Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops Achievements

Frag Master

Kill 5 enemies with a single frag grenade in the campaign.  

During the first mission "Operation 40", you will infiltrate Castro's room. Afterward, you will be put into a large hall and made to fight your way out. Once outside, you will see a large circular open area with a fountain in the middle and with Convo Trucks coming in from the far right side. You will hear Bowman say, "Take out that .50 cal!". Let the enemies cluster up in the middle of the area and then throw a grenade in the center of the fountain just over the first barrier. There should be plenty of enemies with explosive barrels all around them. Use these barrels to your advantage as it counts the explosion caused by the grenade. Throw the grenade with  and watch the giant explosion. If it doesn't unlock, hold down  to cook a grenade and kill yourself to put you at your last checkpoint.

Alternately, you can also try for the achievement during the mission, "The Defector". When you reach the objective to destroy the ZSU gun emplacement, you will head upstairs with Woods. After clearing out some enemies, you should see a few enemies crowded by a car. If you toss a frag grenade through the window of the car, the resulting blast will kill the enemies and the achievement will pop. If you mess up or you didn't kill 5, cook a grenade to kill yourself and retry the checkpoint.

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 12 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by finalninja
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 12:02:19 PM

just trow 5 granades when there are alot of people not that hard

Comment #2 by Fox Racer30
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 10:36:48 PM

Err... It's a bit harer than that.
you need to kill five with one, not one with five.

theer is several locations you can do this at, but I completed this one on "Victor Charlie." Where you destroy the ZPU, on that same island/barge, to the right of it infront of the hut, I found a group of ~8 guys, cooked my grenade, and earned myself some easy GS

Comment #3 by KILLERIRI5H
Thursday, November 11, 2010 @ 11:24:45 AM

Another good location to get this is the very first mission, "Operation 40."
Near the end of the level, after exiting Castro's home, before running through
the sugar fields, a large group will attack you. Wait until all the trucks pull
up and the guards are shooting at you in full force. Cook a grenade for two
beats and throw it at the red barrels in front of the truck with the mounted
turret. If done right it will cause a huge explosion which will kill 5 people.
If not, just cook and hold onto a Grenade to kill yourself and try again.

Comment #4 by xxWOOLFxx
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 12:03:57 PM

Look at this !!!

gg Woolf

Comment #5 by PowercomSODMG
Friday, November 12, 2010 @ 03:02:36 PM

Thanks for the link dude

Comment #6 by Munch Ba
Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ 11:58:01 AM

Took a few tries but got there in the end. Thanks

Comment #7 by Srulis
Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 08:47:26 PM

here is the link from Rooster Teeth

Comment #8 by x187x Insane
Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 11:27:00 PM

I got it at the First mission! Thanks Irish. To let u all know. when u exit Castros hhouse, wait 24 seconds then ready a grenade, count to 3 and throw at the barrrels! It will do it!

Comment #9 by shotgunslayer6
Tuesday, December 07, 2010 @ 03:04:51 PM

easy as pie go on rebirth island and when you breech the testing labs there are loads of enemy in the far lab

Comment #10 by lewismax1
Saturday, December 11, 2010 @ 02:36:54 AM

I just wanted to let finalninja know that he's a noob and good info everyone else lol

Comment #11 by Munkikid
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 08:40:13 AM

x187x insane i actually tried your method and it worked first time thanks alot mate

Comment #12 by Spacky Rambo
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 12:54:17 PM

can i get this on zombies btw?:)

Comment #13 by SynysterNinja13
Sunday, December 19, 2010 @ 11:59:01 PM

thank you so much KILLERIRISH. I got on the second go

Comment #14 by luigi4sheezy
Monday, December 20, 2010 @ 11:36:34 AM

excellent tip irish thnx

Comment #15 by Rellfa
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 12:23:08 PM

Best to get on the first mission.

Comment #16 by ASSASINALEX1996
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 04:29:34 AM

on the hu city escape, just after bowmen smashes through the window. lots of enemies will come out. run upto them and cook a grenade. you will die but the granade is still there and the achievement will pop up

Comment #17 by Jenova333
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 04:31:42 PM

It almost has to be done near explosive barrels/cars, as I've noticed a lot of people do not die with a single grenade, even on recruit.

