Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox 360) Walkthrough

5. DLC 1: Onslaught

Howdy, and welcome to the section for the Call of Duty: Onslaught DLC.

Thanks to Maka for all of the Youtube videos.

Pushing Ahead

Gain access to the Compound area in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Pushing Ahead
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Weapon Facility

Gain access to the Facility in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Weapon Facility
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The two aforementioned achievements can be obtained by simply progressing through the different sections of the games. The 'Pushing Ahead'-achievement will be unlocked after you kill the first breeder; the 'Weapon Facility' achievement - after all of the hives are destroyed, and several boxes are removed.

Here are some tips for killing the first breeder:

Thanks to Andy Input for the video, it is very informative.

Undiscovered Truths

Find all the intel hidden in Nightfall.

Undiscovered Truths
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There are two types of intel: classified intel, and encrypted intel.

Classified intel can be picked up by searching random supply boxes.

Encrypted intel are permanent intel, and the following are their locations:

1. Area 2 - Upon entering area 2, use the stairs to the right side. Follow the balcony to find the laptop on the ground.

2. Area 2 - Upon entering area 2, head to the left to find a container with a fire trap next to it. Now with your pistol, get a running start, going towards the left side of the container, and jump onto the platform. You will find the laptop on the roof near the fencing.

3. Area 3 - Upon entering the Facility, there is a small booth on the left side, with some crates next to it. use the crates to get on top of the booth, and find the laptop here.

4.Area 3 - Upon entering the Facility, use the large ladder to get to the 3rd story on the outside of the area. Follow the scaffolding around the perimeter and jump over the broken section to find the laptop on the ground.

5. Final Area - During the final boss battle, if you run all the way across the area from where you enter, you will see a small toll booth. On the ground inside this toll booth, you will find this laptop.

Turnabout is Fair Play

Kill 50 Cryptids with the Venom-X weapon in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Turnabout is Fair Play
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The Venon-X weapon becomes availble after clearing the middle hive in the third area (the weapon's facility). Once you clear the said hive, you will have to hold X to pick up the weapon. Note: the Venom-x does not take up a weapons slot.

Ammo can be picked up from enemies that drop an egg-looking object.

Once you have the weapon, you will have to get fifty kills with it. Note: the achievement is cumulative, and is normally unlocked after your second or third playthrough.

Egg-stra XP!

Complete the Egg-Stra XP challenge and then destroy a hive in the Onslaught DLC package.

Egg-stra XP!
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This is the third-most difficult achievement on the DLC. This is difficult because you have to go into multiplayer and shoot the hives on the four maps and if you are not particulary good at multiplayer (such as I), then you will be dying often.

The most efficient, and currently, the only way to do this is to go to the 'Onslaught' playlist. Once you shoot a hive, a counter on the top left of the screen will show how many hives you have shot.

Here are the locations for each map, followed by a video:

Ignition - This hive is located in the underground section of the map. If you do not spawn as the Federation originally, go to the disfigured plane shell and go down the ramp. On the other hand, if you DO spawn as the Federation, you will see a bunker-type entrance as soon as you spawn. Go down the entrance to the bunker, and look on your right. You will see the hive on the right side. 1/4 complete!

Bay View - This is the most difficult hive to locate. The hive is located on the underside of the pier just outside the map. Go to the right corner of the map (by the lighthouse-type thing, you should be standing on three diagonal lines) and look across the way. Note: you will need at least an assault rifle to shoot the said hive. 2/4 complete!

Fog - For this one, you will need to look on the minimap. Go to the middle of the minimap. You should see light blue on the mini map. Go there, and go inside the cave. Find the light blue part (which should be a waterfall) and look to the left side of the said waterfall to find the hive. 3/4 complete!

Containment - This one is just outside the map. Go to the northernmost part of the map, off to the right on top of the white building that has barred windows, you should see something that resembles a hive. Climb on top of the green dumpster for a better shot, and fire! 4/4 complete!

To get the achievement, load up a game of Point of Contact or Nightfall via the Xbox Live tab and destroy a hive to gain the achievement.

Video:

Phantom Exterminator

Kill 5 Phantoms in one game in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Phantom Exterminator
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Phantoms are the new enemies in Nightfall. They are distinguishable by their glowy blue eyes, their rather large size, and their teleporting ability.

Try using an LMG or Assault Rifle in order to kill the Phantoms.

Note: you will need to be the person to inflict the final blow on the Phantom, thus killing it, in order to earn this achievement.

Pea Shooter

Kill a Rhino with only a pistol in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Pea Shooter
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For this achievement, you have to kill a Rhino with only a pistol. You CANNOT shoot the rhino even once with anything other than a pistol, the achievement will be null and void.

