Modern Warfare 2 - Intel Item Guide

The bad guys in Call of Duty are well-armed, well-trained and well-populated. Judging by the dozens of collectible “enemy intelligence” items scattered about Modern Warfare 2’s battlefields, however, they are also extremely lazy, ridiculously forgetful and sort of stupid.

In total, 45 laptops have been left behind. Want ‘em? Want two extra Achievements or Trophies? Want that 100% complete marker on your main menu screen? Then you’ll need this guide. We’ve spent hours scouring every corner of every mission to bring you the exact locations of every one. Just use the links below to jump to any mission, then follow our screens and videos to grab the intel as quickly and easily as possible.


S.S.D.D. - 1 Intel Item
Team Player - 2 Intel Items
Cliffhanger - 3 Intel Items
Takedown - 4 Intel Items


Wolverines! - 4 Intel Items
The Hornet's Nest - 4 Intel Items
Exodus - 3 Intel Items
The Only Easy Day... Was Yesterday - 3 Intel Items


The Gulag - 4 Intel Items
Of Their Own Accord - 2 Intel Items
Contingency - 3 Intel Items
Whiskey Hotel - 2 Intel Items


Loose Ends - 3 Intel Items
The Enemy of My Enemy - 2 Intel Items
Just Like Old Times - 4 Intel Items
Endgame - 1 Intel Item

S.S.D.D. - 1 Intel Item

As soon as you've finished teaching the new guys how to shoot, head for the guard tower pictured below. It's directly across from the entrance to the "The Pit". The laptop is at the base.

Team Player - 2 Intel Items

This laptop is inside the school, right before the exit. You'll enter a couple of rooms painted white and turquoise, with rectangular columns in the middle. The laptop is against one of the walls.

Team Player - Intel item #2

Immediately after grabbing the previous laptop, you'll exit the school. On your way out, look for another laptop sitting on a crate next to a yellow cab.

Cliffhanger - 3 Intel Items

Before entering the blizzard-obscured base, look to the right for a circular road with a tower in the center. The laptop is up a ladder, on the catwalk.

Cliffhanger- Intel Item #2

Plant the C4, then meet Soap at the rendezvous spot. Don’t follow him right away. Instead, turn around and follow the ditch in the opposite direction. The laptop is through a warehouse window on your right. Shoot the glass out in order to grab it… the plane mechanics working inside won’t even notice.

Cliffhanger - Intel Item #3

This one’s tough to spot unless you know exactly where to look. During the snowmobile section, keep to the right of the path and watch for a small wooden shack on a hill. The finish line should be about 1800 meters away at this point, and the shack should be hit by a missile. See the wooden fence in the picture below? Turn slightly left at that fence, heading into the copse of trees. The laptop is on the ground and you can simply drive over to obtain. If you miss it, hit “B” or “Circle” to reverse. If you jump past a crashing tree into an area swarming with enemies on foot, you’ve gone too far.

Takedown - 4 Intel Items

Takedown - Intel Item #1

Near the start of the shantytown, when you're still on flat ground, be on the lookout for this motorcycle. The laptop is inside the opposite structure - the one with the poster - as seen in the screen below.

Takedown - Intel Item #2

When you find the red brick building pictured below, climb the ladder and head inside for the laptop. It's on a wooden desk right past the door.

Takedown - Intel Item #3

After grabbing the last laptop, look for a taller red brick building to the left. Head inside, but stay on the first floor. The laptop is next to two beds.

Takedown - Intel Item #4

Wait until you find the car pictured below. Go through the door of the building on the right, then downstairs. The laptop is between two beds.