Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Achievements

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In Origins, build all elemental staffs in one game.

There are four elemental staffs in Origins. The four staffs are Ice, Fire, Wind, Lightning and can be found at the bottom of the excavation site. In order to unlock this achievement, you simply need to build all four staffs in one game and do not have to wield them. You can do this on easy difficulty.

Record Locations:
-On the pew upstairs in the church (the pews that are on fire).
-On a crate in the generator 6 area.
-By the front left of tank on a box (You will need to move the tank in order to get to it here).
-In the ice tunnel next to generator 6.

First Part:
Found after you kill your first Panzer Soldat that spawns in round 8.

Second Part:
Shoot down the plane in the sky that has the orange glow to it. You can shoot this down with any weapon although it usually appears toward the end of the round. The piece lands by the chest that's at the bottom of excavation or to the left of the workshop.

Third Part:
You are given this as a reward for powering up generator 6. It appears in the reward chest.

Record Locations: *Always in the bunker by generator 2.
-On the desk right as you walk in.
-On the shelving by the mystery box.

First+Second+Third Parts:
-All parts are found while digging up the piles of bones WHILE IT IS SNOWING ONLY. The weather generally changes every round so make sure you dig only when it is snowing. On that note though, the dig spots come back during a round with rain so remember to check back after a good rain.

Record Locations:
-Inside the lightning tunnel by generator 5 (usually on the desk).
-Around the lightning tunnel by generator 5 on the ground level.
-On the wall that surrounds generator 5.

First Part:
Found in Thor (the robot that goes through stepping by generator 2 and generator 3).
Second Part:
Found in Odin (the robot that comes down the center of the map).
Third Part:
Found in Freya (the robot that goes through by church).

Record Locations:
-On the wagon in no man's land in front of generator 4/Jugg.
-On the table next to the Wunderfizz machine in the generator 4.
-At the bottom of the wind tunnel, which is located next to generator 4.
-On the wall pieces surrounding Jugg/generator 4.

First Part:
After activating the tank from the church, about half way through your trip you will come along a wooden walkway on the right hand side of the tank. You need to jump off of the tank and onto the walkway, and then the short distance to the part.

Second Part:
After leaving the cool down station, the first of two parts will be on the left hand side about half way through your ride back to the church. You will see the catwalk as you are passing by the excavation site. Jump off to your left to snag it.

Third Part:
The final part is also on the route from tank station to church, and will be right before you get back to the church. You will see a path going up on the right hand side into the top of the church. Jump off and run up the path into the church to grab the final piece.

So now that we have all the parts for the four staves we must put together the record machine to be able to create our staves. In order to create the record machine we will need two parts: the gramophone and the black record.

Gramophone Location:
-Located inside the excavation site by the desk where you need to place the gramophone to power up the stairs to enter the cavern. It will be on the ground.

Black Record Location:
-On top of the excavation site, to the left of the pack-a-punch machine in the wheelbarrow.
-On the excavation wall on the left hand side of the path by the church stairs. In other words, if you were to walk from the church steps make a left and it will be on your right hand side sitting on the ledge on the wall right before you get to the big mud pit area.
-Coming from spawn instead of taking the staircase up toward excavation it will be sitting on the box that has the engine on it right at the base of the stairs.

Once you grab the two pieces to the record machine you will then need to head to each element's tunnel, go through it, and grab the orb piece from Agartha. The tunnel locations are as follows:

Fire Tunnel is located through the left door coming out of spawn, and immedately to the left upon exiting spawn.
Ice Tunnel is located in between church and generator six in the back left corner of the mud pit.
Wind Tunnel is located to the left of generator 4/Jugg in the center of that stomp area for Odin robot.
Lightning Tunnel is located near generator 5/Stamin Up on the opposite side where the chest is located.

Only one orb piece can be done at a time per person. You will go into a tunnel and place the gramophone on the desk which will in turn create a teleporter to Agartha. Once inside you will go to the respected colored podium (for example if you go through the fire teleporter go to the fire podium) and hold to retrieve the orb piece. When you exit make sure to pick up the gramophone so someone else can go through another tunnel.

