Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops Achievements


Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty.

You must complete the following levels on Hardened or Veteran difficulty:

  1. Operation 40
  2. Vorkuta
  3. U.S.D.D
  4. Executive Order
  5. S.O.G.
  6. The Defector
  7. Numbers
  8. Project Nova
  9. Victor Charlie
  10. Crash Site
  11. WMD
  12. Payback
  13. Rebirth
  14. Revelations
  15. Redemption

Here are some tips to help you get past the levels on Hardened or Veteran difficulty:

  • Always be in cover and never be out in the open. It will only get you killed.

  • Holding down  will put your character into a prone position. You will lie down on the ground and it will put you out of harm’s way if you are behind a piece of cover.

  • If your team moves up or screams "Clear!", it is safe to move up as the enemy threat has been eliminated.

  • Make use of flashbang grenades and smoke grenades. They can help you get out of a hard situation.

  • Never run around a corner. The enemy will be aiming at the location and kill you within mere seconds.

  • Before entering a new area, be sure to have your weapon reloaded and ready for the next encounter with the enemy. You don't want to get caught with no ammo in your gun in a fire fight.
  • It is recommended that you mark down which missions you have completed on Veteran to use as a checklist. The game has no way of telling you which mission you have completed on which difficulty.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 19 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by p1psqu3ak
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 05:44:01 PM

cant wait to beat this game on veteran! if you get black ops add me so we can play

Comment #2 by samg94
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 03:58:20 PM

anyone wana get the veteran achievments add me and we'll complete the game on veteran. My gamertag is - x S a M M o I

Comment #3 by French Antoine
Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 05:48:29 PM

Achievement broken...

Comment #4 by WWG II assassin
Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 03:34:55 PM

Ive beaten the game on veteran and i have the achievements to prove it exept this one its like WTF!!!!

Comment #5 by Kelly miester
Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 10:50:30 AM

I beat the Campaign last night on Veteran and it unlocked straight away with no problems. Either wait for another patch to come out and it may automatically unlock when you update the game or complete the last mission again and hope it works.

Comment #6 by madman4595
Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 05:22:43 PM

i beat it on vet but it says i didnt wtf i have all vet achievments to :(

Comment #7 by Juste667
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 06:54:22 AM

This is a known bug. You might have to hope for a patch.

Comment #8 by munciesbest
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 11:40:02 AM

there was an update this morning...any chance it fixed this? i have 3 missions to go on veteran, and i really dont want to have to any of the twice.

Comment #9 by madman4595
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 04:03:47 PM

i dont think it did i still dont have achievement its so gay :(

Comment #10 by MotoHIPPO13
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:13:04 AM

Just beat the game on Hardened. Gonna play it on Veteran now!

Comment #11 by Jflex99
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 06:07:14 PM

anyone wanna help me get the veteran achievement?

Comment #12 by Digitalovrload
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 10:40:17 PM


Complete every single mission on Vet. When i say this, i mean complete the two missions are mostly cut scenes. The one where you meet JFK, and the one where you crack the code. ONLY THEN, will the achievement unlock. If this doesn't work, ill get back to you with info is a patch will be released. This worked for me.

Go to main menu
Mission Select
Choose the 3rd mission (JFK mission) select Vet.

Go to main menu
Mission Select
Choose 2nd to LAST mission (you learn what the numbers mean)select vet.

Hopefully this helps!

Comment #13 by Digitalovrload
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 10:59:12 PM

Found the mission names:




Comment #14 by agollaglee
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 06:29:36 AM

I was literally just about to post your exact advice, I didn't get the achievement first time so thought hang on what if I do U.S.D.D and Revelations on Vet, lo and behold up comes the achievement, twas a glorious moment!

Comment #15 by thowland82
Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 09:07:14 PM

if you used the code on the computer to unlock "five" zombie map, you cannot get this achievement. same goes for cheating to find all intel, you cannot get the intel achievement. sucks finding out the hard way like me.

Comment #16 by shaunyboy
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 01:38:41 PM

wicked game not done on veteran yet though

Comment #17 by MotoHIPPO13
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 09:33:03 PM

Just beat the game on veteran! It was great, I think S.O.G. and Executive Order were the toughest two missions

Comment #18 by ZombieSlayer11
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 02:44:00 PM

i have 4 left Executive Order, SOG, Rebirth and Redemchion.
ExecutiveOrder is FUCKING inpossable i cant even get passed the recording room
SOG I cant even shoot down the hill or i die one im standing
Rebirth WTF on the tank i cant even get 2 nove 6
Redemchion WTF

Comment #19 by MotoHIPPO13
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 08:45:04 PM

I about threw my xbox out the window a million times.

