Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Achievements

Good Karma

Crack the celerium worm.

This achievement requires several steps between various missions in order for Karma to survive (which is your goal). There is another achievement called "Showdown" that is sort of the opposite of this achievement so please read that description as well to plan out your course of action on these two achievements. It is important that for you to get the achievement, you rewind the story. Go to replay mission and hit  and it will rewind so you can change the outcome of the story in the end while keeping all challenge and weapon progress.

  1. Kill Defalco in the mission "Karma"
  2. Complete Strike Force mission "Second Chance" (If available).
  3. Complete "Suffer with Me" and additional Strikeforce Mission
  4. Kill Harper with Farid in mission "Achilles Veil" (Farid survives).
  5. Spare Admiral Briggs in "Odysseus" mission by shooting him in the leg.

Good Karma - Youtube Walkthrough

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User Comments
Comment #1 by pogomax
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 04:32:45 AM

If you need to Rewind game by the RB button to:-

1. Old wounds you must resist shooting Kravvchenko so you can hear all the story this will reveal clue of a mole in Time and fate.

2.Complete STRIKE FORCE shipwreck

3. complete STRIKE FORCE fob specter

4. complete Time and Fate and collect the folder which is in the cocaine bunker and reveals about the mole (this will cause woods to suspect something in Suffer with me)

5. complete Fallen angel (you have to record enough dialogue about the secret meeting as this will unluck STRIKE FORCE MISSION dispatch)

6. Complete STRIKE FORCE "IED2"

7. complete Karmas and allow DeFalco to escape this will open up second chance strike force. and it will also make DeFalco appear in the odysseus mission

8. complete STRIKE FORCE second

Comment #2 by roll27
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 12:01:27 PM

You need to make sure to rescue the hacker, Karma, in the mission Karma or the Strikeforce Mission Second Chance.

Keep her alive by keeping Farid alive. When playing Menendez in Odysseus, you need to injure Admiral Briggs.

It will unlock once you complete Odysseus.

Comment #3 by roll27
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 12:27:45 PM

You need to make sure to rescue the hacker, Karma, in the mission Karma or the Strikeforce Mission Second Chance.

Keep her alive by keeping Farid alive. When playing Menendez in Odysseus, you need to injure Admiral Briggs.

It will unlock once you complete Odysseus.

Comment #4 by A Large Brute
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 09:38:35 PM

Quite a nuisance to get, you have to look ahead really, yet doing so gives away huge plot spoilers, kinda dumb.

Comment #5 by Mike-H
Saturday, November 17, 2012 @ 03:32:45 PM

Glitchy? I did everything required for this and it did'nt unlock.

Comment #6 by AbsoluteIndulgence
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 01:08:20 AM

So confusing haha

Comment #7 by Master Sieder
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 11:33:29 PM

this game fucking sucks have to rewand the whole fucking game to do it

Comment #8 by vindicare
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 11:45:17 AM

its a tricky one to get unless youve read how to do it, its a shame you cant get good karma and showdown in the same playthrough so u have to play the whole story again

Comment #9 by JCW 60 MINI
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 12:58:00 PM

Did this by chance I guess. I was actually trying to get the Showdown achievement but did the strike force missions. Ended up sparing the admiral and eventually got this at the end of Odysseus.

Comment #10 by Ninjaluca2010
Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 10:19:55 PM

I have this do all strike forcbriggs thats it

Comment #11 by Shakes
Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 08:26:09 AM

I'm confirming that for this achievement to pop...You must do "ALL" the Strike Force Missions... FOB... I.E.D. Shipwreck and Dispatch...

Start off with Old wounds you must resist shooting Kravvchenko....

You MUST complete Time and Fate and collect the folder which is in the cocaine bunker on a desk where they set fire to the room...

In Fallen angel... you have to record enough dialogue to get 400TB of data...

You also need to one save Karma... either by killing DeFalco or completing Second Chance...

Unfortunately you need to Kill Harper in Achilles Veil

When playing Menendez in Odysseus you need to injure Admiral Briggs. or dont do anything and Sal will knock him out...

Achievement will pop at the end of the mission if you have done all the following things

Comment #12 by robrock3
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 11:38:21 AM

Please everyone be careful and remember that Rewind Story (Replay Mission then RB in menu), keeps your challenges. BUT starting a New Game, resets all campaign challenges, which is VERY ANNOYING if you have been following them for the achievement.

