- Estimated Trophy Difficulty: *pending* (Personal Rating 6/10)
- Trophy Breakdown: 51 (1/1/12/37)
- Offline Trophies: 51
- Online Trophies: 0
- Approximate Time to platinum: 25hrs
- Missable Trophies: None, All missions can be replayed
- Glitched Trophies: None
- Minimum Number of Playthroughs: 1
- Do difficulty trophies stack: Yes
- Cheat Codes Disable Trophies: No cheats
The most anticipated game of 2011, Call of Duty: Modern warfare 3. The game picks up from where you left off in Modern Warfare 2 and sees you controlling many previous characters from the previous game. The game involves intense firefights across many countries such as Paris, New York and London. This time there's been a few added features to the game; first off is the new 'Survival' mode which is much like Zombies from the previous COD titles. You will have to face off against waves and waves of enemies and it gets harder each time, it's manageable to reach wave 15 though.
COD's critically acclaimed multiplayer is also back, this time there's a lot of added features such as the all new prestige shop and 'gun leveling', which awards players for using a gun more than other guns. However there's no trophies tied to multiplayer so if you're only playing for the platinum then you don't need to bother playing multiplayer.
The platinum is fairly straight forward, more than half the trophies are self explanatory and are story related/difficulty related. There's no online trophies as you'll be glad to know so the platinum won't take you too long. The campaign takes about 5hrs to complete on Recruit. Depending on your skills, about 8 - 10hrs for veteran.
Good luck on your road to platinum and hope this guide helps!
Step 1 - Completing the Campaign on Veteran, Mission Specific trophies & Intel
For the first step you will want you to complete the campaign on veteran, which isn't too hard in this game. Completing it on veteran first will make it so you only have to do one play-through. However if you've never played a Call of Duty game or any FPS before I'd advise you not to start out on veteran, reason being is it can be hard at some points and requires skill and patience but if you feel you can do it then by all means do so. It's about the same difficulty as MW2 so if you've completed MW2's veteran you will have no trouble here. Some tips for veteran:
- Use cover at all times -
Cover is one of the biggest life savers in veteran, without it you'd be... well screwed. Wherever cover is available make sure you're near to it, you don't want to get caught in a firefight without any cover to quickly get to.
- Use Prone -
Another life saver, this is one of the things you need to master to complete veteran, prone behind an object and slowly poke yourself out of cover to pick off enemies and when you start getting shot slide back to cover again.
- AI (Your team/helper) -
The AI can be useful at times whereas most the time they are really not. Use them as decoys, enemies will get distracted by them and you can pick the enemies of easier. However this doesn't always work. If an enemy has seen you then he will only go for you. Make sure you never run ahead of your team/AI, you never know what's lurking around the corner.
- Flashbangs/concussion grenades -
Very very useful in veteran especially if your surrounded by a group of enemies. Just pop one in a room to immobilise, blind and deafen them for a short period of time. At this point you can just run in all Rambo and blow them all away.
You will also want to go for the chapter specific trophies in this play-through too, try to get as much as you can of them to save you replaying any mission. None of them are that hard to get so you shouldn't have any problem with them. Also on your play-though you will want to collect all enemy intel, there's 46 of them and they look like laptops, they're not hidden that well so you may find these as you go through the story, or you can use the videos within the guide. This will net you the Informant and Scout Leader. For more information on any trophy mentioned in this step please refer to the trophy guide for details. At the end of this step you should have all Story Related trophies and also all Mission Specific Trophies.
Step 2 - Survival mode
New to MW3, survival mode sees the player defend against waves and waves of all sorts of enemies ranging from helicopters to dogs with explosives strapped to them. The trophies are pretty easy and you can do most of them by yourself. Getting to wave 15 isn't hard either. Powerpyx has written very detailed accounts and videos for each survival trophy so for more info please refer to the trophy guide. By the end of this step you should have, Birdie, Arms Dealer, Danger Zone, Defense Spending, Get Rich Or Die Trying, I Live, Survivor and Unstoppable.
Step 3 - Spec Ops (On hardest difficulty)
There's 48 stars to be earned in MW3s spec ops mode. Some of these missions are brutal and will really test your skill. You can do these either by yourself or with a partner, doing it by yourself is much harder as there's nobody to revive you if you go down. I recommend getting a co op partner to do these or you can do it in split screen if you prefer. There's 16 special op missions and each gives you 3 stars for completing it on the hardest difficulty. For more info on any trophies related to this step refer to the trophy guide. By the end of this step you should have, 50/50, No Assistance Required, Tactician, Brag Rags and Overachiever.*
Step 4 - Misc. Trophies
There are quite a few of these trophies in the game, they can be earned in either single-player or special ops. The reason this is one of the last steps is that you may have already got most if them without even trying. Some though you actually need to go for, such as knifing 5 enemies in a row (Doubt you'll be able to do this on veteran difficulty). For more info on these miscellaneous trophies please refer to the trophy guide. At the end of this step you should have all miscellaneous trophies which are, Strike!, Jack the Ripper and Serrated Edge. This will bring your total to 50 trophies and your platinum, congrats. If for some reason you don't then continue on to step 5
Step 5 - Clean up
Missed a mission specific trophy? Didn't get a trophy relating to survival mode? Then now's your chance to go over what your missing and earn them! Look what trophies you are missing and look them up in the trophy guide for more info on them. If you don't want to scroll through the whole thing make a search by pressing CTRL + F.
