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There is one piece of Intel in SSDD. Start your game off on the right foot by making sure you grab the laptop before moving on.
There is one laptop in the training stage. From the stairs leading down to The Pit‘s entrance. head north and locate an equipment shelf (or makeshift counter) near the base’s perimeter denoting the edge of the map. According to this illustration, there’s a bridgelayer and a watchtower that are also visible.
There are two pieces of Intel in Team Player.
Team Player Intel 1/2 ✓
You’ll find the first inside the school. Clear the second floor of enemies and follow the target Ranger. Sgt. Foley will state, “I saw one of them head into the classroom,” which is the room where the laptop is. If you need to narrow things down, check the corner classrooms once you’re on the second floor; it’ll be in the one before you exit the rear entrance of the school.
Team Player Intel 2/2 ✓
This laptop is sitting on ammo crate outside rear entrance of school, next to a taxicab.
There are three pieces of Intel in Cliffhanger.
Cliffhanger Intel 1/3 ✓
After Soap and Roach split, there is a guardtower with laptop on its catwalk. If you haven’t yet reached the mess Quonset tent (and triggered the jeep event), the objective marker should read approximately 20 meters.
Cliffhanger Intel 2/3 ✓
As you head towards MacTavish behind the hangar (after placing the C4 charge on the airstrip), check out the hangar where two orange suited technicians are working on a Mig-29. You will need to break the windows to get this laptop, so you can either take out the technicians or follow MacTavish into the building with the ACS unit. Once you (but before you take the ACS unit), you can wander back outside and the technicians will be gone.
Cliffhanger Intel 3/3 ✓
Okay, so the final laptop is on an ice field while you’re being chased by a Russian Kamov gunship (the new types are like Cobra clones and not counter-rotating) and Russian dudes gunning for you like in a bad James Bond (The Spy Who Loved Me) movie. What you want to do is locate this fence (above). This landmark is easily encountered if you stay on the right side of the course (instead of left, which is a SpecOps shortcut for the Time Trial).
Note that the distance shown here is relative — the objective marker shifts from place to place during the motor chase (meaning the distances also change) so the “1880 meters” is a guesstimate of where you will be when you first see the fence.
From that fence, you will turn left 90° and come out onto a small clearing with a conspicuous looking patch of woods in the middle of your screen. Since the compass (and mini-map) has been so helpfully removed for this section of the mission, you’re going to have to rely on landmarks to get around. Too bad for you (and us) that every damn landmark looks exactly the damn same.
The laptop is in the small woody copse, slightly on the right side. Here, you can see it above the snowmobile’s left tachometer. Simply drive over it and you will get the item (you don’t not need to hold your reload button).
There are four pieces of Intel in Takedown.
In the first area of the favella (before the fence with the rabid dog) stick to the left side as you make way to the ojective marker. There is a house (approximately 125 meters from the objective) with a fence/cage filled with junk (and is the only one in this section of the favella to have it). Inside this particular house is the laptop.
In second part of the favella (now past the fence with the rabid dog), there is a house with a ladder approximately 77 meters from the objective. This ladder leads to a room with the laptop.
From the building with laptop 2, head southwest (use compass) and through the building’s door. Outside, there is a blue building in front and a brick building to the left. The laptop (#3) is in the brick building to the left.
As you near the “Capture” blip (or where Rojas is), there’ll be a flaming car in the upper favella. Put the capture dot on the left side of the HUD and have the fiery car in front of you. Enter the building to the car’s right. There is a narrow staircase leading down to the laptop (note, if you walk around, you can also jump down to the balcony to the laptop’s room).
Wolverines has four pieces of Intel.
Wolverines Intel 1/4 ✓
The first laptop is in the Nova Gas Station office (the station next to the Joe’s Diner).
Wolverines Intel 2/4 ✓
At the Burger Town, locate the garbage cage (a brick rectangular structure with no roof) on the east side of the establishment. It will be outside the burger joint. The laptop is inside the dumpster. Note if the Russian BTR is giving you trouble, there’s a rocket launcher in the Burger Town’s kitchen. Take out the BTR if it’s interfering with your exploration.
Wolverines Intel 3/4 ✓
Have it your way inside the Taco To-Go. That place is due east of Burger Town.
Wolverines Intel 4/4 ✓
The CRB Financial building north of Nate’s Restaurant. Avoid the CASEVAC and Sgt. Foley while going there, or Russian soldiers will spawn in the bank and kill your ass. Check the online banking area for this laptop.
There are four pieces of Intel to find in Hornets Nest.
Hornets Nest Intel 1/4 ✓
Destroy the two technicals in the initial area and cross first street. Check the first house on your right as you march towards the next objective. There is a blue mini-car in the garage of this house. The laptop is in that house.
Hornets Nest Intel 2/4 ✓
At the turn in the street (past the technicals in first area), go southeast towards the chain-link fence demarking the edge of the map. There’ll be a giant ambush in a junk-filled yard. A toolshed next to the building with the Dragunov marksman has this laptop.
Hornets Nest Intel 3/4 ✓
Clear the intersection (as ordered by MacTavish) and locate Pelayo’s ice cream shop. The laptop isn’t in there, but it’s in the second floor of a residence (same building) next to it. You can locate the blue mini-car parked in front of this residence and grab the laptop on the second floor, or you can enter the ice cream shop, go to level two and continue walking west (you should still be in the interior). When you exit, the first door to your right is the residence you’re looking for.
Hornets Nest Intel 4/4 ✓
Past the marketplace, the first dust-off is waved off by MacTavish so your team can get to the rooftops. Before leaving the soccer field on the ground level, locate the flaming pick-up truck. To the left is a soccer goal and behind the goal is an open window with the laptop.
You’ll find three pieces of Intel in Exodus.