Comment #13 by luckyIceMan013
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 06:19:12 PM

robrock if you play one mission on the hard drive and one on cloud you can keep one for challenges and the other to replay till you get the achievements done. This will prevent you from losing your already completed challenges. Master sieder learn to spell, its rewind not rewand.

Comment #14 by robrock3
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 @ 06:42:13 PM

Ah ok, thanks luckyIceMan - I am not actually sure what you mean there, but I will definitely investigate! It's too late for me tho, I replayed all missions to complete the campaign on Veteran, then I went back to get the Showdown achievement and chose New Game....Foooool.
Now I am just running through in Recruit to get my challenges back!

** Be Warned everyone else!! **

Comment #15 by luckyIceMan013
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 07:10:37 AM

What I meant is when you start your game it should give you the choice save to the hard drive or cloud, before you select multiplayer or campaign or zombies. This allows you to keep the main game and you won’t lose your challenges. I ran cloud and beat it on veteran and use that to replay missions to complete challenges and use the saved game on the hard drive to rewind and unlock achievements. Just an idea for your future games.

Comment #16 by luckyIceMan013
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 11:33:22 PM

If you play it out right and do this achievement and after family reunion plus all the side missions you get to see what family reunion is at the end so far depending on if you let Menendez live or not open two more ending for 4 different endings. Now the way the game plays there should be at least 6 different endings 3 if you kill Menendez and 3 if you let him live.

Comment #17 by Goose1085
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 08:27:08 AM

This took a couple hours because I forgot to "complete" the Strike Force missions.... Main keys to getting this achievement:

1. Kill DeFalco in mission "Karma"; this will save time and you will only have to complete 4 Strike Force missions instead of 5
2. Make sure to kill Harper in "Achilles Veil"; you need Farid to save Karma when Salazar tries to kill her
3. Complete strike force mission "Dispatch"; should be the 4th one and it is pretty easy on Recruit
4. Make sure to shoot Briggs in the leg; he needs to be alive to defend the Obama and Karma will stay alive on the ship

It should pop at the end of the level.... Now I have to rewind to do Showdown...

Comment #18 by luckyIceMan013
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 01:39:56 PM

Before you rewind play through with out killing alex whole different twist with this achievement

Comment #19 by luckyIceMan013
Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 01:46:23 PM

Try it with killing Menendez and with out killing him two different endings really intresting

Comment #20 by Rich78
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 06:16:19 PM

HELP!!! Question if i rewind the story to get good karma acheivement and i already completed all the challenges 160/160 and the story would that erase all my completed challenges? Also in rewinding can you change the difficulty to recruit cause i was playing on hardned?

Comment #21 by Knaussenheimer
Sunday, December 02, 2012 @ 10:02:38 PM

#20 I'm not sure if it would erase all of your challenges but I dont think so. I'm pretty sure that rewinding lets you keep your progress but restarting all together does not. Either way, if you've already completed all the challenges then wouldn't you already have that achievement and not need to worry about them getting reset?

On another note, I saw a video by ngt and they only showed four things and stacked this with ship shape. He let Defalco escape. Then did the second chance mission. Then later did the dispatch mission, and ended with wounding admiral briggs on odysseus. achievement popped up at the end of that mission.

Comment #22 by Rich78
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 11:48:39 PM

yes have the acheivement giant accomplishment but i was also worried about my score for each mission i got really high scores have way over 1,000,000 for the whole campain and if i rewind i didnt want those scores erased i think my average was like 80,000 per mission and that took alot of pateince and planning for every kill to maximize my score.

Comment #23 by str8giGGin
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 01:39:10 PM

do exactly as #11 says and you will get this achievement

@robrock3 I think everyone understands the difference between "restart story" and "replay/rewind mission". I mean it says RESTART, so if you clicked that there was no way you should have thought that all of your stats(challenges, etc) wouldn't restart

Comment #24 by DoCxClanLeader
Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 06:12:38 PM

Thanks #11, it really helped got this in about an hour.

Comment #25 by joshcb7
Sunday, December 23, 2012 @ 07:54:29 PM

yup #11 is right and i got ship shape doing it this way also

Comment #26 by Wyvern Wolf
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 09:39:01 PM

#11 is almost totally right. I did all except for the getting 400TB data from Fallen Angel and both this one and Ship Shape popped. No need for the 400TB data - just enough to open strike force missions.

