Free weekend incoming for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III — Here are the details

Free weekends are great. Even better if it’s a game you’d like to try. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III is dropping theirs, and it sounds like it may be on the heels of an incoming discount as well. There’s a rumor out there of Modern Warfare III being up to 30% off, so now is the perfect time to check it out. The free weekend will run from the 14th-18th, with a bunch of maps and modes included. Check out the details below, straight from the Call of Duty blog.

Just in time for the holidays, get a taste of Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® III during the Free Access period from December 14 through 18. Free Access players will experience a variety of Multiplayer content throughout the event, from classic maps like Highrise, Rust, and Shipment to the new Season 1 Meat map, plus the new War mode, the fully co-operative Modern Warfare Zombies, and more.

Invite your friends and family, recruit some new squad members, or try the game yourself for the first time. Read on for a look at all the maps, modes, and Playlists supported during the Free Access event:

New Season 1 Map: Meat

Meat: Season 1 introduces the new map Meat, a compact slaughterhouse located in California’s Port of Oakland. Battle in close quarters through the meat locker and processing plant or extend the fight into the midrange by taking to the outer loading dock and parking lot. The new Tac-Stance ability is perfect for this environment, combining agility and accuracy to stay light on your feet while remaining on target.

Combat moves quickly on this small-sized map, so be ready to engage right at the start of the match. Shotguns and SMGs are your prime cut here, with midranged weapons gaining some traction outdoors. Stick with your teammates to keep the odds in your favor and be fast on the trigger to gain the initiative over your enemies.

Get more intel on this map with our in-depth Meat map guide.

Slay the Horde in Modern Warfare Zombies

Zombies arrives for the first time in the Modern Warfare universe, and Free Access players can get more than a taste of the new gameplay experience as they join Operation Deadbolt in their mission to contain the Exclusion Zone.

Taking place on a zombified version of the new big Urzikstan map, players will deploy to and complete Missions and Contracts, and acquire high-value items like Acquisitions and Schematics that can be exfiltrated from the match for use in future deployments.

Power up through classic Zombies items like the Mystery Box and Pack-a-Punch Machine. Equip Wonder Weapons like the Ray Gun, the Wunderwaffe, the V-R11, and the new Scorcher. Modern Warfare Zombies is a fully cooperative game mode where squads work together to push farther into the Exclusion Zone, gaining greater rewards as the threats intensify.

Check out our Modern Warfare Zombies overview to get a full rundown of the new mode.

War Mode: Operation Spearhead

Compete in War’s Operation Spearhead, a multiphase objective mode. The attacking team’s objective is threefold: Destroy the enemy team’s SAM Site and Radar, escort a tank through hostile territory, and upload override codes to prevent an incoming missile launch. On the defending team, it’s your job to prevent the enemy from completing their mission at all costs.

Be ready to fight in an environment that changes as the mission moves through sections of Urzikstan’s Orlov Military Base and Kadurin Silo. In this thrilling 6v6 battle, the team that best adapts to the shifting parameters will be well on their way to victory. For an in-depth look at Operation Spearhead, check out our War mode guide.

All Supported Maps and Modes

The full list of maps, modes, and Playlists that will be available to Free Access players includes:

6v6 Core Maps: Terminal, Rust, Highrise, Shipment, Afghan, Meat.

Ground War Maps: Popov Power, Orlov Military Base, Levin Resort.

Core Modes: Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Domination, Kill Confirmed, Ground War, War.

Playlists: Rustment 24/7 (Shipment and Rust), War Mode, 6v6 Moshpit (featuring Highrise, Meat, Afghan, Terminal), Ground War, Modern Warfare Zombies.

Purchase Modern Warfare III Today

Enjoying the Free Access period? Consider purchasing Modern Warfare III today. For the first time in Call of Duty history, the content you earned in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will carry forward to Modern Warfare III. Engage in a riveting Campaign with new Open Combat Missions, play modernized versions of all 16 Core maps from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) in Multiplayer, and continue your operations into the Exclusion Zone in Modern Warfare Zombies.

Modern Warfare III Free Access begins on December 14 at 10AM PT and ends on December 18 at 10AM PT. An additional download is required to play. See your platform for details on file size.

Stay frosty.

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