Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War Achievements

For the Motherland

Complete 'Heart of the Reich' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)     

Refer to 'Bearing the Burden' for tips.For this achievement, you must complete the fourteenth level of the single player campaign, Heart of the Reich on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.

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Comment #1 by ZombieSlayer11
Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 05:56:43 PM

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Comment #2 by GmaySpesh
Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 05:17:45 PM

Just done this on Veteran!

Comment #3 by Robotchicken53
Friday, December 31, 2010 @ 04:52:02 PM

hardest level next to downfall. had some trouble on regular lol

Comment #4 by StormfireZ3r0
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 04:33:36 AM

lol i despise this mission, Ive never seen so many grenades in my life...

Comment #5 by jssmith76
Monday, February 14, 2011 @ 09:49:00 AM

I quit this game a year or so ago, due to this mission... Everywhere you go, nades, nades, and more nades... Now that I've beaten Black Ops, I think I might go back thru and try to beat this level and the last level. Been a thorn in my side for a while now.

Comment #6 by mrasskicker
Thursday, February 17, 2011 @ 12:35:36 PM


Comment #7 by ZombieSlayer11
Thursday, March 03, 2011 @ 02:53:41 PM

the nazis would only need gordas and u still wount be abell to bet this on vet

Comment #8 by f3ldm4ndrew
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 02:36:49 PM

"Quick stop the bleeding!!"

Comment #9 by Brakell
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 05:40:43 PM

Just completed this level.

Is it wrong that I perhaps...Jizzed my pants?

Comment #10 by leeroy1980
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 02:35:45 PM

it rains grenades

Comment #11 by xuxa29
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 03:57:26 PM

I've done this on another xbox account and now i'm doing on this one bad memories rise. This is very very very hard.

Comment #12 by xuxa29
Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 06:07:28 PM

just completed the game. Really there is no comparison this mission is 100x harder than the final mission.

Comment #13 by Dominator Dale
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 09:49:09 PM

Fuck this level on veteran. Fuck it right in the ass.

Comment #14 by Boxylyric
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 10:51:36 PM

i think my RB broke after this level

Comment #15 by Daniel Teh Great
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 07:54:56 PM


Comment #16 by msfstar13
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 08:54:30 AM

Yeah this level is pretty much fucking bullshit. I've gotten so far as to see the 3rd anti tank gun, but alas nades and magic bullets somehow find me inside a building, with a roof, and walls, but yet somehow they still land at my feet...fuck you treyarch, fuck you. It would be one thing if the computer allies were any good. Fucking Reznov all he does is babble on and on stop the bleeding this and have no fear comrades. Man I'd like to shove my foot straight up his that my bitch fest is over, seems easiest way to do this is to go fast. Have 2 machine guns with you and cook grenades. As post #15 said, endless spawning germans, but once you get past one partyou just have to deal with the ones ahead of you if that's any consolation. I used the MP40 I pried from the cold han

Comment #17 by msfstar13
Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 08:57:05 AM

hands of a dead german. :) If I get any further I'll post more. Cheers

Comment #18 by Ellet 2
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 09:13:08 AM

I've been stuck on this mission for a long time. This is way harder than any other cod I've ever played, only because of the unlimited spawning of the germans and the fact that its raining grenades. I just got a checkpoint after I destroyed the first 2 enemy artillery things so does anyone else know an easy way to destroy the last 2. I get as far as destroying 1 of them but then I get killed by a random guy or grenade

Comment #19 by ZombieSlayer11
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 10:13:04 PM

i finaly did it, it took 2 years and dont know if it was worth it

Comment #20 by Littlebabyjesus
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 09:37:01 AM

this and the last level are horse shittt

Comment #21 by ZombieSlayer11
Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 06:38:26 PM

the only 2 left relentless and blowtorch and corkscrew

Comment #22 by Truesoldier99
Wednesday, August 03, 2011 @ 11:15:15 AM

This is hard stuff

Comment #23 by semaj117
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 10:50:38 AM

by far the most difficult level on veteran, so glad i have done it now :)

