For real this time achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops III

For real this time

Earn a Gold Rating in the training simulator.

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  • Paul ZapPaul Zap183,731
    07 Nov 2015 08 Nov 2015 08 Nov 2015
    82 8 4
    The combat immersion is in the safehouse. To get gold you'll need to get at least 27500 points. You don't necessarily need to beat all 16 rounds, depending on how good you are. I got it at the end of round 14, and it took me just over 15 minutes to do.

    You'll get time bonuses for finishing each round as quickly as possible. Set the difficulty to Recruit beforehand.

    Note that for "Personal Decorator", one of the medals requires you to complete all Campaign challenges, and one of those challenges is to pass all 16 rounds on Realistic difficulty, and there's another medal that requires you to get at least 35000 points.

    Here's the loadout I used:

    Gorgon (LMG)
    -BOA 3 Optics
    -Extended Mag
    -Rapid Fire

    War Machine


    2 EMPs

    Repulsor Armor (VERY helpful)
    Proximity Deterrent

    Primary Gunfighter I
    Primary Gunfighter II
    Primary Gunfighter III



    Start the rounds as soon as you can every time to get a bigger time bonus.

    Simply take down all enemies from where you started the round, and when you need to reload, use the supply box next to you, because it's faster.

    When they're all done, rush to activate the next round and refill your ammo. When you get to round 8, you'll encounter a large robot, which you'll need to shoot quite a bit before firing rockets at it, and repeating until it's dead. In the later rounds, watch out for snipers that are on the highest level where the orb is, and take them out first.

    The Tac-Rigs I used made it much easier, because there are so many rockets and grenades that will come your way, and it prevents any enemy from coming too close to you. Watch out for the buzzsaws though; they'll still cause you significant damage if they get too close.

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    Paul ZapThanks. The reason I didn't choose the free-fire launcher was because there are some of them lying around at the upper level of some of the structures, and if you pick one up you can switch to and from it with your normal weapons with cn_left.

    And yeah, the Repulsor Armor Tac-Rig isn't perfect, but it helped me out a lot with RPGs, grenades, and the rockets fired by those AGR-type robots.
    Posted by Paul Zap on 15 Nov 15 at 14:23
    Paul ZapI already mentioned that in the strategy. :P
    Posted by Paul Zap on 22 Nov 15 at 01:04
    ValycStupid me... I deleted my post ;)
    Posted by Valyc on 22 Nov 15 at 11:12
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  • SpiderrichardSpiderrichard150,402
    06 Nov 2015 07 Nov 2015 07 Nov 2015
    21 5 5
    The simulator can be accessed in the Safe House. It is the column with the chairs around it.
    Simply enter the sim and create a beasting custom load out (you can pick from all guns and grenades). Make sure the difficulty is set to recruit to make this easy. Then just survive the 16 rounds.

    You do need to be quick and finish rounds as fast as you can. If you don't you won't get enough points towards the gold.

    I did the sim in 24 minutes and passed smile
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    Spiderrichardthats Strange I was very slow doing this and got gold first time :( Thanks for the heads up.
    Posted by Spiderrichard on 07 Nov 15 at 15:58
    GamingMonstari did it in about 17 mins and got 32,712. Would strongly recommend to use the robot hack core tech. I can't remember what it is called.
    Posted by GamingMonstar on 13 Nov 15 at 02:37
    PensFan4Life71used brm and got it.
    Posted by PensFan4Life71 on 23 Jan 18 at 03:57
  • Four Full StopsFour Full Stops18,186
    13 Jun 2016 13 Jun 2016 16 Jun 2016
    11 0 1
    Easiest way to do this is to play on recruit and kill all soldiers and robots with head-shots. Kill robots with headshots by shooting their head off then shooting their torso. I recommend using the Locus with Thermal and Fmj, and having an automatic as your secondary to shoot down flying drones.
    My score using this method was 40581, you need 27500.
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    Followed this, except picked semi-auto sniper (Drogon + thermal) as secondary, trading accuracy for speed basically.
    Got through easily in 18 min scoring over 40k.
    Posted by Healtti on 26 Aug 16 at 12:22
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