Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 campaign early access - When can you play?

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August 17, 2023: Modern Warfare 3 campaign early access is back. Find out when it begins in our guide with all the intel.

Modern Warfare 3 campaign early access gives players an opportunity to experience the latest single-player storyline ahead of the Modern Warfare 3 general release.

The feature first appeared with the launch of Modern Warfare 2 which is excellent news for players that don't want to sacrifice any multiplayer hours by working through the missions that contain the return of an iconic villain.

Before we take a closer look at the latest Modern Warfare 3 campaign early access intel, check out our other guides containing intel on the Zombies mode and the rumoured gun list expected to appear in multiplayer.

Does Modern Warfare 3 have early access?

Yes, Modern Warfare 3 will have an early access period. However, you can only play the campaign during the window. This means you won't be able to experience multiplayer ahead of launch.

When is Modern Warfare 3 early access?

If Modern Warfare 3 follows the same system as Modern Warfare 2, the Modern Warfare 3 early access begins on November 2, 2023, eight days before the rest of the game becomes available to play.

However, there's only one way to access Sledgehammer Games' latest project ahead of time.

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How to get Modern Warfare 3 early access

The process of getting your hands on Modern Warfare 3 early is incredibly straightforward. To play the campaign ahead of launch, simply pre-order the game.


If you pre-order the Vault Edition, you can play the single-player story and complete it with plenty of time to spare before the multiplayer servers switch on.

The Modern Warfare 3 campaign is a direct continuation of 2022's Modern Warfare 2 single-player. The likes of Captain Price and Soap will make a return in a bid to stop a familiar villain from causing chaos on a global scale.

There you have it, that's all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 3 campaign early access period. For more, check out our guides showcasing the Perks and whether Verdansk is making a return.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 page.