Comment #20 by ZombieSlayer11
Friday, November 26, 2010 @ 07:39:32 PM

Same here Brother

Comment #21 by xbox360freak222
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 06:14:39 AM

it wont unlock

Comment #22 by xbox360freak222
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 07:19:38 AM

wont unlock ffs

Comment #23 by madman4595
Friday, December 03, 2010 @ 06:25:04 PM

this is stupid i beat the game like 3 times in a row and wont give vet achievement fuck u tactivision

Comment #24 by zomotion
Saturday, December 04, 2010 @ 03:54:13 PM

Do you have to complete veteran difficulty in one run-through or can go back to the missions you didn't complete on veteran and get the achievement?

Comment #25 by WWG II assassin
Sunday, December 05, 2010 @ 02:59:44 PM

WTF I've tried everything and it aint working WHY WONT THIS SHIT UNLOCK!!!!

Comment #26 by marfoe95
Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 05:30:01 AM

I dont think you can play together to get this achievement

Comment #27 by Ragnarok1013
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 05:40:52 PM

hopefully its not glitched anymore im about to finally give it a try on veteran.

Comment #28 by madman4595
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 05:59:21 PM

activision and treyarch suck wtf i beat game 5 times on vet where is my fucken achievement gay ass publishers/designers

Comment #29 by All to Atrophy
Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 03:40:26 PM

I have to say madman, you're an idiot.... >_>

Comment #30 by yorod007
Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 11:59:00 PM

is it hard on vet?

Comment #31 by mrasskicker
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 12:49:39 PM

UPDATES: they patched the glitch on the SOG mission for some users, so you just gotta beat it one more time and it should unlock (did not unlock for me as well first time)

Comment #32 by Cadragon12
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 08:39:02 PM

Well this achievement glitched and unlocked for me. I beat the game on Regular a while back and just today I went to start veteran. I just did the first level on veteran and I unlocked Black Ops Master(This achievement)and Cold warrior(complete Operation 40, Vorkuta, and Executive orders on veteran) Complete opposite of what happened to everyone else.

Comment #33 by InnerGage
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 01:45:53 AM

hooray for the patch. finally i can get this achievment

Comment #34 by J Slay16
Thursday, December 23, 2010 @ 11:27:36 AM

d00d Cadragon, similar thing happened to me except i havent beaten the campaign yet. I was playing 0n regular dif and as soon as i escaped prison it unlocked LMAO

Comment #35 by Q ipoddy Q
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 03:46:44 AM

completed vet today still didnt pop even though pople said it has been patched wdf

Comment #36 by SuziWalker
Monday, December 27, 2010 @ 12:21:04 PM

Just need to complete SOG. God that level is annoying.

Comment #37 by YZamyatin
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 @ 06:52:11 PM

I have completed all levels three times on veteran and have not received
this achievement. I have all the achievements for all the levels on veteran
but for some reason I was not awarded this particular one. Any suggestions?
Also, I have completed a few other achievements and have not been awarded
the gamerscore.

Comment #38 by ecutch
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 12:45:45 AM

pretty crazy it was easier then cod 4 and mw2 but a real good challenge some missions were really hard. if you have any questions ask me ill help to my best ecutch

Comment #39 by Raptor2401
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 @ 02:06:27 PM

The easiest CoD ever, even on Veteran.

Comment #40 by Kuffy96
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 04:37:54 PM

I think that the hardest was proboly Executive Order or SOG but the rest was well easy? Easier than modern warfare 2

Comment #41 by Kuffy96
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 04:39:26 PM

didnt meen to put a question mark^^^^

Comment #42 by SpartaSn1per047
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 09:01:57 AM

I decided to start veteran and got to the final hallway on executive order then got frustrated and lowered the difficulty to hardened, so do I have to start over on hardened or can I continue on hardened and still get the achievement?

Comment #43 by gazmak18
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 04:40:07 PM

i have completed it on vet and got all cheevos except complete the game and complete on vet???? help i have all levels unlocked and done on vet...

Comment #44 by Bonzeemer
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 12:37:36 PM

It unlocked for me no problem.

Comment #45 by NZKirby 17
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 05:01:23 PM

@Sparta Sniper: if you continue in hardened you WILL get this achievement.

Comment #46 by HulkLeganza
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 07:13:04 AM

also got a problem with this one, does replaying the campaign from the start do any good?