When you get the orb you have one step left to go until the staff is completed. Head back to excavation and down through the spiral staircase into the lower chamber. At the very bottom are four colored staff holders. Head over to your respected orb color and hold again to create the staff. Once all four are created the achievement will unlock.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by bieber boy
Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 02:28:21 PM

The staffs seem pretty cool

Comment #2 by Combat Doll
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 02:33:43 AM

I will be looking for people to do this achievement and others that come with the map pack. I prefer people who are good at zombies. PLEASE send me a message on xbox live letting me know that you are adding me for the new map pack or I will most likely deny you. I get a bunch of random friend requests daily.

GT: Combat Doll

Looking forward to achievement hunting :)

Comment #3 by Knaussenheimer
Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 08:45:49 AM

yay bionicle!!! :D

Comment #4 by tdM luxe
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 03:39:55 PM

Anyone wanna do any of these achievements message me ill be on every day
GT: furrfun

Comment #5 by RCone138
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 04:24:13 PM

Combat doll. Fuck off you don't need to post in every achievement

Comment #6 by Combat Doll
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 07:48:21 PM

#5 has his panties in a wad.

Comment #7 by Tonic24k
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 09:55:20 PM

^ No, I agree. There's an achievement trading thread for that. We don't need to see that on every achievement.

Comment #8 by oDrugsBunnyo420
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 10:26:51 PM

I know how to build them all. I just need to know how to get the three main pieces for each one. The magical piece is easy to find

Comment #9 by Knaussenheimer
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 04:19:42 AM

@#5 and 7 if combat doll wants to post and ask for help, they're perfectly free to do that. I do, however, think its funny that its just copied and pasted across all achievements.

Comment #10 by TenaciousDio
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 01:22:46 PM

Looking for people to do this achievement along with the other origins achievements. GT is TenaciousDio15. P.S. please dont bother me with the other zombie maps

Comment #11 by Smeagol0327
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 03:33:27 PM

Looking to do basically all the co-op achievements
message me: Smeagol0327
just played solo got to round 18, so message me if you know where to find certain parts

Comment #12 by G4MB1T NI
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 04:06:12 PM

add me ST4RSCRE4M84

Comment #13 by WilliamCL57
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 06:51:12 PM

The Ice staff is definitely the easiest. I can get that built every game.

Comment #14 by NathDestroyer
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 10:34:14 AM

help me and 2 games add NathDestroyer

Comment #15 by ENVY021
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 08:23:59 AM

I finally understand the achievement name after I realize what you got when you power up all the staffs. Nice nod.

Comment #16 by Rance100
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 04:26:00 PM

I am looking for people to do this and the other Achievements for this Map Pack With me. Add My GT: A Hairy Nugget

Please have a Mic and know what you are doing. I would appreciate if I could get some help by this weekend.

Comment #17 by NathDestroyer
Thursday, September 05, 2013 @ 03:53:27 PM

its so easy i will help

Comment #18 by jflores662
Sunday, September 08, 2013 @ 02:50:07 AM

need people who wont rage quit

add: HellsNi9htmare

Comment #19 by DiabolicalTaco
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 08:04:19 PM

looking for help on this achievement
Gt Diabo1ica1Taco

Comment #20 by mhanlonusa
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 09:39:36 PM

know the steps message me POOP my gt is xGETSOMENIKExOG

Comment #21 by PsychicPsycho 0
Thursday, April 10, 2014 @ 10:19:23 PM

To 13: unexpectedly (to me, at least) I've only assembled the wind staff so far in 2 good attempts. I either accidentally kill the last zombie or it just drops dead (hate that), keeping me from progressing many times, although I frequently have a good amount of parts when I finally die.

To All: Something I didn't know was that you can only hold 1 crystal at a time, so you'll need to build one staff before getting the crystal of another.

Also, I'd recommend not trying to fill the chests until you have all the staffs, if you're going for both- it took me a couple early rounds to fill one.

Comment #22 by Kush God
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 03:57:46 PM

i know what to do but i cldnt make all staff at once so anyone care to help me please add me GHOST904KILLR

Comment #23 by Deathstrider16
Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 02:38:36 AM

I am down to do this, I have a mic and my gamertag is deathstrider16 if anyone wants to do it with me.

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US November 13, 2012
Europe November 13, 2012

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