Now that Activision has confirmed Call of Duty 2023, fans want to know if legendary villain Vladimir Makarov will be in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Vladimir Makarov has always been the one constant across the Modern Warfare franchise. As the leader of the Ultranationalist terrorist cell, Makarov is always causing chaos that results in war, death, and destruction. Although Activision has kept quiet about the storylines of MW3, they just dropped a major hint that reveals the fate of the infamous man.
Here's everything we know about Makarov's future in Modern Warfare 3.
Is Makarov Returning in Modern Warfare 3?
Yes, Makarov is returning in Modern Warfare 3. The tagline for the MW3 Markarov Reveal Trailer reads, "The ultimate threat returns." The trailer is set to debut on Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. ET.
Fans can expect to get their first look at Makarov in years as more of his motivations hopefully become clearer for MW3. With Graves back from the dead in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and set to carry over into the new title, MW3 will not be short on villains.
Who is Makarov's Modern Warfare 3 Actor?
According to Call of Duty leaker, RalphsValve, the actor playing Makarov in Modern Warfare 3 will be Julian Kostov, known best for his role in Netflix's Shadow and Bone. The actor will give Makarov a new voice and appearance as the character strays from the original portrayal by Roman Varshavsky.
Although Activision has yet to announce the new actor, we can expect to confirm the news once the trailer drops and we get our first look at Makarov in MW3.
When Does Modern Warfare 3 Come Out?
After weeks of leaks and rumors, Activision finally confirmed that Modern Warfare 3 comes out on Nov. 10, 2023. The title, developed by Sledgehammer Games, is set to feature slide cancelling, a classic minimap, and the Ninja Perk.