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CoD: Modern Warfare 3 Preloading And Release Time Details

Here's everything you need to know to be ready for the launch of MW3.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 officially releases tomorrow, November 10, and early campaign access is available now for those who preordered digitally. Preloading for multiplayer and Zombies mode is also available now, giving you the chance to get everything installed ahead of time across PC, Xbox, or PlayStation. Below, you can find all the details you need to get the game downloaded and ready for launch.

MW3 full launch preloading and launch times

Modern Warfare 3 launches with a full campaign, multiplayer, and Zombies mode. For more on what's included with Modern Warfare 3's launch, make sure to check out everything announced including story details, multiplayer features, and Zombies.

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The full game goes live on PC on November 10 at:

  • 9 PM PT (November 9)
  • 12 AM ET
  • 4 AM GMT
  • 6 AM CEST

The full game goes live on PlayStation and Xbox based on your specific region, beginning at 3 AM PT on November 9 for those in New Zealand and concluding with the final regions at 10 PM PT on November 9.

Preloading for the full game (including multiplayer/Zombies) is available now.

Campaign preloading and launch times

Modern Warfare 3 is the direct sequel to 2022's Modern Warfare 2, tasking Task Force 141 with a new global threat to face and the return of Vladimir Makarov, who was a main antagonist of the original Modern Warfare franchise. Here's everything you need to know in order to play Modern Warfare 3's campaign early.

If you preordered digitally on any platform, you can play the entire campaign now.

Just like last year's Modern Warfare 2 release, Call of Duty splits Modern Warfare 3's preloading times into two parts. The second preload is for the full launch of multiplayer and Zombies on November 8. You can find MW3's PC spec requirements and details here.

Here are our thoughts from playing Modern Warfare 3's MP beta, which showcased classic features and sweaty movement.

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