MW3 Weapons Gunsmith Carry Forward - Modern Warfare 3

Do all weapons in Modern Warfare II and their Blueprints carry forward to Modern Warfare III?


All Modern Warfare II weapons will be available for Modern Warfare III players, although each weapon’s associated unlock challenge must be completed before it becomes accessible in MWIII. Any Blueprints also carry forward, and certain MWII Blueprints available via Store Bundles will also be available to purchase in MWIII.

Some Base MWII weapons were available for a limited time during MWII’s Seasons of content, and are initially inaccessible to MWIII owners, unless the specific Weapon Unlock Challenge for that weapon has been completed.

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.

Therefore, Modern Warfare III players should expect the following Base weaponry accessible in the Gunsmith, at launch:

  • An extensive and impressive number of Modern Warfare III–specific Base weapons (not revealed yet).
  • The Base weapons available at the launch of Modern Warfare II at the level you progressed them to in MWII. If you do not own MWII, the same MWII Base weapons will be available in MWIII, ready to be unlocked via a challenge, and leveled up.
  • Any Base weapons unlocked during a MWII Season, Event, or other unlock challenge (e.g., the Tonfa Base Melee weapon, available only as part of the Vondel Event in Season 04).

MW3 Weapons Gunsmith Carry Forward

Example 1: The Base M13B Assault Rifle (above) is available to obtain only during DMZ, after defeating the Chemist boss character (or defeating another player carrying the Base M13B) and exfilling with the weapon. If obtained in this manner, the Base M13B becomes available to use (and level up) in MWII and MWIII.

MW3 Weapons Gunsmith Carry Forward

Example 2: The Blueprint M13B Assault Rifle “Naughty” (above) is available to obtain only via the Store Bundle “Tracer Pack: Klaus Operator.” If purchased in MWII, the Blueprint (but not the Base) M13B becomes available to use (and level up) in MWII and MWIII.

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Do all attachments in Modern Warfare II also carry forward? Can I use MWII attachments on Modern Warfare III weapons?


All Modern Warfare II attachments will be available in Modern Warfare III and can also be used on MWIII weapons, assuming they are attachable to the weapon in question.

Will Modern Warfare II Weapon Camos, including Mastery Camos and those awarded for completing Events, be carried forward?


All Weapon Camos will carry forward into Modern Warfare III. Limited-time Event Camos that were available only during a certain period are accessible if you unlocked them in Modern Warfare II at that time.

MW3 Weapons Gunsmith Carry Forward

Example 1: A MWII player has an M4 with “Orion” Mastery Camo unlocked (above). They can equip the weapon, and the Camo, and any other unlocked Camos in MWIII. Note you can’t equip the “Orion” Camo to a MWIII weapon (see Question 10).

MW3 Weapons Gunsmith Carry Forward

Example 2: A MWII player has the universal Camo “Dark Bones” (above) that was earned during the MWII Season 03 Reloaded Camo Event. They can equip this Camo to any MWII weapon, providing they unlocked it during the time of the Event. Note that “universal Camo” now means “universal to MWII weapons” 

Can a player use a Modern Warfare II Camo on a Modern Warfare III weapon? Can a player use a MWIII Camo on a MWII weapon? What about “completionist” Camos?


Modern Warfare II Base Camos can be equipped on Modern Warfare III weapons, and vice versa. However, Completionist Camos (Gold, Platinum, Polyatomic, and Orion) can only be applied to the MWII weapons you’ve completed the unlock for, and cannot be applied to MWIII weaponry.

MW3 Weapons Gunsmith Carry Forward

Note: MWIII is set to include its own expansive set of Camos, including completionist Camos (separate from the MWII Gold, Platinum, Polyatomic, and Orion, above). These MWIII Camos cannot be earned for MWII weapons.

Can a player level up a Modern Warfare II weapon in both games?


Weapon progression will continuously update between games. 

MW3 Weapons Gunsmith Carry Forward

Example 1: Leveling up the M4 (shown above) in Modern Warfare III will also level up the weapon in Modern Warfare II (and vice versa). This includes unlocking all the weapon attachments (if applicable) as well as Camos and mastery Camos.

  • Note that Rank and Prestige XP would be awarded in the game in which you are leveling up your weapon (either MWII or MWIII, but not both).

Example 2: If a MWII player has a set of weapons still requiring Weapon XP (WXP) to level up (to unlock attachments and/or Camos), this can be done in either MWII or MWIII. However, regular Player Rank and Prestige XP (unrelated to WXP) would be awarded to the specific game in question.

If a Tactical or Lethal Weapon has a Skin (like the “Wumpa Grenade” from “Tracer Pack: Crash™ Bandicoot”), do they carry forward?

Yes, provided the tactical or lethal is accessible and available for use in MWIII.

Is there a reason to purchase Modern Warfare II if all the weapons are available in Modern Warfare III?


You would be able to have some or all of your Modern Warfare II weaponry arsenal fully leveled up and unlocked, along with their associated Camos, ready for Modern Warfare III launch, providing you put in the appropriate time to unlock and level up this content in MWII, prior to – or even after – playing MWIII.