While you can rack up a good number of Achievements and Trophies just by playing through Call of Duty: Black Ops on its easiest setting, there are so many more to garner with a little effort and know-how. Since we’re all out of effort after writing this, it all falls on you. The know-how on the other hand, we can help you out with.
Below you will find descriptions on how to get the more straightforward achievements/trophies. For the trickier of the bunch, we have included videos to help show you just how to get them a little easier. If there is a particular one that you are stuck on, zoot on down the alphabetical list and get what you need. Otherwise, enjoy them all and have fun!
Achievements are listed alphabetically
A Safer Place
Sabotage the Soviet space program 10 Achievement Points
Complete the Fourth mission, Executive Order, to obtain this.
Complete the Seventh mission, Numbers, to obtain this.
BLACK OP MASTER
Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty 100 Achievement Points
Complete the game on Hardened or Veteran modes. This one is definitely only for the masochists at heart.
Complete "Rebirth" and "Redemption" on Veteran difficulty 25 Achievement Points
All you need to do is complete these two missions on Veteran difficulty.
Crack the code 10 Achievement Points
Complete the Fourteenth mission, Revelations, to obtain this.
Find all the hidden intel 15 Achievement Points
There are 42 intel items scattered around the game that need to be picked up to get this. If only there was a guide that could show you where each and every one was.
Complete "Operation 40", "Vorkuta", and "Executive Order" on Veteran difficulty 25 Achievement Points
Complete these first three playable missions on the hardest difficulty to nab this achievement/trophy.
Watch a film or clip with a friend 15 Achievement Points
Load up the theater mode and watch a clip with a buddy. It’s helpful if you have friends to get this.
Death to Dictators
Use a single round to bring down Castro 15 Achievement Points
One of the first Achievements/Trophies you’ll come across. When you reach the dictator’s bedroom, he’ll pull a woman in front in front of him for cover. Everything will slow down and give you a couple of seconds to get your crosshair square on his noggin. Pull the trigger and get your reward.
Down and Dirty
Complete "SOG" and "The Defector" on Veteran difficulty 25 Achievement Points
Simply complete these two missions on veteran difficulty to complete this. Like how I said “simply” like it was easy? It’s not.
Use only dual wield weapons to escape Kowloon 10 Achievement Points
In Numbers, you will start the mission with Dual pistols. You can either keep using them until later on in the mission when you come to a weapon stash where you can upgrade to dual machine guns. Just keep using dual weapons all the way to the end and you’ll get your points.
Destroy both helicopters with one Valkyrie rocket from the deck of the ship. 15 Achievement Points
During the last mission, Redemption, after you land the helicopter, you will walk up the deck a bit and be told to pick up the Valkyrie Rocket Launcher. When you do, there will be two choppers buzzing overhead. To get this achievement/trophy, you’ll need to take down both choppers with one missile. If you happen to take out only one chopper, toss a grenade at your feet and give it another go.
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