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07-24-2010, 11:53 AM



- Estimated achievement difficulty: 6-7/10

- Approximate time: 10+ Hours

- Offline: 1000 
- Online: 0 
- Missable Achievements: 12
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1. (2 Suggested)
- Avatar Awards: 0

- Glitched achievements: 0

- Cheats: Usable after game completion. Voids achievement unlocks.

Set in the present day, Russian Ultranationalist leader Imran Zakhaev plans to return his motherland to that of the Soviet Union. Coupled with Middle Eastern separatist leader Khaled Al-Asad - British and American military forces must step in and intervene.

You will take the roles of an SAS Operative and USMC 1st Force Recon Soldier. Traversing multiple points across the world, you're goal is clear and simple; get in, get out and if worst comes to worst - go loud. All this whilst preventing the world from falling to global thermonuclear war.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is considered the title which has truely defined the First Person Shooter (FPS) genre and continues to do so. Climattic single player campaign and enticing multiplayer, makes this a title for the ages.

The game is pretty simple and straightforward. You are given an objective, complete the objective and you will be forwarded to your next task. Go with what the game asks of you and you'll get the achievement of that respective level. A large portion of the achievements are story related and cannot be missed.

The other half are niche achievements, requiring you to complete a certain type of criteria at any point in the campaign, however you will mostly come across these achievements even without purposely trying to unlock them. There are also pieces of 'intel' throughout the game in the form of laptops, which needed to be collected, there are 30 altogether.

All in all, it should be a fairly easy playthrough which doesn't really require anything special from you. The only exception to that be the completion of the campaign and prologue (unlocked after completing the game on any difficulty) on Veteran.

Playthrough 1:
Before you dive straight in, you will be prompted to select a difficulty. We're going to be selecting 'Easy' for now. Through this playthrough you're going to;

Learn the ropes. Acustom yourself to the controls and dynamics of the game.
Collect the 30 pieces of intel as you make your way through the campaign.
Obtain all the 'niche' achievements which require something unique or out of the ordinary from you.
Prepare yourself for the 2nd playthrough which will be on Veteran difficulty.

If this is your first Shooter (FPS), the campaign on Easy will be a nice introduction to the genre and will ease you into the dynamics pretty well. There will be room for failure and room for improvement. This is what the playthrough is for. Learn the encounters, fastest and easiest routes to your objective. It will aid you in you're second playthrough.

For those of you more seasoned gamers, expect an easy and incredibly enjoyable ride to a portion of that 1000:gsicon: in this playthrough.

Playthrough 2:
So by now, you should have just completed the campaign on Easy, having the respective level achievements, along with "Win the War".

Alongside that, you should also have the Intel ("Eyes and Ears") and all missable (niche) achievements.

The only left to do is tackle the campaign for one last time on Veteran difficulty. Same for the Prologue which you should have unlocked after Playthrough 1.

Veteran will strain you. You will scream, punch and shout profanities at your screen, family and neighbours. You will hate the game, your neighbours and Me. But fear not! I have some tips which should aid in your journey for that sweet 1000:gsicon:

Use what you learned on your playthrough on easy, now. What's the fastest way to get from A to B? Where is B? Who/what awaits me from A to B? Take all this into consideration, create a plan of action and go for from there.
Take it nice and easy. Pace yourself. Don't rush out, because you will die.
Use cover! If your shooting more than you are going prone, you're doing it wrong! A way to help, I would personally reccommend changing your 'Button Layout' under the 'Options' menu, to 'Tactical'. It switches :ls: with :bbut:. This will give you the ability to crouch/prone on fly and much more fluidly in a situation that would have otherwise killed you.
Ask for help. There's no shame in it. There are many of out there, me included that tore our hair out trying to complete the game on Veteran.
To elaborate on the above point; use your resources. x360a forums, YouTube and various other forums/sites. They will help and you'll be glad.
Take a break. Nothing is worse than staying on a game for a solid 10 hours trying to complete it. Especially when it can fustrate. Take a nap, watch some TV, get a bite to eat. Know your limits.

