No, the MW3 Campaign Isn't on Xbox Game Pass Despite Merger

MW3 Campaign is not on Xbox Game Pass.
MW3 Campaign is not on Xbox Game Pass. / Activision

After Microsoft's merger with Activision Blizzard King, fans are wondering if MW3 Campaign is on Xbox Game Pass.

Xbox Game Pass is the most cost-effective way to play both new releases and classic titles. For a monthly fee, subscribers get access to a library of games they can play on Xbox without purchasing each individual title. Plus, when major games drop, like Starfield, they can play on release day along with the rest of the world.

Now that Microsoft finally acquired Activision Blizzard King, Xbox Game Pass subscribers anticipated the arrival of Call of Duty, Diablo 4, and more, to the service. Unfortunately, they will have to wait longer than expected to play the popular franchises, including the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Campaign.

No, the MW3 Campaign Isn't on Xbox Game Pass Despite Merger

Despite the merger, MW3 Campaign is not on Xbox Game Pass at launch. Although the timing of the acquisition works perfectly with the release of MW3, the process of transferring Activision Blizzard King's catalog of games to Xbox Game Pass is not something that can be accomplished in just one month.

The only way for players to gain early access to MW3 Campaign is to pre-order a digital edition of Modern Warfare 3. Those who do not pre-order MW3 or only pre-ordered a physical copy must wait until Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, to play Campaign.

When is Call of Duty Coming to Xbox Game Pass?

Call of Duty is likely coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2024. Unfortunately, fans must wait a few more months before the iconic franchise becomes available on the subscription service.

"It's awesome to see anticipation building for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III," Activision Blizzard posted on X. "We anticipate that we would begin adding games into Game Pass sometime in the course of next year."

Fans looking to join Captain Price and Task Force 141 in MW3 Campaign as quickly as possible must purchase Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.