Mercenary Convoy in Modern Warfare 3
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How to Find & Destroy Mercenary Convoy in MW3 Zombies

Show the enemy no mercy.

The Tier 2 mission, Interceptor, continues on the undead adventures of Operation Deadbolt, requiring you to take down a fleet of vehicles. We’re here to help you with this elimination by showing you how to find and destroy the Mercenary Convoy in MW3 Zombies.

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Where to Find Mercenary Convoy in MW3 Zombies

The Mercenary Convoy randomly spawns on the map, but it can generally be found driving near the main highway, where the Medium Threat Zone begins (red line as shown below.) Your best bet is Zaravan Suburbs around the 10 to 20-minute time mark. This appears to be a frequent spawn point. Just grab a vehicle and keep driving around the zone’s edge until you find it.

Once you are close to a convoy, Dobbs will notify you via comms that vehicles are approaching and that it’s “a good day for an ambush.” Now, the main thing you must look out for is three red-colored cars on the map. They will appear close to you, so be ready for action.

Mercenary Convoy Route in MW3 Zombies
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Mercenary Convoy on MWZ Tac-Map
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With all of the above in mind, I recommend sticking around Zaravan Suburbs during the later stages of your session. Remember that Dobbs will notify you once a convoy enters your vicinity. It’s also an excellent idea to join a squad for this quest, as it can be challenging to do it solo.

You don’t necessarily have to get a vehicle for this MW3 Zombies mission, though having one makes it much more manageable. The convoy will nevertheless stop once you start shooting at them. At least, that’s what happened with my team.

If you still haven’t found the Mercenary Convoy, you may need to drive along the main highway for them to spawn. The area around the Mercenary Camp is also a good place. If you had no luck finding it, try again in another round to hopefully get a better result.

How to Destroy Mercenary Convoy in MW3 Zombies

To destroy the Mercenary Convoy in MW3 Zombies, you must get rid of all the enemies within the three cars and the vehicles as well. Simply shooting at them with an AR until they’ve been demolished worked for me. On the other hand, bringing a rocket launcher could trivialize the whole encounter. Ultimately, it’s your choice.

Mercenary Convoy Battle in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies
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It will be an intense battle filled with zombies and mercenaries because it is in the Medium Threat zone areas. I suggest Pack-a-Punching your weapons and having suitable gear beforehand to withstand the brutal attacks.

Keep shooting as long as you see the gear icon while shooting the vehicles. Each shot will get you closer to destroying the Mercenary Convoy. Once you finish that, the Interceptor mission’s last essential item will spawn.

How to Collect a Stronghold Keycard Dropped by Mercenary Convoy

Make sure your inventory isn’t full before picking up the keycard! Some players have reported a glitch where picking up the keycard didn’t count for them at all. This is one of the most likely causes.

You can find the Stronghold Keycard by looking around the destroyed Mercenary Convoy. It will be on the last guard you killed. If the Destroy Mercenary Convoy objective is still active, keep shooting the vehicles until they are completely destroyed.

Stronghold Keycard dropped by Mercenary Convoy in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies
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If you’ve done everything listed above and still haven’t completed the mission, there is nothing you can do but replay it. Unfortunately, a few users have indicated that it has taken them several tries for it to work, so do bear that in mind. Hopefully, Activision will eventually fix the issue in one of the upcoming patches.

That covers everything you need to know about how to find and destroy the Mercenary Convoy in MW3 Zombies. For more help, be sure to check out our How to Use Inhibitors to Help Destroy Spores guide or explore any of the relevant links below.


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