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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Call of Duty MW3 Guide for Black Ops Players

Being a Wii gamer, black ops is my first real exposure to call of duty. So has anyone written a guide for transitioning from black ops weapons system (I see the upgrade system is quite different), ...
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Does each Call of Duty playlist require thousands of servers?

How come Infinity Ward doesn't offer a hardcore playlist for every game type?. Recently they added hardcore domination, FINALLY. But my question is, do they have to have thousands of servers to ...
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How do I shoot while carrying a riot shield?

While in survival mode, is there a way to shoot while protecting myself using the riot shield? Or should the player switch between the weapon and the shield every time?
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How do I achieve the Arms Dealer Trophy in MW3?

The description says: "Buy all items from the Survival Weapon Armory", which is simple enough. My question is about the details: Do I have to buy every individual attachment for each individual ...
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Does the Juggernaut's health increase progressively in Survival?

When playing Survival it quickly becomes apparent that the health of the standard enemy soldier goes up either per round or per-so-many rounds. Does this also apply for the Juggernauts? I usually ...
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What actions count towards pointstreaks?

What counts towards setting your personal killstreak? Basically, my killstreak is set at 20 and I'm curious whether or not those 20 kills in a row came just from my gun, frag, launcher, etc. or do ...
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Where is the heartbeat sensor for the PKP pecheneg?

I use a PKP pecheneg a lot in MW3 (multiplayer) and I can't seem to find the heartbeat sensor attachment for it. Could someone help me please?
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Best Place to Shoot Technicals to Disable Them

When trying to disable a vehicle, is there a particularly good place to hit them to cause extra damage (such as the engine block or cab)? Or do hits in all locations cause the same damage?
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Can I more quickly recover from a melee / reload / equipment use?

Can I get out of a reload or equipment use more quickly through an input of commands on my controller? Sometimes I seem to really get stuck in melee or when I'm using a UAV or reloading in MW3 and ...
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How is the end of round bonus calculated?

I've found several very contradictory explanations / formulas how the end of match bonus in MW3 multiplayer is calculated. I would be very grateful if someone could shed some light on this subject. ...
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Modern Warfare 3 Private Match with more than 9 players

I was trying to play a private match with my clan, but we could not get more than 9 players in the match at once because the Xbox Live lobby would only allow 9 players. Then we were not able to add ...
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Can you jump while wearing Juggernaut armor?

I was playing some Spec Ops Missions with a friend the other night, and one of them put us both inside suits of Juggernaut armor. I've only briefly used Juggernaut armor before, but I noticed I was ...
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I can't find any multiplayer games for Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox 360

I completed the campaign in MW3 and it was an awesome experience. Then I head to multiplayer and looked into games that I can play. But unfortunately there are no games to play. The search says "no ...
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How do I turn on “god” mode?

Is there a cheat or hack to turn on god mode in Modern Warfare 3's Survival mode? I'm playing on a PC.
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Does my XP from Spec Ops: Missions carry over to Spec Ops: Survival mode?

I've noticed that I gain experience while playing Spec Ops: Survival mode, and the more XP I have, the more things I can unlock. I was playing Spec Ops: Missions mode earlier, and I noticed an XP ...
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How long does a sentry gun last in Spec Ops: Survival?

I've been experimenting with Survival mode in Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops, but I haven't quite unlocked everything yet. One thing that seems like it should be super useful is the sentry gun. There ...
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If I don't choose to prestige, can I still gain experience?

After reaching level 80 and earning enough XP to prestige (81?), what happens if I chose not to prestige? Do I continue to rack up or accumulate XP (that can be seen when I eventually prestige) or am ...
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Why don't you always get points for destroying a headquarters?

I've noticed that sometimes you get some points when you destroy a headquarters and sometimes you don't. Why? Last game I played HeadQuarter Pro, when my team was trailing, I didn't get points. ...
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How can I install a Steam game I bought at retail from the disc?

I bought Modern Warfare 3 at retail, and after putting disc 1 in it installs Steam then asks for the CD key. After that it then starts downloading the game via Steam. I have the disc but it refuses ...
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Call of Duty MW3 Prestige token lost

I just prestiged #2 and I received my prestige token. My extention cord was accidently pulled out and my system powered off. When I turned it back on and started up MW3, it told me I have 0 prestige ...
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Can you talk to people while you're spectating in Hardcore Team Deathmatch?

In Hardcore Team Deathmatch, when you die, you have to wait some time before re-spawing. While waiting, you are spectating another player on your team. Can they hear you? Is it useless to try to ...
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How does the Range Weapon Proficiency work?

Does Range Weapon Profiency increase the range for both hip-fire AND while aiming down sights (ADS)? Or does it do that just for one of those?
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Modern Warfare 3 crashes my computer in the middle of game

This might be a really specific question, but I've searched online and found many solutions that don't work, so this is sort of my last resort before formatting my computer. This is my setup: ...
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Having a guest on a local xbox join a party on MW3

If you start playing MW3, you can hit 'A' on a second controller to play with you split screen on live. Also, you can hit 'Y' and invite friends, making a party through some games. Are you able to ...
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How can I become a better CoD player?

