What Are Special Zombies in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3?

Abhimannu Das
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What Are Special Zombies in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3?


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 features special zombies that can spawn on rare occasions to spice up your experience.
There are currently three types of special zombies that can spawn in the game.

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Special Zombies are unique, more challenging enemy types you encounter alongside the regular hordes. They act as mini-bosses, possessing distinct abilities and requiring specific strategies to take down. If you are not sure how you can beat these dangerous zombies, our guide has you sorted. Our guide will go over every special zombie in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and how you can beat them.

All Special Zombies in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3


Description: Blends in with the environment, mimicking objects like barrels, boxes, or even weapons. Be wary of seemingly out-of-place objects!

  • Abilities: Explodes when shot, releasing smaller zombie crawlers. Can teleport short distances.

  • Weaknesses: Headshots deal bonus damage. Explosive weapons can reveal Mimics hiding within objects.


Description: Large, hulking zombie with a cybernetic arm that shoots electrical blasts

  • Abilities: Throws grenades, charges at players, and unleashes powerful electrical attacks from its arm.

  • Weaknesses: Focus on destroying the cybernetic arm to disable its electrical attacks. Explosive weapons and shotguns are effective.


Description: Spectral figure that floats above the ground, summoning and healing other zombies.

  • Abilities: Can resurrect fallen zombies, create shockwaves that push players back, and teleport short distances.

  • Weaknesses: Prioritize taking down the Disciple before focusing on other zombies. Use weapons that deal electrical damage to disrupt its abilities.

How Does The Zombies Mode Work in Modern Warfare 3?

  • 45-minute timer: Matches have a 45-minute countdown, with the final 15 minutes dedicated to exfiltration. Players need to reach the exfil zone within this window to escape.

  • Zones: The map is divided into three zones with increasing difficulty levels (Low, Medium, High). As you progress, tougher zombies and more challenging objectives emerge.

  • Contracts and Essence: Earning "Essence" is crucial for buying weapons, perks, and upgrades. You can acquire it through contracts, looting, and eliminating zombies.

  • Dynamic Mystery Box: The Mystery Box improves its loot pool over time, offering progressively better weapons as the match progresses.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.