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Desperate Measures - Story Campaign Mission Walkthrough

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Check out this Desperate Measures walkthrough guide for Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War (COD Cold War). Includes mission progression, evidence & clues, rewards, weapons, and loot!

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Desperate Measures Mission - Weapons & Rewards

Desperate Measures Mission - Weapons & Rewards

Working tooth and nail to gain access to a Russian bunker, Belikov, Adler, and Bell must employ stealth and firepower to get the intel they need.

Desperate Measures - Notable Loot

There are no notable loot in this mission.

Desperate Measures - Available Weapons

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Desperate Measures Walkthrough Guide

Desperate Measures Campaign Walkthrough Chart

The solution taken by this walkthrough is by framing Charkov.

No.Procedure
1Select [Establish Secure Connection]. Talk to Adler then disconnect the call
2Head to the room on the second floor and sit on the farthest unoccupied chair
3Select any of the dialog options when asked by Zakhaev
4Head out of the room and enter the surveillance room
5Eliminate the guard inside and hide his body inside the closet
6Turn off the surveillance system
7Head down the stairs, then use the vents to gain access to the server room
8Make your way to the farthest room and access the computer
9Select server [876], [599], [345] when asked to select an active switch
* Codes may be random
10Swap data then print the document
11Get to the other end and fake the evidence
12Head back out using the vent and talk to Kravechenko
13Point out the Charkov is the mole with the Fake Evidence
14Take the keycard from the counter after they leave
15Talk to the guard to gain access to the bunker
16Navigate through the basement
17When prompted, use the radio
18Open the door, This switches the perspective from Belkov to Bell
19Takedown the guards and change clothes
20Follow Adler. Open the door
21Select any of the options. Go to the checkpoint and place the bag on the counter
22Continue after Adler
23Quell Zakhaev's suspicion on the elevator ride
24Fight your way to the Vault
25Plant gas on the vent. Continue after Adler
26Use the bunker card to open the Bunker, Use the computer inside
27Select Copy to Disk. Survive until it finishes
28Leave with Adler. Make your way across the facility
29Deploy the Gas and rescue Belikov
30Follow Belikov and gear up
31Fight your way out
32Ride the car and cover for your remaining ally
33Shoot down any enemies following you

4. ~ 18. Navigate Through The Building - Tips

Use KGB Map To Find Objectives

Use KGB Map To Find Objectives
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For half the mission, you will need to complete objectives around the headquarters to prevent Belikov from being discovered. Use the map to find locations and the objectives you need to complete.

Alternative: Poison Route

Poison Charkov

One of the solutions to this mission is to poison Charkov for the key to the bunker. You can do so by visiting Kravchenko's office and getting the Nova-6 poison there. However, we recommend the framing Charkov route as you can easily get an Operation Red Circus evidence while doing it.

Check Out The Poison Cabinet Code Here!

8. ~ 11. Head To The Server Room - Tips

Use Office To Circle Around Guards

Use Office To Circle Around Guards

There will be 2 guards patrolling the inside of ther server room. Peak at corners and use the office layout to maneuver around them. Do not mind the other guard at the far side of the room as he will always remain in position.

9. Select Active Switches - Tips

NOTE: Codes below may be random for each playthrough. We are currently checking if this is true.

Select Active Switches - Tips

Right Choices: Active Switches

  • [876]
  • [599]
  • [345]

For this part, you need to search for the active switches that are not included in the list. Do not worry about being found out by the patrolling guard as you are hidden while using the computer.

23. Quell Zakhaev's Suspicion - Tips

Select Last Week Then Sobol

Select Last Week Then Sobol

For our playthrough, we selected the [Last Week] and the [General Sobol] options and Zakhaev exited the elevator with no suspicion.

27. Survive While The Disk Copies - Tips

Weapon Stash To The Left

Weapon Stash To The Left

You can find a selection of weapons to the left of the computer terminal. It has mines, frags, and a number of guns!

Plant Mines & Frags Around Bunker Entrance

Plant Mines & Frags Around Bunker Entrance

The Soviets will try break open the Bunker Door. Before they get in, plant Proximity Mines and Frags around the entrance to get them as they try to enter.

Desperate Measures - Evidences & Clues

Evidence: Operation Red Circus - How To Get

Evidence: Operation Red Circus - How To Get

Evidence - Operation Red Circus can be found on one of the tables inside the Server Room. It's on the left side of the room after exiting the room where you access the computer.

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Does the Intel move? I could find it in the mission and seen someone else grabbing it in a different room?

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