Zombie soldier in MW3 season two Horde Hunt opening
Screenshot by Dot Esports

What is Cursed Ammo in MW3?

It's cursed for a reason.

As zombies fill Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer modes for season two, the hunt for exclusive cosmetic items begins—and several unlocks require the use of Cursed Ammo.

Recommended Videos

If you’re wondering what Cursed Ammo is, what it does, and how to get it in MW3, here is everything we know about this unique item.

What is Cursed Ammo in MW3?

Featured Zombies Horde Hunt challenges in MW3
A cosmetic item or a new field upgrade? Screenshot by Dot Esports

Cursed Ammo is an exclusive Munitions Box in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and is part of the Horde Hunt limited-time event. Each week of the Horde Hunt event includes different Featured Zombies challenges, each with a unique cosmetic reward. These are:

  • Base Zombies: Epic Aether Tool
  • Armored Zombies: Tiny Screams Charm
  • Hellhounds: Dogs of Hell Calling Card
  • Mimics: Cursed Ammo

You need to collect 200 Mimic skulls and bones to unlock the Cursed Ammo Munitions Box. The road to unlocking this Munitions Box, the third cosmetic item, is a challenging and somewhat tedious one, especially when you learn what Cursed Ammo is.

Best way to farm Mimic skulls in MW3

We’ve found that the fastest way to get Mimic skulls in MW3 is by playing Hordepoint mode. Mimics spawn constantly in Hordepoint, and all you need to do is damage them and have you or a player on your team pick up the skull that it drops for it to count towards your progress.

What does Cursed Ammo do in MW3?

The hard truth is that Cursed Ammo simply acts as a cosmetic item in MW3. It doesn’t add any new effect to the Munitions Box outside of a visual change to the box itself. It’s one of a variety of cosmetic items now available for equipment, grenades, and Field Upgrades.

How to get Cursed Ammo in MW3

Hordepoint: Mimic Mania in MW3
Farm Mimic skulls in Hordepoint. Screenshot by Dot Esports

The only way to unlock Cursed Ammo is to kill Mimics or find their bones inside chests. You need to collect 200 Mimic skulls and bones, achieved primarily by killing these elite zombies.

The best way to collect Mimic parts is through the Mimic Mania Hordepoint. These Mimics have a high health pool, making the time-to-kill with standard loadout weapons incredibly long. Make sure to pick up pack-a-punched weapons at the Hardpoint in Hordepoint mode to kill Mimics quicker.

Tip:

MWZ is a slower Mimic farm than the other modes. Play Hordepoint or even try Resurgence mode to find the skulls you need.

You have better luck killing Mimics in tier one Infected Strongholds or bounty contracts in Modern Warfare 3: Zombies. However, it takes longer to complete the Cursed Ammo challenge using this method. Alternatively, you can find Mimic bones by looting countless Warzone chests.

Zombie horde in MW3 Horde Hunt opening for season two
Look out for Mimics in Hordepoint, MWZ, or find skulls in Warzone chests. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Elite zombies spawn frequently in Mimic Mania Hordepoint, making it the best option for those grinding this challenge. Be mindful that multiple bone drops won’t spawn after killing a Mimic, meaning that obtaining these during a match works on a first-come, first-served basis. If you kill a Mimic and someone else picks up your Mimic drop, you’ll have to kill yet another elite zombie to claim its bones.


Dot Esports is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Call of Duty: Mobile redeem codes (April 2024)
Read Article The best Holger 556 loadout and class setup in MW3
A screenshot of the Holger 556 AR in MW3.
Read Article How to get and use Scatter Mines in MW3
Makarov and a wolf man in MW3 season 3
Related Content
Read Article Call of Duty: Mobile redeem codes (April 2024)
Read Article The best Holger 556 loadout and class setup in MW3
A screenshot of the Holger 556 AR in MW3.
Read Article How to get and use Scatter Mines in MW3
Makarov and a wolf man in MW3 season 3
Author
Hadley Vincent
Writer for Dot since Oct. 2023. Just a Psychology graduate trying to find the meaning of life through gaming. An enthusiast of indie horror and anime, where you'll often find them obsessing over a great narrative and even better twists that'd make M. Night jealous. Their shocking twist? They think The Last of Us II is a masterpiece.
Author
Scott Duwe
Staff Writer & Call of Duty lead. Professional writer for over 10 years. Lover of all things Marvel, Destiny 2, Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, and more. Previous bylines include PC Gamer, Red Bull Esports, Fanbyte, and Esports Nation. DogDad to Yogi the Corgi, sports fan (NY Yankees, NY Jets, NY Rangers, NY Knicks), Paramore fanatic, cardio enthusiast.