Call of Duty: Black Ops

Call of Duty: Black Ops Achievements

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Find all the hidden intel.   

Intel is displayed as yellow recorders found throughout levels. To pick up a piece of hidden intel, press and hold  until you have picked it up. There are a total of 42 pieces of intel to find, 3 being in each level. To check how much intel you have found for each level, go to the Main Menu > Campaign > Intel. It will show you how many pieces of intel you have found for each level that you have completed. Once you have picked up a piece of intel in a level, you can save and quit, you do not need to finish up the mission for them to count.

Here is a video to all the Intel locations:

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User Comments
Comment #1 by joriverm
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 @ 08:10:13 PM

Here can help you find all

Comment #2 by dru420
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 @ 03:17:20 AM


Comment #3 by mutiny
Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 10:06:49 AM

i'm working on finding the intel right now so if you check back in a few hours, maybe a day, i'll post a detailed explination as to the locations of all the intel.

Comment #4 by anton_bp
Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 01:00:27 PM

Type in "3arc intel" in the computer to get all intels.
I dont know if u get the achievment tho. Can someone who done it plz reply?

Comment #5 by LONG SHOT KILLA
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 @ 05:40:37 PM

it works but u cant get the achievment for it

Comment #6 by k12machinima
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 09:59:55 AM

Cheats are for noobs.

Comment #7 by alfeyboy
Thursday, November 18, 2010 @ 09:40:52 PM

no shit i used to cheat all the time but then i realised that there really wasnt a point in plying if i cheated

Comment #8 by beausaus
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 12:29:15 PM

good list with pics of intel locations

Comment #9 by Digitalovrload
Friday, November 19, 2010 @ 11:02:34 PM

best guide of all time for intels

has all fo them with commentary

Comment #10 by 19jonny85
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 01:05:35 AM

Once you've found all intel in 1 level,can you skip to the next level or do you have to complete every level?

Comment #11 by Digitalovrload
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 10:11:18 AM

To answer you paul skinbak85, once you get all 3 intel.... yes you can save and quit the level. Once you pick up an intel it registers on the spot.

Comment #12 by fluffystatistic
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 03:13:20 PM

if you do the code you cant get the achievement anymore right?

Comment #13 by SUP3R KILL 3
Saturday, November 20, 2010 @ 07:09:35 PM

if u type in the code u wont get the achievemment

Comment #14 by mutiny
Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 12:59:04 AM

alright, i finally have the time to make this post. if anyone was waiting by chance, i apologize. this is going to be quite a lengthy post but it should definitely be descriptive enough to get you to every intel. sorry no cap card so i don't have supporting pics or video but my descriptions should be sufficient. incase you don't know what you're looking for, it looks like an old school tape recorder. if you don't know what that is, you're looking for a small slightly rectangular red box with two spools of recording tape, most of them will be slightly lit up but some of them are fairly hard to see so search carefully. if you're thinking it all sounds vague, don't worry once you come to the situations it will all make sense, enjoy.

Op 40:
1/3 - after you zipline & walk up the two small

Comment #15 by mutiny
Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 01:02:07 AM

okay, it cut me off so no help for you. looks like i just burned an hour.

Comment #16 by PSyCoTiCxTuRTLe
Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 02:46:54 AM

Just look up a video on YouTube. NextGenTactics and RoosterTeeth both have good ones.

Comment #17 by SUP3R KILL 3
Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 04:07:36 PM

Ya I went on youtube for the MW2 intel and it was really helpful. Easy GS.

Comment #18 by Russman
Sunday, November 21, 2010 @ 05:56:39 PM

seems like it shoulda been a lil more GS then 15 lol.

Comment #19 by cosmicsemone
Monday, November 22, 2010 @ 11:31:39 PM

working on gettin the achievement i jst keep lookin thru every room and i keep findin one but i found one in the tunnel in victor charlie

Comment #20 by SUP3R KILL 3
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 01:59:24 PM

i know it should be at least something like 35 GS, 15 is just not worth it haha.

