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Spec Ops - Survival Mode

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Walkthrough and Guide

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Special Ops - Survival Mode

This is a series of missions that you can do alone or with a buddy. There are two modes: Survival and Missions. Survival will pit you and your partner against waves of enemies which increase in number and difficulty per wave. Missions will bring you back to various mission areas in the campaign with different objectives and enemies.

Players will only have 4 maps initially available. They can unlock additional map sets per 5, 10 and 15 levels (for Missions) and 5, 15, 25 for Survival mode. Your SPEC-OPS level is different from your multiplayer level.

Survival Mode

The stuff you can purchase in Survival Mode depends on your current level so it may be wise to go through Mission Modes first to gain a few levels to give you an edge in Survival.

General Tips:
Memorize the maps and consider finding “defensive” points. These are parts of the maps which you can easily dig in and hold out.
Use turrets. You must place them in an elevated position where they can provide maximum cover and avoid getting destroyed easily
Reinforcements – The Riot Shield team is always a better choice than the Delta Squad. Having them around increases your chances to survive.
Claymores – Place them along the paths the enemies are most likely to take.
Partner – Having a human partner will give you the advantage of having one additional turret and reinforcement squad.
Flashbangs are very effective against Juggernauts. Avoid facing them head on; always attempt to flank them or lure them towards your C4s and Claymores.
Helicopters can be taken out easily by assault rifles and light machine guns. Make sure you're under a tunnel or overhead cover to avoid getting shredded by machine gun fire.

Here are the list of items you can buy in Survival Mode.

The items in the weapons category have the same price but will be different in power so it pays to have the updated version – unless you can easily pick them up from the enemies.

Handguns ($250)
LV1 Five Seven Semi-automatic, (single fire) 
LV1 USP .45  Semi-automatic, (single fire) 
LV2 MP412  Revolver   
LV11 Desert Eagle Semi-automatic, (single fire) 
LV20 .44 Magnum Revolver   
LV40 P99  Semi-automatic, (single fire) 

Machine Pistols ($1500)
LV1 G18  Fully automatic, close range
LV3 SKorpion Fully automatic, close range
LV17 MP9  Fully automatic, close range
LV37 FMG9  Fully automatic, close range

Assault Rifles ($3000)
LV1 M4A1  Fully automatic, all purpose weapon
LV1 M16A4  3 round burst
LV5 SCAR-L  Fully automatic, all purpose weapon
LV14 ACR 6.8  Fully automatic, all purpose weapon
LV24 AK-47  Fully automatic, all purpose weapon
LV32 FAD  Fully automatic, all purpose weapon
LV39 G36C  Fully automatic, all purpose weapon
LV43 CM901  Fully automatic, all purpose weapon
LV47 MK14  Semi-automatic, (single fire)
LV50 Type 95  3 round burst

Sub Machine Guns ($2000)
LV1 MP5  Fully automatic, close range
LV4 UMP45  Fully automatic, close range
LV13 MP7  Fully automatic, close range
LV23 PM-9  Fully automatic, close range
LV38 PP90M1  Fully automatic, high fire rate
LV46 P90  Fully automatic, large magazines

Light Machine Guns ($7000)
LV12 M60E4  Fully automatic, large magazines
LV18 PKP Pecheneg Fully automatic, large magazines
LV34 MK46  Fully automatic, large magazines
LV41 L86 LSW Fully automatic, large magazines
LV48 MG36  Fully automatic, large magazines

Sniper Rifles ($2000)
LV7 MSR  Bolt action
LV16 Dragunov Semi-automatic, (single fire)
LV29 RSASS  Semi-automatic, (single fire)
LV35 L118A  Bolt action
LV42 AS50  Semi-automatic, (single fire)
LV49 Barrett .50 Cal Semi-automatic, (single fire)

Shotguns ($2000)
LV1 Model 1887 Lever-action
LV6 USAS 12 Fully automatic, low ammo
LV16 SPAS-12   
LV26 KSG -12  Double Barrel
LV33 STRIKER Semi-automatic (single fire)
LV44 AA-12  Fully automatic, low ammo

Weapon Upgrades
LV1 Holographic sight   $1000  Holographic sight
LV7 Red dot sight    $750  Precision sight.
LV19 Grip     $1250  Vertical foregrip for reduced recoil 
LV28 M203 Grenade launcher  $1500  Undermounted grenade launcher
LV28 GP25 Grenade launcher  $1500  Undermounted grenade launcher
LV28 M320 Grenade launcher  $1500  Undermounted grenade launcher
LV30 ACOG Scope    $1250  Enhanced zoom ACOG scope
LV45 Shotgun attachment   $1500  Undermounted shotgun attachment

