Call of Duty: Black Ops Unlockables, Secrets, Cheats, Player Rank Guide


Call of Duty: Black Ops features extensive multiplayer mode, which lets you unlock all kinds of stuff, guns, camos, facepaints, face tattoes, and custom classes. Prestige Ranks are back, but before you get to the prestige level, you will need to unlock all features via leveling up just like Modern Warfare 2.

Player Rank Unlocks
4 Create a Class
5 Contracts
6 Clan Tag
8 Game Mode Challenges
10 Killstreaks, Killstreak Challenges, Playercard Emblems
13 Combat Record
15 Medal Challenges
16 Gun Emblems
19 Gun Tag
20 Elite Challenges
22 Camo
25 Custom Reticules
28 Custom Lenses
30 Final Challenges
31 Facepaint
50 Prestige Mode
Prestige 1 Prestige Leaderboard, Custom Class 6
Prestige 3 Custom Class 7
Prestige 5 Custom Class 8
Prestige 7 Custom Class 9
Prestige 9 Custom Class 10
Prestige 11 Face Tattoos
Prestige 13 Clan Tag Colors
Prestige 14 Golden Camo
Prestige 15 Prestige Playlists

Apart from the usual unlocks, Treyarch has hidden secret achievements, and unlockables in the game, which you can get by following the instructions below. In order to unlock these you need to get access to the computer terminal.

How to Get Access to Computer Terminal in Call of Duty: Black Ops
On the menu where you select Campaign or Multiplayer, use the Right Stick / Mouse to look down at your hands. Now click the Left Trigger and Right Trigger several times to get yourself up and walk around to the back right to the computer.

How to Unlock Zork Text Adventure Game in Call of Duty: Black Ops
Hit X at the computer and type in Zork to get the full Zork text adventure game.

How to Unlock Dead Ops Arcade Game in Call of Duty Black Ops
Exit out of the computer and then re-enter and type DOA to unlock Dead Ops Arcade Game.

“Five” Zombie mode mission, Dead Ops Arcade game, Zork game
Enter “3arc Unlock” to unlock the “Five” Zombie mode mission, Dead Ops Arcade game, Zork text-based adventure game, and all missions.

All Intel
Enter “3arc Intel” to unlock all Intel but this disables achievements so no “Closer Analysis” for you.

Display all commands
Enter “help” as a code to display a list of system commands in the terminal and Pentagon user e-mail access.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Secret Achievements

Just ask me nicely (15)
Break free from the torture chair.

Eaten by a Grue (15)
Play Zork on the terminal.

Insert Coin (5)
Play Dead Ops.

See Me, Stab Me, Heal Me (5)
Fire a Pack-a-Punched Ballistic Knife at a downed ally to revive them from a distance.

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    • addicted

      for marin im not sure if you have to buy all the camos to get the classified one cuz im only 4th prestige lvl 20. i do know, the camo is gold

    • stuff

      its golden gun camo and u need to be 14th prestige

    • marin

      Got a question. Do you have to buy all the camo colors to get the classified one? and what is that one