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Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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Personal Decorator in Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Personal Decorator1,049 (90)

This is a rare achievementEarn all Decorations.

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Achievement Guide for Personal Decorator

left 4 zaneage
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left 4 zaneage
Achievement won on 20 Apr 16
TA Score for this game: 4,961
Posted on 08 November 15 at 13:03, Edited on 16 June 16 at 07:35
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Okay, before we get into what is required for this stupid achievement, there are a couple-of-ground rules and info; FAQ's and un-realistic/realistic expectations if you will:

1. If you cannot finish the 'training simulator' on 'realistic' first, then don't even bother going for this achievement.

2. The list is in order of appearance, not in-order of how you're going to get the decorations, however, I will give an idea of how you'll unlock them as you progress.

3. Be prepared to join some gaming sessions -- if you don't like people this achievement probably isn't for you.

4. This achievement will probably take you (depending on skill and luck) somewhere between 40-80 hours to complete.

5. Go and finish the game before reading this solution, please. I've kept it spoiler free, but you'll understand it better after the game is over.

6. This achievement can be glitchy.

7. Now, I'm only human, which means I'm sure there's a bucket-ton of spelling and grammar mistakes that I didn't notice amongst all this writing, and I'm sorry.

8. Please send me a Private Message with any questions, info, details and problems instead of spamming them in the comments section, thanks (make sure to click the drop-down menu underneath my Gamerpic): left 4 zaneage

9. Finally, a special thanks to everyone that made this solution possible: OdinElite, Whaticles, Tweaky666, SwelterinBeaver, Gavitize, EaseAndInspire, Spiderrichard, xx Kenshira xx, FEAR LEGEND81, A Devient Hero, KillerZ x Ace, WACKY WOOKlEE, Lucas Jai, Sighris, DinDono and everyone that commented!

You will earn (well, at least should be earning) these decorations in-order as follows ("1." being the first decoration, and "12." being the last (the last 3 decorations all unlock at once)):

1. Chronicler
2. Legendary Service
3. Heroic Service
4. Tried and True
5. Dedicated to Excellence
6. Armament Superiority
7. Grim Reaper
8. Immortal Fame
9. Above and Beyond
10. Master of Arms
11. Duty Calls
12. Full Honors

Anyway, lets begin:

Okay, so this achievement is a big one, and is going to take you a while -- so, prepare for tediousness. To start off, this achievement is very similar to Black ops 2's 'Giant Accomplishment' achievement, in which you were required to do challenges throughout the campaign, Black ops 3 however has upped the ante.

Here are the requirements for this achievement (PS if you want to check the status of the achievement, go to your room in the mission briefing area (the area where you can edit your weapons, play training, upgrade Cyber Cores, etc), go into your room and you'll see an empty cabinet (unless you unlocked one of the medals already) and click cn_X, you will see these requirements):

If at any point you want to check how many kills/collectibles/mission scores/accolades without having to go into a campaign game press cn_start from the main menu of multiplayer/campaign/zombies, then cn_RB twice so that you get to Barracks, press campaign, press weapons/collectibles/mission scores/accolades for any information on what you've missed or what you need to get done throughout the campaign.


Master of Arms: Earn all Campaign Weapons, Attachments, and Camos.

Earn is the key word here. Unlock all the weapons and unlock all the attachments/camos associated with that weapon. So for example on the Kuda you'll need to get to the max rank to get all attachments and 650 kills for all camos. For the rest of the weapons you'll need to rank up throughout the campaign. The last weapon you unlock is at level 20. In total you'll need a whopping 17,750+ kills for all the camos on all the weapons. Secondary weapons count! The weapon level will come to you naturally as you go for the camo's.

Below I will list 3 places where farming kills is most effective:

"3." is without-a-doubt the fastest method on the internet: you can get 3 guns finished in an hour. Please use this method over all the others -- the other methods are there in-case you get bored.

1. In the mission 'Rise and Fall',
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
If you need ammo there's an ammo cache right next to the door you walked out of at the start of this section in the mission.

2. In the final mission, 'Life' you'll come to a section where there's a lot of enemies, after dropping down from a crashed aeroplane head left (make sure to avoid all enemies until you get to a room with an ammo box), the room is located in the middle of the area on the left, walk in through the door and they'll be another door in front of you. now enemies will be dropping down from above so just slightly peak out and shoot them as they drop. This should net you a fair amount of kills while still being safe, if you need to change classes at any point run back to the area where you dropped down from and change classes there.

3. In the same area as previously mentioned kill the big mech thingy (forgot what it's called) at the start of the area (from where you dropped down earlier). As soon as it dies you'll get a checkpoint, from there run all the way to the left (as far as you can go), and you'll reach a little room with two entrances, the robots will be coming out of the two spawn stations in front of you. This method is extremely fast, however it is very risky. Do it at your own risk, beware of the talons that fly in from time-to-time. Special thanks to OdinElite for pointing this out in the comments.

If you die you will lose all progress since the last checkpoint!

