Tons of Modern Warfare 2 content will carry over to Modern Warfare 3

Tons of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 content will carry forward to Modern Warfare 3, reinforcing reports that MW3 started off as a MW2 expansion.

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Activision's dev teams have outlined what Modern Warfare 2 content will carry forward to Modern Warfare 3.

Tons of Modern Warfare 2 content will carry over to Modern Warfare 3 32

MW3 will be an extension of MW2, indicating a potential cross-game future for the Call of Duty franchise. Reports indicate that MW3 was originally envisioned as a kind of expansion lacking a premium experience, but morphed into a fully-fledged $69.99 premium game as Treyarch and Infinity Ward were conscripted to assist Sledgehammer Games with MW3's development.

Although MW3 is technically it's own separate game, there will be a lot of carry-over. Well, carry-forward is more apt. This is a great win for gamers, who won't have to re-buy content or start from scratch in MW3.

"For the first time in Call of Duty's history, a vast amount of content from a previous Modern Warfare game will transfer - or "carry forward" -- and be available in the next Modern Warfare title. The content delivery is incredible: As an example, expect your available arsenal to combine weapons from both Modern Warfare titles, giving you a massive repository of armaments ready to use on day one!," Activision said on the Call of Duty website.

We've summarized how the carry-forward system works below:

  • Weapons and cosmetic content will carry forward
  • Wartracks will not carry forward
  • Content is not retroactive - MW2 content will not carry backwards to MW3: "No MWIII content will be playable in MWII"
  • MW2 carry forward content will also be available in MW3's Warzone
  • Operators, weapons, blueprints, cosmetic content from Call of Duty Warzone mobile will carry forward to MW3
  • Operators and operator skins will also carry over
  • Timed-exclusive operators will be available, but only if you have purchased them beforehand
  • All weapons and blueprints carry forward - To reiterate: If you haven't played MWII and pick up MWIII, the full complement of MWII weapons will be available, but only after the associated weapon challenges in MWIII are completed
  • MW2 attachments carry forward
  • Weapon camos carry forward, but MW2 camo can't be used on a new weapon introduced in MW3
  • Weapon progression is cross-progression across MW2 and MW3
  • Weapon charms, stickers, emblems and loading screens all carry forward
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