Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Now Backwards Compatible For Xbox One
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Modern Warfare game from Call of Duty. Fans are no doubt looking forward to Black Ops 4’s release this fall, especially with the promise of new multiplayer experiences like Battle Royale. While we didn’t hear much about the game at E3, we know the game will also feature new zombie stories ranging from locales like an ancient Roman coliseum and a heist scenario on a Titanic-looking ship (complete with an Iceberg tease during a trailer).
Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to wait until October 12th to get our hands on the new entry in the beloved franchise, but we might have something to tide us over for now. Microsoft’s Major Nelson announced today on Twitter that Xbox One owners would be able to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on their consoles today.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) June 19, 2018
Players can install their old physical copies, or buy digitally from the Xbox store. Xbox Live Gold members will be able to take advantage of a deal this week and get 50% off the current price, which brings the price down to $15. You can also pick up the various DLC packs at Gold-exclusive prices.
Modern Warfare 3 is one of the best selling games of all time, earning more than $775 million in its first 5 days on sale when it was released in Fall 2011. In fact, many fans of the Modern Warfare arc of CoD games consider the sequels to be superior multiplayer experiences, especially the maps and tools available in number 2.
It does seem odd that Activision/Infinity Ward would give permissions for Modern Warfare 3’s compatibility and skip on the same support for Modern Warfare 2. Perhaps this may lend some credence to the long-awaited remaster of that game? For now, it’s uncertain, but Don’t Feed the Gamers will be the first one to let you know. Make sure to check us out on Twitter for gaming news as it happens 24/7!
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Colin is a freelance writer for DFTG with previous bylines at other media outlets such as Twinfinite.