Call of Duty: World at War achievements

Call of Duty: World at War

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There are 66 Call of Duty: World at War achievements (46 without DLC) worth 2,623 (1,500)

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Scorched Earth in Call of Duty: World at War

Scorched Earth57 (30)

Complete 'Burn`em Out' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)

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Achievement won on 25 Jan 09
TA Score for this game: 1,754
Posted on 25 January 09 at 15:06
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So far, World at War on Veteran difficulty hasn't been all that hard. It's had it's difficult moments, don't get me wrong, but this level is an entire grind of hard enemies raining down all over the place. I hate this level. Although, this level is the shortest level in the game, it will probably take the longest to manage. Your mission is to clear out 3 teams of enemy (Japanese) mortar teams. That's it. On the easiest difficulty, I can finish this level in about 2 minutes with the flame thrower. However, on Veteran, it's an entire different story.

You start out with the flame thrower and a Garand, which is a pretty good combo, if you ask me. Your first task will be to get past an elevated bunker with some high caliber mounted machine guns in it. SGT Roebuck offers the 'use smoke here' idea, and you end up with a checkpoint halfway through the mad smoky dash down the trench, only to turn the corner to face the first mortar crew.

This little area will piss the Pope off, if he ever played it. If you haven't earned your Purple Heart achievement yet, you will here. There is little cover, and you are flanked by enemies above you and in front of you. My only advice is to flame the guys right in front of you and hide in the small cover to the right of the entrance to the first mortar pit. Slowly move and flame, and spam your grenades. What upset me most about this area is that you won't get a checkpoint until you are almost to the next mortar crew. So, failure results in a long replay of the same crap over and over again.

Once you manage to get to the cover of the crates in the first pit, focus to the left of you for Banzai attackers. Then slowly flame the room until the "Objective Completed" pops up. Then backtrack and turn left. Here you have a short but brutal grind in which you have a plethora of enemies overhead. Again, be careful because you won't hit a checkpoint until after this area. Once you hit that checkpoint, take a breather. You still have a few corners to turn until you must make an uphill move to the next crew. Your men will take care of most of them, just stay low and wait until you have a clear. If you wait long enough, Roebuck will clear that pit for you.


Now, you have another grind that's gonna piss you off. You will follow the path into a large, well occupied area, and my best advice is to smoke it out and get to the wall on the other side. The allies will mop up the dudes standing directly on top of you. From here, you have a brutal winding right turn that is flanked by a machine gun pit to the right. Flame that pit and smoke the next clearing, again, getting in cover on the opposite wall. You should get a checkpoint around here.

Now comes the fun part. The final grind, the area that may make you toss your controller through you screen. Once that area is clear, you have a nest/cave to the left to clear and then a tunnel ahead of you to clear. Halfway through this tunnel, prep a grenade and a aim to the backside of the open part of it, then toss a smoke. Wait for it to billow and then stay to the right with your flame thrower ready. You will face about 5 banzai attackers in a row, so be patient and don't overheat your flamer. Once that is done, toss another smoke into the next pit to the right of you and wait again. Flame the 3-5 guys there and then find cover. You are now outside the last pit, and almost done. You will get assaulted by numerous banzai attackers and grenades. Just be patient and spam your nades into the pit. At the time you feel best, rush it and flame the stragglers, and wait for Roebuck to say it's clear.

Mission over. As easy as this guide seems, this is a rough mission. Good luck and be patient. Watch the video for a map of what to expect at least, of it's your first play-through.

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