Modern Warfare 3 Vs Battlefield 3: Which game will you buy?

By Alan Ng - Feb 28, 2011

We have had a fair portion of information on Battlefield 3 recently in the way of new screenshots and the very first gameplay video for the game, and we’ve just had a semi-official teaser on Modern Warfare 3, via a mysterious FindMakarov website which we’re sure you’ve all visited by now.

With this in mind, we want to know which game you are most looking forward to playing. The easy decision may be Call of Duty for some of you, but considering how impressive the Battlefield 3 gameplay trailer was, we think that some of you may be changing your minds.

Of course, we’re yet to see Activision provide any official details on the next Modern Warfare game, so we have no idea what kind of graphics the game will possess, or if it will make use of a new game engine – which would be pretty special.

Why are we asking this question so early you ask? Well for the very first time, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare will be releasing side by side with one another, meaning that both EA and Activision are fighting it out to secure your purchase around November. If you remember back to March last year, it was then that EA decided to unleash the popular Battlefield Bad Company 2 game, but it seems that EA now believe that BF3 has the minerals to take Modern Warfare 3 head on.

What do you think about this? Are you planning to pick up just one game, or not? Let us know your choice below.

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  • BF3 RULEZ

    agreed 100%

  • Brandon0159

    I am officially resigning from this thread goodbye everyone thanks for everything good luck.

  • Guest

    Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 Will Both Be Great Games
    anyone who thinks otherwise is:
    1. a fanboy
    2.a a troll

  • eer brandon dude mw3 hasent even come out yet for all we know it could be a cartoony pice of sh*t

  • Brandon0159

    Ha I told u MW3 would win read EA post they admitted defeat and gave up the war 2 MW3 meaning MW3 is still the number one game in the world

  • Brandon0159

    Right now MW3 is in the lead but this is no surprise. Also EA is trash talking but if you read it they admit BF3 will lose to MW3. So all you BF fanboys can suck it cause EA does this every time and always loses your main reasons are new game engine which doesn’t matter cause everything’s the same conquest rush explosions ect. or COD 4 MW was the best 1 there sequels they get better and better meaning if you say this the next BF game will suck and the first one was the best MW3 already won so give up call of duty will come out every year cause it’s the best so will BF it’ll switch between bad company BF3 or 1942 idk what more to add so there MW3 Is The Winner

    • Guest

      If only there was a dislike button…

    • rsdefsdfds

      cod only won in terms of sales it’s pretty much accepted battlefield is better in terms of graphics gameplay and innovation.

    • rsdefsdfds

      cod only won in terms of sales it’s pretty much accepted battlefield is better in terms of graphics gameplay and innovation.

  • 한국인

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  • 한국인

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  • bludmon88

    the first thing i heard from a battle feild fan boy was mw3 was going to suk. at the time i posted this there was barely any information about modern warfare 3 so please tell me how u (know) modern warfare 3 will suk. please. just try me.

    • =/ think about it…

      tell me the difference between MW1 2 and 3 besides renaming guns and retexture

  • bludmon88

    the first thing i heard from a battle feild fan boy was mw3 was going to suk. at the time i posted this there was barely any information about modern warfare 3 so please tell me how u (know) modern warfare 3 will suk. please. just try me.

  • Brandon0159

    Right now MW3 has way more preorders than BF3 so you BF fanboys can kiss my ass cause looks like you lost

    • SovietSoldier15

      Popularity does not count as a factor in the quality of a game, the trailers for both of these games have been released, and so far, Battlefields graphics, look much more smooth, there is much more detail in the enviroment, and the movement mechanics are much more realistic. MW3 looks almost exactly the same as MW2, they have been using the same engine since COD 4 for over 4 years, its time they actually make some changed to the graphics, or at least do some improvement it. It doesn’t matter cause im getting both, so stop bitching about which game is best, if a fanboy is annoying ignore him, if you join the argument with him, you are just as dumb as he is……..

  • Faggotsaregay

    MW3 VS BF3 this forums old go to an updated August forum MW3 is better and if by a miracle BF3 wins Cod sledgehammer comes out December 31

  • Faggotsaregay

    When will they learn this same thing happened when mw2 and bfbc2 came out and mw2 trashed it but if u want to know none of these willbeat game of the year ps3 exclusive uncharted 3 drakes deception.

  • Faggotsaregay

    I’m buying MW3 bottom line.