Comment #47 by BobIV420
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 06:31:11 PM

WTF! it wont unlock complete the campaign or finished the game on Hard! Any suggestion

Comment #48 by darknightxv
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 07:08:30 PM

It wont unlock!!! WTF!!!!!!!

Comment #49 by Onyx Spectre
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 11:04:31 AM

Alot of people say that if you complete any missions you used "Save and Quit" without quitting that You will get the achievement. My friend did that and he got his achievement.

Comment #50 by cod legendz
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 05:05:14 PM

ok I have one question. I was playing the campaign on veteran and did the first five missions and got the two achievements (cold warrior+down&dirty). Then I played with my mate and when he signed in as guest I could not control the menu and everything including my progress RESET! I really don't want to play all those missions again on veteran (especially ex.order!!! Fucking annoying) so can I do those 5 missions on hardened and do rest of the campaign on veteran by using mission select to get the achievement? please reply

Comment #51 by MR DOG HELL 2
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 07:35:08 PM

play the campaign make sure you have all the veteran
achievements and it should pop, hopefully this will help.

Comment #52 by SpartaSn1per047
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 10:33:38 AM

Ok thanks

Comment #53 by SpartaSn1per047
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 10:34:53 AM

Ok thanks

Comment #54 by SpartaSn1per047
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 10:37:51 AM

Sorry the server messed up and posted that twice

Comment #55 by d D4RK Gambit b
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 07:48:08 PM

I beat it in vet, but the achievement didn't pop =[

Comment #56 by ZeusTheGod
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 09:44:04 PM

This campaign was so easy

Comment #57 by Ikaika
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 10:02:03 PM

Anyone know how to undo using the cheat to unlock "five"? I used it right when i got the game but now i've beaten the game on veteran and gotten the veteran achieves but not this one. Any suggestions?

Comment #58 by Stentoon
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 06:22:11 AM

i did this on veteran first time, but the acheivement did not pop up but apparantly i had to complete a mission AGAIN on veteran.

Comment #59 by pezjono
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 @ 05:34:40 PM

This is so annoying... Beat the campaign on Veteran (no codes or cheats). This didn't pop. I realized I didn't get the achievement for Down and Dirty, so I went back and begrudgingly replayed SOG on veteran and Down and Dirty popped.... but this still isn't! BAH!

Comment #60 by SteveParry93
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 06:25:11 PM

i played the whole campaign on veteran and didnt get the achievement i got all the level ones part from cold warrior so i played through again and got the level achievement but still no master so i decide to start a new campaign on hardened did up to executive order and it popped up so basically play through the missions on hardened theyre really easy

Comment #61 by SteveParry93
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 06:41:04 PM

i played the whole campaign on veteran and didnt get the achievement i got all the level ones part from cold warrior so i played through again and got the level achievement but still no master so i decide to start a new campaign on hardened did up to executive order and it popped up so basically play through the missions on hardened theyre really easy

Comment #62 by pezjono
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 07:32:22 PM

@SteveParry93 - Thanks for the tip, Hardened ought to be a cakewalk compared to Veteran. I completely overlooked the fact that you can get this on Hardened.

Comment #63 by JaCkaL X
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 10:42:52 PM

I don't know what everyone else is talking about with it glitching and all, they all unlocked regularly for me. Maybe replaying the last one on hardened or others that you felt something weird went on during the end might be helpful.

Comment #64 by Mithical Bunni3
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 05:05:08 AM

Hey, please tell me theres a way to reverse the 'five' cheat.
some little c*nt told me that it would not disable achievements and i did it. i had already finished the game on veteran and di not get the black op master achievement, or the one for completeing the game on veteran. i read these and was going to go back and do the cutscene missions. so is there any way to get this achievement now or am i screwed?

Comment #65 by Ikaika
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 06:28:21 PM

Anyone who used the cheat to unlock "Five"!!!

Maybe it just happened over time but I posted on the Black Ops website the day before and today for no feasible reason, all my stuff is reset today which I can only think gives me a second chance. Good luck to all and Bl00d Jackal nice gamer pic.

Comment #66 by Mithical Bunni3
Friday, January 14, 2011 @ 05:53:21 AM

so does this mean that i can still get the achievement?

