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 different ports of MW3?

First off let me say this question is being asked with the assumption that computer specs meet all the recommended specs for the game. When I had purchased Black Ops from Steam for PC my computer ...
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Is it possible to change the order of perks for the Specialist strike package?

In Modern Warfare 3 there is the new Specialist strike package. Basically you choose 3 perks, and you'll be awarded an extra perk every 2 kills. I'm not seeing any way to determine in what order you ...
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How much faster is advanced UAV frequency compared to regular UAV?

It is said that the Advanced UAV pointstreak is similar to the regular UAV but it shows players on the map and the direction with an increased frequency. In other words, it shows their position more ...
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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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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 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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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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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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What determines which challenges show on the custom class and lobby screens?

On the custom class and multiplayer lobby screens, if you hit X (on the Xbox 360), challenges are displayed. What determines which challenges are shown using this interface, and is it different ...
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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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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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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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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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Do all of the MW3 sniper rifles perform equally for quickscoping?

Or do they have different speeds and accuracy?
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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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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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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 is new in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3?

There have been quite some Call of Duty games, so I'm wondering if a Modern Warfare 3 actually comes with some refreshing features that make it worth more than Modern Warfare 2. What new features ...
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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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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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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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Fourth Perk type advantage?

In Modern Warfare 3, I've seen many people that have what seems to be a fourth perk when I've been killed by them. Listed under the 3 regular perks (the coloured ones) there is a fourth icon that is ...
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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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Does playing with a “default” weapon set-up in MW3 unlock weapon proficiencies?

If you have the weapon in the default weapon class is it able to earn proficiencies? OR earn points towards the same weapon if you've earned it in rank?
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Does MW3 have LAN support?

It is almost too much to ask these days, but it is an important factor because I like to play with friends without connection troubles and zero lag. Is it going to be possible to play Modern Warfare ...
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Do Elite subcriptions give advantages?

Will the Elite subscription give an advantage to players who haven't subscribed? I know you can participate in daily competitions to win real and virtual prizes. You'll have some free downloadable ...
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Do “Special Ops” mission level ups carry over to Multplayer mode weapons and perks?

I started out playing Special Ops, and unlocked a few guns and gained rank. I wasn't really paying attention when I dove into Multiplayer... But does anyone know if what you achieve in Special Ops ...
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What are the main differences between Modern Warfare 3 and Modern Warfare 2/Black Ops?

Besides updated plot and new features, were any actual changes made to the game engine or the graphics, etc.? It seems to me as though they are basically all the same.
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Why are there 2 bars when looking at a weapon's stats?

When you choose a weapon when customizing a class, why are there 2 bars (a white bar and blue bar) for each weapon statistic?
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Where can I find gun stats?

Where can I find a good breakdown online of the various guns offered in Modern Warfare 3?