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Tips and strategy for Underground on survival mode in spec ops, on Call Of Duty Modern warfare 3 , 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 Underground for survival mode on Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3.

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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 is on the map. This will tell you the items that i have drawn up and below will be the strategy for the map.

The Orange X's are where your turrets will go. Preferably grenade turrets on this map, but if you are not a high enough level, then the regular turrets will be fine.

The red X's will be your player placement. Each player should stand respectively near those areas, while both are behind cover. This will allow you to stay fairly protected while defeating the enemy troops that will come towards you and try to attack you.

The blue lines represent the paths where enemy troops will come from. These are the only ways that enemies will come.. With 1 exception which i will talk about below

The pink/purple section off to the side is your escape route. This is where you will run, if you get in trouble and need an escape. This is that one exception to the blue line rule where a few ( no more than 6 at very high rounds) may come this way, but not always.. The best way to not worry about this, is to set some claymores around this area in the tunnel between rounds, and you will not have to worry about this later on.

So now for the strategy...

The Strategy

Ok so this strategy, as mine typically are, is fairly simple. First the basics. Each player should strive for two light machine guns, sleight of hand, self revive, riot shield team, predator missiles when needed, all full stock on grenades... Those items are explained in my guide above why you should have each of those and what the benefits are.

As far as each player.. The player who is closest to the restock crate will be hidden behind the square concrete block. If crouched you will not get hit with bullets, Your main goal in this position is to guard the turrets, and to take out whatever and whoever you may see.

The other player, who will be more on the bridge, will be more worried about shooting any enemies that come on the bridge. You will get a lot of payers this way and you will have plenty of action. You goal is to stay hidden and let the enemy come to you.

At some point both of you should acquire a set of riot shield units. This will aid you a lot when taking out the enemy troops that come at you. You should focus your main goal on getting riot shield teams, and the turrets first as these will be your highest defense throughout the game.

If at some point when the juggernauts come, or you do get bogged down, use the escape path To make a fast get away. You should have no problem using this path to cycle your way around the map, and eventually make your way back to the camping area.

So there is your strategy for this map, Just remember, you should stay crouched and hidden. Take out enemies who get close, let your turrets and riot shield teams do most of the work. You should also make sure you stay well stocked on ammo, and grenade etc.... But with this strategy you should have no problem finding your way to high levels, and should be fairly easy for you to get to high levels.

Below are strategies to other survival maps.

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MW3 lover on October 31, 2017:

this strategy works perfect I made it to wave 60

fartbox on May 18, 2014:

I only make it to 22 and 25 on all of the easy rounds its just me playing . i know its ment for to ppl but i think it can b done without cheating i just need a way to do it. any advice?

the bitches love me on January 01, 2014:

Yeah those r all good but I usually don't do that I put grenade sentries in the subway tunnel below the bus and I face them towards the stairs air supports and I put Claymores in the subway tunnel for the dogs and it knocks most of them down and for the 30s jugg rounds I ran around the map to isolate them from me by putting claymores again in a line to take care of the dogs and then I throw a air strike when the juggs r in position near the equipment and it takes care of them and then I take out all the regular enemies and then I repeat those steps with riot should squads and make them take out all the enemies and I got up to round 50+

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on August 22, 2013:

Wow Thanks for posting that LCPL steel.. I'll have to try that out and see what happens.

Survival lover on August 21, 2013:

Me and my partner set up under the air support shelter and we made it to 51 or 53. We have 2 turrets set up and each get a riot squad and on juggernaut waves I buy a predator and take one out (until about 37 then the predator missile doesn't kill 'em) and my partner buys and air strike and throws it at the first jug and it normally kills him. And then we both shoot the last jug that comes . We both have two lmg's and I think that's the way to do it. And the enemies will flood you sometimes but it's really easy and helpful to buy an air strike and toss it in the middle of them. One of the only really bad things about this strategy is it's a long ways to the armory box (flashbangs, grenades, self revive and turrets). I think it's crucial for at least one of the players to keep a self revive!!! Claymores help take out enemies also! I hope my strategy helps someone out. @johnrr631992 your hub is awesome and it helps us out a lot.

