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Tips for Seatown on survival mode in spec ops, on Call Of Duty Modern warfare 3 learn how to get far! ( MW3 )


This guide/hub will teach you the tips and strategies that you can and should use to get to high levels on the map Seatown for survival mode on Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3.

PLEASE NOTE ::: Below is a guide for general strategies for all survival maps that i suggest you read prior to the rest of this hub. I will reference and not going into great detail on the things you should use. But if you read the guide i give full reasons of why you should use each item.

The Map

So first let me go over what the icons on the map means, and then i will move along to the strategy that you should follow in order to get to high levels on this map.

First off the orange X's - These will be the turret placement for this map. It does not matter which turrets you buy and place here but this is the best area to place them, i will explain this later on.

The red X's are the players. They represent where the players should stand, which as you can see is upstairs, with 1 person in each room. I will talk about the strategy for them later on.

The blue lines. This is the path of the enemies. Since you are elevated all the enemies will have to follow a certain route, and this will put you at an elevated advantage.
Below is the Strategy

The Strategy

So following this strategy you should be able to get to high levels fairly easily. When i chose this location a few things came into play. First off your at a high elevation which makes you a hard target to get hit by the enemy. Second off, there are plenty of escape routes for when or if you get trapped or need to get away from juggernauts. The third part is there is limited ways of getting to you, If you place the turrets where i have shown below, and go where i show, you will have no problem stopping all enemy troops from coming after you.

Before i get to the actual strategy let me say, i suggest reading once again my guide above on making it to high rounds, as here i will only tell you what to use, but in that guide i will give you reason to using that.

So now for the strategy. This is fairly easy, simple to do, and will get you very far. Basically each round you should start off by each being in position, with one person facing the window by the turrets, and the other person in the room near the staircase.

The person near the stair case should begin by crouching at the top of the staircase, this will give you good movement, plus allow you to take the enemy out one by one as they run up the stairs after you. You should have no problem at all covering this area and will have a huge advantage overall.

As far as the person near the window. You have a little more work to do, but with the turrets beside you, it should not be that bad. So what you should do is worry about the window first, and take out all enemies that build up right outside the window. After the window, then you should also be watching the turrets as well, so the enemy does not build up to much on the turrets.

Overall with each person facing each way you should have no problem making it to high levels. Below i will include links to my other hubs that will teach you the tips and tricks needed to get to high levels on the other survival maps.

For Solo Survival



Emiller37 on November 02, 2013:

In the building right behind you when you start out you get two normal sentry guns and go upstairs to put them in the outdoor part but still in the building. Then get a P90 and a L86 both with red dot sight and a grip with the l86. Camp out inside and defend at any costs. You can get to 25+ with this strategy.

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on May 24, 2013:

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Still haven't had time.. To be honest I have been really busy with work, and vacation ad haven't had time for much of anything.. haha.. Will be getting around to it hopefully soon..

Wraith on May 22, 2013:


John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on April 30, 2013:

As I said on the other guide you osted a huge strategy for, I need to get back to MW3, and try a whole bunch of strategies, and I will definitely try yours. I will not use nay of my own, because i know how those work, so I will be trying the once I have yet to try. I will keep in touch, and keep you informed when I can try your strategy.

Wraith on April 29, 2013:

You know, I would really appreciate some feedback on my strategy (the one with the faulty AI path coding). . . please?

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on December 22, 2012:

wow, congrats.. 54 is a HIGH level.. keep it going :)

cobra on December 21, 2012:

we just got to wave 54 on seatown and we are still going at it at the moment

cobra on December 21, 2012:

we just got to wave 54 on seatown and we are still going at it at the moment

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on July 10, 2012:

Congrats, it is a good spot for the most part, and glad you had luck. Thanks for commenting.

Zain smith on July 10, 2012:

Me and my buddy drake got to level 54 using pretty much the same strategy!!!

gilby1124 on June 21, 2012:

On this map if you crouch or stand on the table in the top right corner of the room to the north west of the market on the 2nd floor you have a good veiw down the stairs and when enemies come from the south you can shoot them from dowwn the short hallway

Also having you set a machine gun turret to the south doorway and crouch behind it and use a gun with a scope e.I. acog or red dot the turret gives you partial cover and you can easily defend from enemies the turret can't get

This strageties work well if one teamate takes each entry way other than stun refills and turrets you don't need to use the grenade box and it is recommended to save for a riot shield squad and take their sheilds when they die but aside from that the kilstreak box is not needed. These positions are also close to the gun crate and kilstreak crate but very far from the grenade crate so try to finish multiple trips at once.

I have gotten to wave 25 with my grandpa but I have to tell him when he is being shot so I assume I could do better with a cooperative teamate

Wraith on June 20, 2012:

Mick, what do you mean "pp guns"? The only gun in MW3 I can think of that has "pp" in it is the PP90M1, which isn't such a good survival mode weapon. And "top of the stories and. Jump out the stairways."? Uh... I *think* I get the general gist of what you're saying, but it is rather hard to understand.

Mick on June 18, 2012:

I preferr the internet cafe area as my set up area.

First i run around and kill in the big upstairs area that opens up onto ground. Near the well! I get cashed up then I set up camp at the 2nd story of Internet cafe. I have clays down on second floor. ( door and bottom of stairs). As well as One on stairways and one on top of stairways. I then have grenade turret on top story with me . Then I get c4, But don't use it. ( and always refilling everything)

. Then I will get a pp. gun. As well as another grenade turret on second story with the first one.

When jugs come i wait till they hit the top of the stories and. Jump out the stairways. (this protects the turrets)!

This is when a use c4 as well clays and my pp guns! I don't upgrade them cause I don't really think about it.

Choppers are easy cause you are hidden.

