Modern Warfare Zombies (MWZ) Reaper guide: How to find Harvester Orbs

Modern Warfare Zombies How To Find Harvester Orbs
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Reaper is a challenging mission in Modern Warfare Zombies because Harvester Orbs aren’t easy to find. Since I’ve completed the mission, I have some insight that will hopefully help you complete Reaper by finding at least three Harvester Orbs in MWZ.

How to find Harvester Orbs in Modern Warfare Zombies (MWZ)

The hardest part about the Reaper mission in Modern Warfare Zombies is finding three Harvester Orbs. There isn’t an exploit we can do here; the Harvester Orbs spawn in at random and in fairly random locations.

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Modern Warfare Zombies Map Harvest Orb Locations
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However, in my experience, Harvester Orbs spawn around the east of Zaravan Suburbs, Shahin Manor, the east of Low Town, Hadiqa Farms, and the south of Orlov Military Base. These are all Threat Zone One areas and have a better chance of spawning Harvest Orbs, in my opinion.

I got lucky and found two Harvester Orbs in my first run around Shahin Manor and Zaravan Suburbs, but I couldn’t find a third. I left and came back and finally found the third Harvester Orb around Shahin Manor.

The trick to finding Harvester Orbs is to get in a vehicle and drive around those five POIs. While driving, periodically open your tac-map to see if a Harvester Orb is nearby. Also, keep a look out for floating purple orbs while driving.

How to collect 15 items from Harvester Orbs in Modern Warfare Zombies (MWZ)

Modern Warfare Zombies Harvester Orbs Essence Drop
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After dealing damage to a Harvester Orb, it will rapidly fly away and drop a bottle of Essence. In my experience, the dropped Essence can range from 50 to 100, so it’s a really good idea to pick this up to collect Essence fast.

As long as you collect the Essence when the Harvester Orb drops it, you’ll collect 15 within the first Harvester Orb you come across. Also, as a pro tip, the HArvester Orb isn’t aggressive which is great, but you can become zombie food if you don’t pay attention to your surroundings while trying to defeat the Harvester Orb.

How to destroy three Harvester Orbs in Modern Warfare Zombies (MWZ)

Modern Warfare Zombies Defeat A Harvester Orb
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The biggest hurdle to hop is finding Harvester Orbs, but once you do find them, you destroy them by like you do everything else in this game: shoot it. When you shoot it, it’ll fly away. Keep your eye on it and keep hitting your shot.

Eventually, you’ll see the Harvester Orb spark. That means it is close to blowing up. Keep hitting it with bullets and it’ll eventually get defeated.

One thing you’ll want to watch out for is, if you get distracted with zombies and can’t keep hitting the Harvester Orb consistently, it will start a swirling storm move which will make it disappear if you don’t act fast enough and hit it again.

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Noah Nelson
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From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.