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 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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Modern Warfare 3: Weapon Damage Charts

As a man who plays a lot with numbers, I have often found unbelievable use out of call of duty weapon charts such as this one: ...
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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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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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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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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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What anti-cheat protection does MW3 have?

After MW2's disappointing cheat protection, or rather lack thereof, I am wondering, if there are any effective counter-measures against cheaters in MW3. Is it server-based, that is — with you ...
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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 all does founder-status entail?

If you activate a paid subscription to Elite before November 13, 2011, you gain "founder status". What all does this entail? Does it affect the game in any way (even just vanity wise)? Or does it ...
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What is the purpose of “Reset All Stats”?

I noticed in the Prestige Shop there is an option for 10th level prestige where you can reset all stats. What is the purpose of it? The only use I could think of is using it after you've beat the ...
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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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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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Modern Warfare 3: Viewing stats online

Is there anyway to view Modern Warfare 3 stats (such as KD, level, etc) online (via a browser, not using the in game options)? I'm particularly interested in something for Xbox 360.
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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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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 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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How much range does 'Range' add?

For the weapon proficiency "Range", it does not show on the weapons stats the details of the improvement. How much range does it add compared to how much range Silencer removes?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Does MW3 support cross-platform multiplayer?

Does MW3 allow PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 users to play together? How does the matchmaking work? Is it more like in Valve games, where users just select their servers, or more like console matchmaking, ...
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Prestige transferring from Modern Warfare 1 & 2?

One of my friends told me that you get special unlocks in Modern Warfare 3 if you went prestige in the first two. Is this true? If so what sort of unlocks are we talking about?
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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 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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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 weapons lend themselves to easy use by noobs/inexperienced players?

Assuming I haven't developed any skill with specific weapons yet, what weapon skills should I develop. For example, if I were to become a master with a sub-machine gun, would I typically still get ...
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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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What determines how many points I receive when I make a kill?

I've noticed that I don't always receive the same number of points for each kill. Sometimes I might get 100, other times I might get 200. When my son plays, the information is usually displayed on ...
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How do you select the Fourth kill streak?

On one of the loading screens for MW3 I noticed an "intel" text that said something similar to this: "You can choose 3 kill streaks for support, assault, or specialist. You also can choose one other ...
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What does Facebook Login do in MW3 Multiplayer?

I see there is a Facebook Login in the MW3 Multiplayer main menu and I wonder What it actually does. Will I have to install a Facebook App in my Profile? If it works as an announcer, can I set who ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the HAMR Scope?

I'm leveling up my guns pretty fast but I still haven't gotten to unlock the HAMR scope.. and thanks to MW3 only saying "is unlocked at level X" I can't see any sort of description or what stats it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any similarities between the plot of Modern Warfare 2 and the plot of Modern Warfare 3?

I've had a few debates with friends over the whole CoD franchise and all, and one of their biggest and most recurring points is that Modern Warfare 3 is the same as Modern Warfare 2 but with changed ...