LEAK: Call of Duty 2023 Alpha Codename Revealed

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A new leak from Insider Gaming’s Tom Henderson has revealed the codename for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Internal Alpha.

According to Henderson, MW3’s Internal Alpha, assumed subject for playtesting by Activision Blizzard employees, is codenamed “HailStröm.” MW3 is reportedly set to be the next entry in the FPS franchise, and it will likely not be released to the public. As well, according to Henderson’s report, @PlayStationSize revealed the current size of the alpha is around 20GB. No other images or information regarding the Call of Duty 2023 alpha have been revealed.

LEAK: Call of Duty 2023 Alpha Codename Revealed

According to Insider Gaming and other reports, Modern Warfare 3 is set to be a direct sequel to 2022’s Modern Warfare 2. Insider Gaming reported key dates to know for Modern Warfare 3:

  • Beta Weekend 1 (PS4/PS5) – Oct. 6, 2023 – Oct. 10, 2023
  • Beta Weekend 2 (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – Oct. 12, 2023 – Oct. 16, 2023
  • Campaign Early Access (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – Nov. 2, 2023
  • Full Release (PS4/PS5/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S/PC) – Nov. 10, 2023
  • Season 1 Launch / New Warzone Map – Dec. 5, 2023

The codename HailStröm likely doesn’t signify anything particular, and Insider Gaming previously revealed that MW3 is codenamed Jupiter.

Not much else is known regarding MW3. It’s likely it’ll feature the same engine as MW2 with some updates, but fans want to know two important things.

  1. Will it have red dots on the mini-map?
  2. Will Dead Silence/Ninja be a Perk and not a Field Upgrade?

Both red dots and Dead Silence were massive points of contention in the player base all throughout MW2’s lifecycle. Players desperately hope that these changes are reverted come MW3, otherwise it’ll be another year of the same old stuff.