Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Achievements

SP Prestige

Complete the campaign on Veteran difficulty.      

Veteran difficulty is available to you immediately, so to save you some time, play through the game on this highest difficulty. Veteran is not difficult at all compared to earlier Call of Duty games highest difficulty, even if you are uninitiated in playing Call of Duty games. If you play smart, your deaths will be minimal.

Some things to remember:

  • If you are injured, use cover or go prone if necessary until you are fully recovered.
  • Play smartly and don’t run and gun. This will surely get you killed.
  • Take your time. This game doesn’t have unlimited spawns, but there may be a few areas where you simply can’t advance. Make sure you clear out the majority of the enemies before moving up.
  • Use your grenades. If you think enemies are plenty, use your threat grenade to make them easier to target. Also, flashing or stunning enemies will give you the advantage in tough situations. If you find enemies bunched up, throw a smart grenade to clear them out.
  • When not in combat, always remember to reload your weapon.
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User Comments
Comment #1 by chickenlover69
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 07:35:49 AM

I just completed this on (360) veteran using mission select and it did not pop. On the last level Terminus is says recruit but i completed it on veteran.
Any ideas?

Comment #2 by tawilliams1989
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 10:40:48 AM

Easiest campaign, but loved it!

Comment #3 by epovall
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 09:02:54 PM

chickenlover, I had the same thing on xbox one, used mission select all the way through, each one says "completed veteran". Still no achievement.

Comment #4 by chickenlover69
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 09:55:54 PM

That sucks man, did you manage to sort it out?

Comment #5 by agressor
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 10:25:05 AM

same here - completed on vet, mission select proves that, but no achievement

Comment #6 by BlakManDan9
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 01:49:59 PM

All but one says veteran, and I've done it 3 times on vet but no achievemnt. Ideas?!

Comment #7 by oddfuturewill
Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 01:51:06 AM

same problem here, played the game on veteran using resume game. when I completed it achievement didnt pop and said I had only completed half the game, played the rest on mission select and now no matter how many times I play the last level it will return me to main menu, say reading save device and mission select will not register that I have completed Terminus on veteran. Talked to Activision support who told me to clear the cache and play agin but still not working.

Comment #8 by swagachievers
Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 11:32:28 AM

same problem happen to me aswel, any way to fix it??

Comment #9 by Trinidad Thomas
Sunday, November 16, 2014 @ 08:02:38 PM

Should I try for the achievement? Everyone is having problems and I don't want to complete it all on Vet and be disappointed...

Comment #10 by CoMmAnDo89
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 02:27:03 AM

Just beat the last stage in Veteran and achievement did not unlock... My game did glitch where my save file did not save completely and had to replay 3 of the middle stages... Will let you know if the issue gets resolved and my achievement pops.

Comment #11 by CoMmAnDo89
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 03:34:54 AM

Regarding my previous comment, it seems the "typical" Xbox One achievement delay is at hand here so just give it some time and it'll eventually pop sometime.

Comment #12 by halogow92
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 09:54:35 PM

Same problem here. Didnt pop. As well as the one for maxing out your exo.

Comment #13 by RenegadeAngel21
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 07:09:48 PM

I'm having the same issue on the 360 and I even turned off my xbox and went to bed and when I went to get back on the achievement wasn't there.

Comment #14 by Trinidad Thomas
Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 03:04:30 PM

I am not the best Call of Duty player, so when I finally completed all the missions on Veteran I was overjoyed. But the achievement didn't come up. I am pretty annoyed... Anyone know why?

PS: It says I've completed Terminus on 'Recruit' when I did it twice on Veteran...

Comment #15 by FubarRevo114
Sunday, November 23, 2014 @ 11:26:11 PM

I had no issues with this achievement so I hope it works for everyone else! Best of luck.

Comment #16 by Tensity DeaN
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 @ 11:58:11 AM

I seem to be having a similar issue like everyone else here. Basically I have completed the campaign on veteran but for some reason when I go to mission select and look at the last mission in the game (Terminus) it says that I have only completed it on Hardened which is not true because I've completed it on veteran about 5 times but still the same thing keeps happening - Anyone got any ideas or could help me out? Would be much appreciated.

