Guide By: Eternal, Cacky, Coadster1
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 25-35 hours
-Offline: 61 (1415)
-Online: 5 (85)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1
-Number of missable achievements: None!
-Glitched achievements: None!
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
Call of Duty: World at War is the latest in the series and has a total of 66 achievements, however, two of these are for zero points. Only the hardcore need apply for those as they are acquired through the online prestige system. For those merely interested in 1500 you should be able to acquire it with a bit of effort.
To get the extra 500, you will need to download Map Pack 2 and Map Pack 3 from the marketplace.
Step #1: Play through on Veteran
There is no point completing the game on any other setting so it is best to start on Veteran difficulty. Before you begin make sure you have a list of all the Death Card locations (or see the videos on the forum) so that you can find them as you go along. This is not vital but it will help keep the number of replays to a minimum. Also, be aware that each level has a specific task associated with it (i.e. downing planes on the Blackcats mission). You can try to get these as you go along but it may be worth leaving them for now. You should also try to complete a level on Veteran without dying; the easiest of which is 'Blood and Iron' as you can often retreat from enemies and fire upon them from a distance without them shooting back. If you get hit just retreat and heal then move forward. Take your time with each level and you should be fine, doing this will net you all of the level completion achievements as well as the two game completion ones.
Step #2: Individual level achievements
Now that you have cleared the game you can just select the specific levels to finish off any tasks you missed. The benefit of this is that you can change the difficulty to recruit and make your life a lot easier. I would recommend this method for the following achievements in particular: Gunslinger, Ruthless, Sum of all Zeros, Rough Economy and Kamikaze (requires at least Regular difficulty). You can also go back into individual levels to find any Death Cards you may have missed – as soon as you pick up the card you can just Save and Quit then move onto the next level.
Step #3: Online
The online achievements (barring the zero point ones) are really easy and can be done at any point. Just playing and completing (i.e. reaching the end of the level) a Competitive and Co-operative campaign game will get you most of the points. You can’t do either of these in local play but you can just create a match on Semper Fi (the first and shortest level) then wait for someone to join as you only need two people. For the Competitive win you will need to have at least four players AND finish with the best score in the game. I would suggest finding 3 boosting partners to make things easier.
Step #4: Nazi Zombies
There are a total of 20 Nazi Zombie achievements worth 500. 10 achievements are on Shi No Numa (Map Pack 2) and 10 achievements are on Der Reise (Map Pack 3). Again, to get the additional 500, you must have Map Pack 2 and Map Pack 3. The only achievements you may have a hard time on are Big Baller and possibly Perkoholics Anonymous, the rest are pretty easy. All of them can be done solo or co-op, but co-op is obviously easier. All of them can be done offline or online.
The Veteran mode is pretty tough but not insurmountable and playing through it will net you pretty much everything on offer. You can then just level select to finish off any of the mission specific tasks and the online achievements can be polished off in about an hour if you have some partners. The Nazi Zombie achievements can be done in a few hours if you can find some good co-op partners to play with. A fairly straightforward list.
[x360a would like to thank jackanape and Coadster1 for this Road Map]
|Complete 'Semper Fi' on any difficulty. (Solo only)||(11)|
Semper Fi is the first level of the single player campaign, simply complete the level on any difficulty and this achievement is yours. This achievement cannot be missed.
|Establish a beachhead on the island of Peleliu on any difficulty. (Solo only)||(6)|
Relentless is the seventh level of the single player campaign, simply complete the level on any difficulty as this achievement is yours. This achievement cannot be missed.
|The Last Stand||20|
|Survive the land and air conflict surrounding Okinawa on any difficulty. (Solo only)||(5)|
Breaking Point is the thirteenth level of the single player campaign, simply complete the level on any difficulty and this achievement is yours. This achievement cannot be missed.
|Stabbed in the Heart||20|
|Complete all missions on the Eastern Front on any difficulty setting. (Solo only)||(3)|
This achievement will unlock when you finish playing as the Russians, which is at the end of the last level of the single player campaign; Downfall. The achievement will unlock when you place the flag on top of the Reichstag. This achievement cannot be missed.
