Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War Achievements

Hardened War Hero

Complete the game on Hardened or Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)     

You will get this achievement in the same place as War Hero so long as the difficulty is set to Hardened or Veteran. If your first playthrough is on Hardened or Veteran, you will receive War Hero and Hardened War Hero at the same time.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by connor_mca2k9
Sunday, July 18, 2010 @ 09:09:52 PM

Comment #2 by MrVeeVee18
Sunday, August 15, 2010 @ 05:09:57 PM

Comment #3 by StormfireZ3r0
Monday, January 17, 2011 @ 04:53:40 AM

Just some helpful advice for anyone looking to do this on veteran. I have noticed through playing through this game that the enemies in many spots spawn infinitely making hanging back and trying to pick off all the enemies an inefficient way to play and to get past most of the hard parts. You want to kill enough enemies to advance forward to the next area of cover so all of your guys move up with you and clear the area (often times securing checkpoints).

Comment #4 by seth158
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 04:42:02 PM

Im trying to get this

Pure hard

Comment #5 by MehLopz
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 03:09:25 PM

extremely easy 1500 g , got it in like less than a week.

Comment #6 by tomo99
Monday, May 02, 2011 @ 09:40:41 AM

this was the hardest cod to complete out of all of them due to the infinite respawns n infinite amount of grenades your enemy had on each level.

Comment #7 by APRIME
Thursday, June 23, 2011 @ 09:48:47 PM

To comment above: "One Shot, One Kill" was way harder if you want to talk in terms of infinite respawns.

Comment #8 by Toadkid
Saturday, June 25, 2011 @ 02:46:19 AM

This cod was very hard to complete. The grenades turn it into complete luck. I did have fun getting the rest of the achievement.

Comment #9 by footballcrazy72
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 02:58:38 PM

what the fuck

Comment #10 by footballcrazy72
Tuesday, July 05, 2011 @ 03:01:21 PM

this ois hard

Comment #11 by i got squeezed
Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 02:57:16 AM

@ 7 Actually, that achievement unlocked by mistake back in 2008. I purposely tried to shoot at him with the pistol and apparently had blown a car up or something and I got it unlocked. Not to hard, first try

Comment #12 by clarkness1350
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 05:22:11 PM

i have recently played and beaten black ops and mw2 on veteran. while both were challenging waw is way harder on veteran..that constant grenade spawns become ridiculous in some spots. The good thing is you receive 30 gamer score for every one compared to 20 and 25 on the others. hope mw3 isn't quite so rough..haha

Comment #13 by timeout
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 02:02:38 PM

I've done all levels on veteran, but no this achievments and war hero achievment too. What the hell can I do?

Comment #14 by PurplePanda199
Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 09:41:12 PM

My best advice is t just get a hack for it, it works great you can beat it in under an hour. I hate how theres cheevs for the maps tha i dont wanna buy

Comment #15 by Horrific Hooky
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 01:25:55 AM

Seems pretty pointless having achievements that you haven't earned, OR at least even attempted?

Comment #16 by Horrific Hooky
Tuesday, September 06, 2011 @ 06:41:41 PM

This was a frustrating achievement, I hate call of duty Veteran, untill I've done it of course!

Comment #17 by MeZo x Royal
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 12:10:43 PM

This achievement killed two of my controllers...
Remember to move up, don't camp at one place.
Good luck, have patience, this will take time ;)

Comment #18 by Numior
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 05:58:23 AM

Same as #13 (not that lucky post number >.< )
Done all the levels on veteran difficulty, got the corresponding achievements but haven't got this one for some reason. And in the game some levels known to be completed on veteran difficulty and some state that they haven't been completed on any difficulty at all. Wierd.

Comment #19 by IcePack04
Sunday, February 05, 2012 @ 04:14:55 PM

infinite respawn and grenades and poor teamplay r killing this game.

Comment #20 by DennisOwns
Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 04:09:54 PM

If you have played out mw2-3 on veteran is this the same or hard-easy???
Please answer

Comment #21 by clarkness1350
Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 09:02:21 PM

#20 this is waaay harder than mw2, black ops, and mw3 combined in my opinion. The constant grenade spam gets ridiculous sometimes.

Comment #22 by TheRorBelgis
Monday, May 28, 2012 @ 09:47:11 AM

This game is literally impossible on veteran.

Comment #23 by Mortdieu
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 03:43:51 PM

i have to agree that this game certainly seemed harder to beat on veteran than mw1,2 or 3 as well as black ops, the frickin' grenades are obscene....i just can't stand having 5 grenades land on me when there are only two enemies, who are still shooting at me!

Comment #24 by DeathByDespair
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:37:37 PM

This was the hardest CoD on veteran... Heart of the Reich and Relentless were probably the two hardest missions in the game

Comment #25 by Drayzuh
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 02:47:44 AM

I finished it in 3 days lol
the hardest one was Heart of the Reich
Blowtorch and corkscrew was easy for me, took me 15 minutes, i dont know why everyone found it difficult

Comment #26 by Jezorist
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 06:08:49 AM

Was very difficult! So happy i got it done, i suggest using youtube video gameplay and copying the video. Good luck!

Comment #27 by Sparkygamernz
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 02:41:42 PM


Comment #28 by Sparkygamernz
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 02:42:47 PM


Comment #29 by Sparkygamernz
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 02:43:57 PM


Comment #30 by Sparkygamernz
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Comment #31 by Sparkygamernz
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 02:46:07 PM


Comment #32 by Shalashashka
Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 11:24:36 AM

A few levels were a bit too much, notably "Blowtorch & Corkscrew" where grenades magnetically attracted to you by the 5's, even if just a way to say, "Hey, you've been sitting there too long!" Smoke Grenades are a charm, but it is all doable without. Taking out like 3 enemies then moving forward to cover is the main objective, quickly and precisely, being able to crouch and go to prone quick is good, tapping the aim button to auto-aim can help. Though I prefer aiming myself :p

Comment #33 by nickthestick
Sunday, November 10, 2013 @ 12:11:31 AM

no as hard as cod 4 lol fu***** mile high club bull****

Comment #34 by Cuttsy1512
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 03:12:43 PM

Finally got it on veteran on both ps3 and xbox360 (several months apart). that was an endurance. that was WAR! although if I have to do it ever again it will be too soon. lose the grenade spamming!

Comment #35 by MASS HYST3R1A
Thursday, December 11, 2014 @ 03:10:41 PM

so quick question. do i have to ply through it without stopping, and if i just pick and choose the levels and play them on veteran does it count? or do i have to go in order.

Comment #36 by yunseop1
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 11:12:58 PM

My advice is to throw your grenades as much as they do to you. Ik you don't have infinite nades but almost every soldier you kill will have at least 1. I've noticed that throwing grenades reduces the number of nades they throw back.

Comment #37 by ConnorMB
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 @ 02:58:45 AM

Beat this whole game and was only like 5 Achievements away and my account got banned!:( Now i gotta decide if I should revisit this rage-enducing mess

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Game Info


US November 11, 2008
Europe November 14, 2008

Price: $19.99USD
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