Modern Warfare 3 campaign mission list: All single-player chapters in MW3

Brad Norton
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Modern Warfare 3, the new installment in the Call of Duty series, is finally here, featuring a gripping campaign with well-known characters. If you’re curious about how many missions it includes, we’ve got all the details on its single-player mode.

The campaign mode of MW3, despite the allure of Zombies and multiplayer, offers a unique offline experience. It weaves together familiar narratives and characters from the Call of Duty universe.

With this latest installment, the campaign picks up shortly after where Modern Warfare 2 (the second one) left off. But just how far does the story go this time around?

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Here’s the full rundown on all the campaign missions in Modern Warfare 3 to get you up to speed.

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The MW3 campaign aligns with recent entries in the CoD series in terms of its total mission count.

How many missions are there in the MW3 campaign?

The Modern Warfare 3 campaign has 15 missions in total. Some of these chapters are rather short, taking just a few minutes to complete, while others are considerably longer, especially given their open-ended approach.

This falls in line with previous titles in the series, as Modern Warfare 2 featured 17 story missions while Modern Warfare (2019) had 14 all up.

Full Modern Warfare 3 campaign mission list

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

So, that’s the full rundown on every campaign mission in Modern Warfare 3. While some are certainly longer than others, the full experience should take you between 3-7 hours depending on your chosen difficulty and whether you’re determined to explore everything the open missions have to offer.

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That’s all you need to know about Modern Warfare 3’s campaign and the missions you’ll have to play through to complete it. In the meantime, check out our other MW3 guides:

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About The Author

Brad Norton is the Australian Managing Editor at Dexerto. He graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and has been working full-time in the field for the past six years at the likes of Gamurs Group and now Dexerto. He loves all things single-player gaming (with Uncharted a personal favorite) but has a history on the competitive side having previously run Oceanic esports org Mindfreak. You can contact Brad at