Call of Duty: Black Ops II achievements

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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There are a maximum of 90 Call of Duty: Black Ops II achievements (50 without DLC) worth 4,459 (2,000)

215,561 tracked gamers have this game, 3,186 have completed it (1.48%)

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Showdown in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Showdown40 (15)

A duel between rivals

  • Unlocked by 29,986 tracked gamers (14% - TA Ratio = 2.68) 216,241  

Achievement Guide for Showdown

Zasta 360GameTV
113,685 (67,320)
Zasta 360GameTV
Achievement won on 13 Nov 12
TA Score for this game: 1,020
Posted on 13 November 12 at 23:53, Edited on 04 December 12 at 22:55
This solution has 121 positive votes and 35 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Hi Guys,

here is my Solution for this Achievement. You need 4 Steps until you earn this.

Step 1: In the Mission "Karma" let DeFalco Escape with Karma
Step 2: After this, dont play the Strike Force Mission "Second Chance"
Step 3: In the Mission "Achilles Veil" you Kill with Farid Harperr, not try to shooting Menendez
Step 4: In the Mission "Odysseus" in the "Briggs" Shooutout. Farid kills DeFalco, DeFalco kills Farid and you earn this Achievement automatically.

Thats the simple or :) The Major Problem is, have you one of this Steps different because you dont know before you read this Solution, you must used the new Storyrewind as from the Mission "Karma"

Well, you play for 1 Achievement Mission 6-9 again und lose all your Storyprogress from Mission 6-11.....

And because its "nice" to play this SP again and again, for the Achievement "Good Karma" you need different Steps in the same Mission 6-9.


PS: sorry for my english,german :)
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It's actually easier than what's posted before me. Showdown has to be seperate from the "Good Karma" and "Ship Shape" achievement. All I did to get the achievement was ignore ALL Strike Force Missions. Anything aside of the story should be avoided completely if you're going for the "Showdown" achievement. My method is much easier.

1. In the mission "Karma," let DeFalco escape and kidnap Chloe. If you get too close, he turns around and forces you to shoot it out with him, making you kill him which ruins the achievement.

2. In the mission "Achilles' Veil," Farid must survive at all costs. That means killing Harper (who is voiced by Michael Rooker from the original Black Ops Zombies!) and not shooting Menendez.

3. In the mission "Odyssey" It doesn't matter what else you've done or what you do now. You could have headshot Mason, burned Harper's face off or discovered CIA presence in the coke lab under the citadel. You just need to fight until you watch the cutscene where Farid and Defalco shoot it out with each other. Feel free to shoot Briggs in the face to celebrate!

Note: If you've already done a Strike Force Mission, you can rewind to the mission "Old Wounds". Follow the story and don't do any other missions and your achievement should pop!
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102,948 (55,345)
Achievement won on 17 Nov 12
TA Score for this game: 1,162
Posted on 17 November 12 at 19:48, Edited on 17 November 12 at 19:49
This solution has 30 positive votes and 2 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Just to add to ZasterModa123's solution, it's possible to shoot Menendez to get the "Ultimate Sacrifice" achievement, and as soon as the achievement pops up, reset and load, and then kill Harper. You'll restart from your last checkpoint and you won't have to do the whole mission again.
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIUltimate SacrificeThe Ultimate Sacrifice achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops II worth 21 pointsOnly one can survive.
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Mobius Evalon
453,119 (224,496)
Mobius Evalon
Achievement won on 13 Jul 13
TA Score for this game: 1,636
Posted on 13 July 13 at 11:50, Edited on 02 November 14 at 10:25
This solution has 7 positive votes and 1 negative vote. Please log in to vote.
This achievement is semi-missable in that the decisions you make over the course of the campaign determine whether or not you can earn it. It is earned at the end of the mission Odysseus if your decisions stack correctly, and there are exactly three things that influence it.

A) DeFalco must live. This means letting him get away in the mission Karma, because catching up to him will trigger a shootout and you will kill him. When the marker on DeFalco is flashing red and not moving at the southwest corner of the mission area, he has "gotten away".
B) Karma must not be rescued. You cannot kill DeFalco as mentioned above, and must ignore the Second Chance strike force mission.
C) Farid must live. You must hit cn_X to kill Harper in the mission Achilles Veil.

Now continue to the Odysseus mission, and when you reach the server room where Menendez holds Briggs hostage, a scripted shootout will simply play out as required to earn this achievement.

The other strike force missions have no bearing on this achievement whether you complete them or not. The only thing the strike force missions do is causes China to ally with the United States at the end of Achilles Veil, and they send a drone fleet to prevent the Obama from being destroyed at the end of Odysseus.
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76,134 (51,652)
Achievement won on 28 Oct 15
TA Score for this game: 4,459
Posted on 28 October 15 at 23:57
This solution has 3 positive votes and 0 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
Here is the same solution as Zasta 360GameTV but a better video and better english :)
Step 1 - Mission 6 "Karma" - Let DeFalco get away at the end of the mission. Just wait until he is in the aircraft. DO NOT play the "Second Chance" Strike Force Missions. Karma must not be rescued.
Step 2 - Mission 8 "Achilles' Veil" - Kill Harper during the interactive cutscene.
Step 3 - Mission 9 "Odysseus" - If the previous steps were done successfully you will get the trophy / achievement during the cutscene after meeting Admiral Briggs.

Credit to PowerPyx
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