I when pretty well. By my self.

58 rounds !!

I haven't tried it out with friend yet to busy!!

Wraith on May 01, 2012:

Well, I've usually used the 'camp the 2nd floor room' type of strategy provided, but I found a different one! To sum it up, some maps have locations where the enemy AI has trouble reaching you. This map is one of them!

Using the below strategy, I have reached wave 33 which puts me in the top 1500 scores on PC.

Strategy Setup:

For the first few rounds, just get as much cash as possible. After wave 2, make sure you at least 5 C4 after EVERY round. Get SoH after wave 3. When possible, buy 2 REGULAR sentries. Set them up at the BOTTOM of the stairs BEHIND the restaurant. They are only there to distract enemies from coming into the alley through the restaurant. (It works better with the sentries there, don't ask me why.)

Main Strategy:

After each round (preferably not before juggernaut rounds, the C4 are more useful concentrated on those ones), place 5 C4 in the open area. Starting from the restaurant door closest to the equipment box, place 5 C4s with enough spread that you get the area by the door (outside of it, of course), behind the yellow car, and behind the green car. Those are where the enemies will crowd, trying to throw frags THROUGH the wall at you.

While facing the same direction as the sentries, hug the left wall and move up into the corner. Dogs and the occasional enemy (usually the gas guys) will come into the alley. YOU have to shoot them, the sentries will NOT because they apparently think they might shoot you. (Why? I have no clue.)

Juggernaut Strategy:

RUN. Try to avoid the gas mines and claymores. Either run TOWARDS a crowd of regular enemies with a high RoF gun (FMG-9 works unusually well for this...) or rape train them. Only work on the juggernauts AFTER everyone else is dead. Take care of them in your preferred method (flashes and point-blank spraying or a mass of C4 work well).

Helicopter Strategy:

Get the sentries inside the restaurant IMMEDIATELY. Place 1 on the ruined doors facing the stairs, and the other immediately to the left of it facing the well. Go back to the usual corner and deal with the ground enemies first (like you usually would). Finally, take out the choppers. I have discovered that shooting the cockpit is significantly more damaging than shooting anything else (1 clip from an AK-47 can kill a helicopter).


If you can pull it off, you shouldn't really need to run to the killstreak box at all, and the equipment box is close enough that you could even hit it twice between rounds (if you're fast enough). If you REALLY need to visit the killstreak box, do it while on the run during a juggernaut round or leave 1 enemy alive and run for it. (It has been a LOOONG time since I last used a predator on that map XD)

I haven't tried this (well, haven't tried survival) in co-op yet... I only have 3 friends on Steam who have this game, and they usually don't play it anyway. It SHOULD work with 2 people back there, but I don't know yet.

Biffen on April 29, 2012:

Thanx bro!!

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on April 26, 2012:

Not a bad strategy... But the crates thing is the problem I encounter...

korgg on April 26, 2012:

try camping at the bottom right of the map you can get really far if you keep sentry on the bin to the right, only problem is your ages away from all of the crates

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on April 16, 2012:

Yes each method works best with team work. That is usually the trick, is finding the right teammate, either way, congrats on 67.

Piaystation-HD- on April 15, 2012:

I got to round 67 by camping on the top left of ur map with 2 riot squads & and one sentry at each entrence works best with team work

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on February 22, 2012:

If it works, then do it. Sounds like a good strategy, should work, and ill try it out, and let you know what i think.

Boba Fett 2112 on February 22, 2012:

My friend and I make it to wave 60+ (81 is our record) all the time, staying in the other building (across this building, one ladder and set of stairs inside, room with all the computers inside) Great area!

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on February 22, 2012:

Yah, try the sentry guns, they can only help, and congrats making it that far, you are maing it further then a lot of others.

zackattack on February 22, 2012:

I normally make it to 45 with out turrets and just camp at the marked areas and don't buy anything extra until level thirty. maybe the sentry guns are what I need to get further..

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on February 19, 2012:

I'll try it out and let you know what i think, should work not to badly.

Jack on February 19, 2012:

Guess it'd be the west end on the above map

Jack on February 19, 2012:

Both players lay down prone on the rail outside the room with the red x and square staircase. Post turrets on balcony overlooking the south end

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on February 17, 2012:

if you are referring to how many waves there are, then there are infinity, the game continues until you die.

Dayywalker2 on February 17, 2012:

How many boards are there?

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on February 10, 2012:

Good Strategy, and i like your placement. I will try this out, and if it works with me and my partner a lot better than ours, ill add second portion or adjustments to my guide. Thanks, and appreciate the feedback.

Muhammad Fabio Octavian on February 09, 2012:

Try making these adjustments:

(1) The person next to the ladder move into the house with the stairway where the other player is, and then lie prone at the doorway facing the ladder (it's between the two red marks on the map) so guys can only run at him from one direction

(2) This player should then place 3 x C4 every round with one at the top of the ladder, one in the middle of it, and the last at the bottom of it - detonate it when you see the first guy climb the ladder

(3) Further, this player should place three claymores each round on the walkway adjacent to the ladder (this is to the left of the two orange marks on the map)

(3) Place your two turrets on the overpass to the left of the top red mark position (this is white rectangle) facing approximately 45 degrees - but on chopper rounds the staircase player should move them inside

The staircase player is the harder position to play.

Made it to wave 49 following this.

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John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on February 05, 2012:

Well because when your playing with 2 people putting a sentry there is useless as not a lot of people come this way, and even if they do, it really is not more than you can handle. The other way is where the majority of troops come from.

Anonymous on February 05, 2012:

Not 2 bAsh u or ur map but I don't understand y u shouldn't put a sentry at the top of the stairs I think it could help a lot but I'll try it ur way 2.

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