Comment #24 by Daniel55645
Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 08:49:54 AM

FUCK YOU TREYARCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop making games with infinite enemies and WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING WHEN YOU PROGRAMMED THE FUCKING ENEMIES GRENADE THROWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

ok, im good now, at least until i get killed another 50 times with no progress

Comment #25 by armyranger0126
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 11:46:01 PM

Seriously treyarch is fucking retarded. Not to mention the AI is retarded. I dont know how many times I have been zeroed in and shot when there are at least 6 of my guys in front of me and all they are doing is having a circle jerk while other guys get past them. These designers need to see war first hand to realize how retarded they truly are. Medal of Honor Tier 1 was not even this hard and I honestly feel that was pretty realistic.

Comment #26 by cptlaurion
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:16:32 AM

Wow, this certainly is a tough level. Here are the tips that helped me through.
1. The checkpoints are as follows: After blowing up first two anti-tank guns, after blowing up second two anti-tank guns, after you reach and pass the first barricade on the stairs, and you finish the level after you see the flag carrier get burned alive and run through the Reichstag door. Some of these checkpoints, if you're savvy, you can set them by just running to them.
2. Keep moving, but have patience. Find two good pieces of similar cover that you can alternate back and forth from while your allies move up. All these posts talk about how bad the allies are, but they are actually quite helpful as long as you let them catch up. Hard to do when it's raining grenades, I know. If you see your green arrows

Comment #27 by cptlaurion
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:18:30 AM

are far behind you and you're in a red dot radar storm, give them time to kick butt, get on line, and fight for you. They'll do it. This is especially important after blowing the second AT gun. If you can make it to that room, just hole up and defend and your guys will eventually pass you up and provide cover. Hit the next AT gun on your left first followed by the one on the right.
3. Sick of getting killed off the start? Wait for the boys to take off, let the tank to your right blow up so you don't get collateral (you'll see them all stumble). Come over the hill and turn hard left and head for the back side of the first tank (Sasha's Chariot?) you see CLOSELY as mortars impact directly behind it. Follow this until it stops and dive to the center of the two stairs. Dispatch the MG to you

Comment #28 by cptlaurion
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:19:46 AM

your right and immediately move behind that cover, pause to recover your stamina, and move to the next piece up and to your right. Turn and kill any Germans behind you now and your men should swarm over you. This can all be done in one smooth motion and avoids the "spawn kill" before you even get a chance, 9 out of 10 times.
4. I don't believe the anti-tank gun teams respawn, so once you've killed them off, patiently pick off the enemy that respawn, wait for your guys to catch up and start providing cover, and then hit your marks. Watch the red dots, when they all mostly go out, then they respawn in a wave as opposed to singly. Try to make your big moves between waves.
5. When going up the stairs at the end, when you hit that first line of cover make it to the far left barrels. Go prone,

Comment #29 by cptlaurion
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:21:28 AM

as tight as you can to them, turn to the right stair wall, and shoot the bastard in the sand bag foxhole above. He's the biggest reason I kept dying on this. Once he's dispatched and the stairs are relatively clear, sprint up to the next row of cover, again staying left and prone. If you do this right, you can't get hit by grenades. Crawl as far forward as you can while staying behind cover. As you start killing bad guys from right to left (make sure that bunker guy is really dead), watch for the grenades and just move back and forth. You see, the grenades that go over you roll down the stairs and the ones that land short deflect off the sandbags. Shimmy away to be safe still, but this is money. Don't bother getting up from this spot to move forward. Eventually your guys will push forward

Comment #30 by cptlaurion
Thursday, September 08, 2011 @ 07:23:28 AM

and finish the level for you. When you see flag man go up in flames, you've done it!
If you need any more help, message me at GT: Shivota

Comment #31 by DemonicPikatchu
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 02:13:19 PM


Comment #32 by crimeISking007
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 01:57:39 PM

fucking grenades!!!!!!