  • Manuel

    OMG look guys I’m right in the middle I like Battlefield and COD a lot but here is the thing they both are good shooters and I’m tired of you BF fanboys saying the same thing! Infinity Ward has NOT show anything of the multiplayer and they confirmed that they are eliminating what players hate and maps anti-camp. THE GAME DOESNT HAVE PREMIUM SERVICE! The COD Elite premium is about have more details on your stats and thats it! Yes BF3 looks exelent but MW3 doesnt look the same and isnt the same of black ops ( that wasnt made by Infinity Ward ) and MW2 was a good game but it got hacked. If you like BF just go and buy your game but BF isnt entirely cleaned of CAMPING too ITS WORST THAN the one in COD how the do it? simple the took a choopper and go to the enemy respond and start flyng on circle. GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT and go to Conquist mode to see what I mean

    • Adanlol10

      I’m not going to explain why cause I’m really tired right now hahah :) But trust me this year Battlefield 3 will crush the cod franchise. They did actually said that they removed camping/spawn killing in Battlefield 3 COMPLETELY! Buy Battlefield 3! 😀

  • brandon pagan

    ha only reason so many ppl prefer BF3 is cause there all noobs who suck in COD. We all know that pros play COD and you need skills. COD is the only game that feels real to the player and you can actually get better unlike BF. and cause most ppl cant beat it on veteran pass special ops or beat zombies while BF has none of those making it a much easier game. Noobs/=BF3 Pros=COD MW3

  • brandon pagan

    ha only reason so many ppl prefer BF3 is cause there all noobs who suck in COD. We all know that pros play COD and you need skills. COD is the only game that feels real to the player and you can actually get better unlike BF. and cause most ppl cant beat it on veteran pass special ops or beat zombies while BF has none of those making it a much easier game. Noobs/=BF3 Pros=COD MW3

    • Adanlol10

      Dude, are you serious?

      The only thing you do in cod is..
      Run, kill, run, kill, run, kill, killstreak, run, kill. 

      If you’re trolling cause you are so wrong! Battlefield 3 takes way more skills, it takes teamwork and skills to win a match.. In cod you only need to kill them to win and that’s it.. In battlefield you need a plan, you need vehicles, you need a team. In battlefield you have to help each other.. You have to be help depending on which class you are. 

      If you think you have skills and you’re willing to use them in an epic war then try Battlefield.

      If you wanna have some fun with 12 year old boys then play Cod.

    • SovietSoldier15

      Really, last time I heard BF3 actually offered teamwork and actual real military tactics, while modern warfare 2 is more of a lone wolf shoot em up rambo style game, so saying BF3 makes you look like a fool, Battlfield is much more realistic than Call of duty, in real war, sometimes you cant even see your enemy.

    • sfsdfsdfds

      your an idiot cod is the easiest game to play, low recoil high accuracy high damage, its only popular because it has a low learning curve 

    • sfsdfsdfds

      your an idiot cod is the easiest game to play, low recoil high accuracy high damage, its only popular because it has a low learning curve 

  • brandon pagan

    I want to say one thing and be honest everyone one person wrote all this crap about call of duty saying theres no quickscoping or six vs six in real life and then i play BFBC2 and its the same type of things its just COD is better cause it has way more weapons and game modes while BF always has 2 gold rush and domination lets tell ea and dice we want to see more game modes.I would also like to add dice never realeased a collecters edition for BF ever COD did.

    • BF3 Rulez

      You have no idea what you are talking about… COD is for boy scouts!
      You need skills to play battlefield…

  • hhhhhhhhhh BattelFiled 3 82 %

  • anthony jackson

    All i hear is Battlefield 3 this Battlefield 3 that. It took 6 years for this game to be released and you all say its better than Mw3 well thats your opinion cause believe me MW3 will have way more players online the day it comes out and who cares about this new game engine if it had the same one alot of you wouldnt be talking about it as much.

  • anthony jackson

    All i hear is Battlefield 3 this Battlefield 3 that. It took 6 years for this game to be released and you all say its better than Mw3 well thats your opinion cause believe me MW3 will have way more players online the day it comes out and who cares about this new game engine if it had the same one alot of you wouldnt be talking about it as much.

  • anthony jackson

    Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and Call Of Duty Elite 11/8//11

  • anthony jackson

    Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and Call Of Duty Elite 11/8//11

  • anthony jackson

    Modern Warfare 3 has bin revealed everybody and when both games come out and MW3 wins i will come back to this thread and rub it in your faces your just give up i don’t care what you say MW3 is better and dont respond to this your wasting your time noobs thats why i have the Platinums for them.

