Completionists are eager to get their hands on the Forged Camo in MW3, as it is one of the four Mastery Camos players can unlock by completing Challenges in the latest Call of Duty title.

The Camo grind is well and truly underway, as players clamor to get their hands on all available weapon cosmetics to show off in MW3 multiplayer and Warzone.

However, similar to all other Camo unlocks in MW3, you must complete a series of Challenges to unlock the Forged Mastery Camo.

Below we go through how to unlock the Forged Camo for each weapon in MW3!

Close up of Forged Camo skin for the MTZ-556 in MW3

How to Unlock

To unlock the Forged Camo in MW3 you must complete Base Camo and Gilded Camo Challenges for MW3 weapons.

It’s important to note that you can only unlock the Forged Camo for MW3 weapons. MW2 guns have a different set of Mastery Camos to unlock.

Follow these steps to unlock the Forged Camo in MW3:

  1. Complete all the Base Camo Challenges in MW3 with a MW3 weapon
    • There are four Base Camos for most weapons. They each require you to get the weapon to a certain level and to get a certain number of kills with it in specific scenarios
    • Completing all Base Camo Challenges unlocks Gilded Challenges for that weapon
Base Camo Mastery Challenges for MTZ-556 in MW3
  1. Complete the Gilded Camo Challenge with your chosen MW3 weapon
    • Get a certain number of Operator Kills in specific scenarios for your chosen weapon type
      • Assault Rifles – Get 3 Operator Kills with 1 Magazine 10 times
      • Battle Rifles – Get 3 Operator Kills with 1 Magazine 10 times
      • SMGs – Get 10 Kills without the enemy damaging you
      • Shotguns – Get 2 shortly after Sprinting in 1 life
      • LMGs – Get 2 Kills without releasing the trigger 10 times
      • Marksman Rifles – Get 10 Kills using a laser attachment
      • Sniper Rifles – Get 10 Kills while Focused Down Sights
      • Handguns – Get 10 Kills without the enemy damaging you
      • Launchers – Get 10 Kills by hitting the enemy with a direct impact
      • Melee – Get 10 kills on operators where your tactical equipment has had an effect
    • Completing the above will unlock Forged Camo Challenges
Gilded Camo Mastery Challenges for MTZ-556 in MW3
  1. Complete the Forged Camo Challenge with your chosen MW3 weapon
    • Get a certain number of kills under certain conditions with your chosen weapon
      • Each weapon has a different condition to meet – you can check this by heading into the Camo section in the Customize menu in the Gunsmith of your chosen weapon
      • For more detail, see below for the full list of Forged Challenges for each MW3 weapon
    • Complete a certain number of Gilded Camo Challenges with your chosen weapon type
      • You will need to complete Gilded Camo Challenges several times with your chosen weapon type. Here’s the requirement for each weapon type:
        • Assault Rifles – Complete 6 Gilded Camo Challenges
        • Battle Rifles – Complete 3 Gilded Camo Challenges
        • SMGs – Complete 6 Gilded Camo Challenges
        • Shotguns – Complete 3 Gilded Camo Challenges
        • LMGs – Complete 4 Gilded Camo Challenges
        • Marksman Rifles – Complete 4 Gilded Camo Challenges
        • Sniper Rifles – Complete 3 Gilded Camo Challenges
        • Handguns – Complete 4 Gilded Camo Challenges
        • Launchers – Complete 1 Gilded Camo Challenge
        • Melee – Complete 2 Gilded Camo Challenges
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for MTZ-556 in MW3

Completing all the above steps will unlock the Forged Camo in MW3!