Comment #33 by coreytaylor
Friday, October 21, 2011 @ 01:00:34 PM

This shit is so ridiculous. Same with Downfall. I will get them..eventually.

Comment #34 by Kaem
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 @ 02:04:31 PM

When down to the last two flak 88's, I cleared a path to the small brick bunker with the stair beside it. Once I got in there I would just run to the third flak 88 and shoot the team down and plant the explosives and go prone behind some cover. If you manage to run far enough ahead at certain points you can make advancements in the level before enemies spawn. Once you get the third one you can backtrack to the second without the infinte spawners, only the flak 88 team will be there.

Comment #35 by stockracer88
Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 02:52:23 AM

Storming the Riechstag blew nuts. Granades amd the Kennedy bullets are a pain in the ass. Im one checkpoint from making it to the roof. Like a lot of ya'll, I quit playing this game for two years becuase it was pissing off. But I figured what the hell and tried it again. Its nice to know that I wasnt the only one who was getting screwed over by Treyarch's sense of humor.

Comment #36 by Gremlin615
Saturday, December 10, 2011 @ 06:19:47 PM

I too feel the pain for this one. I am only done two guns and can't get to the bunker room. I counted 10 grenades on the ground at once! And I went back to get the Moltovs in the beginning and was still getting hit by bullets! I will keep trying, but who knows when I will get it. I did the "Mile High Club" in MW1 with less trouble! Although, there are infinite spawns and invisible gunners in WAW.

Comment #37 by NLGrinder
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 07:14:38 AM

This is the most intense mission I've played on COD, and I've played 5 of the games now. It might be my favorite mission along with "heat" in COD4.
This is relatively easy for me now, so I thought I'd share the strat.
The enemies don't shoot you that quickly when you leave cover. It'll take a few shots before you're dead.
The grenades are there to keep you moving forward. The designers could have put in a countdown/time limit like in mile high club, but they chose to bombard you with grenades instead. The effect is the same, it keeps you moving forward.
To do this I figured out where I wanted to take cover. 5 or 6 different spots, each one slightly ahead of the one before. Take your first cover spot, shoot some enemies, reload, get health back, then WAIT for the grenades to com

Comment #38 by NLGrinder
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 07:16:44 AM

e. Keep doing that and it should be ok. It was frustrating and took a few hours the first time around, but once I saw that I could just wait for the nades and move up to the next position when they came, it wasn't so bad.

Comment #39 by Stevo13983
Saturday, January 28, 2012 @ 01:57:12 PM

This is the hardest level ive ever completed in any gamer ever.....fuck a 30g acheivement you should get a letter from the queen congradulating you LOL.

Comment #40 by mrgeebaby86
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 09:42:20 AM

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO ON THIS MISSION: when attacking the Reichstag and you have to eliminate the anti-tank guns. Have a tommy gun and a rifle. when you exit on the whistle, move forward a little and rifle what ever germans you can see, then move towards the small wall, take cover and again rifle, then run to the car in front of you- rifle. Change to tommy gun and go down the side of the wall on the right hand side, flank. Jump over the wall and take cover straight away, molotov and tommy gun any germans around the anti tank gun. It should be fairly easy to take out this gun on the right. When you set the charge- make your way back to the wall you jumped over (if you run out of molotov cocktails they are some in the tunnel where you started). Now the second gun on the left is the hardest;

Comment #41 by mrgeebaby86
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 09:45:30 AM

To take out this gun keep changing from cover to cover, as soon as they grenade your location move down the steps and start again.
What you need to do is ADVANCE AND RETREAT. take out some germans, take up position and retreat- what this will do is trick your AI into thinking you have advanced, they will advance past the second gun, enabling you to set the charge. Take your time with this advance and retreat tactic, and remember to try and advance i little further each time.