    • sadsadsa

      In e3 Battlefield 3 has earned over 60 Best of E3 nominations and has won over 40 E3 awards MW3 has won 0.

    • sadsadsa

      In e3 Battlefield 3 has earned over 60 Best of E3 nominations and has won over 40 E3 awards MW3 has won 0.

  • Anonymous

    Where is the option for both. I’m growing quite tired of the loyalty war between the two. I’ve always gotten both because there are aspects of both that I like. I sometimes think Battlefield gets a bad rap because it hasn’t challenged COD in marketing and COD has it’s “lifer’s” (Usually made up of annoying kids, or college class cutters during online play). I do, however, like the fluidity and ease of play with it and the story lines (Even though they’re often just tweeked stories of MW4). As a former serviceman I can relate to battlefield more, because of the depth it provides and the demeanor of the characters. The conversations between the soldiers is more like what you would find from your brothers in the battlefield. COD is a great game but often feels robotic. Regardless I’m getting both and would suggest both for everyone.

  • Anonymous

    Where is the option for both. I’m growing quite tired of the loyalty war between the two. I’ve always gotten both because there are aspects of both that I like. I sometimes think Battlefield gets a bad rap because it hasn’t challenged COD in marketing and COD has it’s “lifer’s” (Usually made up of annoying kids, or college class cutters during online play). I do, however, like the fluidity and ease of play with it and the story lines (Even though they’re often just tweeked stories of MW4). As a former serviceman I can relate to battlefield more, because of the depth it provides and the demeanor of the characters. The conversations between the soldiers is more like what you would find from your brothers in the battlefield. COD is a great game but often feels robotic. Regardless I’m getting both and would suggest both for everyone.

  • guest

    The first Modern Warfare was sick. I remember the sniper mission in Chernobyl! Crawlin’ around in the grass. That was SO GOOD. WAW was alright. Zombies was pretty fun. Then I stumbled upon BFBC. Even the first one was a completely different, (and for me) much more enjoyable experience than any other game I had played. Then BFBC2. Same. I’ve never been able to go back. I’ve played all the newer COD games numerous times at my friends house, and I just get REALLY bored after about 2 to 4 games. There’s just not enough variety within the game. I think I had more fun, and enjoyed playing the arcade easter egg contra-esque game in Black Ops more than the actual game.

    Heck I would probably even get MW3 if games weren’t 60 bucks. Or if I just had plenty of extra money to throw around. It looks like an ok game. But when it comes to spending 60 bucks, and not really wanting to or being able to spend 120 bucks. My 60 definitely goes to Battlefield.

  • gus

    I’m gonna get both

  • Cromatis

    Battlefield 3 hands down. They are shitting their pants over at activision right now. Implementing destruction? I laugh at you. They're shouting bold claims out into the world right now, but I bet you that destruction will be nothing but chipping away at some concrete covers. Battlefield 3 will redefine online warfare and I sincerely hope DICE will release modding tools for when Project Reality comes, there will be no denying: Battlefield will be king.

  • Brandon0159

    I'm buying both games or whichever the next Call of duty title will be called. Thumbs up if you will to!

  • Brandon0159

    Brian's right and if you read my comment i said overall call of duty is more popular not MW3 Specifically and there is a call of duty in development but 1 person says its MW3 then the whole world says it and it makes forums like this. Thumbs up if you agree and are buying either game.

  • brian

    Battlefield 3 will crash and burn, face it. People will buy call of duty mw3 just because its call of duty. I'm not dissing bf3, but as we saw with MOH, Crysis 2, Homefront, BFBC2 etc. most fps titles can't stay popular more than a few months as long as a new Call of Duty is on the title.

  • HAMID

    Comparison is incorrect,becasue we didn't see any trailer from COD : MW 3 sofar and all people voted for BF3 becasue they saw some trailers.

  • Brandon0159

    All of you say Battlefield 3 is better but you're all a small percent of the world and overall Call of duty titles always have more sales making it a better and more popular title so thats how you know Mw3 will win in the end and think about you know its true

    • SovietSoldier15

      Hahaha your comment amuses me, Battlefield 3 is more anticipated than Call of Duty, 82% of people polled prefer Battlefield 3 than Modern warfare 3, many of which were former call of duty fans, they have realised that they have been playing the same game over an over again, same engine, same multiplayer, same crap all the time, not saying MW3 will be a bad game, its just that activision needs to change its games instead of making rip offs. 

