Call of Duty: World at War

Call of Duty: World at War Achievements

Perkaholics Anonymous!

Survive until round 20 without buying a single Perk. (Map Pack 3 only)  

This is the hardest achievement to earn once the waves increase in difficulty. It doesn't matter if your team mates you perks but you cannot use any. You can play the game as you would normally but you must not buy any of these perks:

  • Juggernog (Juggernaut)
  • Quick Revive Soda (Quick Revive)
  • Speed Cola (Sleight of Hand)
  • Double Tap Root Beer (Double Tap)

You can try the following methods to get through the waves or try the other two methods which follow below. These may not work for you, but you may be able to adapt them to your play style and get through the waves at your own pace.

Perk-A-Holic 3 Player Guide
Perk Addict made easy Guide

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User Comments
Comment #1 by tivadar73
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 04:27:55 AM


Comment #2 by x JuGGerNaUt oO
Friday, January 28, 2011 @ 06:41:30 PM

easy, get to round 19 with all perks.... get a crawler.... and down yourself and get
revived by a teammate.... buy all perks back after round 20 has started.

Comment #3 by VideoJunior5000
Thursday, March 17, 2011 @ 06:48:46 PM

does it work?

Comment #4 by kirkymax5
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 03:28:42 AM

that doesn't work you have to of never bought a perk :(

just get 2 or 3 people to help and get them to buy the perks and as long as they survive to 20 it doesn't matter how many times you die or how many kills or anything I did it with only 1 guy helping me but i wouldn't guarantee that 1 would always work

Comment #5 by Master chris
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 @ 06:50:11 PM

eeasy tip i got this on accident i left my game on in zombies lobby this and went to school when i got back i got 2 achievements, this one and locksmith :)

Comment #6 by tygamer00
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 11:47:28 PM

yea...have a team of crack zombie fighters (my four person clan CSTD absolutely dominates everything we encounter)...and then jus let them all get perks while u dont

Comment #7 by NiNja Hatchie
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 11:32:44 AM

def not as hard as it seems to get this cheevo

Comment #8 by HelluvaPath
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 09:46:34 AM

need help with this and pack addict
I dont survive long enough to earn enough points to get enough weapons to get far enough

Comment #9 by JamesRichtofen
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 06:02:51 PM

For the zombie killer I am this level is hard

Comment #10 by Petrie91
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 08:50:27 PM

anyone still wanting this please add me...happy to help out

Comment #11 by wareagle3416
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 02:07:09 PM

I'm still trying for this one

Comment #12 by pmatq
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 04:57:33 AM

ill help (but im better just with good weapons) but perks dont work for me
(except juggernog and speed cola (do they even have them in this game?))

ill help add me :)

Comment #13 by Marios Pastagun
Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 11:14:16 AM

If anyone clears this solo I will be impressed

Comment #14 by geodun89
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 10:41:10 PM

i almost had this solo; got to round 19 but got knocked down. i almost broke my tv, controller, and every other object around me lol

Comment #15 by ShinyT
Sunday, October 09, 2011 @ 06:22:52 PM

So... ANy pro's who want to do this one? Same with the 75k-points on Shi No Numa.

Just saying, i suck... So i need some REALLY pro people.

Comment #16 by JTJDG666
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 01:09:52 AM

I did this one on single player. Make your way to the area with the first box, make sure you get the Bouncing Betty's on the way. Once you get to the box, turn on the power and hit the box til you get something good. Make sure you don't open the door to the teleporter. Hold in this area using the thunder trap whenever you can and setting down Betty's. I got lucky when I did it, I got the PPSH, Browning, and Monkey Bombs on my first 4 hits of the box.

Comment #17 by Hildy66
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 10:06:42 PM

If anyone is still looking for help on this one, send me a message with a voice recording attached letting me know what cheevo you're adding me for.