The easiest place to get this achievement is directly after clearing all the hives in Area 2. After clearing every hive from the second part, a rhino should spawn and start attacking you. At first, have your teamates fire with ONLY their pistols, and after around 10 seconds, have them stop firing, and only fire by yourself.

For the following achievement, turn on a relic and escape to earn the following achievements. Note: I recommend to use the 'less damage' relic ONLY:

Throttled Survival

Kill the Breeder while using a Relic in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Throttled Survival
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Survived Nightfall

Kill the Breeder for the first time in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Survived Nightfall
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After using a relic to escape, you will earn the aforementioned achievement.

Speed Slayer

Kill the Breeder in less than 5 minutes in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Speed Slayer
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You can choose to do the aforementioned achievement with a relic on, but it is not reccomended.

Here are some tips:

1. Make sure each team member has at least 4 shots left on their Venom-X weapon. With the Venom-X weapon, when the breeder is down, fire on it. It will take 2-4 shots to bring the breeder down. Note: do not fire when the breeder is down on the ground, it will not work.

2. Time yourself. Every team member should run out of the final room at the same time, and run like the wind. It will take nearly 5 minutes to kill the breeder.

3. Use explosive ammo. With an LMG, and the breeder is on the ground, unload on it -- making sure someone has fully maxed-out team boosters.

4. Speed it up! Work as fast as you can, especially in the middle part, when the three rhino's spawn. You will need to fire constantly and accurately in order to earn the achievement in five minutes.

Video:

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Nightfall Completionist

Complete all challenges and kill the Breeder in Nightfall in Regular or Hardcore difficulty.

Nightfall Completionist
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Complete all challenges. If you fail one, restart. Rinse and repeat until you have completed all challenges without failing one. To achieve this goal you have to complete all the 14 challenges posed during the game and defeat the final boss, the breeder. First of all, you'll need four skilled and sensible players with a mic. Any loadout is fine, choose the one which you feel more comfortable with, but avoid using relics to make everything easier.

This is my favorite loadout (not the best):
Class: Weapon Specialist;
Pistol: MP-443 Grach;
Ammo type: Explosive Ammo;
Team support: Armour or random supplies;
Strike: IMS or Sentry Gun;
Equalizer: Portable minigun turret.

Before dropping the drill, start searching every area for useful items like trophy systems or flares. When dropping the drill make sure that all the players are close and ready for the challenge. When everybody's ready start the drill. Then, here are some suggestions to complete challenges:

EASY CHALLENGES

Kill X scout aliens with melee attacks
Just self explanatory. Push the right thumbstick down to kill enemies with your knife.
During the entire first area you can save ammo and money by using only melee attacks against all the scout aliens.

Kill a scorpion with melee attacks
Scorpions are like snipers, they shoot from high positions. Toss a flare when a few spawn in order to attract them and don't shoot until the challenge is accomplished.

Kill X enemies with pistols
Again, self explanatory and easy to do: unsheathe, aim and shoot. .44 Magnum and MP-443 are the best choice. Equip some explosive ammo and watch out for explosive objects that could void the kill.

Keep aiming accuracy above X%
Designate one of your teammate as the shooter. The chosen one will have to shoot one single bullet against a creature, hitting it. Precision indicator will automatically increase to 100%. Use a flare to simplify the whole thing, or wait that a creature attacks the drill in order to have a clear and steady target.

Now only use melee attacks to kill the remaining aliens.
If a scorpion or a phantom appears, you have to keep calm, use some tactic and kill them with your knife or some traps, sentries, IMS, explosives, SOFLAM, etc. (throwing a flare can be useful in these circumstances).

Don't reload your weapon for X seconds
"You will not laugh! You will not cry! You will not press the X button!" Also, you will not change weapon, pick up items or dispense any ammo. And do not shoot if your weapon have a small magazine with high rate of fire.

Don't use abilities for X seconds
Don't drop any ammo, don't use team support, strike or equalizer abilities.

Kill X enemies at middle air
Activate all the traps in the nearby and this challenge will be an easy win. Alternatively reach a high platform, equip a powerful weapon, wait for a lucky jumping alien and destroy it at middle air (or vice versa).

Kill X enemies when your health bar is full
This challenge is equivocal and pretty easy indeed. Health is auto-regenerative, so even if you get hit by an enemy the challenge isn't void, wait until the health is restored and shoot as many aliens as possible. Only the aliens killed while the health bar is at its maximum will count. Using armour is convenient, those will get damaged first instead of your health bar.

Don't enter in survival state before the drill has finished
Protect yourself and the entire team. Armour will be useful.

Protect a random player
The team will have to prevent that a random player enters the survival state. Drop some armour and use Venom-X (if available) against your teammate if surrounded by enemies.

