How to Complete Hands Off in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies

More work than necessary.

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One of the story missions in the Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is to lug around a Sentry Gun to get some kills. It is a bit more complicated than letting it fire and forget, so here is how to complete the Hands Off mission.

How to Complete Hands Off Mission in MW3 Zombies

The Hands Off mission is available for players to equip in the Tier 5 set of the Act 1 story missions. The mission has three requirements to complete:

  • Kill 20 Zombies with Sentry Guns
  • Kill 10 mercenaries with Sentry Guns
  • Acquire Cyphered Tablet

Essentially, the mission is to kill 30 enemies with a Sentry Gun. The Sentry Gun killstreak can be found in Zombies as a random reward from caches or bought from the orange or red zone Buy Stations. The Buy Stations are a better tactic since you will need at least three Sentry Guns, barring any mistakes.

Killing 20 zombies with a Sentry Gun is simple. Place the turret in a highly populated zombie area, such as at the Ex-Fil points, and lead them in front of it to be quickly done.

Killing ten mercenaries is trickier, but it can be done at Mercenaries Camps. The camps are better than strongholds because the camps are out in the open, and the sentry can track better than in hallways. Set it so it can overlook the camp, pick it up to adjust when needed, and it can be done in one to two camps if lucky.

Meanwhile, the Cyphered Tablet will drop randomly from an enemy during the mission, but the game will alert you when one has appeared on the ground. Pick it up to complete the last requirement.

Hands Off Mission Rewards in MW3 Zombies

Players will receive the Mayhem on Wheels Calling Card and an additional 1,500 XP as rewards for completing the Hands Off mission. This is the first mission of the Tier 5 set, and players will have to complete another five missions to get to the next set.

For help on other Modern Warfare 3 Zombies missions, please check out our guide on how to complete the Automated Backup mission.

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