The most important component to any military-grade firearm is, without a doubt, a dazzling paint job — bullets being a close second, of course. Seasoned vets of the CoD franchise will recognize the Camo challenges system, while newer players new to the ways of CoD need only understand that Camos are nothing but skins for your weapon.
The Camo Challenges equate to achievements, usually involving kill totals and methods, to earn specific skins for specific weapons.
A trio of extra-fancy skins, the Mastery Camos, can be unlocked by working your way through whole sets of Camos and are a shiny badge of pride for the extra “dedicated.” Down below we’ll run you through each and every one of the Black Ops Cold.
Grunge is the easiest set of camos to acquire — just slay a couple thousand zombies (i.e. a couple thousand more than any of us would manage in a real apocalypse. Let’s be honest.) To unlock all of Grunge’s camos, you’ll need to accrue a total of 2500 kills — which equates to, let’s be honest now, roughly one weekend for you these days.
Get 50 Kills in Zombies.
Get 250 Kills in Zombies.
Get 750 Kills in Zombies.
Get 1500 Kills in Zombies.
2500 Kills in Zombies.
For Liquid, you’ll have to aim a little higher. Literally. Like right between the eyes. The Liquid camo set is your reward for staying true to OG-Zombie lore and aiming for the head. As you should. Thankfully, headshots are easier to track this time around with new, bright yellow damage markers for headshots.
50 Critical Hit Kills in Zombies.
250 Critical Hit Kills in Zombies.
1500 Critical Hit Kills in Zombies.
1500 Critical Hit Kills in Zombies.
2500 Critical Hit Kills in Zombies.
The Brustroke camos operate almost exactly like Grunge — in that you need only a ridiculous number of generic Zombie kills — except more satisfying; for Brushstroke all 2500 kills need to be made with your weapon Pack-A-Punched.
50 Kills in Zombies with your weapon Pack-A-Punched.
250 Kills in Zombies with your weapon Pack-A-Punched.
750 Kills in Zombies with your weapon Pack-A-Punched.
1500 Kills in Zombies with your weapon Pack-A-Punched.
2500 Kills in Zombies with your weapon Pack-A-Punched.
To obtain the Vintage Camo set, you’re gonna be taking down the big boys– Elite Zombies. All of the Zombies mini-bosses count, up to a total of 15 to get your semi-coagulated-blood-spattered hands on the Vintage camo set.
Get 3 Elite Zombie kills with your desired weapon.
Get 6 Elite Zombie kills with your desired weapon.
Get 9 Elite Zombie kills with your desired weapon.
Get 12 Elite Zombie kills with your desired weapon.
Get 15 Elite Zombie kills with your desired weapon.
The Fauna set may, for some players, require a red bull or two in order to complete. For all five camos in the Fauna set, you’ll have to get a total of 10 “rapid” kills a total of 10 times.
Get 10 kills rapidly 2 times in Zombies.
Get 10 Zombie kills rapidly 4 times in Zombies.
Get 10 Zombie kills rapidly 6 times in Zombies.
Get 10 Zombie kills rapidly 8 times in Zombies.
Get 10 Zombie kills rapidly 10 times in Zombies.
The completely appropriately-named Topography camo set and its constituent, equally-appropriately named camos is acquired with 3+ critical hit kills done in quick succession a total of 10 times.
Get 3+ critical hit kills in rapid succession 5 times in Zombies.
Get 3+ critical hit kills in rapid succession 10 times in Zombies.
Get 3+ critical hit kills in rapid succession 15 times in Zombies.
Get 3+ critical hit kills in rapid succession 20 times in Zombies.
Get 3+ critical hit kills in rapid succession 25 times in Zombies.
To get every skin in the Infection camo set, you’ll need to float like a butterfly that just took an adrenaline shot to the chest and sting like a bee armed with double-chainsaws — i.e. you’ll have to go 10 times with a 20+ kill streak without getting hit once.
Get 20+ consecutive kills without getting hit 2 times in Zombies.
Get 20+ consecutive kills without getting hit 4 times in Zombies.
Get 20+ consecutive kills without getting hit 6 times in Zombies.
Get 20+ consecutive kills without getting hit 8 times in Zombies.
Get 20+ consecutive kills without getting hit 10 times in Zombies.
The Mastery Camos are the icing on the festering, ooze-ridden cake that is Zombies mode and are, without a doubt, the single most effective lure to attract the “other” CoD players out of their multiplayer haven and into the bizarro-land that is Zombies mode. Be ready to grind like
Gold Viper Mastery Camo
The coveted Gold Viper camo is obtained by completing all 35 camos for a specific weapon.
Plague Diamond Mastery Camo
Once you’ve obtained all of the Gold Viper camos for a specific weapon class, you’ll receive the Plague Diamond mastery camo for the entire set.
Black Aether Master Camo
Last, and certainly not least, is the Black Aether camo — only unlockable once the Plague Diamond Mastery Camo for every single weapon set has been unlocked. This is, as far as its place on the Camo list goes, the holy grail of Zombies weapon skins and one that’ll take a heck of a lot of grinding to complete.
But what a glorious, zombie-infested grind it is.
And that’s it for this year’s CoD Zombies edition of 2020 Firearm Fashion. Let us know if you have any questions down below, and be sure to check out our Black Ops Cold War archives for more tips, tricks, guides, and walkthroughs!
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