How big is the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Activision’s new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is now available for players to play on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles. And, if you were wondering if this is the sequel to Modern Warfare 2 which was released in 2022, you are right. The game is officially released on 10th of November 2023.

If you are planning to enjoy the new game from COD, you might be interested to know how much space it require and how long will it take to complete the game. Here you will find these information.

How big is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

A lot of games these days have anywhere between 90 to 100+ GB of content that you need to download. COD games are always big, but the new game is even bigger. The developers shared it officially in X formerly Twitter before the game launch.

About Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare 3, the game takes about 170GB in PC. And this goes even more for PlayStation which is about 234GB. For other platform the game size is more than 200GB. Yup, it’s a pretty big one when you compare it to other games out there.

Why is the file size so big? Well, Activision has stated in their X (Twitter) post that there will be a ton of content available for players to use and play right away from day 1.

When you take a look at COD HQ Launcher, apart from just Modern Warfare 3 being installed, you will also see many items from Modern Warfare 2 being installed. It seems like these items have been carried forward from Modern Warfare 2 into Modern Warfare 3. The good part about this is you can choose what items and modes to uninstall if you do not actively use them.

When downloading Modern Warfare 3 we can also see that open-world zombies mode as well as amps from Call of Duty Warzone are also being installed on your devices. While the download sizes may be huge, Activision also states that when the game completes the installation, you can expect it to be a bit smaller as compared to previous titles from the Call of Duty franchise.

How long it takes to clear COD Modern Warfare 3

When you look at the average number of hours you spend beating Call of Duty games, you would typically be spending anywhere between 7 hours to 10 hours; which seems quite reasonable. The average hours spent will vary from person to person because everyone will be having different skill levels.

How big is the COD Modern Warfare 3
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Concerning Modern Warfare 3, it is reported that the campaign mode will take you just 3 to 5 hours. 3 to 5 hours seems to be quite less and well the game does have a short campaign mode. Is it this small? Yes, it is. Simply visit your favorite Call of Duty YouTuber who has got early access to the game and check the duration of the footage where they play the campaign mode for the game.

If we take a look at Modern Warfare 2, the game can be beaten in under 8 hours or so. With Modern Warfare 1, you could complete the campaign mode within 6 hours. Now, why is the campaign mode for MW 3 quite short? It is believed that the game originally was supposed to be released as a DLC for Modern Warfare 2 but was then shelved and decided to be released as a whole new game.

Just because Modern Warfare 3 has a short campaign mode doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. The real fun in playing any Call of Duty title out there is with your friends and other people via the Multiplayer Mode. Moreover, it would be best to wait until the 10th of November to see what players feel about the length of the campaign mode and if it would go on to become where players could be demanding a longer campaign mode.

COD Modern Warfare 3 – System Requirements

If you haven’t fallen for the pre-order shenanigans that almost every game out there offers in exchange for early access and have decided to wait around when the game releases on the 10th, you might want to take a look at the system requirements for PC.

Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 6500 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960/ GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • DirectX Version: 12
  • Storage: SSD with 150 GB available
  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit

Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 6700 K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti/ RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX  6600 XT
  • DirectX Version: 12
  • Storage: SSD with 150 GB available
  • OS: Windows 10 64 bit

Modern Warfare 3: Supported Platforms

You can easily play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on PC via Steam and Launchers. Console gamers will be able to play Modern Warfare 3 on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and the Xbox Series X|S. if you were thinking about whether the game supports cross-platform, well you are in luck the game like every other Call of Duty game has support for cross-platform. So you can play with your friends no matter what console or platform they are on.

Modern Warfare 3: Release Date, and Pre-Order

The game was officially released on the 10th of November 2023. However the game was available a week earlier (starting November 3) for users who pre-ordered the game.

If you have purchased the game, it can take a long time to download it to your PC or PlayStation as the game is more than 150 GB.

So that’s all on how big is the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and how long does it take to clear the game. Let us know your thoughts about the game in the comments section below.

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