Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops Achievements

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Make it through the NOVA 6 gas without dying on Rebirth Island.  

This is easiest to do on Recruit difficulty. During the mission "Rebirth", you will be put into the shoes of Hudson and his squad. You first take control of some APC's, and once you drive over a bridge, an attack helicopter will knock you out of the APC onto the ground. You will see gas being dispersed in the cut scene, causing you to put your gas mask on. This is when the mission begins, and you cannot be shot enough for your suit to tear/die. They give you an Einfield with an infrared scope on it. This is the weapon you need to use the most to fight through the gas.

First you want to use the prone ability as best you can and always try to be in cover (press and hold  to go prone). While moving up the streets, stick to the sides. If your team starts shooting, there are bound to be enemies. A majority of the enemies spawn in front of you, so always be ready. Once you reach the clearing with your team and see the facility in site. You will take off your mask and the achievement should unlock. Here are some tips to make it through without a problem:

  • Play on Recruit, this will be much easier. If you die, you will need to restart the mission completely over again.

  • While zooming in with the infrared scope, press  to steady your aim.

  • Use prone a lot once you hear gunfire, it will help you stay out of sight.
  • Once you reach the helicopters, take them out quickly.
  • If you are about to die, you can quickly pause the game with ; and save and quit. Resume the campaign and it will put you back at the last checkpoint to give you another chance.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 14 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by jahaziel
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 12:43:48 AM

just go through it on recruit and it should be really easy

Comment #2 by KILLERIRI5H
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:13:02 AM

Just don't die. You can have cracks on your visor, just don't die or else you
won't get this achievement.

Comment #3 by o CYB0RG o
Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 11:23:35 AM

Very easy on recruit. Just come back and do it after you finish it on Veteran.

Comment #4 by 19jonny85
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 09:21:23 PM

Just dont rush! Hide behind vehicles,stealth shoot and you'll be fine.

Comment #5 by k12machinima
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 09:58:24 AM

Best thing to do is to do this on Recruit using only the IR. You just make sure that your squad is with you the entire time and they move up. I only died about 2
times on my Veteran run for some reason last night :)

Comment #6 by Daniel55645
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 11:54:17 AM

you know your about to die cause he puts his hands to his face. pause and save and quit. i can confirm if you do this, you WILL get the achievement. i did it and it unlocked for me

Comment #7 by NakedSnakeFB
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 01:25:16 PM

Just stay back from your squad watch where they shoot and use the infrared gun. also if you get hit any before you make to the house where theirs a gap between them down the stairs, as your exiting the building or your guys are. their's an enemy that comes behind u and it doesn't take too many shots for you to lose your helmet. i died cause of that so be careful and be cautious.

Comment #8 by EvilRyu
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 06:37:09 PM

well i try it in hard and i died a few times..thnx for the tip next time i'll try it on recruit..

Comment #9 by Mitaka155
Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 02:00:04 PM

when I play with mason and die did i have to restart

Comment #10 by cosmicsemone
Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 11:22:08 PM

a difficult achievement i got it when i was bout 2 shots away frm death

Comment #11 by X TIGERTOEJOE X
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 01:32:46 PM

just keep on takin the people out and try not to get shot!!! also stay with your team this is very helpful

Comment #12 by TXILEGENDHALO
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 05:39:34 PM

Actually If you do it on VETERAN LEVEL .... just stay far back and let your teammates do the work of killing your foes and just be very careful.. I got this achievement on Veteran very easily and The helicopters didnt do much damage on me when i got them.

Comment #13 by Galickgun
Sunday, December 05, 2010 @ 06:49:21 PM

OMFG...i perfected this achievement XD...i ran trough it on veteran difficulties without even getting touched....wootwoot!

Too bad i didnt recorded it :(

Comment #14 by black8ops8killer
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 07:47:33 PM

i tried on veteran died once when i got ambushed by a bunch of them but recruit is best way to do it

Comment #15 by SaneCube
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 06:54:05 AM

Just do it as passive as you can, don't try to be cool by being aggressive.
Just stay cool, let your teammates do the magic, and stress at the helicopter part

Comment #16 by Nova 6
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 04:27:13 AM

Complete Rebirth Island on Recruit And Get Through The Nova 6 Gas Without Getting your gas mask Punctured and after you take off your mask you will get the achievement

Comment #17 by kirkymax5
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 12:01:36 AM

fuck got all the way to the choppers then the auto lock on didn't work and i died :(

Comment #18 by Err0rX
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 12:52:03 AM

I went all the way through in recruit without so much as a crack in the mask. Got past the choppers, took off my mask and the achievement didn't pop. Anyone else have this happen?

Comment #19 by Err0rX
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 01:15:56 AM

Got it on my second run. It appears that you may save and quit, but you can't exit to the dashboard.

Comment #20 by pwner13
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 01:51:40 PM

thats on the mission rebirth, right?

Comment #21 by pwner13
Thursday, January 27, 2011 @ 02:20:56 PM

crap if you die once, u will also have to do the mason part again :(

Comment #22 by x JuGGerNaUt oO
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 06:11:25 PM

Super easy, although, it was very nerve-racking trying to get through without dieing,
i would freak out if it even broke a lil' bit.

