Call of Duty: World at War - level guide

Burn ‘em out
There’s not a lot of strategy to this level. You’re basically told to burn your way through the Japanese trenches, and that’s what you should do. If it moves, flame it. Keep an eye out for enemies above the trenches and in the trees as these are the ones that will catch you out. Also, don’t forget that you do have an M1 Garand as a second weapon, so if you need to take cover and pick off a few distant enemies do so.

This is another classic Call of Duty level, so basic tactics apply. During the first part of the level take cover behind trees and watch for banzai chargers trying to skewer you. The trench gun you start with isn’t very useful until the second part of the stage where you go into the tunnels, so stick with the MG-32 (it has loads of ammo) and use smoke to move forward. Once you’re in the tunnels get the trench gun out and storm forward. If you hang about you’ll get bogged down in grenade battles with the enemy and this is when you’ll start to die a whole lot because there’s no room to run from the blast-radius. Use smoke if you still have it to get closer and make your trench gun more effective.

Blood and Iron
Possibly the least tactical level in the game. You’re in a tank so your movement is heavily restricted. Despite this, make sure you keep moving at all times because there are plenty of things in this level that will crack your armor. Remember that the flamethrower will only fire out of the front of the tank, and that your turret will take time to align itself with your sights – so don’t fire until it has lined up.

Ring of Steel
This stage is deceptively tough. The first fight through the ruined houses requires caution – rush in with a machine gun and you could easily be picked off by enemies in other buildings or at higher levels. Once you’ve taken the first house you need to pick off the Panzerschrek troops before you can move on, so prioritize them.

Next up is the fight into the asylum. Here you have to grit your teeth and push forward because you don’t have the benefit of smoke grenades for cover. Stick to the right hand side, pick your cover carefully, and use holes in the walls to take pot-shots at the machine gun nest. You need to move forward here because your comrades won’t do it without you… When you’re finally in the asylum track down the double-barreled shotgun (just before the first bunch of enemies) and go nuts with it. Keep a rifle like a Gewehr handy for any long-range shooting, because you will be going outside on occasions.


  • 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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