Comment #67 by Unkindsea
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 11:24:17 PM

This is much easier than past cods,except for the mission when your gunning down peeps in that APC thing,that was frustrating-being exposed permanently is no joke

Comment #68 by jammo10115
Sunday, January 16, 2011 @ 07:31:38 AM

Mine gliched on this one, went on the 'five' zombie map on split-screen with me brothers online account and his acheivements went straight to my profile...i got 850g and i never even finished the game :D

Comment #69 by esteestafacil
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 02:54:07 AM

i have all the achievements except this one #FUUUUUUUUUUUU

Comment #70 by Geosys
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 05:56:12 PM

I tried playing USDD and Revelations on Veteran, but it still wont unlock. Anymore suggestions? Thx

Comment #71 by kirkymax5
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 04:10:06 AM

I haven't done the requirements for this achievement yet but I had put in 3 arc unlock cheat and then finished on regular and it didn't give me the stand down achievement but randomly after completing the requirements for cold warrior (beat the first three levels on veteran) it unlocked as well. so i CANT say that it wont block the black ops master but i believe it to be unlikely. My suggestion is just start a new campaign and play through and it will most likely unlock at some point. once again CANT confirm it yet.

Comment #72 by Johnkirkpatrick
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 05:25:18 AM

I did 3/4 of the missions on vet then noticed that I have not been getting the achievements for them, I havent missed any sequence as I just started a new game on vet mode and played from the beginning. not amused so will start again and see what happens.

Comment #73 by VincentteMebel
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 10:48:29 AM

I'm going for this one... They say that the level with the rocket in Russia in the tunnels is a real nightmare! Can't wait!

Comment #74 by kirkymax5
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 04:27:04 AM

finally got this achievement with no issues and i had put in the 3 ARC unlock code so no need to worry i would say that the not allowed to save and quit is the real issue.

Comment #75 by Jambi46n2
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 02:09:23 PM

This one might be broken, or I might have screwed myself by unlocking the "Five" map early from the terminal. Dunno.

Comment #76 by BIG DG 3000
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 04:19:51 PM

So I had beat the game on normal and found all the intel items. Then I went through and started playing on vet. I was getting the achievements for the missions and got up to te 7th or 8th mission. Then I went over to my buddies house and recovered my GamerTaag and played some zombies. Went back home and signed in and all my progress was gone including the intel I had found. So now I'm gonna go back through from the start and see what happens. Maybe I'll get lucky and it will pop up in the 2nd or 3rd mission.

Comment #77 by KILTEDxSCOTSMAN
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 02:40:18 AM

The main Issue seems to be if you start a level you must finish the complete level for it to count. You cannot Save and Quit then finish the level from where you left it later on. If you save and quit during a mission it seems you may have to start the mission again from start to get credit for veteran.

Comment #78 by JohnsterMonster
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 04:42:32 PM

Fuck this game. That's all I have...seriously...

Comment #79 by Artielang
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 01:15:28 PM

I found it funny that this achievement unlocked for me after I did the
revelations mission. Like the story line is harder to understand if you put
it on veteran?

Comment #80 by x JuGGerNaUt oO
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 06:13:35 PM


Comment #81 by x JuGGerNaUt oO
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 06:23:03 PM

But then the new achievments came out :(

Comment #82 by CtCoasTx5
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 09:37:29 AM

I didnt do anything special and i got the achievement. I will say tht the mission with the huge hill(i think SOG which everyone hates) i had to do over because the achievement didnt unlock after the first playthrough after i did tht one the both achievments popped and plus 125 gamerscore for me :)

Comment #83 by Denizens44
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 03:08:42 PM

Very easy,except S.O.G and Executive Order.

Comment #84 by DJCDAN
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 04:06:16 PM

Great cheers for the guide

Comment #85 by kaista10
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 09:53:19 AM

If annyone done it pls add me my gamertag is kaista10

Comment #86 by frankq831
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 05:39:10 PM


Comment #87 by frankq831
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 05:40:33 PM


Comment #88 by MuchButteR
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 10:07:27 PM

Planning on getting this!

Comment #89 by MetalSmasher86
Friday, February 18, 2011 @ 04:24:40 AM

Just got it with no problems. What I did is I just started the campaign from the beginning on Veteran mode, and kept going until I got one of the Veteran achievements. Then I saved and stopped after each one. Then when I was ready to continue I just selected "resume campaign," got the next achievement, then continued on in that fashion, and all the Veteran achievements (including this one) unlocked without a hitch.

Comment #90 by xbonics
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 05:32:29 AM

Didnt unlock 1st time but got the second time i played it through kinda stupid
though i played it 3 time once on regular twice on veteran. :/

Comment #91 by mickyblue1988
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 10:36:52 PM

i'm back motherfuckers.. i got banned for this shit but see, i'm fucking beyond your comprehension of pure fucking awsomness!

