In this guide i will go over the basics that you should follow when you are playing call of duty modern warfare 3 spec ops, on village survival mode.
As i have said in my other posts, as far as weapons and things you should carry. You should wield two LMG's preferably, if not then use an assault rifle. Riot shield squads are necessary. You should have two turrets at all times. And you should have a self revive at all times. A predator missile is good for juggernauts, and keep your flashbangs full. Beyond that, i will tell you the specific strategy you should follow below.
Right below is a link to my other hub teaching the basics and going over which weapons should be used in survival mode, and the strategies that can be applied to ALL the maps.
- How to get to high levels In Spec Ops Survival mode On Call Of duty Modern Warfare 3 ( MW3 )
So this guide will teach you the basic strategies that can be applied to all of the survival mode maps throughout spec ops on Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3.
So where you should camp is in the photo below. It is the red X. You should stay here throughout the game, and aim one turret down each path. and you will watch the other path. Also the juggernaut will typically land there as well, so always be ready to move, and also have a riot shield team there.
You should end up watching all three sides because your turrets will not kill everyone and you want to protect everything, but overall this strategy and area will allow the enemy to come from 3 areas, and you will be able to easily defend for high rounds.
Remember that LMG's are your friend, and this will allow you to have large clips and easily replenish a lot more bang for your buck. When the juggernauts come your LMG will help you take them out quickly and efficiently, also they are very effective at taking out helicopters which will take your turrets and riot shield squad out quickly if you don't take the helicopter out first.
Remember to blow the truck up early on in the game. This will allow you to not have to worry about it blowing up by enemy troops later on. Also i suggest mounting one of the turrets on the hood of the exploded truck, this typically will allow you to have good defense on it, and cover a wider spread of area.
Once again the most crucial thing to survival mode at high levels is making sure you always have a self revive. This can be the difference between getting to 50, or dying at 25. So try to always keep a self revive if you are alone, and with a teammate preferably both of you, but at least one of you at all times.
As long as you camp the truck area you should have no problem holding off enemy forces until round 26, at that point three juggernaut's will come along with normal people and you may have to run and move for a round, but have no fear after beating 26, you can move back to you spot until later.
If you have any questions feel free to comment or message me.
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For Solo Survival
- Guide for all Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 spec ops survival mode maps for SOLO players Includes al
This Hub, will go through a short strategy for every map. This is designed for when you are playing SOLO Survival mode. I will go through each map with a short description of the strategy for that map.
DOA on December 04, 2014:
I got to wave 38 this was my tactic in the later rounds
1 Make sure I'm Ready for battle
2 Buy Riot a Shield Squad
3 Buy Predator Missile
4 Run Like Hell
5 Buy C4 Find enclosed space where c4 is most effective Like the tunnel under the bridge
6 Set c4
7 Wait for Juggernauts to enter
8 Detonate C4 When juggernauts are in centre. If their not dead finish of assult troops then use Predator to finish of juggernauts
franbarz on March 30, 2014:
I agree with d 5 Claymore s will kiil a jugg flassh bang bomb. Dogs try to kill suicide. Bombers in others path to by time made it to 31 turrets are useless. After 28 save money for Claymore s and flashbangs and run try too funnel them into killzones so you can shoot a couple of lmg clips by then you should. Only have a riots shield. Jugg and a normle jugg hopefully. You have money left for Claymores to finish. The job
D on November 01, 2013:
I've had good luck stacking two (gernade) turrets under the northern most awning (most northern light green area on your map) and pointing them east (according to your map layout). Everything funnels that direction and your turrents have a pretty long LOS to track the incoming troops. I stagger them so one is slightly more east than the other, to give it the angle on the alley coming from the south. Doing this, once the terrorists get into the open (where both turrets can get them), they're done.
Then I use claymores all over the area to the west (behind the turrets). I then camp in that corner and poach the few guys who make it through my claymores, while being close enough to back my turrets up if someone gets too close and they start getting heavily fired upon.
The nice thing about doing it this way is that (it takes some time to find the correct spot) there is a position under that awning where your turret is safe from helicopters, but is actually able to fire upon them and take them down. Both turrets are safe under that awning though.
An added bonus: when the jugs come, I typically sprint to the opposite side of the map and get them all following me (where they are stacked right on top of each other). You can use a predator missle or, if you're cheap like me (I horde my cash to buy claymores), I run them around the "block" that is just east of the ammo refill station. They are typically so focused on me, that my turrets will kill them after a few passes.
One can expidite the killings by laying claymores or use flashbangs (when jugs are in range of the turrets).
Why this works for me: I never upgrade weapons because my accuracy is sub-par (low to mid-50's). I use a lot of claymores (10-15 per round, once I managed to get 20 down), so I don't have time to buy/plant those and refill ammo.
I typically use whatever the terrorists leave laying on the ground for me. Ammo is cheapest, and most abundant this way.
Using this strategy in solo play however, I can typically get to level 25, 26, 27 on a routine basis. Personal best (again I mostly play solo) of 31.