Once you taken out that second gun retreat again and approach the building in the middle, there is a rifle in this building, use it to eliminate the germans around the third gun on the right and the building behind it. You should after some time be able to approach the gun and set the charge, retreat back into the

Comment #42 by mrgeebaby86
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 09:46:31 AM

retreat back into the building, and out the way you came in.

You should now be able to approach the fourth gun on the right with great ease, be weary of any german stragglers around the gun, but it should be fairly undefended, blow it up.

Now advance forward on this left hand side, and cautiously attck the building on the left taking out the 2 germans on the second floor and the two inside the building - watch out for germans in the right building! (but as soon as you have cleared this building retreat as fast as possible) back into the middle building (where you attacked the third gun) and now you can slowly attack the building on the right without worrying about getting hit from the left. AGAIN ADVANCE AND RETREAT. Let your AI do their share of the work. On the second floor is a s

Comment #43 by mrgeebaby86
Saturday, February 04, 2012 @ 09:47:39 AM

On the second floor is a sniper, get it and retreat to take out the germans in the windows of the reichstag, after doing this....advance and retreat bit by bit (make use of the wall on the far right out side the riechstag)- your men will progress up the steps....and you can safely walk inside the reichstag.

Just remember to advance little by little to trick you AI into thinking you have progressed onto the next part then retreat and repeat!

Comment #44 by zac animated
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 11:00:52 AM

i am on the last two guns but there are way to many grenaes to do this mission :(

Comment #45 by pukuimao
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 06:08:25 AM

just beat this on veteran. not really harder than COD2.

Comment #46 by SoaponaRope
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 05:31:12 PM

I have never been prouder about finishing a mission in any game ever!

Comment #47 by ZzFrost27zZ
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 01:33:58 AM

Finally did it!!! This mofo of an achievement made me want to punch all of my family in the kidneys. Fucking grenades!

Comment #48 by Badseed
Saturday, June 02, 2012 @ 09:02:31 AM

Hardest Level by far! Should be called Grenade City!!!

Never will i ever have to play that level ever on Veteran again.

Comment #49 by PMS Green1Chaos
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 @ 12:28:42 AM

I'm stuck on the last 2...Trying to either get to the last 2 guns or trying to get up to the building.

Comment #50 by kg2119
Monday, August 20, 2012 @ 01:19:02 PM

This game is so stupid. There is no realistic factor to it. You would think Veteran difficulty would mean that it is more realistic warfare with smarter enemies and tougher situations. No way an enemy is going to have that many grenades on them. There is no such thing as cover in the game. You try to find cover and the next thing you know 7 grenades are landing on top of you from all around. What is the point to all of this? I have gotten to this point pulling out all of the hair on my head along the way and I still don't feel accomplished at all. I HATE THIS GAME!!!!

Comment #51 by Longs
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 01:12:10 PM

This lvl is such bullshit. There is no skill at all it is purely chance. At least with the PC you can edit the game's config file to remove the damage of the grenades that way you can fix Treyarch's bullshit. Kinda stuck with the X-Box tho :(

Comment #52 by DonTrombone7704
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 03:10:23 AM

When it comes to a true achievement, beating this level on Veteran Difficulty has to be the greatest gamer achievement I've ever won on any console in my 20 years of playing video games. I literally rage quit this game so many times on this level, suffered over a year of grief over this level and after somehow being able to complete "Downfall" on Veteran, I finally gave this one last try and finally, either by figuring it out better, or sheer luck, finally completed this level on veteran and when the screen went black, the achievement "For The Motherland" popped on on my screen. When that happened, I lieterally was like Rick Moranis at the end of Ghostbusters II but instead saying "I did it! I DID IT!! I BEAT HEART OF THE REICH ON VETERAN!!!!". I was that happy and relieved when it happen

Comment #53 by PsychicPsycho 0
Thursday, October 18, 2012 @ 02:16:55 PM

Glad I'm not the only one who had trouble with this one. When attacking the big guns, I had the most trouble getting beyond the second one. After numberous attempts trying to look for an opening while killing germans, I ended up just making a run for the little building right before the other 2 guns, and I made it (surprise). After taking out the last 2 guns, I snuck around to take out the guys in the final buildings. Going up the stairs, I basically had to kill a guy and immediately advance- eventually made it.

