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Explosive Finish achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Explosive Finish

Kill 12 enemies with explosive barrels while riding the server lift during Echoes of a Cold War.

Explosive Finish-0.5
18 November 2020 - 6 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

How to unlock the Explosive Finish achievement

  • BoA The SniperBoA The Sniper457,152
    13 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020
    19 2 0
    Here's a video of how to get it done, broken down and made super simple.

    Keep in mind, the achievement doesn't pop unless the mission is finished.

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  • BabyishDuckBabyishDuck532,094
    13 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020
    12 3 0
    Regarding the Explosive Finish achievement when making your way down to the mainframe, try and get a weapon like the Ak-47 to replace the Recurve Bow. When on the mainframe attach the hook. Whilst you are going up, keep on constantly looking around for the red barrels as you only get a few seconds on each floor. I would recommend doing this on Recruit.

    If you are still struggling, feel free to use this video as a reference.



    Hope this helped.
  • KizahLKizahL171,653
    13 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020
    17 9 8
    I've made a video showing you how to get it :)

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    Doctor PlugThere’s another hidden barrel immediately after the 4th barrel on the same floor. From the 4th barrel, it’s in the back right corner, you only see it for a split second (not shown in the video since the player was looking around while reloading.) Hope this helps, several videos seem to miss this one, pretty sure it nets two kills if done right.
    Posted by Doctor Plug on 05 Dec 20 at 18:52
    Mr MahHaGood call on turning off aim assist! So much easier
    Posted by Mr MahHa on 11 Dec 20 at 03:11
    Mobius EvalonI hate achievements like this so much. Play all the way to the end of a level, complete the sequence, then hope you got the achievement after it's too late to reload a checkpoint.

    I'm holding back on a vote on this solution as well. For a sequence that is already tough enough to deal with because of the way the game swings you around on the mainframe, having a video solution where you're seemingly getting the achievement by accident isn't really helping. You get the first two barrels calmly enough, then you're lost for almost 15 seconds and I have no idea where you're looking in relation to the last barrel any more.
    Posted by Mobius Evalon on 25 Dec 20 at 02:57
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