Modern Warfare 3 Achievement Leak

Perhaps Activision is too focused on the on-going feud with the former Infinity Ward developers to notice leaks these days, but to which leak am I referring? With respect to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, there have been quite a few of them so that’s a fair question.

It’s no secret that nearly every detail of Modern Warfare 3 is already out on the net for people to check out after sources fronted all this information to Kotaku. And when I say every detail I mean that in the very literal sense. Details ranging from characters to multiplayer maps and modes to each and every story beat were leaked about four months ago, just before E3 2011. Since then, Activision has responded to the leak publically, only to then have an internal company email from Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg get leaked as well. Really, the only thing we were missing was the achievement list and wouldn’t ya know… that’s been leaked today.

Xbox 360 Achievements has published the full Modern Warfare 3 achievement list ahead of the game’s planned release. There is no word on where the site got its information, but judging by the list, the information seems pretty legitimate. The achievement list consists of 50 achievements comprising the full 1000 points of gamerscore with one achievement being a secret. Thirty-three of the listed achievements are for the single player campaign alone with the remaining ones being awarded for the Survival and Special Ops modes. If this list is legitimate, we can also expect that the PS3 trophy list will be exactly the same except for the addition of a platinum trophy to the list.

We would caution that there are some story spoilers in the list of achievements, but so many of you have probably read through the spoilers at this point that it seems moot to even issue a warning. The full achievement list along with descriptions is presented below (gamerscore values are in parentheses):

Back in the Fight (5)
Start the Single Player Campaign on any difficulty.

Too Big to Fail (10)
Destroy the Jamming Tower. Complete “Black Tuesday” on any difficulty.

Wet Work (10)
Take back New York Harbor. Complete “Hunter Killer” on any difficulty.

Carpe Diem (10)
Escape the mountain safe house. Complete “Persona Non Grata” on any difficulty.

Frequent Flyer (10)
Defend the Russian President. Complete “Turbulence” on any difficulty.

Up to No Good (10)
Infiltrate the village. Complete “Back on the Grid” on any difficulty.

One Way Ticket (10)
Make it to Westminster. Complete “Mind the Gap” on any difficulty.

Welcome to WW3 (10)
Save the US Vice President. Complete “Goalpost” on any difficulty.

Sandstorm! (10)
Assault the shipping company. Complete “Return to Sender” on any difficulty.

Back Seat Driver (10)
Track down Volk. Complete “Bag and Drag” on any difficulty.

We’ll Always Have Paris (10)
Escape Paris with Volk. Complete “Iron Lady” on any difficulty.

Vive la Révolution! (10)
Reach the church. Complete “Eye of the Storm” on any difficulty.

Requiem (10)
Escape the city. Complete “Blood Brothers” on any difficulty.

Storm the Castle (10)
Discover Makarov’s next move. Complete “Stronghold” on any difficulty.

Bad First Date (10)
Find the girl. Complete “Scorched Earth” on any difficulty.

Diamond in the Rough (10)
Rescue the Russian President. Complete “Down the Rabbit Hole” on any difficulty.

The Big Apple (25)
Complete “Black Tuesday” and “Hunter Killer” on Veteran difficulty.

Out of the Frying Pan… (25)
Complete “Persona Non Grata”, “Turbulence”, and “Back on the Grid” on Veteran difficulty.

Payback (25)
Complete “Mind the Gap”, “Goalpost”, and “Return to Sender” on Veteran difficulty.

City of Lights (25)
Complete “Bag and Drag” and “Iron Lady” on Veteran difficulty.

The Darkest Hour (25)
Complete “Eye of the Storm”, “Blood Brothers”, and “Stronghold” on Veteran difficulty.

This is the End (25)
Complete “Scorched Earth”, “Down the Rabbit Hole”, and “Dust to Dust” on Veteran difficulty.

Who Dares Wins (40)
Complete the campaign on any difficulty.

The Best of the Best (100)
Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty.

Strike! (20)
Kill 5 enemies with a single grenade in Single Player or Special Ops.

Jack the Ripper (20)
Melee 5 enemies in a row in Single Player or Special Ops.

Informant (20)
Collect 22 Intel Items.

Scout Leader (35)
Collect 46 Intel Items.

This Is My Boomstick (20)
Kill 30 enemies with the XM25 in “Black Tuesday.”

What Goes Up… (20)
Destroy all the choppers with only the UGV’s grenade launcher in “Persona Non Grata.”

For Whom the Shell Tolls (20)
Destroy all targets during the mortar sequence with only 4 shells in “Back on the Grid.”

Kill Box (20)
Kill 20 enemies with the Chopper Gunner in a single run in “Return to Sender.”

Danger Close (20)
Take down a chopper with an AC-130 smoke grenade in “Bag and Drag.”

Ménage à Trois (20)
Destroy 3 tanks with a single 105mm shot in “Iron Lady.”

Nein (20)
Kill 9 enemies with A-10 strafing runs in “Scorched Earth.”

50/50 (20)
Complete a Special Ops Mission Mode game with the same number of kills as your partner.

Birdie (20)
Kill 2 enemy helicopters without getting hit in a Special Ops Survival game.

Serrated Edge (15)
Finish a Juggernaut with a knife in Special Ops.

Arms Dealer (20)
Buy all items from the Survival Weapon Armory.

Danger Zone (20)
Buy all items from the Survival Air Support Armory.

Defense Spending (20)
Buy all items from the Survival Equipment Armory.

Get Rich or Die Trying (25)
Have $50,000 current balance in a Special Ops Survival game.

I Live (10)
Survive 1 wave in a Special Ops Survival game.

Survivor (20)
Reach Wave 10 in each mission of Special Ops Survival mode.

Unstoppable (40)
Reach Wave 15 in each mission of Special Ops Survival mode.

No Assistance Required (20)
Complete a Special Ops Mission Mode game on Hardened or Veteran with no player getting downed.

Brag Rags (10)
Earn 1 star in Special Ops Mission Mode.

Tactician (20)
Earn 1 star in each mission of Special Ops Mission Mode.

Overachiever (40)
Earn 48 stars in Special Ops Mission Mode.

Secret Achievement (20)
Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.

So the last secret that this game has to offer is a secret achievement. Maybe its related to multiplayer? Maybe its some campaign specific joke? Whatever it is one thing is for certain, if this happens again Activision should spin the story into some crazy viral marketing campaign where every ‘leak’ is actually a press release.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will release November 8th for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

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Sources: Xbox 360 Achievements, Kotaku