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Call of Duty MW3 Release Time Guide: When Can You Play?

If you’re wondering what the release and unlock time of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is, you’ve come to the right place. The latest entry in the long-running franchise is a direct sequel to last year’s Modern Warfare 2, which introduced plenty of new mechanics while refining those found in Modern Warfare

Playing early can give you plenty of an advantage against enemy players. So, here’s everything you need to know about when you can play this year’s Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) Release & Unlock Time

Modern Warfare 3 will release on November 10 across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via & Steam. The game can be accessed at the following times, depending on your time zone:

  • November 9 @ 9 PM PDT
  • November 9 @ 11 PM CDT
  • November 10 @ 12 AM EDT

As you can see, this release follows the standard midnight release schedule that the Call of Duty franchise has utilized in previous years. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Is There Early Access?

Yes, there is an early access period. This access is only for the campaign, and it is available now across all platforms for those who pre-ordered the game. Additionally, it is worth noting that the edition does not matter for this perk. So, players with the Standard or Vault Editions can play the campaign now.

Can You Preload Modern Warfare 3?

Price in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (MW3)

Finally, you are able to preload Modern Warfare 3. Preloads will be available across all platforms starting Wednesday, November 8.

To preload, you must head to the game’s page on your platform of choice’s store. From there, select ‘Download’, and the game will automatically begin downloading to your console. You should make sure that you have adequate space available, as MW3 will need at least 152GB of space.

That’s what you need to know about the Call of Duty MW3 release time! Getting ready for MW3 multiplayer? Check out all the maps available right here!