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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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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 ...
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What is affected by the EMP killstreak?

When an EMP is activated, what killstreak rewards are destroyed if they're in-progress? Are there any that are immune (that "finish up")? What about deployable items?
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Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer with Guest

I noticed that when playing MW3 on Xbox Live with a guest (someone that doesn't have a gold subscription and is just your "second"), they start at the same level as you with all of your same classes. ...
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Modern Warfare 3 Killstreaks and Strike Packages

What killstreak rewards are available in Modern Warfare 3 (for all three strike packages)? What does each one "do"?
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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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Can you have 4 players simultaneously in a Spec Ops survival lobby?

Is it possible to have 4 online players in the same game of Spec Ops (survival mode)? So far I've only been in teams of 2 but I don't know if that's just a coincidence.
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Previous Prestige Icons under callsign, can I prestige in earlier CODs and get the updated icon?

I am not max prestige in the previous games, if I go back and prestige in those games will the icons under the callsigns in MW3 update?
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Do all of the MW3 sniper rifles perform equally for quickscoping?

Or do they have different speeds and accuracy?
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Prestige Transfer after starting MW3

I realise that I can get prestige tokens in MW3 for having previously prestiged in MW2/BlackOps, but after playing MW3 for a while can I now go back to the earlier games and prestige in them again to ...
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Is the Shotgun Attachment tactically useful in Modern Warfare 3?

I can't think of any reason not to just carry a shotgun as a secondary weapon with Overkill. Seems like you'd want your attachment slot for something else. Was it just added to make a long list of ...
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Modern warfare 3 multiplayer xbox360 and ps3 same servers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does MW3 support cross-platform multiplayer? Lets say my friend has a ps3 and I have an xbox360, will we be able to play modern warfare 3against each other in ...
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Dead Man's Hand and Deathstreaks

What does Dead Man's Hand do and how does it work? Does it count to your deaths if you fail to get a kill using it? or even if you kill does it still count to your deaths?
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What exactly does Elite Premium get you? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do Elite subcriptions give advantages? Is it just future DLC or is there more features (on the web or in-game)?
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What guns can penetrate what kind of structures?

I seem to misjudge my destruction capability and shoot hopelessly through walls and structures, hoping to kill the guy I know is right behind it. What guns are able to penetrate, are there any ...
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Speed proficiency

Does the Speed proficiency make a big difference and does it make up for the loss of lightweight on Sub machine guns? And do you notice the difference on Light machine guns? or is it not noticeable ...
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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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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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Why is everything exploding?

While playing MW3, I have noticed a frustrating trend of random things exploding and killing me. Not enemy lethal equipment, but map objects like cars, barrels, and what look like blown, sparking ...
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What are the four slots under emblem and badges

I'v just noticed that we have 4 slots for some sort of badges. I'm just level 3 and I already have 2. I didn't accomplish anything special. Some players have 4 or 3. Everyone seems to have a least ...
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Maps used online VS places in campaign mode

One big thing to do first in online mode is to well know the maps . I know that I could walk and explore in them alone in a private match. But it's boring... I began to play the campaign mode to ...
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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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What is the noisy white circle on my minimap?

Occasionally I'll see a white circle filled with what looks like static on my minimap, which will eventually disappear. It usually doesn't last long, so I haven't had the time to see what it is - ...
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What triggers the “Juiced” effect?

Just started playing MW3 multiplayer, and I noticed that sometimes I received a buff called Juiced upon respawn. This buff increased my speed momentarily (presumably so I could get back in the fight), ...
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What is the Stalker speed increase?

When using Stalker, I feel that I move faster aiming down sight than walking normally. Is this true? Also, in objectively relative terms, what is the speed advantage from using Stalker?
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Is it best to stick together or spread out in MW3 team deathmatch?

This question regards to which method is more effective in winning matches, not necessarily gaining experience or proficiency. Usually, my first instinct tells me that I should always stay close to my ...
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How should strategy for Spec Ops Survival mode differ from normal Multiplayer?

Engaging enemies in Survival Mode is certainly different from those you'd find playing against humans. What tactics work well for Survival Mode which may not otherwise work well in multiplayer?
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Does MW3 let more than one person play over LAN with one copy of the disc?

I want to play over LAN with my family and friends without needing to buy more than one copy of the disc to play. This will be for the PC version as it will be on various PC's in the same house. ...
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How can I counter experienced run and gun opponents in MW3?

If I'm not one of those players sprinting everywhere, how can I be effective if my play is a bit slower paced? Is there any chance of competing against high-speed play (particularly with respect to ...
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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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Does an EMP grenade do damage to anything other than equipment?

I have tried having the EMP grenade equipped, but in general I don't find enough equipment to make it worthwhile. I was wondering however, does the EMP do any damage to enemies? Also, does it do a ...
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Does Dead Man's Hand require you to have C4 equipped?

I haven't unlocked the Dead Man's Hand deathstreak yet, but it sounds rather cool. I was wondering though, does it require me to have C4 equipped in order to blow up in my opponent's face?
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Does the weapon level increase the performance of the weapon?

Does the weapon level increase the performance of the weapon (accuracy, damage, etc), or is it only used to determine what perks and attachments are available for it?
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Is there mouse acceleration in MW3? If so, how can I disable it?

Mouse acceleration (also called "Enhance pointer precision") is a feature in which the distanced moved by the on-screen pointer is not simply proportional to the distanced moved by the mouse. Instead, ...
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How do I kill someone if they are using a riot shield?

I've gotten owned a couple times by people with riot shields, and it's almost impossible for me to get all way around behind them efficiently. What is the method for killing this sort of player?
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Possible to access custom classes greater than 5 in split-screen?

I played MW3 last night and used the split-screen feature to let my girlfriend play also. I noticed on very big problem though. I spent 2 prestige tokens(yes, already!) on extra custom classes, so I ...
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Is the airplane scene in this game?

At 0:52 of this video there is a scene where the vet and noob are in free fall due to a crashing airplane. Is there a level in this game where this takes place?
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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 I destroy an assault drone?

I am admittedly not very good at the game, but whenever I run into an assault drone it seems to kill me almost instantly. I know that if I shoot them enough they'll be destroyed, but I never last ...
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Is my internet connection too slow for online games?

When playing Modern Warfare 3 (PS3), it seems like I'm killed by a single bullet constantly. When I watch the kill cam, it looks like the other player shot me 4-5 times. Is my internet connection ...
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Why does money fly out when I die?

Sometimes when I get shot (killed) in Modern Warfare 3 (PS3), a plume of money shoots out of my player. What is that all about?
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What's the difference between the “Red Dot Sight” and “Holographic Sight” attachments?

The question has been asked for Modern Warfare 2. Difference between Holographic and Red Dot sight? Does it function the same for Modern Warfare 3 ?
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How to use Javelin missile against players in multiplayer?

While playing multiplayer in CoD:MW3, I noticed players using Javelin at the very beginning of the match (on the map Bakaara) to get early kills. However, when I tried this, I couldn't get lock on ...
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Do SAM turrets add streak points?

In modern warfare 3 you can now earn streak points for taking out enemy aircraft. Does the aircraft a SAM turret takes out count for streaks?
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What counts as a “kill” for killstreaks?

I noticed when playing Domination that capturing a domination point counted as a kill as far as kill streaks are concerned. I think I may have also received "kills" by destroying aircraft. What all ...
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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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Is it even worth picking up weapons in the campaign?

I've been through the first couple of chapters of the campaign, while constantly picking up and trying out any weapon dropped by enemies. So far, I haven't found a single weapon that was noticeably ...