BLACK OP MASTER achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops


Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty.

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How to unlock the BLACK OP MASTER achievement

  • DevissDeviss279,440
    10 Nov 2010 10 Nov 2010
    96 3 41
    Not providing a level specific guide here, just a few key pointers to help you on your way. Here are some rules to remember when attempting this game on Veteran.

    1. Be prepared to die. A lot. This goes without saying.

    2. Look at your surroundings, look for where the enemy might flank you from. Don't just rush in head first. Experiment in trying out different hiding spots where you can take out the enemy. If you're dying a lot and keep going to the same place, it's probably time to change where you're hiding.

    3. At certain points in the game, the enemy will endlessly spawn. A prime example is in the level SOG when you're pushing the NVA back down the hill, the enemy will constantly spawn at the bottom and run to the nearest cover. When you encounter parts like these in the game, kill as many enemies as you can then run forward to the next piece of cover before they can spawn again. Rinse, repeat.

    4. Practice makes perfect. It's all about knowing where your enemy is going to be, and in what order you should kill them and where the best place to take cover is.

    5. Smoke grenades and Flash Grenades are your best friend. Since the AI on your side is generally useless (no change from other CoD games then..), use your equipment where you feel is necessary. Clearing rooms or getting down corridors is where you'll need them most.

    6. Having trouble on a certain part of a level and want to spare yourself the price of buying a new control pad? No problem. Press pause during the game and change the difficulty lower to get through the level. Once you've familiarised yourself with everything in that level, retry on Veteran.

    7. Weapon of choice really comes down to your level of play style. But try to generally stick to a close range weapon like an SMG or Shotgun and also a long/medium range Assault Rifle, preferrably with a Grenade Launcher attachment.

    Hope these tips help you guys, and Good Luck.

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    MrKoolxDoodthis is the easiest OG cod veteran I have played
    Posted by MrKoolxDood on 11 Dec 20 at 16:01
    MODTombstoneSteven, never EVER attempt World At War on Veteran.
    Posted by MODTombstone on 16 Apr 21 at 13:37
    smackthecreepr2Ok, i will attempt it now
    Posted by smackthecreepr2 on 14 Jul 21 at 06:38
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    Finished the campaign in about 6 - 8 hours. It wasn't very difficult at all compared to the other COD's. I would say just a little bit harder than MW2. I would like to specify 3 specific parts of the campaign that you are bound to get stuck on one.

    1. First Part: (Executive Order) The toughest part is where you come in and to the right is this office space. (End of Mission) Then you have to make it down this corridor that reminds me of the Mission in No Fighting In War Room. Then you make a left to the door that ends the mission. This part was DEFINITELY the hardest in the game. Tips for that part:

    First things first, come around the corner and chuck 2 grenades into the office space. Quickly go into prone. There will be some guy to your right, blast him. Crawl left and keep crawling. Pop up right and shoot 1 - 5 enemies around the bend of this stove you are crawling behind. Gaze left and dive underneath this other rectangular structure. Pop up here and there to take out the rest of the enemies in the room. Listen to what your AI say. Typically during that part they might shoot out something like "Behind the Table." That indicates that you look in the back of the room and there is some guy hiding beneath a table, simple.
    The second part of this section is a bit more difficult. Now you will see a lengthy corridor. Take out all enemies within about 10 yards. Then throw a flashbang into the room. On the left side, there is a box run behind there and prone. Take out the nearest enemies then move up behind some kind of small vehicle. Again, take out. There is a small opening in the wall to your left. Take more out. Advance. To your right is a room, in front of you is a hallway. Look right into the room and take out 1 - 2 guys and then sprint into the room. Go to the end and prone. A few guys have shottys, so stay back a bit and pick your shots. Clear the room. You now have corridor and office done. You might get a checkpoint now. Take out 1 - 4 enemies behind some more vehicles. The rest is cake, but take your time if you didn't get a checkpoint. Once you are at the door at the end of the hallway the mission is over. THIS PART IS AS DIFFICULT ON HARDENED. Follow those steps and you got that part out of the way, probably the hardest part.

    Rebirth Tank: Round the corner to the right. Grenade launch the two vehicles, then switch to the turrets to take out the guy out. The turret guy will down you about 40 % of your health, but no worries. Now, you will have 4 -6 seconds that your health will be regenerating. While doing so start your aim at the guy in the corner left on a little balcony. After hes done, switch right and take out the RPG's and additional enemies/trucks. For the rest of the way, zoom in and nade the from one side to another. You'll get a checkpoint once you exit the tank.


    That part took me a half an hour to complete, and the tank took me 5 min. I found some videos that could help you through it. Here are videos for each of them, they are not mine. The first video is the one with knocking the two barrels down the hill, the second one is the tank sequence on Rebirth, the 13th mission. VOTE POSITIVE, COMMENT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. YOU CAN ALSO MESSAGE ME FOR ANY QUESTIONS WITH THE VETERAN CAMPAIGN, I WILL HELP! THANKS!
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    A F0XY GRANDPAexecutive order was such a bitch, i think it took me an hour to get past the corridors at the end :(
    Posted by A F0XY GRANDPA on 03 Jan 11 at 04:58
    CarbokrisStuck on the hallway in executive order, will get it out of the way in the end tho. Glad to find out that it's one of the harder parts:)
    Posted by Carbokris on 07 Feb 11 at 19:02
    Furr E NutsExecutive order, keep at however I learned to use the smoke grenades to help you move forward. The last hallway is the hardest.
    Took me over an hour to get thru the tank sequence. Why Traycrap thought it was a good idea to not have ANY CPs after you got thru each section is completely stupid. Last CP for me was where the helo crashed and a few enemies I get to get before going to the right and having to get the guy on the balcony/roof. I managed to figure out that just keeping both tub and machine guns going thru out the entire last part of the map FINALLY got me thru. BE SURE YOU TAKE OUT enemies on the right and left and in front, DO NOT leave any stragglers or they will kill you and you start back at the last CP. SO GLAD this one is DONE. NEVER Again!!!!
    Posted by Furr E Nuts on 06 Sep 21 at 22:24
  • BanterClausBanterClaus65,371
    31 Jan 2011 30 Jan 2011
    34 1 3
    I think I've worked out the problem of why this is glicthing for some people.

    If you get a patch when you've got your game saved half way through a level it glitches the achievement counter for that level after going on and completing it after the patch.

    So to simply get around this you have to think when you may have patched when you had a level saved half way through.

    I worked this out after I got up to SOG in December then left the game until a day ago, just after a patch. Then I didn't get the achievement for completing SOG and The Defector on veteran.

    I've tested my theory and I believe I am correct. Could be a coincidence though. Comment if anyone wants to expand on this.
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    zeno2kI've got a problem like your for the 3 first missions: I've done them in a few days, saving and exit a lot of time...
    Now I don't know if there's a way, or I'll have to do them again without saving...

    If you have any suggestion...
    Posted by zeno2k on 08 Feb 11 at 11:13
    TheMarkJohnsonIs there any way to tell which levels you have completed on the harder difficulties?
    Posted by TheMarkJohnson on 09 Feb 11 at 05:13
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