Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Operator Skins Carry Forward FAQ
With the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 just weeks away, Activision will be bringing a vast amount of content from the previous Modern Warfare game to transfer – or “carry forward” -- and be available in the next Modern Warfare title. Let us look at what can and will be transferred in the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Carry Forward.
What is "Carry Forward" in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3?
Carry Forward” simply refers to content currently available to players in Modern Warfare 2 and the current version of Call of Duty: Warzone, and how much of it will be accessible in Modern Warfare 3 once the game launches later this year. This content includes (but is not limited to):
For Modern Warfare 2 players, all unlocked Operators and Operator Skins will carry forward into Modern Warfare 3.
All Modern Warfare 2 weapons will be available for Modern Warfare III players*, although each weapon’s associated unlock challenge must be completed before it becomes accessible in MW3. Any Blueprints also carry forward, and certain Blueprints available via Store Bundles will also be available to purchase in MW3. Note that if you haven’t played MW2 and picked up MW3, the full complement of MW2 weapons will be available, but only after the associated weapon challenges in MW3 are completed.
Weapon Charms, Weapon Stickers, Emblems, Loading Screens, Vehicle Skins, and Calling Cards will all be available within Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 if you have unlocked them within MW2. Certain vehicles from MW2 won't be present in MW3, meaning their cosmetics will logically not transfer.
"Carry Forward" Caveats
There are a couple of caveats to this system, including:
A small amount of content may be unavailable if gameplay offerings are different in Modern Warfare III. For example, if MW3 doesn’t have the Tactical Amphibious Vehicle, or a specific piece of Tactical or Lethal Equipment in any game modes, any Skins you’ve unlocked for it in MW2 won’t be in MW3.
Wartracks (music) will not carry forward into MW3
There will be no “Carry Back” systems (from MW3 to MW2)
Warzone Mobile Access
Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile will include shared progression across Modern Warfare 2, the current iteration of Call of Duty: Warzone, and Modern Warfare 3.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Carry Forward FAQ
1. Does Carry Forward also apply to Call of Duty: Warzone (MW2)?
Yes. Players can expect Modern Warfare 3 content to be integrated into Call of Duty: Warzone at the start of Modern Warfare 3 Season 01. Content is additive, so none of the previously described MW2 Carry Forward content acquired in Call of Duty: Warzone will be taken away.
2. Is Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 Content accessible in Call of Duty Warzone Mobile?
Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile will include shared progression across Modern Warfare 2, the current iteration of Call of Duty: Warzone, and Modern Warfare 3 as one of its key features. The developers intend to make all Operators, Weapons, Blueprints, and cosmetic equipment accessible, as well as integrating Player Level, Battle Pass access, and Weapon progression among these games.
3. How does Carry Forward work regarding any Operators I may have acquired?
For Modern Warfare 2 players, all unlocked Operators and Operator Skins will carry forward into Modern Warfare 3. This essentially means that every Operator a MWII player has unlocked, obtained via challenge, or purchased (including the PlayStation Exclusive Oni Operator), will be available in MW3. For MW3 players who do not own MW2, MW2 Base Operators will not be available.
4. What happens to MW2 Operators who are no longer available as a Store Bundle or who are obtained due to a timed exclusive window (e.g., a Season Operator)?
For Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 players, timed-exclusive MW2 Operators and/or Skins are not available if they haven’t been unlocked or purchased. This mainly relates to Battle Pass Operators and Skins, as well as BlackCell Operators and Skins.
5. Does all cosmetic Operator Skin content carry forward?
Yes, all store Bundle Skins for MW2 Operators will carry forward.
6. What happens to Operators who exist in both MW2 and MW3?
No. If an operator appears in both games, they are regarded as the same character and are selected in the same Operator menu screen, with any MW2 and MW3 Skins and other content available in this selection menu.
7. Do all weapons in Modern Warfare 2 and their Blueprints carry forward to Modern Warfare 3?
Yes. All Modern Warfare 2 weapons will be available for Modern Warfare 3 players, although each weapon’s associated unlock challenge must be completed before it becomes accessible in MW3. Any Blueprints also carry forward, and certain MW2 Blueprints available via Store Bundles will also be available to purchase in MW3. Some Base MW2 weapons were available for a limited time during MW2’s Seasons of content, and are initially inaccessible to MW3 owners, unless the specific Weapon Unlock Challenge for that weapon has been completed.