|Get Your Hands Dirty||30|
|Complete 'Semper Fi' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(3)|
For this achievement, you are required to complete the first level of the single player campaign, Semper Fi on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Saved Private Ryan||10|
|Save the soldier before he burns to death. (Solo or co-op)||(8)|
Shortly after starting the first level of the single player campaign, you will see a fellow soldier crash through a door on to a wooden walkway, this soldier is Private Ryan. He will be followed by a Japanese soldier wielding a knife. Quickly dispose of the Japanese soldier and Private Ryan will remain alive. Sgt. Roebuck will congratulate you when you save Private Ryan.
|Complete 'Little Resistance' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(2)|
For this achievement, you are required to complete the second level of the single player campaign, Little Resistance on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Weapon of Mass Destruction||15|
|Radio in a naval bombardment that kills at least 4 Japanese soldiers. (Solo or co-op)||(5)|
During Little Resistance and Breaking Point, you will have the opportunity to call in a rocket strike by pressing . A yellow beam will appear, this signifies where the rockets will hit. Press when you are happy with your target. I recommend waiting until Breaking Point to get this achievement. When you have access to the rocket strike, Roebuck will tell you to direct the rockets towards the buildings. Rather than aiming towards the buildings, aim towards the Japanese soldiers that approach you.
|The Sword Is Broken||30|
|Complete 'Hard Landing' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(3)|
For this achievement, you are required to complete the third level of the single player campaign, Hard Landing on Veteran difficulty. Refer the “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|No Safe Place||15|
|Burn an enemy out of a tree with the flamethrower in 'Hard Landing' (Solo or co-op)||(3)|
During the second level, Hard Landing, you will be required to pick up theM2 Flamethrower from the corpse of one of your fellow soldiers and burn the Japanese soldiers out of the bunker which is situated in front of you. After, you and you your fellow soldiers will head towards the airfield. During this journey, you will see a large patch of thick grass on the right of the path. Approach the grass with the Flamethrower in hand and some Japanese banzai soldiers will come out of hiding. Aim towards the nearby tree and press , the tree should burn and the achievement will unlock.
|Complete 'Vendetta' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(20)|
For this achievement, you are required to complete the fourth level of the single player campaign, Vendetta on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Shoot all of Amsel's henchmen, including their attack dog, without reloading. (Solo only)||(18)|
At the beginning of Vendetta, you will meet up with Sgt. Reznov and he will hand you his Sniper Rifle. He will instruct you to take out General Amsel’s henchmen. When he shouts “Now” you may begin sniping. Don’t forget, you’re not allowed to reload.
|Assassinate General Amsel with a pistol shot. (Solo only)||(67)|
At the end of Vendetta you will be required to kill General Amsel as he flees. For this achievement, you must kill him with a pistol. You can find a pistol on a nearby table after killing the sniper in the large building towards the beginning of the level. Turn around after killing the sniper and you’ll see the pistol on the table that is closest to the gap. Keep the pistol with you until you see Amsel running from the building with the banners. Snipe his henchmen and the take out your pistol; lead your shots and hopefully you’ll kill him. If he manages to get in the car, snipe the driver to prevent him from driving away.
|The Hammer Strikes||30|
|Complete 'Their Land, Their Blood' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(1)|
For this achievement, you must complete the fifth level of the single player campaign, Their Land, Their Blood on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Complete 'Burn`em Out' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(13)|
For this achievement, you must complete the sixth level of the single player campaign, Burn ‘em Out on Veteran difficulty. Refer the “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Complete a mission using only the flamethrower. Melee, grenades & explosives are OK. (Solo or co-op)||(14)|
I recommend you play Burn ‘em Out on Recruit difficulty when going for this achievement primarily because you start the level with the Flamethrower. Use your grenades wisely and be sure to not let the Flamethrower overheat. Also, take cover if you are wounded and let your health regenerate. Don’t be foolish like me and attempt this on Hardened.
|Complete 'Relentless' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(6)|
For this achievement, you must complete the seventh level of the single player campaign, Relentless on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Hell on Wheels||30|
|Complete 'Blood and Iron' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(6)|
For this achievement, you must complete the eighth level of the single player campaign, Blood and Iron on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Destroy all towers and bunkers in 'Blood and Iron'. (Solo or co-op)||(10)|
During Blood and Iron, you will see a number of water towers and bunkers throughout the level. You must destroy all of the water towers and all of the bunkers for the achievement. Follow the video below for the locations of all water towers and bunkers.
