Modern Warfare 3 Makarov’s Return event: End date, how to get free rewards, more

Nathan Warby
Makarov in MW3

Following the end of True Legends, Modern Warfare 3 players can unlock even free rewards thanks to the new Makarov’s Return event. Here’s everything you need to know about Makarov’s Return in MW3, including when the event will end and all the unlocks up for grabs.

Modern Warfare 3 players have plenty to keep them occupied ahead of the Season 1 update. The game features 36 new weapons to unlock and level up, along with four fresh Mastery camos to grind toward for each one.

But the devs have been releasing regular in-game events to give fans even more items to work toward, such as the True Legends event as part of Call of Duty Endowment. This time, they’re celebrating the comeback of the series’ most notorious villain – Makarov.

Here’s everything you need to know about the MW3 Makarov’s Return event, including how to earn free rewards.

Modern Warfare 3 Makarov’s Return end date

The Makarov’s Return event in Modern Warfare 3 comes to an end on Friday, December 1, 2023, after getting underway on Friday, November 24. This means players have a full week to grind and unlock every reward on offer.

Vladimir Makarov Modern warfare 3
Makarov was the main villain of the original MW3.

How to unlock free rewards in MW3 Makarov’s Return event

Modern Warfare 3 players can get free Makarov’s Return rewards simply by playing matches and racking up XP. Every bit of XP earned during the event will contribute towards the next free unlock, so there’s no need to complete any specific challenges, you can progress by playing normally.

For those wanting to make short work of the event, players can also get bonus XP by equipping the Nemesis Makarov skin which was unlocked by purchasing the Vault Edition of MW3. Each match completed while running this Operator grants 1,000 XP, in addition to any already earned during the game.

Modern Warfare 3 Makarov’s Return event rewards

There are 10 different rewards up for grabs in the Modern Warfare 3 Makarov’s Return event, but it’s the unique Makarov weapon camo that the community will have its eye on. Completing games helps players climb through different tiers, with each new one unlocking a special reward.

Here’s a look at all the rewards available during the MW3 Makarov’s Return event:

  • Konni Group (Sticker): 1,000 XP
  • Double XP Token: 21,600 XP
  • Rebreather Retriever (Sticker): 35,000
  • Double Weapon XP Token: 50,700 XP
  • Don’t Drink This (Charm): 68,800 XP
  • No Russian (Sticker): 89,800 XP
  • We Are Konni (Emblem): 114,100 XP
  • Chaos and Movement (Calling Card): 142,400 XP
  • Double Battle Pass XP Token: 175,200 XP
  • Makarov (Camo): 213,200 XP

That was everything you need to know about the Modern Warfare 3 Makarov’s Return event. For more on MW3, be sure to check out our other guides:

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