How to Fix Cyphered Tablet Not Dropping in MW3 Zombies

Check out how to deal with one of the game's most annoying bugs.

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Several Zombie missions in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 require you to collect a Cyphered Tablet in order to complete them. MW3 Zombies is filled with bugs though, so sometimes the Cyphered Tablet just won’t drop no matter what you do.

There’s no need to worry though. Even if you miss the Cyphered Tablet during an MWZ run, you still have a chance to get it on your next deployment. Here’s what to do if your Cyphered Tablet is not dropping in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies.

How to Fix Cyphered Tablet Not Dropping in MW3 Zombies

If you missed the Cyphered Tablet or can’t get it to drop for an MW3 Zombies mission, then you need to leave the match and deploy again. Once you start a new match, just retrace your steps and complete the mission objectives once again, even if they’re marked as complete.

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If you’re doing the Hands-Off mission, for example, you need to kill Mercenaries with a Sentry Gun again in order for the Cyphered Tablet to drop. If you’re working on the Bring ‘Em On quest, you need to get kills while under the effect of Frenzied Guard.

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With the way that quests work in MW3 Zombies, you should only need to kill one enemy to get a Cyphered Tablet since every enemy killed after fulfilling the criteria will net you one. That way, an entire squad will have enough Cyphered Tablets between them with some to spare if they’re questing together.

After doing that, keep your eyes peeled for the item and then just simply add it to your Rucksack once it drops. You thankfully won’t need to successfully extract the item, and your handlers should immediately contact you about your next quest once you pick it up. If the bug persists and the Cyphered Tablet still fails to drop, just be patient and keep redeploying to Urzikstan until it does.

- This article was updated on November 29th, 2023

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