Call of Duty: Black Ops – Trophy Guide

While fans and gamers alike rush to the stores for the next installment in the highly successful and popular Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Black Ops, PlayStation LifeStyle has compiled a trophy guide to help you unlock the game’s 51 trophies. 36 of which are bronze, 13 silver, one gold and a platinum.

Platinum Trophy (Platinum) Awarded when all other trophies have been unlocked.

Collect all other trophies for Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Death to Dictators (Bronze) – Take down Castro with a headshot.

During the mission ‘Operation 40′ once you enter the room aim for his head and shoot.

Sacrifice (Bronze) Ensure your squad escapes safely from Cuba.

(Story-based – can’t be missed).

Vehicular Slaughter (Silver) Destroy all enemies on vehicles during the prison break.

During the Vorkuta mission you’ll be during one stage of the level shooting down trucks and motorcycles. Keep shooting down all the enemies until you get it. If you don’t, kill yourself or restart from the last checkpoint and try again. I’d advise to do this on the lowest difficulty to make things easier.

Slingshot Kid (Bronze) Destroy all slingshot targets in 3 attempts.

During the mission entitled ‘Vorkuta’ you’ll go to the top of a building and must take down 3 targets with a massive slingshot you’re using.

Give me liberty, or give me death (Bronze) Escape Vorkuta.

(Story-based – can’t be missed).

VIP (Bronze) Receive orders from Lancer.

(Story-based – can’t be missed).

A safer place (Bronze) Sabotage the Soviet space program.

(Story-based – can’t be missed).

Tough Economy (Bronze) Use no more than 6 TOW guided missiles to destroy the tanks in the defense of Khe Sanh.

During a mission called ‘S.O.G.’ you’ll be placed on the back of a vehicle and the missiles can be used. It’s easy to direct these onto the tanks so take your time and don’t rush it otherwise you’ll have a chance of missing the tank.

Looks don’t count (Bronze) Break the siege in the battle of Khe Sanh.

(Story-based – can’t be missed).

Raining Pain – (Bronze) Rack up a bodycount of 20 NVA using air support in Hue City.

During the mission ‘The Defector’ you’ll come to a point where air-support is in your grasp. Keep hammering it towards enemies and as you approach the end you should have the trophy.

The Dragon Within (Bronze) Kill 10 NVA with Dragon’s Breath rounds.

During the opening stages of ‘The Defector’ mission you’ll be given a SPAS-12 with dragon rounds contained inside. Simply kill 10 enemies with the weapon.

SOG Rules – (Bronze) Retrieve the dossier and the defector from Hue City.

(Story-based – can’t be missed).

Heavy Hand – (Bronze) Use the Grim Reaper to destroy the MG emplacement.

During a mission named ‘Victor Charlie’ you should acquire the Grim Reaper when you proceed to clear a village. Upon seeing the MG emplacement, get into the house you see closest to you and aim the Grim Reaper towards it to destroy it.

Up close and personal (Bronze) Silently take out 3 VC.

During the same mission (Victor Charlie) a point will arise where you’re in possession of only a knife. You’ll find yourself following Woods where you’re going to eventually come towards a sleeping enemy and others around him. Knife them as the game tells you and the trophy is yours.

Double Trouble (Bronze) Use only dual wield weapons to escape Kowloon.

During the ‘Kowloon’ mission players the dual wield weapons will already be in your possession. While you make your escape be sure not to fire a single wield weapon if you’ve accidentally picked it up as the trophy won’t unlock. Also, I’d recommend doing this on the easier difficulties.

Broken English (Bronze) Escape Kowloon.

(Story-based – can’t be missed).

Lord Nelson (Silver) Destroy all targets and structures while making your way up the river:

During a mission called ‘Crash Site’ destroy all the structures while you’re making your way up the river.

Never get off the boat (Bronze) Find the Soviet connection in Laos.

(Story-based – can’t be missed).

Pathfinder (Bronze) Guide the squad through the Soviet outpost without them getting killed.

During the mission ‘WMD’ you’ll be leading your squad in a over-the-top view. Only two enemies should be killed while the over-the-top view is in action, so it’s fairly straightforward.

Mr. Black OP (Silver) Enter the Soviet relay station undetected.

Refer to the video below.


With extreme prejudice (Silver) Get to the POW compound in the Hind using only rockets.

I’d recommend doing this on the lowest difficulty. During the mission entitled ‘Payback’ just use rockets as your weapon.

Russian bar-b-q (Bronze) Incinerate 10 enemies with the flamethrower attachment in the POW compound.

During a mission called ‘Payback’ as you’re entering a cave an enemy will be using a flamethrower attachment on you. After he’s killed pick up the weapon and use it on 10 people. Also, again, I’d recommend doing this on the lower difficulty levels.

Light Foot (Silver) Escape the ship with 2:15 left on the timer in Veteran.

Relax. Yes, there’s checkpoints to make the trophy more easy. During the  ‘Project Nova’ mission you should kill all the enemies and then plant the bomb. Refer to the video below for further assistance.


Some wounds never heal (Bronze) Escape the past.

(Story-based – can’t be missed).

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