Persevere and use the tips I've given and you'll be well on your way to that full 1000:gsicon:

Alternative Playthrough:
This is something I do not reccommend. You will be required to get all intel and all niche achievements, whilst playing through on Veteran. This is perfectly doable and may save on time, but I would advise against it unless your absolutely confident it's what you want to do.

If you've taken the time to follow the steps, you should have your 1000:gsicon:, showing off to your friends and apologising to your neighbours. Aren't you glad it's all over?

And yes, it was quite simple in essense, wasn't it?

07-24-2010, 11:53 AM
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Complete 'F.N.G.'

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

As soon as you start the game you will be trained by Gaz, who will introduce you to basic controls and fundamentals. He will point you to a warehouse, follow the onscreen HUD to the location. You'll meet Cpt. Price and the rest of the team, he'll instruct you to complete the assault course. Simply complete it (it's not all too challenging) and you'll be prompted to select a difficulty. Choose which ever one based on which playthrough you're doing. After another small talk by Cpt. Price your screen with fade out, this is when it should unlock.

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Infiltrate a cargo ship

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

The first mission after the initial training. You will have to make your way through the cargo ship, dealing with anyone inbetween. After you've reached the end of the ship, you'll open a large cargo holder. Inside will be the objective. Collect the data and ship will begin to sink. Don't panic! Simply follow Cpt. Price and the others to the surface. I would reccommend you stay close because it is easy to get confused and lose direction. Once your on the bay, head for the chopper awaiting you for collection and jump! Don't just run at it. Hey presto, the achievement is yours.

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Kill the power

You'll be sent to retrieve Nikolai and escort him to safety. Make your way through the level until Cpt. Price orders Gaz to 'Kill the Power'. This is where you'll locate Nikolai. Enable your Night Vision, make your way inside whilst taking out any enemies on your way. Nikolai is on the second floor, in a room bruised on the floor. Help him up and escort him to the Helicopter outside. There is no resistence outside or towards the pickup. Simply get and there you have it.

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Protect 'War Pig', the Abrams tank

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

During the 'Bog' mission, after you were ordered to destroy the tanks patrolling on the highway bridge with the Javelin, you'll make your way towards an area, through a series of allies, where a tank - codenamed "War Pig", is under heavy fire. There will be alot of resistence. Try and relieve the pressure from the tank and take out the enemy. You'll be told to go towards an Anti Aircraft gunner, dispose of it and call in a friendly chopper. Follow the onscreen HUD towards the objective, it won't be too hard, use the route through the shops towards the side of the level. Approach the gunner, kill the few soldiers that will be around it, plant the C4 and get a safe distance away because the explosion will kill you.

After this, your HUD will update with a new objective. This is the easy bit. Make your way there, call in the friendly chopper on the building which is heavily dense with enemy resistance and watch the fireworks.

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Operate an AC-130 gun ship

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

Easy mission. You'll take control of an AC-130 Gunship. Simple follow the instruction that you will be told. The only tip I can give for this is; watch your team. Do not confuse them with the enemy. Friendlies will show up as flashing strobes on the ground floor and appear to 'blink'. After the ground forces are flown to safety, the achievement should pop.

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Find Al-Asad's safehouse

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

You will start at the bottom of a large village. Make your way to each different building in a counter clockwise motion. Your team will shout "Floor Clear" and "Building Clear" as an indication of wether they have found Al-Asad or not and how many enemies (if any) remain to be delt with. You will have too clear each building, no matter what, so you can't just skip to the 'correct' one.

You'll have the aid of Makarov's Pavelow at your disposal. It is on a 2 minute cooldown. Use it on a building before you enter it or the tanks which will be patrolling. Just to make your life easier. After you've cleared every building, you'll find Al-Asad and an ingame cutscene will commence. You'll get the achievement shortly after.