Comment #92 by TheOriginalNBK
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 12:09:48 PM

There needs to be an update for co-op campaign online like in Modern Warfare 1.

Comment #93 by BreaktheWalls235
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 08:33:37 PM

i've saved and quit in all missions so far, does that mean i cant get this? ive got all the achievements for veteran so far though..

Comment #94 by CxHxUxD
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 10:11:36 AM

Veteran is the dumbest "difficulty" ever made on Call of Duty. You get shot at from people you can not see, you get shot from behind, even when everyone is in front of you. The second you take cover, you're spammed with grenades.. So 'realistic'!

Comment #95 by Jeremy Land
Monday, March 07, 2011 @ 02:05:12 PM

executive order was EASY. just use smoke grenadesand it confuses the fuck outta them. SOG was a bit harder, but was easy enough once i figured out what to do. that "five" cheat did NOT disable those veteran avhievements, so you guys must be smoking crack or some shit. If you have troubles with veteran than just hide and wait. Don't pop up like a retard and run into thousands of bullets. Its not the games fault you suck, its yours.

Comment #96 by pigpuss
Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 06:44:25 PM

Use cover and slowly make your way through the levels, its not the hard really.

Comment #97 by cr0wnd hunter
Monday, March 14, 2011 @ 07:19:08 PM

Send me a message, because I suck at this game on veteran.

Comment #98 by BranLP84
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 01:40:15 PM

I just got this achievement yesterday, along with all the other 25 Veteran achievements. Started my Veteran campaign on the 12th of this month and finished it on the 15th. The two hardest levels ARE Executive Order (last two hallways) and S.O.G. (hill/barrell part). The last mission (Redemption) is a bit easy until you get to the last part of it where you have random enemies running in on you AND when you go up the last set of stairs. My advice is to crawl past that big window upstairs instead of running or kneeling because I couldn't find one the dudes shooting at me due to the boat shaking so hard AND I was tired of restarting that checkpoint. As far as unlocking this achievement, I made sure to never save and quit. I made sure to finish a level once I started it and if I did stop playin

Comment #99 by BranLP84
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 01:48:10 PM

g for the night, I'd go to mission select the next night and just restart the new mission I just got to, just to be safe. I'd hate to risk not getting that achievement because of a stupid glitch that is causing so many others to wonder what the hell went wrong. (Sorry for my statement in my PREVIOUS post. I meant to say ....along with all the other 25 POINT Veteran achievements.)

Comment #100 by BranLP84
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 @ 02:12:47 PM

(I also meant to say ....because I couldn't find one OF the dudes shooting at me due to the BUILDING shaking so hard....)

Comment #101 by Mightyfurious
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 01:27:38 AM

@ #95
No... it's a bit of both. The game is designed to be played through on a average difficulty. It is insanely flawed on Veteran.
What pisses me off the most about playing it on Veteran is when playing with
npc buddies who can't shoot for crap when standing right in front of an enemy,
wide open, neither of them dies, and the enemy ONLY shoots at you if your not
in cover. Why even have them there to 'help' me if they are useless and the enemy
only sees me there?
It's a good playthrough on Hardened...
It reminds me of Guitar hero or Rock Band, where medium is too easy but hard is,
well, HARD. Hardened is a walk in the park and Veteran makes me want to smash

Comment #102 by RatedX2k
Thursday, March 24, 2011 @ 03:17:16 PM

Is there a way of knowing which missions you did in Veteran or Hardened like in games past? I just went through the game to get the Hardened Achievement but I think I may have missed one, not sure which, fuck!

Comment #103 by T0RP3DO
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 06:19:10 PM

WTF I completed every level on veteran, I havent enabled a single cheat in my life, and I didnt get BLACK OPS MASTER or the other veteran mission ACHIEVEMENTS!!!!! Can some one help me? Did I do something wrong? I played straight through 3 times, and still no achievement, so nobody believes me when I say I beat the campaign on veteran. F*** u treyarch. >:(

Comment #104 by tempaccountforme
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 12:39:48 PM

how is it so many people are having trouble with this... geez treyarch wtb a patch.

Comment #105 by ahchap
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 05:57:18 AM

this glitched for me jus like everything else in this game!

Comment #106 by Poses7184
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 02:09:02 PM

If you use the code to get the zombie levels will this really not pop?

