Call Of Duty fans review bomb Modern Warfare 3 2011 by mistake
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Call Of Duty fans are less than thrilled with the latest instalment, which many believe to be little more than a glorified expansion. Unfortunately, they appear to have voiced their displeasure by review bombing the wrong game.
I'll assume that you're all largely familiar with the practice of review bombing: something angry gamers do en masse to make themselves heard when a game sneaks in microtransactions, or includes a person of colour in a leading role.
Take a look at the OG Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3in action below!
The new Call Of Duty - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - has not exactly gotten off to the best start. From the fact the game doesn't appear to have a Platinum Trophy to the myriad of issues accessing the game over the weekend, fans are seriously unhappy that they've been asked to pay full price for what was clearly always intended to be DLC for last year's Modern Warfare 2. The fact the campaign clocks in at just over four hours doesn't help much, either.
It's important to note that Modern Warfare 3 is currently only open to those who paid for the early access, but that's enough players currently incredibly annoyed at Activision. Usually these frustrations would manifest in the form of scathing review scores on Metacritic. The issue is that Modern Warfare 3 isn't actually out till 10 November, meaning critic and user scores are currently unavailable to post. The 2011 Modern Warfare 3 Metacritic page still exists, however, and it appears to have caused some confusion between angry fans.
At the time of writing the 2011 Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's user score has plummeted to 3.5, with new reviews specifically calling out issues from the 2023 game.
Based on what we're seeing here, it's unlikely the 2023 version's user score will be any kinder on Metacritic. Guess we'll find out in a few days.