Unconventional Warfare achievement in Call of Duty Black Ops

Unconventional Warfare

Use the explosive bolts to kill 30 enemies in the campaign.

Unconventional Warfare0
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How to unlock the Unconventional Warfare achievement

  • SashamorningSashamorning1,937,218
    19 Nov 2010 19 Nov 2010 17 Dec 2010
    126 2 9
    Load up Executive Order. Once you've secured the comm tower, you will get a checkpoint. Right afterward, you'll be given the crossbow with the explosive bolts.

    Two trucks will pull up with 3 guys each. Kill them. Then in the distance, several enemies will come from behind the building. Kill them all, including the guy on the truck with the mounted gun.

    When you are instructed to shoot the zipline to Weaver, instead kill yourself or reload the checkpoint. You will start again at the top of the comm tower before you get the crossbow. Rinse and repeat.

    I had to play it 3 times to get it, but you might get it the second time.

    (Thanks to McRhinoator 18 for the idea about killing yourself to reload faster.)

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    BAD VIIThanks for this.
    Posted by BAD VII on 21 Jun 12 at 06:46
    Dread ReaverNot sure if they patched it, but yeah - it locks you into a view where you can't do anything but shoot the zipline, and there is no option to "reload checkpoint". But you can go down the zipline anyway, and just get the people in the room to kill you to revert it.
    Posted by Dread Reaver on 31 May 13 at 11:00
    GAMERJET XBLYou only get locked in if you kill all the guys. Just cook a grenade before killing them all and then you can keep farming the kills. Saving and quitting out to menu works fine too; just takes slightly longer that way.
    Posted by GAMERJET XBL on 22 Aug 15 at 08:46
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  • ForREVerForREVer60,820
    09 Nov 2010 09 Nov 2010 08 Mar 2012
    34 5 2
    In the mission "Executive Order" (thanks tato br), you'll be given a crossbow with explosive bolts. sidenote, theyre really fun. after getting the crossbow, you need to take out the vehicles so your team can move in. you wont get the 30 kills here unless you pull off a miracle. keep advancing in the mission, the crossbow will be your secondary until you change it.

    you can get 30 kills in any other mission with the explosive bolts, but i found this to be the easiest.
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    TATO BRJust to help: the mission that you mentioned is 'Executive Order'.
    Posted by TATO BR on 09 Nov 10 at 23:33
    Count FlandersAlso, you can die after you zip line into that building where Weaver is being held and just replay the checkpoint over and over until the achievement unlocks.
    Posted by Count Flanders on 11 Nov 10 at 00:09
  • JanaakJanaak69,394
    24 Nov 2010 28 Nov 2010
    23 1 0
    When you are able to use the explosive crossbow, kill every enemy then kill yourself. (Easy to do on Veteran, lol.)

    Each kill counts and "respawning" in the campagin stacks.

    Kill 4, die kill another 4... equals 22 more to kill.
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