Modern Warfare 3 Zombies brings a brand-new version of the classic game mode, opting for open-world co-op over the classic round-based format. Instead of increasingly difficult rounds, Modern Warfare 3 Zombies has ” Threat Zones,” and here’s how they work.
For the first time in history, the Modern Warfare franchise brings its very own Zombies mode with MW3. Rather than the classic round-based mode, Modern Warfare 3 brings an open-world PvP format on the “largest Call of Duty Zombies map ever,” which happens to be the same map of Warzone’s new Season 1 update.
Instead of advancing to increasingly difficult rounds by killing all the undead, Modern Warfare 3 Zombies features three different “Threat Zones” to keep things challenging.
Here’s everything we know about MW3 Zombies’ new Threat Zones feature.
What are Threat Zones in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies?
Modern Warfare 3 Zombies’ Threat Zones are how the difficulty scales in the open world, where progressing to the next Zone will feature tougher enemies and most likely, greater rewards.
There are three Threat Zones in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies: Low, Medium, and High Threat. Enemy health will increase in each Zone, as it was compared by the devs to the increasing difficulty of “rounds” in the traditional mode.
MW3 Zombies also features Act missions through “cinematic acts,” that span in with these Threat Zones. You can now finish the first three acts to unlock a special Operator skin and tackle the first mission of Act 4 in MWZ.
You’ll need to ensure you’re using the Pack-a-Punch and Perk Machines to have a chance of surviving the next High Threat Zone and Exfil successfully.
Outbreak back in Black Ops Cold War had a similar system where players could either progress to the next Region where the difficulty would be increased or Exfil from the map.
Modern Warfare 3 Zombies appears to be heavily inspired by Cold War’s Outbreak mode but takes many elements from DMZ, like Assimilation, Proximity Chat, and Operator slots.
That’s everything you need to know about the Threat Zones feature in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies mode.