Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360) Walkthrough

3. Story walkthrough

Call of Duty: Ghosts

A walkthrough by AFalcon90

Welcome to the Story section of the walkthrough for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The story section is split into several sections - one section for each mission. Each section will have the story-related achievement, the Rorke File that goes towards the Rorke File achievement, and any other missable achievements that are associated with the certain mission. Thanks to NTA Game Guides and JFK, for the used videos in this guide.

Note: in order to unlock Extinction mode, you have to play the first five missions of the campaign. The campaign achievements are in order of how they are unlocked.

In this years iteration of Call of Duty, the intel comes in the form of Rorke Files. Rorke files will be included at the end of each mission. If you collect all 18 Rorke Files, you will earn this achievement:

Audiophile

Collect all 18 Rorke files.

Audiophile
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Displayed above is a Rorke File computer.

Mission #1: Ghost Stories

The prologue consists of an introduction to the Ghost's, the main characters - Elias, Hesh and Logan; and an overview of the 'mass event' that occurs a space station, and on Earth.

Spatial Awareness

Kill your first enemy in the Call of Duty® Ghosts campaign.

Spatial Awareness
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On the space station, after the Federation attacks the station, and you take the MTAR-X from an invader, kill the enemy with his gun and the achievement will unlock.

Ghost Stories

Escape. (Complete "Ghost Stories" on any difficulty.)

Ghost Stories
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Story related. Cannot be missed. Achievement will unlock after completing the very short prologue.

Below is a brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:

After you finish in Space and you become the person on the ground again, hug the right hand side and the first building should have a car in the drive way. Jump over it and run into the open door. The Rorke File can be found on the floor.

See 0:07 in the video above.

Mission #2: Brave New World

Brave New World elaborates as to why the Federation attacked the U.S., and what conditions are like under the Federation's occupation.

Liberty Wall

Take down both attack helicopters in Brave New World.

Liberty Wall
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The afore mentioned achievement isn't really missable, but it may be tricky for some players to hit their target (helicopters). At the end of the missions, you will just have ran out of a sewer grate, and then will proceed to go to a large door leading outside 'the Wall.' Grab a rocket launcher, and shoot down the two helicopters that approach you. The missiles can be guided by aiming the lasers towards the targets. The first helicopter takes one hit, while the second one takes two.

Brave New World

Rendez-vous in Fort Santa Monica. (Complete "Brave New World" on any difficulty.)

Brave New World
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The achievement above will be obtained after playing through the mission "Brave New World" and cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
When talking to your dad (Elias) at the end of the mission you will go up some stairs. It is on the table in the room. If you get to the balcony you have gone too far.

See 0:28 in the video above.

Mission #3: No Man's Land

You will be sent out by your father to go out into 'no man's land' and initiate reconnaissance of the Federation. At the end of the mission, you meet the main villainn of the game - Rorke.

Blimey O'Riley

Pounce on 10 enemies whilst controlling Riley.

Blimey O'Riley
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At a certain point in the game, you will be told to sync up with Riley, your dog, twice. The first time, you will get 4 kills; the second time around, you should get the other 6 required. Always pick off the enemies that are wandering alone and press RT to take them down.

No Man's Land

Make it to San Diego. (Complete "No Man's Land" on any difficulty.)

No Man's Land
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Story related. Cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
Just after you finish being Riley for the first time, you fight your way through a small construction site (Doesn't look like one though, but it does have diggers and things). At the end of it you will come to a metal building. (Look to the left of the door, there are three portable toilets next to it). Walk in the building and it is sat on the table.

See 0:50 in the intel video above.

Mission #4: Struck Down

In this mission, you infiltrate a Federation stadium in order to find your fellow Ghost, Ajax. Also, you learn more about two prominent Ghosts - Merrick and Keegan.

Waste Not

Every shot with the remote sniper kills a person or vehicle.

Waste Not
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The previously mentioned achievement has to do with killing every person that a remote sniper bullet is aimed at. In total, there are four remote sniper sections. Don't shoot at anything that is moving; but only shoot at persons that you feel confident in hitting. If you miss a shot, reload your last checkpoint. This achievement will unlock at the end of the mission.

Struck Down

Find Ajax. (Complete "Struck Down" on any difficulty.)

Struck Down
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Story related. Cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
After you breach the room (Not the sniper part, you will throw tear gas into the room before killing people). Look to the left and you will see some lockers, one of them doesn't have a shirt in it. Go to that one and pick up the Rorke Intel. This room is also the room where you will discover that all Ghost-members are targets.

