Get Rich or Die Trying achievement in Modern Warfare® 3

Get Rich or Die Trying

Have $50,000 current balance in a Special Ops Survival game.

Get Rich or Die Trying0
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How to unlock the Get Rich or Die Trying achievement

  • CraftyZach manCraftyZach man239,309
    10 Nov 2011 10 Nov 2011 11 Nov 2011
    101 0 10
    SOLO 50,000

    Now i did this solo and have found a few ways to grind money from waves i was getting up to around 30,000 cash before even wave 8. And had finished at around wave 13 with 52,000 points.

    Solo Method - First choose the map resistance it is the first map on the list. You will start off with a pistol during this entire match the only thing you may need to spend money on is ammo this will be due to a juggernaut and two helicopters that eat up your supply. Now at the start look at the bottom left hand corner of the screen and you should see two bars with names on top. These are bonuses for doing the specified requirments and are a big boost to the achievement. You will want to only focus on these couple ones.

    Killing spree - Kill multiple enemys in a row without getting hit. if you get hit the bar resets.

    Rampage - Kill multiple enemys in a row quickly if you stop killing the bar will start going down.

    Headshots - Get multiple headshots during the round.

    Knife spree - knife as many enemys as you can if you stop killing the bar starts going down.

    First complete bar - 500$
    Second complete bar - 1000$
    Third complete bar - 1500$

    Was never able to get over three bars due to there not being enough enemys.

    The easiest way to do these and get the biggest boost is to first wait untill the red dots indicating the enemys show up on the mini map. Then lead them all together by running towards one group of enemys and staying close to them. (they will not do much damage the first 8 waves or so after that dont get to close to them but lead them into a group) Once most of or all of the enemys are together and you know what bonuses you can aquire focus on only killing in those methods. This will give you anywhere from 500 to 3000 cash boost not to mention 100 for every kill. You will want to pick up every wepon the enemy drops it will start out with a Model 1887, then Mp5, then ak47, then Acr 6.8 and so on.

    When it hits around wave 6 or so two mini birds will fly in you will want to take cover in a building or under one of the arches. Using the Mp5 shoot each bird making sure to go in and out of cover when they start firing back. If you run out of ammo run to the armory marked as a gun symbol (will be a pistol) on your screen and choose the first option refill for 750.

    Continue using the same method as above untill wave 9 or 10 when a juggernaut will be dropped in. Make sure to keep picking up ammo and if you see the enemys are using a different gun switch one of yours for theirs. The juggernaut is easy to kill just lead him into a stright away where you have cover make sure its not a car that can explode almost died on wave 20 with 3 of them due to that. Use the cover to shoot at the juggernaut with all of your ammo and if he gets close run further back to another cover. This allows you to hit him but he will not be able to hit you. Once he is dead run to the armory and refill your ammo again.

    There wont be any boss enemys for a while now so you should be able to continue the point method and achieve 50,000 cash by wave 13-18. If you cant continue till wave 19 or 20 and 3 juggernauts will be dropped in this is a little harder but use the same method as the first juggernaust just make sure to lead all three in the same direction so as not to have one behind you and infront of you.

    Wanted to add once you get the achievement you can spend all the 50,000 on as much weponry as you want. I had used it to buy everything in the epuipment armory and most of the wepons in the weponry armory for the other achievements. If you need help with those i will have guides posted for each one also.

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    CO-OP 50,000

    Co-op - Thought id just add what everyone seems to be doing in co-op to achieve 50,000. I have yet to do this in co-op but ill give a few helpfull rules. Now in co-op you can use many of the same methods as i did in solo but it may be more difficult since there are more enemys per a wave then solo.

    The main way people are doing this is once both players have a total combined amount over 50,000 one player transfers there money to the other for the achievement to pop. This may be difficult due to trust issues if doing it with random people. I suggest if you cant do it solo try to get a friend to help or set up a match on trueachievements to find another like minded player with there easy to do match setups.

    To do this once you have the combined total of 50,000 (can use a calculater if you need to to make 100% sure.) both players make there way to one of the three armorys located on the map. The wepon armory marked as a pistol on your screen, the eqipment armory marked as a grenade on your screen, or the air/perk armory marked as a plane on your screen. Once at one of the three stations one player open up the armory and look at the bottom of the window that pops up. It should say share 500$ with teamate. Click X to share and it should transfer 500$ of one players money to the other. Continue doing this untill on play has reached 50,000. When that is done it can be retransferd to the player that has yet to get the achievement in the same method.

    Hope this helps thumbs up if it does thank you! If anythings wrong comment and ill try to fix it.

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    HiradCCool, did the coop version. just to add don't wait until you have 50k, if you transfer it as you go then you're not in a rush to send it over and more time to start transferring it back to other person to get them achievement too. Used resistance and near where C is (always use domination references) had 2 sentry guns setup up on balconys. Got to round 30 too :)
    Posted by HiradC on 04 Dec 11 at 08:37
    StarshadeFPSDamn helicopters! I will buy weapons next time.
    Posted by StarshadeFPS on 21 Mar 12 at 11:11
    oxBURN3RxoNice guide. I got to wave 23 with $47,750 and died. I kept buying body armor and bought a couple pred missles. Second try got it on wave 15 buying nothing but ammo. Thanks dude! Positive vote from me.
    Posted by oxBURN3Rxo on 14 May 12 at 03:06
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  • SyntecsSyntecs85,113
    06 Nov 2011 07 Nov 2011
    42 6 4
    I think the best way to do this Achievement is in 2 player survival. Choose the first map and just keep playin but dont buy guns. Only pickup weapons from enemys and buy ammo. When you and your partner have 50K together just tell your partner to give you all his money and you will have this achievement in no time.
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    JPG30can u then give all the money back so your mate can get the achievement too?
    Posted by JPG30 on 09 Nov 11 at 01:56
    Menacing ScarabYes you can. If you notice when you are looking in the weapons (can't remember if it is available at the air and equipment), you will notice that X (for 360, I imagine square for PS3) will gift your ally $500. Your ally can also gift it back to you, although I am fairly certain sending 25k will take a whole intermission between waves, so you would need to wait another wave to get the achievement for player 2.
    Posted by Menacing Scarab on 09 Nov 11 at 23:46
    PREDATORDAPAny box will do. Just remember that sending money takes a lot of time. So for your friends achievement just leave 1 enemy alive and have receiving player distract him while you transfer money back to your friend.
    Posted by PREDATORDAP on 10 Nov 11 at 05:44
  • Vicious GoetzVicious Goetz269,817
    09 Nov 2011 09 Nov 2011
    28 3 0
    This is a step by step guide on how to get the 'Get Rich or Die Trying' Achievement/Trophy guide for MW3
    Step 1: Get a friend.

    Step 2: Pick a Survival 'Op' that has an Easy difficulty (Resistance, Village, Interchange, Underground)

    Step 3: Smash your way through about 12-15 rounds without spending much money

    Step 4: Save up $50,000 between you and your friend

    Step 5: With in the 30 second break go to a Survival Armory (where you buy guns and shit) and press 'X' or 'Square' lots of times until the other player has $50,000 dollars and gets the achievement

    You both wont be able to get the achievement in one break, you will have to complete another round to give the other person the money
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