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Infinity Ward had always strayed away from multiplayer achievements in Call of Duty 2 and the Modern Warfare trilogy. The studio had several reasons why it did, but you can argue that they simply didn’t need it — the insanely successful multiplayer lived and thrived on its own, without the gamerscore incentives that so many other lesser games feel the need to dangle. Current Call of Duty developer Treyarch has finally bucked that trend in its upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops II with a handful of achievements focused on winning in certain playlists, leveling up, and prestiging.
Curiously, the achievement for beating the game on Hardened or Veteran difficulty is a paltry 15 gamerscore, a far cry from previous versions, where dominating Call of Duty’s hardest challenge netted players up to 150 or 200 points in some cases. Two other Veteran difficulty achievements net an additional 100 points, but this still pales in comparison to what past games have provided.
You can see all 50 achievements below. Be warned that some of the descriptions contain campaign spoilers (I’ve clearly noted this all the way at the bottom of the list):
Old Fashioned (50)
Complete “Pyrrhic Victory,” “Old Wounds,” “Time And Fate,” and “Suffer With Me” in Veteran.
Complete all future levels in Veteran.
Giant Accomplishment (50)
Complete all challenges in Black Ops II.
Mission Complete (10)
Complete all challenges in a level.
Just Gettin’ Started (10)
Complete one challenge in any level.
Singapore Sling (15)
Successfully neutralize the SDC freighter at Keppel Terminal.
Desert Storm (15)
Successfully escort the VIPs to safety.
Successfully defend FOB Spectre from incursion.
Black Ops II Master (15)
Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty.
Art of War (25)
Successfully assassinate SDC Chairman Tian Zhao.
Blind Date (15)
Successfully rescue HVI.
Family Reunion (10)
There are two futures.
Hey Good Looking (10)
Plastic surgery avoided.
A duel between rivals.
Dirty Business (15)
Listen and think before you shoot.
Ship Shape (10)
Reinforcements on the way.
Dead or Alive (15)
Jailor or executioner.
Ultimate Sacrifice (15)
Only one can survive.
Good Karma (20)
Crack the celerium worm.
High IQ (20)
Collect all intel.
Back in Time (10)
Use a future weapon in the past.
Man of the People (15)
Stop the brutality inflicted by the PDF.
Gun Nut (10)
Complete a level with customized loadout.
Ten K (15)
Minimum score 10,000 in every mission.
Welcome to the Club (10)
Reach Sergeant (Level 10) in multiplayer Public Match.
Welcome to the Penthouse (50)
Prestige once in multiplayer Public Match.
Big Leagues (20)
Win 5 multiplayer League Play games after being placed in a division.
Trained Up (10)
Win 10 multiplayer games while playing in Combat Training playlists.
Party Animal (10)
Win 10 multiplayer games while playing in Party Games playlists.
Tower of Babble (75)
In TranZit, obey the voices.
Don’t Fire Until You See (30)
In TranZit, have all doors opened without being set on fire.
The Lights Of Their Eyes (5)
In Green Run, pacify at least 10 zombies with one EMP.
Undead Man’s Party Bus (15)
In TranZit, complete all additions to the bus in one game.
Dance On My Grave (5)
In Green Run, acquire your Tombstone.
Standard Equipment May Vary (25)
In TranZit, acquire 4 different equippable items in one game.
You Have No Power Over Me (15)
You Have No Power Over Me
I Don’t Think They Exist (10)
In TranZit, kill one of the denizens of the forest while it is latched on you.
Fuel Efficient (10)
In TranZit, use an alternative mode of transportation.
Happy Hour (10)
In TranZit, buy 2 different perks before turning on the power.
CAMPAIGN ACHIEVEMENTS (spoilers)
No Man Left Behind (20)
Gathering Storm (20)
Investigate the jungle facility.
Shifting Sands (20)
Gather intel on Raul Menendez from Mullah Rahmaan.
Driven by Rage (20)
Take down Menendez and his operation.
Gather information on Raul Menendez’ suspected terrorist plot.
What Happens in Colossus… (20)
Find the Karma weapon.
False Profit (20)
Capture Manuel Noriega and bring him to justice.
Deep Cover (20)
Sinking Star (20)
Late for the Prom (20)
Escort the president to the secure location in downtown L.A.
Death from Above (50)
Stop Menendez once and for all.