See 1:06 in the intel video above.

Mission #5: Homecoming

Advance 4 missions; when the Federation attacks 'the wall' and your fort, you repel their invasion, the Ghosts rescue you, a surprise happens,

Go Ugly Early

A-10 strafe 50 enemies.

Go Ugly Early
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This will come early in the mission; you will get this achievement when enemies attack from the beach. Once you get into the battered drone array, you will be given a laptop. To access the A-10 drone, press UP on the D-pad. You will get around 5 tries. Aim for the advancing troops on the beach, and you should get your 50 kills, or more.

Homecoming

Defend LA. (Complete "Homecoming" on any difficulty.)

Homecoming
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Story related, cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
At the very start of the mission you enter a building. Instead of running up the stairs go to the left. You will find it on a table.

See 1:17 in intel video above.

Mission #6: Legends Never Die

This is a flashback mission. It will provide more background information on Rorke, 'The Ghost Killer.'

It Came from Below!

Kill 6 enemies with the knife while underwater in "Legends Never Die".

It Came from Below!
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Try to attempt this on your 1st playthorugh, if you choose to do one on an easier difficulty. There is only 7 or so enemies in the water, so you have to be diligent; and stealthy. The first kill will come when Rorke 'helps' you; the rest will come in the latter part of the level. Do not attempt this on Veteran, as you will die in 3 hits and enemies are more aggressive.

Legends Never Die

Hunt down Almagro. (Complete "Legends Never Die" on any difficulty.)

Legends Never Die
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Story related. Cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
After you get out of the flood, you walk across a walkway that starts breaking. When you get across it, you end up in a building. Two people will be in there and your teammate will shoot at them. To the left of the door in that room is a desk with the collectible on there.

See 1:34 in the intel video above.

Mission #7: Federation Day

You will be placed in the heart of the Federation - its capital. You are tasked with capturing one of Rorke's affiliates. You don't capture him, but you do gain intel on him.

Sleeping Beauty

Kill sleeping enemy in face down rappel section

Sleeping Beauty
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This achievement will come in the second rappel section, but not right from the start of it. Keep going down the same path you started on while looking at the side of the skyscraper. Once you notice some red plants, you will see a guy sleeping in a chair. Shoot him to unlock this achievement.

Carbon Faceprint

Catch the photocopier with your face.

Carbon Faceprint
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You will earn this achievement on the third rappel section. Wait for a photocopier to be flung out the window - do not move once the sequence starts. It will not kill you, but even when it does, the achievement will unlock. The two previous achievements can be viewed in the video below:

Federation Day

Gather intel on Rorke. (Complete "Federation Day" on any difficulty.)

Federation Day
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Story related. Cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
Once you get into the building, go around the left hand side wall and enter the first door. It is in that room on one of the desks.

See 1:48 in the intel video above.

Mission #8: Birds of Prey

You are tasked with capturing Rorke. Ofcourse you succeed, and bring him aboard your dads' plane.

Burn Baby Burn

Destroy 80 fuel containers.

Burn Baby Burn
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This achievement is slightly difficult. You need to destroy 80 fuel containers. When you first fly in, shoot the propane tanks on the top of some of the buildings. These will account for the first 20 or so fuel containers. Note: some will not explode. This is OK, they are not meant too. Then, while in the football compound, spam rockets and bullets onto the top of some rooftops. There is a better explanation in the video below:

Birds of Prey

Capture Rorke (Complete "Birds of Prey" on any difficulty.)

Birds of Prey
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Story related; cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
The second time you are on foot, you will clear out a rooftop and breach into a door. When you do, the intel is sat on a desk right in front of you. You will want to be fast getting it though as the mission ends a few seconds after entering the room.

See 2:02 in the intel video above.

Mission #9: The Hunted

After you capture Rorke, you bring him on to a plane. Rorke attacks the plane, the plane goes down, and you are left, stranded, for the first part of the mission. For the second part of the mission, you and your team try to escape from the jungle.

Jungle Ghosts

Finish the mission without breaking stealth.

Jungle Ghosts
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For this achievement, you need to complete the mission without be spotted. This is slightly difficult, and should be done on your first playthrough if you choose to do two playthroughs. Here is my biggest tip: do not engage anyone unless you are told to, or if they are in your way and you know that you will NOT be spotted when killing him.
For the first part of the mission when you are moving towards your team, you should hug the left side at all times. You will only need to kill 2 or 3 enemies (before they spot you of course), you will pass the collectible just before joining your team and there is a small chance you will alert any other enemy while following this path. For the second part of the mission, follow the instructions and you should be good to go.

