Tips and guide for Drop Zone multiplayer on Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 How to easily win ( MW3 )


In this hub i will teach you the tricks that will allow you and your friends to be able to win game after game on drop zone. This contains all the little tricks to make you be on top of the leader boards every game.

Also.. I am on the Xbox Live network, for those of you who continue to ask, my gamer tag is Agent Johnr. I tend to not add new members from here unless I play with you first, and I only play hardcore domination, or Infected, but either way if you see me on, feel free to send a shout out.

The Guide

So above i have provided links that will show you all of the kill streaks, what they do, which ones are best, so that you will be able to tell which ones you may want to grab when it comes time for you to grab care packages when on the capture points.

So first off your strategy.

One strategy is the hide strategy. In this strategy you basically will run onto each capture point, and for the most part just lay there. If you do not shoot your gun, typically the enemy will not see you laying there, and where you get 20 points per second, after 1 minute, you will accumulate 1,200 points. Now this does not mean you will not get kills. Because as care packages drop your goal is to grab them while laying prone so your enemy does not get them. With this each kill streak you earn you can use against the enemy and this is what will get you your kills. Following this strategy you can easily be on top of the leaderboard every single game without firing one bullet, and i proved this true the other night when me and my team were playing with each other. And for 5+ games in a row i was pretty much at the top of my teams leaderboard, and had the LEAST amount of kills on the team. Below ill tell you my real secrets to not get seen on the capture point but let me talk about another strategy first.

Strategy 2. This strategy is still capture point, but more for you to get kills, and capture. The strategy above, your kill to death ratio will go down every game, you will typically get about 10 kills and about 25-30 deaths, but this is to help the team. This strategy is more run and gun. So basically get a powerful weapon, and go near the capture point. Instead of laying prone focus more on shooting. Get sentry guns, and predators, and put all your care package rewards aimed at the capture points. Following this strategy you should easily be able to have a more than 1 kill to death ratio. Now lets talk about the best gear that you should use.

The Gear-
This is the most important thing here. The way you set you classes up is what will allow you to win easily and set you apart from the rest. THe best setup would be. Primary weapon would be a striker shotgun because its very powerful in this game mode, and allows you to get plenty of kills. Your sidearm i suggest being a javelin, this will allow you to take down helicopters, and works great for shooting towards the capture points. Your grenade class should be a sticky grenade. You can use a frag, but the sticky grenade works best so that you can hold it longer, or get it where you want. Your tactical should be one of the following. The best one to use is smoke grenade. THIS IS THE BEST. This will greatly help you, and your team hide from the enemy while being on the capture point and being unnoticed. This will also allow you to find your enemy , shoot, and stay hidden from enemies who are further away. The next tactical you can use is either a trophy system, or a tactical insertion. Both are helpful so you can help you team either by being near the capture points at all times, or preventing the explosives from hurting your team. But overall the Smoke grenade is the most important.

You three class perks should go as follows. Blind eye in perk 1. This will allow you to stay hidden from the MANY helicopters that will pop up throughout the game. This will help you to stay alive longer, and be more effective. In class 2 you should use blast shield. There are LOTS of explosives used in this game mode, so blast shield will allow you to stay alive longer, in order to get more points on the capture point. In class 3 it really does not matter. I use sitrep because this allows the player to see the fake care packages and help his team from opening a explosive crate, but the in no way means you cannot use others. I do not suggest dead silence on this map since the footsteps thing doesn't matter. But overall you should be fine if you use sitrep, or steady aim.

As far as death streaks go, i would say use martyrdom or final stand. Final stand will allow you to be able to get more points, and maybe get back up. The martyrdom will possibly take out 1 or more enemies sitting on the capture point after you die. So either of those will work best for you.


So there you have it. The basic strategies, along with classes that you should use when attempting to play Drop zone. A few notes.

I suggest using a team setting, and not playing by yourself. This will allow you to communicate the best way, and stay ahead of the other team in getting those care packages.

Remember to rush the capture. There are no kill streaks, therefore camping makes no sense. So you should get your team together and rush to the capture points every time. This will allow you to help your team, and get a better score. I guarantee you that if you go for just kills, you WILL be at the bottom of the leaderboards.

When using a predator missile. The best time is to wait until a bunch of enemies are on the capture. This happens frequently and you will be able to get up to 6 kills with one predator missile.

The only gun i suggest using was the striker. You can use other guns, and other guns will work better for different people, but the striker is extremely powerful, and beneficial to use on this game mode, and you will get many kills per clip if used right.

THE SMOKE. The smoke grenade is the MOST IMPORTANT key to your success, if the enemy cannot see you, they will not kill you, so throw a smoke and stay hidden, and i can guarantee you a lot of success.

Well there you have it, if you have any questions feel free to comment below, or ask questions. Below i will provide some links to my other useful Modern warfare 3 hubs.

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Noob 5 years ago

Fail you don't get kill streaks in drop zone.

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Johnrr631992 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

when i say kill streaks im referring solely to the care packages.. After you receive them instead of naming all 30 possibilities, i just say kill streaks.