All Forged Camo Challenges

Here are all Forged Camo Challenges for all MW3 weapons in Modern Warfare 3:

All Assault Rifles

WeaponForged Camo Challenge
SVA 545Get 25 Multikills with the SVA 545
RAM-7Get 10 Operator Kills while Aiming Down Sights and Sliding with the RAM-7
MTZ-556Get 10 Kills while Moving in Tac Stance with the MTZ-556
Holger 556Get 25 Kills with a Non-Drill Charge Underbarrel Attachment with the Holger 556
MCWGet 3 Kills Without Dying 10 times with the MCW
DG-56Get 10 Kills while ADS and Strafing with the DG-56
FR 5.56Get 20 Operator 1 Burst Kills with the FR 5.56
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for SVA 545 in MW3

All Battle Rifles

WeaponForged Camo Challenge
BAS-BGet 10 Multikills with the BAS-B
SidewinderGet 25 Operator Clean Kills or Operator One Shot Kills with the Sidewinder
MTZ-762Get 25 Kills while ADS and Fully Loaded with the MTZ-762
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for BAS-B in MW3

All SMGs

WeaponForged Camo Challenge
StrikerGet 3 Kills Without Dying 10 times with the Striker
WSP SwarmGet 10 Hipfire Kills while the enemy is affected by your Tactical with the WSP Swarm
AMR9Get 10 Kills shortly after ADS with the AMR9
WSP-9Get 10 Kills while using a Magnification Scope with the WSP-9
Rival-9Get 10 Kills shortly after ADS with the Rival-9
Striker 9Get 15 Longshot Kills with the Striker 9
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for Striker in MW3

All Shotguns

WeaponForged Camo Challenge
Lockwood 680Get 25 One Shot Kills while ADS with the Lockwood 680
HaymakerGet 3 Hipfire Kills with 1 Magazine 15 times with the Haymaker
RiveterGet 25 Multikills with the Riveter
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for Lockwood 680 in MW3

All LMGs

WeaponForged Camo Challenge
Pulemyot 762Get 25 Kills while using a Magnification Scope Attachment with the Pulemyot 762
DG-58 LSWGet 25 Kills while ADS and Moving with the DG-58 LSW
TAQ EradictorGet 3 Kills Without Dying 10 times with the TAQ Eradicator
Bruen Mk9Get 20 Operator Suppressed Headshot Kills with the Bruen Mk9
Holger 26Get 25 Kills while ADS and Strafing with the Holger 26
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for Pulemyot 762 in MW3

All Marksman Rifles

WeaponForged Camo Challenge
KVD EnforcerGet 25 One Shot Kills with the KVD Enforcer
MCW 6.8Get 3 Kills with 1 Magazine 15 times with the MCW 6.8
DM56Get 25 Kills while in Tactical Stance with the DM56
MTZ InterceptorGet 3 Kills Without Dying 10 times with the MTZ Interceptor
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for KVD Enforcer in MW3

All Sniper Rifles

WeaponForged Camo Challenge
XRK StalkerGet 3 Operator Kills with 1 Magazine 10 times with the XRK Stalker
KATT-AMRGet 15 Penetration Kills with the KATT-AMR
LongbowGet 25 Kills while ADS and Fully Loaded with the Longbow
KV InhibitorGet 25 Headshot Kills with the KV Inhibitor
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for KATT-AMR in MW3

All Handguns

WeaponForged Camo Challenge
COR-45Get 15 Kills on Injured Enemies with the COR-45
RenettiGet 25 Longshot Kills with the Renetti
TYRGet 25 One Shot One Kills with the TYR
WSP StingerGet 25 Hipfire Kills while Strafing with the WSP Stinger
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for COR-45 in MW3

All Launchers

WeaponForged Camo Challenge
StormenderDestroy 25 enemy Killstreaks, Equipment, or Vehicles
RGL-80Destroy 25 Enemy Lethal Equipment with the RGL-80
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for RGL-80 in MW3

All Melee

WeaponForged Camo Challenge
Gutter KnifeGet 5 Kills Without Dying 5 Times with the Gutter Knife
KarambitGet 20 Kills without the enemy damaging you with the Karambit
Forged Camo Mastery Challenges for Gutter Knife in MW3

For more Camo Challenges, check out our guide on how to get all Bioluminescent Camos in MW3 Zombies!

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