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Dark Aether Camo Unlock Guide – Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Mastery Camos have become commonplace amongst recent Call of Duty games. However, Black Ops Cold War is the first game to have two separate mastery camos. One for Multiplayer and one for Zombies.

This article will tell you everything you need to know about the Dark Aether mastery camo in Black Ops Cold War zombies.

How To Unlock Dark Aether Camo

How To Unlock Dark Aether Camo
Dark Aether Camo on the M82

Just like previous iterations of mastery camos, players must first earn a collection of other camos. These camos can be earned by completing certain challenges in your games.

However, in order for you to start earning every single camo, you must reach a certain level threshold for you weapon.

Pistols, Shotguns, Launchers, Special, and the Knife all require level 30 in order for you to start earning every camo.

Assault Rifles, SMGs, Tactical Rifles, LMGs, and Snipers all require level 50 in order for you to start earning every camo.

Camos & Challenges

There are 29 weapons in Black Ops Cold War zombies required to have every camo unlocked to earn Dark Aether.

Every weapon in Black Ops Cold War zombies has the same camos, but not all of them have the same challenges.

While most are similar, there are a few weapon class challenges specific to the weapon category.

Here is the list of the camos and challenges for every weapon category in Black Ops Cold War zombies:

Assault Rifles, SMGs, Tactical Rifles, Shotguns, LMGs, Snipers, & Pistols

Assault Rifles Camo
Maniac Camo on the AK47
Grunge
  • Stroke - Get 50 Kills
  • Glacier - Get 250 Kills
  • Grudge - Get 750 Kills
  • Bloodshed - Get 1500 Kills
  • Rotten - Get 2500 Kills
Liquid
  • Wasteland - Get 50 Critical Kills
  • Amphibian - Get 250 Critical Kills
  • Boundary - Get 750 Critical Kills
  • Threshold - Get 1500 Critical Kills
  • Banished - Get 2500 Critical Kills
Brushstroke
  • Extortion - Get 50 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Degeneration - Get 250 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Downfall - Get 750 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Drench - Get 1500 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Chemical - Get 2500 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
Vintage
  • Decadence - Get 3 Elite Eliminations
  • Bravado - Get 6 Elite Eliminations
  • Funkadelic - Get 9 Elite Eliminations
  • Boutique - Get 12 Elite Eliminations
  • Maniac - Get 15 Elite Eliminations
Fauna
  • Growl - Get 10 Kills rapidly 2 times
  • Scavenger - Get 10 Kills rapidly 4 times
  • Zebra - Get 10 Kills rapidly 6 times
  • Blue Tiger - Get 10 Kills rapidly 8 times
  • Rising Tiger - Get 10 Kills rapidly 10 times
Topography
  • Acidic - Get 3 or more Critical Hit Kills rapidly 5 times
  • Gunrunner - Get 3 or more Critical Hit Kills rapidly 10 times
  • Forecast - Get 3 or more Critical Hit Kills rapidly 15 times
  • Cartographer - Get 3 or more Critical Hit Kills rapidly 20 times
  • Sunder - Get 3 or more Critical Hit Kills rapidly 25 times
Infection
  • Corrosion - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 2 times
  • Corrosion - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 4 times
  • Entropy - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 6 times
  • Glitch - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 8 times
  • Conviction - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 10 times

Launchers

Sunder Special
Sunder Camo on the Cigma 2
Grunge
  • Stroke - Get 50 Kills
  • Glacier - Get 250 Kills
  • Grudge - Get 500 Kills
  • Bloodshed - Get 1000 Kills
  • Rotten - Get 1500 Kills
Liquid
  • Wasteland - Kill 2 or more enemies rapidly 10 times
  • Amphibian - Kill 2 or more enemies rapidly 20 times
  • Boundary - Kill 2 or more enemies rapidly 30 times
  • Threshold - Kill 2 or more enemies rapidly 40 times
  • Banished - Kill 2 or more enemies rapidly 50 times
Brushstroke
  • Extortion - Kill 5 or more enemies with a single shot 10 times
  • Degeneration - Kill 5 or more enemies with a single shot 20 times
  • Downfall - Kill 5 or more enemies with a single shot 30 times
  • Drench - Kill 5 or more enemies with a single shot 40 times
  • Chemical - Kill 5 or more enemies with a single shot 50 times
Vintage
  • Decadence - Get 50 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Bravado - Get 250 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Funkadelic - Get 500 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Boutique - Get 1000 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Maniac - Get 1500 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
Fauna
  • Growl - Get 2 Elite Eliminations
  • Scavenger - Get 4 Elite Eliminations
  • Zebra - Get 6 Elite Elmintations
  • Blue Tiger - Get 8 Elite Eliminations
  • Rising Tiger - Get 10 Elite Eliminations
Topography
  • Acidic - Get 10 Kills rapidly 2 times
  • Gunrunner - Get 10 Kills rapidly 4 times
  • Forecast - Get 10 Kills rapidly 6 times
  • Cartographer - Get 10 Kills rapidly 8 times
  • Sunder - Get 10 Kills rapidly 10 times
Infection
  • Corrosion - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 2 times
  • Corrosion - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 4 times
  • Entropy - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 6 times
  • Glitch - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 8 times
  • Conviction - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 10 times

