How to Pack a Punch to Level 2 and 3 in MW3 Zombies

Here's how you can reach level 2 Pack a Punch in MW3.

by Christian Bognar
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Pack-a-Punch is one of the best ways to make your build stronger during a Modern Warfare 3 Zombies match, and it should be your ultimate goal to reach levels 2 and 3 to help with survival. This guide will explain how you can reach level 2 Pack-a-Punch in MW3 Zombies.

How to Reach Level 2 Pack a Punch in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies

There are three levels of Pack-a-Punch in Modern Warfare 3 Zombies. Level 1 costs 5,000 Essence, level 2 costs 10,000, while level 3 costs a whopping 15,000 Essence.

To reach level 2 of Pack-a-Punch in MW3, a player must first level up their Pack-a-Punch to level 1 in a Low Threat Zone and then level it again in a Medium Threat Zone. Pack-a-Punch can only be raised to level two in a Medium Threat Zone, and a player can not skip level 1. In other words, it will cost players 15,000 Essence to reach level 2 Pack-a-Punch (5,000 for level 1 and 10,000 for level 2). Players are only allowed to upgrade their guns once per threat area.

If a player wishes to upgrade their gun to level 3 Pack-a-Punch, they can enter a High Threat Area and spend an additional 15,000 at the Pack-a-Punch machine. Additionally, they must first upgrade their guns to level 1 and level 2.

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Where to Find Pack-a-Punch Machines in MW3 Zombies

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Pack-a-Punch machines are scattered across the entire maps of zombies and can be found by looking at your in-game map. Pack-a-punch machines are represented by machine icons on the map — use the image attached for reference.

It is recommended to upgrade all of your guns before moving onto a higher threat area, considering the enemies get much more difficult in these locations. The best way to do this is to kill as many zombies as possible in a low-threat area, gather enough essence to upgrade your guns to level 1 Pack-a-Punch, and then move on to the medium-threat area when you feel comfortable.

- This article was updated on November 17th, 2023

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Christian has been a writer of Attack of the Fanboy for over a year and has covered Shadows of Rose, Lords of the Fallen, Remnant 2, Lies of P, and more; his favorite genre is Survival Horror. He has a business degree but felt the need to take his love for video games to the gaming community. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially Always Sunny Podcast and Morbid True Crime.