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How to complete all Dark Ops challenges in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 16/Nov/2020 12:23 Updated: 16/Nov/2020 14:43

by Andrew Highton


Black Ops Cold War’s vast multiplayer experience is rich with challenges and unlocks. One such aspect is the secret challenges that do not disclose their requirements, we will show you how to complete the Dark Ops challenges in multiplayer.

Secrecy is the name of the game when it comes to the covert operations of the 1980s. Spies and reconnaissance are all part of the notion of the 80’s being the period for slick, agent infiltration. CoD: Black Ops Cold War portrays this well in its campaign, and also in multiplayer.

In addition to the myriad of different weapon and mode-specific challenges, there are also some hidden challenges. These ‘Dark Ops’ challenges are pretty much kept hidden from the player as they have no description. You just have to meet its unspecified requirement to unlock.

Dark Ops multiplayer challenges

How to unlock all Darks Ops Challenges in Multiplayer soldier looking down sight
You can now have these challenges locked firmly in your sights.

It’s extremely feasible that you could end up playing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for months without knowing how to accomplish these. Without any help, it’s basically just taking a stab in the dark.

However, you can just stumble upon completing these challenges. They aren’t overly complicated and if you have a few high kill games, you might luck your way into a few.

Though, there are others where you can’t just luck into it. You’ll need to know what you’re doing. So, without any further ado, here are the Dark Ops challenges for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer.

Relentless Killer

Earn 10 Relentless medals (20 kills without dying)

Brutal Killer

Earn a Brutal medal (25 kills without dying)

Nuclear Killer

Earn a Nuclear medal (30 kills without dying)

Frenzy Killer

Earn a Frenzy Kill medal (5 rapid kills)

Mega Killer

Get a Mega Kill medal (6 rapid kills)

Ultra Killer

Get an Ultra Kill medal (7 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

Back At You

Throw a Frag Grenade back and kill the enemy that threw the grenade at you

Nuked Out

Earned a Nuclear medal in Free-For-All without using Scorestreak rewards

Very Nuclear

Earn a Nuclear medal with 21 different weapons with all kills coming from that weapon

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

Dark Ops Master

Complete all Dark Ops challenges

Zombies challenges

How to complete all Dark Ops challenges in Black Ops Cold War zombies
Who doesn’t enjoy killing lots of zombies?

There are also a handful of challenges for Zombies too. Again, a few of them are just achievable by playing through a few games, but for others you will need to follow specific steps.

Reaper of the Undead

Kill 1,000,000 enemies

Armed to the Teeth

Have 2 fully Packed Weapons with Ammo Mods equipped and 6 Perks active

Social Distancing

Reach Round 20 without being hit

The Anvil

Exfil a game with only using melee attacks

Another Round?

Reach Round 100

Good Enough

Reach Round 20 with only your starting load out and no upgrades


Reach Round 30 without going down


Play every single trial in Die Maschine in a single game

Harbinger of Doom

Kill 50 enemies with a single support

Evil Unleashed

Complete the Main Quest in Die Maschine

Box Addict

Buy every weapon from the Mystery Box in a single game

King of Silverbacks

In Dead Ops Arcade, earn a cumulative high score of 999,999,999

Pristine Pelt

In Dead Ops Arcade, defeat Mamaback in the final round without ever dying

Dark Ops Master

Complete 11 Dark Ops challenges

Campaign challenges

How to complete all Dark Ops challenges in Black Ops Cold War campaign
Whilst not regarded as highly as in previous years, the campaign is still worth a trip.

There are also Dark Ops challenges related to the campaign too. Make sure you make the right choices on certain missions so that you are able to unlock them all and finish the Dark Ops mastery challenge.

Retro Gamer

Unlock all arcade machines

What Do the Numbers Mean?

Decrypt the Operation Chaos floppy disk


Attempt to jump to your death in Break on Through


Wipe out your former teammates using brute force in Ashes to Ashes

Cover Your Tracks

Stash away five bodies as Belikov in Desperate Measures

Awkward Chat

Answer Imran Zakhaev’s questions correctly in the elevator in Desperate Measures

Dark Ops Master

Complete all Dark Ops challenges

These challenges are a secret no more. Any inquisitive gamer now has the knowledge of how to complete all of the Dark Ops challenges in the game.

For more news and guides on Treyarch’s CoD: Black Ops Cold War, check out our Call of Duty hub for all the latest information and help!

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CDL Super Week scores & schedule: Trio of sweeps tells the story of Day 2

Published: 23/Feb/2021 23:59 Updated: 24/Feb/2021 0:12

by Albert Petrosyan


The Call of Duty League has combined Weeks 2 and 3 of Stage 1 into one massive Super Week of matches, and everything you need to watch and follow the event live can be found below.

  • ROKKR win their second in a row after ripping apart Surge.
  • Legion & Subliners get their first wins of 2021 with stunning sweeps.
  • Day 3 preview: Royal Ravens vs Empire; Thieves vs Surge; OpTic vs Ultra.

Due to the inclement weather in Texas and other parts of the United States causing power outages for a lot of pro players, the CDL opted to combine the Week 2 and 3 matches into Super Week.

Seven straight days of matches will see all 12 teams in action at least three times, and with the Stage 1 Major looming around the corner, this will be the final opportunity for teams to improve their seeding for the $500,000 tournament.

CDL Super Week: Stream

The CDL streams all of its matches exclusively on YouTube, which is where you can also find replays of matches that have already been completed.

CDL Super Week: Schedule

Super Week kicks off with a double-header on February 22 before six straight days of triple-headers between February 23-28.