Special thanks to Whaticles for pointing this out in the comments: "Saving and quitting saves progess. If you die, you can even press start quickly and save and quit to save any progress"

Special thanks to Tweaky666 who reports that, the Annihilator Pistol and the War Machine are required for the decoration. If you're unsure about how many kills you have -- go to the 'Barracks' (refer to above).

Special thanks to SwelterinBeaver for pointing out that if you wanted to knockout 2 birds with one stone, you can: "Wanted to point out two things that may help with the kills for the camo, if someone uses the overkill (think it is called that) wildcard available at level 20 you can work on two primary weapons instead of a secondary weapon. (Could be worth adding how to select this as it took me a while to find it, go to the armory select which the five set ups you want to change, move down past the tactical and lethal grenades and select the wildcard)"

I highly recommend doing 'Duty Calls' and 'Master of Arms' simultaneously.

I'd finish 2-4 guns (roughly 1500 kills) before saving and quitting, just to be safe.

For anyone encountering glitches with this decoration:

Special thanks to Gavitize for pointing this out for anyone that doesn't have this decoration: "I finally got it :) lets go, If you do not have the camo accolade, start up a combat immersion and get a kill with the Annihilator and then kill yourself. Then restart your console and then load the game back up. Once loaded enter a safe house and it should work."


Dedicated to Excellence: Fully upgrade all Cyber Cores.

For this you'll need to upgrade each Cyber Core twice at the Cyber Core table. You'll need a total of 42 fabrication points, which can be earned through playing the campaign, unlocking accolades and unlocking camos. The three classes you'll need to max out are: Control, Martial, and Chaos with 14 points in each. You'll know they've been fully upgraded when there's two yellow arrows pointing up on each of the Cyber Core's.

Armament Superiority: Unlock and purchase all weapons, lethals, tacticals, and CyberCombat Abilities.

Do the same thing you did in Dedicated to Excellence for this one. You will need 38 fabrication points to unlock everything. The last weapon you unlock will be the 'Gorgan' at level 20 (Max level).

Unlock all the weapons first, then lethals and tacticals', and then finally the CyberCombat Abilities.


Heroic Service: Complete the Campaign on the Veteran difficulty setting.

Just finish the game on Veteran, simple. Recommend doing this with a group of 4 people to make it easier.

Is stackable with Legendary Service and Immortal Fame.

Read Legendary Service and Immortal Fame for some tips and tricks.


Legendary Service: Complete the Campaign on the Realistic difficulty setting.

Take it slow, very slow; make sure you kill all the enemies in the area before advancing throughout the whole game -- this doesn't work in some areas, however.

Everyone should equip 'Emergency Reserve'.

Have a player at the back reviving players, don't run off, always stick together, equip 'Emergency Reserve' in the create-a-class menu, it is possible to do this solo but I strongly encourage you to team up with 3 other players.

There will be sections of the game where it seems impossible, e.g. the end of
*** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


Immortal Fame Complete every mission in the game at least once on Veteran difficulty without restarting from a checkpoint.

I've (with the help of others) included two methods to tackling this decoration: one being a solo method and the other being a co-op method, obviously I recommend co-op, but the solo one is there if you need it.

Solo Method:

Recommend following the tips in 'Legendary Service' to make things a little easier.

Special thanks to EaseAndInspire for this helpful tip for solo players: if you save and quit the moment you die, you can resume game from the main menu and it still counts as never using a checkpoint. Now of course this only works if youre playing on your main playthroughs and getting the "progress has been saved" at the top of the screen when you hit a checkpoint. And also the emergency reserve thing works wonders too, as you get a new one every time you reach a select Loadout box during the mission. Anyways just thought I'd throw that out there for anyone who might be having trouble.

Co-op Method:

Do it with 4 players and in the event that you all die, restart the mission. Recommend following the tips in 'Legendary Service' to make things a little easier.

Be prepared for un-expecting glitches that randomly pop-up and stop you from continuing through the level, or evening finishing.

Its been reported by users in the comments that this decoration hasn't unlocked for them. The general consensus has come to the conclusion that:

1. The host got the achievement, and the other 3 players in the party have not got it (some users have reported 2 out of 4 players getting it). If you were one of the people that did not receive the achievement, replay the first mission and/or replay any mission you think might not have counted.

2. If you lag/disconnect from a game at any point during your run-through this decoration then restart the mission from the main menu.

3. If you all die during a mission it's best to restart from the main menu.

If none of these are helpful unfortunately you'll have to wait until the latest patch for a fix.


Chronicler: Locate all the Collectibles in the Campaign.

All credit goes to Dom Reseigh-Lincoln for the the guide: (Text Guide)

All credit goes to PowerPyx for the guide:
(Video Guide)


Above and Beyond: Complete all Accolades for all Missions.

At your home base/mission debriefing place, go to the 'Mission Record Vault' (always located right next to the door before a mission) and press cn_RB so that you go to 'Accolades'. Here you'll see all the upcoming accolades for the upcoming mission. I suggest you do most of these on the easiest difficulty. For the points, difficulty doesn't matter, just aim for the head often and play on solo and you should get it every mission.

All credit goes to Christopher Buffa at for the text guides, and all credit goes to NonStopTrophies for the video guides and all credit goes to Spiderrichard for the video with speech guides.

