Want to Earn More Weapon XP in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Zombies? Here’s the Best Method

Published 11/09/2023, 11:27 AM EST

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will soon unleash the Zombies mode for all the players this week. Following a global launch, players will get to dive into the action featuring Operation Deadbolt. Interestingly, you can increase your chances of leveling up faster by killing the undead and earning more XP points in the game. But how?

Devs have mentioned this in a recent blog, detailing all the aspects of Modern Warfare Zombies. It also highlights the strategy to obtain more XP with the help of in-game weapons. Using this method, players will be able to get an additional advantage while also moving up in terms of reaching a higher level under the extraction-based experience.

Best way revealed to earn double weapon XP in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Zombies


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For the uninitiated, Operation Deadbolt in MWZ will see the character of Soap teaming up with Kate Laswell, Captain Sergei Ravenov (from Black Ops series), and an unknown Operator to investigate an area of Outbreak. The team will fight hordes of zombies, monsters and even AI soldiers in order to retrieve valuable intel and extract out successfully.


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Now speaking of how players can earn more XP in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Zombies, it’s not a difficult task. All they have to do is choose a weapon denoting the “XP Recommended” symbol of small fire icon. Using these special weapons will eventually grant them more XP during the combat.

This crucial information was mentioned in a pre-release blog for MW3 Zombies. Moreover, it also revealed that players will be able to have Insured Slots for weapons they have leveled up. Simply put, they will get to keep them upon successful extraction. In case of failing to do so, the weapons will become available only after a Cooldown period. Overall, players will receive up to three Insured Slots. Two of them will be unlocked after finishing the Zombies missions.


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There are also Contraband Stashes in Modern Warfare Zombies. Basically, these are weapons one has found and exfilled with. What’s important to note is that they will be lost permanently in case players leave them behind during a quest. In total, they will be able to keep a stash of up to 20 weapons that may or may not have attachments added to them.

For those who don’t have an idea about the map in Zombies mode, it’s based in the region of Urzikstan. The open-world area will consist of three types of threats, ranging from low to high. Which means players will face enemies according to levels. Upon entering an increased level, the overall difficulty of Zombies will also escalate, thus posing extreme challenges going forward.


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That sums it up. With players now knowing how to get more XP during combat, players can get ready to shoot some zombies.

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Mintu Tomar


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Mintu Tomar is a senior eSports writer at EssentiallySports, whose passion for video games is unmatched. Having written well over 2000 articles, Mintu is a die-hard fan of Call of Duty. A journalism postgraduate, his extensive knowledge of the industry and insightful commentary have earned him the respect of many prominent figures, including actors, and podcast hosts.
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Rohan Karnad