Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops Achievements

Slingshot Kid

Destroy all slingshot targets in 3 attempts.  

During the second mission "Vorkuta", you will be taken to the top of a building where you will need to slingshot huge explosives at 3 targets off in the distance toward the Soviet Camp. Aim a bit higher then where you see the objective marker location. This may take a couple tries to get the hang of but if you mess up, you can restart from the check point given to you.

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Comment #1 by joriverm
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 @ 08:19:13 PM

The trick is to point at the circle of the target with the lower part of the sight of the crosshair.

Comment #2 by ConnorMartin
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 06:10:12 AM

Where abouts do you get this?

Comment #3 by mutiny
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 06:27:46 AM

this one's on vorkuta right after the mine cart push. you'll be directed to go upstairs while sergei breaks open the weapons locker & there are two guys waiting for you at the top with a sling shot. make sure you hit each target the first time or you'll have to start the level over to try again.

Comment #4 by NYL17
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 09:55:15 AM

the tower on the right you need to aim higher, put the center of the crosshair on the top of the tower. if you miss quickly hit start, save and exit. you'll reload just before the slingshot..

Comment #5 by destrux408
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 03:53:19 AM

Also keep your hand off the left toggle as it is easy to pull and shoot unintentionally.

Comment #6 by ShadowsGun 13th
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 09:26:11 AM

The first time you try this you might miss at least one. I suggest to all to remember where you aimed each time you shoot at each of the 3 targets in case you miss. This way if you have to try it a second time you'll know exactly where to aim. So use your 1st trys and remember where to aim and it should be a piece of cake after that. So even if you mess up the 1st attempt don't quit until you know how high to aim.

Comment #7 by XxALPHADOG_BFxX
Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 05:20:00 AM

Hit all three targets - first time.

Comment #8 by dweeler
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 02:52:44 PM

Just aim the very bottom of the crosshair at the little circle it tells you is a target

Comment #9 by cosmicsemone
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 08:27:48 PM

pretty easy achievement

Comment #10 by S U B L 1 M Ex
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 02:50:22 PM

I found that if you miss one just finish it then there will be a friendly up on the tower with you. Shoot him until it says "Friendly fire will not be tolerated" then it will restart you before you used the sling shot. Remember point the bottom of the crosshair at the top of the little circle.

Comment #11 by Tannie
Sunday, December 05, 2010 @ 06:12:35 PM

Had to go back for it aim the bottom of your crosshair at the circle

Comment #12 by MetallicaMorrissy
Saturday, December 25, 2010 @ 08:15:44 AM

done this twice now but no achievement.

Comment #13 by Pichonson
Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 09:47:31 PM

Its stupid that you have to repeat the whole level to get it if you screw it

Comment #14 by obiwan16
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 09:34:59 AM

Just find wour your cursor has to be placed for each tower and then place masking tape on the tv screen and you can aim from your markings.

Comment #15 by mattsteanee
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 06:08:39 PM

Easiest achievement ever...

Comment #16 by king_pimp23
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 01:20:44 AM

thanks for the help

Comment #17 by thunderlordx
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 01:16:18 PM

this is a hard achievement....but i got it on my other gamertag-darklordx.which does not have xbox live.

Comment #18 by devoyinator
Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 03:31:14 PM

It's annoying you can't revert to last checkpoint like Halo.

Comment #19 by HomemMauBr
Friday, January 21, 2011 @ 06:50:51 PM

2 Tips:
1 - Aim at the word "Target" with the bottom of crosshair, it is a 100% hit.
2 - If you miss, go down the stairs, you will see Reznov and another guy with weapons on the floor. Shoot this guy, and the game will reload the last checkpoint, since the game does not permit friendly fire. You CANNOT harm Reznov, so shoot the OTHER guy.

Comment #20 by DAVID KNIFFIN
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 05:14:05 PM

This video shows exactly how to do it.

Comment #21 by kjstewart
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 02:09:36 AM

Anyone struggling for this should just heed the advice above about using the targeting lines under the reticule to measure where to hit and worst case scenario if you miss is just practice on 2 of the 3 then save and quit.

Comment #22 by DJCDAN
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 04:02:38 PM

Worked 1st time for me

Comment #23 by MDSquared117
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 01:24:13 PM

sounds pretty straight forward...

Comment #24 by MediumMelanin
Sunday, February 13, 2011 @ 12:00:51 AM

Ah, of, course!

