Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

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Complete a Special Ops Mission Mode game on Hardened or Veteran with no player getting downed.   

The best and easiest map to do this is on is "Milehigh Jack". As it's quite short and not much room for the enemy AI to maneuver, it's the perfect place. I'd start out on a lower difficulty to get where people spawn, and what's best when.

Just be on your toes, and using your flashbangs is a must. The only hiccup in this level is the timer, but once you know what you're doing, it's a breeze. For more helpful info on some Veteran tactics please see the "The Best of the Best" achievement up top.

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Comment #1 by Sharaf
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 01:14:05 PM

I like This Name :P

Comment #2 by H8TRICK K8NE
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 10:01:33 PM

gonna be a good challenge

Comment #3 by SGT ESPINDOLA
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 10:42:37 AM

It was pretty easy when you do the one where you have to rescue the presidents daughter all you have to do is remain in stealth and avoid the helo. if anyone want to join up spec ops add me..

Comment #4 by jeukendexanjer
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ 11:00:28 AM

love it cause it's a hard one i think btw how can you show your gamercard on the picture like tape it or die has it?

Comment #5 by i got squeezed
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 @ 05:21:42 PM


Comment #6 by Robs95
Saturday, November 05, 2011 @ 03:48:33 PM

Complete the New in Pit on Veteran bling achievement

Comment #7 by DesertHavok218
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:26:40 AM

Add me if you want to complete this.

Comment #8 by Valter
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 01:52:53 PM

I'm down to complete this if anyone wants to try.

Comment #9 by Daniel55645
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 07:17:42 PM

i did hostage taker and sharges set both on veteran without getting downed and no ach. does this have to be on 2 player or what

Comment #10 by Eazy E
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 04:23:24 AM

@3 thanx, got it first time

Comment #11 by vVLelouchVv
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 11:43:38 AM

It has to be on co op and its easiest on the stealth missions either the
presidents daughter one or the resistance one

Comment #12 by ToxicPooStick
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 @ 12:57:48 PM

looking for someone to do this and 50/50.. gt: ToxicPooStick

Comment #13 by Teamlexodus
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 11:14:57 AM

looking for someone to do this one with and 50/50 send me a request ASAP.

ID is: AltezzaBoy12


Comment #14 by Teamlexodus
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 12:46:14 PM

got it thanks

Comment #15 by Hedgie1
Thursday, November 10, 2011 @ 10:29:39 PM

GT:Hedgie1 :) looking for help

Comment #16 by Ben London
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 07:35:29 AM

Based in the UK - looking to do this one and 50/50 tonight from 7pm GMT or anytime tomorrow. Add me!

Comment #17 by Kazamaki
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 10:04:54 AM

What you can do is put it on veteran on any op then when you are both on veteran
pick the training course one and go through it

Comment #18 by cjhurt73
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 11:44:27 AM

two controllers... split screen. go to mile high jack, set both controllers difficulties to both veteran... change op to stay focus...take your time and breeze through with just one end cheevo pops for both controllers =D

Comment #19 by Bill 121790
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 02:46:46 PM

Got this while going for 50/50 on the first spec ops mission, the training grounds

Comment #20 by Zepaw
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 06:21:47 PM

Ditto #19

Comment #21 by SonicDPsycho
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 09:50:58 PM

Got this on the second obstacle course, pretty simple seeing as there are no enemies. It may have glitched because on my first run I shot down my partner.

Comment #22 by SubVerBiaN
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 01:02:56 AM

Does this only work when you do it as a co-op? I did the first spec ops (Stay Sharp) and finished with 2 stars... enough to meet this achievement... and got nothing. What's the deal?

Comment #23 by NobleQuirinius
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 11:27:25 AM

this achievement is easy just do
Fire Support
Fire Wall
Or Little Bros

Because on these missions you only have 1 live ( 1 dies both dies) so you can't get downs :)

Comment #24 by Face275
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 07:57:42 PM

Definitely must be a co-op. I did this solo and no achievement popped.

Comment #25 by Blackmore
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 10:05:23 AM

its is co-op only

Comment #26 by GetSchumed101
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 05:51:31 PM

#21 is right. Makes no sense, but he's right, I just did it with a splitscreen. You don't even have to do good you can get 1 star and still get it.

