The Dark Aether portal appears on the map once you have completed the Act IV mission. this guide on How To Open The Dark Aether Rift In COD Modern Warfare 3 Zombies explains how you interact and use the 4 different pillars with the Cryo, Dead Wire, Napalm, and Brain Rot images on them.
The first Dark Aether portal is part of the story and you can simply enter when close. Once you have completed that mission, the Dark Aether Portal moves into the Red Zone, specifically on a small island. You then must use and interact with the 4 small pedestals in order to enter the Dark Aether Portal.
How To Open The Dark Aether Rift In COD Modern Warfare 3 Zombies
You need to find 4 unique items and place each of them on the corresponding pedestal at The Dark Aether Portal. The items are as follows:
How To Open The Dark Aether Rift
- Cryo – Diary
- Dead Wire – CCTV Camera (Where To Find The Camera In MWZ)
- Napalm = Dog Collar (Where To Find The Dog Collar In MWZ)
- Brain Rot = Pills (Where To Find The Pills In MWZ)
How To Get The Surveillance Camera
Find one of the Aether Orbs on the map, the floating purple orbs that give you cash when you shoot them. Kill it using Dead Wire ammunition and it drops the Camera item. You then take the camera item through an Aether Tear, into a gold portal in the sky, and then complete a special bounty contract.
How To Get Dog Collar
For the Dog Collar, you need to find a kennel and place a Molotov and piece of meat inside. A dog will spawn and you need to kill it. Once you’ve killed it it will drop a purple dog collar. You then need to go through an Aether Tear and into another portal to do another unique bounty. This will turn the dog collar gold.
How To Get Pills
To get the Pills you need to find an Aether Nest and make sure you have Brain Rot ammo on a weapon. Once inside, use the Brain Rot weapon to shoot a Cyst one time. This will turn the Cyst green. You can then approach the Cyst and interact with it to get a purple version of the pill bottle. You will need to interact for a few seconds, so make sure the area is cleared. From there, take an Aether Tear into the sky and follow the next portal through. This will take you to a unique bounty mission. Complete the mission to get the gold version of the item.
Once you have all of the items, you can place them on the pedestals at The Dark Aether Rift. Be warned, once all the items are placed they are lost. This is the hardest content in the game, be prepared.
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