I've been playing CoD games on my Xbox for a few years now, and I feel like I've hit a plateau. At first I got shot up so quickly it made my head spin, and I'd easily die 20 times a round and perhaps ...
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Why do I have a 2 kill streak?

I got two kills and I'm notified with a logo that appears on screen. It's also written "Recon" I don't understand; I didn't chose the Hardline perk. My kill streak rewards are given when I get 3, 4, ...
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What is that square bomb you plant on doors before breaching into a room and going into bullet time?

Before you and your comrades breach into a room to save a prisoner and enter bullet time to kill off some guards, you will almost-always place a large, flat, square bomb on the door. Q1: What is that ...
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Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer is “Currently Unavailable?”

I started up Steam today to play some Modern Warfare 3, and finally play for more than 10 minute increments... Regardless the reason for me playing, the game would not start- and notified me: "This ...
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When I use a Prestige Token to Unlock Gear, what happens?

Modern Warfare 3 introduced the concept of the "Prestige Token," and one of its uses is to "Unlock Gear." I'm trying to decide if I want to invest any of my tokens in this category. Can someone ...
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Spawn trapping and camping on MW3

How can you prevent spawn camping on MW3 in game modes like Demolition? It's very annoying and ends up ruining the game. Is there any good counter to spawn campers?
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What is the easiest way to drop shot on MW3?

So ive seen people do these "drop shots" and ive started to learn to do them but not amazing at them yet i can still go 50kills to 5-6 deaths without but would prevent so many deaths if i could drop ...
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Do weapon proficiencies carry over on dropped weapons?

Modern Warfare 3 has this system for equipping a "Proficiency" on your weapons. Does this proficiency "stick" with the weapon after it has been dropped? For instance, if I pick up a downed friend's ...
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No online survival mode games for MW3?

When I try and Find Match on Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode, it keeps searching but never finds anyone. Has anyone else experienced this? Why is this?
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Hardline Pro Mechanics in MW3?

As you may know, Hardline Pro MW3 allows a player to get a point towards their kill streak using two assists. Does this span over deaths? eg: if I get an assist and then die before getting another ...
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Checking my Intel collection progress

Where can I find the number of Intel items I have found for each level? I am sure I seen something at one point but I may be getting confused. Either way I cannot find them now. If I remember ...
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What is the percentage reduction of reload time when using Sleight of Hand?

By how much does Sleight of Hand reduce reload time?
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How can I win against players wielding a Type 95?

Every time I come up against a player with a Type 95 I get my butt handed to me on a silver platter! How can I beat it? Should I just use a Type 95? Do you think they will nerf it at all?
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is there a way to only join games that have not started yet?

I am sick of joining in a game with it half over already. is there a way or a setting to change where I only join games while they are in the lobby?
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is there any known way of lowering lag?

I have been getting a ton of lag for the past 10 games and it is getting very annoying. so is there any known way of lowering it? is it my connection or the MW3 servers?
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Can you use Split Screen multiplayer in Modern Warfare 3 for LAN Party

I plan on throwing a LAN party this week and we'll have a couple Xbox 360s there. I know that you and a guest can play on Xbox Live on the same machine, but I was wondering if we can have 4v4 over LAN ...
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How do I kill three juggernauts in Spec Ops: Survival mode?

I have been playing the Spec Ops Survival mode map "Resistance" for a while now, and I keep dying when all the juggernauts start coming! what is the best gun to deal with them quickly? Some people ...
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How to counter a heartbeat sensor?

I keep getting screwed over by people using the Heartbeat Sensor attachment. I was wondering - is there is a way that I can avoid showing up on it or otherwise disable it?
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If I finish the campaign mode, will I get some benefit when I play on-line?

I know that I'll have visited the map and I'll probably have tried every weapon... Benefits I'm thinking about are like a new class, stronger weapons, emblems, badges...
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Why can't I gain XP when I play on a dedicated server?

I'd like to play on Dedicated Servers, because I can get into the game faster and they offer overall better response times, not to mention that I can choose whatever map or game type I like. But I ...
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What does the IMS kill streak do?

I've unlocked the IMS kill streak on multiplayer several times now. However, I'm unsure what it actually does?
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Getting MW3 Double XP without Mtn Dew or any prestige tokens

Today (November 13th, 2011), while playing MW3 on Xbox I noticed I was getting Double XP for most of the day. I know that you can enable it a few different ways, but I didn't do anything special this ...
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Which game type in COD: MW3 gets you the most XP?

Obviously this changes based on your proficiency in a game type along with a myriad of other variables, but generally speaking, which game type in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 gains you the most XP ...
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Is it possible to set up MW3 to run fullscreen on the secondary monitor?

In BF3 I can choose which monitor to use for fullscreen gaming. Since my secondary monitor is my plasma TV, this is a great feature. MW3 instead offers video modes for the primary screen only, so ...
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Is modern warfare 3 on the same engine that the last 2 were one?

What engine is modern warfare 3 powered by and what other games have used this engine? Is it a very "modern" engine or is it a bit dated?
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Does matchmaking discriminate based on geographical region?

I live in Montréal, Canada and I'm a native French speaker. In MW3, it seems that I met a lot of French speaker coming from the same geographical region. Is the matchmaking random and I only got ...