8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Story walkthrough: Act III Part 2

The Enemy of My Enemy

Out of the Frying Pan…

Complete the mission in the airplane graveyard.

Out of the Frying Pan…
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Queen takes Rook

Complete 'Loose Ends' and 'The Enemy of My Enemy' on Veteran Difficulty.

Queen takes Rook
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2 pieces of Intel available.

You control MacTavish for this mission. This can be very easy, or very difficult. After a couple of run throughs I have found no 'perfect' way through this mission. But it is a lot of running and gunning. I would advise you to keep both the sniper rifle and the sub-machine gun that you have. Just keep moving toward the objective marker (south west) and you should make it through the mission. If you see an enemy tank or helicopter, hide. They'll very easily get a shot on you. Enemies will take the same amount of time to notice you but won’t notice you until you get close (the SMG helps). More often than not, you can simply run past a lot of them. Always move from cover to cover and never leave yourself open for too long. Try and save your grenades and flashes for the first part of this mission. If you feel like you are pinned down, take your time. Enemies won't come to search you out, but the might run into you.

At about 180 meters away you go into a busted up plane cabin and Nikolai says something about not landing. The second part can be quite tricky, but the mad dash for Price can become insanely easy by using your grenades. However if you want to remain cautious, stay in the cabin and use the sniper rifle to pick off some enemies, as once you fall you cannot get back up into it. Take care when sprinting though; it might take you two, three or four dashes to get there. When you get close to the jeep you will have about 1 minute to get in it. If you have at least one flashbang left, use it. If you don't, this won’t be easy. Get into the jeep and unload your gun onto the enemies that will start swarming at you. This, reminiscent part has you trying to flee the site as the side gunner. If you carried an RPG this will make things easier, otherwise aim for the heads of gunners and the drivers, it will save you time and ammunition. Ignore the helicopter, it will do very little damage on you and it’s too difficult to destroy to be worth the hassle.

As you approach the C-130, your driver Rook will die. Take control of the car using the left stick to steer and aim for the ramp of the plane. If you push the stick all the way to one side you will swerve, so make small adjustments.

Just Like Old Times

Shared achievement for Veteran difficulty - "Off the Grid"
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This mission is actually very simple; all you have to do is follow Price's instructions.

Walk towards the edge of the cliff and stop as soon as Price tells you. The group of enemies below will split up, and Price will count you in when you need to kill the enemies. Focus on the one nearest you as if you shoot him, the others are less likely to spot you, always shoot the dog last. Price doesn't give you a lot of time to setup your shot so make sure you are ready beforehand. Move down the cliff and when you get to the road line up a shot against the enemy on the right and then take out the dog. Price will do the same to the enemies on the left.

Follow Price and hook onto one of the railings. Once Price says "Go" move forward off the cliff and press the Right Trigger at times when you think you are going too fast. If you don't, you'll fall and die. When you get close enough to one of the guards press the Melee button when the prompt comes up. You and Price should now be entering the cave.

This is all about following Price's instructions with little hesitations; these are his instructions in order:
"Tango up ahead. Do not engage"
"Patrol coming our way - go left, quickly!” - Hide just behind Price out of sight.
"Let them pass."
"Take out the guard having a smoke, or wait for him to move along." - It is much easier to take him out with a headshot than waiting. Make sure you use a silenced weapon for this.
"Easy now...” - Crouch-walk so you don't get spotted here
"Two tangos in this corridor. Hold your fire and stay to the left.” - Just follow Price here.
"Soap, we've got two tangos with taclights coming down the stairs under that red light, dead ahead. I'll take the one on the right. On my mark" - Price will count you in as you target the one on the left. They are pretty easy to spot if you are next to Price and facing East.
"Top of the stairs he's mine!"

If you fail any one of these you will have to face a pretty difficult fight on your hands, utilise all the cave cover available and watch all sides if this happens. Or just restart the mission!

"Disciple Six, go dark, breach and clear."

