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Preemptive Strike achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Preemptive Strike

In Classified, kill 50 Nova 6 Crawlers without letting them explode in a single game

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2 guidesOnline Game ModeSingle PlayerCooperative

How to unlock the Preemptive Strike achievement

  • YhannosYhannos653,875
    08 Jan 2019 23 Dec 2018
    9 1 3
    The easiest way to pick this achievement up is to buy your way into the Main Offices area on Round 1. Once in there, look to the left of the Brew perk machine and there will be a door on the corner. If you hold cn_X on the door you will knock and hear a man talking. Once he has finished talking hold cn_X on the door again. Keep repeating until Samantha shouts “LEAVE HIM ALONE”.

    At this point around 40 Nova 6 Crawlers will spawn in. Just melee them once each to stop them from exploding. Once you have killed of them with the knife, to mop up the remaining couple pick up an Instakill and knife them, or use Winter’s Howl or the Ray Gun.

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    Cclan2Even on round 1 this isn't working for me.
    Posted by Cclan2 on 30 Dec 18 at 12:45
    oG YeahUnsure why either of the solutions hasn't mentioned this, but you must do this on normal difficulty. Casual doesn't work. Also, the strife pistol with the Stiletto knife operator mod will let you 1 hit knife zombies with it until round 5, which by then you should have enough points to buy a bowie knife that will 1 hit zombies until around round 10 I believe. The bowie knife is located in the labs where you turn the power on at and was where i camped to get the rest of my nova crawler kills.
    Posted by oG Yeah on 03 Jan 19 at 04:26
    SunnshhineThis is much quicker if you run in the lab, as the Nova’s will spawn much more frequently. Though it will be much harder to run circles in there too.
    Posted by Sunnshhine on 07 Jun 20 at 07:17
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  • intheshallowintheshallow540,726
    26 Oct 2018 28 Oct 2018
    8 0 1
    Normal weapons seem to kill Nova 6 Crawlers and force them to explode. It doesn't matter what part of their body you kill them. I only found Winter's Howl and the Ray Gun at the moment that doesn't allow the Nova 6 crawlers to explode.
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    Cclan2Should be noted knifing doesn't cause explosions either.
    Posted by Cclan2 on 29 Dec 18 at 23:49
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