Comment #21 by cod legendz
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:52:20 AM

exactly what I thought.
They could have at least made an achievement for getting half of them like in MW2 instead of another achievement like get out of the chair.
And they could have made it more GS as well.

Comment #22 by crysis ur mum
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:21:24 PM

where r the intel

Comment #23 by crysis ur mum
Saturday, November 27, 2010 @ 11:24:52 PM

dnt do yhe code it may not work mutiny
may be right or wrong look at locations of bloack ops intel on google click on the page and find it if ur that desperate

Comment #24 by SUP3R KILL 3
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 03:12:36 PM

sweet i just got this achievement by using youtube haha

Comment #25 by Furiouz Rhymez
Monday, November 29, 2010 @ 04:17:56 AM

Completed the game on Veteren for the achievements.

Now selecting each level one by one collecting all intel. As soon as all three
are registered, I just quit & move on to the next level.

Slowly getting there!

Comment #26 by tmalik2007
Monday, November 29, 2010 @ 07:39:56 AM

How to reset intel items? I resumed the game from rebirth mission and all the intel items are unlocked and next missions also. I have'nt got the achievement and i have collected 20 intels but it unlocks all that i haven't collected. Any Help Please.

Comment #27 by bung3D
Friday, December 03, 2010 @ 11:20:46 PM

there is a great guide on games radar that is great for this!

Comment #28 by x904 Savage
Friday, December 10, 2010 @ 06:24:41 PM

Hey, I need help. Say I put the code to get all intel into the computer and me being stupid realized you don't get the achievement. Is there a way I can reverse the code to where I can get the achievement? Please help thanks!

Comment #29 by Ragnarok1013
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 @ 05:42:26 PM

dam, went the whole game without even looking for any intel...completely forgot. Just wanted to finish it fast.

Comment #30 by Gamma175
Sunday, December 26, 2010 @ 03:55:59 AM

i hate these achievements they are tedious and pointless

Comment #31 by THExDEVILSxSON
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 07:32:59 PM

i had to go online and cheat lol. i could only find 5 of em by myself.

Comment #32 by Jenova333
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 04:57:58 PM

w00t, one playthrough, all intel, veteran.

Comment #33 by supermike666
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 04:28:59 AM

this mite help

Comment #34 by tottenham 96
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 10:13:36 PM

i have found all the intel and it is the second last achievement i need but i
did not get the achievement what do i do i havent even typed in any codes

Comment #35 by RyzUp21
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 11:00:34 AM

Just went through every level, got them all (3/3) but no achievement popped up!

Comment #36 by xtophourescence
Monday, January 24, 2011 @ 07:50:53 PM

Yo if there is anyone here that knows a way to reverse the cheat so that i can go through and get that achievement please send me a message on xbox live, I'll give you a little soemthing for helping me out and it would be greatly appreciated.

Comment #37 by seth158
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 02:17:03 PM

Finally got it all i need now is 4 zombie ones. This should be woth more than 15g

Comment #38 by collin232
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 @ 10:14:30 PM

This is glitched for me. I quit after getting the last one on Executive Order but never reached a checkpoint and now I have 2/3 and they are all gone :(. Any way to fix it?

Comment #39 by xtophourescence
Thursday, February 03, 2011 @ 05:46:26 PM

Again im going to ask if anyone knows how to takeoff the cheat to get all the intel please let me know psot a response on this website or send me a message on xbox live my gamertag is *xtophourescence* like i said before you will be rewarded.

Comment #40 by MDSquared117
Sunday, February 06, 2011 @ 01:25:17 PM

this achievement is so not worth it! you have to beat the game again, just for 15G?

