Call of Duty Dark Ops challenges for campaign, multiplayer, and zombies

Unlock all the Cold War Dark Ops challenges for huge rewards

Are you ready to take on the Call of Duty Cold War Dark Ops challenges? These special challenges only reveal themselves once you’ve begun unlocking them – unless you’re aware of the challenges beforehand, it’s unlikely you’ll ever stumble across them. Fortunately, we’ve assembled a list of all the known Dark Ops challenges to make your life much easier.

The Dark Ops challenges can be found in all three of Cold War’s game modes: campaign, multiplayer, and zombies. In addition to being tricky to find, some of these challenges are extremely difficult, even if you’re really good at the game. A great loadout is key to some of these Dark Ops multiplayer challenges, so we’d recommend checking out our Krig 6 and Gallo SA12 guides to get ahead of the competition.

Completing the Dark Ops challenges will reward you with a calling card and some experience (excluding the campaign). If you manage to complete all the Dark Ops challenges in each of the game modes, you’ll be rewarded with an animated calling card. Not only will you get a rare calling card that many people don’t have, the bragging rights alone make the accomplishment worthwhile.

Call of Duty Cold War Dark Ops campaign challenges

There are only six Dark Ops campaign challenges to complete – you should make quick work of them once you know what they are.

Anti-Hero
Take out the marked enemies via takedowns in the Ashes to Ashes mission.
Reward: A Calling Card

Awkward Chat
Answer both questions correctly in the elevator ride during Desperate Measures
Reward: A Calling Card

Cover Your Tracks
Stash away 5 bodies as Belikov in Desperate Measures
Reward: A Calling Card

Defiant
Jump off the wooden bridge in the mission Break on Through
Reward: A Calling Card

Retro Gamer
Unlock every arcade machine
Reward: A Calling Card

What Do the Numbers Mean?
Decrypt the Floppy Disk (Operation Chaos)
Reward: A Calling Card

Dark Ops Master
Complete every Dark Ops challenge
Reward: An animated Calling Card

Call of Duty Cold War Dark Ops multiplayer challenges

The Dark Ops multiplayer challenges are the most difficult to achieve. You need to be a skilled player to unlock all 13 challenges.

Back At You
Throw a frag grenade back to kill the enemy that threw it at you
Reward: 1,000 XP and a Calling Card

Relentless Killer
Earn 10 Relentless Medals (20 Killstreak)
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Brutal Killer
Earn a Brutal Medal (25 kills without dying).
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Nuclear Killer
Earn a Nuclear medal (30 killstreak)
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Frenzy Killer
Earn a Frenzy Kill medal (five rapid kills)
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Mega Killer
Earn a Mega Kill medal (six rapid kills)
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Nuked Out
Earn a Nuclear medal in free-for-all without using lethal score streaks
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Underwater Ops
While underwater, use C4 to destroy Gunboats or Wakerunners and the occupants five times
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Hard Wipe
Eliminate a squad of four in a Fireteam mode on your own
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

From the Depths
Using a primary or secondary weapon underwater, achieve 25 kills against enemies that are on land, or a ship’s surface
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Very Nuclear
Earn a Nuclear medal with 21 different weapons. All kills must come from that weapon.
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Ultra Killer
Earn an Ultra Kill medal (seven rapid kills)
Reward: 10,000 XP and a Calling Card

Chain Killer
Get a Kill Chain (more than eight rapid kills).
Reward: 10,000 XP and a Calling Card

Dark Ops Master
Complete every Dark Ops challenge
Reward: An animated Calling Card

Call of Duty Cold War Dark Ops zombies challenges

Finally, we have the Dark Ops zombies challenges. Unlocking all 13 Dark Ops zombies challenges won’t be easy, but the rewards more than make up for it.

Armed to the Teeth
Have two fully upgraded weapons, equipped with ammo mods, and six active perks in a single game
Reward: 1,000 XP and a Calling Card

Box Addict
Buy every weapon from the mystery box in a single game
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Evil Unleashed
Complete the main quest (Easter egg)
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Harbinger of Doom
Kill 50 enemies with a single support
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

King of Silverbacks
In Dead Ops Arcade, earn a cumulative high score of 999,999,999
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Pristine Pelt
In Dead Ops Arcade, defeat Mamaback in the final round without dying
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Social Distancing
Reach round 20 without taking a hit
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

The Anvil
Exfil a game only using melee attacks
Reward: 10,000 XP and a Calling Card

Another Round?
Exfil a game only using melee attacks
Reward: 5,000 XP and a Calling Card

Checkmate
Do every single trial in Die Maschine in a single game
Reward: 10,000 XP and a Calling Card

Good Enough
Reach round 20 using your starting load out (no upgrades)
Reward: 10,000 XP and a Calling Card

Invincible
Reach round 30 without going down
Reward: 10,000 XP and a Calling Card

Reaper of the Undead
Kill 1,000,000 enemies
Reward: 10,000 XP and a Calling Card

Dark Ops Master
Complete every Dark Ops challenge
Reward: An animated Calling Card

If you’re struggling to earn some of these Dark Ops challenges, head on over to our best Cold War class guide to help you earn some of those lethal scorestreaks.

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