Drop Zone expert 5 years ago

i'm personally not a fan of the smoke grenade as i like to be able to see my opponents. also lying prone and not killing anyone is a great way for not getting a very good score, your better crouching in the back corner and shooting anyone who dares come near you. also going in a prvt match by yourself to scout out the hiding spots on a drop zone is benefitial as most maps have at least 1 sneaky spot (i've found 3 on arkaden). also a slayer class (strat 2) should be something with thermals so you can have superoir visiblity into the drop zone.

i agree with the striker though it is very OP. though the P90 gives more versitility

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Johnrr631992 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Well here's the thing. When me and my team of 5 other play. We have a couple gunners, couple watchers, and everyone does their part. But in the end, i may go 0-15.. But EVERY GAME i am at the top of the leaderboard, and if i am not at the top of the leaderboard, then i am in the top 3 every game. So to say i don't get any points... I get 1000 points per objective, with the occasion random death, but i still get the most points.

deathdeer 5 years ago

Blast shield is not a bad idea, but at most you'll survive 2 explosions, however if you switch it for quickdraw, and ditch the smoke for trophy system, you will still survive 2 explosions, possibly more. Both semtex and frag are good choices, but give C4 a chance, the blast radius is larger and will typically take out a blast shield. As for primary, the shotguns or SMGs are good, but if you want to really up you k/d consider using an automatic AR, with thermal + extended mags, or even an LMG with thermal + grip. Sitrep is a solid choice if you plan to steal care packages or if you can communicate with your entire team, but if you're using a shotgun or SMG, consider Steady-Aim instead for the increased hip fire accuracy and the pro perk of having your weapon ready sooner after sprinting. If you go thermal consider marksman. Blind Eye is the only sensible choice for Perk 1, way too many sentry guns and choppers. Personally I think the javelin takes too long to aim and fire, this is time you are outside the zone not gaining points. Maybe consider the XM25, sure the damage is less, but 4 shots before a reload will take out most enemies. Another option is the stinger. My best loadout was M4A1 + Thermal + Ext Mags, Stinger, C4, Trophy, Blind Eye, Quickdraw, Marksman, Martyrdom. Honestly the main weapon is open to personal preference, the 3 perks and equipment are the key to a reaching score over 4k, instead of only 1k.

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Johnrr631992 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Well... My strategy as i have said before, puts me in the top 3 EVERY game. The trick is to hide behind something when in prone, so most greandes thrown don't actually effect you, and you can still absorb at least 2. Keep in mind, they typically don't waste grenades unless they feel someone is on there, my goal is to not be known to be on there.

Zlaman64 4 years ago

Not a bad guide but I can still have a positive k/d every game and still be on top of the lobby

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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

well, once you get used to the game you can. This guide is meant to try to help people get high levels quickly, by getting a lot of points, now infected is the way to go.

watsup 4 years ago

watsup tats my name

Athena 4 years ago

The sky ( watsup)

bubbyjim73 4 years ago

too many cheaters are starting to come in with lagswitches,moddedguns,it is becomming impossible to even get to it any more,I'm still number one most of the team is to terrified to help me,therefore we lose.DROPZONE I'm about to stop playing,it's becomming a slaughterfest,and my my kd is 0.5

Jessica 4 years ago

Why do you need marksman with thermal? Wasteful.

Joe 4 years ago

Would a riot shield be good if you're in a corner by a drop zone? And if you have smoke up it's unlikly that you can die

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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Not bad joe, but you will be extremely visible.. so I would say no if your following my method.

4 years ago

The best advice I can give to people is to not listen to this guy. Anyone who writes things like: "I am at the top of the scoreboard EVERY GAME (except when I'm not)" isn't to be trusted. But here's more evidence that he doesn't really know what he's talking about.

"they typically don't waste grenades unless they feel someone is on there, my goal is to not be known to be on there."

There is a counter at the top left of the screen telling exactly how many enemies are on the DZ.

The only reason you are successful is because you are going in with a team of 6 people to play. I've played a lot of DZ and most games are with groups of randoms, so any organized team will win 90%+.

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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Z.... First off i would like to say thanks for commenting, hopefully you will come back to read this comment, but either way, it won't bother me.. Now your first quoting of me, isn't anything I wrote, or at least not directly. I hit my finder to see if I wrote that, and did not.

Secondly, thanks for quoting a comment, not an actual piece of my guide on your quote. Usually these are quickly written, and not proofread UNLIKE my guide which is carefully written and usually proofread by me, and someone else.

Also, yes there is a counter at the top of the screen saying how many people is on there, BUT when smoke is thrown, your wasting ammo if you cannot see them.. Your goal should to not be seen, and you will survive longer..

I would also like to mention that there are very few organized drop zone teams. Why... because there is no reason to play drop zone. You will get a bad K/D ratio, no leaderboards, and it proves nothing. You don't even get as good XP as you get when playing infected. Drop zone was fun when it came out, but now is a waste of time.

If you play drop zone a LOT, then chances are you are not good at any game mode, and have to resort to a game where you can get free care packages, and can get XP with little skill.

Thanks again for commenting. I am not going to delete your comment, and hope you do come back. Please understand that this guide was written a long time ago, and I do not like playing this mode, and therefore did not focus a map by map analysis. Read my other guides if you would like to see my real work, more specifically the survival guides. Those get the most effort, and time.. this not so much..

By the way, thanks for commenting with no name/GT/PSN name, or anything other than z. Your clearly the best COD gamer out there, and have a lot of evidence to back up your side of the story.. Either way, thanks for reading..

Antwerp 4 years ago

I don't think drop zone will give a bad kill death. My k/d is 1.12 and drop zone is pretty much all I play. I usually focus on sniping enemy players as they enter the drop zone, and then switch to my sub-machine gun sidearm and run in there to get some points and packages. I average around 20-25 kills and usually 10-15 deaths.

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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Thats pretty good antwerp.. But i think your snipe may help a lot.. What you do is good, and will help you stay positive. Honestly you found something that works, but also in all honesty you must admit that most people do go negative game after game..

Mcskeet 8 months ago

Or you can just not go for care packages and run around MOABing all the noobs who do go for the drop zone

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