4. Spec Ops
Special Ops Survival
Special Ops Survival mode is a new addition to the Modern Warfare series. In this mode, you have to survive against waves of enemy forces that get progressively stronger each wave. Also added to the Special Ops mode was a ranking system. As you rank up from level 1 to 50, you unlock new weapons and maps to play in Survival. For Survival, there are 16 maps to play. These 16 maps are broken down into four separate difficulties; easy, regular (unlocked at level 8), hardened (unlocked at level 15), and veteran (unlocked at level 25). In Survival mode, there are armories which consist of weapons, equipement, and air support. In the weapons armory, you can buy primary and secondary guns and attachements for those weapons. In the equipement armory, you can buy explosives, armor, turrets, and the self revive perk. In the air support armory, you can buy predator missiles, airstrikes, perks, and squads of soldiers. Since the survival achievements are pretty straight forward, no videos will be made for these ones.
The 'I Live' achievement is unlocked by completing one wave on any map of Survival mode. This will be the first achievement you unlock when you start playing Survival.
Survive 1 wave in a Special Ops Survival game.
The 'Birdie' achievement is unlocked by destroying two attack helicopters in one round without being hit. This can be done on the first map (Resistance) or any other map of your chosing. It is best that you have some type of automatic weapon and a predator missile. Near the end of wave 6 or during the intermission between waves, you should buy a predator missle and then hide in the building in the center of the map or where ever else provides overhead cover. From there, just take down one helo with the predator and shoot down the other with your weapons. When you go to shoot down the second helo with your guns, make sure to stay in cover when it is shooting. You will have a few seconds when the gun turrets are cooling down to attack. You will hear the gun turrets winding up right before it starts shooting again, at this point you should get back in cover.
Kill 2 enemy helicopters without getting hit in a Special Ops Survival game.
For 'Serrated Edges', I suggest that you play on one of the maps that are labled 'recruit', the easiest seems to be on Resistance. You should weaken the juggernaut with bullets and a grenade or two before you begin to knife. You can put 3 full clips of AR or SMG ammo and hit him with 2 grenades. After that, I would suggest running circles around him and knifing until the juggernaut dies.
Finish a Juggernaut with a knife in Special Ops.
'Get Rich or Die Trying' is relatively simple to unlock. You just need to play through as many waves as you can and accumulate $50,000 that you are able to spend. If you are playing co-op, you can have your partner transfer you money, at any of the armories just have him/her push 'X' at the armory, to speed up the process.
Have $50,000 current balance in a Special Ops Survival game.
For 'Defense Spending', you only have to reach level 37 in the Spec Ops modes. The list of items in this armory include: Frag Grenade Refill, Flashbang Refill, Claymores, C4, RPG-7, Body Armor, Self Revive, Sentry Gun, Sentry Grenade Launcher, and Riot Shield. The grand total for this amory is $22,250 to buy all items.
Buy all items from the Survival Equipment Armory.
For 'Arms Dealer', you will have to be level 50 to buy all weapons from the weapons armory. The grand total for money spent in the armory will be $123,750. You only need to buy each gun once along with purchasing each attachement only once. You do not have to buy every attachment that is listed under each weapon. You only need to purchase the 8 attachments once and it does not matter which weapon you put it on. Although, the GP25 Grenade launcher is specific to the AK-47.
Buy all items from the Survival Weapon Armory.
For 'Danger Zone', you will have to be level 50 in the Spec Ops modes. You must buy the following items: Predator Missile, Air Strike, Delta Squad, Riot Shield Squad, Quickdraw, Steady Aim, Stalker, Extreme Conditioning, and Sleight of Hand. It amounts to spending $32,000.
Buy all items from the Survival Air Support Armory.
'Survivor' and 'Unstoppable' pretty much go together. These two require you to survive to waves 10 and 15 to unlock these achievements. You do not have to beat those waves to unlock them. Once you hit wave 10 and then 15, the achievement will unlock.
Reach Wave 10 in each mission of Special Ops Survival mode.
Reach Wave 15 in each mission of Special Ops Survival mode.
Special Ops Missions
'Brag Rags' is rather simple. All you have to do is complete one mission in the Specials Mission mode to unlock.
Earn 1 star in Special Ops Mission Mode.
'50/50' does require a second person to play with you through a mission. You and your partner must have the same amount of kills at the end of a spec ops mission.
Complete a Special Ops Mission Mode game with the same number of kills as your partner.
Jack the Ripper can be easily unlocked in the Spec Ops mission "Hostage Taker". Since all you have is a tac-knife and a pistol and you pretty much remain stealthy the entire mission, it is ideal to knife 5 people in a row.
Melee 5 enemies in a row in Single Player or Special Ops.
'No Assistance Required' requires two players in co-op. During the mission on hardened or veteran, neither play can be knocked down and in need of reviving. Best mission for this is on either on "Fire Wall" or "Fire Mission" where one player manning the sentry gun or the AC-130 and the other player is on the ground. Since there is no way to revive each other, once you complete the mission, this achievement will unlock for both players.
Complete a Special Ops Mission Mode game on Hardened or Veteran with no player getting downed.
'Tactician' and 'Overachiever' pretty much go together. If you play through all the missions on veteran, you will unlock both once you complete all missions and earn 3 stars for each.
Earn 1 star in each mission of Special Ops Mission Mode.
Earn 48 stars in Special Ops Mission Mode.
Tier 1 Missions
"Stay Sharp" - (Timed) Run the obsacle course. For 3 stars, you must complete the course in under 30 seconds.
"Milehigh Jack" - (Timed) Capture the Russian President in under 1 minute and 50 seconds.
"Over Reactor" - Stop the Russian submarine from having a nuclear meltdown.
"Hit and Run" - Kill the warlords and rescue the hostages.
Tier 2 Missions
"Toxic Paradise" - Collect samples of the nerve agent while in a juggernaut suit.
"Firewall" - (Co-op) One player mans the sentry guns while the other makes his way to the subway before it is too late.
"Fatal Extraction" - Collect the enemy intel and eliminate a high valued target.
"Hostage Taker" - Remain stealthy to find the Russian President's daughter before Makarov's men do.
Tier 3 Missions
"Charges Set" - (Timed) Another round of the obstacle course. Different guns, more targets, and explosive breaching. Complete in 33 seconds or less for 3 stars.
"Resistance Movement" - Find and escort as many rebels to the LZ and do it quietly.
"Little Bros" - Destroy sensitive data before the Russians find it.
"Invisible Threat" - Use the UAV and a juggernaut suit to locate and diffuse 7 IEDs.
Tier 4 Missions
"Server Crash" - Fight your way to Volk's hideout and download his plans.
"Smack Town" - Find and destroy the local militia's contraband.
"Flood the Market" - Find encryption codes in the Stock Exchange and then upload them to CENTOCOM.
"Fire Mission" (Co-op)(Timed) One player must inflitrate the base to disable anti-air defenses while the other provides cover with an AC-130 gunship.
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