Modern Warfare 3 Precious Cargo mission walkthrough

Modern Warfare 3 Farah Karim wearing scarf and bandana
Credit: Activision

Modern Warfare 3 Farah Karim wearing scarf and bandana
Credit: Activision
November 6, 2023: We've updated our MW3 Precious Cargo walkthrough with everything you need to complete the mission as fast as possible.

Struggling with this particular level? Our Modern Warfare 3 Precious Cargo mission walkthrough has you covered.

Modern Warfare 3 has entered its campaign early access window and players are already working their way through the extensive mission list in addition to earning plenty of trophies and achievements along the way. Precious Cargo is the second mission of the single-player campaign and is the first Open Combat Mission, meaning there are several ways to beat this level.

But, before we start our Modern Warfare 3 Precious Cargo mission walkthrough, check out the best mouse and keyboard settings along with how to show your FPS.

Modern Warfare 3 Precious Cargo walkthrough

The mission begins with you playing as Farah following a Konni Group attack on a military base. Only equipped with a combat knife, head towards a shipping container marked with the Shadow Company logo.

Modern Warfare 3 Shadow Company shipping container with door slightly open
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Credit: Screengrab via Activision

Inside the container is a wealth of equipment ranging from armour plates, equipment, and a suppressed MTZ-556 assault rifle which is bound to come in handy as the mission progresses.

Acquire GPS trackers

The next step involves getting your hands on GPS trackers located on the huge ship that's docked in the harbour. The area is littered with Konni Group soldiers, so keep searching through the Shadow Company containers to bolster your firepower even further.

There are several ways you can access the ship to obtain the trackers. In our playthrough, we climbed to the top of the yellow vehicles that move shipping containers and parachuted straight onto the ship for an added element of surprise.

Modern Warfare 3 GPS trackers inside box placed on top of map
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Credit: Screengrab via Activision

With the trackers in your possession, it's now time to retrieve the harbour manifest.

Retrieve harbour manifest

After grabbing the trackers, head towards the second question mark on the minimap. With vehicles and all kinds of weaponry to utilise, you can choose how you want to arrive. We found a Sentry Gun and placed it onto the front of an armoured vehicle for maximum impact when clearing any Konni Group resistance from the building.

Modern Warfare 3 armoured vehicle with sentry gun placed on the front
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Credit: Screengrab via Activision

With the building now clear, head left and up the staircase located in the red room and onto the second floor. Make your way down the corridor, where you'll find the manifest located on top of a desk.

Plant the trackers

With several enemies aware of your whereabouts, it's time to plant the trackers. The first container is located on the south side of the loading bay. Head there to plant the first of two trackers.

Modern Warfare 3 shipping container suspended in air by container lift
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Credit: Screengrab via Activision

The second container is suspended by a yellow lift. Use the Ascender to utilise the handy zipline or make your way up the staircase towards the front of the container. The choice is yours. Once the tracker is planted, a cutscene will play, revealing the Konni Group managed to get hold of the missiles.

Modern Warfare 3 Precious Cargo item list

In total, there are 21 items to earn during the Precious Cargo mission. Here's what we've found so far:

  • Mosquito Drone
  • Cruise Missile
  • MTZ-556
  • WSP Swarm
  • RPK
  • 556 Icarus
  • GS Magna
  • Heartbeat Sensor
  • Experimental Gas
  • Molotov
  • Sentry Gun
  • Ascender

As we uncover more items, we'll be sure to update the list with every single item that's on offer during the level.

Mission complete! That's our full Modern Warfare 3 Precious Cargo walkthrough. As it's an Open Combat Mission, there are numerous ways to complete the tasks with your own personal flair. For more Call of Duty, check out the best MCW loadout and how to slide cancel with ease.

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