The Hunted

Make it out alive (Complete "The Hunted" on any difficulty.)

The Hunted
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This achievement is story-related, and therefore cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
Just before you meet up with your team, you will see a waterfall. It is on a rock right next to it.

See 2:14 in the intel video above.

Mission #10: Clockwork

You are tasked with infiltrating a Federation outpost, when you find... well, you'll just have to find out.

Deep Freeze

Drop 8 vehicles into ice holes.

Deep Freeze
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For this achievement, you have to create holes in the ice which make the cars going over them spin out. This comes in the very last part of the mission: you have to put the hole in front of the jeep for the achievement to unlock as seen below the video.

Clockwork

Hack the system (Complete "Clockwork" on any difficulty.)

Clockwork
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This achievement is story-related, and therefore cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
When the power goes out, you walk through the metal detectors and find a room with a lot of windows in it. Break the glass, jump in and get it.

See 2:22 in the intel video above.

Mission #11: Atlas Falls

Elias orders you to attack a Federation oil platform and destroy it - needless to say, you succeed.

Piece of cake

Storm the common room and kill everyone without taking damage on Veteran.

Piece of cake
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Note: this achievement can only be obtained on Veteran difficulty, I recommend doing this on your SECOND PLAYTHROUGH; DO NOT use any flashbangs in the first part of the mission.

Once you rappel up to the rig, and go down the alleyway, you will reach a wooden door. You will be instructed to place a breaching charge on it. Hesh will push you down.

Once you are pushed down, and the charge is done dismantling the door, throw a flashbang. Then, you need to slide to Hesh and Merrick once they secure their position. Keep down for about a minute... let Merrick and Hesh do all of the work. Throw a frag grenade cooked two bars. Then, throw another flashbang and advance. Again, let Merrick and Hesh do all of the work. Keep doing this until the room is secure.

Grindin'

Blow the pressure valves on your first attempt.

Grindin'
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For this achievement, you need to keep the pressure regulators in the safe area. This achievement can be described as missable, but isn't that hard to obtain. You just need to have a steady hand as seen in this video below.

Atlas Falls

Distract the Federation Fleet. (Complete "Atlas Falls" on any difficulty.)

Atlas Falls
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Story related, so therefore it cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
You will enter a room and it will only have one person in it. Your team mate will grab him and do something with him. Look to the right and you will see a small room, the intel is sat on top of a filing cabinet.

See 2:42 in the intel video.

Mission #12: Into the Deep

This mission takes place underwater and involves you to take down a Federation ship.

David & Goliath

Take down the LCS on the first go.

David & Goliath
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The aforementioned achievement is very hard to miss. You are given an underwater missile with which you have to destroy a Federation battle carrier with. It is better explained in the video below.

Into the Deep

Destroy the enemy ship (Complete "Into The Deep" on any difficulty.)

Into the Deep
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This achievement is story related, and unlocked after you destroy the ship, and escape successfully. The only part I had trouble with is the part with the shark. For this part, just move slowly and do the things the AI tells you to do. DO NOT shoot the shark.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
Once you blow up the ship and start swimming away from all the falling rubble, you will encounter some enemies just as you reach the top of the falling ship. Just to the right of the top of the ship is the intel on a rock.

See 3:01 in the intel video above.

Mission #13: End of the Line

You are tasked with infiltrating a Federation factory which makes ... (you'll have to find out) ... Shut down the facility to successfully complete the mission.

Cog in the machine

Kill 5 enemies without being detected before infiltrating Black Zone.

Cog in the machine
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This achievement is obtained very early on. Below is a brief description as to where the enemies are:

- Enemy 1: Automatically done through a takedown.
- Enemy 2: Near a train car early on, knife the enemy near it.
- Enemy 3: You are ordered to regroup. There is an enemy to the left - shoot him.
- Enemy 4: An ally takes a card to open a garage door. Line up on the right side of the door and get ready to quickly take the enemies out.
- Enemy 5: After you gain access to the main facility entrance, follow your teammate on the right side of the catwalks and shoot the enemy in the office through the glass.

End of the Line

Storm the factory (Complete "End of the Line" on any difficulty.)

