With the Helo Hat Trick achievement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, variety is the spice of life thanks to armament options. In the Reactor mission, you’re tasked with destroying 3 helicopters, but this achievement incentivizes taking them out in style, and here’s how you can do it!
All Armaments in Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) Reactor for the Helo Hat Trick Achievement
There are 8 different armaments available on the Reactor map in Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) of which you’ll need to use 3 4 to pull off the Helo Hat Trick. The 4 best armaments are the Stealth Bomber, Bomb Drone, Mortar Strike, and Cruise Missile.
To achieve this, you’ll need to destroy 1 of each of the 3 helicopter targets with a different armament (or killstreak). All of the armaments on the map are listed below:
- Bomb Drone
- Cruise Missile
- Mortar Strike
- Precision Airstrike
- SAM Turret
- Stealth Bomber
- VTOL Jet
You can find them scattered across the map, as shown here:
How to Get the Helo Hat Trick Achievement in Modern Warfare 3
A tried-and-true method I recommend and have been able to repeat is taking the following steps:
Step 1: Deploy and Grab Stealth Bomber on the Northwest Rooftop
Scope out the westernmost helicopter, but don’t use it just yet; go east from here to a small building to the east of the helicopter.
Step 2: Find the Building With the Bomb Drone, Then Use Stealth Bomber and Bomb Drone to Destroy Helicopter 2
The Stealth Bomber is mighty when you set a good path for it, but it’s oddly not as strong at destroying helicopters as you’d think, and the Bomb Drone you get here is essentially a double-tap. Once this is finished, go west to a larger rooftop, and use the Ascender to save time.
Step 3: Go West and Grab Mortar Strike to Destroy Southeast Helicopter
This one is my favorite, where you pick up the Mortar Strike and, while still standing on the roof, look east for the orange smoke in the distance.
There’s your helicopter, and you can ping it with your Mortar Strike from here, instantly destroying it. It’s allegedly not very strong, but the helicopter is destroyed after one barrage. From here go northeast, just past the center of the map on the ground level.
Step 4: Go Northeast to Grab the Cruise Missile to Destroy Northeast Helicopter
The most dramatic of the three, this one requires you to make a mad dash to an open area where the Cruise Missile killstreak is placed. Don’t forget to set the difficulties lower if you wish to achieve this achievement without the hassle.
Once you arm the Cruise Missile, you’ll need to aim for the orange smoke where you’ll see the helicopter as it descends. You’ll blow it up, and get your achievement.
- This article was updated on November 3rd, 2023