Does Modern Warfare 3 have split-screen?

Sourav Banik
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a multiplayer game at its core, that’s why it includes a ton of this type of content to enjoy with friends. However, if you want to play it with a couch buddy, you might be wondering if MW3 includes split-screen support or not. Here’s everything you need to know.

Modern Warfare 3 introduced a single-player campaign, as well as a new multiplayer experience that brings back the original Modern Warfare 2 (2009) maps along with new features, mechanics, and weapons.

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Like always, Activision is releasing the game on multiple platforms, so many are wondering if MW3 has split-screen support so players can enjoy the FPS with a couch partner.

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Is there split-screen in Modern Warfare 3?

Yes, Modern Warfare 3 does have the split-screen option in the game. However, not all modes support it.

The split-screen option is not available for the campaign or Zombies in MW3. But, you can use it to play all multiplayer modes except for Free For All, Invasion, and Ground War.

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How to access split-screen mode in Modern Warfare 3?

Accessing the split-screen option in the game is pretty intuitive and players need to follow only a few steps:

  1. Connect the second controller to the console.
  2. Link an account to the second controller. You can save time by assigning an existing profile to it.
  3. Press the prompt for split-screen that appears on the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Select multiplayer for the game modes that do allow the split-screen option.
  5. Start playing with your couch buddy.

The split-screen is a handy feature as it makes private 1v1 sessions between two players even more fun and interesting. Just remember you need to have two functional controllers for the same gaming platform to use it.

So, there you have it — that’s everything you need to know about split-screen in Modern Warfare 3. For more about the game, be sure to check our other content and guides below:

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Sourav is a Games Writer at Dexerto, specializing in writing tips and guides for a number of games, including Baldur's Gate 3, Diablo 4, Hogwarts Legacy, Palworld, The Finals, XDefiant, and occasionally Tech. He is also passionate about esports, following games such as Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege, and Apex Legends. He previously wrote for Sportskeeda. Contact Sourav at