Comment #23 by mrfrost3y
Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 06:53:11 AM

i was retarded enough to try this on veteran

Comment #24 by CtCoasTx5
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 08:21:57 AM

Theres a glitch on this mission if u missed any intel going through the nova gas. Just walk right up to the ledge at the end where u take off ur mask and dont go any farther. U can turn around and go back as far as u want and u wont die

Comment #25 by KorgakGrimtooth
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 08:17:15 PM

In response to Comment 9, I don't think it matters if you die in any phase of the level where you ARE NOT wearing your hazmat gear. I died once during the Mason-sneaking section and still got the achievement. As the achievement guide description states, I believe that you simply cannot die from any moment that Hudson/you are wearing the mask; the achievement should pop once he takes the mask off (a little after the helicopters).

Comment #26 by cosmicsemone
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 10:45:33 PM

this is not so hard i just crouched behind walls and stayed careful the whole time b careful of drops they will crack ur mask

Comment #27 by Blue Thunder28
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 05:18:06 PM

This is only for the part when you're in the suit right? Because I died of Nova 6 earlier in the mission when you are Mason trying to get the second Intel.

Comment #28 by LocalStorm
Thursday, March 10, 2011 @ 10:26:53 AM

Like Someone posted earlier if you are dying.. As in your hands are coming up to your face just pause, save and quit then resume your campaign. You will start at the last check point and still get the achievement

Comment #29 by ajj999
Saturday, April 02, 2011 @ 03:10:40 PM

so easy simples :)

Comment #30 by Miss Tracey
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 04:25:04 PM

I don't know what happened but I tried on Veteran and died so I just continued the level and then magically it popped up when I was in the part where I took my mask off.

I died a few times and restarted at the end of the nova 6 and changed my button layout from tactical to default and stood at the top before taking the guys out on the roof. Maybe I found a way around it accidentally? I feel like a cheater :(

Comment #31 by bomblardon
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 04:02:20 AM

iv just done it on hardend not tht hard still on my first run thro just keept my head low n let my team do most the work n tht vid is a great help no suddern surprices wen u jump from 1 side 2 the outher side there wos 2 people thro the door way wich i wos not expecting thy broke my suit but just saved n quit loaded up at checkpoint n job done

Comment #32 by XxLegendaryCjXx
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 08:11:45 AM

This is really easy if you think about it

Comment #33 by gabep82
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 02:08:57 PM

comment 18 i'm having the same issue, this achievement is broken for me. maybe third time's the charm

Comment #34 by Brazenotaku
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 09:37:19 AM

I've done this 5 times perfectly but it won't give me the damn achievement.

Comment #35 by Brazenotaku
Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 09:56:39 AM

8th times a charm

Comment #36 by zombiefreakCOD
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 08:29:00 AM

this was easier than i thought

Comment #37 by aiex72
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 05:49:49 PM

do it on recruit.

Comment #38 by z80cowboy
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 11:57:35 AM

eh, do it on veteran. i got it on my veteran run not my initial easy run...

Comment #39 by Knaussenheimer
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 11:16:11 PM

I got this by staying in cover for the entire time I only fired probably 30 shots through the whole time. But beware I had taken no damage through the entire time and then there's this one part where I almost got killed cuz I randomly net out of cover. Do not do what I did it most cost me 50g and the easiest way to do the strella part is to just wait at the edge of the door to the house cuz it cant get you there.

Comment #40 by BrainiestHurdle
Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 11:49:02 PM

i havent got this one yet and i need to it seems hard
ps how do u link ur gamertag to this webisite thingy

Comment #41 by Lock
Monday, January 16, 2012 @ 01:49:34 AM

I did this about 5 times all of em getting shot a few times and the achievement didnt pop then i tried it without getting shot at ALL and i got it

Comment #42 by UN SUB 1001
Sunday, February 19, 2012 @ 02:24:28 PM

you can get friendly fire and still complete it. JUST DONT DIE YOURSELF.

Comment #43 by gamaliel
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 07:53:20 AM

haaaaard i cannot ge it, hey always kill my guy.

Comment #44 by ChaoticOrb
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 01:27:44 PM

Aha, saved me ages, just took my time and hung back most of the mission

Comment #45 by Atomic Beam
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 08:34:05 AM

easy, i got this one on veteran without even gettting shot a single time...

Comment #46 by Cooper24
Thursday, August 23, 2012 @ 05:45:40 PM

I'm assuming this can be done by dashboarding it and re-doing the mission

Comment #47 by maverick68
Saturday, June 01, 2013 @ 10:21:31 AM

I followed the advice and paused, save/exit when reaching for mask, reloaded and completed without dying. No achievement, quite annoying.

Comment #48 by Ace Phoenyx
Sunday, June 09, 2013 @ 08:57:23 PM

I can confirm that if you are in the death animation and save and quit before he takes off the mask you will still get the achievement. I died at the helicopters and quickly quit before the animation finished and got the achievement pop.

Comment #49 by FPSnoob2012
Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 03:30:43 AM

Don't advance too quickly. Did that on Hardened and, lucky me, got a checkpoint. Every time I died, the checkpoint would reload with me surrounded by three enemy soldiers who would have my suit perforated in seconds. Didn't stand a f#cking chance.

Had to reload the level. Back to Mason. F#ck.

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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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