27 Dec 20

Scorched Earth achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Scorched Earth

Destroy all enemy vehicles and mortar teams while defending Firebase Ripcord in Fracture Jaw.

Scorched Earth-0.3
27 December 2020 - 6 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle Player

How to unlock the Scorched Earth achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,257,929
    13 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020
    64 5 5
    The opportunity to get this happens at the end of the mission Fracture Jaw, upon reaching Firebase Ripcord.

    Start by making sure you take out the vehicles below you as you come around the corner into the open area. Now, the most important part to get this achievement is to get the mortar teams which are located on the ground but do not have any markers on them. You can see the trail of their mortars in the air when they shoot, and your crosshairs will turn red when you are aimed at them.

    Do a counter-clockwise rotation around the hilltop scanning the ground for these mortar teams while taking out the main objective vehicles when convenient. Keep trying until you are asked to land. If you are unsuccessful, you will have to retry.

    Guide not helping? View 5 more guides for this achievement.

    Showing most recent comments. View all comments.
    Posted by ZippyAdam on 06 Dec 20 at 09:34
    Mobius EvalonI found five total mortar teams. Four were about halfway up the mountain on all four sides, the fifth was damn near on top of Firebase Ripcord on the opposite side you approach from. I was playing on PS4 and there is no such thing as "pops as soon as it's completed."
    Posted by Mobius Evalon on 25 Dec 20 at 00:20
    thatNoseyParkerYep, 5 mortar teams, team mates took out 2 of them. Achievement popped just after destroying the last marked truck, shortly before landing at the base.
    Posted by thatNoseyParker on 04 Jan at 19:11
  • Have you got any tips or tricks to unlock this achievement?
    Add a guide to share them with the community.

    Sign in and add a guide
  • BabyishDuckBabyishDuck532,093
    14 Nov 2020 14 Nov 2020 14 Nov 2020
    14 1 2
    When you reach Firebase Ripcord you will want to ignore the first set of vehicles the game tells you to go after. Fly around the perimeter of the base and start looking for the Motor teams. They can be found by looking for their smoke trails they leave behind when firing. Think it’s best to go after the mortars first as it will allow you more to time look for them.

    After having a good look around focus your fire on the enemy vehicles.

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

    Hope this helped.
    Showing both comments.
    exo BENGALThanks! I have as missing one early behind that large rock (or whatever it was)
    Posted by exo BENGAL on 27 Dec 20 at 01:01
    exo BENGALThanks! I have as missing one early behind that large rock (or whatever it was)
    Posted by exo BENGAL on 27 Dec 20 at 01:02
  • Trip0dT0mTrip0dT0m324,416
    26 Nov 2020 28 Nov 2020 28 Nov 2020
    5 0 0
    so for this achievement you need to go into the mission fracture jaw and its near the end where you have to land on a big hill

    when you are protecting the base you need to destroy all the vehicles and mortars

    the first set of vehicles are before you see the hill on a dirt road

    after that you just want to look for white smoke going up into the sky because this will tell you where the mortars are

    plus just take your time with the objectives ... no point rushing the objectives when you can spend your time scanning the whole hill looking for the mortars

    the vehicles arent a problem because they are the objectives

There are 3 other guides for this achievement
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Forum

Related Achievements and Trophies