Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Bugs and Known Issues

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With the release of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Activision hopes to avoid the pitfalls of its predecessor Call of Duty Black Ops and aggravating the fan base by delivering a buggy game. For those of you who remember the launch of Black Ops will probably recall how aggravating the first few weeks were after its release. Ops was full of bugs and glitches and while Treyarch was hard at work trying to resolve them, it still took weeks to months for the major issues to get resolved.

Bugs are a part of virtually every video game and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 will be no exception to this fact. But what can you do if you happen to encounter a Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Bug or problem that you can't seem to resolve on your own?

The official Call of Duty Forums contains platform specific and technical support forums that contain various discussions surrounding Modern Warfare 3 bugs and issues that people are experiencing. As of this writing, there appear to be quite a few issues surrounding the Call of Duty Elite service as it struggles with the high demand. Infinity Ward has not posted information regarding bug fixes/patches, bug reporting or known issues but the game's Creative Strategist Robert Bowling (@fourzerotwo) has made a few tweets in regards to both Modern Warfare 3 online issues and Call of Duty Elite problems:

"All Call of Duty ELITE questions, feedback, or problems should be directed to @CallOfDutyElite team at Beachhead Studios."
"Thanks for all the awesome messages about #MW3. Remember, if you run into ANY problems online, tweet me. Include #Xbox360 #PS3 or #PC in it."

That being said I'm not certain how much attention your message may get depending on the specifics of your issue. So here's you're chance to tell us about any bugs or problems you have been experiencing with the game or Elite, hopefully, someone else may have encountered the same issue and has a solution.

Current Status

As of 2016 many of the previous bugs and issues with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 have been resolved. The last downloadable content for Modern Warfare 3 was released in 2012 with patches coming automatically through Steam. 

Any Modern Warfare 3 bugs, glitches or other problems that are still encountered are typically due to hardware or driver related. Others are minor and will most likely not be resolved considering the game was released back in 2011. 

The official Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 forums are still active and should be the first place to start when trying to troubleshoot any issues that are encountered with the game. 

About Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is the eighth game in the Call of Duty series and it is the final game in the Modern Warfare story arc which also included Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

In Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, players take on the role of a modern-day elite soldier as they fight between the United States and Russia that has turned into World War III. The game includes both a single-player story campaign as well as robust competitive multiplayer modes that include dozens of maps and game modes.

For the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game, there were monthly content drops for which introduced new maps and missions. These content drops were exclusive to the consoles and Call of Duty Elite members but were later bundled into four content collections or DLCs for the PC version of the game.

These DLCs added more than a dozen new multiplayer maps, spec op missions and face off maps.