Comment #27 by cOnFuFuFlUfBaLl
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 07:02:06 PM

good challenge and i think the best mission is the stealth onces

Comment #28 by HFC x Tom
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 09:34:22 AM

Me and my friend did this on the first mission on Spec Ops (the plane one, not the actual first one), we did a couple of runs first to see how hard it was, it is the easiest mission to get it on, took us about 4 attempts

Comment #29 by LostLegend2015
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 11:20:14 AM

How I did this is probably not the easiest way but it was not hard.

Mission: Hit and Run
Players: Split Screen (Me and a blank controller)

You start on a balcony hide player two behind the desk at the back of
the main room.

Snipe the two men to begin. Wait and after a few seconds you see a guy
pop up on the same building kill him as he tries to get close and will do
serious damage. Hide and just shoot a few bullets at a time at the choppers
when they are gone simply take it slow and kill the men between you and
the hostages.

A tip would be. Where you kill the second target is a ramp into the
old boat. Use this when you have rescued the hostages to get away from them.
You can abandon the hostages.

Finally then men that come in after you have called fo

Comment #30 by LostLegend2015
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 11:21:36 AM

...r air support you don't have to kill. Simply hide in the building
where you killed the second target and wait for the timer to run

This is of course more of a challenge than what you could do.

Comment #31 by MARSHIAL LAW
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 07:47:26 PM

Its a pain the ass with two controllers, anyone on who wants to do this quickly just send me a message.

Comment #32 by northwoodSZU
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 09:55:03 AM

very easy to get like #17 and #19 said
worked fine since you can't get killed on training grounds

Comment #33 by mayhemkrew
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 09:00:50 PM

Well I tried it on the training grounds with a friend, got two stars, no civilians hit, and nothing. Did it twice on each training ground. Any ideas?

Comment #34 by Mr Peek
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 05:33:26 PM

All you gotta do is put on training then choose hard play it then you got the achievement simple (: Got queston's for me or need help on anything add me :P Mr

Comment #35 by Velpro Shoes
Thursday, November 24, 2011 @ 04:30:22 PM

You guys are acting like this achievement is possible on the Shooting Range
missions, but its not, because there are not DIFFICULTIES for those... stop
acting like you know what your talking about.

Comment #36 by LaneyOfDeath
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 09:29:33 AM

Hey guys I just followed the method from #18 it really does work. I did it with 1 star too. Cheers cjhurt73

Comment #37 by LaneyOfDeath
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 09:31:01 AM

Ps 35 it is possible on shooting range I just did it. :-)

Comment #38 by Shocktroop652
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 04:01:42 PM

I got it on Firewall mission on hardened. cant miss it

Comment #39 by locoloco
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 06:05:11 AM

Thanks #17!

Worked like a charm!

Comment #40 by dsmcr
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 03:46:49 PM

i need someone to do this one with so add me plz dsmcr with message saying achievements

Comment #41 by FeArget714
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @ 11:54:15 PM

I did this one today with a friend. It was the last mission with the AC-130. We did it on Hardened. All you have to do is complete it and the achievement clicks/pops...whatever. You can rank yourself up by doing survival maps to unlock this mission and then you need a a good partner who knows how to use an AC-130 :) GO FORTH AND ACHIEVE!

Comment #42 by HomeMadeGamers
Thursday, December 08, 2011 @ 07:31:05 PM

Best video on how to get this achievement.

Comment #43 by medleyoz
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 07:27:00 AM

This is super easy.

Just split screen with yourself and do "Stay Sharp" (the first mission).
No enemies to try and kill you and all the time in the world to track the kills of
the targets.

Just got it this way.

Comment #44 by medleyoz
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 07:30:15 AM

Ignore my post was supposed to be in the 50/50 thread.

Comment #45 by WMDLegendz
Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 02:07:07 PM

I'm tryin to get all the mw3 achievements I have done veteran and have got 42 of them I want to no if anyone wants to try and get this and other spec ops missions achievements

Comment #46 by Blumenfeld
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 02:01:28 PM

you cant do the first mission. it doesnt let you change your difficulty

Comment #47 by ebin
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @ 09:12:39 PM

Got this today on the first mission, "Stay Sharp". I did it split screen with 2 controllers. I had already done it solo and got 2 stars on it, so maybe that has something to do with it.

Comment #48 by Darkforce412
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 04:38:16 PM

i dont understand #21 is right just pick charges set and go through it with split screen and with 1 star u get it.

Comment #49 by GhDevChadS
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 06:22:57 PM

You and your buddy, go to One mission that you can set it on veteran or hardened. Once you've do that (Dont start) change to the first mission and play it.

