Modern Warfare 3 Achievements & Trophies Guide (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

8 November 2011
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Our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Achievements guide & Trophies guide lists every Achievement & Trophy for this Xbox 360, PS3 & PC first-person shooter titan and tells you how to get and unlock them.

There are 50 Achievements (1 Secret) with a total of 1000 points to earn in the Xbox 360 version.

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  • There are 51 Trophies (1 Hidden) that can be earned in the PS3 version. Earn Bronze (37), Silver (12), Gold (1), Platinum (1) and to increase your Gamer Level.

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    Index of Modern Warfare 3 Guides:

    COLLECTABLE XBOX 360 ACHIEVEMENTS LIST

    1. Back in the Fight (5G) – Start the Single Player Campaign on any difficulty.
    2. Too Big to Fail (10G) – Destroy the Jamming Tower. Complete “Black Tuesday” on any difficulty.
    3. Wet Work (10G) – Take back New York Harbor. Complete “Hunter Killer” on any difficulty.
    4. Carpe Diem (10G) – Escape the mountain safe house. Complete “Persona Non Grata” on any difficulty.
    5. Frequent Flyer (10G) – Defend the Russian President. Complete “Turbulence” on any difficulty.
    6. Up to No Good (10G) – Infiltrate the village. Complete “Back on the Grid” on any difficulty.
    7. One Way Ticket (10G) – Make it to Westminster. Complete “Mind the Gap” on any difficulty.
    8. Welcome to WW3 (10G) – Save the US Vice President. Complete “Goalpost” on any difficulty.
    9. Sandstorm! (10G) – Assault the shipping company. Complete “Return to Sender” on any difficulty.
    10. Back Seat Driver (10G) – Track down Volk. Complete “Bag and Drag” on any difficulty.
    11. We’ll Always Have Paris (10G) – Escape Paris with Volk. Complete “Iron Lady” on any difficulty.
    12. Vive la Revolution! (10G) – Reach the church. Complete “Eye of the Storm” on any difficulty.
    13. Requiem (10G) – Escape the city. Complete “Blood Brothers” on any difficulty.
    14. Storm the Castle (10G) – Discover Makarov’s next move. Complete “Stronghold” on any difficulty.
    15. Bad First Date (10G) – Find the girl. Complete “Scorched Earth” on any difficulty.
    16. Diamond in the Rough (10G) – Rescue the Russian President. Complete “Down the Rabbit Hole” on any difficulty.
    17. The Big Apple (25G) – Complete “Black Tuesday” and “Hunter Killer” on Veteran difficulty.
    18. Out of the Frying Pan… (25G) – Complete “Persona Non Grata”, “Turbulence”, and “Back on the Grid” on Veteran difficulty.
    19. Payback (25G) – Complete “Mind the Gap”, “Goalpost”, and “Return to Sender” on Veteran difficulty.
    20. City of Lights (25G) – Complete “Bag and Drag” and “Iron Lady” on Veteran difficulty.
    21. The Darkest Hour (25G) – Complete “Eye of the Storm”, “Blood Brothers”, and “Stronghold” on Veteran difficulty.
    22. This is the End (25G) – Complete “Scorched Earth”, “Down the Rabbit Hole”, and “Dust to Dust” on Veteran difficulty.
    23. Who Dares Wins (40G) – Complete the campaign on any difficulty.
    24. The Best of the Best (100G) – Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty.

    25. Strike! (20G) – Kill 5 enemies with a single grenade in Single Player or Special Ops.

    A good spot appears at the very beginning of “Persona Non Grata”. After leaving the start area and going down a set of stairs, you will come into a large courtyard. Run to the left side and take out the enemies that are in your way. 6 Enemies will come out of an alleyway and stop infront of a door. Throw your grenade right between them and you should easily kill 5 at once. Reload the Checkpoint and keep trying if it didn’t work.

    26. Jack the Ripper (20G) – Melee 5 enemies in a row in Single Player or Special Ops.

    This can be done right away in the very first mission “Black Tuesday”, by getting up close to the first five enemy soldiers you see and knifing them.

    27. Informant (20G) – Collect 22 Intel Items.
    28. Scout Leader (35G) – Collect 46 Intel Items. — Check out our complete Modern Warfare 3 Intel Locations Guide to find all 46 Intel Items.

    29. This Is My Boomstick (20G) – Kill 30 enemies with the XM25 in “Black Tuesday.”

    You will have the XM25 (a high tech grenade launcher) in your inventory when the mission starts. Make sure that you keep it all over the missions since you won’t find another one. Take out as many enemies as possible with one shot, you will get about 2 kills maybe more per shot (depends on how grouped enemies are). Later on during the mission you can restore ammo at the ammo crates and recieve full ammo for the XM25. Restart the checkpoint if you feel that you have done really badly at a part. There’s a lof more than 30 enemies across the mission so if you only use the XM25 you will have no trouble doing this. Playing on recruit difficulty makes this even more easy.

