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How to play War Mode in MW3

War Mode explained!

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 reintroduces the popular War Mode from WWII (2017). If you have forgotten how this game mode plays or you're new to the game, I have all the information to get you geared up.

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How does War Mode work in Modern Warfare 3?

War Mode is a 6v6, respawn-enabled game mode in which the attacker team needs to complete different objectives while the defenders try to stop them. A match may last for a long duration depending on how the attackers are working on the objectives, which are:

  1. Capture and hold the anti-aircraft sites
  2. Escort the tank to the launch facility
  3. Upload overrides at the launch consoles

Capture and hold the anti-aircraft sites

When the match begins, the attackers' first objective is to capture two AA sites within four minutes. To capture a position, you need to stay inside the marked objective area, just like in the Domination game mode. Make sure no enemy is within the area or the objective will be contested, and you will not be able to capture.

Capture the Sam Site (first image) and Radar (second image) one after the other to proceed to the next objective. As defenders, you should try and prevent the enemies from capturing the objectives. I suggest building walls and cover and marked spots to slow the attackers down, but they can easily break it by placing a charge on it.

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Escort the tank to the launch facility

If the attacking team succeeds, they'll be tasked to escort a tank on a pre-determined path while trying to reach the launch facility within six minutes. To move the tank forward, stay within its proximity or sit in the gunner seat and use the turret. Defenders can stop the tank by building blockades (second image) or keeping attackers away from the vehicle.

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Remember that the tank doesn't take any damage, so there's no point shooting at it. As an attacker, you need to clear the path to escort the tank further. I recommend using a Smoke Grenade as cover before placing the charge on the blockade. Once you reach the launch facility, jump down the missile silo to enter the bunker.

Upload overrides at the launch consoles

Your final objective is to hack the two launch consoles inside the underground facility within five minutes. Go to a console and hold the interact button to upload the override (second image). You then have to guard it and prevent the defenders from deactivating the override.

Once the progress bar fills and the hack has been uploaded, go to the next console and repeat the process. The victory screen will appear if you succeed, but that's not the end. Now the positions will be swapped, and you'll have to defend the objectives from the attackers. This is War Mode for you.

Stay tuned to Pro Game Guides for more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 content. In the meantime, head over to our article on Best WSP-9 loadout and build in MW3.

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Praharsh Kashyap
Praharsh Kashyap is a video gaming enthusiast from India currently working as a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides. He has been playing and covering first-person shooters such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Apex Legends for years now. Besides FPS games, he also likes to indulge in RPGs every now and then.

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