Special thanks to xx Kenshira xx for pointing out the Prima Guide and FEAR LEGEND81 for pointing out the video guides in the comments.

All the guides together: (Text Guide) (Video Guide) (Video Guide with speech)

The three different guides I listed above all serve a different purpose and cater to different peoples needs, preferences, and helps them better understand the accolades at hand. It is highly recommended that you watch both Youtube guides before the mission to get a good idea of how to get the accolades.

Its also with mentioning: read most, if not all the comments in the comment section of the vides -- there's some incredibly useful alternatives to some of the ones' shown in the videos.

If you miss any accolades, don't worry, this can be done on as many playthrough's as you like.

This decoration is one of the longest ones -- I suggest mixing up with 'Master of Arms' (read above).

Special thanks to A Devient Hero for an incorrect link!


Duty Calls: Complete all Campaign Challenges.

From the multiplayer/campaign/zombies main menu's press cn_start, than cn_RB once, then click on campaign to see three different categories: Missions, Tools of the Trade and Career.


Very simple, just finish every mission in the game on either Hardened, Veteran or Realistic. This will come either naturally or when you're going for Immortal Fame

Tools of the Trade:

All credit goes to KillerZ x Ace who has made an extensive guide on this section of the challenge:
Solution for Personal Decorator in Call of Duty: Black Ops III

My only recommendation is to do some of these challenges while doing 'Master of Arms'


Basically the section where you are required to complete an X amount of things in order for completion: accolades, decorations, fabrication kits, etc.

Don't worry! One of the challenges requires you to get an X amount of decorations in order for it to unlock, it skips one when (whatever your second or third last decoration is) unlocked and just unlocks all of them at once.

Now, the training simulator…:

There's a lot of ways of tackling this challenge, but this should be the first thing you get out-of the way:

Special thanks to WACKY WOOKlEE for pointing out this guide in the comments. All the credit goes to BeatminazYT for the video and the setup:

Primary: Gorgon with 6 attachments - Reflex, Grip, Quickdraw, Stock, Extended Mag, FMJ
Secondary: War Machine
Lethal: Semtex
Tactical: Shock Charge
Tac-Rig: Traversal Enchancement & Repulsor Armor


Special thanks to Lucas Jai for this helpful guide he posted in the comments: "Combat Simulator on Realistic (Invincible method) - You need a friend, or a second controller, I'll speak from a second controller POV, but just sub a friend in instead if it applies.
Go into the campaign menu (not in a safehouse) and load in your second controller for co-op play. Choose to "Select Mission' and select 'In Darkness', you should now be in the "reply mission" menu, just hit to begin. You'll go through the cutscene and end up in the safehouse for that story-arc. Now, bring both controllers over to the combat simulator and set it to Realistic difficulty, YOU sit first, on whatever chair and have your dummy sit, (AFTER YOU'RE SEATED AND IN THE MENU TO CUSTOMIZE LOADOUT/BEGIN) on the same chair. You'll see a weird animation glitch (not super noticeable) where you'll see the inside of their head/eyebrows. Now, click start on both controllers at THE SAME TIME, if done correctly you'll get a white-screen for several seconds and when the game loads the person who sat first will now be invincible. How do you tell? If you can't see your ammo/open your core powers. You'll still be able to activate the rounds, so just go through killing your way to the achievement, remember to pick up a rocket from the ammo-crates if you forgot to bring your own. Now, what about your dummy? Personally, I had some problems with the challenge unlocking with the dummy there, so, I jumped the dummy off the cliff at the beginning and just had him sit in the 'you failed' screen without exiting the combat simulator till I finished. I don't know if they can actually fully leave or not, but, why risk it.

Note: Sometimes for whatever reason I was unable to start the first wave with the invincible controller, so keep your dummy alive to start the first wave, and then you're fine.

Note: Another plus to kill your friend/dummy is that, it's not MEANT to have two people in there, so the game puts TWO objective spheres, and both CAN be activated for double the wave, it gets frustrating/confusing, so it's easier to just kill the dummy off to let you focus and guarentee you're waves finishing and not theirs."

Here's a glitch method posted by Sighris -- all credit goes to him: Solution for Personal Decorator in Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Here's another legit method posted by Purple DinDono -- all credit goes to him for this solution: Solution for Personal Decorator in Call of Duty: Black Ops III

If none of this is helpful, read the comments for this solution; some users have posted some good and helpful tips for anyone struggling.

Special thanks to user xx Kenshira xx for pointing out that: Challenges are not accolades (stupid me).

Tried and True: Earn a score of 35,000 in the Training Simulator.

Again, all credit goes to PowerPyx for this guide:


Grim Reaper: Neutralize 2000 hostiles.

This will come naturally if you're going for the achievement, however if you wanna farm kills read the 'Master of Arms' section above.


Full Honors: Earn all Campaign Decorations.

After you've earned all of the above decorations you'll receive your well deserved achievement, congratulations, I applaud you for getting this ridiculous achievement.

This'll be you when it unlocks:

Anyway, thanks for reading. If you have any comments just post in the comments or send me a PM. Happy Hunting everyone!
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