MW3 features a new Zombies mode with DMZ-like gameplay, adding some classic features for returning fans. Alongside the classic Perks, the secret quests return to Modern Warfare 3’s take on Call of Duty Zombies, so here’s how to complete the Chessboard Easter egg in Urzikstan.
The new Call of Duty MW3 Zombies mode is here, and with it comes the new DMZ-style take on the Zombies gameplay. However, players will also enjoy some returning features. From the classic Perk-a-colas to the Pack-a-punch machine, the Easter eggs are also back in the new open-world theme.
The community is quickly going through Urzikstan’s secrets to find any hidden Easter eggs. The Haunting Halloween event brought a secret Chessboard and another one can be found on the new Zombies map.
Here’s how to complete the MW3 Zombies Chessboard Easter egg.
The Zombies are back in Modern Warfare 3.
Modern Warfare 3 Zombies: Chessboard Easter egg explained
In order to complete the Chessboard Easter egg in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies, players should first find the Chessboard in the mansion’s secret room. The mansion is located in H7, at the bottom right part of the Urzikstan map.
The Chessboard located inside this room resembles the map of Urzikstan, so you should look out for the locations of the pieces to continue. Check out every piece’s location, look at their square, and replicate it on the game’s map.
With this resemblance, you can locate the Pawn in I1, the Bishop in D1, the Rook at C5, and the Knight in F6. Using this new information, squads should travel to these locations to grab cellphones that will trace back the unlock signals for the door.
The letters and numbers on top of the map resemble a Chessboard grid.
Remember that Modern Warfare 3 Zombies mode is PVP and PVE at the same time, which means that other players might be out there. Any player from the Lobby can trigger the mission, and cellphone collection is shared in every match, so be on the lookout for already completed steps.
On your quest to find the cellphone activations, you will encounter certain blocks on the road, so follow our guide closely to know what’s coming. Each location will have a mini-boss that squads must defeat, as they will drop the item needed to complete the secret mission.
Modern Warfare 3 Zombies: The Bishop boss fight
To locate The Bishop boss in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies, players should head to D1 on Urzikstan, so double-check the map to find this location. Underneath the tunnel in this area, The Bishop boss will be waiting for squads alongside a decent amount of enemy AI.
It’s best to find cover and approach it using the columns in this area, and once you kill it, grab the cell phone drop. This will signal the mansion in H7 and complete the first step of the Chessboard Easter egg.
The Knight boss fight in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies
Driving along Urzikstan railroads in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies, there’s an armored car with The Knight boss inside, starting at the F6 location. You can use The Bishop location under the tunnel in D1 to follow the railroads up to The Knight’s location, or you can just wait up there.
This boss will go around the map shooting from an armored car and will be difficult to catch. Be sure to pack some automatic weapons to kill it fast at first sight. Once you manage to beat it, grab the cell phone again and move on to the next boss.
MW3 Zombies: The Rook boss fight location
In the third step of the MW3 Zombies Chessboard Easter egg, player squads will now face a Sniper boss in Urzikstan. Located at a complex building in C5, this boss will be hard to reach, but once you make it to the top floor, killing it should be relatively easy.
Grab the third cellphone that will signal once again the secret room in H7, and move forward with the last collectible of the quest. This is the last boss that players will face during this phase of the quest, but don’t lower your weapons yet.
MW3 Chessboard Easter egg: The Pawn cellphone location
The Pawn’s cellphone in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies is the last piece of the puzzle, and this will finally trigger the secret room in H7’s mansion to open. Squads need to find an isolated house by the river in I1, and inside a small TV will appear with a cell phone on top.
When you exit the house with your last collectible, some tough zombies will spawn, so quickly dispose of them and move to the final steps of the Chessboard Easter egg.
Squads need to work together to defeat the Zombie hordes.
MW3 Zombies: How to complete Chessboard Easter egg
To finish the Chessboard Easter egg in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies, move back to the mansion area in H7 and unlock the secret room’s door. Inside, you will find plenty of chests with resources and items such as portable perk-a-colas, backpacks, Aetherium Crystals, and some brand-new Schematics.
It’s not over yet soldiers, since the last chest in the room will spawn a friendly Red Mimic boss that players will remember from Cold War’s Zombies mode, Outbreak. Destroy The King boss and claim the right to call yourself a Chessboard Easter egg completionist.