Comment #18 by Old Greg
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 06:25:29 PM

ok Maybe its just me...
But I've tried this tip probably about 20 times now. No such luck. Same spot exact senario as the youtube video above but yet, no achievement. Anyone else having the same problem?

Comment #19 by pitchblack
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 05:20:47 PM

yup same - have tried both the main locations & nada. I can see at times that 6-7 soldiers die & the achievement doesn't pop..

Comment #20 by goaltroll
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 01:42:37 AM

@x187x Insane
that worked so well it was insane! thanks for the post!

Comment #21 by xmichaeljx
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 01:48:39 PM

Yes I have , done it like SO Fing much but just DOESENT work!!!

Comment #22 by Old Greg
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 06:04:24 PM

PanDemic 55 and pitchblack:

Any new development on this one? I still am trying and cannot pop it. Difficulty perhaps? What are you guys using for play through difficulty?

Comment #23 by Circus Octopus
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 06:13:56 PM

I can confirm, Killer Irish's method was extremely easy.

Comment #24 by knightsuzaku
Saturday, January 15, 2011 @ 02:24:46 PM

yay i finally got it just now this is the hardest achievement ever >:D

Comment #25 by Excodybur
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 12:39:54 PM

yeah it took me bout 8 times.. the first few i killed like 8 enemies at a time but then it finally worked. thanks all. btw it was on operation 40.

Comment #26 by Braders
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 01:11:49 PM

I found a few vids on you tube that helped out where the best places are to do this one. Lot harder than it looks for a measly 15g.

Comment #27 by Epicwhale69
Sunday, January 23, 2011 @ 06:51:57 PM

thanks irish, took me a couple of goes for some reason but i finally got it

Comment #28 by zeomax
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 09:41:20 PM

its easier than that, just go to DOA and start chucking frags at the zombies and you should get it with a good swarm of them coming at ya

Comment #29 by MDSquared117
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 01:22:41 PM

do it in the tunnels near the end. Should be pretty easy

Comment #30 by Cha0sEagle
Wednesday, February 09, 2011 @ 07:40:25 PM

i got it in the mission the "The Defector". right after being blown through the door when the car explodes next to you. upstairs there is a balcony with a few enemies on it. kill them and proceed through the window onto the balcony. to your left across the street there will be a garage with a car inside it. five enemies were standing behind it.

Comment #31 by Turkeyshoot37
Friday, February 11, 2011 @ 12:43:32 PM

@ #28 - doesn't the achievement specify that it has to be in campaign?

Comment #32 by Smallzie
Sunday, February 20, 2011 @ 11:16:31 AM

Does it hav to be on a certain difficulty? What level is it on?

Comment #33 by beamerxxx
Friday, March 04, 2011 @ 11:57:24 PM

this acheivement is a pain in the ASS! lol.
been throwing frag grenades off the balcony
at those 5 guys for the last half hour an still
no luck!should get there soon.cheers for the help
anyway guys.

Comment #34 by beamerxxx
Saturday, March 05, 2011 @ 12:00:39 AM

haha and 2 minutes after posting i couldnt get it i got it! lol f**king game haha

Comment #35 by Poses7184
Thursday, April 07, 2011 @ 02:10:22 PM

chuck it right after you kill castro but wait til a bunch of them gather around a truck

Comment #36 by Alderman14
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 07:11:16 AM

Irish your advice is AWESOME!!!!!!!! It worked on first try!!

Comment #37 by CJLove
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 03:09:49 AM

I got 49 of black ops achievements in one day they weren't hard at all it is one of the most easiest game iv ever played

Comment #38 by kianrapid
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 12:34:54 PM

i can't get the achievement just like some others.. i throw a grenade on trucks with more than five people, there's a big explosion but i just don't get the gamerpoints... who knows what i should do?

