Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode Tips and strategies 101

Modern Warfare 3 survival mode

Modern Warfare 3 survival mode


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is perhaps one of the most successful 1st person shooting game in the year, and no wonder modern warfare franchise are famous for their reason. Comparing to many other shooter games, there is no other games that can offer the same visual spectacle in such extremely realistic way as real as modern warfare 3 (a.k.a. MW3), the multi-player platform from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has provided a unique shooting experience in which you will never ever had before, it is pretty much the video game that you wouldn’t want to miss it, and today we 123inkcartridges are here to offer you some gamer tips how to play wisely for the Modern Warfare 3 Survival Mode, in this case, the UNDERGROUND map.

MW3 survival mode strategy

MW3 survival mode strategy


The Ideology

In the MW3 survival mood, you are either selected as single player or play with multi-player. The concept is pretty simple, you have became a public enemy and all you need to do is survival. The important key factors in this game are TIME and MONEY, every time you kill an enemy you got money so you can use that money to upgrade your equipment based on the following three criteria:

Weapon sign: You could use this station to upgrade different guns and functionality of the gun such as like red laser, hologram aiming, you could also refill the cartridges for your guns.

Bomb Sign: in this criteria, you can buy frag grenades, body armor, riot shield and even sentry gun depend on what level that you are having now

Air Support sign: very useful station but costly, you can buy predator missiles, air strikes and also forces and personal special capacity like running endurance..etc

The basic requirement is to get the level as high as you can so you could unlock new weapons and equipment, the more level you are, the best equipments that can help you to survive.

modern warfare 3 survival mode

modern warfare 3 survival mode

Starting tips: Wave 1-5  [UNDERGROUND MAP]

Since at the beginning I have mentioned how important the money it is, first, you need to understand the concept about earning money, it is just purely earning but the speed. Here are the tips that I recommended:

WAVE 1starting from the pistol, basically what I did is to kill 2 people first and get the shotgun, please remember that the more quick you kill, the more bonus that you got and hence more money. Once I got the shotgun and with like 7 bullets refilled (maximum) then I start to gather all people together in one place and kill it as fast as I could to get the bonus. In the underground map, the best place is to hide at the tunnel (the one near weapon station), the purpose is to kill fast and DO NOT WASTE any money for guns.

WAVE 2 Same procedure of saving money, since now you got enough bullets, so try to kill in group and as fast as you can.

Wave 3beware with the two dogs that coming at the first place, following the similar prodecure and once you got $3000 or $4000, you can come to the “Bomb station” to get the sentry gun.

Wave 4-5mostly likely, you will realize how easy it is by putting the sentry gun at the right place, for me, my favorable position will be either near the weapon station or the air supply station, and please don’t forget replace your pistol with the rifle that the troop used (forgot the name), make sure you collect the maximum bullets amount (180) for preparing for the wave 6, you DO NOT need to spend extra money for other guns, bombs or armor, NOT YET!

Additional tips: Wave 6-15

If you are the single player in this Modern warefare 3 survival mode, then it might be a little bit hard during these stages at the beginning if you don’t have strategy in mind. The first thing that you need to beware is the helicopters at Wave 6, and if you got sentry guns at that wave, DO NOT EXPOSE YOUR SENTRY GUNS to the helicopters because it got destroyed very easy. Most of the time, I hide the sentry inside the Air Supply station so sometimes it can help me a bit by killing the helicopter faster if I put my sentry guns at the right angle, in this case, I need to hide at the air supply station and “kite” the helicopter and hit it, try to finish those two helicopters without spending extra $750 refills and DO NOT USE SHOOTGUN to kill the helicopter because it will takes you forever. After Wave 6, you can start buy the riot troops with three extra hands which can help you a lot.

Wave 10 is one of the part that I concerned as important because the juggernauts, it is one of the hardest troop to beat because it’s extra armor and endurance. In this wave, they are going to land just one jugannut, the one simple way is to use the “air strike” so when you see the white smoke before they landed on the ground, you put the air strike bomb immediately so when juggernauts landed they will be killed within 3 secs, and if by doing that method, please drag your riot shielder far away to make sure you don’t sacrifice any of them, and if you missed it, just frag and kill them as quick as possible before they start to chase you.

MW3 survival underground map

MW3 survival underground map

Survival tips: Wave 15-20+

Basically the similar strategy which I am using from the above content which mentioned, at wave 15, they will drop 2 jugganut to you and in which I used the same menthod-air strike, the troop is going to be harder and harder in which I highly recommend you to play with multiplayer, firstly, your teammate can purchase the sufficient bomb, frag and even sentry guns for the team, and second, your delta force or riot force will not be killed easily by following you all the way down to the “bomb” station for getting extra equipments. For single player, mostly I put 2 sentry guns and 1 grenade sentry gun and make a protection circle at the “air supply” station with 3 riot forces, and if I plan to get extra sentry guns then I need to make sure I got time to go back or all force won’t die during on that process, the most preferable timing is the time between the time nearly the end of that wave (with 1-2enermies left) to the pending time for the new wave.

As far as I could remember but I am not quite sure, at wave 20 you will have 3 jugganut(or maybe before), and that will be a bit hard to deal but still feasible, as personal recommendation, I would like to hide all the sentry guns before which I had since I don’t want to waste it, and I will kill the first 2 jugganut with air strikes or if I am run out of time to get the last air strike, I will use my delta or riot force as my “meat shield” and throw the frag and shoot the jugganut behind them, and if they all got killed, then I will kite him and do hit and run. You will realize that the more waves that you can surpass the more enjoyment and addiction for the survive mode that you are going to get. I hope this Modern warfare 3 survival mode strategy might help, good luck gamer!



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