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MW3 trophy list skips biggest achievement for PS5 players to earn

You might be disappointed if you want to grind all the MW3 trophies, as Call of Duty fans can only use this method to earn the MW3 platinum.

Modern Warfare 3 trophy list

We all know that blasting around Favela and Terminal is where we’ll spend a lot of time in Modern Warfare 3, but you can get a taste of the game now, as MW3 early access begins. That means you can start collecting everything on the MW3 trophy list, well, almost everything. As players begin downloading the latest Call of Duty game, a new discovery reveals that the MW3 Platinum trophy isn’t available on PS5.

If you’re one of many players with MW3 pre-orders waiting in the wings, then one of your pre-order bonuses includes the benefit of MW3 early access. As you begin to progress through all the MW3 missions, earning the game’s Platinum trophy won’t be possible for PS5 players, as Modern Warfare 3 is categorized as a DLC for the rebranded Call of Duty application. Formerly under the Modern Warfare 2 moniker, the rebranding emerges as a way to unify all current COD experiences, be that MW3 multiplayer, MW3 Zombies, or Warzone.

However, for players trying out potentially one of the best FPS games of the year on PS4, they will be able to earn the Platinum trophy as normal. It is an odd decision to omit the Platinum for PlayStation 5 players, while still including an array of other trophies to collect. Whether this will be added in a patch post-launch is unclear, but as the preload period commences for early access, it appears to be a deliberate decision.

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You may remember that Modern Warfare 3 originally was intended to be released as ‘Premium DLC‘ for MW2, but eventually grew into a fully-fledged entry for the franchise. Speculatively, this design approach could be the reason why the trophy doesn’t exist for PS5 owners. We don’t think the MW3 Season 1 release date will bring it to the game either, but if enough players are concerned about it, Activision might be willing to make an exception for one of the biggest additions to our list of new PS5 games.

With new modes like Modern Warfare Zombies in the mix this year, the sheer amount of trophies is plentiful, with a total of 40 to collect. That’s just shy of recent releases like Spider-Man 2. And don’t worry, the trophies don’t contain spoilers for the game’s story or any secrets lurking in other modes. In any case, should you be curious about exactly what trophies you can earn in Modern Warfare 3, here is the full list below:

  • A Soldier’s Purpose  (Platinum)
    Collect all the Trophies (PS4 only)
  • The First Step (Gold)
    Reach Level 55
  • And So It Begins (Bronze)
    Successfully Exfil in MWZ
  • Write Off (Bronze)
    Kill 500 Enemies using an Insured Weapon in MWZ
  • Perkaholic (Bronze)
    Have 9 perks active at the same time in MWZ
  • Gravestone (Bronze)
    Kill 100 Zombies with a vehicle in a single deployment in MWZ
  • Back From The Dead (Bronze)
    Reclaim your gear from a Tombstone in MWZ
  • Helpful Stranger (Bronze)
    Revive a player from a different Squad in MWZ
  • You Can Pet The Dog (Bronze)
    Pet a Hellhound in MWZ
  • Hired Gun (Bronze)
    Complete 20 Contracts in MWZ
  • Seeing Red (Silver)
    Complete 5 Contracts in the High Threat Zone in a single deployment in MWZ
  • The End? (Silver)
    Complete Act III in MWZ
  • Slaughterhouse (Silver)
    Kill 50,000 total Enemies in MWZ
  • Conqueror (Silver)
    Defeat a Warlord in MWZ
  • One Against All (Gold)
    Kill Orcus while in a 6-person squad in MWZ
  • No Such Thing as Too Many (Silver)
    Find and use all Armaments in Open Combat Missions
  • Dialed In (Bronze)
    Customize your loadout in every Open Combat Mission
  • Gearhead (Gold)
    Collect all Weapons and Field Upgrades from Supply Boxes in Open Combat Missions
  • Sample Platter (Bronze)
    Use 5 different Armaments in Open Combat Mission
  • I Call Shotgun! (Bronze)
    Drive a vehicle with a Sentry Gun on the back and have it kill 5 enemies
  • Tag, You’re it! (Bronze)
    Use the Spotter Scope to tag 60 enemies or items in Open Combat Missions
  • Bulletproof (Bronze)
    Find all Plate Carrier Upgrades in Open Combat Missions
  • Have You Tried Turning it Off and On? (Bronze)
    Use a Shock Stick to disable an enemy Sentry Gun
  • That’s One Way to Do It… (Bronze)
    Destroy an airborne enemy helicopter with a Mortar Strike
  • Hey, Catch! (Bronze)
    Throw and hit an enemy directly with a Flammable Cannister then blow them up with it
  • Frequent Flyer (Bronze)
    BASE jump and travel more than 150 m with your parachute
  • High Wire Act (Bronze)
    Kill 10 enemies while using a zipline
  • Never Bury Your Enemies Alive (Gold)
    Complete the campaign
  • 141 Ready (Gold)
    Complete the campaign on Veteran
  • Death Row (Bronze)
    Kill 12 enemies while descending in the panopticon in ‘Operation 627’
  • Floater (Bronze)
    Parachute off a Gantry Crane onto the roof of the Harbormaster’s Building in ‘Precious Cargo’
  • Helo Hat Trick (Bronze)
    Destroy each objective helicopter in ‘Reactor’ with a different Armament
  • 2-fer (Bronze)
    Using the EBR-14, kill 2 enemies with 1 bullet 5 times in ‘Payload’ without sounding the alarm
  • Back in the Field (Bronze)
    Acquire the Major’s keycard in ‘Deep Cover’ within 90 seconds without being detected
  • Shot Blocked (Bronze)
    Shoot the gun out of the air in ‘Flashpoint’ before a terrorist catches it
  • Think She’ll Notice? (Bronze)
    Destroy all the cars in the mansion garage in ‘Oligarch’
  • Elevator Out of Order (Bronze)
    Reach the roof in ‘Highrise’ under 45 seconds
  • Snow Angel (Bronze)
    Execute the forest sniper in ‘Frozen Tundra’ with a takedown
  • Hitchhiker (Bronze)
    Defuse the bomb on the truck in ‘Gora Dam’ while it is in motion
  • Your tax dollars at work (Bronze)
    Use a missile to take out a single enemy in ‘Danger Close’

The Modern Warfare 3 release date is almost here, and if you’re waiting till then to play it, don’t fret. Here are all the MW3 guns you’ll be using across all the MW3 maps, which includes old favorites to slay your enemies with.