|Complete 'Ring of Steel' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)|
For this achievement, you must complete the ninth level of the single player campaign, Ring of Steel on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Kill 15 enemies while mounted on a tank in 'Ring of Steel'. (Solo or co-op)||(8)|
On 'Ring of Steel', after coming out of the Asylum you should see two tanks. Travel to the one on the far-right and mount the turret by pressing . At this point, spam your weapons at German soldiers, and this should unlock shortly before the screen goes dark to signify the end.
|When It Rains, It Pours||30|
|Complete 'Eviction' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(6)|
For this achievement, you must complete the tenth level of the single player campaign, Eviction on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Shot in the Dark||10|
|Kill 10 enemies while the lights are out in the subway in 'Eviction'. (Solo or co-op)||(2)|
On 'Eviction' there will be parts in the Subway that are not lit by the lighting on the ceiling. Note that you cannot shoot the lights to disable them, but rather wait for explosions to break the power source. At this point, shoot/melee as many German soldiers you can while the lights are out. There are around three of these chances. You should get this near the end of the subway, where you go into the water.
|One Bad Gato||30|
|Complete 'Black Cats' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(3)|
For this achievement, you must complete the eleventh level of the single player campaign, Black Cats on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|The Sum of All Zeros||15|
|Down 45 Japanese Zeros in 'Black Cats'. (Solo only)||(48)|
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.
|In 'Black Cats', blast out all of the spot lights in the Japanese cargo convoy. (Solo only)||(1)|
On each cargo ship there will be two large searchlights (front and end). Use the guns to destroy these searchlights on all three cargo ships and this achievement will unlock.
|Blowtorch & Corkscrew||30|
|Complete 'Blowtorch & Corkscrew' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(13)|
For this achievement, you must complete the twelfth level of the single player campaign, Blowtorch & Corkscrew on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Setting of the Sun||30|
|Complete 'Breaking Point' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)|
For this achievement, you must complete the thirteenth level of the single player campaign, Breaking Point on Veteran difficulty. Refer to “Bearing the Burden” for advice on how to beat Veteran.
|Kill 8 Japanese with thrown mortars in 'Breaking Point'. (Solo or co-op)||(3)|
On 'Breaking Point', you will come across improvised mortars on crates. Press to pick one up and throw it into a mortar pit or on an enemy soldier just like you would a grenade. Be careful not to throw them too close to you as they do have a large explosive capability.
|In the final battle for Okinawa, save Sergeant Roebuck. (Solo or co-op)||(5)|
On 'Breaking Point', after going up the last building and Roebuck kicks down the door to the supply drop area, you will see three 'surrendering' Japanese soldiers. Petrosky and Roebuck will go over to them and your weapon will be lowered. Stay back though, as the Japanese soldiers turn out to be suicide bombers. Look at the soldiers near Roebuck and shoot both of them when your gun returns.
|For the Motherland||30|
|Complete 'Heart of the Reich' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(62)|
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.
|Bearing the Burden||30|
|Complete 'Downfall' on Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(7)|
Veteran difficulty is harder then CoD4 but easier (in some places) then CoD2. The first few levels (Semper Fi, Little Resistance, etc) are easy, but the last couple of extremely difficult. As a general 'Veteran surviving' guide, follow:
|Kill 3 enemies with a single bullet. (Solo or co-op)||(18)|
On 'Vendetta' after you are meant to sneak away after taking your prey (Amsel's henchmen), climb out with Reznov but stay in the open. You will have over 20 guards to take down and hopefully you will get this. One theory suggests that on Recruit you will take less damage but do less damage, and on Veteran you will take more damage and do more damage.
|Survive a Banzai attack. (Solo only)|
While playing as the Americans, you will encounter Banzai soldiers. They are covered in leaves and charge towards you with a bayonet, you can easily recognise them as they shout “BANZAI” when they come out of hiding. Rather than shooting them, let one of them approach you. You will be forced on to the ground and the Banzai soldier will attempt to stick his bayonet into your chest. When the instruction pops up, quickly click the , you will kill the Banzai soldier instead of him killing you and the achievement will unlock.
|Snake in the Grass||15|
|Take out a Japanese soldier while he is lying in wait in the grass. (Solo or co-op)||(4)|
During Blowtorch and Corkscrew, there are many Japanese soliders lying in wait in the grass. Throw a random grenade and you should be able to get this. In the part before crossing the path up the hill, there will be 5 or 6 hidden soldiers next to a large rock formation. Throw a grenade in there and you will kill one.
