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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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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How do you take down a Juggernaut?

In my time of playing the multiplayer, I've noticed the Juggernaut kill streak makes someone nearly invincible, especially if two people do it at the same time. Now my question is what is the best way ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does the Trophy System work?

I like playing as sniper, and this one seems more tempting to use than flashbang or smoke grenade. However, I can't figure out its use. The description says it can deflect up to two projectiles. I am ...
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I'm unable to specify which Steam library I want to install MW3 to

I've got an SSD and HDD in my computer. I don't want to install programs where loading time isn't a big issue onto my SSD so I have a Steam library on the HDD but Steam installed on my SSD. When I ...
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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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What is the Mother of All Bombs or MOAB killstreak reward?

I've seen a couple of online rumors about a killstreak or strike package reward when you get 25 consecutive kills that is similar to the tactical nuke from previous Modern Warfare games. Allegedly it ...
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What happens to the XP points of the second player in dual screen?

When you play on dual screen, the second player gets some XP points depending on his performance during the match. I think that the main player, the one who owns the account, gets those points to ...
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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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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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What is best sniper position on Resistance in Spec Ops: Survival mode?

What is the best place to set up and use sniper rifles on "Resistance" in Spec Ops: Survival Mode?
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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?
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How to level up faster in MW3 survival mode?

I am at level 36 in Survival model, How do I level up faster? Should I keep playing higher waves or as @agent86 mentioned[this is my interpretation of what he said], restart after wave 15? ...
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Wave list or patterns for MW3 map Resistance

Is there a pattern how enemies appear in MW3 Survival Model map Resistance? If not are there any list about each wave? I am asking this because this list would help me and other beginners as well to ...
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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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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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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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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 ...