Comment #41 by EphemeralShadow
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 06:48:35 PM

Anyone know what to do if you don't get the achievement? I used help to get all the intel but I didn't get the achievement! Happened with the Not Today achievement
too =(

Comment #42 by BigSky900
Tuesday, February 08, 2011 @ 11:34:40 AM

Good advice.
Don't use the cheat code in the computer....
Did this on accident and now I can't get the achievement.
Really don't care but this could have been the only game I have all the achievemens for :(

Comment #43 by VegetableBasket
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 @ 10:25:02 PM

The game locked me out of this one for no reason. I didn't even enter the cheat code, but it says I have every intel. Ugh. I was looking forward to a completion, but I guess it'll just be another NBA homecourt. :(

Comment #44 by bh47
Monday, February 21, 2011 @ 04:23:59 PM

If you used the cheat code or for some reason you have all intels but achievement didn't pop-

You need to delete your save file for Black Ops and start over. Yes, it's a hassle. The devs at Treyarch were probably laughing at you when they made that cheat code available.

Comment #45 by Rugamuk
Saturday, March 19, 2011 @ 02:35:39 PM

why cheat thats one step away from being one of those hacking noobs from mw2

Comment #46 by Amatsukami78
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 @ 11:49:22 PM

Just to forewarn all, DO NOT, I mean DO NOT enter 3 arc intel, I entered it and got screwed out of the achievement forever. I am an achievement whore and it bothers me to this day that i was retarded and entered the code in. I called the designers and they told me that its too bad I did it and it was meant to stop cheaters. For one im not a cheater and/or hacker. My buddy told me to enter it and like a dumb ass i did and typed yes. So learn from this retard and dont do it.

Comment #47 by sinner
Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 05:15:53 PM

15G is not worth it...still I have to do it...

Comment #48 by walleyman923
Thursday, April 14, 2011 @ 09:49:14 PM

i cant get it cuz of the cheat :( is there any way i can reverse it?

Comment #49 by jdaunknownkilla
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 09:03:23 PM

by starting a new one by deleting the one you save on

Comment #50 by chrisarcade
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 07:40:41 PM

Look at this link, I was following the youtube video attatched to this guide, I was on the last board getting the 2nd intel on that board and I got stuck in the gas careful when going for this's a video I posted on youtube.

Comment #51 by o0 ELITE Oo
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 04:35:43 PM

Why can't I play on the level "Revelation"??? Whenever I click on that level, it kicks me back to the start up menu and tells me that 'the downloadable content has changed'. PLEASE help!

Comment #52 by Etheltir
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 07:01:22 AM

@#51 I'm gonna take a shot in the dark, ELITE, and assume you have a new xbox,or one that has been recently repaired, because to me it sounds like you may need to transfer your title license. My xbox had to be repaired recently and I had this problem until I transferred my game licenses for DLC.

Comment #53 by JS2580
Sunday, May 29, 2011 @ 04:14:21 PM

This is B.S ive put no code in computer, deleted saved game, but still no achievement.. Any help..??

Comment #54 by eetsbuzzy
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 06:02:56 AM

yea just go to youtube good walkthroughs there! :)

Comment #55 by xDemonic Snake
Friday, June 24, 2011 @ 05:18:04 AM

The only achievement i need is this to get 100% but my friend thought it would be funny to input the 3arc intel cheat while i was out the dingbat!!

Comment #56 by PAW98
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 02:00:05 PM

in the menu press the rt and lt then walk to the computer behind the chair. After type in 3arc intel then u will get the achievement

Comment #57 by skullcruncher
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 03:49:57 AM

hahaha i thought those were the clips in kino for the longest time!

Comment #58 by Lestat748
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 09:13:45 AM

The Cheat can be disabled just go to the computer type in 3arc intel and this
time type NO worked for me.

Comment #59 by xNerdinator
Sunday, August 07, 2011 @ 06:28:47 PM

You cannot disable the cheat .. I deleted every thing on Black Ops and it was still on there

Comment #60 by Lestat748
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 11:47:17 AM

If you collected all Intel before disabling the cheat then Yes it will not work

Comment #61 by n13w
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 10:14:46 PM

I've got BIG news about the 3arcintel cheat.IT DOES NOT DISABLE THE ACHIEVEMENT! I was stupid and did the cheat but I went back through all of the missions collecting all the intel and when I got the last intel on the last level it popped! You cannot track your progress but it does work.
Go to when you find out I'm right.