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Carry Cpt. MacMillian to safety

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

Probably one of the most challenging levels in the game. You will be on top of a block of flats. You'll need to snipe Zakhaev. When trying to snipe, watch the direction of wind. Wait for a stable wind current and take the shot. You will always hit his arm, no matter where the bullet lands, it's story related and inevitable. After you've shot him. A chopper will block your view - dispose of the pilot by shooting him down. When the chooper whirs out of control, get up and make your way to the back right corner of the building and rappel down by holding :xbut:

From now on, you can run through. MacMillian is invincible and will catch up. Kill enemies on the way to relieve some pressure from you and get to safety. You'll enter some flats. Flashbang before you go in to be sure. After you exit the flat, you'll have to eliminate a small wave of enemies. Do so and prepare to take out a chopper. Almost the exact one you took down earlier. Shoot it down, just like before. It will whir out of control towards MacMillian and cripple him. From now on, you will have to pick up and put down MacMillian by holding :xbut:

Don't steer to far otherwise you will fail. He can offer cover fire and is invincible. Make your way to the carnival, put MacMillian and prepare for a very long fight. When the carrier has arrived, grab MacMillian and head into it. Mission Complete.

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Corner Zakhaev's Son

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

Straight forward. Do as Cpt Price says, follow your HUD and keep your eye on the prize - Zakhaevs son. Don't lose him! Keep close but do not kill/shoot him. You'll chase him into some flats whilst taking out resistence on your way there. Just keep going, don't rush too much, because you can easily become overwhelmed by enemy fire power. Pace yourself and eventually you'll corner him. You'll be ordered to restrain him (however to no avail), make your way towards Imran Zakhaev, the screen will fade and voila.

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Complete 'Crew Expendable' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete 'Blackout' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete 'Charlie Don't Surf' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete 'The Bog' and 'War Pig' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete 'Hunted' and 'Death From Above' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete 'Shock and Awe' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete 'Safehouse' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete 'All Ghillied Up' and 'One Shot, One Kill' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete 'Heat' and 'The Sins of the Father' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete 'Ultimatum', 'All In', and 'No Fighting in the War Room' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete 'Game Over' on Veteran difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete the game on any difficulty

Story related achievement. Cannot be missed.

See "Deep and Hard"

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Complete the game on Hardened or Veteran difficulty

The harder difficulties are always abit troublesome. So I reccommend playing through once on Easy and then trying for Veteran. Just to make your life easier. A few tips on Veteran:

Take it easy and slow. Try not to rush in, you'll just die.
Don't be too slow. You have to reach an invisible 'checkpoint' for the enemies to stop spawning. You don't want to sit there forever fighting endless waves.
Remember to take breaks. Forcing yourself to sit through something that will just fustrate you will, surprisingly, just fustrate you.

Good luck is all I can say. You're going to need it.

07-24-2010, 12:13 PM

07-24-2010, 12:13 PM

Genesis x360a
07-24-2010, 12:21 PM
Really no need for this guide and road map. The game is 2 (nearly 3) years old and the one on the main site is more than adequate.

07-24-2010, 02:04 PM
Nice guide , but they really was no need

Nozza XBA
07-24-2010, 02:11 PM
I'm in the same boat..

The guide looks good but was there a reason for it? There's already a guide which is good enough and is stuck on the top of the forum, so its not like this is going anywhere.

Its just taking up room on the forum and with MW2 out and Black Ops soon it seems like its even more of a waste and a waste of your time.


07-24-2010, 02:27 PM
Well that's depressing. I'll have a word with a member of the Guide Team to see if it's worth to go through with this.

I had a free saturday and thought that the current guide needed a revamp. I personally didn't think it was up to scratch. But! Thanks for the feedback anyway. Appreciate the honesty.


Genesis x360a
07-24-2010, 04:12 PM
Well that's depressing. I'll have a word with a member of the Guide Team to see if it's worth to go through with this.

I had a free saturday and thought that the current guide needed a revamp. I personally didn't think it was up to scratch. But! Thanks for the feedback anyway. Appreciate the honesty.


By all means write and submit the guide the more information the better. Where just saying unless theres some new ground breaking information that isnt in the main guide then its just a waste of your time.

Halo 4 Dead
08-13-2010, 08:05 AM
i just got this game and appreciated a crisp, clear guide. road maps are always nice.


09-13-2010, 10:34 PM
thanks for this guide it helped me

10-29-2010, 02:43 PM
I actually do appreciate the guide AND road map. Hope you get credit

edit::: where's your eyes and ears guide for the collectibles

11-05-2012, 01:56 PM
Best guide on her IMO, thank you very much!

08-31-2013, 11:28 PM
Comes in handy thanks