Comment #107 by Arcthelad18
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 07:16:20 AM

Just got it the other night, fun game

Comment #108 by Azar45
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 06:38:17 PM

feels so good to get this achievement on veteran to get the rest to

Comment #109 by WAR HUN73R
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 09:32:08 AM

WTF,why is every1 saying ''want to help me complete it on veteran''?its a solo based game not fucking co-op!!!

Comment #110 by glee34
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 12:11:16 AM

How is this game?

Comment #111 by CEEZYsombrero
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 08:16:08 PM

So you cant complete it if you got five from 3arc unlock?

Comment #112 by tony31ace
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 10:45:41 AM

How disappointing was this game?
Just doesn't live up to the hype.
Roll on Gears 3.

Comment #113 by ChemicalChaos00
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 06:29:13 PM

Finally beat this shit on veteran, man was it a pain in the ass

Comment #114 by emjayen
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 05:20:25 PM

Follow this up with some levels on recruit... Feel like the fucking terminator.

Comment #115 by SenorDingDong2K
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 12:57:42 PM

I should have gotten this too but that said I did save and quit on a few missions....but I can't remember which ones! It's really annoying me that the mission select screen does not tell you which missions you have done on a particular difficulty.
It's also quite annoying that Treyarch do not realise these faults and don't see the need to fix them.

Comment #116 by CREES4
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 08:20:02 PM

do it on hardened will pop up then

Comment #117 by WCPhils
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 06:31:54 PM

WTF I beat the game on veteran and it didn't come up. I did save and quit a few times, but I don't remember which missions. I'll go through those missions again, and if it doesn't unlock then I'm gonna smash the game.

Comment #118 by daniel9731
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 06:40:49 AM


Comment #119 by WCPhils
Friday, May 13, 2011 @ 09:19:41 AM

OK, I just got it after doing SOG and The Defector or Hardened????? This game makes no sense. Though I am happy.

Comment #120 by Angelic Creed
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 @ 02:44:37 AM

This cheevo and "A Monument To All Your Sins" from Reach are probably my 2 proudest cheevos. Their were 3 absurdly hard places to get past.

Comment #121 by Zombiehoover76
Thursday, May 19, 2011 @ 01:57:22 AM

I had so many glitches on this achievement but I finally got it

Comment #122 by strumfreak
Saturday, May 28, 2011 @ 05:52:04 AM

to those who have gotten all the mission cheivos for vet. but not this one... if you have used the cheat for the five map on zombies then you can not get this ... unless instead of replaying it on veteran over and over and making it hard for yourself, do it on hardened. this happened to my friend and we got the achievement. just remember the cheivo says hardened and you should have gotten the mission ones already

Comment #123 by newbornasp95833
Friday, June 10, 2011 @ 05:49:29 PM

ive finished it on veteran.amlost all of levels were easy.but on codwaw I did it on veteran but it was freaken hard.

Comment #124 by dead skull 77
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 09:47:31 PM

haha yeah this game was easy on veteran but in WaW was a pain in the ass

Comment #125 by Executable
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 08:57:39 PM

Easiest COD on veteran yet. COD2-COD4 were the only challenging ones. They've been getting easier with each new one since then.

Comment #126 by atomic viking54
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 @ 01:40:35 PM

this achivement is fucking glitched bullshit

Comment #127 by Carpizo
Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 02:17:04 AM

Thank you #12 #14 i was furious with the game but when my vet missions reseted for no reason, i forot to do the jfk one. Did it and got the achievement thanks a lot

Comment #128 by MORTAL DRAGON97
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 04:18:24 AM

Comment #129 by Tristan360
Monday, July 04, 2011 @ 03:17:24 PM

Anyone who wants to do veteran co-op message Tristiano1995

Comment #130 by 21Alpha
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 03:07:38 PM

Compared to WaW, this was a walk in the park. Some difficult parts, but not the painfully difficult type that just frustrated you (See Rage Quit on

Comment #131 by AA x driv3r
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 06:34:25 PM

One last tip. Don't be afraid to drop the difficulty to Hardend if your having trouble on veteran.

Comment #132 by SamHolm3s14
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 06:04:48 AM

I have nearly conquered this game on veteran!!

Comment #133 by Skill Kill3501
Saturday, July 09, 2011 @ 03:40:14 PM

I only did the last mission "Redemption" on veteran and it unlocked

Comment #134 by AlexM15
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 12:53:23 PM

This unlocked with no problems for me. I must say though that the missions just about drove me insane!

Comment #135 by Majkeeboy
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 03:26:39 AM

Are the difficulty achievements stackable?

