MW3 Bringing Back OP Weapon Setup From The OG MW2


  • Season 3 of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is bringing back the fan-favorite akimbo Model 1887 in the form of an aftermarket part.
  • Along with new maps and the Capture the Flag mode, eight aftermarket parts are being added in the update, including the Wardens for the Lockwood MK2, which makes the gun just like the Models.
  • Fans are excited to wield the spiritual successor to the Model 1887, a classic gun from the original Modern Warfare games, in the upcoming update.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is all set to bring back one of the fan-favorite MW2 weapons, the akimbo Model 1887, in the form of an aftermarket part. This will be added as part of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3‘s Season 3 update, which is slated to release on Wednesday, April 3.

The past few weeks have been quite eventful for Call of Duty Modern Warfare fans, with Sledgehammer building up the hype for the launch of the upcoming season by teasing an array of interesting additions. Apart from the release of four new 6v6 Multiplayer maps, including the likes of 6 Star, Emergency, Growhouse, and Tanked, one of the highlights of the update has been the arrival of the popular Capture the Flag mode in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. It is one of the classic game modes that first featured all the way back in 2004 as part of Call of Duty: United Offensive. However, it seems like the game mode is not the only thing that is making a return.


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In an official blog post, Activision reveals that a total of eight aftermarket parts will be making their way to Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 as part of the Season 3 update. However, the one that has grabbed the attention of many fans is the Wardens, which is unlocked as part of a weekly challenge. Compatible with the Lockwood Mk2 Marksman Rifle, it basically converts the weapon into duel wield Model 1887 lever-action shotguns.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Season 3 Update Brings Back Model 1887 From MW2

This is by far one of the most awaited aspects of Season 3 for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 fans, as the Models were some of the most used guns in the original Modern Warfare games. In fact, the Akimbo weapons were so powerful that players could pretty much use them as snipers. However, that didn’t last forever since the weapons were eventually patched, with their range being considerably decreased to make them more balanced. Not only that, but the Akimbo attachment also reduced the range of the weapon even further, which ensured that the Model 1887 was no longer a part of the meta.

Despite the nerfs, the Model 1887 occupies a special place in the hearts of old school Call of Duty fans. Over on Reddit, many are already stating that they would only use this weapon in the 2009 game, which speaks volumes about its popularity. However, many are skeptical that the modernized version might be nerfed quite a bit, which might take the fun out of it. Another interesting aspect pointed out by some fans is whether the aftermarket part will borrow the hip fire accuracy from the original gun, as the Model 1887 shined in that department, rivaling the likes of handguns such as the Desert Eagle. Amidst the ongoing backlash around cheating in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, this highlight of the Season 3 Update has definitely got the community hyped.

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