Comment #39 by SkOoTeR27
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 06:49:49 AM

I've Killed Like 7People With 1Grenade Loadsa Times N Still Aint Gt It.

Comment #40 by mnnaler
Friday, June 03, 2011 @ 08:12:18 AM

omg! this acievement seems so easy! but it's not lol

Comment #41 by DarkstarJ3
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 02:09:09 PM

I wish I could just do this in zombies, I don't really want to go back.

Comment #42 by ButtahNBred
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 09:38:59 PM

I know you've been thanked several times but thanks a whole lot Irish!

Comment #43 by lbeast
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 05:24:34 PM

This way worked like a charm
thank you

Comment #44 by BriGuy360
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:28:45 AM

first mission after killing "castro" u throw a grenade at a red barrel and BOOM

Comment #45 by Galieran
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 02:35:03 PM

thanks Irish i got it by doing what u said first time just looked for the barrels and and tossed a cooked frag saw the vehicles exploded then the achievement popped up

Comment #46 by Kornkid031
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 12:04:56 AM

First post! Woot!

Comment #47 by DmR
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:44:19 AM

does it have to be exACTLY 5

Comment #48 by Lash 72
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 10:02:26 PM

Got the achievement by following KILLERIRI5H's advice on comment #3. Thanks man.

Comment #49 by MorbidEclipse24
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 08:33:42 PM

Definitely Operation 40.. first mission. When you get outside in the courtyard, give it about a min or so and straight ahead of you, you'll see the barrels and about 5 or 6 guys. just toss a grenade over there by the barrels and bloop there you go! do it on recruit obviously. pretty easy achievement.

Comment #50 by Marios Pastagun
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 12:43:03 PM

After you assasinate fake Castro and exit the mansion after your teammates say a sh*t .50cal toss a grenade by the explosive barrel and the achievement will pop up

Comment #51 by Marios Pastagun
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 12:45:49 PM

Sorry about the spelling error in my previous comment.

Comment #52 by Garv3y 04
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 01:03:52 AM

For some reason it isnt working on mine for operation 40, does anyone no another spot that is good ?

Comment #53 by Ninjaa x S14
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 11:22:28 AM

i don't get it... I just can't get the achievement :/

Comment #54 by Ninjaa x S14
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 11:25:15 AM

Nvm got it

Comment #55 by HellsTrampoline
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 04:06:33 AM

Copied the link from comment 4 & got it. Was a bitch before I saw the link. Thanks. ;-0

Comment #56 by TheMrPib
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 09:12:52 PM

i killed 7 guys doing it on the first mission and it didnt pop

Comment #57 by MeWillGameYou
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 10:24:27 AM

Do it on the first mission > first try

Comment #58 by VectraVixen
Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 09:05:32 AM

I managed to get this by watching the Achievement Hunter vid, but I noticed that unless I was watching the grenade explode then the cheevo didn't pop, hiding behind cover seemed to just waste the 'nade. Could've just been me I guess, but it might b a help if there's people still struggling with this

Comment #59 by got this free
Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 12:58:20 AM

thanks got it first try!

Comment #60 by Marksman92
Monday, February 11, 2013 @ 05:26:51 PM

Thanks for the advise guy

Comment #61 by growltiger
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ 06:46:50 PM

I got this playing at Veteran difficulty on "The Defector" during the final escape from Hue. Here is the setup: you will get a checkpoint just before the NVA overrun the plaza where the tank will eventually stop. For some reason the enemy AI will not immediately target you. There is a street from which the enemy will pour through and they will come in groups.

Lay prone on the street in a high traffic area. The NVA will literally step right over you as the enter the plaza. Wait until you think you have a large enough group gathered around and then "overcook" a grenade. It took me about half a dozen tries but the achievement did pop for me.

On Veteran difficulty I am used to the enemy shooting me on sight so it was pretty strange to have the AI just overlook me, but overlooked me

Comment #62 by TheAssassinof13
Sunday, June 01, 2014 @ 03:11:32 AM

can you do it on any level, cause I tried it on the mission executive order and a majority of s.o.g but got nothing

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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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