CoD MW3 Zombies: How to Complete the Hands Off Mission

How to easily complete the Hands Off mission in CoD; MW3 Zombies.

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In between killing the undead, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Zombies offers unique missions and objectives to complete to collect rewards. One of these objectives involves killing hordes of enemies in creative ways in Uzbekistan. Here’s how to complete the Hands Off mission in MWZ.

How to Complete the Hands Off Mission in MWZ

There are three primary objectives you’ll need to complete in Hands Off:

  • Kill 20 zombies with the Sentry Gun.
  • Kill 20 Mercenaries with the Sentry Gun.
  • Acquiree a Cyphered Tablet.

How to Get a Sentry Gun

The first objective of the Hands Off mission is to kill 20 zombies with a unique weapon: the Sentry Gun. There are two ways to get the Sentry Gun:

  • Purchasing one from a Buy Station for 2000 Essence.
  • Earn one as part of a killstreak.

By far, the quickest and most efficient way to get the Sentry Gun is to just purchase it.

How to Kill 20 Zombies with the Sentry Gun

Once you’ve acquired one, killing 20 zombies isn’t too hard of an objective in and of itself. However, the Sentry Gun requires some patience as it mows enemies down individually and not in groups. I recommend killing zombies with the Sentry Gun by luring a bunch into a tight space, running past the Sentry Gun multiple times, and letting it do the work.

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How to Kill 10 Mercenaries with Sentry Guns

The hardest objective when it comes to completing the Hands Off mission is killing 10 Mercenaries with a Sentry Gun. As any seasoned MW3 player will tell you, Mercenaries are a pain. But there’s a way to do it without taking too much damage.

The easiest way is to go to a Mercenary Outpost, place a Sentry Gun on the back of an armored vehicle, and drive around. Alternatively, you can do this objective on foot by placing a Sentry Gun in an open area whilst taking cover. However, this will require you to move around quite a bit and will expose you to a lot of damage, so I don’t vouch for it as the most efficient method.

How to Acquire a Cyphered Tablet

The third and final objective in Hands Off is to acquire a Cyphered Tablet. Though not a hard objective in and of itself, acquiring a Cyphered Tablet is difficult due to the randomness in which one drops. A Cyphered Tablet will drop after an enemy is killed with the Sentry Gun, so be sure to scan the bodies of anyone you bring down with the weapon.

Upon completing these three objectives, you’ll be rewarded with 1500 XP and the Mayhem on Wheels calling card.

That’s how to complete the Hands Off mission in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Zombies. For more helpful MW3 guides, check out our guides on how to get Electric kills or our list of best guns to use in MWZ.

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