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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

Essence Of Aether Map Guide for MW3 Zombies

Craig Robinson

As you progress deeper into the storyline of the new MW3 Zombie mode, players are tasked to do more scouring tasks. One of the more troublesome of the lot is the Essence of Aether, requiring you to go hunting for vats of Aether around the area, all the while avoiding monsters and mercs alike. To help you through this process, we have made this map to guide you with the Essence of Aether mission MW3 Zombies mode.

A guide on how to complete the Essence of Aether in MW3 Zombies, requiring you to find the vats of Aether across the Exclusion Zone.

Essence of Aether Locations in MW3 Zombies

You need to find three locations to complete the Essence of Aether Locations in MW3 Zombies.

  1. Essence Sample from the container in Hamza Bazaar
  2. Essence Sample from the container in Rostova Shopping District
  3. Essence Sample from the container in Quadri Shopping Center in Zaravan City.

Each of these areas resembles a POI area in the game that you can visit. To assist with these locations, we have provided a map with the relevant numbers on the map corresponding with the numbers above.

A map detailing the locations of the Essence of Aether objectives in MW3 Zombies mode.

You will find the number and an arrow pointing to the map’s exact location. They will always be inside buildings, so make sure you check indoors. You’ll often find them propped up on furniture, such as tables. Simply walk up to them and interact with the objects to tick off the objective, and complete the Essence of Aether mission in MW3 Zombies mode.

Remember that you need to do a bit of cross-country adventuring if you intend to find all three in the same sitting. We recommend grabbing a vehicle as soon as possible, keeping it fueled, and traveling, avoiding the Mercenary Convoys. Make sure to visit gas stations and fuel up, keep those tires repaired, and avoid splattering too many zombies not to break the vehicle. Once you have all three, proceed with however much time you have left on your mission timer or extract to get the next mission selected and ready to go. These are the best tips we can give you for completing the Essence of Aether in MW3 Zombies mode.

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  • Publisher
    Activision Blizzard
  • Platforms,
    PS4, PS5, Steam, XB One, XB X|S
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    2 November 2023
  • Last Updated
    1 December 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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