Call of Duty 4 Walkthrough - The First Four Missions

Call of Duty 4 Walkthrough - The First Four Missions
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

The best shooter from 2007 is now available for the Nintendo Wii. Even if you mastered it back then, you might have gotten a little rusty, or maybe you’re having trouble with the Nintendo Wii controls. Check out our guide to the basics and then come back here for some help through the campaign. This won’t be a detailed, hold-your-hand walkthrough. But I will give you a general run through of each mission and the ocassional trick or tip.

No Laptops in this Guide!

I’d like to add this little disclosure. In this guide, I ignore the laptop locations. The purpose of this Call of Duty 4 Walkthrough is to get players through the main game; from point A to point B as quickly as possible. For the completionists out there, and I know you guys (and girls) exist, feel free to use this Hidden Laptops Guide.

And for those new to the Call of Duty experience, or new to first-person shooters on the Nintendo Wii, be sure to check out our guide to the basics of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex. There are a number of good general tips in there that will you keep you alive as you tear through the campaign. You can’t always count on your AI teammates. You need to watch your own butt.

Call of Duty 4 Walkthrough - F.N.G.


This is the very first mission in the game and is essentially just the tutorial. You’re are the titular F.N.G., which standings for [email protected]#%ing new guy, in case you hadn’t guessed.

Gaz will walk you through the use of your sidearm, assualt rifle, and have you a knife a watermelon, which prompts one of the best quotes in videogame history, in my opinion.

After you’ve done all that, head over to the hangar to meet the unit C.O., Captain Price. He’ll give you a tough time and make fun of your name, and then he’ll have you run through the training course. You have to complete the course in under 60 seconds to pass it, but you should be able to pull it off a lot faster.

You won’t do so well your first time through, but after a couple attempts you’ll get used to the layout and things will go a lot smoother. The fastest time on record is 15 seconds, but be warned that if you attempt to beat that, you may end up sobbing in the corner, holding handfuls of your own hair. Yes, it’s that brutal.

You should be able to get your time fairly close to 15 seconds, at the least 20 seconds. If you manage that, I urge you to call it a day and carry on.

Call of Duty 4 Walkthrough - Crew Expendable


Welcome to your very first “real” mission. Your NPC buddies do most of the work on this one, so it’s a good way to ease you into things. Don’t feel dirty about hanging back and letting them do everything, that’s what they’re there for.

After your reppel out of the helicopter, you’ll follow your team into the interior of the ship and down some stairs. A drunken Russian is the first enemy you see in the game and your ally will make short work of him. Continue following your teammates, hanging back while they kill enemies. You’ll go back outside and then back inside near the rear of the ship.

Once you get to the engine room, you’ll start facing opposition. If you haven’t fired off a round yet, now is a good time to start. This stage is very straight forward. If you get lost, the gold compass on your HUD radar will show you where to go, but as long as you’re following your teammates, you should be fine.

You’ll face a lot of enemies while trekking through the cargo hold; just remember to take it slow and keep your distance. If you rush into a crowded situation, it’s unlikely you’ll come out alive. Also, enemies love to throw grenades, so that’s another benefit to hanging back.

Once you get to the radioactive cargo container, head inside. Grab the clipboard once you’re able to get and get ready to run as the ship starts to sink. After each rumble, your character will automatically crouch, so remember to hit the jump key to stand each time.

Practice Your Game Online


After you’ve ran through the prologue, you should have a pretty good idea of whether you can handle the single player campaign. Call of Duty is definitely for more hardcore gamers.

If you find it a little difficult, or the controls are tough to get used to, you could consider taking your game online to practice. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex offers a robust multiplayer mode and it’s the perfect training grounds for a new cadet. Online players might not show any mercy, but at least it will toughen you up.

This post is part of the series: Reflex Edition Walkthroughs

View walkthroughs for the Reflex Edition of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in this article series.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition: Guide to the Basics
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition Walkthrough - Prologue/Act 1
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition Walkthrough - Act 1
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition Walkthrough - Act 2
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition Walkthrough - Act 3
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition: Hidden Laptops Guide