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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

Where to Find Mimics in MW3 Zombies

Craig Robinson

Mimics is one of the special Zombie types in MW3 and these creatures are powerful foes. However, Specials are rarer creatures you only tend to see while taking higher-risk activities. If you’re hunting them down to camo challenges or perhaps need them for daily tasks or story missions, here’s where to find Mimics in MW3 Zombies.

A guide on how to find and Kill Mimics in MW3 Zombies.

Mimic Locations in MW3 Zombies

To find Mimics in MW3’s Zombies mode, you will typically catch them in the following locations:

  1. Randomly selected in HVT Contract Missions
  2. Inside Aether Nests
  3. Infected Strongholds
  4. Story missions, such as Dr Jansen’s Location

To elaborate further, you can sometimes find them as the HVT in Contract Missions, where you need to find and kill a creature. They are typically Manglers, or they are Mimics. This accounts for the Low Threat area, with more specials becoming available in medium-threat areas, such as Disciples. So, stick to Low Threat Contracts and get them there.

In addition, Mimic locations are known to spawn inside Aether Nests and Infested Strongholds. Like the HVT Contracts, you are not always guaranteed one, but they certainly are fairly common. The bigger the Aether Nest or Stronghold, the better the chances and outcomes are of getting them. If you need to get in to Strongholds, you can go and kill a Mercenary Convoy, or you can buy a Keycard from Low Threat stores for 200 Aether.

The only other suggestion we have is that you can find them in certain higher-profile levels. The Dr Jansen location and coordinates level is one such example that players can find Mimics in. Albeit those missions present themselves very rarely. But, it is worth noting if you have one you need to do and have a Mimic challenge ahead of you too.

How to Kill a Mimic in MW3 Zombies

Aim for the mouth of the creature to hit the Critical Zone of the Mimic.

When fighting a Mimic, there are a few attacks you need to be wary of. The first is their lunge attack, which will grab you, and bite you for a large chunk of your heart or still shred plates if you have them. They also have a ranged attack to fire energy blasts at you. They can also do a heavy melee attack too, but that’s only if you’re really close. General tips to fight them is to kite them around obstacles so they never have line of sight for their grab attack, and they can always path towards you to never fire their explosive energy blast at you.

It is worth mentioning that the weak spot in Mimics is their mouth. Always kite them the best you can, and when you have distance, unload round into their mouth to kill them as fast as you can. This is more applicable when fighting Higher Tier Mimic enemies or the HVT, lower-tier Mimics when you have equal or better weapons drop fairly fast, so you can typically kill them with your Field Upgrade or a magazine.

And there you have it; you now know how to find and kill Mimics in MW3.

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    Activision Blizzard
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    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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