I still indentify this as the 2nd hardest thing I've done in a game.

Comment #54 by Brightside
Monday, January 28, 2013 @ 02:27:25 PM

The grenade spam on this level in beyond game breaking.

Comment #55 by elemements000
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 01:40:28 PM

Best way it worked out for me was after taking out the first two anti air things, go and take out the 4th one (the further one from you) first, then go back through the building next to the stairs and get the 3rd one. Pretty easy after that, you can camp up in the buildings while your guys walk forward untill you have to walk up there with maybe 1 or 2 guys left

Comment #56 by elemements000
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 01:42:02 PM

oh yeah, use molotovs to block off spawn points, gives you a few seconds and really really helps. (there are more grenades and molotovs in the building next to/under the stairs after the first 2 are destroyed. think theres only 2 though)

Comment #57 by elemements000
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 01:46:02 PM

and last, the game seems to penalize you for taking to long. the way they do it is by throwing a shit ton of grenades. When i rushed, threw a molotov, got into cover and took out the first 3 i would run up to the next point and repeat. needed 2 molotovs for each checkpoint. kinda surprised i did this in a couple hours last night. I had more trouble with the earlier missions and all the f**king trenches.

Comment #58 by JimCant
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 @ 10:14:29 AM

Just did this. This level was definently one of the hardest levels I have had to complete on Veteran but I would say it wasn't the hardest I have ever had. The 4 88s are the hardest part of the game. I flew through until I had to destroy the 4. Just take it slow but keep moving around. Grenades are terrible in this level but try and figure out where the points in the levels are that will move up your AI. That was a big help! You can use the tank right when you are going for the 2nd 88 as cover to speed up and get your AI to come forward. The end where you had to wait for the pillar to fall took me about an hour. That was extremely hard. Like really really really hard! I just couldnt up to the part where it triggered the column falling. Very happy to see achievement pop!

Comment #59 by That Cazador
Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 06:31:30 PM

Hmm, they throw grenades to make you keep moving and not camp it out? Funny Treyarch, I literally just get into cover and I see about fucking 7 grenades on top of me. Please play your fucking game before you publish it you piece of shit. (I know this game is old too, before any smart ass corrects me.

Comment #60 by spike2055
Sunday, August 11, 2013 @ 11:12:28 PM

This level is the worst in all of games ever.. Like grenade after grenade its insane.. But an easy way to take out the second flak is, leaning against the tank is a rpg, use that on the flak and it kills it one shot. And thats as far as i can many grenades, i only die from grenades..

Comment #61 by indy56
Saturday, December 07, 2013 @ 09:40:56 AM

i finally completed this level after spending about an hour and half trying, my method was to take out the first gun, quickly run behind the burnt out tank to the left,pick up the rocket launcher thingy and take out the second gun,this will activate the checkpoint, after that i just kept dodging the endless rain of grenades before finally just running forward when there seemed less enemies, once you get to the next lot of steps your soldiers should follow you and then the Germans will have retreated,the next two guns are fairly easy to take out,after that get into some good cover and just keep popping away at enemies till it finally quietens off then run to the last lot of steps and shoot the last few Germans coming out of the building till that large pillar comes crashing down, this leve

Comment #62 by Cuttsy1512
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 01:45:24 PM

finally got this achievement, again not worth it for just 30G. veteran mode makes this NOT a fun game. every level is an endurance. veteran mode is not a game, it is WAR!

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Game Info


US November 11, 2008
Europe November 14, 2008

HDD Space Required : 6.37 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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