Will Modern Warfare 2 weapons & Operators carry over into Modern Warfare 3?

Brad Norton
Modern Warfare 2 cover art

Modern Warfare 3 brings forth a wide range of new equipment to use. However, a question that players have been asking is what will happen to the weapons and Operators from Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 3 has introduced players to a wide range of new cosmetics and weapons to pick from in the game. However, these players invested heavily last year as well when they played Modern Warfare 2.

This includes operators, bundles, and weapon blueprints that are all usable in Modern Warfare 2. Therefore, it is natural fans are willing to learn whether you can use these in the next game as well since all of those purchases were worth quite a lot of money.

Here is what we know about transferring weapons and Operators from Modern Warfare 2 into the latest title.

Modern Warfare 2 Kevin Durant skin
Your unique bundles, like this Kevin Durant skin, will be carrying over into Modern Warfare 3.

Will my weapons, Operators, & bundles carry over from Modern Warfare 2 into Modern Warfare 3?

Yes, Activision has confirmed your weapons, Operators, and bundles currently in Modern Warfare 2 will all be available in Modern Warfare 3.

Following initial leaks on July 17, leaks claiming certain content will indeed carry over, Activision chimed in to all but confirm the news amid a wave of excitement. “Let’s get this out of the way…” the official Call of Duty Twitter account shared the very same day.

Posing a question, the account asked “Should MW2 Operators, Weapons, and Bundles carry forward into Call of Duty 2023?” The only two options in the poll were “Yes,” and “Yes, when is reveal?”, thus locking in the fate of this content.

A few weeks later, devs released a full ‘Carry Forward‘ blog detailing the ins and outs of this year’s transition.

As a result, we now know for certain that players will retain access to their unlocked or purchased weapon Blueprints, cosmetic Bundles, and of course, all Operators as well.

We also know weapon levels are set to sync across both games as well. Meaning if you use a gun across MW2, MW3, and Warzone, you’ll be progressing at the very same level across the board.

It’s worth noting, however, that there are a few exceptions to the rule. For instance, MW2 Operators unlocked via challenges can only be accessed in MW2. Similarly, if MW3 doesn’t feature a particular vehicle present in MW2, vehicle skins won’t carry over, naturally.

Double XP tokens will carry over as well, meaning you can start stockpiling now for MW3’s launch.

We’re sure to learn plenty more in the coming weeks so rest assured, we’ll keep you posted here with all the latest Modern Warfare 3 details as they emerge. Before dropping into the action though, be sure to brush up on our other MW3 guides here:

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About The Author

Brad Norton is the Australian Managing Editor at Dexerto. He graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and has been working full-time in the field for the past six years at the likes of Gamurs Group and now Dexerto. He loves all things single-player gaming (with Uncharted a personal favorite) but has a history on the competitive side having previously run Oceanic esports org Mindfreak. You can contact Brad at brad.norton@dexerto.com