MW3 Zombies Big Bounty Locations: Disciple, Mangler, and Mimic

School the Disciple in MW3 Zombies!

by J.R. Waugh
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Zombies features some intense special zombie encounters you can use to gain Essence. But when completing the Bounty Hunter mission in MW3 Zombies, players might be wondering where the Disciple, Mangler, and Mimic contracts are.

Disciple Big Bounty Contract Locations in MW3 Zombies

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By far the trickiest of the three is the Disciple Big Bounty contract in MW3 Zombies when completing the Bounty Hunter mission. You will find Disciple contracts in Threat Zone 2 (the orange zone), and they’ll be more resilient Disciples than usual.

This means you’ll need to break the armor it has on its head with extra-precise shots, and you should consider Brain Rot or Shatter Blast ammunition to deal with the zombie hordes.

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If you prolong a fight enough in the orange zone, I’ve noticed it’ll warp out to an area in Threat Zone 1, and potentially glitch out of the map and die — completing the contract for you. While you can’t count on this glitch, you can get rid of zombies around it so it doesn’t empower them, and then aim for the head and you’ll eventually wear it down.

Mangler Big Bounty Contract Locations in MW3 Zombies

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Mangler Big Bounty contracts, by contrast, are commonly found in Threat Zone 1. You’ll know which enemy you’ll be hunting on the left side of the HUD as soon as you accept the contract. Generally, avoid Tier 3 unless you’re farming for rewards or schematics.

Mimic Big Bounty Contract Locations in MW3 Zombies

Mimics are interchangeably found along with Mangler bounties in Threat Zone 1. Mimics are also arguably the easiest of the three types of Big Bounty contracts to tackle solo, but we still preach caution if you’ve got a minimal loadout. You can retreat as necessary to get ammo and find weapons to put these monsters down.

How to Complete the Bounty Hunter Mission in MWZ

To complete the Bounty Hunter mission in MW3 Zombies, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Complete a Big Bounty Contract for a Mangler
  • Complete a Big Bounty Contract for a Disciple
  • Complete a Big Bounty Contract for a Mimic

Mangler and Mimic contracts are random on Bounty contracts in Threat Zone 1, so start there. Once you do, you’ll likely have enough strong gear and potentially some Pack-a-Punch weaponry to bring the pain to a Disciple. Once you do, you’ll receive an acquisition of the Dead Wire ammo mod and 2000 XP as a reward, and progress toward completing Act 2 in MW3 Zombies’ story!

- This article was updated on November 22nd, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a Staff Writer with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. is streaming his favorite RPGs and other forgotten gems.