LCpl Steele 76 on July 28, 2013:

I Have a completely different stratergy!! use your pistol in waves 1 & 2 to shoot all oncoming soldiers, but at the end of wave 1 you must shoot 5 shootgun rounds in to the engine of the white van down to the right of where you begin the round, and by wave 3 when the dogs come along run up on to the van, and using your pistol until the rounds run out, shoot away at the oncoming soldiers, this saves dealing with the dogs in wave 3, and once your pistol rouns have run out use the shotgun, and collect all of the ammo from dead soldiers, this saves spending money on ammo and ensures you have always a full clip, so shoot your way throgh the waves, kill the juggernaught in wave 9/10 i stand-by where you first start off between the two flower pots that backs down the slpoe, so if i get caught out by the jug i can duck for cover, when the jug arrives, ensure your stood by the flower pots, and watch for when the jugg throws the rope down to the ground, the second that rope touches the ground throw 1 gradade followed by 1 flashbang, then fire my light machine gun, either the lsw or the mg36 that i favour, at will till the jugg dies, if you're quick enough and smart enoght, to judge when the jugg is at his weakest then you could finish him off with a slash of your knife to the throat, and so the waves go on.Once i get to waves 10+ i ensure that i make enough money to but a sentry gun, and place this either on top of the white van that i destroyed in wave 2, surrounded by 5 claymores for protection, or up by the perk/air support armoury box, again with 5 claymores strategicly placed around the sentry gun for protection, then for me once i have placed those two sentry guns in both of the locations that i have indecated, its simple for me from here on in, i simpley keep running around the outside of the map anti clock wise, i run anti-clock-wise because i feel comfortable running in this direction, you may feel comfortable running clock-wise? i keep running around the outside of the map because i can always pass by the equipment armoury and quickly buy and keep topping up on equipment as i go by, from waves 10-20+ i like to use claymores but not to liberly, and keep my distance from enemy troops, rember whilst always making a point of running by my sentry guns and the combination of claymores to make kills and fly through the waves, and at waves 15 and 20 use my tactic to take out all of the juggs, making sure that i stock up on flashbangs and granades, whilst running around anti-clock wise.but for me by wave 20+ i move my sentry guns inside to protect them from heli'sm i place 1 in the corner of the building that is to your left when you start the game protected by 5 claymores and one at the bottom of the staps to the left of the air support box, again by 5 claymores, moving the sentreys inside helps me through waves 20-30, i can only reach wave 27 on underground at the moment, and will post more of my stratergy as i find a way to progress up thrugh the higher waves.Going back to wave 3, up on top of the white van, ensure that you blow the engine in wave 1 to ensure that you don't get blown up, in wave 3 you can stay out of the reach of the dogs until you can kill them, but theres no need to shoot the dogs, because the troops will throw granades and flashbangs that will kill the dogs, this will also knock down your armour, but theres no need to worry about this at such an early stage in the game.And that is my basic stratergy at the moment, watch this space for more updates soon as i make progress, im also open to hints, tips and other stratergies if anyone wishes to get intouch with me, GOOD LUCK, ITS A DANGEROUS WORLD OUT THERE!!!!!

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

@Drest34... Removed your comment for multiple reasons..

@Wraith.. I haven't had a chance to try the strategy. I haven't had a chance to jump back into MW3, although I will soon, and will keep this in mind for underground.. I need to jump back into the older cods to mess around..

Wraith on April 29, 2013:

Anyone else tried the "strategy" I mentioned? You have to climb on top of the storage shelves in the tunnel (jump onto the trashcan, then jump onto the shelves). It's really entertaining, since enemies only come in one or two at a time, and the dogs usually just stand there looking stupid. Watch out for juggernauts though, they will skip the waiting line and just waltz right in.

. . . I love finding ways to exploit faulty AI path coding. . . XD

juan on November 23, 2012:

I like to jus stay at the other side where you buy the predator missiles n set up two turrets n a riot shield team I got to level 26 by myself

Dick on October 06, 2012:

The best way I found to play this MAP is to do wave 1-5 anywhere until you get enough points to each buy a Sentry Gun and put them side by side just outside the conopy by the Air Support box, facing the main doors and the side door near the bus.... let the Sentries do their work and you and you team prone under the canopy and collect dollars amo and guns as they come up... Ak-47, ARC6.8, etc. First Jug round (10) is easy... flash and lay into the head both of you.. poof.