|Collect all Death Cards in the game. (Solo only)||(8)|
Locations of every Death Card is shown in the following videos:
|Complete any level on Regular difficulty or higher using only melee and grenades. (Solo only)||(21)|
Semper Fi on Regular is the perfect level for this achievement. Semper Fi is quite short and easy to rush through. Make use of your knife, grenades, smoke grenades and most importantly, team mates. Although they seem useless, they do take out a fair few enemies. Let them do the killing.
|Throw a Six and a Half||15|
|On Hardened or Veteran difficulty, complete a level without dying. (Solo only)||(17)|
Easiest done on Blood & Iron or Little Resistance on Hardened difficulty. Be careful and treat the mission like its on Veteran difficulty.
|When staring into the face of adversity, show courage and persevere.||(16)|
For this achievement, you must die 20 times. You’ll probably get it while playing through the campaign on Veteran. If not, simply load up a level and get yourself killed by the enemy. Repeat this until the achievement unlocks.
|Complete the game on any difficulty. (Solo only)|
This achievement is awarded for completing the single player campaign on any difficulty. Once you complete the final level, Downfall, the achievement will unlock.
|Hardened War Hero||100|
|Complete the game on Hardened or Veteran difficulty. (Solo only)||(37)|
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.
|Get Your Left Foot Wet||30|
|Complete a match in Campaign Co-Op mode over Xbox LIVE. (Online co-op only)||(9)|
You will get this achievement when you complete one level of the co-op campaign. You must play on LIVE for this achievement, Local and System Link won’t give you the achievement. To access co-op campaign, simply select co-op campaign from the main menu and then select the level and difficulty. If you want to get this achievement quickly, play Semper Fi on Recruit.
|Get Your Right Foot Wet||30|
|Complete a match in Competitive Co-Op mode over Xbox LIVE. (Online co-op only)||(16)|
Exactly the same as Get Your Left Foot Wet, but you must play on Competitive co-op. On competitive co-op, there is a scoring system which determines the positions of players at the end of the game. There’s no need to win the game, just finish it and this achievement is yours.
|Complete a 4-player Competitive Co-Op match in 1st place over Xbox LIVE. (Online co-op only)||(148)|
Come first in any competitive Co-Op match that has 4 players. Set up a party of friends and get them to let you do most of the work (completing objectives, killing, etc). Try to kill as many people as you can quickly to get the multiplier bonus.
|It’s All about Prestige||0|
|You achieved the first level of Prestige. Only 9 more to go.||(11)|
See "Go Get Some Sun."
|Go Get Some Sun||0|
|You achieved the highest level in the game. Time to go outside and find some things to do...||(318)|
Treyarch has confirmed that these two Secret achievements (both worth 0 points) are ones related to going through Prestige mode. Only for the ones who have too much time (well, the 10th one is).
|DLC: Map Pack 2|
|Price: $9.99 USD Achievements: 10 Points: 250|
|Reach round 15 in Nazi Zombies without getting revived. (Map Pack 2 only)||(35)|
You must reach level 15 without being downed by the zombies. See "Big Baller" for best strategy.
|Repair 200 window boards in a single game. (Map Pack 2 only)||(15)|
This can be done offline.
|Weapon of Minor Destruction||20|
|Kill no more than one zombie with a nuke. (Map Pack 2 only)||(4)|
This can be done offline.
|Earn 75,000 points in a single Nazi Zombie game. (Map Pack 2 only)||(58)|
There are 3 different strategies that work for this achievement:
|Have all four perks simultaneously active in a game of Nazi Zombies. (Map Pack 2 only)|
You will obtain this when you have all four perks active at the same time use this strategy to earn this achievement.
|Get 10 consecutive zombie melee kills before Insta-Kill expires. (Map Pack 2 only)||(3)|
This can be done offline.
|It's a Trap!||20|
|Kill at least one zombie with three different traps in a single round. (Map Pack 2 only)||(11)|
This can be done with 3 or more players, one player must activate 3 traps in the same round. Have one player save up 3000 to activate each trap, have the other players open the doors and gates for both the storage and fishing hut. Start at either fishing hut or storage, at the start of a new round wait for a zombie to arrive activate the electrical fence. Once that is over run through to the flogger, have your team mates cover you while you wait for a zombie to flog, once you have him activate it and run to the last house either the fishing hut or storage.
