Companion Block achievement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Companion Block

Only use one cinder block and bring it to the end of 'Embedded'.

Companion Block+0.1
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How to unlock the Companion Block achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,185,278
    24 Oct 2019 25 Oct 2019
    136 1 12
    During Mission 3: Embedded, at the start of the mission you will need to pick up a cinder block as part of a disguise to get past the guards. You must keep this same cinder block with you throughout your entire journey through this mission.

    During certain parts, you will need to leave it behind including when you are shooting any enemies, and running certain objectives like planting and detonating C4. Climb down the ladder at the end of the level holding the cinder block as you interact to unlock this.

    Possible on any difficulty, but recruit is probably recommended to make it as easy as possible.

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    Lead PusherPlayed it through fairly easily but did not unlock "Companion Block" I did get the "Play Dead".... I guess I will have to try again like hi3gie
    Posted by Lead Pusher on 20 Apr at 20:03
    NOBLE RANDOMJust attempted this and didn't get it. Kept the same cinder block and everything. I will add though that I didn't hold x at the end like in the video (I tried before watching). I was afraid it wouldn't count so I just hopped in the hole and Alex grabbed the ladder anyway, dropping the brick down the hole. Guess I'll redo and see if you NEED to hold x on the ladder.
    Posted by NOBLE RANDOM on 20 Apr at 22:35
    NOBLE RANDOMYeah I did it again and pressed x on the ladder and it popped after the cutscene
    Posted by NOBLE RANDOM on 21 Apr at 05:13
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  • TagstTagst257,001
    24 Oct 2019 24 Oct 2019 25 Oct 2019
    19 0 5
    In the 3rd mission of the campaign, "Embedded" you will have to pick up a cinder block to pretend you are a worker, you must simply bring the cinder block with you to the end of the mission, which isn't too hard of a task if you take your time.

    The achievement description is a bit misleading, "Only use one cinder block" does NOT mean you have to kill the enemies with only the block, you can drop the block to use your pistol or another weapon at any time or to complete other tasks in the mission such as setting explosives.

    Note that you can not bring the cinder block up or down ladders, right before Farah instructs you to set explosives onto two helicopters she will tell you to follow her up a ladder, don't follow her and just make your way to the helicopters. Once you reach the end of the mission you will have to descend down a ladder into the tunnel, keep the block in your hands until you press X to go down the ladder, the mission will end and the achievement will unlock during the cutscene.

    Good luck!
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    Zaro KarosThanks for updating the guide, throwing the cinder block in was a no go.
    Posted by Zaro Karos on 25 Oct 19 at 23:37
    Moo Moo DairyI guess it's obvious but I'll confirm that it has to be the original block you pick up

    I dropped mine and got it confused with others in the middle of the mission and it didn't unlock for me because I had the wrong one thinking it could just be any block
    Posted by Moo Moo Dairy on 26 Oct 19 at 14:10
    Agent ActiveI accidentally dropped it down the ladder at the end of the mission because I did not know that it was it
    Posted by Agent Active on 27 Oct 19 at 00:51
  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9381,840 381,840 GamerScore
    01 Nov 2019 09 Nov 2019 20 Nov 2019
    14 1 2
    ---Mission 3: Embedded---

    - Near the start of the mission you have to pick up a cinder block to blend in with the crowd. For this achievement you must NOT pick up any other cinder block throughout the entire level.

    - It's OK to drop the block to deal with guards, just be sure to pick it back up!

    - Now I brought the block through the whole level right to the end, but I believe once your done with the 2 helicopters you don't need the cinder block anymore! You should be good to just finish the level.

    + With every miscellaneous Achievement use "Reload Checkpoint" to your advantage, also difficulty won't void any of these so you can do them all on Recruit

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    WifelikeDripYou must have the block in your hand when you press X to climb down that final ladder. Otherwise it won't unlock.
    Posted by WifelikeDrip on 02 Jan at 00:47
    TheDefiant89Didn't happen for me the first time. I did notice the second time round that the block fell down the hole, but it didn't the first time round. Maybe that was the reason?

    Edit: Oh, everyone has already said the same thing about the ladder. Haha!
    Posted by TheDefiant89 on 29 Jun at 09:44
  • INS2ANEINS2ANE288,787
    25 Oct 2019 26 Oct 2019
    8 0 0

    You dont have to carry the block the entire time, you can drop it to shoot, however you cant pick up a different block at any point and you must carry it to the end until you are asked to jump down the ladder hole.
  • FNHUSA57FNHUSA57515,991
    25 Oct 2019 03 Nov 2019
    6 0 0
    Companion Block
    Only use one cinder block and bring it to the end of 'Embedded'.

    In the 3rd mission, "Embedded" you will have to pick up a cinder block to pretend you are a civilian. Keep this block till the end of the mission to unlock the achievement. This video will show you the key spots to drop the block & then pick it back up.

  • BabyishDuckBabyishDuck518,992
    26 Oct 2019 26 Oct 2019 26 Oct 2019
    6 0 0
    For this you will need to play on the mission Embedded. Best to pick Recruit Difficulty.

    Towards the start of this mission you will pick up a cinder block in order to progress. Make sure you do not pick up a different Cinder Block, you also need to carry it with you throughout the mission until you get to the end. You are allowed to drop it to take care of enemies.

    Then get the end of the mission as normal with the Cinder Block when at the end with the cinder block in your hands simply press cn_X on the ladder and the achievement will unlock.

    If you are still struggling, then feel free to use this as a reference.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Companion Block & Play Dead Achievement Guide
  • UntilTammaroYTUntilTammaroYT229,662
    27 Oct 2019 28 Dec 2019
    5 0 0
    Mission 3: Embedded

    Early in the mission, you’ll come to a place where Farah goes to the right to some trucks and you must go left where the workers are and pick up a cinder block. You must then carry this cinder block through the rest of the mission; however, you can drop it to shoot enemies, but you must go and pick it back up and can not pick up any other cinder blocks.

    Eventually, you will reach a field with a bunch of dead bodies and a group of enemies will enter. Instead of hiding, like Farah recommends, you will need to kill all of the enemies in this area.

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  • Trip0dT0mTrip0dT0m289,442
    05 Nov 2019 08 Nov 2019
    5 1 0
    heya guys you can do play dead & companion block at the same time so i made a video guide on how to do this

    just play through the mission called embedded picking up the cinder block , you will need to drop this when you have to place c4 and shoot but you can pick it up after doing said things

    for play dead it happens later in the mission when you approach a field of dead bodies just spray and pray until all enemies are dead
  • Victor Rose23xVictor Rose23x907,038
    26 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019
    4 1 0
    Mission 3: Embedded

    29 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019
  • ChunkybrickChunkybrick389,464
    20 Jun 2020 21 Jun 2020 21 Jun 2020
    1 1 0
    Only use a cinder block and bring it to the end of the mission. If you switch to another cinder block, the achievement/trophy voids. If so, restart the mission to try again. In certain parts, you'll have to leave it behind including, and without limitation of the following:

    1. Shooting any enemies
    2. Running certain objectives like planting and detonating C4.

    Maybe possible on any difficulty, but Recruit is recommended. Achievement/trophy pops if successful.

    Note to self: You also need to kill every enemies in the field of dead bodies. Some players have reported that the achievement/trophy for "Play Dead" have popped by having Farah kill some enemies. It may have happened to BradLeafsFan9, but I personally recommend killing every enemies to be sure you got the achievement/trophy.
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