Call of Duty: Black Ops intel locations guide


WMD - Intel 1

Grab this intel after you’ve swooshed from the Blackbird in space to the team on the ground for the second time. Breach the door, clear the room of enemies, and check the desk to your left, below the railing.

WMD - Intel 2

Shoot the hinges off the door and make your way up to the communication tower, kicking down another door to enter. Teammates will rappel through the windows and start taking out bad guys on the balcony. Run through the chaos until you reach a locker room in the back of the upper floor. The intel is on a bench.

WMD - Intel 3

The mission’s final intel is in the huge spacious warehouse filled with blue-and-yellow explosive barrels. Ignore the control room and head to the second table with barrels on top - the intel is with them.


Payback - Intel 1

Finish the game of roulette and begin chasing the Russian through the underground tunnels. Within a minute or two, you should reach a larger cavern with a waterfall and streaming sunlight. The intel is on a metal shelf agains the righthand wall.

Payback - Intel 2

Before boarding the Hind helicopter with Woods, check the table next to the green tent. The intel is next to the radio.

Payback - Intel 3

Free Reznov and race after him, into a large room with lots of rafter beams and LOTS of bad guys. Once the area is safe, look for the intel in the back left corner, a little left of the door that enemies kept popping through.


Rebirth - Intel 1

Exit the shipping container and stealth kill the first guard with an axe. The intel is immediately to your left here, on the ground in front of a crate. Don’t take too long, however, or you’ll be spotted by the helicopters.

Rebirth - Intel 2

Inside the laboratory of caged monkeys and pigs is an octagonal gas containment chamber that holds both the intel and a soldier. Here’s the tricky part. If you shoot at the soldier, the chamber’s doors will automatically close, blocking you from entering. So use your knife instead, or shoot him after you’ve acquired the intel. Don’t worry if you’re trapped and killed by Nova 6  gas - the mission will reload shortly before this point, with the intel already in your collection.

Rebirth - Intel 3

When you’re playing as Hudson in the hazmat suit, a building will explode into flames right in front of you. The mission path will take you into this building and up the stairs, but first, check the door on your right. Inside is a small dining room, and across from the stove and fridge, on a wall full of pots and pans, is the intel.


  • aimee - October 8, 2011 8:59 p.m.

    I finished the game on Veteran only to be missing ONE intel. Thanks to this guide, I was able to get the trophy for locating it. Thanks! :)
  • Jdub9064 - August 10, 2011 6:53 a.m.

    great guide, used it through the whole game!
  • Zepaw - March 20, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    Good guide, got them all. I hate looking for collectibles on my own because it takes from the experience.
  • Zepaw - March 20, 2011 6:16 a.m.

    Using the unlock code will make the achievement unobtainable.
  • denniseads - March 6, 2011 3:39 p.m.

    I did get them all! only with your help! TY
  • denniseads - March 4, 2011 3:24 p.m.

    just what I needed !! thanks
  • JoshPelican - December 29, 2010 11:27 p.m.

    Thanks a lot for the guide, guys! Just so you know, you circled the wrong item for the last Intel in S.O.G. :)
  • lilzeusworld7 - December 19, 2010 11:01 a.m.

    Hey, instead of having to find them why don't you just type in 3arc intel on the computer when you hop out of the chair, so you don't have to do all the looking..
  • DR26DETT - April 25, 2012 10:30 p.m.

    but if you od that then you dont get the achevement for grtting them
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - November 28, 2010 4:47 p.m.

    Wow, this is gonna save me a lot of time. Thanks Charlie!
  • hjct95 - November 28, 2010 8 a.m.

    hey guys i really really really need your help, today i took my hard drive to my friends house so we could try and both get the sacrificial lamb achievement in zombies. I moved my account to his hard drive so we could both get the achievement, we didnt get it because we couldnt get the crossbow :(. Anyways i moved my account back to my hard drive later i found that i all ready had all the intel, my friend has the closer analysis achievement, but i didnt have the achievement which i thought was wierd, i then went to WMD to get the last few intel but there was none there. So what im asking is how can i get the closer analysis achievement although i have all the intel???? HEEELLLLPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you in advance, HJCT95
  • nikrusty - November 27, 2010 6:43 a.m.

    good guide, well screeshotted and videoed. This is how it must be NOT "Turn left go up the stairs under the shelf it an intel item"
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - November 17, 2010 7 p.m.

    @PipBowl420 I think the classified information you unlock in the "Intel" section of the main menu is a pretty proper reward. Though you can also access that through a single cheat code, as one of the previous comments mentioned.
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - November 17, 2010 6:59 p.m.

  • PipBowl420 - November 15, 2010 9:38 p.m.

    Yeah.. -GR- got these intel quickly.. but... there's no proper reward for searching for all these, other than a trophy/achievement
  • rockaholic - November 13, 2010 10:31 p.m.

    i love cal of duty blk ops
  • rockaholic - November 13, 2010 10:02 p.m.

    how do you get out of the chair in the main menu GammaGames
  • jakab11 - November 13, 2010 4:06 p.m.

    yeah i was suprised how many of these i found during my first play through the campaign, i actually found about half. Thanks for cranking out this guide so quickly though, its much appreciated!
  • elpurplemonkey - November 12, 2010 11:48 p.m.

    It must be a total bitch to do guides like this, but well done. Video is invaluable when searching for collectibles.
  • GammaGames - November 12, 2010 11:10 p.m.

    I found a couple of the ones in Vorkuta! And, I think theres a cheat to get all the intel. Get out of the chair on the main meny, go to the computer in the back, and type in 3ARC INTEL! For Zombie maps, type in 3ARC UNLOCK.

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