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Campaign Difficulty Level Differences

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Guide on differences of difficulties in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 2023 (CoD MW3 2023). Learn about each difficulty setting and how to change difficulties in campaign mode.

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Difficutly Settings

Campaign Mode Difficulties

campaign mode difficulties
The Campaign mode has 4 difficulty settings. They are Recruit, Regular, Hardened, and Veteran.
RecruitFor players who are new to Call of Duty
RegularYour abilities in combat will be tested
HardenedYour skills will be strained
VeteranYou will not survive


This is the easiest difficulty in the game and is recommended if you are not used to playing FPS games.


This is the standard difficulty. If you have no preference or can't decide which to choose, we recommend this.


This is a slightly harder difficulty. Choose this if you think the Regular difficulty is too easy, or you want to play a second time through after playing on Regular.


Traditionally for past Call of Duty games, Veteran suddenly becomes way harder than any of the other difficulty settings. This will provide a whole new experience for MW3.


Obtain 141 Ready Trophy

You can unlock the 141 Ready Gold Trophy by completing All Campaign Missions in Veteran mode.

All Trophy List - How To Unlock & Get

How To Change Difficulty

Mission Select Screen

change difficulty before mission
You can choose which difficulty you want to play at the mission select screen.

During The Mission

change difficulty during mission
You can also change the difficutly at any time during the mission. Simply pause the game and select "Change Difficulty" from the menu. This will change the difficulty mid-mission.

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