Comment #62 by ManMadeOfBacon
Sunday, August 21, 2011 @ 06:05:30 PM

I hate these achievements so, so much.

Comment #63 by n13w
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 02:34:48 PM

Sry I made a mistake you have to use another disc

Comment #64 by mattmaclean
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 11:48:12 AM

i collected the last bit of intel then save and quit but it didnt register before i quit, i didnt get the achievment because of it but when i went back trough the mission to get it again, it was gone! i dont know how to get the achievment know without starting completly again. can anyone help?

Comment #65 by Knaussenheimer
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 11:21:14 PM

I gt this using domaines walkthrough on YouTube. Can't remember what the channel name was but it was very helpful. I know I gave it a like and a favorite.

Comment #66 by Knaussenheimer
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 11:36:11 PM

I meant someones not domaines...don't even know how I ended up typing that. Stupid autocorrect! Oh and I already got the achievement and typed in 3arc intel on the computer just for fun and my Xbox shut down. Don't know if that's a glitch or it got unplugged or what. But it was strange.

Comment #67 by Otoooo
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 08:15:44 AM

So I've been playing through campaing on vet and collected all intel along the way, but now all of a sudden I can't find any. Already tried clips on youtube, but there is no inetl on those locations where all clips point. And I'm positive I haven't gathered them already. What should I do?

Comment #68 by Markusizr
Thursday, October 13, 2011 @ 07:33:21 AM

i am really idiot type 3arc intel and i almost killed myself

Comment #69 by R0CKWELLS
Monday, January 30, 2012 @ 03:04:01 PM

The intels were a pain, but gave up.

Free MSP Here!!

Comment #70 by jholiday1207
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 01:17:35 AM

I screwed myself by typing in "3arc Intel" back when the game was first released. Unfortunately, there is no patch for this, but hopefully treyarch will put one out. Now, I am stuck with 70/71 achievements completed, and 1685/1700 gamer points completed.

Comment #71 by jeffgordon24
Monday, April 16, 2012 @ 05:11:44 PM

oh wow i feel bad for you #70. i know this sounds stupid but i have no intelright now. please give me locations at also #70 im going to check out that website hope it works

Comment #72 by POPLEM69
Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 09:12:23 PM

when i first got the game i did the cheat for all Intel and now i cant get this achievement does anyone know how to erase the cheat so i cant get this achievement

Comment #73 by I hamoon I
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 11:41:41 AM

NEED HELP! i entered the cheat code but when i delete my save game and files everything is reset except from the intels which are still there!also the last intel on redemption wasn't unlocked by the my game glitched?

Comment #74 by Xpanda Xpress
Sunday, June 17, 2012 @ 02:50:22 PM

this took me forever

Comment #75 by Chris P Bacon
Saturday, August 18, 2012 @ 09:37:46 AM

15g for 42 intel is a painfully low amount

Comment #76 by R1CH202
Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 11:35:50 AM

I also did the cheat when the game 1st came out, I deleated all my files ect started again and can still mission select and all Intels are there so I gave up on it, just working thru moon achieves now so I'll have 70/71 lol fml

Comment #77 by UnbeatablePro 485
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 05:02:13 PM

Just go to the main menu type 3ARC INTEL TYPE YES THEN GO TO THE LAST MISSION on the campaign witch is redemption, go to the last desk before you enter the room where you drown that guy go to the table and you will see the last intel.
its that easy......

Comment #78 by iFR3SH69
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 05:23:57 AM

I dislike this achievement only because of time consumption

Comment #79 by ghost10221987
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 04:30:28 AM

Why do people think it's funny to tell others to use the cheat?

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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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