Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Achievements

Scout Leader

Collect 46 Intel Items.   

There's a total of 46 Intel collectables throughout the campaign. Some will be in plain sight, while others may be a little trickier to spot. Don't worry if you miss one while you play, as you can return to any of the previous levels via level select.

Here's a video of all Intel locations across all the missions.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by H8TRICK K8NE
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 10:00:27 PM

i hate collecting intel.. such a waste of time

Comment #2 by i got squeezed
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 05:14:09 PM

This achievement hurts me inside... I hate going out of my way. Maybe they'll give us mini cheat codes like in COD4

Comment #3 by Mon4rchX
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 06:39:09 PM

I don't like going out of my way to get these, but all the achievements can't be fun.

Comment #4 by B Rock3232
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 11:18:45 PM

I like the collecting achievements gives me a reason to explore the stages.

Comment #5 by Russman
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 06:45:46 AM

It sounds like there are more than 46 intel which I like.
It reminds me of Bioshock 2 i think it was and games where there are more than what's needed for achievement.

Comment #6 by Nevander
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 01:33:41 PM

Why does everyone hate on intel achievements? They aren't that hard to find and they're kinda fun actually. Maybe if they made them contain stuff about the story that you can actually read, or plans for the missions of Spec-Ops or some sort of tie-in.

Comment #7 by Rembo Rus
Thursday, November 03, 2011 @ 05:59:34 PM

Did somebody find all 4 intels on level Persona Non Grata? Its the last one, i replayed level 5 times and have only 3 of 4.

Comment #8 by Nusentinsaino
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 03:30:28 AM

This looks like a reference to the scout that collects intelligence in TF2

Comment #9 by H0p3sfalL
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 06:56:50 AM

Not that hard. There will prob be a guide up within a day anyway.

Comment #10 by FC dribbler
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 03:42:48 PM

Theres don't bother me, just thought they could have been more imaginative rather than copy an achievement thats been in every COD game.

Comment #11 by raicca
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 06:38:36 PM

Where can I find the two intels from the "turbulence"?

Comment #12 by raicca
Friday, November 04, 2011 @ 06:45:34 PM

secret ahievements

fligth attendant

kill all 5 enemies during the zero-g sequence in "turbulence".

Comment #13 by turkeyfly
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 07:55:52 AM

Good reason to play the game on easy for 2nd or 3rd playthrough.

Comment #14 by XCVii 007
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 01:46:54 AM

No need to waste time searching for the Intel. Here is a video guide here, and make sure to check the description for a very handy timesheet for each mission:

Comment #15 by 360GameTV
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 04:09:30 AM

my Video is 50% shorter and directly incl Timesheet for each Intel

Comment #16 by bozie69
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 08:28:06 AM

i got 32 or 33 first time out on vet too not bad bit gutted i didt get em all in one go guess ill have to do it again on easy or something and pick the rest up :/

Comment #17 by bozie69
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 08:30:45 AM

@6 i agree. anything would be good to tie it in but on cod they just pointless.few games do have em contain news threads which is cool and breaks the game down a little but over all they not that bad

Comment #18 by LostLegend2015
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:48:26 PM

Here is a YouTube video showing all Intel locations only one video.

Comment #19 by Saz665
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 01:48:09 AM

can anyone help i used a guide to collect all intel but when i finished i only had 45/46 but when i check the pause menu on each mission its saying i've collected them all cant be bothered collecting them all again

Comment #20 by CajunStyle1
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 01:58:27 AM

can anyone help i used a guide to collect all intel but when i finished i only had 45/46 but when i check the pause menu on each mission its saying i've collected them all cant be bothered collecting them all again

^^ Same problem

Comment #21 by knucks85
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 06:06:14 AM

#18 video should be used, least there is commentary for precise locations.

Comment #22 by Psycho mantis70
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 07:43:02 AM

have 100% the game have all the intel in the level but wen i pick up last intel
it says 45 out of 46 so did not get the achiev 4 it can any 1 help me try & sort
this out & has any 1 else had this happen 2 them not happy at all GOD DAM POO BEAR

Comment #23 by F34R X L3G3ND
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 09:21:01 AM

Same problem and it says I have them all on each level
:@ fuck this game it's shit if it does this!

Comment #24 by Gladders27
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 10:23:43 AM

To all those who have 45 out of 46. Try doing mind the gap again and make sure you go through the station after the train crash, as at the beginning it says there are two but there are actually three. The third one is behind the counter as you go up the escalators.

Comment #25 by oneofmanykevins
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 09:31:26 PM

I got the achievement for 22 and then the next one I got said 22 of 46. So clearly something is up. Well see what happens.

Comment #26 by Crizzixx
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 12:28:55 AM

I can verify what #24 said. "Mind the Gap" is actually a 2 part mission. After you wreck in the train, even though you are still in the same mission, you will see your intel reset to 0/1. The intel is up a set of escalators behind a counter. This is also shown in good detail by the video posted by #15.

Comment #27 by Psycho mantis70
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 04:00:19 AM

Yeah post 24 this worked 4 my thank alot every
One 4 your help with this 1 :)

Comment #28 by Zepaw
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 03:28:05 PM

Got about 35 of them on my first playthrough. Time to head back in with a guide.

Comment #29 by UN SUB 1001
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 04:44:43 PM Great you tube video for all your intel. i've just used it for the 6 i was missing thank you enjoy the game and kick some ass.

Comment #30 by Chandler1993
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 09:58:11 AM

They should get rid of the intel items. They are pointless, a waste of time and they don't do anything.

Comment #32 by SAlNT PATRlCK
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 01:24:04 PM

I wouldn't mind if after collecting all the intel they had put together something interesting like "clips/intel" on the characters and story line.

