All Modern Warfare 3 campaign missions listed & how long to beat

All Modern Warfare 3 campaign missions listed & how long to beat
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Written by 

Alex Garton


3rd Nov 2023 15:57


Modern Warfare 3's campaign missions add another chapter to the Call of Duty franchise and as always, they're action-packed.

The story of MW3's campaign sees characters such as Graves, Captain Price, Laswell, and Makarov all come together to form a gripping and exciting experience.

Of course, it's always nice to keep track of where you are in the narrative and how many missions you have left before you beat the campaign, so let's run down all of MW3's mission list so you can see just where it is that you're at.

How many missions are in MW3 2023?

Modern Warfare 3's campaign is made up of 15 missions in total. It's worth noting that each of these chapters takes a different amount of time, with some being over quickly, and other objectives taking much longer to complete.

Campaign mission list for Modern Warfare 3

MW3 Operators underwater
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Here's the full list of MW3 campaign missions in order, so you can check how much of the story you've progressed through:

  • Operation 627
  • Precious Cargo
  • Reactor
  • Payload
  • Deep Cover
  • Passenger
  • Crash Site
  • Flashpoint
  • Oligarch
  • Highrise
  • Frozen Tundra
  • Gora Dam
  • Danger Close
  • Trojan Horse
  • Countdown

How long does it take to beat the MW3 campaign?

Captain Price MW3
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The Modern Warfare 3 campaign will take you roughly 5-6 hours to complete if you're playing on Regular difficulty. If you choose to play on Recruit, however, you can very likely finish the story in around 4 hours.

It's worth noting that every players' completion time will be different as MW3 has so many open-ended missions which give you the freedom to reach the objective in any way you please.

Now you're familiar with every MW3 mission, why not learn how to unlock Zombie Ghost ahead of launch? Don't forget to check out our MW3 homepage for all the latest CoD guides, news, and explainers.

Alex Garton
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Alex Garton
Alex is a Senior Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) in English, he has previously written for Dexerto & Gfinity. Specialising in Call of Duty & Apex Legends, he loves (attempting) to improve his aim in competitive shooters and will always make time for a single-player RPG.
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