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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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 computer?...
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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 ...
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Why am I 100.3% complete with the campaign?

I've played all the way through the campaign on Veteran, and I went back and got all the campaign achievements and located all the intel. However, on the main menu screen, the game tells me I'm 100.3%...
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How/Can you access videos from online vault, online?

I have Call of Duty Modern Warefare:3 and have noticed the online vault feature. What does this do? Can I view and download these videos online?
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Do you keep support kill count when changing classes?

In Modern Warfare 3, for example if I am using a class that has the Support strike package and I get 2 kills and then die and change to a different class (also with a support strike package) will I ...
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Blind Eye Pro - What Qualifies?

I was reading the description of the blind eye pro perk in call of duty modern warfare 3 perk. It says to destroy someone's streak item. Does that mean things such as destroying crates, or does that ...
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Can I use “click and hold” sighting?

By default, you look down the sights by clicking the right mouse button, and stop looking down them by clicking it again. Is it possible to change the controls to look down the sights when you press ...
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MW3: Do captures in Domination count towards pointstreak?

The subject says it all, when playing Domination, do captures of a base count toward your point streaks? Seems like it id for me in one game; I got a support pointstreak award after capturing, but ...
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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?