Comment #136 by dwayne_hicks
Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 09:28:02 AM

Not even close to being as hard as 2 or WaW... still harder than MW2 though.

Comment #137 by Kevert
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 08:52:57 PM

For those of you whom the achievement is glitched even if you've completed the JFK mission on veteran. I started replaying the missions on Regular whilst NOT CONNECTED TO XBOX LIVE. Midway in the first mission I played the achievement unlocked randomly, so keep playing missions offline and it should unlock eventually.

Comment #138 by Kevert
Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 08:54:26 PM

The hardest Cod on veteran? WaW no question. I've played and completed them all from the 3rd one onwards although the third one glitched on me. FUCK!

Comment #139 by Gingerstyle69
Saturday, July 30, 2011 @ 03:39:11 PM

Rebirth is so sketchy on verteran

Comment #140 by Raycist
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 02:12:24 AM


Comment #141 by AKfoy0face
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 12:16:02 AM

funny. first i beat this game on normal and the stand down achieve never popped. soo i started campaign on veteran i got to like the 9 mission and stand down unlocked and then BLACK OP MASTER unlocked the following chapter when i still needed to beat the last 3-4 missons

Comment #142 by danik pro x
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 07:46:18 AM

completed all missions on veteran and got all the mission achievements but not got this fucking one. how do you get it?!?!?!?

Comment #143 by x IBeaSt MW3 x
Sunday, August 07, 2011 @ 10:19:29 AM

easy complete the mission on veteran

Comment #144 by zombiefreakCOD
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 08:33:30 AM


Comment #145 by AKfoy0face
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 07:21:44 PM

#143 play through a few missions on recruit hopefully it will unlock at the end of one of them

Comment #146 by justin643
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 07:55:38 PM

Can some one help me beat the game in verteran or explain how u playy the campagin with soneone else

Comment #147 by edwiitos
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 02:54:52 PM

This took me like 3 weeks to complete.. :|

Comment #148 by JOSHcoops34
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 05:55:14 PM

I just love veteran mode! My advice like anyone else would say. Take your time and reload before every corner!

Comment #149 by z80cowboy
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 12:01:58 PM

definetly much easier on hardened...

Comment #150 by EzioZBladez
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 01:39:43 PM

free ms points here so you can buy rezurrection

Comment #151 by SlickBoySlim
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 02:35:24 PM

Comment #152 by Otoooo
Monday, August 29, 2011 @ 08:51:51 PM

I could say it's bugged. I started playing for the FIRST TIME and just completed the FIRST MISSION when This achievement pops up as did "Stand Down" too. Weird. Anyway gonna finnish the campaing on vet. Just wanted to know if anyone else had this?

Comment #153 by AoM wolfpack
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 12:02:06 AM

black op master is so easy mode

Comment #154 by Marios Pastagun
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:46:24 AM

Finally got it after 9000 deaths

Comment #155 by Marios Pastagun
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:44:32 AM

My previous comment was on my non Xbox live profile

Comment #156 by steelytheman22
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 05:30:45 PM

when doing this and if you keep dying remember to check if you are still on veteran because loads of people have been saying it puts it down to hardened if you keep dying

Comment #157 by AidenJ95
Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 09:55:52 PM

using 3arc unlock on the computer doesnt disable achievements, i used it and i managed to get this achievement just fine

Comment #158 by Markusizr
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 07:31:26 AM

i really hate achivements in vet cos i am very angryy

Comment #159 by CptStabs
Monday, October 17, 2011 @ 11:56:56 AM

I just got this Achievement yet I haven't finished the Game on Veteran yet.

Comment #160 by VideoVastGamerz
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 03:54:26 PM

just did it. but it was a pain in the ass

Comment #161 by sgtMustash0
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 11:02:14 AM

i will do it when im bored or something :P

Comment #162 by GHOST1996
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 12:50:46 PM

i did the campaign 3 times on hard and 3 times on veteran and i stiil didnt get the black op master achievement but thats something weird because i have all ready all veterann missions completed achievements and still not get the black op master achievement : / that suckss

Comment #163 by ShatterdSouL
Sunday, November 06, 2011 @ 01:49:21 AM

I can confirm that Digitalovrloads tip works for getting both of the completed campaign cheevos. I played through the entire game on hardened. Did not get either cheevo. I saved and quit halfway through many missions, multiple times so it has no effect on this cheevo.
To get this cheevo:
Goto mission select and replay USSD and REVALATIONS on veteren ( the two video clip missions, revalations you have to move the left right sticks). After I did this the cheevo popped!
I did not play any other level on veteren!

