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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Editions FAQ

A breakdown of the different editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, including pre-order incentives and cross-gen options for consoles

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® III continues the story of Task Force 141 following the events of 2022’s Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II, introducing an epic new global storyline as well as the return of the ultranationalist war criminal Makarov.

Co-developed by the three main Call of Duty® studios – Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer Games – for the first time in franchise history, Modern Warfare® III includes a heart-pounding Campaign, adrenaline-filled, world-class Multiplayer, and a brand-new open world Zombies experience. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is available now on:

  • Consoles: Xbox (Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One) and PlayStation (PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4)
  • PC: and Steam
  • Game Pass: Xbox consoles and PC (Microsoft Store only)

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Digital Edition Bonuses

Soap Operator Pack

Instantly unlock the Soap Operator Pack for use in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II, Call of Duty®: Warzone™, and Modern Warfare III.

  • Masked Soap Operator Skin
  • Unmasked Soap Operator Skin
  • Shadow Siege Weapon Blueprint


Zombie Ghost Operator Skin

Instantly unlock the Zombie Ghost Operator Skin for use in Modern Warfare II, Warzone, and Modern Warfare III.


Captain Price “Skirmisher” Skin #

Players who pre-ordered any digital edition of Modern Warfare III will receive the Captain Price Skirmisher Skin for use in Call of Duty®: Mobile.

Once Modern Warfare III launches, players will need to play one match in Modern Warfare III by November 15 to be eligible to receive the Price Skirmisher Skin.

Please note: a digital edition of Modern Warfare III must be pre-ordered on a platform using an Activision account that is also linked to Call of Duty: Mobile.

Vault Edition

Vault Edition

Available on all platforms, the digital-only Vault Edition offers the most content of any version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.

In addition to the base game – Digital Cross-Gen version on consoles and Standard Edition on PC – the Vault Edition includes the following bonus content.

Nemesis Operator Pack

Nemesis Operator Pack

Includes four playable Multiplayer Operators: Price, Ghost, Makarov, and Warden. The Nemesis Operator pack will be available for use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty: Warzone.

FATE Weapons Vaults §

Fate Weapons Vault

Stay tuned for more details about the FATE Weapon Vaults.

BlackCell Battle Pass Bundle (one Season)

Players who pre-order the Vault Edition receive the Modern Warfare III Season 01 BlackCell offering, which includes the Battle Pass, BlackCell Sector that includes CP, Battle Token Tier Skips, and more. This exceptional content drop includes the following:

  • Access to a Modern Warfare III Season Battle Pass, along with 20 Tier Skips from BlackCell (25 on PlayStation®) and the unlocking of up to 1,400 COD Points.
  • An additional 30 Tier Skips for purchasing the Vault Edition. The BlackCell Sector within the Battle Pass Map with a variety of exclusive content, along with immediate unlocking of adjacent Battle Pass Sectors.
  • BlackCell-only Battle Pass content: expect BlackCell Alt Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, and more.

This also includes the full Battle Pass with access to over 100 rewards across multiple Sectors, such as functional weapons, Blueprints, Operator Skins, Emblems, Skins, Stickers, and other Modern Warfare III–specific content.


Digital Cross-Gen Editions for Consoles

Available for Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Digital Cross-Gen Editions include the base game playable on both console generations within the same console family (Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5). Digital Cross-Gen Editions give players the flexibility to play on multiple consoles or take advantage of potential upgrade options.

Please note: When installing the game on a Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5, be sure to install that console’s version of the game, as both versions may be available for download in the Cross-Gen Bundle.

PC Standard Edition

The PC Standard Edition is only available digitally through the Microsoft Store, and Steam. Learn more about installing Modern Warfare III from the Microsoft Store.

Game Pass Editions

Players with an active Game Pass Console, Game Pass PC or Game Pass Ultimate subscriptions have access to play a standard edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III.

Physical Editions on Consoles

Physical Editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III can be purchased for PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

  • Xbox Cross-Gen Edition: Includes a cross-gen version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III playable on Xbox Series X and Xbox One.
  • PlayStation 4 Cross-Gen Edition: Includes a cross-gen version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III playable on PlayStation 4 and unlocks a free digital upgrade to play on PlayStation 5.
    • Please note: The game disc will be required to play the PlayStation 5 version.
  • PlayStation 5: Includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, playable on PlayStation 5 only.

Please note: Physical editions of the game will not operate on a digital-only PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series S.

Banned Account Restrictions

Activision ID accounts permanently banned from previous titles (Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® (2019), Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty®: Vanguard, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II, Call of Duty®: Warzone™) may not be eligible to play Modern Warfare III, per the existing Security and Enforcement Policy. accounts that have been permanently banned from Modern Warfare II or Warzone will not be eligible to purchase Modern Warfare III from the Blizzard Digital Store. Players may have the ability to purchase Modern Warfare III digitally on Xbox and PlayStation, as well as on Steam; however, permanently banned accounts will not be eligible to play online modes in Modern Warfare III in those versions.



Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II / Call of Duty: Warzone on pre-order platform required to redeem Soap Operator Pack and Zombie Ghost Operator Skin. Sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by November 10, 2024.

§Weapon Vault design limited to Weapon Vault contents at launch.

Battle Pass, Call of Duty Points, and Tier Skips will be accessible in Modern Warfare III once the Season 01 Battle Pass is made available in game. Battle Pass redemption applies to one Season of Modern Warfare III Battle Pass only.

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