Melee

Melee Camo
Rotten Camo on the Knife
Grunge
  • Stroke - Get 50 Kills
  • Glacier - Get 125 Kills
  • Grudge - Get 250 Kills
  • Bloodshed - Get 500 Kills
  • Rotten - Get 750 Kills
Liquid
  • Wasteland - Get 10 Kills against enemies who are disoriented by a Stun Grenade, Monkey Bomb, or Decoy Grenade.
  • Amphibian - Get 20 Kills against enemies who are disoriented by a Stun Grenade, Monkey Bomb, or Decoy Grenade.
  • Boundary - Get 30 Kills against enemies who are disoriented by a Stun Grenade, Monkey Bomb, or Decoy Grenade.
  • Threshold - Get 40 Kills against enemies who are disoriented by a Stun Grenade, Monkey Bomb, or Decoy Grenade.
  • Banished - Get 50 Kills against enemies who are disoriented by a Stun Grenade, Monkey Bomb, or Decoy Grenade.
Brushstroke
  • Extortion - Get 50 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Degeneration - Get 125 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Downfall - Get 250 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Drench - Get 500 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Chemical - Get 750 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
Vintage
  • Decadence - Get 3 Kills against enemies who are affected by Frost Blast, Ring of Fire, or while you have Aether Shroud active
  • Bravado - Get 6 Kills against enemies who are affected by Frost Blast, Ring of Fire, or while you have Aether Shroud active
  • Funkadelic - Get 9 kills against enemies who are affected by Frost Blast, Ring of Fire, or while you have Aether Shroud active
  • Cartographer - Get 12 Kills against enemies who are affected by Frost Blast, Ring of Fire, or while you have Aether Shroud active
  • Maniac - Get 15 Kills against enemies who are affected by Frost Blast, Ring of Fire, or while you have Aether Shroud active
Fauna
  • Growl - Get 2 Elite Eliminations
  • Scavenger - Get 4 Elie Eliminations
  • Zebra - Get 6 Elite Eliminations
  • Blue Tiger - Get 8 Elite Eliminations
  • Rising Tiger - Get 10 Elite Eliminations
Topography
  • Acidic - Get 10 Kills rapidly 2 times
  • Gunrunner - Get 10 Kills rapidly 4 times
  • Forecast - Get 10 Kills rapidly 6 times
  • Cartographer - Get 10 Kills rapidly 8 times
  • Sunder - Get 10 Kills rapidly 10 times
Infection
  • Corrosion - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 2 times
  • Corrosion - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 4 times
  • Entropy - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 6 times
  • Glitch - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 8 times
  • Conviction - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 10 times

Special

Special Ammo
Conviction Camo on the M79
Grunge
  • Stroke - Get 50 Kills
  • Glacier - Get 250 Kills
  • Grudge - Get 500 Kills
  • Bloodshed - Get 1000 Kills
  • Rotten - Get 1500 Kills
Liquid
  • Wasteland - Kill 2 or more enemies rapidly 10 times
  • Amphibian - Kill 2 or more enemies rapidly 20 times
  • Boundary - Kill 2 or more enemies rapidly 30 times
  • Threshold - Kill 2 or more enemies rapidly 40 times
  • Banished - Kill 2 or more enemies rapidly 50 times
Brushstroke
  • Extortion - Kill 5 or more enemies with a single shot 10 times
  • Degeneration - Kill 5 or more enemies with a single shot 20 times
  • Downfall - Kill 5 or more enemies with a single shot 30 times
  • Drench - Kill 5 or more enemies with a single shot 40 times
  • Chemical - Kill 5 or more enemies with a single shot 50 times
Vintage
  • Decadence - Get 50 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Bravado - Get 250 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Funkadelic - Get 500 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Boutique - Get 1000 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
  • Maniac - Get 1500 Kills while Pack-A-Punched
Fauna
  • Growl - Get 2 Elite Eliminations
  • Scavenger - Get 4 Elite Eliminations
  • Zebra - Get 6 Elite Elmintations
  • Blue Tiger - Get 8 Elite Eliminations
  • Rising Tiger - Get 10 Elite Eliminations
Topography
  • Acidic - Get 10 Kills rapidly 2 times
  • Gunrunner - Get 10 Kills rapidly 4 times
  • Forecast - Get 10 Kills rapidly 6 times
  • Cartographer - Get 10 Kills rapidly 8 times
  • Sunder - Get 10 Kills rapidly 10 times
Infection
  • Corrosion - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 2 times
  • Corrosion - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 4 times
  • Entropy - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 6 times
  • Glitch - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 8 times
  • Conviction - Get 20 or more consecutive Kills without getting hit 10 times

Most of these challenges are straightforward, but there are a couple things you need to keep in mind.

Critical hit kills are the equivalent to headshots in Black Ops Cold War zombies.

Elites, for those who may not know, are enemies such as the Megaton mini-bosses the spawn in frequently on Die Maschine. You do not have to kill the hazmat Megaton with your desired weapon, however, once he splits in two, you must kill the split Megaton with your weapon of choice.

Rapid kills are kills that happen within a couple seconds of each other. Most of the time you will accidentally earn these camos since you'll be killing zombies quickly anyways, especially in the higher rounds.

Yes, there are two Corrosion camos for the Infection Camo category. This is most likely an error on Treyarch's part, so for now, there are two Corrosion camos in the game.

How To Unlock Golden Viper Camo

How To Unlock Golden Viper Camo
Golden Viper Camo on the MP5

Once you have unlocked all camos for a particular weapon, you will unlock Golden Viper camo for that weapon.

How To Unlock Plague Diamond Camo

How To Unlock Plague Diamond Camo
Plague Diamond Camo on the XM4

Once you have earned all camos for a particular class of weapons such as Assault Rifles or SMGs, you will unlock Plague Diamond camo which is exclusive to that weapon category.

How To Unlock Dark Aether Camo

How To Unlock Dark Aether Camo
Dark Aether Camo on the Diamatti

Once you have earned Plague Diamond on all weapon categories, you will have officially unlocked Dark Aether for you to use on all of your weapons.

Earning Dark Aether camo is a time consuming grind in Black Ops Cold War zombies, so do n't expect this to be easy.

Good luck zombie players!

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