Call of Duty: How to Unlock All Dark Ops Challenges

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This page is part of IGNs Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Wiki guide and details everything you need to know about unlocking the Multiplayer, Zombies, and Campaign Dark Ops Challenges.

Whether it’s earning killstreaks, decrypt the floppy disk, or reaching round 100 in zombies, we have you covered in our detailed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Dark Ops challenge guide below.

Looking for something specific? Click the quick links below to be taken those particular challenges.

In total, there are 13 Dark Ops Challenges to unlock for the Multiplayer game mode.

Dark Ops Challenge How to Complete the Challenge
Relentless Killer Earn 10 Relentless medals (20 Kills without dying).
Brutal Killer Earn a Brutal Medal (25 Killstreak)
Frenzied Killer Earn a Frenzy Kill medal (5 Rapid kills).
Chain Killer Get a Kill Chain (Killed more than 7 players rapidly).
From the Depths Get 25 Kills against enemies that are on land or a ship’s surface when you are shooting at them from underwater with a primary or secondary weapon.
Hard Wipe Single-handedly eliminate an entire squad of 4 players in a Fireteam mode.
Underwater Ops While underwater, plant C4 on an enemy-occupied Gunboat or Wakerunner and detonate to destroy the vehicle and kill the occupants 5 times.
Nuked Out Earned a Nuclear medal in Free-For All without using Scorestreak rewards.
Back At You Throw a Frag Grenade back and kill the enemy that threw the grenade at you.
Very Nuclear Earn a Nuclear medal with 25 different weapons with all kills coming from that weapon.
Nuclear Killer Earn a Nuckear Medal
Mega Kill Earn a Mega Kill medal (6 Rapid kills).
Dark Ops Master Complete all Dark Ops challenges.

In total, there are 13 Dark Ops Challenges to unlock for the Zombies game mode.

Dark Ops Challenge How to Complete
Social Distancing Reach Round 20 without getting hit.
Good Enough Reach Round 20 using only your starting load out and no upgrades.
Harbinger of Doom Kill 50 enemies with a single support.
Invincible Reach Round 30 without going down.
Box Addict Buy every weapon from the mystery box in a single game.
Armed to the Teeth Have 2 Fully Upgraded weapons with Ammo Mods and all 6 perks in one game.
The Anvil Exfil a game with only using melee attacks.
Checkmate Play every single trial in Die Maschine in a single game.
Evil Unleashed Complete the Easter Egg.
Another Round? Reach round 100.
Pristine Pelt In Dead Ops Arcade, defeat Mamaback in the final round without ever dying.
Reaper of the Undead Kill 1,000,000 enemies.
King of Silverbacks In Dead Ops Arcade, earn a cumulative high score of 999,999,999.

In total, there are 6 Dark Ops Challenges to unlock for the Campaign game mode.


Dark Ops Challenge How to Complete
Retro Gamer Unlock All Arcade Machines.
What Do the Numbers Mean? Decrypt the Floppy Disk in Operation Chaos.
Defiant Attempt to jump off the bridge to your death in Break on Through.
Anti-Hero Wipe out all the marked enemies with takedown attacks in Ashes to Ashes.
Cover Your Tracks Stash away 5 bodies as Belikov during Desperate Measures.
Awkward Chat Answer both questions correctly in the elevator ride during Desperate Measures.