Comment #17 by Carl0sG4mb1no
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 @ 05:29:59 AM

Just want you guys to know that i've found the way to unlock this achievement. Just be sure that u complete the final mission on veteran, before any other missions (it doesnt show u completed it on veteran after that, like u already know). But after that, when u start to complete missions on veteran in order from the 1st mission, u will get the achievement when u've finished the captured -mission. So u dont even need to complete the last mission again. If u already completed the story on veteran, i have no idea if it works or not.

Comment #18 by soursm4ck
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 09:27:36 AM

I'm having the same probelm. Completed through from mission 1 on Veteran. They also show as completed on veteran except Capured which shows as 'regular' even though Ive completed it twice on veteran. I dont want to have to do the whole lot again as per comment #17. Any ideas? Will it pop eventually on its own?? Its been 24hrs so far and nothing.

Comment #19 by soursm4ck
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 09:35:43 AM

5 days since I completed this and the achievement still hasn't popped. Whats going on?!

Comment #20 by soursm4ck
Sunday, February 01, 2015 @ 01:44:40 PM

Me I have managed to get this achievement to pop. Previously I had completed the game on regular and then went back through "Mission Select" and completed each mission on Veteran. Once I had done them all they all showed as completed on Veteran except the penultimate mission which still showed as completed on regular even though I had done it 3 times on Veteran. This is a glitch in the game and nothing to do with delayed achievment popping on xbox one. People on PS4 and xbox 360 have had the same problem.

How to fix:
I deleted my game save completely and started "new game" on Veteran and played through the whole thing AGAIN!, and the achievement popped straight away at the end.

I dont know if you can just start a new game without deleting the previous game save first

Comment #21 by JamesJesic
Monday, February 16, 2015 @ 08:27:52 AM

i dont know if its just me, but i swear the CODs are getting more and more easier in Veteran mode.

Comment #22 by Spiderrichard
Monday, February 23, 2015 @ 12:58:35 AM

Pretty easy if you take it slow and just hang back let your team mates take care of a lot of it.

If you just want to get through as fast as possible. Just run past everything you can. Use smart grenades to help clear a path, equip flash bangs if you have them, use Overdrive to run past large groups of enemies and Boost Jump to avoid getting killed.

Fast Play Though Guide -

Comment #23 by herooftime9520
Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 09:20:08 PM

Way too easy but a fun campaign nonetheless. Hope they go back to World at War type difficulty in the future.

Comment #24 by Haldir
Tuesday, December 08, 2015 @ 02:39:07 PM

So, I should pick New Game and complete it on Veteran? Mission Select still doesn't work?

Comment #25 by Hidden Hunters
Friday, January 15, 2016 @ 08:04:33 PM

Do I need to redo the game or can I use mission select?...

Comment #26 by CORPSIE19
Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 02:40:03 PM

might as well just pick new game if everyone says it dont unlock from mission select

Comment #27 by xxxxxx68
Sunday, April 03, 2016 @ 11:41:38 PM

Completed campaign first set to Hardened then randomly completed Veteran. No achievement popped but I do remember a glitch that happened that may be helpful to someone. During final battle to reach Hades in the vehicle one of the enemies didnt die and was looping in a kneeling position moving one of his arms. He was stuck on top of scenery. I shot him a few times before moving on to Hades and completion. The game hasnt acknowledged that I have completed it on Veteran just A New Era and Hard Hitter. Not sure if it will drop it for me.

Comment #28 by AsSelf
Thursday, May 05, 2016 @ 11:23:59 AM

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Comment #29 by chrisarcade
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 04:22:51 AM

Ok, so the BS is happening to me now. I completed the game on veteran and no achievement. When I went to missions select, it showed I beat every board on Veteran except the last one, so I started that mission up, put it on Veteran, beat it and it still didn't pop. I checked again and it said only beaten on hardened. Started it again, made double sure it was on veteran, beat it again and STILL NO ACHIEVEMENT!!!

Comment #30 by sin 1
Thursday, June 11, 2020 @ 03:15:31 PM

I'm an easy going, team player that gets along with almost everyone.
Feel free to add me for co-op game-play and help with achievements.

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Game Info


US November 04, 2014

HDD Space Required : 45.84 GB
Price: $59.99USD
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