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How to find Mystery Boxes in MWZ (MW3 Zombies)

Best way to get top tier weapons in MWZ!

In Call of Duty MWZ, you'll find familiar elements like the Mystery Box, which offers unique loot in exchange for Essence. Certain missions require eliminating zombies with weapons acquired from these boxes, so you need to know how to locate a Mystery Box in MWZ.

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How to locate Mystery Boxes in MW3 Zombies

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Mystery Boxes provide players with exceptional loot, and they are located all around the map in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Zombies. To identify a Mystery Box, open your tac-map and check for the question mark icon on top a box (image reference shown above). After finding a Mystery Box on the map, ping the location and visit the area. Other players in MWZ will also visit Mystery Box locations, so you can always have a chat with them to team up against stronger enemies.

Remember, you'll need around 950 Essence to purchase weapons from the Mystery Box. I recommend completing different contracts around the map to quickly gain essence. Contracts like Raid Weapon Stash, High-Value Target, and Bounty are some of the best ones to complete to gain Essence in every match. The weapons you acquire from Mystery Boxes will be randomized, so having a ton of Essence helps buy more guns from this loot cache.

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The locations where I found these Mystery Boxes are Zaravan Suburbs, Hadiqa Farms, Shahin Manor, and Low Town. Here are some of the Mystery Box spawns I spotted while playing Modern Warfare 3 Zombies:

While the loot is not guaranteed to be legendary, there is a chance to acquire iconic weapons like the Ray Gun from the Mystery Box. So far, I've only found uncommon and rare variant weapons with a few attachments. Various story missions like Take Up Arms involve acquiring weapons from Mystery Box and eliminating a certain number of zombies around the map; complete these missions to quickly progress through the different acts in the MWZ storyline.

Stay tuned to Pro Game Guides for more Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 content. In the meantime, head over to our article on What is the Tactical Stance in MW3?

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Dipanjan Dey started his gaming journey with Doom 2 and Contra: Legacy of War back in 1997. Naturally, he gravitated to RPGs and FPS titles like Call of Duty, Halo, and CS:GO. Dipanjan has been coverings stories and writing about video games for the past five years. For the past year, Dipanjan has been working as a Contributing Author for Pro Game Guides, covering shooter games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and CoD!

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