Day 2: Tuesday, February 23

  Match Hardpoint S&D Control Hardpoint S&D
Match Replay Mutineers 0-3 Legion PAR 222-220 (Garrison) PAR 6-4 (Checkmate) PAR 3-1 (Raid) N/A N/A
Match Replay Subliners 3-0 Royal Ravens NY 250-151 (Garrison) NY 6-1 (Checkmate) NY 3-0 (Checkmate) N/A N/A
Match Replay Surge 0-3 ROKKR MIN 250-163 (Checkmate) MIN 6-5 (Raid) MIN 3-2 (Raid) N/A N/A

Legion & Subliners sweep their way to first wins, ROKKR stay hot vs Surge

After going 0-2 in the Opening Weekend, Paris Legion finally got their first win of 2021 at Super Week, and what a win it was. Despite being underdogs to the Mutineers, Legion pulled off a shocking sweep that featured a rare Hardpoint ending on time.

Following Paris’ script, the New York Subliners also notched their first one in the win column after sweeping London Royal Ravens in perhaps the most dominant performance we’ve seen so far in 2021.

None of the three maps were close, especially the Control, which saw NYSL shred their opponents from start to finish and not give them even a chance at making any sort of comeback. With the loss, Royal Ravens now sit at 0-2 early on in the season.

Rounding off a trio of Day 2 sweeps was Minnesota ROKKR grabbing their second win in a row after taking apart Seattle Surge 3-0. The series was closer than the final scoreline would suggest as Surge did make solid comebacks in both the S&D and Control, only to fall just short in both.

The win is ROKKR’s second in a row after their upset victory over Dallas Empire at Opening Weekend. Meanwhile, Seattle falls to 1-2, suffering already their second sweep this season.

Day 3: Wednesday, February 24

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Feb 25)
Game 1 Royal Ravens vs Empire 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM
Game 2 Thieves vs Surge 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Game 3 OpTic vs Ultra 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM

Day 4: Thursday, February 25

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Feb 26)
Game 1 ROKKR vs Subliners 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM
Game 2 OpTic vs Guerrillas 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Game 3 FaZe vs Mutineers 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM

Day 5: Friday, February 26

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Feb 27)
Game 1 Thieves vs Royal Ravens 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM
Game 2 Ultra vs Legion 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Game 3 Empire vs Subliners 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM

Day 6: Saturday, February 27

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Feb 28)
Game 1 FaZe vs Legion 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM
Game 2 ROKKR vs Royal Ravens 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Game 3 Ultra vs Guerrillas 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM

Day 7: Sunday, February 28

Match PST EST GMT AEDT (Mar 1)
Game 1 Subliners vs Surge 12:00 PM 3:00 PM 8:00 PM 7:00 AM
Game 2 OpTic vs Mutineers 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 9:30 PM 8:30 AM
Game 3 Empire vs Thieves 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 PM 10:00 AM

Past scores & daily recaps

Day 1: Monday, February 22

  Match Hardpoint S&D Control Hardpoint S&D
Match Replay Guerrillas 1-3 Mutineers LAG 250-133 (Crossroads) FLA 6-3 (Miami) FLA 3-2 (Garrison) FLA 250-172 (Garrison) N/A
Match Replay Ultra 1-3 FaZe ATL 250-247 (Raid) TOR 6-3 (Raid) ATL 3-0 (Raid) ATL 250-128 (Garrison) N/A

Mutineers get first win of 2021, FaZe stay unbeaten

After losing their season-opener at CDL Opening Weekend, Florida Mutineers’ new-look lineup got their first win of 2021 with a 3-1 victory over LA Guerrillas, who now sit at 1-2. LAG won the first map in dominant fashion before the Mutineers ripped off three straight maps to secure the series.

The second match of the day was a battle of the unbeatens as Atlanta FaZe took on Toronto Ultra. The series started back-and-forth, and if it wasn’t for a clutch break at the end of the Raid Hardpoint, Atlanta may have found themselves down 0-2 early.

But things settled down after the second map as FaZe took games three and four quite comfortably to secure the 3-1 victory. The win now gives the boys in red a league-leading three wins, against just zero losses, while Ultra drop to 1-1.

CDL Super Week essentials

CDL Super Week: Format & CDL Points

  • Location: Online
  • Prize Pool: N/A
  • CDL Points: 10 per win
  • Maps & Modes:
    • Hardpoint: Checkmate, Crossroads, Garrison, Moscow, Raid
    • Search & Destroy: Checkmate, Garrison, Miami, Moscow, Raid
    • Control: Checkmate, Garrison, Raid
  • Matches are best-of-five (HP, S&D, Control, HP, S&D)

CDL Super Week: Teams & Rosters

CDL roster spotlight: Minnesota ROKKR’s new-look lineup delivered an upset victory over Dallas Empire at Opening Weekend.

All 12 teams are participating in the Week 2 event, split into the two groups that were drawn at the start of Stage 1. All teams within the same group play each other once during the Stage, for a total of five matches.

Group A

Team Roster
Dallas Empire Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
London Royal Ravens Alexx, Dylan, Seany, Zer0
Los Angeles Thieves Kenny, SlasheR, TJHaLy, Temp
Minnesota ROKKR Accuracy, Attach, Priestahh, MajorManiak
New York Subliners Clayster, Asim, Diamondcon, Mack
Seattle Surge Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Loony

Group B

Team Roster
Atlanta FaZe Simp, Cellium, aBeZy, Arcitys
Florida Mutineers Skyz, Owakening, Slacked, Neptune
Los Angeles Guerrillas SiLLY, Assault, Apathy, Vivid
OpTic Chicago Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
Paris Legion AquA, Classic, Fire, Skrapz
Toronto Ultra Methodz, Bance, Cammy, CleanX

Make sure to check out our CDL 2021 Season hub for the latest standings, full schedule of all events, a breakdown of the season format, and more.