Comment #25 by SergeantLargent2
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 06:22:55 AM

Found a tasty method, on the left and middle ones, line up the cross hair so that the circle is inbetween the bottom line and second bottom line, and for the one on the right, have the crosshair just above the circle

Comment #26 by chrisarcade
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 12:23:31 AM

I did this and it didn't unlock

Comment #27 by ultimatez
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 11:36:52 PM


Comment #28 by forbesss1992
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 01:21:21 PM

think i might try this one cause it is 1 of the only cod achievements i need

Comment #29 by forbesss1992
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 02:49:10 PM

that was easy got it first time just put the aim just above the targets

Comment #30 by XxLegendaryCjXx
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 08:14:30 AM

thanks to easy

Comment #31 by kianrapid
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 11:10:36 AM

what is now working for me is, aim a little above the word target.. and you got your achievement :P

Comment #32 by kianrapid
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 11:12:37 AM

that is pretty strange, and you missed none? maybe try vorkuta again the level is pretty esy so you will soon be back by the slingshot :) good luck!

Comment #33 by bryancarr
Monday, May 16, 2011 @ 08:18:01 PM

just like old times

Comment #34 by schlipa
Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 06:15:38 AM

i missed it the first time, not that easy

Comment #35 by HighCalGaming
Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 03:54:32 PM

Here's a simple walkthrough. Explaining the Achievement.

Comment #36 by FortDingo
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 09:20:11 AM

This guide really helped me out

Comment #37 by jonstud
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 @ 09:05:22 PM

easy money, aim for the brain

Comment #38 by MnPurplePain
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 03:58:14 AM

i missed my first and decided to practice used all three reached checkpoint and had to start the whole level all over

Comment #39 by dub_bee
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 12:30:43 AM

Never would have got this without reading the thread. Got if first try after some reasearch.

Comment #40 by MisterJingles
Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 03:52:53 AM

you get this the second part of vorkuta, save it right where you get up there, cause it's a b***h having to redo the whole thing, cause infact you can't go back to the checkpoints like a video I watched said.. but anyways, just go up there, set your sights between the r and g (the bottom of the crosshair) and then pull back and launch the slingshot and do the same for second one, and then the tall building the third pipe to the right set your line on there and pull it and you get the achievement, took me a few tries, but I got it..

Comment #41 by MORTAL DRAGON97
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 03:13:41 AM

Comment #42 by Skill Kill3501
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 03:34:46 PM

In the level "Vorkuta" aim the the slingshot to the right and a little above
the target. If you fail there is a checkpoint before you start the slingshot. Just shot one of the guys before u go downstairs and it'll restart u at the checkpoint for friendly fire

Comment #43 by JohnMichael
Monday, July 11, 2011 @ 09:57:36 AM

This took my nerves into a test and took about 6-8 times to do.
And each time when I failed to have them all in a row..
I went and did, I restarted the whole feckin' mission all over.. ahahahaha :D

Comment #44 by creampied
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 @ 10:46:37 AM

Impossible for me to get ive done it 3 times now but it wont give me the achievement anyone know what the problem is? followed the vid step by step 3 from 3...

Comment #45 by The Boi Robbo
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 06:41:17 AM

Thanks for the help people got it in the end!

Comment #46 by iJamHD
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 01:21:45 PM

Done it (: Thanks for all the helpies

Comment #47 by XxderpdaherpxX
Friday, August 19, 2011 @ 07:28:21 PM

I personally pulled it fully back then on the aiming thing the last - was slightly above the word 'target' and then I released and it was a hit. It's easy once you get the hang of it!

Comment #48 by pearldrummer788
Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 11:45:47 AM

Easiest way is definitely putting target
at the bottom of the crosshair.

Comment #49 by Mr x N o V a
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 11:51:37 AM

the times i have tryed to do this one

Comment #50 by Niko MadPro
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 05:54:10 AM

50th comment

Rain Fire, URA!

Also, yes, just like 20 other people on here have said, put the bottom of the crosshairs on the yellow "Target" circle, pull back, and release.

Comment #51 by Hundredlollo
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 12:36:22 AM


Comment #52 by joelrea13
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 10:28:17 PM

yep...too easy

Comment #53 by jake10
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 09:19:25 PM

go here for free microsoft points

Comment #54 by gamaliel
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 11:41:34 AM

in my firzt try guys im good i did it in beginer

Comment #55 by metall2ica
Sunday, April 01, 2012 @ 04:20:11 AM

did this first try, very easy achievo

Comment #56 by ChaoticOrb
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 01:41:36 PM

Cheers guys, simple when you know how!

Comment #57 by Thiefdemon
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 11:10:22 PM

This one can take practice, but it's fairly easy once you get the hang of it.

Comment #58 by Spanky McButter
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 07:16:12 AM

The advice posted here saying to aim the very bottom of the crosshair at the little circle identifying the target are spot-on. It took me many shots on my first playthrough to hit all 3 targets. On the second playthrough I nailed this achievement the first try following this advice. Put the very bottom of the targeting reticle just on top of the circle. That worked perfect for me.

Comment #59 by Defuncto
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 @ 02:24:24 AM

Aim always above the target.

Comment #60 by UnDeadAssa5sin4
Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 09:56:36 PM

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Game Info


US November 09, 2010

HDD Space Required : 6.82 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $39.99USD
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