If you typed ModernWarfare3.com into your address bar and hit enter, where would you expect it to go? You would naturally assume that you’d be taken to a website that is dedicated to or at least somehow affiliated with the upcoming FPS Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. You would be completely, hilariously wrong in this assumption.
The web address would actually take you to the official (not unofficial) Battlefield 3 website. Reportedly, a proxy is in use to hide the identity of whomever purchased the Modernwarfare3.com domain name. Before it routed you directly to the BF3 site though, it was apparently an anti-Call of Duty website. The following rant was found there:
Modern Warfare is crap. On November 8, 2011, the most over-hyped first-person action series of all-time returns with the copy and paste sequel to the lackluster Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Check out the E3 2011 gameplay demo featuring the Black Tuesday level for a look at the epic fail of the campaign. Pre-Order Call of Duty MW3 Today for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC to secure exclusive bonuses only available online for Modern Warfare 3 fanboys who don’t know that Battlefield 3 is the better game.
Isn’t that just hilarious? Trolling seldom gets this intense. This is especially easy to deal with considering I mostly share this individual’s feelings about MW2. Either way, whoever is behind the MW3 domain name is going to extreme lengths to bash COD and promote BF. Make of that what you will. Modern Warfare 3 will be available for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 8th. Battlefield 3 will be available on the same platforms on October 25th.