The campaign has also encouraged players to seek refunds on Steam since it has been very disappointing.
Why it matters: While single-player has never been Call of Duty’s main appeal, the latest campaign has disappointed players after Activision teased the return of a popular villain in Modern Warfare 2.
One Reddit user recently posted a screenshot after refunding Modern Warfare 3, claiming it isn’t so bad since the user played it for free.
Traditionally, Steam does not accept refunds for a game played for over 2 hours. However, in this case, many players who have completed the campaign claim to have been refunded after submitting a request.
Others have pointed out that they were able to refund the game as well despite having over 2 hours of playtime. Interestingly, despite such refunds, the game has stayed at the top of the best-seller charts on Steam and PlayStation.
My brother requested a refund of #MW3 and wrote this:
"game is horrible and feels like DLC, paid 70 USD for a 4 hour game, while DLC in games like Resident Evil 4 Remake was 10 USD for 5 hour game + extras. Scam"
They refunded him 🤣 pic.twitter.com/QuwIuQ7vBu
— ExoGhost (@ExoGhost) November 4, 2023
Players are also sharing screenshots of refunds on Twitter. The popular Call of Duty content creator ExoGhost states that this brother was able to get a refund after completing the campaign and telling Valve that Modern Warfare 3 feels like a DLC.
We believe that, while these reactions are certainly not unwarranted, Modern Warfare 3 will be received better as an overall package. This includes the multiplayer and zombies modes, which will help Activision justify the $70 price tag better.
Nonetheless, we expect Modern Warfare 3 to be quite successful. If history is anything to go by, Call of Duty is guaranteed to do well on the market despite the discourse on social media.
Last year’s release made new records for the series, and while this may not be the case for 2023’s offering, it will likely continue Call of Duty’s strong legacy.
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