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New Squadron Record achievement in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

New Squadron Record

Complete the cargo ship mockup in less than 20 seconds

New Squadron Record0
06 December 2008 - 15 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerTime/Date

How to unlock the New Squadron Record achievement

  • OtisFamilyOtisFamily25,940
    24 Jul 2008 04 Sep 2008
    106 4 5
    Basically what DM Master said. It will take quite a while if you're not exceptionally good, so follow these quick tips:

    -remain calm -- you WILL get this, it just takes time
    -get used to pumping the left trigger so you don't have to concentrate on aiming as much
    -don't get caught by your own flashbangs -- you're pretty much screwed if this happens
    -watch out for walls -- you wouldn't believe how many times I lost by a split second because I couldn't make it out of the last door opening without bumping into a wall

    And watch a few videos on YouTube by guys who have done it. You might just learn something.

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    Solario32Thanks for the helpful guide and video!
    Posted by Solario32 on 23 Sep 11 at 21:48
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  • SecondHALONICKSecondHALONICK556,547
    30 Dec 2007 11 Oct 2008
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    NOTE: This is not an easy achievement so do not get stressed out if you can not do this on your first try. It took me more than 20 but it was worth it.

    First,a couple hints on this.
    1.Use the Left Right Trick. The Left Right Trick is when you tap and hold Left Trigger and then tap Right Trigger. This will make it so you lock on the enemy targets and shoot using one shot, so you won't need to reload which saves time.

    2.Go through the track a couple of times slowly, so you can remember the whole track, to where the enemy targets pop up and where to through the smoke grenades.

    3.Sprint as much as you can. (well that was a given)
  • lightsup55lightsup55291,689
    09 Feb 2008 18 May 2009 14 May 2020
    42 2 0
    CQB = Close Quarters Battle (if you wanted to know)

    Main key points:

    1. Bullets will penetrate trough thin, weak material such as wood, plaster, and sheet metal. The cargo ship mockup is composed of mostly plywood.
    2. Firing from the hip is okay, although it will decrease your accuracy. This means that you DON'T need to aim (with the Left Trigger) to fire your gun all the time.
    3. Study the cargo ship mockup as much as possible. Before heading up the latter, you can go in where the test ends to get a good view where silhouette targets are going to pop up.
    4. You DON'T need a perfect line of sight. If you know where the silhouette targets are, then you should know at what angle you could hit 2 of the silhouette targets at the same time with 1 bullet.
    5. Flashbangs take a little bit more time to throw than stun and smoke grenades. You can "prep" a flashbang (by holding the Left Bumper) after hitting the target that is at the bottom of the stairs.
    6. DON'T be in the same area where the flashbang goes off. You'll be affected by it and will prevent you from being able to sprint or even see what you are doing for a short period.
    7. Sprint whenever possible (especially when heading from one position to another), it will knock off some time.
    8. Accuracy is very important if you aren't very fast. Being accurate will knock off 3 seconds from your time when you cross the finish (i.e. 22.99 seconds becomes 19.99 seconds, which would unlock the achievement).
    9. Switching to your pistol (Y button) is a lot faster than reloading your primary gun (MP5).
    10. And finally... DON'T use your knife! It doesn't help you any in the CQB test. Well... unless you want to smash a few TVs along the way. If you are within the knifing range of a silhouette target, then you should just fire your gun from the hip (i.e. not aiming down the sight with the Left Trigger).

    Update 7 April 2019:
    I have my own video (no commentary) as I recently did this achievement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered on Xbox One.
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare RemasteredNew Squadron RecordThe New Squadron Record achievement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered worth 31 pointsComplete the cargo ship mockup in less than 19 seconds.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare RemasteredBest of the BestThe Best of the Best achievement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered worth 91 pointsBeat IW best time on the Ship Training course in 'F.N.G.' (15.1 sec).

    A friend of mine, Speak79, has done some editing and posted it via his YouTube channel (with permission from me). He slows it down to 50% so that you can see at just how accurate I get with this run.
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