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Black Ops Cold War Dark Ops Challenges for Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies

Dark Ops challenges are the kind of mysterious unlocks that only the best players will be able to uncover. Here are all Black Ops Cold War Dark Ops challenges, so that you know exactly what to do to earn them.

A Dark Ops challenge is a secret achievement that only reveals itself once a player has completed its requirements. The challenges are notorious for being the hardest achievements in the game, and only the best Call of Duty players will unlock them all.

Of course, it doesn’t help that we’re left in the dark when it comes to knowing what to do to unlock said challenges. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of every Cold War Dark Ops challenge – so you can aim to collect them all.

Black Ops Cold War Dark Ops challenges
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Doing so will be no easy task however, even when you know the requirements.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Dark Ops Challenges


Black Ops Cold War Campaign Dark Ops
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The campaign Dark Ops challenges should be the easiest to unlock, but only if you know what you’re doing. At least you can replay the missions to ensure you complete the additional Dark Ops objectives.

Retro Gamer – Unlock all Arcade Machines

What Do The Numbers Mean? – Decrypt the Floppy Disk in Operation Chaos

Defiant – Attempt to jump off the bridge to your death in Break on Through

Anti-Hero – Wipe out all the marked enemies with takedown attacks in Ashes to Ashes

Cover Your Tracks – Stash away 5 bodies as Belikov during Desperate Measures

Awkward Chat – Answer both questions correctly in the elevator ride during Desperate Measures. The answers are “Last Week” and “Commander Sobol.”


Cold War Multiplayer Dark Ops
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These Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Dark Ops challenges might well be the hardest to accomplish. Only the most dedicated of players will unlock them, and even then it’s going to take a while.

Relentless Killer – Earn 10 Relentless medals (20 kills without dying)

Brutal Killer – Earn a Brutal medal (25 killstreak)

Frenzied Killer – Earn a Frenzy medal (5 rapid kills)

Chain Killer – Get a Kill Chain (Killed more than 7 players rapidly)

From the Depths – Get 25 kills against enemies that are on land or a ship’s surface when you are shooting at them from underwater with a primary or secondary weapon

Hard Wipe – Single-handedly eliminate an entire squad of 4 players in a Fireteam mode

Underwater Ops – While underwater, plant C4 on an enemy-occupied Gunboat or Wakerunner and detonate to destroy the vehicle and kill the occupants 5 times

Nuked Out – Earn a Nuclear medal in Free-For-All without using Scorestreak rewards

Back At You – Throw a Frag Grenade back and kill the enemy that threw the grenade at you

Very Nuclear – Earn a Nuclear medal with 25 different weapons with all kills coming from that weapon

Nuclear Killer – Earn a Nuclear medal

Mega Kill – Earn a Mega Kill (6 rapid kills)

Dark Ops Master – Complete all Dark Ops challenges


Black Ops Cold War Zombies Dark Ops
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The Black Ops Cold War Zombies Dark Ops challenges are mercifully a little easier than their Multiplayer counterparts. Make sure you bring a team with you and each one is possible.

That’s not to say that they’re easy.

Social Distancing – Reach Round 20 without getting hit

Good Enough – Reach Round 20 using only your starting loadout and no upgrades

Harbinger of Doom – Kill 50 enemies with a single support

Invincible – Reach Round 30 without going down

Box Addict – Buy every weapon from the Mystery Box in a single game

Armed to the Teeth – Have 2 fully upgraded weapons with Ammo Mods and all 6 perks in one game

The AnvilExfil a game, only using melee attacks

Checkmate – Play every single trial in Die Maschine in a single game

Evil Unleashed – Complete the Easter Egg

Another Round? – Reach Round 100

Pristine Pelt – In Dead Ops Arcade, defeat Mamaback in the final round without ever dying

Reaper of the Undead – Kill 1,000,000 enemies

King of Silverbacks – In Dead Ops Arcade, earn a cumulative high score of 999,999,999

With all Black Ops Cold War Dead Ops challenges complete, you can officially consider yourself to have 100% completed the game. Thankfully, the challenges don’t actually count towards percent complete, for all those that can’t leave a game unfinished.

If you’re looking to complete those Dark Ops challenges for Black Ops Zombies, be sure to check out our high round strategy walkthrough for Die Maschine.

We also have a guide for the best weapons to use in Cold War Zombies, which is certain to help you complete these notoriously tricky achievements.

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