End of the Line
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This achievement is story related, so therefore, it cannot be 'missed'.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
Once you go through the metal door, you will come into a missile room. Run down the stairs then immediately turn around. It will be on a box. You know it is the right room because it will prompt you to press up on the D-PAD to use a camera.

See 3:22 in the intel video above.

Mission #14: Sin City

Rorke attacks your safehouse, capturing everyone but Keegan. You escape; Riley is injured. Time to make an escape.

Jack-pot

Destroy 21 slot machines.

Jack-pot
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There are just over 21 shootable slot machines. Once you go down a set of stairs after you clear the kitchen, you will see a boatload of slot machines; then, slightly after this, there is a balcony with slot machines. Aim up, and shoot one or more of them. The achievement will then pop.

Sin City

Plan your next move. (Complete "Sin City" on any difficulty.)

Sin City
1 guide

This achievement is story related, and therefore cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
After you fight your way through the mall, you will come to a closed metal door/gate thing. A member of your team will open it enough for you to crouch through. Go through it and immediately turn left, it will be on a table.

See 3:36 in the intel video above.

Mission #15: All or Nothing

You are on a United States' aircraft carrier when the Federation is attacking it. You try to repel the invasion.

End of your rope

Cut a grappling hook rope with an enemy on it.

End of your rope
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When Hesh tells you to stop the enemies from boarding the ship, wait until there are two enemies on the rope, or if one enemy is close to the top. Press RT to cut the rope, and after killing two enemies on this way; the achievement will unlock.

All or nothing

Gather the troops. (Complete "All or Nothing" on any difficulty.)

All or nothing
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This achievement is story-related, and cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
At the very start of the mission, turn around and look in all the beds, you will find it in one of them hidden behind a curtain on the right side of the bed.

See 3:52 in the intel video above.

Mission #16: Severed Ties

You are tasked with assaulting the Federation -- in a tank...

Fly-by-wire

Take out 3 out of 3 helicopters with the remote missile.

Fly-by-wire
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There are 3 helicopters in the start of the mission, simply press Y to switch to the patriot missile. Shoot down the three helicopters and the achievement will unlock. If you can't hit them head-on, press RT to detonate them before they hit the target.

Severed Ties

Destroy the Federation's satellite array. (Complete "Severed Ties" on any difficulty.)

Severed Ties
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Story related; cannot be missed. This achievement is fairly easy, and the mission should only take 15-20 minutes to complete.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
After you launch the missile, you will go down some stairs and go through a door. When you go through the door make a turn down the first corridor on the right and go into the room on he left. The intel is in that room.

See 4:05 in the intel video above.

Mission #17: Loki

You are in space once again; you take the Federations' weapons array.

They look like ants

Destroy all enemy ground targets and kill no allies with the rods.

They look like ants
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This is one of the hardest achievements in the game. You need to be careful: aim away from the tanks and people. When you miss a red target or shot an ally (you will hear "Get your shots at the targets"), quickly reload your checkpoint. If you are too slow, you will need to replay the whole mission. Note: Some allies will not be marked with blue.

Loki

Commandeer the enemy space station. (Complete "Loki" on any difficulty.)

Loki
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This achievement is story related, and cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located in this mission:
You try to get into the space station but the pipes burst and you get shot somewhere else. When that happens, go through the pipe bit in front of you and go up and left. The intel will be floating around.

See 4:21 in the video above.

Mission #18: The Ghost Killer

You are on a train pursuing Rorke. Your objective is to kill Rorke.

Tickets please

Shoot the grapple guys off the side of the train.

Tickets please
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After you destroy the helicopters, and when you are scaling the train, two enemies will rappel on; just kill them, and the achievement will unlock as seen below in the video below:

The Ghost Killer

Confront Rorke (Complete "The Ghost Killer" on any difficulty.)

The Ghost Killer
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This achievement is story related, and cannot be missed.

Brief description as to where the intel is located for this mission:
This is in the train carriage you spawn in so you can get it straight away. Don't even bother walking through the first door until you've picked. It should be on a desk in a small hallway.

See 4:45 in the video above.

When you've completed this campaign on the hardest difficulty, you will also unlock:

You've earned it

Earn the mask. Finish the campaign on Veteran.

You've earned it
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Other achievements

Safeguard

Finish 20 rounds in Safeguard.

Safeguard
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You can do this by yourself, or with others. Go to Squads > Safeguard (not Safeguard Extended) and choose how you want to play. It can be done on any map. If you are having trouble with this, below you can find a hints and tricks video. The achievement will unlock once the game ends after you've completed 20 waves.

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