emerged (via Fusible), claiming to have 300 "100 percent functional" beta keys for the rumored upcoming entry in the long-running series.

The website is registered to a person in Rhode Island and not Activision Publishing.

The site, which appears to be run by a group called Sn4gamers, asks users to share a link to the site on their Facebook page and elsewhere to receive a beta code.

Though the website may be fake, Modern Warfare 4 is in fact rumored to be in development. Captain Price voice actor Billy Murray reportedly confirmed the game was in development last year, with an additional report claiming Modern Warfare 4 is 2013's Call of Duty installment.

Activision confirmed last month that a new Call of Duty game will release this year. Executives do not expect this game be as commercially successful as immediate predecessor Black Ops II.

The Modern Warfare story arc began in 2007 with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Sequels Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 were released in 2009 and 2011, respectively.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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114 comments
OHGFawx
OHGFawx

Because CoD fans were already bored with BO2 by December lol. They're ready for the next $60 map pack running on the same 7 year old engine.

Savoritias
Savoritias

New COD? Oh wait Activision said they will stop milking the franchise so we will have to wait the next year sadly. (Sarcasm)

midnite_madness
midnite_madness

Can't they at least come up with a better name then "Modern Warfare 4"?

gecko054
gecko054

*sigh* COD again.. glad its fake!

Prats1993
Prats1993

Nothing to see here guys, move on.

sheikweight
sheikweight

For the MORON WARFARE COD Clown in YOU.

hahamanin
hahamanin

well i have played any cod games since waw so next gen m going to call of duty

notorious98
notorious98

Don't worry everybody.  Generic First Person Shooter 53 is in development.


GameReviewGuru
GameReviewGuru

They shouldn't make MW4. The Modern Warfare series should remain a trilogy.

InFI_Chronos
InFI_Chronos

Oh darn...I was really hoping to get in the beta...pity

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

after MW3 and BO2 people still expect MW4 XD Come on guys with shooters like Crysis 3, BioShock Infinite, Arma 3 and Metro Last Light I think we dont need another shooter in a long way to come. Maybe STALKERS 2 damn where is STALKERS 2 :[

chechak7
chechak7

so other news about cod ....kids love it ....

Heshertonfist
Heshertonfist

"Executives do not expect this game be as commercially successful as immediate predecessor Black Ops II."

Is the end getting close?

lyncer777
lyncer777

Ughhh... Thank GOD it is fake... oh wait...

NTM23
NTM23

I like the Modern Warfare games; mostly because of the campaigns actually. You talk about milking a franchise, well yes, but at least I had to wait two years to enjoy one, 'cause I don't really care for most of the Treyarch games, excluding World At War when it came out (it's no longer great in my opinion). 

Awkwardly, I got into Modern Warfare because of MW2, which many people seemed to dislike when it came to campaign, but oh well. A Modern Warfare 4 would be weird, but I'd be interested, even more so when it comes to next-gen. The only thing that I think the game needs is a longer campaign, maybe twice as long as they have been, so eight to twelve hours.

decoy1978
decoy1978

A lot of these "Win X if you share, like, follow" in FB have been popping up since forever. I keep thinking a lot of people are complete suckers for things like this and they wouldn't fall for it if they just looked closer on where it originated. Seriously..... Rhode Island? First its suing Curt Schilling for the belly up 38 Studios (surprise... hes BROKE!) and now this...

Skyrim25
Skyrim25

People, can we move past these dumb shooter games that slow our innovation in the industry?

Really, they have not changed since Goldeneye for N64. The more people that buy these games the slower our industry is going to evolve.

luniac
luniac

I saw a mudcrab the other day.

Dangerous231
Dangerous231

i well be getting the next mw4 for the xbox720

chemergency7712
chemergency7712

If it's fake, it doesn't warrant an article. Get your crap together GS.

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

wow, the 'MW4' logo on that fake site looks really bad. I really hope that the Modern Warfare series would end on the 3rd part. It's time for Infinity Ward to make a new one...i might be a minority here but can i dream of a WWII Call of Duty again?

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Free advertising for what could be a scam site? Possibly the most reprehensibly irresponsible article I've ever seen here.

Cube_Girl
Cube_Girl

Doesn't the fact that Ghost from MW2 is on the main page kind of give it away as fake? Oh who am I kidding? Am I the only one who plays them for their campaigns? Yep, thought so.

zmanrwks
zmanrwks

Why is a fake website about MW4 noteworthy news?

