Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War Achievements

The Sum of All Zeros

Down 45 Japanese Zeros in 'Black Cats'. (Solo only)  

Because the guns on your planes aren't very accurate, this makes killing enemy planes a lot harder. Japanese aircraft are called 'Zeros' and most of them are called out to you by your flight operator. Near the start of the Zero raid, there will be quite a lot of aircraft. You should be able to rack off around 10 kills here. During the mission, concentrate on the aircraft and not on survivors. Also try to take out the PT boats as quickly as possible when there are no Zeros around. With luck, you should be able to get this by the end of the mission.

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Comment #1 by Haloone
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 11:11:18 PM

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Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 11:13:01 PM

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Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 11:18:05 PM

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Comment #4 by Haloone
Monday, June 21, 2010 @ 11:20:00 PM

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Comment #5 by xPacking Heat
Monday, August 02, 2010 @ 09:39:08 PM

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Comment #6 by errabaldyin
Sunday, November 28, 2010 @ 02:21:40 PM

anyone got a plan for how to get this one?

Comment #7 by RedMonkey
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 12:42:31 PM

this is how i did thid: went to bed frustrated ater many attemps. Got up first thing in the morning, made a coffee, cleaned the tv screen (for this stage as a lot of clouds and explosion, making it difficult to see the planes, lol) and finally got it first try. Downed 46 zeros. It will help if you remember the attack pattern. I figured that you have a good chance when you land in the water with 14-16 downed zeros. Good Luck. DonT give up!

Comment #8 by Mithical Bunni3
Thursday, January 13, 2011 @ 05:23:28 AM

ohk, this is actually pretty difficult. its almost impossible to get on veteran, so try it on recruit. on the first try, look at their pattern and try and memorise where they will be. then on the seccond attempt kill them
thats how i did it

Comment #9 by DoC TiG Bitties
Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 04:57:40 AM

I always get stuck with one left...

Comment #10 by SSwolfff
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 @ 04:32:08 PM

Yeah, you'll eventually get it after trying a lot.

Comment #11 by dem0n88
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 07:20:42 PM

piece of cake. when you first see the planes i destroyed 20 of them.
I got the rest after i landed. easy.
just make sure you use the right bumper too (grenade launcher)

Comment #12 by dem0n88
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 07:29:42 PM

piece of cake. when you first see the planes i destroyed 20 of them.
I got the rest after i landed. easy.
just make sure you use the right bumper too (grenade launcher).

Comment #13 by eviles deer
Saturday, April 02, 2011 @ 03:38:37 PM

its funny cause when i killed them all 45 planes 24 of them hit my plane

Comment #14 by iRebELZZZx
Sunday, April 17, 2011 @ 11:03:38 AM

I allways get like 40-44 planes i have tried like 20 times already

Comment #15 by SwanBomber
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 08:33:24 PM

For this one you just need to keep trying unfortunately. The only tip I have is make sure when you first see the large group of zeros that you get at least 8 otherwise quit and re start :P

Comment #16 by tomo99
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 09:37:49 AM

annoying but got it in the end just remember the pattern

Comment #17 by rgs00
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:16:43 PM

i had one left then it ended

Comment #18 by rgs00
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 10:18:16 PM

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Comment #19 by destructoBoi420
Saturday, May 07, 2011 @ 09:41:58 AM

i got exactly 45 as i ran out of ammo and finished the level, its not impossible.

Comment #20 by ERees
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 06:08:13 PM

i got 44 just as i ran got of ammo and got the 45th one after the planes flew
over blowing up the 3 coming towards me, i think it my have a glich or sameing

Comment #21 by RenegadeRoberto
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 07:54:02 AM

i just managed 2 get this!:)
i handy tip i got from someone was not aim with LT and i also turned up the brightness so i could spot the planes easier.

Comment #22 by georgie boy
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 01:15:20 AM

on my first attempt i got 44 FML.

Comment #23 by rgs00
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 06:42:36 AM

i finally got this

Comment #24 by Trombonafide
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:20:36 AM

WHEW! The last shot I fired killed number 45. Whoever suggested NOT using LT to aim is correct. I had much better luck with that. Here's what I did to get my 45 kills:

-Turn the brightness to max
-Whenever you're on the bow turret, use both RT and RB for maximum firepower

Comment #25 by JamesRichtofen
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 06:07:06 PM

i have done this mission on veteran and only got 30-35

Comment #26 by Daniel55645
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 09:40:34 PM

i think this is an achievement i aint getting. i got 26 my 1st try and i dont see me do much better

Comment #27 by Daniel55645
Friday, August 12, 2011 @ 08:36:29 PM

I finally got it. actually wasnt too hard. make sure you have 15+ before landing and dont use your sights

Comment #28 by stickyboy3
Sunday, August 14, 2011 @ 07:15:58 PM

this one may take some time, but i got it with a little persistence. here's my take:

-difficulty is recruit (i think this only helps make the PT boats less deadly)
-change controller to lefty config (i found that holding RB/RT made things uncomfortable for aiming with the right thumb)
-zoom in only for the ones flying straight at you to max. your chances
-brightness turned up all the way
-figure out the patterns
-ignore the people that want to get rescued, shock! (more time to fire at zeros)

i also suggest doing this one first, then coming back and doing it on veteran right after. after you go through it a few times, everything's kinda down to a science.

