Modern Warfare 3 game modes list - All confirmed MW3 modes

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September 28, 2023: Information on the MW3 game modes continues to emerge. Find all the confirmed and rumoured game modes in our guide.

The Modern Warfare 3 game modes are bound to become essential intel for those looking to load into Sledgehammer Games' latest Call of Duty title. Whether it's a classic mode such as Team Deathmatch or something newer in the form of Invasion, Modern Warfare 3 will contain a wealth of modes offering different experiences for players.

There's also a strong possibility of the developer adding new modes alongside the arrival of the Tac Stance mechanic and the Covert Sneakers Perk so be sure to mark the beta dates in your calendar for the first chance to play.

Before we reveal all the intel on the Modern Warfare 3 game modes, check out our other guides containing information on the campaign and whether the game features SBMM.

All Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 game modes

As of writing (August 24, 2023), these are all of the Modern Warfare 3 game modes appearing in multiplayer:

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Domination
  • Free for All
  • Search and Destroy
  • Hardpoint
  • Control
  • Gun Game
  • Ground War
  • Invasion
  • War
  • Cutthroat
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Modern Warfare 3 Cutthroat mode explained

Cutthroat is a brand-new Modern Warfare 3 game mode that aims to provide players with a completely different experience from the other modes on offer.

Information on the mode remains a mystery but we do know it involves three teams of three players.

Once more information on Cutthroat emerges we'll update the guide with everything you need to know.

Does Modern Warfare 3 have Gunfight?

Gunfight first arrived with the launch of 2019's Modern Warfare and since then, it's become a hugely popular mode involving the entire weapon arsenal.

Complete with its own set of symmetrical maps, Gunfight sees two teams of two load into the game with random weapons. The first to reach the set number of rounds is declared the winner.


Sledgehammer Games hasn't confirmed if Gunfight will appear in Modern Warfare 3 but with several months until launch, there's always a chance the mode will be available to play.

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There you have it, that's all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 3 game modes so far. For more, check out the rumoured gun list and all of the movement changes on their way to multiplayer.

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