    30. What Goes Up… (20G) – Destroy all the choppers with only the UGV’s grenade launcher in “Persona Non Grata.”

    Don’t waste grenades on the ground troops, take out each helicopter using only the grenade launcher.

    31. For Whom the Shell Tolls (20G) – Destroy all targets during the mortar sequence with only 4 shells in “Back on the Grid.”

    This requires you to wait until two trucks are next to each other.

    32. Kill Box (20G) – Kill 20 enemies with the Chopper Gunner in a single run in “Return to Sender.”

    33. Danger Close (20G) – Take down a chopper with an AC-130 smoke grenade in “Bag and Drag.”

    This chance occurs about mid-way through the “Bag and Drag” level. As soon as you see enemy soldiers dropping down from a helicopter quickly throw the smoke right under the helicopter. You must be quick before the helicopter fly’s away. If you miss it, just hit restart checkpoint and you will almost immediately have to throw your smoke.

    34. Menage a Trois (20G) – Destroy 3 tanks with a single 105mm shot in “Iron Lady.”

    35. Nein (20G)s – Kill 9 enemies with A-10 strafing runs in “Scorched Earth.”

    36. 50/50 (20G) – Complete a Special Ops Mission Mode game with the same number of kills as your partner.

    37. Birdie (20G) – Kill 2 enemy helicopters without getting hit in a Special Ops Survival game.

    Best place to do this is on the “Carbon” Map. It’s perfect because the air support crate is inside a building and the choppers can’t attack you. Two helicopters will spawn in round 6. It’s important that you receive absolutely no damage in the round you are destroying the helicopters (so don’t get hit by the foot soldiers or the helicopters). Before you go into round 6, you should buy 10 claymores and a turret. In total, you should have at least $10.000 at the end of round 5. Go to the air support crate and secure the area with your turret and claymores. Use Predator missiles to destroy the helicopters ($2500 per missile). Stay in cover where no enemy can see you. The trophy / achievement pops right after you shot down helicopter #2.

    38. Serrated Edge (15G) – Finish a Juggernaut with a knife in Special Ops.

    This should be done on one of the first Survival Maps with Easy Difficulty. The very first one called ‘Resistance’ is a good choice. A Juggernaut spawns in round 10. Shoot 2 clips of your MP5 on him. Throw a flashbang and attack him with your knife until he is dead. You can refill your flashbangs at the Equipment Armory Crate.

    39. Arms Dealer (20G) – Buy all items from the Survival Weapon Armory.
    40. Danger Zone (20G) – Buy all items from the Survival Air Support Armory.
    41. Defense Spending (20G) – Buy all items from the Survival Equipment Armory.
    42. Get Rich or Die Trying (25G) – Have $50,000 current balance in a Special Ops Survival game.
    43. I Live (10G) – Survive 1 wave in a Special Ops Survival game.
    44. Survivor (20G) – Reach Wave 10 in each mission of Special Ops Survival mode.
    45. Unstoppable (40G) – Reach Wave 15 in each mission of Special Ops Survival mode.
    46. No Assistance Required (20G) – Complete a Special Ops Mission Mode game on Hardened or Veteran with no player getting downed.
    47. Brag Rags (10G) – Earn 1 star in Special Ops Mission Mode.
    48. Tactician (20G) – Earn 1 star in each mission of Special Ops Mission Mode.
    49. Overachiever (40G) – Earn 48 stars in Special Ops Mission Mode.

    50. Flight Attendant (20G) – Kill all 5 enemies during the zero-g sequence in ‘Turbulence.’ (Secret Achievement)

    More guide videos coming once they are available.

    COLLECTABLE PS3 TROPHIES LIST

    For guide videos and tips, check the achievements section above.

