Modern Warfare 3’s open-world Zombies mode includes a rewarding throwback to one of Call of Duty’s biggest memes. Here’s how you can “Press F to Tribute” and also save your weapon upgrades for your next zombie match.
There is a secret tomb that you can interact with, but it is in the high-threat danger zone of the map. The burial site is just southwest of the old town, on top of the castle, as shown in the screenshot below.
The safest and easiest way to reach this location is to find a redeployed drone nearby. You can soar into the sky and parachute to the grave. If you choose to head straight into the high-threat zone, you either want to be really equipped with all the essentials to survive in the zone, like a 3-plate vest, perks like Stamin-Up and Juggernog, and double or Triple Pack-a-Punched Weapons.
The grave is marked by a collection of weapons protruding from the ground. This grave site is a callback to 2014’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, where you had the option to interact during a funeral cutscene, allowing you to pay your respects by pressing a button to touch a soldier’s coffin . Maybe you just want to visit and pay homage to the meme, but you can also get weapon upgrades for your next match. Either way, you’ll want to make sure you have the right gun on hand when you visit.
Interacting with the tomb will reward you with by removing your active weapon of all its upgrades and giving you the hardware needed to upgrade again. This may seem counterproductive, and it can be, but saving this visit for the latter part of your match can be beneficial.
Zombie matches do not allow you to maintain your weapon rarity or Pack-a-Punch levels. You lose all of this when you exfiltrate, returning your weapons to their base rarity level. This makes it strategic to visit the tomb and remove one of your Pack-a-Punched weapons, so you can at least have materials to upgrade again in the next match.
This resource recovery method is useful, but you you don’t always get the exact quality of materials returned to you. For example: You could have a rare gold gun that is fully Pack-a-Punched, but only be rewarded with materials to get a rare blue gun with a single or double Pack-a-Punched upgrade.
However, it is better to keep something than to lose everything. If you’re showing up just for the meme, don’t actively keep your best weapon in your hands when paying your respects. Additional rewards can also include items like an Elemental Pop perk.
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