The latest addition to one of the world bestselling video game series went on sale in the UK at November 8 midnight. Over 500, stores held special openings to let gamers buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Its predecessor, Call of Duty: Black Ops generated over $1bn (£620m) of global sales over the first six weeks of its launch. However, difficulty at the studio behind the new title has endangered to overshadow its release.
Modern Warfare 3 is the initial title in two years to be developed by Infinity Ward, the creator of the Call of Duty series. Critics are eager to discover if staffing changes at the California-based studio affected the product.
The newest game follows on from events in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Players take on the role of Special Forces resist a Russian invasion of the United States and Europe.
The campaign is set across locations in England, France and Germany with Africa, India and the Middle East.