If anyone is missing the 4th hidden intel on Persona Non Grata: after you (Yuri) loses control of the drone and has to make a run for it, take a left during the bombing. Look at the slide and it's on top. You don't have to climb it, just get close and hit X.

Comment #33 by cOnFuFuFlUfBaLl
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 07:07:59 PM

took me ages to find the hidden one on scorched earth i think it was.

Comment #34 by jedi_nagol
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 @ 08:36:50 PM

IMHO unless they reward the player with something tangible (i.e. unlockable MP weapon, Avator outfit, etc.) then this is an incredible waste of everyone's time. It was annoying in COD 4 and its still a tripe achievement today. I rather have a dozen 5 point achievements making me kill enemies on a certain level in a certain fashion. Just saying.

Comment #35 by XxBlazeEmblemxX
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 04:19:06 PM

Thanks to RooosterTeeth I found them all

Comment #36 by gamecrazy96
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 08:07:25 AM

This achievement is fairly easy. I am not going to say that I did not have a hard time because it was confusing at times. I followed this guide.

Comment #37 by Hazey 4
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 04:45:42 PM

intel will always be in call of duty

Comment #38 by RenegadeAngel21
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 05:02:10 AM

Ok me and a friend of mine are both having the same issue with this achievement. We got all the intel, it says 100% completed on our campaign record but it isn't giving us the do we fix it? Anyone know?

Comment #39 by northlandLFL
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 04:29:23 PM

i got 100,3% completed

Comment #40 by OrphanedPenguin
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 @ 08:48:34 PM

@38 I'm in the same situation

Comment #41 by mj5487
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 03:59:32 PM

This site gives u ALL the intel locations

Comment #42 by RenegadeAngel21
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 07:24:18 PM

I went onto YouTube and got it but we have all the Intel we just need the achievement to activate

Comment #43 by minhocafotos
Friday, December 09, 2011 @ 01:31:29 PM

Comment #44 by Blizzard-1
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 12:33:15 PM

@ 38 & 40

Have you had all 3 from "mind the gap". It says 2/2 collected until after the train chase where it saves and changes to 0/1 collected.

Comment #45 by thefrankwhite
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 09:23:54 AM

does anyone know how to keep track of which intel tehy have and wht they missed?

Comment #46 by Blizzard-1
Thursday, December 15, 2011 @ 10:49:31 AM

Only way i can tell is by starting the level and pausing the game, it says what intel you have in the bottom right corner of the pause screen.

Comment #47 by gfmbhsmo
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 01:36:31 PM

has anyone else found a bug on the mind the gap level ?
the intell tracker says there are 2 intel but the guide i followed says thers 3 and the third one didn't apear for me
im stuck on 45/46 and every level tracker says if got them all

Comment #48 by JackForster92
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 10:54:00 AM

is there a hidden intel? cos ive done every level and collected every intel on them yet i only have 45?

Comment #49 by freaky guy
Saturday, December 24, 2011 @ 06:11:14 PM

If u need help look on youtube

Comment #50 by GhDevChadS
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 05:02:08 PM

It waste of time, but im done. So theres one Special secret Intel on "Mind The Gap".

It says 2/2, after the train chase it will be in that area. It saves, so u can't fail.

I think many got stuck whit that Intel.

Comment #51 by GhDevChadS
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 05:04:35 PM

It waste of time, but im done. So theres one Special secret Intel on "Mind The Gap".

It says 2/2, after the train chase it will be in that area. It saves, so u can't fail.

I think many got stuck whit that Intel.

Comment #52 by givemefish
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 10:40:19 PM

ok i have the secret intel my progress says 100% and i dont have the achivement for the intel

Comment #53 by MJDiaz90
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 01:27:46 AM

is not that hard. i found 44 myself with no help. the last two were in a retarded spot.

Comment #54 by SFC B41L3Y 97
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 03:40:17 PM

Mind the Gap has 2 intel, then one intel because, originally, Davis family vacation was meant to be a separate level, but then they scrapped it. If you collect the intel after the crash in mind the gap, then press pause during Davis Family Vacation, it will say 1/1.

Comment #55 by malc64
Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 12:05:34 PM

very easy achevement

Comment #56 by krisduhfer
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 08:03:26 PM

i have all the collectables, but no achievement -__-

Comment #57 by Blumpenstein
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 01:02:47 PM

I collected the ones on the last level offline, not realizing that I was offline, therefore not getting a dated achievement. Is there any way to reset your intel?

Comment #58 by RuBiiKS CuBE HD
Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 06:14:46 PM


Comment #59 by Ye Tonykart
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 11:17:32 AM

just complete it via youtube :D

Comment #60 by BruNasty
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 02:04:25 PM

All intel items right here

Comment #61 by WebsOfADevil
Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 03:01:57 AM

I'm officially done with all campaign related achievements :D
I used PowerPyx's guide (, it was extremely helpful and easy to follow.

Comment #62 by Jnroxas9
Sunday, August 26, 2012 @ 06:31:37 PM

Forgot to collect intel on my first run through -_-

Comment #63 by x Mercenary 52
Saturday, March 09, 2013 @ 04:13:58 AM

for everyone who doesn't have the achievement yet and does have
45/46, the level mind the gap actually has 3 intel
Mind the Gap is a two part level
and thanks to recent comments i now have all intel and achievement

Comment #64 by BatmanvsJoker
Saturday, June 08, 2013 @ 02:53:18 PM

Got the 22 intel acheivement but cant get this cuz its getting boring. This acheivement is easy but boring

Comment #65 by chrisarcade
Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 05:14:40 PM

Thnx..just got it

Comment #66 by DOGGMAN bro
Monday, January 26, 2015 @ 08:31:08 PM

I collected all intel but achievment didn't unlock. Deleting saves doesn't help(
How reset statistic ???

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