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Black Ops 2’s achievements, among other things, reward not being set on fire; also, bus maintenance


Achievements can be used to guide how we play, encouraging us to search out all the sights and possibilities offered by a game. Treyarch have opted to reward you for not being set on fire in Black Ops 2. Does this suggest Call of Duty players traditionally don’t explore the possibilities of not being Joan of Arc-ed?

This and other speculation has been prompted by the release of the achievements available in Black Ops 2, check them out below.

This list contains spoilers. By which I mean, there are vague references to Black Ops 2’s story, if knowing those will ruin your experience of the game look away now:

  • No Man Left Behind (20) – Rescue Woods. (This may suggest that the protagonist is an employee ofRainforest Concern)
  • Gathering Storm (20) – Investigate the jungle facility. (It’s been pretty shifty of late, look into its back accounts.)
  • Shifting Sands (20) – Gather intel on Raul Menendez from Mullah Rahmaan.
  • Driven by Rage (20) – Take down Menendez and his operation.
  • Waterlogged (20) – Gather information on Raul Menendez’ suspected terrorist plot.
  • What Happens in Colossus… (20) – Find the Karma weapon. (For each person you injure, it clicks you in the genitals.)
  • False Profit (20) – Capture Manuel Noriega and bring him to justice. (Justice struggles to bring its own guests to its parties.)
  • Deep Cover (20) – Capture Menendez. (Sponsored by Nikon.)
  • Sinking Star (20) – Interrogate Menendez.
  • Late for the Prom (20) – Escort the president to the secure location in downtown LA.
  • Death from Above (50) – Stop Menendez once and for all.
  • Old Fashioned (50) – Complete “Pyrrhic Victory”, “Old Wounds”, “Time And Fate”, and “Suffer With Me” in Veteran.
  • Futurist (50) – 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 1 challenge in any level.
  • Singapore Sling (15) – Successfully neutralize the SDC freighter at Keppel Terminal.
  • Desert Storm (15) – Successfully escort the VIPs to safety.
  • Defender (15) – Successfully defend FOB Spectre from incursion. (Don’t fob this one off to an underling.)
  • 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.
  • Showdown (15) – 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. (There can be only one.)
  • 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. (Adobe have been asking this one for more than a decade.)
  • Gun Nut (10) – Complete a level with customized loadout.
  • Ten K (15) – Minimum score 10k 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. (A rule for life.)
  • Don’t Fire Until You See (30) – In TranZit, have all doors opened without being set on fire. (Guess that’s why they call it a fire door*)
  • The Lights Of Their Eyes (5) – In Green Run, pacify at least 10 zombies with 1 EMP.
  • Undead Man’s Party Bus(15) – In TranZit, complete all additions to the bus in 1 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 1 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 onto 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.

*Shoot me now.