14. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Spec Ops: Echo


3 star critieria - "Veteran Choice": Capture the oil rig.
2 star critieria - "Hardened Choice": Capture the oil rig.
1 star critieria - "Regular Choice": Capture the oil rig.

If you remember the The Only Easy Day.... Was Yesterday mission very well, this is going to be a piece of cake for you. You are basically fighting the whole way through the oil rig to the top level.

If you've got to this stage on Veteran there are really only two things that will give your life hell. You are going to need to take out that helicopter when you get to the second floor. There are a few AT4 and RPGs laying around so find one, and keep it. Use it when necessary.

After fighting your way through the level you will have to breach one last room. This room is annoying! You have to kill 8 enemies pretty quickly while not shooting a hostage or hitting one the barrells lined with C4! If you haven't been using the snap to enemy tip (first of all why haven't you been using it?!) then this is a good place to use it. Remember enemies are the ones standing up and usually, but not always, wear white clothing. Hostages are sitting down. bound and gagged and wear orange. Always shoot the ones coming at you first!

Other than that, take your time. There is no rush to do it, especially with that ending.

High Explosive

3 star critieria - "Veteran Choice": Kill all ten Juggernauts using only explosives and a knife.
2 star critieria - "Hardened Choice": Kill all ten Juggernauts using only explosives and a knife.
1 star critieria - "Regular Choice": Kill all ten Juggernauts using only explosives and a knife.

While I could explain the way we did it... it took us over half an hour to do and consistently abused the sprint mechanic; however, about a year ago Inside Xbox came up with a video to show you a much easier way of doing it. Enjoy!

In fact, this tactic was brilliant enough that I managed to do it on my own beating our previous time but I discovered a couple of things myself.

  • Don't bother knifing, it just wastes time, unless one of them has caught you by surprise it really doesn't help.
  • C4's are beautfiul. If you have time, plant one on the wall and as soon as a one of them passes it detonate it. It won't stun them, but it can have a small effect.
  • Frag grenades can also save your life, while the juggernauts won't take cover away from them, it'll stop them shooting for a split second. But use your flashbangs first.

Armor Piercing

3 star critieria - "Veteran Choice": Kill all fifteen Juggernauts on the Oil Rig.
2 star critieria - "Hardened Choice": Kill all fifteen Juggernauts on the Oil Rig.
1 star critieria - "Regular Choice": Kill all fifteen Juggernauts on the Oil Rig.

There are two ways to do this. The easy way, or the stupidly difficult way.

The stupidly difficult way requires skill, luck and extreme tolerance of frustration. It basically requires to use all the weapons available to take the Juggernauts down slowly a few at a time. I wouldn't recommend it unless you are an extremely poor shot. If you are an extremely poor shot, you need to go back through the missions and practice. You should really be used to how the game works by now.

The easy way requires the two of you to use powerful Sniper Rifles to wear them down quickly. Take a sniper rifle and move up into the higher levels of the Oil Rig. Remember in "The Only Easy Day... Was Yesterday" you had to breach your first room? Skip that room, go up the stairs and halt. A Juggernaut should start running down the stairs towards you. Steady yourself. It is quite a close range for a sniper rifle to be used. Each Juggernaut should go down with about 3-4 hits from the rifles. Get up and look to your right as soon as you come outside. You should spot a ladder going up to a wooden platform. This is a goldmine as it has a perfect view of where every Juggernaut comes from and it is very unlikely you will take hits there. One of you go up there and stay there, the other will act as bait.

Your baiting player should move slowly forward through the level, going forward past the wire mesh, the walls and the staircase. Keep going until you can see any part of a Juggernaut coming towards you, the elbow, the shadow, the helmet, the gun, a reflection, it doesn't matter. As soon as you see something sprint all the way back to the platform and climb up and join your partner. If you don't think you can make it, there is a decent spot behind some barells next to a pillar that you can get good shots in. The baiting play should only use sprint to run back, never forward. The sniper should unload their bullets into those pesky things as soon as they see them and the baiting player (once they've regained their compusure) should do so to.

Sometimes Juggernauts come in packs of two, three, possibly four at a time. So make sure you kill all you can see before going out to bait again. Better safe than sorry. There isn't a time limit here so just be patient.

Honor Roll

Earn at least 1 star in each Special Op mission.

Honor Roll
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Star 69

Earn 69 stars in Special Ops.

Star 69
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