In four of the tier 5 missions of Operation Deadbolt in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Zombies, players will need to acquire a Cyphered Tablet. In addition to the other required objectives for Hands Off, Blasted, Bring Em On, and Nest Wrecker, players will need to pick up the Cyphered Tablet dropped by one of the enemies slain during the completion of the other mission objectives.
If the tablet despawns before it can be acquired, players may find themselves stuck with the current mission only partially completed. Thankfully, all hope is not lost, but players will need to put in a little extra effort to get their hands on the required Cyphered Tablet.
How To Respawn A Cyphered Tablet
If players find themselves in a position where all other objectives for a mission are complete except for acquiring the Cyphered Tablet, they should stop and evaluate the nearby area. If other objectives were just recently completed, the Cyphered Tablet may be littered on the ground somewhere close by.
Players should receive an indicator on their HUD when the tablet drops (on the middle-left of the screen where the kill feed is displayed). When players see the indicator that the Cyphered Tablet has dropped, they should check the area where the last enemy was killed, and the tablet should be found. If a tablet does not spawn or if players are distracted by other nearby enemies and cannot acquire the tablet before it despawns, they will have to repeat the previous mission objective until the tablet appears.
If there is more than one other objective, players will have to focus on the objective immediately before Acquire a Cyphered Tablet. For example, if players are working on the Hands Off mission (requiring 20 Zombie kills with Sentry Guns and 10 Mercenary kills with Sentry Guns) and both of the first two objectives are completed with no tablet collected, they should deploy into a new game and use a Sentry Gun to kill a Mercenary.
As the objective immediately before Acquire a Cyphered Tablet, the first Mercenary killed will drop a cyphered tablet, allowing players to complete the mission. Players cannot extract a Sentry Gun stowed in their rucksack; armaments do not count as acquisitions, but they can have a sentry gun equipped to their operator that can be carried into a new deployment.
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