GT Hildy66

Comment #18 by RedstiKZ
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @ 04:37:12 PM

I can help anyone with this also, just send me a message

Comment #19 by Koivisto
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 08:43:06 AM

Im looking for this achievement. I know good glitch for this but there need to be 2 players

Comment #20 by Epidote6
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 06:38:07 AM

I need this achievement too. Message me to get a group together. GT: Epidote6

Comment #21 by JohannBrigtsen
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 12:57:20 PM

If you need any competent zombie killer to play with then i'm the right guy. i need all map pack 2 achievements. and i need like 7 der riese achievements so add me if you need some achievements to(map pack2/3) my GT: Reuben Johnson

Comment #22 by Vengence38
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 02:55:24 PM

I got this achievement and all of the dlc achievements solo after hours of playing. Round 19 for me was a dog round. I killed half the dogs with the electric trap. The rest of the dogs I killed with the Wunderwaffe. In round 15 my health went into the red twice with the dogs and I had the ray gun and killed them. lucky. lol.

Comment #23 by SomeRandomNameThatWorks
Monday, June 18, 2012 @ 09:18:03 AM

Looking for People to do most Map Pack 2 and 3 achievements with.
GT: Yoh9

Comment #24 by TrueBlade94
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 @ 12:47:43 PM

I need help with this achievement, I've got all the rest except this one! Someone help please? GT: TrueBlade94

Comment #25 by Aversion
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 09:49:14 AM

Looking to get this and ''Acquire Waffle Weapons!'' achievement.

GT: Aversion X

Please say COD WAW when messaging me.

Comment #26 by Colonel Russell
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 @ 10:27:28 PM

@6 Craks me up FAIL

Comment #27 by iReact23
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 01:30:28 AM

I luckily got this one a little bit ago, me and 2 others (not friends, i just found them in the lobby.. lol) managed to survive to round 23 and I never bought a perk until round 22, it made me so happy to see the cheevo pop

Comment #28 by elemements000
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:56:47 PM

You think that if you played split screen with a silver account controller, that you could just play as the silver account and buy whatever perks you need, and just let the gold live account your getting the achievement for die untill round 20?

Comment #29 by elemements000
Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:58:06 PM

my actual gamertag is Elements001 by the way. Tried signing upi here with that info but it would never let me post comments. hit me up if your down to play a match and mahelp me out. Would be much appreciated.

Comment #30 by Aversion
Thursday, February 14, 2013 @ 11:32:25 PM

I am still looking to get this achievement. If interested in going for this and maybe some others hit me up on XBL.

GT: Aversion X

Comment #31 by Scharfschutz3
Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 04:31:17 PM

I need this achievement, and a few other zombie ones. If interested send me a FR on XBL. Scharfschutz3

Comment #32 by Cashin
Saturday, June 22, 2013 @ 03:43:35 PM

Looking for help in doing this one, one of the last I need.

Comment #33 by Sigimi
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 10:30:23 AM

Wow what a bunch of pussies.
This is one of the easiest achievements I've ever seen.
If round 20 is hard with no perks, then go train in solo man and get better.
Can just run a train with any gun or the Waffel. Took me 3 years of training to be able to make it to round 80 without a single down. xD

Comment #34 by ii AyJay o
Monday, July 14, 2014 @ 04:26:04 PM

I got this achievement by accident, and I didn't even have the DLC zombies maps yet. I was playing through the campaign on veteran, and I was on the level "Breaking Point." I had just saved Roebuck from being killed,and then there was a swarm of Japanese running at us. I went over and started throwing as many mortars as I could, and calling in airstrikes when prompted. I called in like the third airstrike, and I randomly got this achievement. I don't know how or why, but it happened. I'm curious if it was just a random glitch, or if this could happen to anyone.

Comment #35 by dsmcr
Friday, February 06, 2015 @ 11:31:12 PM

If some one would be willing to help with this achievement and the 75000 points achievement and the be 1st in a online co op game thing achievement

Gt: dsmcr

Comment #36 by MOZAKATAK
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 @ 08:57:15 PM

Add me for this

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US November 11, 2008
Europe November 14, 2008

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