Defeat the breeder in X seconds
This is the best and fastest method that I've found.

Works nicely without maxing out the turret, just use two or three of them. Your teammates have to stay over the platform, behind the tower and watch your back, or help with fire suppression over the breeder from the right side of the tower. Don't go around and make sure that the breeder look towards the tower in order to be an easy target for the turret. Trophies can be useful against the red mist by putting a couple of them next to the turret so as to protect you.

Destroy X alien eggs before defeating the breeder
The breeder has three types of long ranged attacks, one of them is laying (read: launching) three eggs at a time. Your teammates will call the launch of the eggs, screaming "destroy the eggs!". Follow the path of the eggs and once landed immediately shoot them before they can hatch, releasing the hunters. Eggs are launched at random occasions in pairs of two or three.
Spawn locations of these are the following: left from the yellow truck in front of the breeder, in front of the bunker where you can purchase the LSAT and on the right hand side of the breeder in front of a dark vehicle.

Spend X amount of money
"This is a poor excuse to pick a man's pockets", someone would say. Don't be greedy, always share ammo and armour. Place turrets and activate traps. Kill as many enemies as possible to ensure a constant flow of money to be spent immediately. This challenge can be tough if tackled during the first half of area 2, the drill is faster and there are fewer enemies from which to obtain money. A teammate with fully upgraded engineer class will be your best friend. He will earn cash from traps, to hold in a larger wallet (max $ 8.000). If you spent almost all of your money and if you are in area 3, prepare to struggle at the next hive.

Kill X aliens with turrets
Any kind of turret will be fine. If you use a basic sentry and combine it with flare, it will be useful to group your targets. Don't steal kills at the turrets, but defend them from the Cryptids’ attacks.

Kill X enemies at a certain distance
Aim away and shoot the highlighted enemies in a white outline. When enemies are too close, the outline will disappear and the killing will not be valid for the challenge. In this case, just back away. The best weapons for the challenge are the ones with a wide operational range and good damage, like the LSAT, any assault rifle or even a maxed out portable minigun turret.

Kill X enemies in Y seconds
Be fast and brutal, the amount of seconds usually is: 30 seconds! A bunch of LMG’s combined with some explosive ammo: that is the recipe for victory. Be careful, sometimes enemies will not appear until you'll go looking for them.

Kill X seekers before they self-destruct
Look for spots where meteors will land (electricity above ground level) and once that has happened unload your gun at their base, where the seekers comes out. Don't let them get too close, just shoot from a distance. Activating traps might be a great help as well, but beware that some seekers mount buildings to flank you and your team.

Don't spend money for 2 minutes
Two minutes can be a lot of time if this challenge pops up during the third area. Otherwise it's a relatively simple challenge: don't use any abilities, do not activate traps and do not buy any weapon until the two minutes have passed.

Kill X aliens with Y weapon
At least two people on your team should use skill-points on the pistol unlocking the ability to bring a third weapon. This way you'll always have your favourite gun on your side while the other one can be something different in terms of category. When arriving in a new area, take a tour and mind the location of each weapon, in order to remember the location when prompted by a challenge. If you haven't equipped the right weapon for the challenge, don't steal kills to your fellow teammates, but simply protect yourself and the drill, and deploy some explosive rounds (recent purchased weapons need ammo).

Here's a selection of my favourite weapons:

Sniper Rifle
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VKS
- Location: Left hive in area 2, near the container
- Price: $ 1.500
- Magazine: Starting ammo 10+30, max 10+80
- Pros: Great amount of damage, reload time, rate of fire and wide operational range
- Cons: None
- Best attachments: NA

Shotgun
- Bulldog
- Location: Corridor at the beginning of area 3
- Price: $ 2.500
- Magazine: Starting ammo 6+30, max 6+72
- Pros: Great amount of damage, reload time and rate of fire
- Cons: Short operational range
- Best attachments: Muzzle Break, Fore Grip and Laser Sight

Submachine Gun (SMG)
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Vepr
- Location: over a platform at the left of the entrance in area 3
- Price: $ 1.500
- Magazine: starting ammo 32+96, max 32+256
- Pros: Great amount of damage, reload time and huge rate of fire (869 RPM)
- Cons: Short operational range
- Best attachments: Muzzle Break, Fore Grip, Rapid Fire (1023 RPM) and ACOG Sight

Assault Rifle
- Maverick
- Location: At the beginning of the area 1, near the dead body
- Price: $ 1,500
- Magazine: Starting ammo 40+120, max 40+320
- Pros: Great amount of damage, a lot of ammo and operational range
- Cons: None
- Best attachments: Muzzle Break, Rapid Fire, Fore Grip and ACOG Sight

This rifle will last until the removal of the last hive of area 1. After that you'll not be able to buy it.