Before the Russian checkpoint at Arcadia, locate the Garden Villas Apartment Building (north side of the street). There is a small security office for the apartment complex on the street. The laptop is in that security office.
At the Arcadia sheltered community’s checkpoint (before the long covered bridge … which is really an East Coast New England thing dating back to early colonial times in the Americas), check the southern security office for this laptop.
Cross the covered bridge with the Stryker into Arcadia. The second house on the right has this laptop on its second floor. The target house is next to the one with the AA guns.
Only Easy Day Was Yesterday Intel
There are three pieces of Intel in Only Easy Day Was Yesterday.
Only Easy Day Was Yesterday 1/3 ✓
Save first room of hostages and go to deck two. In the storage room where you are warned about an enemy gunship, check the equipment rack for the laptop.
Only Easy Day Intel 2/3 ✓
After saving hostages on deck two and placing Plan-B, check the corner room near the stairs leading from second deck to third deck. The laptop is again on a storage rack.
Only Easy Day Intel 3/3 ✓
On the third level, there are stairs going up then down towards some enemies near fake (or non-interactive) weapon crates. Around this time, MacTavish or Ghost will say something about using the hallways to get around and ambush enemies. Check under the stairs in the rig’s interior for the laptop.
Before entering the prison, there are stairs going up to a control room overlooking the entry gate. Check this room for the laptop.
The Gulag Intel 2/4 ✓
Inside first prison control center after entering the castle.
Gulag Intel 3/4 ✓
After the armory ambush, go to the next gate “airlock” and check the prison office (room 327). If you rappel down, you screwed yourself. Restart the checkpoint.
Gulag Intel 4/4 ✓
In Price’s room. After meeting him, check to the breached hole’s left for this laptop. We say left because the breached entrance should be behind Roach as you play — not to the breached hole’s right as you walk around a warzone snapping pictures with a 14.2 Megapixel digital camera you bought at CostCo / Sam’s Club.
Of Their Own Accord only has two pieces of Intel.
Of Their Own Accord Intel 1/2 ✓
At the lobby elevator, stand on the corpse blocking the doors and grab laptop inside. If you go further (to the SAM site) and then return, the dead body will be gone but the blockage will still be present.
Of Their Own Accord Intel 2/2 ✓
Locate the SAM site in the Capitol building. A corner room next to a copy machine has an enemy hiding inside (and shooting) with this laptop.
There are three pieces of Intel in Contingency.
Contingency Intel 1/3 ✓
After fleeing the BTRs, Price will say “Three man patrol, take them out or leave them be.” There is a camouflage netting near where the three man patrol is. You can grab the laptop without alerting anyone, just move slow and stay out of sight.
Contingency Intel 2/3 ✓
At the sub-pen (after blasting the place with a Predator missile) hug the left side of the map edge and look for “Building 33” (note there are multiple such buildings in the base). The laptop is inside. If you’ve been messing around with the SpecOps mission “Sniper Fi“, this is the same building you defend in that mission (except it has no interior in SpecOps).
Contingency Intel 3/3 ✓
From the building with laptop #2, head northwest and check the corner of the helipad where the gunship was idling. You may recognize it from the Predator strike (or worse yet … from SpecOps; this is the rooftop where all those guys go up to so they can attack your defence point).
Whiskey Hotel only has two pieces of Intel.
Whiskey Hotel Intel 1/2 ✓
As soon as Corporal Dunn shoots open the door in the west wing, follow him and stick to the left wall. The laptop is on a black sofa in a roomful of enemies.
Whiskey Hotel Intel 2/2 ✓
At the 30 second mark (use the radio transmissions to determine where you are), you’ll likely be at the top of some stairs in a small yellow room. A small bureau in this room has the laptop on it. Note if you move further towards the objective, you should see Sgt. Foley pull out his green flares and head to the roof.
You’ll need to hunt down three pieces of Intel in Loose Ends.
Loose Ends Intel 1/3 ✓
Southwest of the cabin is a boathouse near the lake. The laptop is next to the fake netbook.
Loose Ends Intel 2/3 ✓
Inside the basement weapons cache — the one cache with the ammo refill box.
Loose Ends Intel 3/3 ✓
The upstairs bedroom overlooking the two parked jeeps.
Enemy of My Enemy has two pieces of Intel.
Enemy of My Enemy Intel 1/2 ✓
From where the mission starts, drop down and check plane wreck next to your starting wreck. The laptop is in cockpit.
Enemy of My Enemy 2/2 ✓
As you near Price’s ride, you will see a wreckage of a jumbo jet with its nose pointed towards you. You should be heading west across a wide road (check your mini-map). Note that this road is occasionally patrolled by light armor. Head into this wreck for the laptop (there may also be an occasional checkpoint, if Price keeps talking to Nicolai).
Just Like Old Times Intel 1/4 ✓
Once inside the first cave, kill the lone guard who is smoking and go towards the area Price says, “That area is filled with hostiles, stay left.” There’s a laptop just down the tunnel you can grab without causing an alert.
Just Like Old Times Intel 2/4 ✓
When the room goes dark and a squad of enemies come into the area with laser pointers, there is a small alcove by the door leading to the cliffside. Check it for the laptop.
Just Like Old Times Intel 3/4 ✓
At the smoke screen ambush near the ammo crate, go towards the northwestern direction into a small cave with some more weapons and the laptop. You can easily grab this after the ambush and before you breach the door to the control center.
Just Like Old Times Intel 4/4 ✓
On the table with explosives across from the door override. If you’re looking at the two timers, it’s near the table by the left timer screen.
You’ll finish of Modern Warfare 2’s campaign with one piece of Intel in the final mission.
On the dock. By the raft. Near the warehouse. At 8 o’clock. In Pasadena. P.S. Bring the pimp cane.