Sledgehammer Games Triumphs: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Latest Patch Delivers Game-Changing Tweaks and Exciting Additions

A recent patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 brought a highly requested weapons adjustment to enhance certain multiplayer aspects, earning praise for developer Sledgehammer Games amidst the game's troubled history.

Since its launch in November 2023, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has faced substantial criticism, deviating from the anticipated satisfying conclusion to the well-received Modern Warfare reboot trilogy. Unfortunately, it became the lowest-rated mainline Call of Duty game on Metacritic. Players voiced concerns ranging from a lackluster campaign to widespread hacking and even simple grievances like the unavoidable weapon check animations that played upon every respawn. In a recent update, Sledgehammer Games addressed the latter concern.

Following the latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 patch, players will no longer experience weapon check animations upon respawn in small map playlists, allowing for uninterrupted reentry into the battlefield. This adjustment, announced by Sledgehammer Games, has garnered praise from gamers. While the Modern Warfare reboot entries were applauded for their meticulous weapon animations, the previous gun checks often led to players dying during respawn without the ability to retaliate.


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In addition to this impactful tweak, Sledgehammer Games introduced Gun Game to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Quick Play filter. Despite not being considered the game's best multiplayer mode, Gun Game has been a fan favorite since its debut in 2010's Call of Duty: Black Ops. Its removal from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sparked complaints across online forums, highlighting its enduring popularity.

Despite the controversies surrounding it, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 emerged as the best-selling game in the United States at launch, surpassing critically acclaimed titles from the previous year. While facing a myriad of issues, the game achieved significant sales success within a notably shorter sales period.


Looking ahead, Treyarch is expected to develop Call of Duty's 2024 installment. Renowned for creating the popular Zombies mode in the series, the veteran studio may return to the mode's foundational elements. Reports suggest that the next Call of Duty game could be set during the Gulf War, with hopes that it will experience a smoother launch than its predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.