Great, all that hard stealth work for nothing. They know where you are and they have spotted you. That doesn't mean you should give up your supressed weapon, the Vector is still very powerful, but if you are not good with Sniper Rifles swap your Intervention as soon as possible. When the lights go out, it might be helpful to put on the Night vision goggles (D-pad up); however there is a disadvantage to it. A flashlight will block any light and you will not be able to see the precise location of enemies on a heartbeat sensor. This fight is hellish, but shouldn't be too difficult if you keep aware of the surrounding area and stay near Price.

"Move. Grab a Riot Shield we'll need cover out here!"

Make sure you do, because even if you are miles better with a gun, they will still kill you. Take the ACR as well, it comes in useful later. Aim towards the objective indicator and be careful where you move so you don't fall off! Keep moving and aiming and make sure you stay in crouch-walk to protect your feet. When you get close to the end DO NOT HIT THEM WITH THE RIOT SHIELD, Price should take care of them.

Enemies will rappel down ziplines, kill them quickly will make this fight easier as they use shields. Grenades are very effective against them. If you need to move up towards the left lane which goes back into the cave and kill the enemies there so you can use it as a vantage points against the enemies down below.

Go further into the cave and another team will be rappelling, they'll move into smoke which makes this battle a little more difficult. There should be a SCAR with a Thermal Sight leaning against a small wall, swap out the ACR for it. Go the objective indicator to find a very good flanking position and use it to kill all enemies in sight.

Run forward with Price and you'll have to Breach a door. This breach is easy, but annoying as there is C4 planted all over the place. This may take a couple of tries to learn where the enemies are. Once done, "Override the door controls, Hurry!". Go a computer and 'use' it and then sprint following Captain Price.

Once exited you'll black out. Once you regain consciousness, run back the way you came to avoid the fire. Run with Price towards the outside and a helicopter will drop off more enemies. You only need to kill the enemies that are in 'full working health', the ones crawling can be avoided and run past. Once you've fought your way west, you'll have to fight your way south. Run into the cave when you can and the mission is over.


Off the Grid

Complete 'Just Like Old Times' and 'Endgame' on Veteran Difficulty.

Off the Grid
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Follow Price onto the boat, you're driving. Its similar controls to the snowmobile from earlier. Just drive full power along the river, there are shortcuts along the way so if you can spot them early, use them. They're not always easy or helpful though. Don't concentrate on enemies you see, just fire and drive.

"Stay clear of open areas", just drive away from the helicopter and hide behind the rocks. You should be fine as long as you keep moving fast and forward. If you need to avoid the helicopter, swerve left and right to avoid its fire. Not too wildly though or you will lose track of Shepard. Avoiding RPGs at speed is pretty easy once you know where they end up, the second you hear or see one, just change your angle slightly.

"Rapids up ahead, hang on!", the rapids will make it a little difficult to steer, so if you aim it as forward as possible and don't move before you leave the water you should be fine. Back in a river, speed through the river to keep up with Shepard.

"Soap. Hold it steady", at this point the boat will move one way or the other, just quickly move it like you would if a car skids, in the same direction and then back the other way, quickly and slightly. If you do Price will shoot down the helicopter (I still wonder how) and you'll fall into the waterfall below.

All you are given is one objective: "Kill Shepard", just keep walking forward towards the site of the crash and you'll see him run out of the helicopter. Turn right and walk towards him. Once you see him leaning against a car, attack him.

Once you do so a cut scene will ensue which you will have to play through a series of Quick Time Events, it will give you prompts on screen. If you don't understand what to do. I'm not going to spoil it for you. It’s the one bit of the story I slightly enjoyed. It shouldn't be too difficult! But just so you’re clear, make sure your X button and your two triggers work!

At finish

For the Record

Complete the Single Player campaign on any difficulty.

For the Record
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The Price of War

Complete the single player campaign on Hardened or Veteran Difficulty.

The Price of War
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