Comment #164 by Ssjyoshi
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 03:26:44 PM

I too confirmed doing the two video missions unlocks it.

Comment #165 by Knaussenheimer
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 09:16:30 PM

I have wanted to do this for a long time and on saturday I finally started it on hardened and just got the achievement. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears but Im finally done. Also for evreryone who beat it on veteran but didn't get the achievement try it on hardened instead.

Comment #166 by a.360
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 11:35:51 AM

Ima try this:

To get this cheevo:
Goto mission select and replay USSD and REVALATIONS on veteren ( the two video clip missions, revalations you have to move the left right sticks). After I did this the cheevo popped!
I did not play any other level on veteren!

Comment #167 by Sinkaa91
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 @ 01:34:35 AM

more difficult than the mw2 veteran

Comment #168 by i run this
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 05:35:52 PM

hate this achievement

Comment #169 by Burrito Riptide
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 09:25:02 PM

This achievement=BITCH

Comment #170 by Brethren
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 @ 04:31:26 PM

No matter what I try I cannot get this to unlock. I beat the game on veteran, beat it again on hardened. Tried mission select as well, instead of starting a new game, also didnt work. I have no idea what else there is left to try, Im at wits end. This is just terrible lol, glitched achievements suck.

Comment #171 by Atomic Beam
Sunday, March 04, 2012 @ 03:40:29 PM

if you typed in some cheat on the computer...then goodbye forever all the achievement..

Comment #172 by Atomic Beam
Sunday, March 04, 2012 @ 03:41:44 PM

just like in modern warfare 1...activate one cheat and goodbye all the achievement + you can't delete your gamesave...this is gay

Comment #173 by Skeetacus
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 08:49:55 AM

Grr. That hallway in the mission where you destroy the rocket was ungodly awful. Eventually spammed Willy-petes and made it through. Haha. Yay for improvising. Not crazy difficult though.

Comment #174 by MeWillGameYou
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 10:19:52 AM

Took me 2 days, pretty hard but fun campaign ;)

Comment #175 by DBZFan1122
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 03:24:12 AM

I beat Operation 40 on veteran and i got this! ^-^
Im so happy :D

Comment #176 by Filip36365
Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 11:45:54 PM

Easier than the other cod games. The only hard part was the defense of khe sanh. After that it was very easy

Comment #177 by GRENDELBOMB
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 01:05:24 AM

I'm sad... took me FOREVER to finish this on veteran and the achievement didn't pop.

Comment #178 by Chris P Bacon
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 03:53:39 PM

Has a Patch come out yet? I have beaten 3 cods on veteran and wanted to do this one but wont if there is no patchy patch.

Comment #179 by Boosto
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 02:04:12 PM

I just beat the campaign and got the achievement so I'm guessing it is. :D

Comment #180 by Darkside X
Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 09:31:49 PM

Fuck this achievement. I can't get passed the third level. Any tips?

Comment #181 by falam
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 @ 03:50:05 PM

Got this achievement after the 'W.M.D' mission without even completing the whole campaign on 'Veteran' or 'Hardened'.. :D

Comment #182 by MrFalloutGuy
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 03:55:36 PM

One of my favourite Campaigns. Easy Achievement aswell! You will die alot but you will get it eventually

Comment #183 by Jazernocsuh
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 02:15:39 PM

This is definitely one of the easier veteran CoD campaigns to finish. I did it really quickly, but didn't get the achievement. I don't know what people were talking about when they mentioned a glitch to get "Five". I played zombies on "Five" with some friends before I beat the game, but I still got the intel achievement. I hope this makes sense. Can anyone help?

Comment #184 by LuKeY PooKeY95
Monday, April 22, 2013 @ 11:10:16 AM

My mate completed it a while back so I borrowed my mates game to play campaign and online multiplayer, and as soon as I did the first mission on regular, I got the achievements for completing it on any difficulty, and this one? Weird, but I'm not complaining haha

Comment #185 by Reckz
Sunday, January 25, 2015 @ 08:35:07 PM

Having problems with this achievement and the "Stand Down" achievement unlocking.

For some reason I have completed the whole game twice (once on Reg and once on Vet) and these achievements still wont unlock. I have even watched through the cut scene missions again on Vet and nothing.

Any help?

Comment #186 by Koldomordor
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 01:53:31 PM

After 4 years, I'm doing my veteran run right now. All veteran achievements are unlocking just fine, and I DO "save and quit" on every mission.

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