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Truck: "So what's the game plan?"
Sandman: "Same as before. Burn the jammer, kill the bad guys."
Grinch: "I like it."
— Truck, Sandman and Grinch during "Black Tuesday".

"Black Tuesday"[1] is the second mission of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.[2] The player takes control of Derek "Frost" Westbrook, a Delta Force operator in New York. The objective of the mission is to destroy a Russian radio/microwave jammer placed on the Stock Exchange. Once the jammer is destroyed, the player will be extracted by a Black Hawk and must duel against Russian helicopters to reach New York Harbor, the location of the next mission.

Characters

Plot

The level begins with the player, Sgt. Derek "Frost" Westbrook, and Sandman climbing from the wreckage of an overturned Humvee in Manhattan. They emerge to find themselves and a friendly Stryker battalion under attack from Russian infantry and vehicles. The battalion fights their way up the street, past heavy resistance, and meet up with a convoy of Strykers at the corner of Exchange and Broadway.

Frost, Sandman, and the convoy are then ambushed by a Mi-24 at an enemy roadblock, forcing the team of Deltas to circumnavigate the road block and enter another building. After they clear the shop and alley, they meet with Grizzly and his team of Deltas, as they fight in front of the Stock Exchange.

As the team reaches the New York Stock Exchange, they fight their way through the trade floor and take a service ladder to the roof. Using thermite, Frost destroys the radio jammer on the roof, restoring radio communications to friendly forces. They then come under attack from enemy forces positioned on some nearby rooftops.

Frost uses guided missiles from a Predator Drone to neutralize the enemy troops on the roof, as well as an enemy gunship that arrives to provide support for the enemies. A Black Hawk then flies in to extract the team, but they are pursued by several Hinds through the Downtown Manhattan airspace. Frost, manning a minigun, destroys several gunships. At a nearby construction site, as Frost destroys one of them, Delta team's Black Hawk crashes into the scaffolding. The impact causes the Black Hawk to spin out of control, having Frost nearly thrown out of the cabin. The pilot eventually regains control of the helicopter and the team is briefed while proceeding to their next mission in New York Harbor.

Video Walkthrough

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Weapon Loadout

Starting Weaponry

Found in Level

The following weapons can be found with and without attachments:

Transcript

Main article: Black Tuesday/Transcript

Achievements/Trophies

Too Big to Fail (10 Gamerscore/ Bronze Trophy 15px) - Complete "Black Tuesday" on any difficulty.

The Big Apple (25 Gamerscore/ Silver Trophy 15px) - Complete "Black Tuesday" and "Hunter Killer" on Veteran difficulty.

This Is My Boomstick (20 Gamerscore/ Bronze Trophy 15px) - Kill 30 enemies with the XM25 in "Black Tuesday".

Gallery

Intel

  1. Head to the third floor of the first building entered at the beginning of the game. Poke around the bedrooms on that floor and the intel will be located on the floor of one of them.
  2. Enter the Jewelry Store and look for a table back underneath the stairs. This intel is located on top of that table.
  3. Stay in the Stock Exchange lobby and now look over on the left side. Spot a pair of ammo crates and look for the intel to be sitting near them.
  4. Enter the main Stock Exchange area and look toward the right side of it. In the corner next to the stairs is a trading kiosk counter, and on that counter is the fourth piece of intel.
  5. From the Stock Exchange lobby, go to the roof and find the intel resting on top of a fold-out table just before the final set of stairs.
Video:MW3_Intel_Locations_-_Black_Tuesday_-_Mission_1_-_Scout_Leader_Achievement_Trophy_guide Intel locations

Trivia

Battle for ny tv

The news bulletin

The title "Black Tuesday" is originated from the stock exchange crash during the Great Deppression. It is related because of the destroyed stock market in this mission.

  • The date of this level in the E3 Demo was May 13, 2016, as reported by the TV, where a news program displays the title "BATTLE FOR NEW YORK - America's last stand?" The date is changed to August 17 in the retail release.
  • Despite the fact that an EMP blacked out the East Coast of the US in the level "Second Sun" during the events of the second game, electric devices work as usual.
    • Most likely the effects of the EMP wore off, or that new forces were introduced to the battle.
  • The quote that runs on the TV news crawl is a near word-for-word copy of Mayor Rudy Giuliani's comments about casualties following 9/11.
  • A board in the Stock Exchange shows all of the major stock exchanges posting large losses.
  • The MSE's symbol is a pyramid with the all-seeing eye.
  • During the intel on the loading screen for this mission, it can be seen that the 75th Ranger Regiment is also fighting in New York. This regiment is the one which James Ramirez, Foley and Dunn are part of.
  • The 2nd Marine Division is also present on the loading screen, apparently fighting in the northern area of Manhattan Island.
  • During the communication to Delta during the cutscene, a portrait of Frost, as well as the other members of Delta, is shown, though he is wearing a balaclava and goggles.
  • All stock markets can be seen as falling, apart from those of Activision, Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, Blizzard (part of the merger with Activision, developer and publisher of World of Warcraft and Diablo), Raven Software and Treyarch, who have stocks on the rise.
  • Chronologically, this level takes place after Persona Non Grata.
  • In the alley where the player has to throw a 9-Bang, there is graffiti on the wall that says "SHG" and "Sledgehammer", which are both references to Sledgehammer Games.
    • Additionally, there is a sledgehammer on the table near the fifth intel.
  • It is impossible to down the third Hind until it is above the construction site.
  • In one of the destroyed newspaper boxes, one can see a newspaper with the headline "Call of Duty 3".
  • If one looks closely when leaving New York at the end of the mission, the new World Trade Center building can be seen.
  • The sound effect which plays when the player destroys the last Hind is reused from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.
  • The Inner Circle spawn theme is played during the assault on the store.
  • All of the taxi cabs in the level say IW New York.
  • During the intro to the mission, an image can be seen of Sandman with 3 other individuals, whose faces are covered up. These 3 people are Soap, Price and Ghost, and the image is from Operation Kingfish, the mission where Captain Price was locked up in a gulag by Makarov.
  • If the player goes to the jamming tower while it's going down, the player will be killed by it.
  • If the player goes to the exchange building without Sandman and the others, the sign will say that you are leaving your team, but doesn't cause you to fail.
  • Sometimes the player will receive a bug that when the player's ammo on XM-25 is empty and no reserve ammo before reaching the street which leads to the Stock Exchange, when the player switches weapon to XM-25, the XM-25 magazine and the reserve ammo will strangely be refilled.
  • Strangely, it is unknown how Russian pursuers managed to get inside Stock Exchange while Grizzly and the others are still securing the Stock Exchange Entrance once player reaches Stock Exchange Ceiling.
  • If player stalls a bit while using UAV Drone once enemy Hind is start attacking Metal Team, UAV Drone camera will follow Hind movements but once player shoot Predator Missile, the camera feed is returned to before enemy Hind arrives.
  • This is the only level Predator Drone was not destroyed by any Anti Air ordnances but player will no longer be able to use Predator once enemy Hind is shot down and Predator Drone will remain intact and not destroyed.
  • Normally UAV Drone was only be able to circling around player's area however in this level UAV Drone was holding position once it reaches above stock ceiling rooftop where player can see himself and Metal Team through UAV Monitor.

References

  1. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2011/05/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3-the-first-entries-in-the-action-games-travelogue/1
  2. http://www.nowgamer.com/features/1369/modern-warfare-3-eyes-on-first-two-levels?o=1#listing
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