Modern Warfare 3, often referred to as MW3, is a first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward. Released in Q4 2011, it is a direct sequel to Modern Warfare 2. If you use this tag don't also use call-of-duty, as that is the tag for the original game.

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Do silencers reduce damage in MW3?

A friend of mine says that silencers reduce damage in Modern Warfare 3? I thought it only reduced the range. Any truth to that? Thanks.
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In Call of Duty Elite, what does SPM mean?

In the Call of Duty Elite service, on the Connect tab, it is possible to sort the members of your clan by different stats. One of them is "SPM", which is presumably a X per minute stat. What does it ...
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Prestige Mode in Prestige 15? What happens?

I'm level 80 Prestige 15 on PS3. I'm able to go to Prestige-Mode (after the new update). What's going to happen?
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How does clan ranking work in Call of Duty Elite, and how can I increase it?

In Call Of Duty Elite (Modern Warfare 3, PS3) I cannot figure out how to increase my clan ranking. I effectively added 9 friends to my clan, but the ranking is still at 1. How does clan ranking work, ...
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How do I get past 97% Campaign completion?

I have completed the Campaign on every level and located every piece of Intel but I only show 97% complete. I have even replayed the Campaign several times and it still won't budge past 97%. What am I ...
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How do I get a colored clan tag?

How do I earn a colored clan tag in Modern Warfare 3? I've seen a number of them, and I've heard you can get them from gaining a Prestige level a number of times or something like that.
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Do the bullets that bounce off riot shields and kill people count as a kill for the person shooting or the person with the riot shield?

The intel sometimes says that "Bullets can ricochet off riot shields and kill!" which I have never seen happen. Anyway, I was wondering that if this were to occur, who would get the kill for it, the ...
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MW3 Care Packages - Killstreak Challenges

I previously asked this question: Black Ops Care Packages - Killstreak Challenges It's asking whether or not killstreak rewards which are given when you open a care package killstreak contribute to ...
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How to learn Survival Mode maps in MW3?

I want to explore Survival Mode maps, are there ways I can do it like split screen or Team Death Match?
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Do kick and grip stack?

The first weapon proficiency you unlock is "kick", and for some weapons one of the first weapon attachments is "grip". Both reduce recoil, but I've often wondered if one reduces more than the other, ...
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Clicked on “… may find … disturbing or offensive” in Modern Warfare 3… is there a way to ENABLE it?

Whole title: "Some players may find some game content in one of the missions disturbing or offensive" So ... I clicked on the wrong option. Is there a way to revert it and choose the "No I won't be ...
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MW3 Prestige Unlock One Item [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When I use a Prestige Token to Unlock Gear, what happens? With the prestige shop, the option to unlock one item, is that permanently through that prestige round? Or ...
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Viable strategy to complete “The Surgical”, “Dictator”, and “Mach 5” challenges

All of these challenges involve shooting an entire clip into enemies without missing or reloading. I have done the similar "Perfectionist" with the sniper rifles, but that seemed so much easier with ...
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How can I change the team names in Modern Warfare 3?

On one server, I noticed that it had changed the team names from "Spetsnaz" and "PMC" to "Russians" and "Americans". How can I do something similar?
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Showing custom messages to players joining my server

I have seen many times when joining a server, a message is shown to me like this: console: Welcome <user name>, say hi. Please visit abc.com How can I do the same thing for my server? It ...
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When I see the search warning, does it mean I am host?

In the newest release of MW3 on XBox, and presumably all platforms, I get the message "Warning: Searching for DLC is taking some time. Do you wish to continue?" Does this mean I am host? I see the ...
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What is the best gametype/strategy for leveling a sniper rifle?

Having played plenty with shorties, ARs, and SMGs, I'd like to give sniper rifles a fair try. It seems to me that the variable zoom scope that you get towards the highest weapon xp levels is ...
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Can “Goodbye” challenge be completed on maps besides Seatown?

The "Goodbye" challenge requires that you fall more than 30 ft to your death. The only place I've found where this is possible is the well on Seatown. I've fallen to my death plenty of times, but only ...
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Fixed gun emplacement challenge

Is there any challenge/title/emblem that you get for kills with a fixed gun emplacement like the ones found on Bakara or Liberation? In previous games there was, but I've gotten a 5+ killstreak, and ...
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What is the sprint speed while carrying C4 in MW3 Survival Mode?

In MW3 survival mode, After round 35, I feel like I am going to run out of ammo, So I started carrying two LMGs. My learning is, LMGs slows down the Sprint speed. So when ever I sprint for a full ...
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What is the “specialist bonus” and what does it do?

I recently maxed out my class with the specialist kill streak in MW3. When I got 2 kills after my last perk, I got a "specialist bonus". Afterwards, I appeared to have sleight of hand(which wasn't one ...
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How does the Trophy System work?

I like playing as sniper, and this one seems more tempting to use than flashbang or smoke grenade. However, I can't figure out its use. The description says it can deflect up to two projectiles. I am ...
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Minimap not appearing in MW3 Single Player XBox 360 Hardened Level

I am just starting MW3 on my XBox 360 and I am not getting a minimap, which I think is supposed to show up in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Is this an option that I have to turn on ...
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Why teammates appears differently in mini-maps?