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on August 22, 2013:
HAHA sounds like a good working strategy..
Dick on August 10, 2013:
This is another semi-hard map.... we stay in the chapel area.... one person (the Reviver) prones on the bench the other stands on the steps protecting (Blocking) the Reviver... the enemies cannot get to your team behind you who can now revive you endlessly.... During Jugs, we call teams who come from behind the jugs and sandwich them between us and them.... the JUG have to chance to go anywhere.... we kill them mercilessly LOL
bill on October 02, 2012:
use a striker for juggernauts
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on September 28, 2012:
I don't know anything about playing on the wii, so I cannot give much advice, umm, I would say mostly stick with it, and try to loop the map, and take them out slowly..
Snipe Bone on September 28, 2012:
I play on the wii, so juggernauts are harder to take out. when i make it to wave 25 i can't pass it.
Wraith on September 20, 2012:
Yeah, I used the church area the first few times I tried this map. It doesn't work very well past the 5th or 6th round. Up until then though, it gives pretty good cover from the weaker weapons used by the early waves.
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on August 11, 2012:
no on the church area.. Just don't like it personally.
Luca, Assault rifles aren't bad early rounds, but you really want 2 LMG's once you really start getting into the later rounds. It makes the game a whole lot easier.
luca on August 09, 2012:
i get the lmg when i get 7000 points then i get the assult rifle is that a good idea
bigbutt1 on August 09, 2012:
i hide in the church is that a go idea
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on June 05, 2012:
Once again, The benefits of controlling comments. I will tackle your point though MRG... The difference between you.. making videos and me... writing..
A- Not everyone plays the same, no one has the same skill, and everyone should do their own thing. These guides are merely here to help one who is stuck, and give advice to the ones who need it. If you can get to 38 on solo then you don't seem stuck.
B- youtube does not pay me per view, by video, and to get sponsored can be difficult and requires a LOT of time and effort. On here I get paid for EVERY view, Every article I write..
C- For me to write an article describing an area and tactics takes me a mere 30 minutes to an hour. After that I m done with the exception of replying to comments, and replying to messages on XBOX. If I were to video describe, we are talking at least an hour of gameplay for me to play to hit at least 50, plus then I have editing, plus everything else, and then I am looking at 2-4 hours of work for something I may not get paid for. I don't know what you spare time looks like but when your working 40 hours a week, plus enrolled full time in college you have very little time to yourself, and that time is not going to be spent slaving over making videos that i get nothing back for. INstead I write for here, make money, and help those who are struggling.. I am not looking to help those already making it to level 50+++ you do not need help, you need a break.
Thanks again for commenting... And I guess this is my rant for the day..
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on June 02, 2012:
Umm.. well to a point they are all easy.. But in my opinion.. I find underground on my strategy to be the easiest.. I made it to 50 with my partner, and we gave up cause we were getting bored, but you can make it much further.
chasemuller1 on June 02, 2012:
which map do you think is the easiest? I personally have gotten the farthest on village, but I would like to know which one it is
Dick on June 01, 2012:
For the first time ever, I tried playing with someone on-line yesteday and we got to level 26 standing behind the podium... despite not knowing my teammate... and I didn't know I should have used a headphone LOL... but the podium is a pretty good place... we never used any turrets, but he called in a shield squad around wave 24... they weren't too helpful...
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on May 23, 2012:
Chris I usually stand on one side of the truck while my partner stands on the other... Only a few enemy each round should come from behind you and a sentry should cover them, but the main front paths is where you mainly wanna face.
chris on May 22, 2012:
A little confused. At that spot there are four paths. I put one grenade sentry faced toward 2 of the paths, and the two paths near the buildings at the top of the map were uncovered. I stood near the truck next to my turrets, and got rocked from all directions on lvl 12. Both turrets died, and I barely survived.
Where do you stand?
John on May 18, 2012:
Im with Dick on that. wave 1-5 or so i run around grab their weapons. after that i grab the AK and an LMG and camp behind the podium. doing that i can easily take down enemies without any problems with grenades. when the Juggernauts come i just waste the LMG on them and leave C4 in front of them. but always 26 gets me. i ordered in a delta squad and they they get dropped off at the other side of the map. i came close once but i forgot about one juggernaut and he came up around behind me when i was holding the bridge
Dick on May 15, 2012:
For the Village, I like to start by hiding behind the podium behind the Amo Box... use my pistol for Waves 1-4 and take head shots as they approach me. Nice thing is when they throw grenades, don't move! They won't hurt you as you are protected... Wave 4 & 5 I start using their shotgun and M5. At the end of Wave 5, i'll end up with oround $10,000 and can buy a nice LMG... for the shoppers in Wave 6. I've been ising some turrets near the ammo box but they don't last too long... so I try to get to wave 10 just standing behind the podium. Wave 10, JUG comes and I use the flash and a clip of ammo from my LMG... One Wave 11 onwards, it may be better too grab a turret and go under the bridge where John is suggesting but, I am finding it hard to protect them all alone...
