Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Players Worried About Assassin Vest

A new vest launching as part of Season 1 of Modern Warfare 3 sparks debate among the Call of Duty community with claims it is too overpowered.


  • The first season of Modern Warfare 3 is set to launch on December 6, bringing new maps and items to players’ load-outs.
  • Players have expressed concerns about the Assassin Vest, which allows for camping and offers perks such as invisibility to enemy radar effects.
  • There is ongoing debate about whether the Assassin Vest is overpowered, and developers may make changes to address player feedback.

The first season of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will go live on December 6, and while it brings a host of new maps, weapons, and items to players’ load-outs, the Assassin Vest is already causing a stir within the community. Owing to the short campaign mode, Modern Warfare 3 received a mixed reception from critics when it was released in November 2023.

With the title’s first season gearing up for launch in December, it seems expectations have been tempered owing to players reporting issues with the Call of Duty skill-based matchmaking system. This has led to the developers issuing a rare statement that attempts to address the concerns directly. The SBMM system isn’t the only thing gamers are unhappy with in the upcoming Season 1.


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The new Assassin Vest has already caused concern among the Modern Warfare 3 community. As the name suggests, the Assassin Vest includes perks that make it easy for players to camp out in hidden spots to take down their enemies. Shared by CharlieIntel over on Twitter, the tactical jacket comes with perks such as kills not displaying skulls and players being immune to UAV and enemy radar effects. The camouflage applies when gamers are motionless, so they can only be seen if another player has them in their sights. The drawback is that the vest disables Field Upgrades so gamers can’t call in assistance or use reinforcements if they are in a pinch.

After the vest’s announcement, which is coming to both Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone’s Season 1, some players are unhappy with Activision’s direction for the wearable. Fans are taking to social media, accusing the developers of rewarding players by camping out and letting the action unfold around them. Some comments have likened the Assassin Vest to the infamous Ghost perk, which had similar effects albeit only if a player was in motion. A proportion of players take the view of IvPhantomIx on Twitter who sums up the situation by saying the Vest is simply overpowered.

There does seem to be a fair amount of debate about how overpowered the Assassin Vest will be in Modern Warfare 3. As the jacket is not currently available in-game, players won’t know how the equipment fares in their load-outs. The team at Sledgehammer has already faced criticism about Modern Warfare 3 being rushed so will no doubt be monitoring how the Assassin Vest affects the course of each battle before deciding if changes are required.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2023)

Released in November of 2023, Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2023) continues Captain Price’s story from the 2019 and 2022 games. 

Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

PC, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS4, Xbox One

November 10, 2023

Sledgehammer Games


How Long To Beat
5 Hours


Source: Gamerant

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