I played infected for the first time today. I wasn't sure how the game should be played, I gave a particular attention on minimap. I saw at least one "doubled" green triangles (teammate). I thought ...
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Weapon challenges not registering

I don't think I understand how the weapon challenges work. I always use the same weapon, yet I have 0 progress, in it's challenges. How do I make the challenges count? Do I need to select it somehow? ...
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Black Ops / MW3 differences

What are the actual differences between Black Ops and MW3? I'm talking about the differences between online and offline play modes as well as differences in actual gameplay and also things like ...
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Destroying a helicopter with a throwing knife — How hard?

I saw a youtube video some time ago of a guy throwing a throwing knife straight up, getting 5 hit markers and then a kill. In his video he watched the throwing knife and it apparently bounced on the ...
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Is there any way to reset your stats without losing prestige/ level/ etc.?

I know that there is a "Reset All Stats" button, but I don't want to be all the way back at level one after getting tenth prestige. When I started playing MW3, I hadn't played CoD in forever, and I ...
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How do I change Field of View in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer?

How do I change Field of View in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer?
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How to level up faster in MW3 survival mode?

I am at level 36 in Survival model, How do I level up faster? Should I keep playing higher waves or as @agent86 mentioned[this is my interpretation of what he said], restart after wave 15? ...
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How to master shooting while running?

I am starting off with MW3 and have been watching some videos from other players on YouTube. I feel like they do a good job of killing enemies on the move while moving from one location to another. ...
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How to change button for start next wave in MW3 survival mode?

After end of the wave I buy something and to exit the menu I have to hit "Back" button. Sometimes an extra press starts the next wave early. Is there some way to change this setting and if so what ...
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Wave list or patterns for MW3 map Resistance

Is there a pattern how enemies appear in MW3 Survival Model map Resistance? If not are there any list about each wave? I am asking this because this list would help me and other beginners as well to ...
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What are the benefits of the different weapons in survival mode?

I have started playing MW3 recently and have completed 13 rounds in Resistance map. I have been using the Assault Riffle ACR 6.8. What kind of weapons I should use for survival mode where I can get ...
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What is best sniper position on Resistance in Spec Ops: Survival mode?

What is the best place to set up and use sniper rifles on "Resistance" in Spec Ops: Survival Mode?
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In what circumstances is the riot shield useful?

Is the riot shield really only useful for team situations where you have one person defending while the other shoots over him? It doesn't seem the riot shield has a lot of benefit other than ...
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Where does Modern Warfare 3 save your profile information?

I'm wondering where Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3's saved games folder sits, especially when you use steam to install and play the game. After "tricking" Steam to installing it from the disk, rather ...
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Does C4 damage stack?

Although not really an issue in Multiplayer, I've found in survival mode that using multiple C4 blocks at once doesn't seem to do as much damage as individual C4 attacks. For example - a Juggernaut. ...
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Prestige Points after starting MW3

Can I earn an extra point if you prestige in MW2 after you have already prestiged in MW3? I did and dont see the PP
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MW3: Care Package Specialities

In Black Ops, care packages sometimes contained bonuses like the grim reaper or the death machine. Does Modern Warfare 3 have any special features with their care packages, or are they all available ...
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What do the 4 icons under the player name mean at the bottom of their callsign? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the four slots under emblem and badges When looking at other players in the MW3 multiplayer lobby, I noticed that some players have icons under their name. I ...
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MW3 Challenges Locked Glitch

I play on PS3. I am 1st Prestige Level 80 and I am unable to complete some challenges still (I have done these challenges, but the challenges say I have not completed them). I'm able to look at every ...
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What are the differences between the MW3 pistols:P99 and the Five Seven?

Which one has a better recoil? How many bullets does each clip hold? What can you attach to these weapons? Do the differences between these weapons make one better-suited for one situation compared to ...
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Does running MW2 means you can run MW3?

I read somewhere that MW2 and MW3 share the same core. But the system requirements are a bit different. Does this means that if I can run very smoothly MW2, I can run smoothly MW3 on the same ...
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Which characters are allowed in your name?

When I changed my name on Steam, I noticed that some characters are not supported and will display in game but are not allowed to have as a name in Steam. So my questions is: which characters are you ...
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Modern Wafare 3 Spec Ops Split Screen Difficulties

I was playing spec ops split screen with my house mate, I played on Veteran and he played on regular. He was on level one and I was on 36. When we were about to start the mission a pop-up message ...
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What are the differences between the AK47 and the M4A1?

Which one has a better recoil? How many bullets does each clip hold? What can you attach to these weapons? Do the differences between these weapons make one better-suited for one situation compared to ...
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Is Support Juggernaut only defensive?

In Modern warfare 3, is the Juggernaut in support pointstreak package only for defensive, IE you can't shoot or attack? I got it briefly but that's what it looked like it only was for, but wanted to ...
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Does the Scavenger perk give you extra grenades?

In Modern Warfare 3, does the Scavenger perk give you grenades from dead players? I was wondering if it did for those players who haven't used their grenades. I assume when you scavenge, you get only ...
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What are the differences in gameplay between Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3? [closed]

I'm not asking for an opinion of which is better, but rather, what are the ACTUAL differences between the two games gameplay? they are very similar, how do they differ? Does one have killstreaks and ...