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Mission 1: Phyrric Victory

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Walkthrough and Guide

by vhayste  

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Mission 1: Phyrric Victory

- Eliminate Enemy personnel (x15) with machete
- Destroy the MPLA tanks
- Eliminate enemy personnel (x5) with one mortar explosion
- Sink enemy vessels (x5)
- Dive to prone on an enemy grenade and survive
- Eliminate enemy personnel (x10) with animal trap
- Kill (x4) enemies with one mortar primed animal trap
- Use elevated improvised positions for confirmed sniper kills (x20)
- Collect intel (x3)
- 100% survivability rating

Before starting the mission, you'll have the option to select you have the option to select your loadout. You'll have the default for now but more options will become available as you continue. There are also 10 challenges per mission; completing all of them unlocks a Trophy. (More details in the Trophy List section of the guide)

Once in control, head to the right side of the hill and fight your way to the marked vehicle. Before accessing it, grab the intel by the hole. Be careful of the mortar explosions before getting it.

Mortar Intel

Next, access the compartment of the overturned Buffel and grab the mortar rounds there. Next, find the mortar team's positions and take them out.

After taking out the mortar teams, more enemies will continue to pour in, including some tanks. Call in air support and manually control it to destroy the enemy armor. Keep killing more enemies. An enemy technical will appear in the battlefield. Take out the gunner and wait until more enemy vehicles appear. Call in another round of air support to take them out.

Death from above

Once the enemy vehicles are destroyed, mount the Buffel to lead the final push. Keep shooting at the running enemies until a scene triggers. Next, you'll have to secure the barge. After landing in the barge, sweep the deck then open the box to equip a flak jacket. Next, take out the gunboats using the MG's placed in the right side and upper deck of the barge.

Death from above

Once the pursuers are taken out, climb the upper deck and check the corner after the MG emplacement to find another intel.

Barge Intel

Regroup with your partner and open the container. After recovering Woods, equip the Valkyrie from the nearby container and use it to destroy the enemy helicopter. Take note that this weapon has limited range and you need to steer it manually to the target.

Follow the path and head to the village. Take cover behind the log when prompted. Crouch down and let the patrol pass. Head to the wooden hut then take cover again when you spot a new patrol. Follow your partner to the grass then crawl again to maintain cover. Continue forth when it's safe until you put Woods down. Head to the radio tower and grab the animal trap from the shed along the way.

Crawl in the grass then head to the radio hut. Approach the window for a scene. After escaping the explosion, return back to Hudson and escape to the river. You can lay down animal traps along the way. Keep killing your pursuers and defend your position until you're ready to leave. After you reach the second area where you have to dig in and make a stand, check the platform on the tree to the northwest to find another intel.

Jungle Intel

Continue killing enemies and follow Hudson when you tells you to move. After jumping off the water fall, take cover behind the rock and take out more enemies. Once Hudson is on the move, regroup with him and carry Woods to the objective. Mission complete.

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Comments for Mission 1: Phyrric Victory

4 comments, latest first.
Mar 28th 2015 Guest
Starting from the checkpoint at the bottom of the waterfall, I have no idea how to get to the river. As soon as I duck out from behind the ammo box, I get hit with either a grenade or enough people shooting me that I only make it two feet. I must be missing something?
ID #534323
Sep 25th 2014 Guest
Stuck at the river and the two of them won't move? Must of died a hundred times despite any efforts I make, wtf am I supposed to do?
ID #451628
Jan 31st 2013 Guest
Yeah, I am not a COD hardcore fan but enjoy it enough to play it religiously.
Thank god for your help, I was going crazy as to where in the devil was the third intel stashed.

Lastly, is it just me or did Black Ops 2 developers
purposely make it IMPOSSIBLE for one to lurk around the small land where you go to approach Menendez...? It's crazy dumb I think and that would have been a more obvious but still challenging spot to plant the intel. A waste of land in my opinion.
ID #248285
Jan 19th 2013 Guest
Just want to thank you. I have never played black ops before and found it hard to figure out what I was supposed to do. Thanks for the thorough explanation.
ID #244125