|Kill 200 zombies in a single game. (Map Pack 2 only)||(2)|
See "Deadhead" for more info.
|Get 150 zombie headshots in a single game. (Map Pack 2 only)||(9)|
You will get his easily when you are attempting the 75k run. Use the strategies listed in the "Big Baller" description.
|Must have been a wrong number.||(30)|
This can be done offline. For this you must go to the Comm Room and do this:
|DLC: Map Pack 3|
|Price: $9.99 USD Achievements: 10 Points: 250|
|Open all doors in the map. (Map Pack 3 only)||(5)|
For this one, you must open every single door on the map. There are a total of 9 doors worth a total of around 8250 points. I recommend turning one zombie into a crawler by throwing a cocktail at him, or by cooking a frag grenade and throwing it at his legs, then open all the doors you haven't opened yet.
|The Might of the Monkey!||25|
|Use the Monkey Bomb. (Map Pack 3 only)||(4)|
For this one, you just simply have to use the Monkey Bomb once. You will get it from the Mystery Box. Whenever get the Monkey Bomb from the Mystery Box you will have three Monkey Bombs. You just have to use one. To use a Monkey Bomb, you must press , you can hold it down, and you won't throw it. It's just like throwing any other special grenade, except, you know, it's a monkey.
|Upgrade any weapon in Pack A Punch. (Map Pack 3 only)||(1)|
For this achievement, you must upgrade any one weapon from the Pack A Punch machine. In order to have access to the Pack A Punch, you must link all three teleporters to the mainframe. I recommend having one person stay at the mainframe and have the others run around to the link teleporters to get the clock started. Once you have all three teleporters linked to the mainframe the Pack A Punch will be available. To upgrade a weapon, walk up to the Pack A Punch and press and hold . It costs 5000 points to upgrade a weapon. It is pricey, but it is well worth your money.
|Use the teleporter 8 times. (Map Pack 3 only)||(4)|
To get this one, you have to use the teleporter 8 times. It must be done in one game. It can be any of the three teleporters, whichever one you prefer. I tend to like the teleporter in the back by the bowie knife, but it's all just a matter of opinion. It costs 1500 points to use teleporter, once you do it will bring you back to the mainframe.
|Kill 40 zombies with the bowie knife. (Map Pack 3 only)||(9)|
This achievement is fairly straight forward as your goal is to kill 40 zombies with the bowie knife. Your going to need to earn 3000 points before you can pick up the knife from the weapons upgrade. Once you pick the knife up it just replaces your current knife and is used in the same way. You may want to get the Juggernaut perk just in case you get hit by a zombie, the knife will allow you to pull insta-kills on any zombies you swing at. This must be done in a single game.
|Link all teleport pads before round 7. (Map Pack 3 only)||(1)|
This isn't as hard as it sounds. It can be done on round seven but no later. There are 3 teleport pads, two are worth 1250 points and one is worth 750 points. This is probably done easiest with four people so there is a bigger combination of points to use.
|Acquire Waffle Weapons!||25|
|Obtain the Ray Gun, DG-2, and Monkey Bomb at the same time. (Map Pack 3 only)||(31)|
This achievement is mostly luck based, you need to have the Ray Gun, Monkey Bomb and DG-2 in your possession at the same time. I suggest you earn a great deal of points, 20,000 should be plenty, go to the mystery box and keep paying the box until the weapons show up. You can always wait until the end of the round and leave one zombie crawling to give yourself a bit more time to cycle the box.
|Survive until round 20 without buying a single Perk. (Map Pack 3 only)||(36)|
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:
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.
|Upgrade 5 weapons at the Pack a Punch Machine. (Map Pack 3 only)||(14)|
For this one, you must upgrade 5 weapons from the Pack A Punch machine. This must be done in one game. In order to activate the Pack A Punch you must first link all three teleporters to the mainframe. It costs 5000 points to upgrade one weapon, it will cost a total of 25,000 points to get this.
|Elevate Your Senses!||25|
|Activate the Fly Trap. (Map Pack 3 only)||(8)|
This is an easter egg hidden in the map, take any of the guns you have and upgrade it using the Pack A Punch Machine. Any scoped weapon will make this easier but it can be done with any weapon. Upgrade the weapon and head to the left of the main area where you start and through the door. Turn left again look through the crack in the fence. You will see a panel at a distance, shoot the panel and the achievement will unlock.
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