    1. All In (Platinum) – Earn all available Trophies for Modern Warfare 3.
    2. Back in the Fight (Bronze) – Start the Single Player Campaign on any difficulty.
    3. Too Big to Fail (Bronze) – Destroy the Jamming Tower. Complete “Black Tuesday” on any difficulty.
    4. Wet Work (Bronze) – Take back New York Harbor. Complete “Hunter Killer” on any difficulty.
    5. Carpe Diem (Bronze) – Escape the mountain safe house. Complete “Persona Non Grata” on any difficulty.
    6. Frequent Flyer (Bronze) – Defend the Russian President. Complete “Turbulence” on any difficulty.
    7. Up to No Good (Bronze) – Infiltrate the village. Complete “Back on the Grid” on any difficulty.
    8. One Way Ticket (Bronze) – Make it to Westminster. Complete “Mind the Gap” on any difficulty.
    9. Welcome to WW3 (Bronze) – Save the US Vice President. Complete “Goalpost” on any difficulty.
    10. Sandstorm! (Bronze) – Assault the shipping company. Complete “Return to Sender” on any difficulty.
    11. Back Seat Driver (Bronze) – Track down Volk. Complete “Bag and Drag” on any difficulty.
    12. We’ll Always Have Paris (Bronze) – Escape Paris with Volk. Complete “Iron Lady” on any difficulty.
    13. Vive la Revolution! (Bronze) – Reach the church. Complete “Eye of the Storm” on any difficulty.
    14. Requiem (Bronze) – Escape the city. Complete “Blood Brothers” on any difficulty.
    15. Storm the Castle (Bronze) – Discover Makarov’s next move. Complete “Stronghold” on any difficulty.
    16. Bad First Date (Bronze) – Find the girl. Complete “Scorched Earth” on any difficulty.
    17. Diamond in the Rough (Silver) – Rescue the Russian President. Complete “Down the Rabbit Hole” on any difficulty.
    18. The Big Apple (Silver) – Complete “Black Tuesday” and “Hunter Killer” on Veteran difficulty.
    19. Out of the Frying Pan… (Silver) – Complete “Persona Non Grata”, “Turbulence”, and “Back on the Grid” on Veteran difficulty.
    20. Payback (Silver) – Complete “Mind the Gap”, “Goalpost”, and “Return to Sender” on Veteran difficulty.
    21. City of Lights (Silver) – Complete “Bag and Drag” and “Iron Lady” on Veteran difficulty.
    22. The Darkest Hour (Silver) – Complete “Eye of the Storm”, “Blood Brothers”, and “Stronghold” on Veteran difficulty.
    23. This is the End (Silver) – Complete “Scorched Earth”, “Down the Rabbit Hole”, and “Dust to Dust” on Veteran difficulty.
    24. Who Dares Wins (Silver) – Complete the campaign on any difficulty.
    25. The Best of the Best (Gold) – Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty.
    26. Strike! (Bronze) – Kill 5 enemies with a single grenade in Single Player or Special Ops.
    27. Jack the Ripper (Bronze) – Melee 5 enemies in a row in Single Player or Special Ops.
    28. Informant (Bronze) – Collect 22 Intel Items.
    29. Scout Leader (Silver) – Collect 46 Intel Items. — Check out our complete Modern Warfare 3 Intel Locations Guide to find all 46 Intel Items.
    30. This Is My Boomstick (Bronze) – Kill 30 enemies with the XM25 in “Black Tuesday.”
    31. What Goes Up… (20G) – Destroy all the choppers with only the UGV’s grenade launcher in “Persona Non Grata.”
    32. For Whom the Shell Tolls (Bronze) – Destroy all targets during the mortar sequence with only 4 shells in “Back on the Grid.”
    33. Kill Box (Bronze) – Kill 20 enemies with the Chopper Gunner in a single run in “Return to Sender.”
    34. Danger Close (Bronze) – Take down a chopper with an AC-130 smoke grenade in “Bag and Drag.”
    35. Menage a Trois (Bronze) – Destroy 3 tanks with a single 105mm shot in “Iron Lady.”
    36. Nein (Bronze)s – Kill 9 enemies with A-10 strafing runs in “Scorched Earth.”
    37. 50/50 (Bronze) – Complete a Special Ops Mission Mode game with the same number of kills as your partner.
    38. Birdie (Bronze) – Kill 2 enemy helicopters without getting hit in a Special Ops Survival game.
    39. Serrated Edge (Bronze) – Finish a Juggernaut with a knife in Special Ops.
    40. Arms Dealer (Bronze) – Buy all items from the Survival Weapon Armory.
    41. Danger Zone (Bronze) – Buy all items from the Survival Air Support Armory.
    42. Defense Spending (Bronze) – Buy all items from the Survival Equipment Armory.
    43. Get Rich or Die Trying (Silver) – Have $50,000 current balance in a Special Ops Survival game.
    44. I Live (Bronze) – Survive 1 wave in a Special Ops Survival game.
    45. Survivor (Silver) – Reach Wave 10 in each mission of Special Ops Survival mode.
    46. Unstoppable (Silver) – Reach Wave 15 in each mission of Special Ops Survival mode.
    47. No Assistance Required (Bronze) – Complete a Special Ops Mission Mode game on Hardened or Veteran with no player getting downed.
    48. Brag Rags (Bronze) – Earn 1 star in Special Ops Mission Mode.
    49. Tactician (Bronze) – Earn 1 star in each mission of Special Ops Mission Mode.
    50. Overachiever (Silver) – Earn 48 stars in Special Ops Mission Mode.
    51. Flight Attendant (Bronze) – Kill all 5 enemies during the zero-g sequence in ‘Turbulence.’ (Secret Achievement)

    Here’s the launch trailer for Modern Warfare 3.

    Big thanks to Wozamil, Powerpyx & Achievementhunter for the fantastic guide videos.

    Please comment if you have any achievement/trophy unlock tips of your own and we’ll give you credit for it. Thanks for visiting!

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