Call of Duty 3

Call of Duty 3 Achievements

Hot Potato

Pick up and return 5 live grenades.  

This must be done during one level, not over the course of the game. There is a balcony in the top floor of a house where you end up on the first level of the game, and you are charged with holding the position with your comrades. Stand at the balcony and enemy grenades will be thrown at you. Simply throw them away and you will recieve this achievement.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by fatious26
Sunday, June 06, 2010 @ 09:41:53 AM

You can use your own grenades.

Comment #2 by skullhunter1212
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 01:09:45 AM

Hey this achivement do u have to get it in that one mission or you could like get 2 and replay it and get it.

Comment #3 by mcass23
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 01:52:05 PM

I find this one difficult, since I am more of a shooter, I find I dont always come accross many enemy grenades in 1 mission. And I have not found that using your own grenades counts towards this achievement.

Comment #4 by mcass23
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 03:31:59 PM

Let me retract that last statement.

On the mission "Night Drop"...I was going for the 'jeep jump' secret achievement, and I found out how to get this pretty easily.

After the melee of the peeing German, then after the first house and field combo, you are leaving a house (through a door way...the last stop before the jeep) and there is a house across a mini field with three large upper storied windows with snipers/and a large gun on the top of the pyramid...go to the right.

I went to the right and forward...almost to the dirt path. I have the tree to my immediate left, so the windows are blocked (especially the top window with the gunner in it) and I can see a few guys across the path/road hiding behind a mini brick wall. DO NOT KILL THEM! they will continously throw grenades at

Comment #5 by mcass23
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 03:34:04 PM


...they will continously throw grenades at you and give you this achievement in a few minutes. Just be careful to sidestep their bullets and you will prevail.

Comment #6 by iGrim SoMEoN3
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 02:31:16 PM

i just got this, i threw back 2 enemy grenades, and 3 of my own and it unlocked

Comment #7 by Flamin B
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 11:43:49 PM

Using your own grenades DOES work. Throw it, hold X to pick it back up, and throw it again. It may take a few tries, but it does count. Just like iGrim, I only threw back two enemy grenades, the rest were my own.

Comment #8 by deadlyfrank129
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 @ 01:03:50 AM

Ok very cool thanx for the info

Comment #9 by VW R32
Saturday, June 18, 2011 @ 10:13:51 PM

Thnx for all the info, but my main question is, does it has to be in one and the same mission???

Comment #10 by matthias
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 06:51:19 PM

yep. you gotta do it in a single mission. i suggest that you choose the one in which you assault a castle, it is one of the american or canadian missons. while fighting at the entrance, find some cover and germans will prodably throw a few grenades:) i did it this way:)

Comment #11 by TLG160
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 05:32:12 PM

must be on one mission. you can use your own nades.

Comment #12 by PandaGamer999
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 12:19:57 PM

Do it on the training mission. After shooting four helmets in the very beginning,. you'll have an unlimited amount of grenades at your disposal (as long as you don't hit the doors and windows).

Just throw a grenade against a crate to make it bounce back to you, pick it up and throw it again.

Comment #13 by Taka Thunder
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 12:09:05 PM

yep. just do it on your own. throw it at the ground right in front of you, pick it up, throw it. done.

Comment #14 by Zesty Potato234
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 10:26:47 PM

Do you have to pick it up, and return it for a kill 5 times in the same mission? just want to clarify

Comment #15 by Fastback1997
Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 05:10:28 AM

On The 1st mission at the start when you are at your base a soldier asks you to throw grenades into a barn you have an unlimited supply, keep throwing them at the ground and quickly picking them up and throwing them again very quickly away from yourself. This is how i achieved Hot Potato.

Comment #16 by Darruk
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 06:32:01 PM

You CAN Use your own grenades, AND you CAN get this on the very first training stage where Huley ask's you to throw grenades through the barn door and windows. Super Easy... :-)

Comment #17 by ChEEzFrEEk1
Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 11:50:52 AM

This achievement can be completed in the basic training area of Saint Lo. Simply pick up your own live grenades for an easy 25G.

Comment #18 by ctugt
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 06:14:36 PM

thanks for the training area tip, just hitted restart missions to try this

Comment #19 by ctugt
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 06:16:21 PM

got it!

Comment #20 by FPSnoob2012
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 @ 03:51:27 AM

Based on my attempt, one mission AND one life. My counter seemed to reset every time I died.

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Game Info


US November 09, 2006
Europe November 10, 2006

Resolution: 1080i
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1-4
Online Players : 2-24
ESRB: Teen
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