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Brag Rags in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Brag Rags11 (10)

Earn 1 star in Special Ops Mission Mode.

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Achievement Guide for Brag Rags

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Achievement won on 10 Nov 11
TA Score for this game: 1,554
Posted on 10 November 11 at 23:54
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[Easiest Way]
All you really need to know:
- Complete the Special Ops mission 'Stay Sharp' with 'Mission Success!'
If you do that, boom, achievement is yours at Mission Success screen. If you reach a 'Mission Failure' screen, hit 'Y' to try again. Just avoid accidentally shooting 'Sandman' in the final area. This should be a cakewalk.

That being said, I'm going to go ahead and explain tiny detail, option, tip, strategy, & fun fact I can find, in the hopes that every person viewing this will be able to answer every question they could have. Such as... Did you know there is an AK-74u and a USP .45 variant in the Jeep behind the starting point?

[How -not- to fail... at this achievement anyway.]
- For 1 Star, there is no time limit! I've tested over 10 minutes. You can kill all 5 civilians too and still pass. Just don't "fail" the course. You can fail in only two ways that I know. First, is by shooting/ hurting your teammates. Usually it's 'Sandman' accidentally (or otherwise, muahaha) at the end, but includes shooting 'Truck' or 'Grinch' at the beginning, or near the end to the right of the bridge. The second way is not staying on course, primarily by jumping off the bridge back to the ground level.

[My 'how-to' guide, from start to finish... and then some.]

- At the main menu, select 'Special Ops' to the left.
- In Special Ops menu, select 'Solo Play', 'Split Screen' or 'Private Match'
23 targets in Solo, 34 in Co-op. Pause Game in Solo or Split Screen.
- Select 'Missions' (selected by default, just hit A)
- Select 'Stay Sharp' mission. (Again, selected by default, just hit A)
Default guns work just fine, which are:
ACR 6.8 assault rifle, a USP.45 handgun, and a combat knife. In a normal game I'd probably choose any other assault rifle, but for this specific mission, I think the ACR performs best. Your other choices, from left to right, are the AK-47, the M4A1, the M16A4, and the AK-74u in fhe back of the Jeep, which I use on occasion. You can switch your handgun for a rifle, and use two, if you'd like. The USP.45 is best here as well. MP412(6-shot revolver)=impractical. Desert Eagle(.50 cal handgun)=3/4ths clip size of USP, no need for extra damage. P99= same clip size as USP, maybe a bit more powerful, again, no need on targets. More recoil on fire and upward kick on repeat fire, less accurate overall (no arm support like USP) Alongside that thought, the USP setup comes with your knife out and ready. (Although I don't think it affects knifing time) USP bullets go through 2 targets easy as any. In the Jeep behind the table, on the driver's seat is a different USP setup, using two hands for hold, rather than resting it on the knife arm. This Jeep version has less kick, but aiming is slower.
- Head for the light gray objective marker (yellow circles on minimap).
(once you reach this spot, the timer will start, so have your ACR ready. Spec Ops let you take advantage of the snap-to-target aiming assist, so when your crosshair is close to a target, aim down your sight (LT), and fire. Saves you a LOT of aiming time, so use it!)
Also, remember that
- 1st Area: 2 Targets. Move up and shoot the right target, then the left one. Area Clear.
(Though it might feel unnatural to shoot the right guy first, doing it in that order sets you up for the next area. Always be moving forward while you shoot, as much as possible.)
- 2nd Area: 3 Targets, 1 Civilian. Shoot bottom left target, top left one, last target is on the far right side. Don't shoot guy in between. Area Clear, move up.
- 3rd Area: 4 Targets, 2 Civilians. Order I shoot is: bottom right window, top right window, don't shoot civilian, top left target on balcony, then bottom left in window. Avoid civilian. to the right. Area Clear, Move Up.
- 4th Area: 1 Target. Run down hallway, knife target (click RS) as quickly as you can, continue running. Area Clear. Keep running.
- 5th Area: 3 Targets, 1 Civilian. Act quickly to shoot back right target >before< he moves behind civ. Then quickly shoot front left target before he moves in front of civ, because bullets will go through multiple targets here. So you can sometimes also get a two-for-one with the front/ back left targets. Either way, get back left/middle target. Area Clear, move up.
- 6th Area: 3 Targets. Dogs run toward you, shoot right dog then left dog, then the target back a bit to the left. Area Clear, move up.
- 7th Area: 3 Targets. On right side, shoot closest target, then farthest right one. Last target is directly above the big main doors, on the roof. Area Clear, move up.
One you reach the doors and final area opens, just stand here to kill last 4. You don't have to move anywhere to complete.
- 8th Area: 4 Targets, 1 Civilian, & 1 Human (non-enemy). Shoot all four from left to right. Shoot far left target, skip civilian, shoot next target, skip 'Sandman' in middle, shoot next target, and shoot final target, farthest right. Area Clear. You don't need to move.
- Mission Success
Using this guide, you hopefully got two stars the first or second try. 3 stars is pretty attainable, just memorize the positions of targets, find your best weapon combo, learn to reload only when you have time to, and always be running.

Difficulty Levels
40+s. (5 civilian casualties allowed) for 1 star (Regular)
40.0s. (1 civilian casualty allowed) for 2 stars (Hardened)
28.0s. (0 civilian casualties allowsd) for 3 stars (Veteran)

Alright, I can't write any more right now. I hope I didn't leave any sentences without endings, because that

(^that was a joke. But really, if there are any screwups, let me know. I wrote this all from my phone, so I can't see more than a few lines at once. I'll edit later tonight. If anyone read all or most or... Any of this, thank you, and hope it helped. I'm going to write some pro tips for 3 stars soon, tonight maybe. Til then, -Dan
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