How to get a Sentry Gun in MW3 Zombies

How to get a Sentry Gun in MW3 Zombies
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Written by 

Hritwik Raj


15th Nov 2023 09:42

Modern Warfare 3 Zombies is a challenging game mode. Even though there is no PvP, Urzikstan is filled with Mercenaries and zombies, including elite ones, who can easily overwhelm you, even in open areas, and take you out. To survive in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies, you must make use of utility items, lethal equipment, and special aid in the form of Killstreaks and Field Upgrades

The Sentry Gun is an automated weapon that fires incendiary-based rounds and is one of the best Killstreaks in the game. It can shimmer down the numbers and increase your survivability in the Zombies game mode, especially in higher tier zones.

So, keep reading as we share details on how you can get and use a Sentry Gun in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies.

How to get a Sentry Gun in MW3 Zombies

MW3 Zombies Sentry Gun
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In Modern Warfare 3 Zombies, you can get a Sentry Gun by purchasing it for 2,000 Essence at any Buy Stations in Tier 2 and Tier 3 zones. This is the most definite way of obtaining the Sentry Gun in the game. 

Apart from that, you can also obtain the Sentry Gun from the Loot Boxes, Large Merc Cache, Aether Cache, Lockers, Duffle Bags, and other containers you find all around Urzikstan. 

During our playthrough, we often found Sentry Gun and the Mortar Strike Killstreak in the regular Cache found around the game map, including the Tier 1 zone. 

MW3 Zombies Killstreaks can be found in Cache
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So, while you are making your way to accumulate that 2000 Essence for buying the Sentry Gun, try to loot around the area. If you are lucky, you may find the Sentry Gun from Cache, saving you those Essence that you can use to get other useful items. 

How to use the Sentry Gun

MW3 Zombies Using Sentry Gun
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To use the Sentry Gun in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies, you must press the Killstreak key, which is '3' on PC by default. On PlayStation and Xbox, you can simply check the Sentry Gun icon that appears on the bottom right side of the game screen and press the corresponding button on your controller.

Once you do that, you will enter the placement mode, having the Sentry Gun in your hand and ready to place at your desired location with the press of the Primary Fire button, which on PC is 'LMB,' on PlayStation is, 'R2' and on Xbox is 'RT.' 

MW3 Sentry Gun Use
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After you have placed the Sentry Gun, you move it to a different location by pressing the 'F' key and then placing it again using the Primary Fire key. 

That concludes our guide on how to get Sentry Gun in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies. While you are here, check out the full MW3 campaign missions list and our slide-cancelling explainer.

Hritwik has been writing about video games, manga, and anime for more than 8 years. Some of his favourite games include The Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76, Apex Legends, Genshin Impact, and the Souls series.

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