Black Ops 6: Call of Duty Black Ops 6 and the "Carry Forward" Program

The upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 (BO6), highly anticipated after the success of Black Ops Cold War in 2020, marks a significant return to the Black Ops series. Scheduled for a day-one launch on Game Pass, BO6 promises an intense storyline featuring real-world figures such as Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Margaret Thatcher, Colin Powell, and Saddam Hussein. However, a major point of interest for players is the continuity of content through the "Carry Forward" program that was seen in Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) and Modern Warfare 3 (MW3).

"Carry Forward" Program Overview

The "Carry Forward" program in MW3 allowed players to carry over their weapon skins and other content from MW2, significantly expanding the game's roster. This feature was highly appreciated as it provided continuity and value for players' previous purchases. Given its success, there has been widespread speculation about whether BO6 will implement a similar program.


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Transition from Modern Warfare to Black Ops

Transitioning from the Modern Warfare series to Black Ops 6 involves several considerations:

  1. Fresh Start in Multiplayer:

    • No Carry Forward: Activision has confirmed that skins and content from MW2 and MW3 will not carry forward to BO6. This decision aims to ensure a level playing field where all players start fresh, adapting to the era-specific weapons, gear, and gameplay innovations unique to BO6.
    • Official Statement: On June 9, Activision stated, "We want to make sure that everybody starts fresh, together, as we move into an all-new experience with the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops 6. Allowing everyone to experience the Black Ops universe the way it’s meant to be played, learning the era-specific weapons and gear, learning the gameplay innovations like Omnimovement, and keeping that signature Black Ops style is important."
  2. Exception - Woods Operator Pack:

    • Pre-order Bonus: The Woods Operator Pack, available as a pre-order bonus for BO6, is the sole exception. The Woods operator and its three skins will continue to be usable in MW3 and will carry forward to BO6.
  3. Integration into Warzone:

    • BO6 Content in Warzone: BO6 weapons and additional content will be integrated into Warzone starting from BO6 season one, which is expected to begin around late November or early December 2024.


While BO6 will not continue the "Carry Forward" program from MW2 and MW3, it aims to provide a cohesive and immersive experience by ensuring all players start on an equal footing with the game's unique content. The exception of the Woods Operator Pack pre-order bonus and the integration of BO6 content into Warzone ensures that players still have continuity within the broader Call of Duty ecosystem. As BO6 approaches, players can look forward to exploring a fresh and exciting chapter in the Black Ops universe.