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Black Ops Cold War Dark Ops challenges guide for multiplayer and zombies

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If you want to know that Black Ops Cold War Dark Ops challenges are we have the information here. As the name suggests, these challages are hidden away behind ‘classified’ screens and only show when they're completed. Which obviously means you're just shooting in the... ahem, dark, if you're trying to complete them without knowing what you're doing. There are a set of these challenges for you to complete in each of the game’s three modes - campaign, multiplayer, and zombies.

To give you some help in completing these Black Ops Cold War Dark Ops challenges we’ve got all the conditions you need to satisfy in order to unlock and tick each one off below. For each challenge set you complete you’ll be rewarded with a Dark Ops Master animated Calling Cards - one for each mode. 

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Black Ops Cold War Campaign Dark Ops challenges

Black Ops Cold War Campaign Dark Ops challenges

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Perhaps the easiest set of challenges to complete and unlock (if you know what you’re doing ahead of time). These Black Ops Cold War Campaign Dark Ops challenges can be completed on any difficulty setting, and you can boot up missions from the evidence board if you want to replay a level to make sure you complete the challenge. 

Black Ops Cold War Campaign Dark Ops challenges
Dark Ops ChallengeHow to Complete
Retro GamerUnlock all Arcade Machines.
What Do the Numbers Mean?Decrypt the Black Ops Cold War floppy disk.
DefiantDefy your orders and try to jump off the bridge in Break on Through.
Anti-HeroUse takedown attacks to neutralise all marked targets in Ashes to Ashes.
Cover Your TracksConceal 5 bodies whilst playing as Belikov in Desperate Measures.
Awkward ChatProvide the correct answer to both of Imran Zakhaev’s questions in the elevator sequence in Desperate Measures.

Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Dark Ops challenges

Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Dark Ops challenges

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This suite of Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Dark Ops challenges may pose the biggest problem for all the completionists out there, as the tasks you’re given here mostly rely on you being a hero in the PvP portion of the game. Even if you’re a superstar when it comes to multiplayer, these Dark Ops challenges are going to take you a while to collect. With that in mind, you may want to take a look at some of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War best guns to help you along a little. Completing each of these challenges will reward you with a Calling Card and either a 5,000 or 10,000 XP boost.

Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Dark Ops challenges
Dark Ops ChallengeHow to Complete
Relentless KillerEarn 10 Relentless medals (Get 20 Kills without dying).
Brutal KillerEarn a Brutal Medal (Achieve a 25 Killstreak)
Frenzied KillerEarn a Frenzy Kill medal (5 Rapid kills).
Chain KillerGet a Kill Chain (Kill over 7 players rapidly).
From the DepthsGet 25 Kills with primary or secondary weapon whilst underwater, whilst the enemy is on land or a ship’s surface
Hard WipeEliminate an entire squad of 4 players in a Fireteam mode.
Underwater OpsWhile underwater, plant C4 on an enemy-occupied Gunboat or Wakerunner, killing a crewmember. Do this 5 times.
Nuked OutEarned a Nuclear medal in Free-For All without using Scorestreak rewards.
Back At YouReturn a Frag Grenade to sender and kill the enemy that threw the lethal projectile at you.
Very NuclearEarn a Nuclear medal with 25 different weapons, with all kills coming from that weapon.
Nuclear KillerEarn a Nuclear Medal
Mega KillEarn a Mega Kill medal (Get 6 Rapid kills).
Dark Ops MasterComplete all Dark Ops challenges.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Dark Ops challenges

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Dark Ops challenges

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Though these Black Ops Cold War Zombies Dark Ops challenges may not seem particularly impossible to complete, they are certainly going to take you a while (especially Reaper of the Undead, yeesh). Some of them will come down to skill, others will come down to you just grinding out rounds upon rounds of the game. Again, knowing what the challenges are so you can plan ahead and try and build your reserves to complete them is wise. Completing each Dark Ops challenge will reward you with calling card and either 1,000, 5,000 or 10,000 XP

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Dark Ops challenges
Dark Ops ChallengeHow to Complete
Social DistancingReach Round 20 without getting hit.
Good EnoughReach Round 20 using only your starting loadout (and no grenades).
Harbinger of DoomKill 50 enemies with a single support.
InvincibleReach Round 30 without going down.
Box AddictBuy every weapon from the mystery box in a single game.
Armed to the TeethHave 2 Fully Upgraded weapons with Ammo Mods, plus all 6 perks, in one game.
The AnvilExfil a game with only using melee.
CheckmatePlay every single trial in Die Maschine in a single game.
Evil UnleashedComplete the Easter Egg.
Another Round?Reach Round 100.
Pristine PeltIn Dead Ops Arcade, defeat Mamaback in the final round without dying.
Reaper of the UndeadKill 1,000,000 enemies
King of SilverbacksIn Dead Ops Arcade, earn a cumulative high score of 999,999,999.