Comment #29 by bunnEfoo
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 12:34:08 AM

This achievement was so fun, but it was difficult. Don't get frustrated, keep your cool, and just keep firing. Learn their patterns.

Comment #30 by Skiilzombi3
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 01:04:18 PM

Lot of thanks to the great soundtrack,i got around 48 on my 13 try...for me this was even harder then the veteran walkthrough,glad i made it!!!!^_^

Comment #31 by Skiilzombi3
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 01:15:42 PM

Lot of thanks to the great soundtrack,i got around 48 on my 13 try...for me this was even harder then the veteran walkthrough,glad i made it!!!!^_^

Comment #32 by geodun89
Sunday, October 30, 2011 @ 10:55:13 PM

tried this one so many times and then the first time i tried doing this without aiming i got it lol

Comment #33 by CHI SOX 25
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ 01:29:11 PM

Do not aim down your sights. It does little for accuracy and slows down your ability to lead your target. Also, don't worry about saving the survivors in the water; it is not crucial to completing the mission or the achievement. Put the difficulty on recruit and ignore the Japanese gun boats; they will most likely be unable to kill you. Good luck.

Comment #34 by Lock
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 06:58:31 AM

reading the comments i thought this would be impossible went for it got 50 on my 2nd try

Comment #35 by Lobotomizer
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 12:05:50 PM

@28 Thanks man, that actually helped

Comment #36 by Raffa
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 12:43:13 PM

Thanks #28

Comment #37 by Stripey Onasis
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 01:39:08 PM

Have finally completed this. Good tip is to follow the above advice but also use the checkpoints to save. If you get at least 15 zeroes before you land in the water, save and quit when checkpoint pops up. Restart at that point, get 10 more zeros before swapping sides from right to left gun, checkpoint and save. 10 more BEFORE you reach the front gun. Then its just 10 to go for from the front. I also recommend spamming your grenades at this point (just like the in game AI).

Good Luck

Comment #38 by Glyderz
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 07:09:38 AM

need a good method for this one too, most people are saying to just continually restart but there has to be some sort of method

Comment #39 by SandyGonads
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 07:58:51 PM

Get to the bit where you cant shoot for a little bit. If you haven't 19/20 by then, then you should restart. Other than that not much to say. Although i would recommend not using the grenade launcher, it just distracted me.
I don't understand why people are complaining about some achievements. Hard achievments are the best thing about games, wheres the achievment in racing through the campaign in 4 hours. I got a real sense of accomplishment when i got 1500G on this game. I enjoyed the challenge. If you dont then why bother?

Comment #40 by Dragonman93
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 @ 08:19:34 AM

Stupid achievment!

Comment #41 by BigOAnderson
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 @ 05:26:15 PM

Thank you #37, I finished this achievement in like 10 minutes with your strategy. I finished with 50 zeros downed.

Comment #42 by Baltos
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 09:58:32 PM

FINALLY!!! 55 zeros :D brightness max, controls lefty, sensitivety low, dont zoom in, use gun and grenades, save and quite after checkpoints with these amout, 15,10,10,10 or more. The run before the last one gave me 20+ zeros, so thats what u should aim for.

Comment #43 by JoJo0917
Saturday, June 15, 2013 @ 10:51:57 PM


Comment #44 by MAJIN BOOSH
Sunday, July 07, 2013 @ 10:32:42 AM

this one was kind of a pain, but the challenge is always nice

Comment #45 by MAJIN BOOSH
Sunday, July 07, 2013 @ 10:33:48 AM

I see alot of ppl used the grenade launcher as well, i didn't like it and found it easier to just use the gun

Comment #46 by Scruffster97
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 12:25:21 PM

Still haven't got it, I can never seem to get more than 6-7 on the first bit

Comment #47 by Mudpuddle76
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 10:54:05 PM

if you are having problems, follow comment 28! the brightness up switch to lefty and use both bumber and trigger and check between guns to see if you are keeping up with recommended number of kills = achievement!

Comment #48 by thoris34
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 03:39:25 PM

i have tried it multiple times but i never even got above 30 zero's...

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US November 11, 2008
Europe November 14, 2008

Price: $19.99USD
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