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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

How to Play MW3 Multiplayer Early

Craig Robinson

As you may notice, there is always a way to cheese the system and play a game pearly on console, thanks to regional rollouts. It’s this time of year that there is a sudden rise in New Zealand Gamers, especially those on Xbox. It turns out this trick can work, and with it, you can play MW3 early. However, there are a few catches with it this time. Here is everything you need to know on how to play MW3 Multiplayer Early.

Jump in and play MW3 Multiplayer Early using these tips and tricks. Image via Activision.

How to Play MW3 Multiplayer Early

To play MW3 Multiplayer Early, there are a few tricks you need to do. It’s important to note this is largely only available for Xbox users using the New Zeland Trick, but, there are some solutions to PlayStation players coming later.

  1. Go to Xbox Settings > System > Language & Location
  2. Select English (New Zealand) as Language Region
  3. Select New Zealand as your Location
  4. Restart your Xbox

After that, you need to change your Activision details too. Both Xbox and PlayStation Players will need to do the following.

  1. Log into your Activision account
  2. Go to Profile > Basic Info
  3. Select Edit next to the address
  4. Change the location to New Zealand or any other location in which region has hit midnight.

With both the Xbox and Activision accounts synced, you should be able to trick the system into thinking you are part of the 10th November gang. You should now be able to play MW3 Multiplayer Early.

As for the PlayStation gang, there is one more step to solve the puzzle. There is a trick where you can join a multiplayer lobby of someone already in multiplayer.

  1. Look for a friend in a multiplayer lobby. This can either be someone who is in the region where the multiplayer is live for either console or via an Xbox player playing multiplayer early you have as a cross-platform friend.
  2. Join their multiplayer lobby in progress, or join their open lobby and enter the firing range.
  3. If you’re in the firing range, have the party leader kick you, and you can get your won lobby.
  4. If you join a lobby in progress via the friend list, you should be auto-put into more lobbies in the future to continue playing.

Again, PlayStation users should have their Activision account changed to try this strategy. It will allow them to join the lobby despite the inability to change their console’s region. And there you have it; you can now know how to play MW3 Multiplayer earlier.

PC Players can do the following:

  • Go in game. Hit MW2MP.
  • Let it load the black screen and wait 2 seconds before you end task on COD HQ or Alt f4. Relaunch and you should be in the COD MW3 MP Lobby.
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    Activision Blizzard
  • Platforms,
    PS4, PS5, Steam, XB One, XB X|S
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    2 November 2023
  • Last Updated
    1 December 2023
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Modern Warfare 3 is the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise and was developed by both Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games. It features reimagined maps from the original MW2 which was released back in 2009. This guide for MW3 contains the following:

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