HWGuy14
HWGuy14

So surprising. I would had never thought there would be a new cod.

maddogmark25
maddogmark25

Geez, another MW? 

"What are you guys, multiplying?"

Fantasy_Dragon
Fantasy_Dragon

@midnite_madness Why? People always complain about how studios mess up game titles by not numbering them, and now that they are, it's a problem? I'd prefer them to be numbered.

West123
West123

@Green_Chaos what? they did that so the could upload a virus on peoples pc and steal information...bank details and so on...

that was the only reason why it was created  -__-

Kane04
Kane04


@Heshertonfist Pre damage control, they know they can't keep tossing the same game around with a new cover each year and get away with it for ever.

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

@NTM23 MW2 SP campaign was awesome people hated the unbalanced MP and the cheaters and the nuke but overall it was a great sequal

Duke_51
Duke_51

@Skyrim25 I hear ya. That's a result of how much the industry is blowing up though. There'll be a lot more Michael Bay-esque games to come because games are mainstream now. Not that I'm complaining about that, just an observation really.

Szeiden
Szeiden

@chemergency7712 Why not? Spreads awareness so gullible people won't get scammed.Seems good to me. If it doesn't concern you, why click on the article? It's blatantly clear what it is from the title so you easily could have just passed it up. But if it helps some people, that's great. 

Kane04
Kane04


@sensei_hEnRY No.

Kids don't like history, so that's not where the money is.

They like modern shooters and claiming they follow the Navy Seals training program.

If they blocked all the under 17 kids, CoD would be a ghost town, going back to WWII would hurt the sales as well.

Jaxith
Jaxith

@DarkSaber2k An article that tells people about a website that claims to be giving away keys for a game that hasn't been officially announced and has no direct connection to the game's publisher?  There's nothing reprehensible or irresponsible about it.  All they're doing here is telling people that this site is probably a scam, the implication being that it's likely best to stay away from it.

NTM23
NTM23

@Cube_Girl You're not alone; I only care to play them for the campaigns.

richten71
richten71

@Cube_Girl I also like how Call of Duty has that worn, dirty look to it, yet MW4 is nice and bright and clean, and doesn't even come close to what the real MW3 looks like.

NTM23
NTM23

@Printul_Noptii Hm. I seem to remember people saying it was too much like a Michael Bay film, and for it far too implausible with a story that was incomprehensible. I do think it was implausible, and like a Michael bay film in a sense, but I liked the characters (which is not something I can say for MB films), and the story wasn't incomprehensible. 

I liked MW3 as well, though the excitement was slightly less exhilarating. I was blown away by MW2 because of how unexcited I was for the game, but since I had played and beat many of the other Call of Duty games before it, I was going to beat this one, and I really thought that at the time in 2007 that the first Modern Warfare was kind of dull when it came to enjoyment.

I really like the trilogy though, though I'd have to say MW2's the best, then MW3, then MW, though the first isn't bad in any way at all, and I did everything in the first, but not three. They should just revamp everything in that trilogy and sell it into one consistent package so it's about a 12 to 15 hour game.

Alright, now I'm just venting (excluding the strong emotion part of that word). 

West123
West123

@Kane04 i dont think they even know what to do...only option is open world...

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

@NTM23 @Printul_Noptii same here but I actually loved CoD4MW and much like you I wasnt expecting too much from MW2 but it delivered and I still remember it had memorable levels like the snow stealth mission, the plane boneyard mission or the airport shootout or the last afghanistan mission was awesome. Overall it had fun missions to play and was never boring. MW3 lost a lot of steam and I was rather like "meh whatever" even thou I enjoyed some of the levels it wasnt nearly as good as MW2 or even CoD4, for me personally 2007 was like the golden age of modern shooters with CoD4, Crysis, STALKER, FEAR being released after that we only get carbon copies of half finished game, the latest disappointment was Aliens AC man what a slap in the FPS fans face and Aliens face :[ at least CoD never let down gameplay wise even thou yeah the stories were absurd, but thank god there are still BF3 and Bioshock out there, BF3 being and awesome, awesome MP fpas and Bioshock delievers on story and emotions even thou the FPS gameplay is clunky, sorry for the long post xD hope you get my drift, cheers