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Modern Warfare 3 Achievement List Revealed

For those of you that are waiting patiently for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 only because you have to, and not because patience is your thing, here is a tiny morsel to help tide you over. has released a list of the achievements you can earn in the game.

As with the previous Call of Duty games, the achievements are mostly for the single player campaign, with a few exceptions left for the Spec Ops missions. The competitive multiplayer remains achievement free, which is normal for the series.

If you wish to remain spoiler free, avoid the list below, and wait for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 8. You’ve been warned!

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

Arms Dealer– 20 points;  Buy all items from the Survival Weapon Armory. 

Back in the Fight– points; Start the Single Player Campaign on any difficulty. 

Back Seat Driver– 10 points; Track down Volk. Complete “Bag and Drag” on any difficulty.

Bad First Date– 10 points; Find the girl. Complete “Scorched Earth” on any difficulty.

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

Brag Rags– 10 points; Earn 1 star in Special Ops Mission Mode. 

Carpe Diem– 10 points; Escape the mountain safe house. Complete “Persona non Grata” on any difficulty.

City of Lights– 25 points; Complete “Bag and Drag” and “Iron Lady” on Veteran difficulty.

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

Danger Zone– 20 points; Buy all items from the Survival Air Support Armory. 

Defense Spending– 20 points; Buy all items from the Survival Equipment Armory. 

Diamond in the Rough– 10 points; Rescue the Russian President. Complete “Down the Rabbit Hole” on any difficulty. 

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

Frequent Flyer– 10 points; Defend the Russian President. Complete “Turbulence” on any difficulty. 

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

I Live– 10 points; Survive 1 wave in a Special Ops Survival game. 

Informant– 20 points; Collect 22 Intel Items.

Jack the Ripper– 20 points; Melee 5 enemies in a row in Single Player or Special Ops. 

Kill Box– 20 points; Kill 20 enemies with the Chopper Gunner in a single run in “Return to Sender.” 

Ménage à Trois– 20 points; Destroy 3 tanks with a single 105mm shot in “Iron Lady.” 

Nein– 20 points; Kill 9 enemies with A-10 strafing runs in “Scorched Earth.” 

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

One Way Ticket– 10 points; Make it to Westminster. Complete “Mind the Gap” on any difficulty.

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

Overachiever–40 points; Earn 48 stars in Special Ops Mission Mode. 

Payback–25 points; Complete “Mind the Gap”, “Goalpost”, and “Return to Sender” on Veteran difficulty.

Requiem– 10 points; Escape the city. Complete “Blood Brothers” on any difficulty.

Sandstorm!– 10 points; Assault the shipping company. Complete “Return to Sender” on any difficulty.

Scout Leader–35 points; Collect 46 Intel Items. 

Secret Achievement– 20 points; Continue playing to unlock this secret achievement.

Serrated Edge– 15 points; Finish a Juggernaut with a knife in Special Ops. 

Storm the Castle– 10 points; Discover Makarov’s next move. Complete “Stronghold” on any difficulty. 

Strike!– 20 points; Kill 5 enemies with a single grenade in Single Player or Special Ops. 

Survivor– 20 points; Reach Wave 10 in each mission of Special Ops Survival mode. 

Tactician– 20 points; Earn 1 star in each mission of Special Ops Mission Mode. 

The Best of the Best– 100 points; Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty. 

The Big Apple– 25 points; Complete “Black Tuesday” and “Hunter Killer” on Veteran difficulty.

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

This Is My Boomstick– 20 points; Kill 30 enemies with the XM25 in “Black Tuesday.” 

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

Too Big to Fail– 10 points; Destroy the Jamming Tower. Complete “Black Tuesday” on any difficulty.

Unstoppable– 40 points; Reach Wave 15 in each mission of Special Ops Survival mode. 

Up to No Good– 10 points; Infiltrate the village. Complete “Back on the Grid” on any difficulty.

Vive la Révolution!– 10 points; Reach the church. Complete “Eye of the Storm” on any difficulty.

We’ll Always Have Paris– 10 points; Escape Paris with Volk. Complete “Iron Lady” on any difficulty.

Welcome to WW3– 10 points; Save the US Vice President. Complete “Goalpost” on any difficulty.

Wet Work– 10 points; Take back New York Harbor. Complete “Hunter Killer” on any difficulty.

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

Who Dares Wins– 40 points; Complete the campaign on any difficulty. 

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