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MW3 Zombies Frost Damage Explained

Craig Robinson

MW3 Zombies has a few strange types of challenges that players can participate in. Some of these are required for the Act 1-3 tasks, while others are needed for camo grinds. One of the examples is the Frost damage type, which requires frost damage modifications to kill zombies out in the exclusion zone. Here’s a closer look at the Frost damage in MW3 Zombies and everything you need to know about it.

How to Get and Use Frost Damage in MW3

Chill your enemies using Cryo Frost Damage in Modern Warfare 3's Zombies, useful for CC elites, special and hordes alike!

For the most part, you will find Frost Damage to be ammo modifiers on your weapons. You will get rewards as you progress through a variety of Aether rewards on the map, to stronghold clearouts, or contract completion. Sometimes, these rewards have a chance to contain Frost Damage-related ammo upgrades on your gun, simply called Cryo Freeze Ammo Mod. Simply equip the Cryo Freeze Ammo Mod, and the weapon you have equipped at the time will get a new weapon damage effect. Think of it similar to ammunition changes in Multiplayer and applying Incendiary.

Furthermore, players can also bring a bit of Frost damage via the pre-lobby MWZ loadouts section. A Field Upgrade called Frost Blast offers an occasional chance to deploy a device that damages enemies and applies slow effects to enemies.

The other method of acquiring the Frost Damage weapon effect is via the random elemental damage perk. This grants you one of the various damage modifiers, which can result in Frost Damage getting added to the weapon.

If you’re looking for a more permanent method of applying Freeze, then you need the Cryo Freeze Formula. When you get this formula, you then need to extract from the map, and then you can craft the ammo type in your gear menu in a pre-game lobby. From here, you can auto-craft the item, and then apply it to your gun when you want to use it. This will make farming those Frost-kill challenges much easier. Once again, these are random rewards from completing contracts and other PVE objectives in game.

When you have applied Frost Damage to a weapon, you will find your bullets inflict a crippling type effect on an enemy, slowing them down. In some instances, you may even outright freeze an enemy in place, adding solid control to your build.

These methods will be important methods of getting frost kills in Zombies. Sometimes, you must do it for daily challenges, while other weapons require frost kills to unlock camos.

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    2 November 2023
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Modern Warfare 3 is the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise and was developed by both Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games. It features reimagined maps from the original MW2 which was released back in 2009. This guide for MW3 contains the following:

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