Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is now available to those who’ve pre-ordered, though some of them are reporting they can’t play the game they’ve paid a premium on for the privilege of playing ahead of everyone who won’t pay more.
The reason they can’t play, is that their PS5 is spitting back an error message at players, which tells them that they can’t play this year’s brand new Call Of Duty, because they need to insert the disc for last year’s Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
After the revelation that on PS5 at least, Modern Warfare 3 doesn’t have a platinum trophy, and instead appears as a DLC list under Modern Warfare 2, it’ll be now likely be impossible for MW3 to shake the image of being DLC from last year’s game.
It’s what we originally heard about this year’s game, that it was going to be a “paid” expansion of Modern Warfare 2, with campaign content.
Plans did reportedly change, and it’s now being sent out as it’s own complete premium game, but this week’s events aren’t helping anyone be so sure it ever actually grew into a full game.
There’s no word on why the issue happened in the first place, though Activision has published a patch which it says should solve the problem.
“An update has gone line to address an issue causing some Players to encounter a ‘disc required’ error. Please restart the game for the update to take effect.”
It’ll be available to the rest of the public next Friday, November 10, though if this DLC sentiment spreads and turns negative, it would be once again that Sledgehammer Games bears the brunt of delivering a disappointing Call Of Duty in eyes of the players.