LV1 Frag grenade  $750  Refill frags up to 4.
LV1 Flash bang  $1000  Refills flash bangs up to 4
LV2 Claymore x5 (10 max) $1000  Directional anti-personnel mine,set off by enemy entering its proximity
LV3 C4 x5 (10 max)  $1500     Charge of plastic explosive,set off manually with detonator
LV27 RPG-7 X2 (4 max) $2000    RPG-7X2
LV10 Body armor  $2000  250 armor hit points
LV13 Self revive  $4000  When knocked down,shoot your way back up
LV17 Sentry gun  $3000  Mini-gun mounted sentry
LV31 Sentry grenade launcher $4000 Grenade launcher mounted sentry
LV37 Riot Shield  $3000  Bullet resistant

Air support
LV1 Predators missile $2500  Missile from UACV
LV4 Air strike  $2500  Precision air strike on selected location
LV14 Delta squad  $3000  Delta force allies drop in via chopper
LV21 Riot shield  $5000  Riot shield  allies drop in via chopper
LV1 Quick draw  $3000  Faster aiming
LV8 Steady aim  $3000  Increase hip fire accuracy
LV22 Stalker   $4000  Move faster while aiming
LV36 Extreme conditioning $3000  Sprint for longer distances
LV50 Sleight of hand  $5000  Faster reloading

Here's also the list of maps available in Survival Mode:

Easy Maps
Bomb squads, Attack Dogs, Choppers and Juggernauts

Regular Maps
Bomb Squads, Chemical Warfare, Choppers and Riotshield Juggernauts

Hard Maps
Bomb Squads, Claymore Experts, Choppers and Riotshield Juggernauts

Insane Maps
Bomb Squads, Chemical Warfare, Claymore Experts, Choppers and Armored Juggernauts


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Dec 8th 2015 Guest
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Nov 28th 2015 Guest
fuq u all
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Nov 27th 2015 Guest
highest level on interchange is unknown😁
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Nov 13th 2015 Guest
how do you do cheats
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Oct 10th 2015 Guest
I made it to level 35. Gamertag BlacksAsylum. Hmu if u wanna team up.
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Mar 7th 2016 Guest
Suh dude im in a game if resistance currently at level 49 add me n we can get real good i have an amazing strategy on arkaden and resistance.
ID #639229
Sep 29th 2015 Guest
I got to level 24 before dying in solo spec ops resistance.I am on wii.if u want to join me look for Sgt frost Westbrook.
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Sep 19th 2015 Guest
this does not help at all to get barret 50 calibers snypers this website is not very good
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Sep 3rd 2015 Guest
my and my friend highet 73 on underground no online no any cheats and glitchs
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Aug 30th 2015 Guest
Me and my friend nick only scavenged what we found,no ammo refills and we made it to 26 on resistance.. 26!!
ID #603852
Mar 9th 2016 Guest
Did same thing made it to wave 39
ID #639484
Dec 1st 2015 Guest
I made it to 46 on resistance.
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Oct 1st 2015 Guest
I was playing on an Xbox360 (im level 41) i got to wave 32... On resistance.. Wave 30 was insane, wave 30 has 5 juggernauts, attack dogs strapped with exposives, tangos with c4 strapped to their chests, and i survived to wave 32.. GG people! (Gamertag is pcking12345)
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Jun 25th 2015 Guest
my highest wave on underground is
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Jun 12th 2015 Guest
My highest wave on underground is 122 i number 116 in the world
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Jun 25th 2015 aknig6
people use cheats but i don't
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May 22nd 2015 Guest
Still going for level 30 on bakaara and Arcadian 28 on both is my best co-op with the mrs. Respect to you guys getting past there. C4 and riot squads I'm not using mite have to try them more
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Apr 6th 2015 Guest
my highest 3 waves are 30 on resistance 26 on underground and 21 on dome
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Mar 11th 2015 Guest
My highest wave is 33 on seatown
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Feb 8th 2015 Guest
Riot shield squad is NOT... better than DELTA
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Jan 1st 2015 Guest
how do u get spec ops for wii u?
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Dec 29th 2014 Guest
you do not unlock it i got it online for free no downloadin terminal trust me
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Dec 20th 2014 Guest
SlammerWebb got level 70, I enjoy playing the resistance level
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Jul 9th 2014 Guest
any tips for playing survival interchange?
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Jul 8th 2014 Guest
wave 176 on outpost
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Jun 5th 2014 Guest
This doesnt even have cheat codes here
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Jun 4th 2014 Guest
HALLO THERE ALL FAN OF survivle. if you need help or any tacticks ,on every map for wave 100+ without cheat or glitchs. just ask me. must eazy maps to handel acctualy are insane map.bakara,downturn,lockdown and arkade. i have 200+ on co and solo 100+. just realy succide and hard fight and smart tacticks. find me on ps3 online survivle
you gad it???_
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Apr 2nd 2014 Guest
man that is good.i tried it is good
ID #370668
Nov 16th 2013 Guest
This is stupid there aren't even any cheat codes
ID #319945
Nov 10th 2013 Guest
How do you unlock the map called Terminal?
ID #318767
Nov 10th 2013 Guest
On Resistance my highest wave is 28.
ID #318766
Jun 24th 2015 Guest
Lol my highest is wave 30 😂😂
ID #575074
Sep 29th 2013 Guest
Sorry for all of you players, after years, stil dont thinking about tactiek.weaknesses From all maps.
I have 12maps of 16 ,i reach wave150+,100+,70+. Rank top ten.
If You wana realy info try me.
ID #311863
Aug 10th 2013 Guest
The best way is to play is with a pal and the best spot is always by the airplane box . if you are alone then just keep moving here and there . The first juggernaut come at wave 4 . The best way to kill a juggernaut is to call a predator missiol and boom boom . Then try to make your own strong hold by planting trrunts , c4s , claymoors and grenade lanchers . Always carry a grenade................{-_-}