Worked for me

Comment #50 by Nemesis UK
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 05:45:11 AM

It didn't work for me on 'Stay Sharp' at first but then I read the posts properly and realised that as long as you select a different mission first and set both controllers to Veteran then change op to 'Stay Sharp' it does work - thanks!

Comment #51 by SPARTEN4129
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 @ 06:35:09 PM

Super simple and works with the 50 5o achievement. load up any op and set it to turn itback to the first op stay sharp then go through it making shure no one gets downed (like that wil happen) and get the same amount of targets and ta da bleep bloop achievements unlocked.

Comment #52 by evildeceptacon
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 10:46:51 PM


Comment #53 by chris_ninety1
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 02:12:17 PM

I got this on Firewall, for the simple reason that you're guarenteed the achievement if you complete the mission.

Comment #54 by halomike927
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 06:53:31 PM

@49 I can't believe it actually works lol. thanks

Comment #55 by Aidonia
Thursday, January 26, 2012 @ 08:55:15 AM

Wow, yes poster 17 had the best and easiest way to get this one.

**Remember for all who are trying this, select a different op and put it on veteran, THEN select the training ground**

Thanks all!

Comment #56 by HaBiTaTxFlaRe
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 01:26:12 AM

I just connected 2 controllers chose resistance movement (thinkk thats the name) just move through slowly and u should easily win

Comment #57 by II Yujo II
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 09:56:27 AM

i did this one purley by accident i wasnt even trying to get it

Comment #58 by SpiralVirus
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 03:03:40 PM

anyone in the UK up for giving this one a go tonight?

Comment #59 by TTL II Virus
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 08:55:34 AM

Need help with this acheive .. Message me if your up for it Gamertag: TTL II Virus

Comment #60 by Cgh
Sunday, March 11, 2012 @ 07:55:54 AM

im up for this achievement and the 50/50. i also like to do the rest of the spec ops missions gt: Tikkoxx

Comment #61 by evildeceptacon
Thursday, March 15, 2012 @ 10:30:06 PM

17 is 100% correct! 50 good lookin out for the description! because of you 2 i had to load up my 2nd profile and see if it really works,and it did!

Comment #62 by Ahmed1803
Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 12:42:30 PM

You can get it in Stay Sharp just go to the mission after it and make the difficulty Veteran and then click change ops to stay sharp

Comment #63 by DivineWarlord
Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 08:44:42 PM

Can easily get this on Resistance Movement. If anyone needs help message me on Live. GT: Divine Warlord

Comment #64 by WantedConstant
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 09:58:01 AM

I got this on stay sharp! I recommend everyone does this on stay sharp!

Comment #65 by theevilmrfry
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 04:23:40 AM

if you are going for all the stars in spec ops, you may as well wait until you do the first 2player-necessary one (firewall?) where one of you controls the camera turrets...if the guy on the ground dies its mission over anyway, and if he doesnt, mission completed, achievement popped, simple :)

Comment #66 by TattedDad3
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 04:29:56 AM

Hi so the group I usually play with have gotten rid of this game and they all managed to do a good bit of these achievements while I was away. I am hoping some of you will be willing to help in getting these plus it never hurts to have extra xbox buddies to play with... My gamertag is TattedDad3 please add and we can knock these things out.

Comment #67 by Langerz97
Friday, June 07, 2013 @ 02:40:27 PM

Looking for someone to do this with if anyone is interested.
GT: Langerz97

Comment #68 by Hawkeye305
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 01:42:53 AM

follow #18's advice, no-one decent on milehigh jack so got it by myself on stay sharp,

Comment #69 by Friday Mortimer
Friday, May 09, 2014 @ 11:17:22 PM

is anyone actually good enough at COD to do this with me? Everybody I've tried this with keeps getting downed. Gamertag: Friday Mortimer - add me and let's do it.

Comment #70 by JR360
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 @ 09:18:37 AM

I still need this one. GT: existenz8

Comment #71 by TheGam1ngHunter
Thursday, November 12, 2015 @ 03:02:16 AM

Going to need help on this damn achievement, since I found out the hard way you can't get this through solo-playing "Milehigh Jack", as well as leveling up in general, so if you help me, I'll help you in return, I promise.
My Gamertag: TheGam1ngHunter

Comment #72 by Gilbert Prime
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 @ 12:40:58 AM

I recommend doing this on Hit and Run. A relatively small map with finite enemies and plenty of sniper ammo. I used a dummy controller and just had the other player lie prone behind boxes on the starting balcony.

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