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Content Collection #1 DLC
- Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 4/10
- Breakdown (Offline/Online): (2 , 4 )
- Approximate amount of time to complete: 1-2 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 2
- Number of Missable Trophies: None. Mission Select is available.
- Glitched Trophies: None
- Does difficulty affect trophies? Yes, 4 (Skilled Negotiator, Shotgun Diplomacy, Slippery Slope, Ice in Your Veins)
- Do cheat codes disable trophies? No cheats.
Complete each mission on Regular Difficulty.
First off, I would suggest going for the Shotgun Diplomacy and Slippery Slope trophies in Regular difficulty. They are earned by simply completing each mission in whichever difficulty you desire (preferably Regular in this case.) Whilst playing the "Negotiator" mission, try to memorize the hostage and enemy locations. It will make going for the Not on My Watch trophy much easier later on.
Complete each mission on Veteran Difficulty.
Now, after getting accustomed to the missions, go for the Veteran trophies. By following my suggestions below, you should do well.
- Cover, Cover, COVER! Don't forget to get into cover. It's probably the biggest annoyance for anyone, but it'll always be the biggest lifesaver in any attempt on Veteran.
- Remember all of the enemy locations from previous runs, (and current ones from your deaths :P)
Clean up and obtain the remaining two trophies.
After accomplishing the gruelling fight on Veteran, Not on My Watch and A Baker's Dozen are your final objectives. Follow the strategies listed in the Trophy Guide and you will have obtained the first six DLC Trophies for Modern Warfare 3. Congratulations!
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Content Collection #2 DLC:ROADMAP
-Estimated Trophy Difficulty: 3 / 10 (Personal estimate)
-Online / Offline: 6 [2, 4]
-Approximate Time to 100%: 1-3 Hours
-Minimum Number of Playthroughs Needed: 1/Mission [2 Recommended]
-Difficulty Affect Trophies?: Yes, must be beat on Veteran
-Number of Missable Trophies: None
-Glitched trophies: None
-Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No Cheat Codes
-Online Pass Required to ?: No
The second content drop for Modern Warfare 3 has 6 trophies related to 2 Spec Ops missions, Iron Clad and Killswitch. Both missions can be done solo but a second player is recommended to make things easier. Playing offline splitscreen with someone or online are your 2 player options for one player to be in a tank driver on Iron Clad / to be Overwatch in Killswitch while the other player is a foot soldier in both missions.
Step 1 - Beat Killswitch on Regular then Veteran
You can speed through this mission in less than 5 minutes on regular. This is recommended so you know where the enemy positions are, where the helicopters come in (taking them out will prevent more enemies from spawning in) and a good route to take/avoid on a veteran run. Whoever is better at sniping should take the overwatch position. The overwatch player can easily nab the Helipocalypse on either difficulty.
Step 2 - Beat Iron Clad on Regular and then Veteran
I found this to be the harder of the 2 missions. You have to keep the tank alive as well yourself. The regular run through is very important to know where suicide bombers and RPGs are spawning in and attacking the tank. However there is a simple strategy that will net you all 3 trophies related to this mission in 1 go.
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Content Collection #3 DLC:
-Estimated trophy difficulty: Personal rating 6/10
-Offline (breakdown): 14 (5, 9)
-Online (breakdown): 0
-Approximate amount of time to complete: 5-7 hours depending on skill.
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: Possible on one playthrough for each mission but I recommend more than one.
-Number of missable trophies: None
-Glitched trophies: None
-Does difficulty affect trophies? Yes
-Do cheat codes disable trophies? There are no cheats
This is the third Content Collection drop for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. I don't think any of you reading this guide will have much problems because if you're here, it probably means you have platinumed the game and a pretty seasoned Call of Duty player.
The trophies are pretty straightforward and I hope the guide will help you get that much annoying 100%!
Step 1 - Complete 'Arctic Recon' on Veteran which gives you Stay Frosty and Sub Zero.
Step 2 - Complete the 'Arctic Recon' mission on Recruit to beat the 3.30 for dr0n3d
Step 1 - Complete 'Vertigo' on Veteran to get 'Apex' and 'Pinnacle'
Step 2 - Kill all the 3 Juggernauts on Veteran to get 'To Jugger or to Jugger-Naut'
You could do Steps 1 and 2 together to get 3 trophies in one playthrough if you attempt it together but the thing is, you would have to use your rockets on those three which gives you a problem when you jump off the roof and face multiple enemies (as opposed to destroying the choppers and letting them drop).
Step 3 - Destroy all 16 helicopters for 'Flyswatter'.
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