Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 introduces a new term that fans aren’t familiar with… What exactly are Armaments in MW3?

If you’re a Trophy or Achievement hunter, you’ll likely notice that the term Armament is being thrown around in Modern Warfare 3 a lot.

Players looking to unlock every achievement in the game are tasked with finding and using Armaments in Open Combat Missions.

What Are Armaments?

In MW3, Armaments are another word for killstreaks that are exclusively found in the new Open Combat Missions in the game’s Campaign.

Unlike in multiplayer, Armaments must be discovered in the world of Open Combat Missions, instead of being earned from racking up kills.

There are 12 Armaments in total in Modern Warfare 3. Here are all the Armaments you can find:

  • Mosquito Drone
  • UAV
  • Sentry Gun
  • Bomb Drone
  • Cruise Missile
  • Stealth Bomber
  • SAM Turret
  • Mortar Strike
  • VTOL Jet
  • Precision Airstrike
  • Cluster Mine
  • Chopper Gunner
UAV Armament in MW3

Where to Find Armaments

Armaments can only be found in Open Combat Missions in MW3’s Campaign.

When you unveil one by getting close enough to it that the map fog of war lifts, you’ll see it indicated by a blue triangle on the map.

Sentry Gun Armament in MW3

YouTuber 100% Guides has discovered the location of one of each Armament in MW3, allowing you to easily nab the ‘No Such Thing as Too Many’ Trophy:

All Trophies / Achievements Involving Armaments

Here are all of the Trophies / Achievements in MW3 that task players with using Armaments:

  • No Such Thing as Too Many – Find and use all Armaments in Open Combat Missions
  • Helo Hat Trick – Destroy each objective helicopter in ‘Reactor’ with a different Armament
  • Sample Platter – Use 5 different Armaments in Open Combat Missions

As you can see, these Armament Trophies will only be present on Open Combat Missions specifically.

So don’t worry about attempting to track the weapons down in standard Campaign missions – they won’t count towards your progress even if you do manage to find one.

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