How to Find & Use Mystery Box in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies

It could even be a boat.

Modern Warfare 3 Zombies Mystery box feature
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has brought back the series’ Zombies mode with a twist on its DMZ mode from Warzone. While this Zombies mode may be a new experience in the franchise, the old Mystery Box is still around and is more accessible than ever.

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How to Find the Mystery Box in MW3 Zombies

The Mystery Box in previous Call of Duty games used to be a mystery, appearing at random parts of the map or unlocked through special means. The Zombies mode in Modern Warfare 3 gets rid of the small enclosed maps in favor of the open world of Urzikstan.

So, the Mystery Box can be found directly on the map. Its icon is of an open chest with a giant question mark. There will be several boxes on the map in random locations, but they may not be there for the entire game.

How to Use the Mystery Box in MW3 Zombies

The Mystery Box costs 950 Essence, which is the in-game currency. Essence can be earned by completing contracts and killing zombies. The box will cycle through an armory of guns, and players will receive a random gun that may include a rarity and some attachments. One of the weapons can even be the much-favored Ray Gun.

Players can continue to draw weapons from the box if they have enough money, but there are a limited number of uses per box. Once depleted, the Mystery Box will disappear for the rest of the game. However, players can travel to another Mystery Box on the map and continue drawing weapons until it too is used up.

For more Modern Warfare 3 Zombies help, check out how to find and use the Pack-a-Punch machine.

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