Call of Duty: World at War - level guide

Level guide

Semper Fi
For an opening level, Semper Fi has a few sections that can give you trouble. After you escape and begin to work your way through the beach huts, keep your eye out for a Marine going hand-to-hand with a fiery Japanese soldier – save him and you unlock an achievement. The next tricky part is the ambush in the jungle, which you can beat by taking cover behind the burnt hut. Finally, the end requires you to plant explosives, then escape on the boat. Don’t mess around here trying to kill all the enemies – just sprint for the objective.

Little Resistance
Second level in, and there’s nothing too tricky here. It’s easy to forget that you have unlimited rocket strikes, so if you’re struggling to get past one of the machine gun nest sections, call one in and push forward immediately afterwards. There are a few places in the middle of the stage where you’re ambushed by banzai chargers coming out of the grass, so be prepared to melee. Also, when you’re picking your way through the tunnels watch out for half-dead enemies dropping grenades at your feet.

Hard Landing
This level really starts to get going once you’re out of the jungle section. Use smoke to progress through the Japanese barricades until you see your buddy drop his flamethrower. Once you’ve collected the weapon keep it! Burn everything that looks flammable: chances are you’ll kill enemies hiding in grass and trees before they fire a shot (and you’ll scoop an Achievement too). At the bombed-out air terminal, head to the left and push inside using the ‘thrower. Head upstairs as soon as you can – you don’t have to kill everyone here.

Next is the tank charge. Stick to the friendly tank until it gets taken out and then sprint towards the objective, where you’ll find a Panzerschrek and plenty of ammo. Finally, you’re assaulting the AA guns. Again, use smoke to cover your approach and use the flamethrower liberally. Once you’ve take the first AA emplacement you can use it to take out the others without going near them. The level ends with a fixed machine gun battle. Mow down the troops until the tanks arrive. This is when you need to get on the nearest AA gun and take them out.

A good tip for the first part of this stage is to line up the paired guards to take them both out with a single bullet. No-scope the dog when he gets close and then gun down the final Nazi. The toughest part of the stage is the one-on-one sniper battle. Ideally, you’ll take him out when Reznov draws his fire, but if you don’t you need to listen out for where he is. He’ll try and fool you with a decoy (a helmet poking out from the bottom of the window) so ignore this and wait for him to appear. As a rule he usually fires every 8-10 seconds, so time your aim-steadying accordingly and you should nail him. The rest of the stage is reasonably easy. Keep low when you’re crawling through the burning building, and don’t miss the superior German sniper rifle before you climb onto the roof in the second half of the stage.

Their Land, Their Blood
This level is reasonably straight forward until the first tank-killing section. There’s Panzerschrek ammo on the second floor of the house, which gives you enough to kill three of the four tanks. The final tank is in the barn at the top of the hill, and there’s extra Panzer ammo in the nearby house for that. Once you’ve been taken across the map on the friendly tanks it gets tougher. Try and find a Paratrooper rifle (FG-42) – it has a good balance between power, accuracy and rate of fire – and a Gewehr-43. Now flank to the right side of the map and work your way forward. Pay attention to the snipers in the towers and try to take them out as you go. Keep pushing forward and your tanks will eventually arrive and successfully rout the Germans.


  • rida - June 5, 2014 10:16 p.m.

    i play Call of Duty: World at War on PC im on level 6 Burn ‘em out i complete it but the game suddenly stop i dnt knw why help me to figure it out plz
  • hardassfuck - March 29, 2010 4:20 p.m.

    fuck theres just 1 more trophie i have 2 get its the throw a six and a halve one.Almost got it this morning on black cats.
  • Cwf2008 - November 28, 2008 6:42 a.m.

    COD:WAW just plain sucks. I dont care if they had 2 months or 2 years they could of done a better job with this game. And its not just the fact its World War 2 again: It just seems like Treyarch decided to half-ass the game. Cant wait for Infinity Ward to make the true COD 5
  • gamer999962 - November 27, 2008 5:09 p.m.

    it annoys me how people say it sucks ONLY because it goes back to WWII. that doesnt make it bad does it?
  • Skykid - November 27, 2008 1:49 p.m.

    This I'll use to my full advantage to kick all people's but who stand in my way.
  • kickazz19 - November 23, 2008 11:21 p.m.

    i agree w/ you fiercemattman... i have it and it kicks ass. i think its better than cod 4. the only thing i dont like is that there not as many semi-automatics. but overall 11/10.
  • FierceMattman - November 23, 2008 5:12 p.m.

    If Captain Price is in this game i swear to god! He has been in every game since COD 2 i think and hes is probably developing every disease out there by now god hes been everywhere. And he smokes too he would be dead by the 1970's aty most! Nice article though.
  • agentchq - November 18, 2008 6:11 p.m.

    well me and my friend both take sides and write reviews on it you can read them at
  • matthewdds - November 17, 2008 4:47 a.m.

    World at War sucks compared to COD4!!! Rent WAW before you buy it. I really feel that I wasted my money purchasing World at War. I personally will not play this stupid game anymore. I prefer COD4!!! Why can't people figure out that we all like online playing? The online play sucks compared to COD4. The only people that really like this game are the freaking makers of the game. Everybody else who plays this game HATES it!!!
  • overlorduk - November 14, 2008 2:05 a.m.

    I think that it's unfair when people criticise Treyarch for their production of COD 3 while forgetting that they only had something like 8 months to produce it. If Infinity Ward only had 8 months to produce COD 4 I suspect that people would be criticising that game. Treyarch have had something like 2 years to produce WAW and I think it shows in a game which is at least as good, if not better, than COD 4. I may be biased because I prefer the WW2 scenerio of fighting a proper army who have a wide variety of fighters, bombers, ships, tanks, artillary, morters etc. rather than terrorists with RPGs.
  • Upper_Yours - November 13, 2008 4:07 p.m.

    When i first heard this WWII i was like "ah crap..." but i've played the multiplayer Beta and i gotta say this isn't a bad game
  • dylpickle92 - December 10, 2008 2:10 a.m.

    i stuck on the very last mission on verteran:(
  • Skykid - November 27, 2008 2 p.m.

    Hey chester_spartan, why don't you STFU! You'll ruin it for me.
  • CoD_22 - November 23, 2008 9:27 p.m.

    lol gd 1 fiercemattman its an awesome game, although so was cod4...but anyways does the zombie level ever stop or is the whole point of it that it keeps going until you die?
  • FierceMattman - November 23, 2008 5:20 p.m.

    @mattthewdds actually a shit load of people LOVE COD 5 online and actually it is pretty f***n sweet so piss off. If no one liked it then how come its one of the best sellers at EBGames? hmm screw you ill kick your ass at COD 4
  • Hippster - November 23, 2008 12:16 a.m.

    Good game, but i really cant understand the lack of any British troops.
  • agentchq - November 18, 2008 6:11 p.m.

    well me and my friend both take sides and write reviews on it you can read them at
  • CptCHARLES - November 16, 2008 8:12 p.m.

    @overlorduk: couldn't have said it better myself, WaW is basically what CoD3 would've been if they had a proper amount of time to do it. And I mean that in a good way considering that CoD3 is maybe the best game ever when you consider it was made in like 1 thir of the time it took to make 4.
  • ZombiePirate215 - November 13, 2008 3:35 a.m.

    Chester, Infinity Ward is working forward, Activision has Treyarch working on titles in between Infinity Ward products so thatpeople don't get bored. At least they're trying for a new take on the WW2 experience instead of doing modern again or working of the German perspective. Would you rather have Infinity Ward wasting their time on another WW2 game or working on something new and exciting?

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