Light Machine Gun (LMG)
- Chainsaw
- Location: The room behind the hive in area 2
- Price: $ 3,000
- Magazine: Starting ammo 100+100, max 100+400
- Pros: Great amount of damage, a lot of ammo and rate of fire (857 RPM)
- Cons: Long reload time
- Best attachments: Muzzle Break and Rapid Fire

- LSAT
- Location: Inside the bunker on top of the platform near where the breeder first spawns
- Price: $ 3,000
- Magazine: Starting ammo 100+100, max 100+400
- Pros: Great amount of damage, a lot of ammo and rate of fire
- Cons: Long reload time
- Best attachments: Muzzle Break, Fore Grip, Rapid Fire, any sight (Thermal, ACOG, …)

Special
- Venom-X
- Location: The room behind the central hive in area 3
- Price: Free
- Magazine: Starting ammo 2+2, max 2+4
- Pros: Huge damage, free weapon and doesn’t take a spot of your other weapons
- Cons: Small magazine and ammo is dropped on random occasions
- Best attachments: N/A

HARD CHALLENGES

Kill X aliens with Sniper Rifles
This challenge often takes place during the last hive of the third area (the last hive). The best thing is already having the sniper rifle. At the end of area 2, go back to buy the VKS as a third weapon. At least two players should do that, preferably the weapon specialists. If this challenge occurs during the last hive, players armed with sniper rifles should stay on the walkway that runs along the walls in order to attract the aliens and get them on the same line of fire. Flares at this moment are priceless! Two players, two sentries and one IMS should defend the drill from close. Good luck.

Don't get damage by the seekers
If you have good visual over the field, without any obstacle, immediately spot where meteors will land and once it did, unload your gun at their base. Traps like electric fence are a good ally, except for gasoline traps, they can block the view preventing the sighting of the seekers. If you have some flares, throw them one at a time. Seekers observing them, will become easy targets.

Kill X enemies without get any damage
Stay together, try to have a good view of the field, activate some traps, use sentries to watch your back and destroy enemies at a distance. Assault Rifles and LMG’s work wonderfully, as well as portable minigun turrets. Throwing a flare at a certain distance is convenient. Watch out for seekers, scorpions and hunters. Trophy systems can protect you from the Scorpion's acid attack (four times), while if a Rhino appears a teammate with riot shield should keep him busy while the others will shoot him (fully upgraded portable minigun turrets works like a charm against Rhinos).

Found and kill the leper within X seconds
The leper is a coward. If you spot a hunter that runs away from the firefight, this is the leper! The leper's face also isn't so bright but almost gray. When you start a drill at a random hive when this challenge pops up, be sure you have no turrets on the battle ground. That way, the leper will come your way making this challenge easy. Do not use Feral Instincts since this will prevent the leper from coming towards you and/or your team, just keep killing the enemies as you normally would.

Kill X aliens retrieving damage from all the squad members
This can be tough if you and your teammates don't collaborate. Stay together, facing the same direction. Shoot a single bullet at every enemy that is approaching; these aliens will be marked (outlined in white) for your teammates. Now another player must hit the highlighted alien once, marking it for the next player that will do the same for the last player and so on until the alien is dead. This challenge will be easier during the second half of the game, when enemies will become stronger, withstanding more hits.

Kill X amount of Cryptids from the designated area
A circle with white edges and rotating lights will appear. Stay inside of this circle and kill the requested number of enemies. Use armour, heavy weapon and be fast because the entire squad will be an easy target during this challenge. If you're outdoors, watch out for meteors: yes, they can actually land inside the circle, destroy the entire squad and destroy the mission in a single strike (this happened to me LOL). Also watch out for the Scorpion's venom: spot these creatures and destroy them before they will be able to deliver venom attacks. Use a trophy system as a defense. If you have the Venom-X you can detonate some gas bullets inside the circle in order to protect the squad.

Kill the highlighted aliens first
Be careful, the highlighted aliens will come together with the other ones. Shoot wisely and with some accuracy. Get some damage from other aliens rather than failing the challenge. Sometimes not highlighted seekers comes early; when they explode it counts as a kill and the challenge is void. Tossing a flare can be useful, then carefully shoot and cross your fingers. Lottery basically.

Kill X enemies by prone
This is an easy challenge until the third area, when it can become tough (especially during the last hive). Using the Venom-X by prone will help. Keep the team together, wait for enemies to surround you, take turn and shoot at short distance using the Venom-X. Armour will be useful too.

Everytime I play I take note of each challenge, trying to find a scheme useful to predict the next challenge. I invite you to do the same, then we shall match our data and find a pattern, if there is one.

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