Call of Duty MW3 Season 2 is set to bring back Tactical Pets to Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone, with new dogs already appearing in the game files.

One of the most underutilized cosmetic types in Call of Duty is its Tactical Pets. These special allies were introduced in August 2023 as part of MW2 and Warzone 2, but they quickly began to fly under the radar.

Now it seems like new canine companions are joining MW3, as Tactical Pets return for Season 2.

New Dog, Old Tricks

In MW3 and Warzone Season 2, players will be able to get their hands on a new Tactical Pet, which has already been discovered in the game files.

The in-game model for the MW3 dog was posted to X/Twitter by user CODWarfareForum. You can see it below:

There are allegedly two different dogs set to arrive in MW3 and Warzone Season 2, in the new Battle Pass and/or Store bundles.

A colored render of the two canines can be seen in the preview below, courtesy of SemtexLeaks. However, while the two dogs are slightly different from one another, the real differences will probably be more apparent when their official textures are revealed.

We don’t know exactly how each will be unlocked, but leaks indicate that both will have their own unique Finishing Moves.

What Are Tactical Pets?

Tactical Pets are animal companions that players can equip in MW2, MW3, and Warzone.

Doing so will spawn the creature beside your Operator in-game, where it will follow you during standard gameplay.

These pets cannot be hurt by friendly fire, enemies, or any other means. Don’t worry; your furry friend will always be safe, even on the battlefield.

Tactical Pet in MW2

As for how they’re useful, dogs will bark to alert you when an enemy aims in your direction, but only when the High Alert Perk is equipped.

Also, when activating Finishing Moves, your Tactical Pet will have unique finishers for standing, prone, or downed enemies. This allows players to bring their pets into combat briefly, despite them always being around to provide moral support.

But as cool as it is to have a dog by your side, Tactical Pets can give away your position. After all, enemies may not have seen you when they spot your dog standing next to a suspicious piece of cover.

And that bark we mentioned earlier can also be heard by nearby players too!

We’re happy to see Tactical Pets introduced into MW3 with Season 2, but think twice before taking them into a game of Warzone!

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