Next Jug waves are 15, 20, 26 then every 4 waves (30, 34, 38, 42, 46 50, 54... etc.) I've gone all the way to 63...

In wave 1 , I throw my 2 grenades under the White truck in near the courtyard near the Equipment box to explode it... so on jug rounds 15, 20, 26... and onwards we go on top of it and PRONE and shoot the enemies and the jugs from the top (the front is the best) but make sure you pull back as soon as your health turns red...-- team members can revive each other easily too...). I like to use an airstrile each w/flash bang thrown right in front of the truck to kill all jugs at once... sometimes your partner needs to throw one too. You must take out all other soldiers first as they shoot from higher locations and from a distance... 2 or more LMG are a MUST.

For all other waves starting Wave 21... you should take the sentry guns and go underground inside the tunnel (down the stairs near the Air Support... Put the senty guns just before you reach the turn-stiles and point them towards the stairs where you came from... and the two team members should look the other way... one stands behind the garbage can near the door and the other crouches next to him.... get all the enemies and dogs ASAP coming in. let the sentries protect your back but keep 10 Claymores spaced properly all the way up the corridor and up the stairs to slow down any enemies or dogs that come in occasionally... very few will come from there anyway.

Wave 23 onwards a chopper will come every wave... leave that for last and use the time to take washroom breaks, fill up amo, airstrikes, check the claymores etc... Get the Chopper from the entrance to the big station hall where the chopper will be above the skylights...

Ideally, we take turn laying down 4-5 C4s near the outside steps and the other turnstiles where enemies come from the big hall... and explode them (double X) when the enemy is concentrated there. You don't want to put C4 just outside in the rubble as the smoke will prevent you from seeing enemies coming into the underground tunnel where you are.

Just before the Jug rounds buy ammo, run to the explosion box, buy your 10 C4s 10 Clays, Self Revive, Armour if need be... grenades and FLASH bangs, then run to the top of the truck. After the Jugs, make sure you buy anything you lost, the off to the underground tunnel. The next round (Jug +1) Buy your AirStrike, and put down C4s at the usual place and check the claymores in the tunnel behind you.... You should easily go to wave 62+

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

I don't have mine craft for xbox 360, nor have I ever played it.

mw3fanatic1 on September 25, 2012:

k thanks ill probably be getting in october or november but probably not that late because i just got another job walking a dog for a lady and get paid 100-200$$ so ill probably have 200 0r 300$$ and i'm buying a xbox for 95$ and paying 60$ for cod b o 2 and then i have to get another controller so ill probably have about and this is the highest 80-180$$$$ left oh and i still have to include mine craft. But any way do u have mine craft for xbox360? awnser soon but thanks and ill inform u if anything new comes up. ssoo bye and thanks for helping me . talk to u sooner or later. (:

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on September 25, 2012:

Ya, you should have no problem playing split screen. I can on modern warfare 3, and black ops, so most games should allow it.

mw3fanatic1 on September 25, 2012:

im not going to play online because i don't want to waste all of my money and not have anything left for other things, im only gonna play single player and if u can splitscreen but john can u play splitscreen on xbox360. Anyway gotta go , peace(:

John Reid-Roberts (author) from Boston, Massachusetts on September 24, 2012:

Its a good idea, just keep in mind that IF you want to play online for the game, or use xbox live.. you also need to pay an additional 60 dollars for the network.

mw3fanatic1 on September 24, 2012:

hey i was thinking about buying a xbox 360 for minecraft because that game is awesome and me and my friend could play together (split screen style). im getting another 100 through 200$$ in october so i might because i found one at amazon for 94$ and it comes with controller,headset, and game system and i could buy minecraft and download it?But the only reason i would buy it is because it doesn't work on my apple computer,but anyway tell me what u think of the idea, anyway thanks and talk to u soon