Gone are the laptops of last year’s Call of Duty 4. Death Cards are this fall’s hottest searchable, and finding all 13 in Call of Duty: World at War’s single player campaign opens up a bevy of cheat-tastic tweaks which you can enjoy in the brand spankin’ new Co-op Mode. Death Cards unlock sweet stuff like exploding headshots, paintball mode, undead enemies, Vampire Skillz and much, much more. Think of them like those elusive Skulls in Halo 3, only nowhere near as hard to find... as long as you know what you’re looking for.
Above: Death Cards enable paintball bullets and exploding headshots!
Given that these are basically actual playing cards (stuck in the brim of a helmet sitting atop a vertical rifle) relative to the size of your soldier, you’re in for quite a bit of eye strain if you’re brave enough to go it guideless. But fear not, dear reader! We’ve listed the location of each and every Death Card. And along with a list of attributes, we’ve also posted a brief video to guarantee you can catch ‘em all in the first play-through. You’re welcome, soldier!
FYI: We’ve listed the Death Cards in sequential order with the single-player campaign. Tank and Plane missions (Blood + Iron, Black Cats) do not contain Death Cards. Oh, and we killed everyone before scouring for these coveted cards, and you’d be wise to do so as well.
Card #1: THUNDER
Effect: Thunder: Headshots now cause enemies to explode!
Location: Semper Fi
Immediately following getting your gun in the opening cinematic, veer right and head into the first open shack. It’s a damned good vantage point - and looky there - your first Death Card! Enjoy it, this is one of the only times it’ll be this easy.
Card #2: HARD HEADED
Effect: Enemies will take less bullet damage.
Location: Little Resistance
Once you’re facing the large Japanese bunker, tuck and run into the trench on your right. Exit the tunnel and dispose of your adversaries, practically unaware. In the very right corner of the large bunker, you can clearly see the Card standing in the brush.
Card #3: SUICIDE KING
Effect: You’ll get explosive pistol rounds while downed.
Location: Hard Landing
Dispose of as many enemies as possible before running into the building. Before you pass through the structure and on to the outside, look for a small lantern barely lighting the darkened room. You should be able to make out the silhouette of your brand new Death Card.