'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III' Is Currently Offering a Free Trial to All Players

Callie (Carlos) Cadorniga - Author

Dec. 15 2023, Published 11:57 a.m. ET

The Gist:

  • Players of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III have noticed a tab that says "Free Trial" on the main menu.
  • Activision is currently offering an exclusive campaign to encourage new players to try the game.
  • The campaign is a holiday event that only lasts one weekend.
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With the holidays in full gear, some folks are probably wondering what to get their gamer friends as gifts. On the flip side, some gamers themselves might be wondering what games to get themselves for the holidays.

Well, if you're in the market for the latest installment of the long-running Call of Duty franchise, you have the chance to test out Modern Warfare III over the weekend. Many players have noticed that the game now says "Free Trial" in the start menu. Here's what you should know.

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'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III' is offering a free trial for a limited time.

Modern Warfare III was released on Nov. 10, 2023 for PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and PC. If you've been on the fence about checking out the newest game in the series, then worry not. Activision is giving gamers a chance to try out the game for free before buying.

In mid-December 2023, an official blog post confirmed that MWIII would be offering a Free Access period for the holidays. The event runs from Dec. 14 to Dec. 18, meaning new players can dive in for the weekend and check out everything that the game has to offer.

Players are able to check out all of the game's multiplayer content, including maps, War Mode, and the Modern Warfare Zombies co-op mode.

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Anyone accessing the free trial will also be able to access four different multiplayer modes: Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, and Domination.

Existing players will have likely noticed the "Free Access" tab that appears in the main menu during this trial. Obviously, none of this particularly matters if you already have the game, and your current playthroughs won't be affected. However, you can expect an influx of newcomers testing the waters of MWIII.

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Now, there's good news and bad news to go with this free trial. The bad news? The single-player campaign for Modern Warfare III isn't available for the free trial. You can only access that upon purchasing the full game.

However, there's still good news for MWII players who have yet to get the game. All of the content and experience you've earned in that installment will be carried over to the new Modern Warfare III.

With this robust trial featuring many of the hallmarks that COD is known for, there's no reason for fans of the franchise not to check out the game during this free trial.

The Free Access period for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III ends on Dec. 18 at 7 a.m. EST.

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