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on May 13, 2012:
Theres a lot of things i wish i could tell me delta team.. like... Don't shoot your gun when another delta team is in front of you.
Stop looking at the wall.
Turn around your getting shot in the back.
Why did you just lay in prone.
Don't face each other.. that's counter productive.
Don't stand in the open...
There are lots of things I would LIKE to tell them, I just wish they had common sense i guess.
Templer on May 13, 2012:
don't you wish you could tell your guys (delta or riots) where to go, hold position or stay with you. like in rainbow six vages. with that i could get delta team to last as long as me.
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on May 06, 2012:
Off the top of my head, I don't know, haven't played this map since I wrote the Hub.. Right now Im still working on guides for all DLC maps, but ill look into this soon and let you know.
Alex on May 06, 2012:
What waves do the juggernauts come
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on May 04, 2012:
when me and my teammate played this the first few times 26 gave us THE MOST trouble. We eventually used a run method to beat 26, and let people follow us, while we kill them, then moved back at the end of the round.
Random Guy on May 02, 2012:
The furthest I got was round 26. It's hard dealing with kids sometimes. They like to run around and I stay in the area you suggested with a turret. I got to 26 once after that I haven't seen it since. I used just about everything. A regular turret plus the grenade launcher turret. Air Strikes seem to help when in desperate need. But, hard to throw a marker without having people shoot at you. I always start out with a pistol then when the guys with the assault rifles come out I take theirs and just keep loading up on ammo (they drop ammo too) to stack up money. Also, Claymores are a godsend, lol. I always put them on the bridge and they knock out a good amount of enemies before they even get to me. Again I've only gotten to 26. We died because my partner went down and he was swamped by the enemy.
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on April 16, 2012:
Yah, pretty straight forward from there. I explain where things should go above, but basically have turrets looking where main group of enemy coming from.
p on April 15, 2012:
just a red x on ur map?
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on April 15, 2012:
Thats fine, but after round 30, when it takes almost a full clip to take out 1-3 guys, and have 20 of them coming at you full force... you are stuck with a gun with weak bullet damage, a high fire rate, and will run out of ammo halfway through the round. I think the LMG gives you a much better defense at high rounds, and allows you to last longer. Keep in mind it is matter of opinion but, anyone who plays high rounds above 30 will agree that the LMG's are a better option.
Miguel on April 14, 2012:
I disagree with having 2 LMG.
I personally pick the P90 which is the best weapon for short range and an assault rifle or a LMG
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on April 10, 2012:
I feel that the delta squad is too weak defensive wise. I think the riot shield is a much better strategy overall.
Whizzy_TrickzZ on April 10, 2012:
Just wondering, when playing split-screen.
How effective would a riot and delta squad be together?
I'm thinking it's like having a juggernaut or two on your side.
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on March 06, 2012:
Easiest way is to Kill 1 juggernaut with a predator, and then just circle the map.he will chase you, and as you make it around the map pick up another predator, and hit him with it, if you cannot afford these, then use flash bang and stun him, and lay into him with a lot of bullets.
liger on March 05, 2012:
how do u kill the juggernauts?i always get killed in wave 15 cause there are 2 but i klled the juggernaut in wave 10 with a predetor missile
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on February 26, 2012:
If you are referring to the helicopters that drop juggernauts you can't, if you are referring to normal ones, you need to shoot them about 30-75 times depending on the gun.
jah on February 26, 2012:
How do I blow up the helicopter?
Anonymous on February 05, 2012:
I feel stupid that I didn't think 2 camp there before.:•
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on January 25, 2012:
Its been a while since i played village. I assume that round has.. 1 juggernaut, and troops... just run if your playing by yourself to get past the round, keep moving taking a few enemies out at a time.
jhon on January 25, 2012:
i can't get past wave 11 stupid little kills screw me
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on January 07, 2012:
There is no way to save at this point in survival mode, if trying, i would allot about 30 minutes to play, or pause the game, and pick it up where you left off, but you cannot actually save.
harsha on January 07, 2012:
how can we save and restart from last failed wave ? .. every time i have to play from wave 1 .
Joffy thomas on December 27, 2011:
Too right mate those delta team won't last 5 waves
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on December 27, 2011:
Delta team, is too weak instead of using riot shield team.. And C4 works fine, but you need to stack it up, and when running it can get tough..
Joffy thomas on December 27, 2011:
What about using delta team and c4s
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on December 27, 2011:
Well if you throw a flash bang, the juggernaut will not be able to shoot for about 5 seconds, use that time to take them out, or if there 3 or more, run, let your guys die, and let them chase you around the map, getting predator missiles and killing them 1 by 1
Joffy thomas on December 27, 2011:
Those juggernauts always kill my riot shield dudes what can i do to save them
John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on December 11, 2011:
Well... If you mean 26, then you will face a wave of 3 juggernauts, plus a full span of enemy troops, and possibly 1 helicopter... I know that after 25 helicopters will come in each round, and that you will see a lot more juggernauts, and stronger troops.
Joffy thomas on December 11, 2011:
Can u tel me what kind of enemies appear after wave 25