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Want to learn about the MW3 Zombies Act 1 missions and rewards? Tacking the hordes of a Call of Duty Zombies mode is always a challenging experience. And in MW3, there are plenty of rewards that these missions provide.
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What are the rewards for all MW3 Zombies Act 1 missions
Act 1, known as Operation Deadbolt, has six tiers with their own calling cards, weapon charms, and consumable rewards in MW3 Zombies. You also earn bonus experience from clearing missions and unlock a final story mission after the others are beaten. Be it with strangers or friends, clearing these missions can be tough. Here’s how to exfil in MW3 Zombies if things get too chaotic.
Tier 1 missions and rewards
The first tier offers Jugger-Nog can and Stamin-Up can rewards in addition to others over its six missions. Here are some tips and tricks for MW3 Zombies.
|Ping a Contract in the Tac Map in Zombies. And then, complete a Contract Exfil.
|Jugger-Nog Can Acquisition and 1500 XP
|Open 25 Loot Caches in Zombies.
|Instant Insanity Sticker and 1500 XP
|Kill 30 Zombies by running them over with vehicles in the mode. Also, repair 1 vehicle tire.
|Stamin-Up Can Acquisition and 1500 XP
|Purchase a weapon from a Wall Buy in Zombies. Then, kill 50 Zombies with any Wall Buy weapon.
|Get Smoked Emblem and 1500 XP
|Pack-a-Punch a weapon to Level I in Zombies. Then, kill 50 Zombies with any Level I Pack-A-Punched weapon.
|Uncommon Aether Tool Acquisition and 1500 XP
|Take Up Arms
|Purchase a primary weapon from a Mystery Box in Zombies. Then, kill 50 Zombies with any Mystery Box weapon.
|Cryo Freeze Ammo Mod Acquisition and 1500 XP
Tier 2 missions and rewards
Note that Tier 2 of Operation Deadbolt in MW3 only has a single mission. This nets you a sweet weapon blueprint for the other MW3 Zombies Act 1 missions. Here’s how to find and destroy the mercenary convoy in MW3 Zombies.
|Destroy Mercenary Convoy and then collect Stronghold Keycard dropped by Mercenary Convoy.
|Bone Rattle Weapon and 3000 XP
Tier 3 missions and rewards
Tier 3 offers five missions that give players better rewards than the first two tiers.
|Slow 50 Zombies with Cry Freeze Ammo Mod on a weapon. Then, slow 10 Hellhounds with Cryo Freeze Ammo Mod.
|Baseball Fan Calling Card and 1500 XP
|Kill 25 Zombies with the Energy Mine Field Upgrade in Zombies. Next, kill 25 Mercenaries with the Energy Mine Field Upgrade.
|Rare Aether Tool Acquisition and 1500 XP
|Fully refuel 3 different vehicles at Gas Stations on the map.
|Double XP Token Consumable and 1500 XP
|Complete an Aether Extractor Contract in the game. Also, kill 15 Mercenaries guarding the Extractors. Then, shoot down a reinforcement helicopter. Finally, exfil with the Uncommon Aether Tool Plans.
|Hamlet Charm and 1500 XP
|Activate 3 Deadbolt Turrets with Ammo Mod Circuit Boards in Zombies.
|Death Perception Can Acquisition and 1500 XP
Tier 4 missions and rewards
Once again, Tier 4 just has one mission and a solid reward.
|Obtain a Stronghold Keycard. Then clear a Terminus Outcomes Stronghold. Finally, retrieve Terminus Outcomes Record from the Stronghold Safe.
|Raw Aetherium Crystal Acquisition and 3000 XP
Tier 5 missions and rewards
Tier 5 has six missions with a load of objectives to clear in MW3 Zombies Act 1. But with high-damage output Ammo Mod rewards, it’s well worth your time.
|Kill 20 Zombies with Sentry Guns in Zombies. Next, kill 10 Mercenaries with Sentry Guns. And then acquire the Cyphered Tablet.
|Mayhem On Wheels Calling Card and 1500 XP
|Destroy armor on 25 Zombies using Shatter Blast Ammo Mod in the game mode. Then acquire a Cyphered Tablet.
|Napalm Burst Ammo Mod Acquisition and 1500 XP
|Bring Em On
|Kill 50 Zombies with Frenzied Guard Field Upgrade active in Zombies. Next, kill a Spectral or Elite enemy with Frenzied Guard Field Upgrade active. Also, acquire a Cyphered Tablet.
|Double Weapon XP Token Consumable and 1500 XP
|Loot 3 Safes across the map. Also, kill 50 enemies while drilling Safes in Zombies.
|Masked And Angry Charm and 1500 XP
|Complete an Escort Contract in Zombies. Next, kill 75 Zombies during a single Escort Contract. Ensure that the ACV’s health above 50%. And finally, exfil with the Quick Revive Recipe.
|Rare Aether Tool Acquisition and 1500 XP
|Obtain a Gas Mask in Zombies. Then destroy an Aether Nest. Finally, acquire a Cyphered Tablet.
|Shatter Blast Ammo Mod Acquisition and 1500 XP
Tier 6 missions and rewards
The final tier only has one mission and unlocks the final story mission.
|Where’s Dr. Jansen?
|Complete an Outlast Contract in Zombies. Finally, obtain Dr. Jansen’s Tablet Exfil.
|Ride And Die Calling Card and 3000 XP
Story mission and rewards
The final story mission gives a massive boost in XP and is unlocked only after completing the previous 20 missions. Doing so unlocks the second Act and its missions in MW3 Zombies.
|Deploy to Dr. Jansen’s coordinates in Zombies. Then, bring Dr. Jansen in for questioning.
|Rage and Fire Loading Screen and 5000 XP
That covers all the MW3 Zombies Act 1 missions and rewards. If things get too intense, consider the MW3 sentry gun glitch to make your life a little easier. The game is out on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. So if you’re thinking about playing with friends across platforms, check our MW3 crossplay guide.
Can you directly access the story mission in MW3 Zombies Act 1?
No, you have to clear all six mission tiers to access the story mission.