Comment #27 by Slaughter.
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 03:05:02 PM

DeFalco doesn't have to be alive for this. If you kill him in the mission Karma, then you won't need to do the strike mission second chance. If he does escape, then just do second chance because KARMA HAS TO BE PRESENT AT SALAZAR'S BETRAYL. Plus, Farid has to be alive(which means killing Harper) because Karma's survival in that mission Odysseus is dependent on Farids survival.

Comment #28 by Slaughter.
Saturday, December 29, 2012 @ 03:07:45 PM

Plus, all of the strike missions must be complete otherwise china won't come to your rescue. If the Obama goes down then so does Karma. You can get ship shape and this achievement in the same play through, but you will have to rewind the story to get the achievement showdown.

Comment #29 by PyschoJ2456
Friday, January 11, 2013 @ 05:13:49 PM

if you rewind it screws up everything big time

Comment #30 by xImmortalCondax
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 @ 06:14:12 PM

i need help. my strike force mission on top says failed. and whne i do second chance(at first it says karma lost to the enemy), when i beat that and check it again it still says failed and its like i never done them.

HELP i really want good karma and ship shape.

Comment #31 by SargentTroll
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 04:29:42 PM

Just got this achievement and ship shape, so here is how i got it:

1. Rewind to mission 6 Karma
2. Do NOT play Karma straight away, instead play all available Strike Force missions.
3. Play "Suffer with Me"
4. After playing suffer with me, the strike force mission 'Dispatch' will be available so play it and assassinate Zhao.
5. Play mission 8 and play normally and shoot Briggs in the leg while playing as Menendez.
6. Play until the end of the level to get both achievements.

Comment #32 by rafa1000house
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 06:04:15 AM

you don't need to complete Time and Fate and collect the folder which is in the cocaine bunker. I unlocked this achievement without doing this

Comment #33 by Masterchief926
Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 08:16:30 PM

this is realllyyyy annoying

Comment #34 by killer420toker
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 11:17:45 AM

Why does the description say to kill Defalco but others say don't?! Like seriously screw these achievements! Worst achievements I have ever dealt with!

Comment #35 by killer420toker
Sunday, March 17, 2013 @ 01:55:36 PM

So I just got this achievement luckily after sifting through 10 different ways of doing it. This is what I did and did not do:

I killed Defalco (which then did not have second chance strike mission as I had already saved Karma)

I killed Harper in "Achilles Veil"

I noticed someone said you needed CIA documents from the coke lab. I did NOT get them. Nor had I collected 400TB of data in "Fallen Angel."

I also completed all the Strike missions available though in my opinion they did nothing towards this achievement.

Finally I shot Briggs in the leg.

Achievement popped after level was complete.

I had tried this with Defalco alive, saving Karma in "Second Chance" and killing Harper and didn't get it. I believe the key to this achievement is killing Defalco and Harper.

Comment #36 by AdroitxAssassin
Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 09:20:42 PM

This and any of the "Choice" achievements can be completed on Recruit, correct?

Comment #37 by ctugt
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 05:15:02 PM

Its easy to explain,,,

If you kill Defalco, there wont be a second chanche secial force mission.
If you dont kill him, they take karma, and then you can safe here again on the second chance game.

Got it?

Then kill Harper,
Shot briggs in the leg

Comment #38 by ctugt
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 05:27:52 PM

the other thing is, if you dont resist killing krevencko (the part where you have to hit x fast). its ok.

but if you kill him! you have to get that 400TB of information
and you have to pick up that cia file on the desk.

cause when you kill him he doesnt tell you about the cia.

Comment #39 by initial515
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 04:06:31 AM

this achievement blows i've done this and a few other ways and still haven't gotten the achievement. Why did treyarch make the game this way buncha retards. The only way i havent tried is started the game all over from beginning which is not worth my times for only 20G. I did ghost in 1 day, but this avhievement is beyond stupid.

Comment #40 by ThePunisher420
Thursday, June 12, 2014 @ 11:17:38 AM

None of these posts make it clear what you have to do in which order so this isn't really helpful at all. I'll just look up a video because this is a waste of time.

Comment #41 by SenorDingDong2K
Thursday, February 19, 2015 @ 10:51:58 PM

Followed the instructions laid put above but for some reason, Harper shows up on the Obama, even though I killed him.

Tucking headache of an achievement.

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US November 13, 2012
Europe November 13, 2012

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