  • stephen

    I started with Graw… Moved upto Graw2… hated cod4…. loved MW2 (played it solid)…. Played B:Bad company 2 and never went back to MW2. If I had to choose, I'd go Battlefield 3 as I think cod is boring now (running around spraying "your care package is ready for delivery) black op's wrecked it for me, total pants. cods maps are smaller than my back garden, battlefield maps are huge. in cod you can stand on a bush… in battlefield you can get in the bush while you C4 them tanks as they go past… booom

  • Brandon0159

    If this comment gets posted by the admin this will mean MW3 is better and you all love me lol plz post this thanks

  • denex

    OMG I them both why is it only one of them or neither them, they are both so cool :=D

  • Brandon0159

    Just so you guys know Respawn Entertainment are all fired activision and infinityward people so stop thinking their making the next COD game because their banned from it and will be sued if they try to. sorry to say its not going to have frostbite2 but a better engine thanks InfinityWard, SledgeHammer games, and Raven Indusries.

  • stevos121

    buy them both why killing one if you can have them bothwtf wtf wtf winnn winnnn

  • R03HRIG251

    Ive Played Every COD Game Since The Beginning On PS2 But Seriously When I Played BFBC2 I Never Touched The MW Games Or Black Ops Again
    Graphics>>BF
    Physics>>BF
    Multiplayer>>BF
    MW3 VS BF3>>>>BF3!!!

  • Brandon0159

    I cant believe all you people love battlefield so damn much its not BF3 look at it its MOH2 like for real people battlefield has the worst graphics worst engine and dumb multiplayer and story Modern warfare 3 will become game of the year. you guys say BF3 is better but have you seen the sale rates for COD. dice games always have glitched trophies and their website is glitched to. Cod has the best graphics a very interesting story and by far the best gamplay online experience i ever seen so you bet I'm buying Prestige edition. HATERS :)

    • Phlodnar

      Are you retarded? COD's graphics are weak. No destructible environment, no vehicles in multiplayer and barely any vehicles in campaign, oh, and let's not forget about COD's shitty sound design. Also, you're talking about the sale rates of COD, but sales has nothing to do with how good a game is. (plus most of those sales are just from retarded little fanboys who will buy COD even if it was a fucking swordfighting game) So you really have to face reality because COD has been the same game since 2007.

      • Brandon0159

        Yea sure omg are you seriously trying to fight against me COD is the most releastic game ive ever seen it has real life graphics im not talking about destroying stuff and battlefield is always the same stuff team deathmatch ect. but COD has theater, wager matches and dlc with new maps not tricking people into buying the same maps just to play a different game mode (BFBC2) also the best thing about it zombies! all you like BF3 so much but give Cod a try its way better i have all the call of dutys and battlefield games but COD has way smoother gameplay.

        • Derek Hernandez

          WTF, how is it the most realistic game youve ever seen?! First of all real war doesnt have two teams of only 6 people, quickscoping does not exist in real life, and if it was realistic than kids wouldnt be running around knifing everyone instead of using a damn gun. Oh also battlefield doesnt have team deathmatch you dumb fuck. battlefield also has map DLCs(vietnam) i dont get why you are saying things you dont even know about….. and your saying that battlefield has the same stuff, you gotta be joking cause CoD has had the same game modes since MW…. oh and HOW does CoD have an interesting story.. RUSSIANS INVADE USA.. that plot has been used 10000000 times and teyve used the same goddam engine since CoD 2 just refined….

  • shea

    not to be that guy but mw and the only bad cod games were the treyarch made ones and in mw3 the only part treyarch is taking part in is the campian and no one plays that shit anyway so im saying cod

  • Ninjitsu

    COD Series are all boring crap, BF Series Always been Fun and Addictive games, BF3 will change the history of all games, nothing can com-pit with BF3 and I mean nothing, BF series will always be on TOP!

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  • Joohnayy

    Right now I believe Bf3 is what I'm getting but speaking on a more platform wise stand off battlefield has the PC because CoD dropped dedicated servers and other stuff like that. But for the consoles i think it's at a stalemate. With amazing bf3 gameplay footage and CoD having many copies sold and millions of dollars put into ad campaigns.

  • BF lvl?

    bf, and respawn are the best

  • BF lvl?

    i dont know your opinion but of MOH2, BF3, CoD8 and the next respawn entertainement series, i probably just buy BF3 and RE next game

  • Bmx

    battlefield no contest. b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3b3

  • RespwnENT.

