Call of Duty Fan Still Has GameStop Midnight Launch Bracelet for Original Modern Warfare 3

One gamer still has a GameStop bracelet from the midnight release of the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 release. With the upcoming release of the new Modern Warfare 3, this gamer’s keepsake will be nostalgic for many other Call of Duty fans.

As one of the most successful first-person shooter franchises in gaming, Call of Duty has taken the genre by storm for 20 years. The franchise’s Modern Warfare titles presented a major change by stepping away from the World War II setting of previous entries and opting for a modern setting and weapons. The series was later rebooted and continues to be incredibly popular within the massive Call of Duty catalog. With there being some questions about how the 2023 Modern Warfare 3 will compare to the original, many fans are optimistic.

A Reddit user who goes by TurtleWaves recently shared their awesome piece of Modern Warfare 3 nostalgia to the r/gaming subreddit. After all this time, TurtleWaves has managed to preserve the paper bracelet they received at GameStop for Modern Warfare 3’s midnight release event. Not many would think to keep something like this as a trinket, but TurtleWaves made sure to preserve this memory in a simple, but meaningful way.

Although the bracelet is tattered and faded, it’s in surprisingly good condition considering that it’s been 11 years since the game’s launch. With some fans hoping that the rebooted Modern Warfare 3 pays homage to the original, it only makes sense for TurtleWaves to want to revisit those memories of the original midnight launch. Fellow gamers in the comment section of the post shared their nostalgia for the days of midnight launches that brought fans together.

Simple keepsakes like this bracelet that TurtleWaves has kept are amazing reminders of how far gaming has come and how much the trends have changed through the years. The rise in popularity of digital games overshadowing physical releases has seemingly made midnight release events go extinct. Although digital games are incredibly convenient, midnight release events were a special way to bring gamers together to celebrate a game’s release. The new Modern Warfare 3 has had many gamers thinking back on the original title, and artifacts like the one TurtleWaves has kept are great examples of how important video games are to so many people.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on November 10 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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