ID #303919
May 18th 2013 Guest
Highest wave 32 by my self with a friend 90 at village a lot of juggernauts and many dogs but easy good luck if you try to beat wave 90 with a friend
ID #283611
Apr 4th 2013 Guest
in bakaara there is trick to survive as many levels as you want
mine is 67Smile
get to the house near air support
and when juggernauts come one player should lie down on stairs a lil ahead and fight him whereas the other should assist by reviving him and throwin flash grenades
juggernaut will not pass the player lied and will stop there itself
this works
beware of chopper!!
reply aftr playing
ID #270495
Mar 25th 2013 Guest
Wave 120 on Resistance actuallly played the game for a whole day
ID #267283
Mar 22nd 2013 Guest
i made it to wave 52 on resistince with my friend all u got to do is chill in the kitchen
ID #266151
Mar 8th 2013 Guest
made it to level 99!! omg has any one gotten to 100?
ID #261756
Jan 29th 2013 Guest
the highest i got was level 34 on resistance yeah
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Jan 24th 2013 Guest
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Jan 11th 2013 Guest
why you don't see All cheats MW3 in who buttom ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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Jan 7th 2013 Guest
how do you unlock terminal?
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Jan 1st 2013 poopPlatter
Made it to lvl 52 on resistance, died because i only had pistol left lol
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Dec 10th 2012 Guest
weve got to lvl 51 on seatown and level 42 on backara. we find a good spot to hold out the vaves and that are between the bonus boxes for refilling. got to play as a team to survive
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Dec 9th 2012 Guest
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Dec 7th 2012 Guest
how do download this cheat ?
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Dec 7th 2012 Guest
[size=12][/size] thankyou
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Dec 7th 2012 Guest
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Dec 7th 2012 Guest
if you get on the big stump on village with 2 humans. player one gets a msr and a m4a1 with a red dot sight and m203 grenade launcher on the m4a1. player two gets a light machine gun and the same m4a1. player one aims at the entrance in prone. player two covers the cavern in prone or kneeling. dogs cant touch you unless you hang over the edge. go into the cavern when you have helicopters on the way. i got to level 98 before my partner got fragged!!!
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Dec 5th 2012 Guest
Hi, how can i unlock the last checkpoint at survival mode
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Nov 19th 2012 Guest
please lie
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Nov 14th 2012 Guest
how do u get spec opps to work on wii
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Nov 3rd 2012 zombie want brains........
if you buy a sentry gun(either of them)you can get more than 1 gun.If you go to a map with a ladder run to the ladder just before you get to the ladder pull out your sentry at the top of the ladder place it.If done correctly you should have no gun.Buy a weapon all your guns should come back and you should have one extra
ID #204496
Oct 14th 2012 Guest
got to level 28 on own on resistance pretty easy and hard. waves with dogs armored humans and juggernauts the good thing is that juggernauts and men stick together so they will never get in youre way i got.this is my strategy you should b level 48 or higher im 50 well get the last light machine gun that you unlock on 48 get it before round six and it takes half a mag to kill a helicopter mount down in the house get a sentry in the garden a riot sqaud to lighten them up and you will get to level 16 do that every round and get cash when the round is over get ammo you should get self revives and turrets evey once and a while when u have money you will die between 20 and 40 bye
ID #196100
Oct 12th 2012 Guest
Why isn't there spec ops missions for wii???? I personally like the missions
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