    All I will say is this comment and this little comment only…."Respawn Ent.".

    BF3 vs MW3 = ????
    BF3 vs MW3 vs Respawn Ent= Respawn Ent.

    There's a new game on the Horizon one that will….I can't say yet.

    • BF lvl?

      yes respawn will own everybody! new series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GHO5T_UAV

    This pretty much is no contest. It's not even fair, since MW3 hasn't even been revealed yet, or the fact that it will even be made this year. Everyone is hinting it, but there is no hard evidence proclaming that MW3 will be the next CoD this year. As far as which series is better? I'd say neither. Both are extremely sucessful videogames, yet both have flaws that I've encountered over the years when I've played them. CoD has great plots and stories which I thoroughly enjoy. The cinematics and voice acting are superb and very enjoyable in every way. The major flaw however, is the multiplayer. These days, CoD seems to be more focused on it's multiplayer more so than the actual game itself, which has turned into a very big problem since the aftermath of CoD Modern Warfare. Battlefield, in my opinion, is the complete and polor opposite, which balances out the two in my comparison. Like I said, overall, they're both great games, and if I have the money, I would purchase both games. Neither have yet to impress me enough to convince myself to stick to one.

  • GQK

    this is dumb… why is there no option for both? im getting both. dont have to be lame and hate one over the other all the time. there is compromise

  • george

    So true magnus. I do that all the time when i play bad company and i am glad its comin to battlefield series.

  • Magnus

    BattleField 3 will blow MW3 off the table.

    CoD Player: There's a camper in that building!

    BattleField player: *Booooom* What building?

  • Adam

    Bfbc2 in my opinion is 1 thousands times better than mw2 especially when they consentrated on there online gameplay. BUT …..BC2 is only half as good as the soon to be game of the year Battlefield3 Can't Wait!!!!!!

  • It certainly does look like Battlefield 3 would win!

  • Joseph

    BF3 all the way COD went way downhill after WAW, BF has amazing graphics, gameplay, and destruction 3.0 will be unreal

  • corey

    im gettin both, already preordered bf3 and gettin mw3 also, both day one games for meh

  • Louiso

    Call of duty all the way….

    • tenzing

      don't you mean battlefield all the way?

  • HoboDealer

    Are you kidding? The only decent CoD game was the 4th one. Battlefield 3 is going to be unbeatable, Jets, 24player mulitplayer, I could go on,,,,

    • mikky

      noob on pc its 64 ppl

      • HoboDealer

        Yeah but sadly I haven't got the money to buy a £2000 computer to run it on…

  • gabriel

    Bc3 is going to be the best game out this year, hell yeah it kicks ass and will rape cod donkey style

    • Mike

      This game is Battlefield 3. NOT Bad Company 3.

      Battlefield has a long history outside of and before the Bad Company series. Both the main line of Battlefield games and the faster action Bad Company series are wonderful, and both kick the crap out of COD…I don't understand the popularity of cod, if you want a twitch shooter there are better games….

  • matt

    as soon as MW lets u spawn on teammates and lets u blow up walls and drive tanks i will start playing maybe BFC no contest

  • elliot

    both games will kick ass

  • Chris in DC

    BF3! but COD will still sell more due to stupid gamers…

  • owen

    bf3 hands down! cod has run its course and is kinda boring now. Its about time we get an official bf sequal!

  • STRIKE

    battlefield 3 will run away with the crown of best fps this year. Guys we all know a few idiots (few million) will rush out to get the latest pile of dirt from activision and i unfortunatley have one of those idiots in my family and will eventually test the game out. BF3 FTW.

  • Darksoul

    Please, Battlefield 3 no contest. I will never understand why people keep comming back to COD. And after all the talk of maybe making people pay monthly for COD….

  • Rory

    lol…there is no contest Battle Field 3

    BFBC2 is the half the game that BF2 even was.. its the same as COD compared to a Battle Field game this series rocks like nuts.

  • Bob Dylan

    BF3 makes camping impossible :) Oi, theirs a camper in that building… RPG TIME !!! lol

    • stephen

      ain't it.. tracer dart through the window then my mate in the heli fires a seeker on that bitch, booom, lol. come on sing along… whats that coming over the hill, is it a camper… pull out my sniper, lol

  • Bracka

    BF3 no contest. I don't even have to see what Activision is putting on the table.

  • 2GoldenBullet$

    THE OBVIOUS WINNER IS BATTLEFIELD 3!