The Damascus Camo is the hardest challenge in Modern Warfare, but how do you unlock this legendary completionist camo?

17:00, 16 May 2020

Call of Duty Modern Warfare has been one of the few things that have maintained gamers' sanity during the Covid-19 lockdowns, with players grinding countless hours to rip through the battle pass tiers, or simply to get good at the game. However, if you are looking for a challenge, the Damascus camo is right up your street. Here’s how to unlock the Damascus camo in Modern Warfare.

Spoiler – prepare for a serious CoD grind

What is the Damascus Camo?

The Damascus camo is unlocked by achieving every other camouflage in the game for each weapon; That means having gold on all 39 guns that you can use. As well as looking awesome when equipped to your gun, the Damascus camo has an aura of significance about it. Seeing it on your Kill-Cam creates a sense of awe for the person who owns it. You will definitely be held in high regard if you sport the Damascus.

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How to unlock the Damascus Camo

You will unlock the Damascus Camo by getting gold on each weapon that you can use. That means all primary weapons (Assault Rifles, Submachine Guns, Light Machine Guns, Marksmen Rifles, Snipers and Shotguns), and all secondary weapons (Pistols, Launchers and Melee).

To achieve the gold camo you will have to unlock every camo for the weapon you are wielding. There are ten categories for each weapon, which require a series of challenges for you to unlock them. Ranging from longshot kills to kills shortly after reloading, these challenges can be somewhat tedious, giving the Damascus Camo an essence of self-gratitude. Some weapons, such as the popular M4A1, can be completed much quicker than others, for instance, the Riot Shield, which can leave you wanting to pull it out of the screen and bang your head against it.

Infinity Ward has predicted that it can take approximately 18 hours to get a gold gun camo, meaning that with the 39 guns, this can take you just over 702 hours of gameplay – although we think you can get this done much quicker by following our Call of Duty tips further down this page.

Tips to help you unlock Damascus quickly

#1 – Leave one of your favourite guns until the end. Spreading out your favourite weapons will keep you from losing momentum in the grind for the Damascus.

#2 – Run a melee weapon as your secondary throughout the process. Having a knife or riot shield equipped may allow you to complete some challenges for that weapon on the side. This will take a significant amount of time off the total.

#3 – Play a suitable game mode. Objective game modes are best as you will need to complete challenges such as double kills and attack medals. Catching people running to an objective will help you complete these quickly. We would recommend playing a mixture of Ground War, for multi-kills and high kill games, and Hardcore Hardpoint, as you will be required to get 1 shot kills.

#4 – Start with the most difficult challenges. Challenges like ‘Overall kills’ will progress whilst you complete other challenges, so it is best not to focus your time in completing these first. Most challenges require you to get kills, so choosing an order that suits you best will help optimise the speed in which you complete them in.

#5 – Choose your attachments wisely. Some challenges like ‘hip-fire’ kills can be made easier by equipping the correct attachments. The 5mW laser and the Merc Foregrip increase hip-fire accuracy, which will help you massively when trying to complete this.

Follow these five tips will help you quickly progress through these challenges.

A full list of Challenges to unlock the gold camo:

Please note, you do not need Gold on the DLC weapons to get the Damascus. This includes the Renetti pistol, Crossbow, SKS Sniper and the MK9 Bruen.

Assault Rifles

There are eight Assault rifles in total: Kilo 141, AK-47, FAL, FN Scar 17s, FR 5.56, Oden, M13 & M4A1. For these, you will have to do the following for each weapon.

  • Kill 800 enemies
  • Kill 125 enemies with headshots
  • Get 160 kills whilst crouching
  • Get 75 hip fire kills
  • Get 100 longshot kills
  • Get 100 kills whilst mounted
  • Get 180 kills whilst using all attachment slots
  • Get 50 kills shortly after reloading
  • Get 110 kills with no attachments
  • Get a 3 killstreak with 35 times

Submachine Guns

There are six SMG’s in total: AUG, MP5, MP7, PP19 Bizon, P90 & Uzi. For these, you will have to do the following for each weapon.

  • Kill 500 enemies
  • Kill 100 enemies with headshots
  • Get 110 kills whilst crouching
  • Get 100 hip fire kills
  • Get 50 longshot kills
  • Get 50 kills whilst mounted
  • Get 250 kills whilst using all attachment slots
  • Get 40 kills shortly after reloading
  • Get 75 kills with no attachments
  • Get a 3 killstreak with 25 times

Light Machine Guns

There are four LMG’s in total: MG34, PKM, M91 & SA87. For these, you will have to do the following for each weapon.

  • Kill 525 enemies
  • Kill 75 enemies with headshots
  • Get 65 kills whilst crouching
  • Get 45 hip fire kills
  • Get 45 longshot kills
  • Get 45 kills whilst mounted
  • Get 180 kills whilst using all attachment slots
  • Get 30 double kills
  • Get 75 kills with no attachments
  • Get a 3 killstreak with 25 times

Marksmen Rifles

There are three Marksmen Rifles in total: EBR-14, Kar98k & MK2 Carbine. For these, you will have to do the following for each weapon.

  • Kill 450 enemies
  • Kill 60 enemies with headshots
  • Get 50 kills whilst crouching
  • Get 50 enemies in one shot
  • Get 100 longshot kills
  • Get 100 kills whilst mounted
  • Get 180 kills whilst using all attachment slots
  • Get 50 kills shortly after reloading
  • Get 110 kills with no attachments
  • Get a 3 killstreak with 35 times

Snipers

There are four Sniper Rifles in total: Dragunov, AX-50, HDR & SKS. For these, you will have to do the following for each weapon.

  • Kill 450 enemies
  • Kill 60 enemies with headshots
  • Get 50 kills whilst crouching
  • Get 50 enemies in one shot
  • Get 50 longshot kills
  • Get 50 kills whilst mounted
  • Get 150 kills whilst using all attachment slots
  • Get 25 double kills
  • Get 75 kills with no attachments
  • Get a 3 killstreak with 25 times

Shotguns

There are four Shotguns in total: Model 680, R9-0, Origin 12 & 725. For these, you will have to do the following for each weapon.

  • Kill 400 enemies
  • Get 75 kills whilst crouching
  • Get 75 hip fire kills
  • Get 50 point blank kills (less than 0.5m away from your opponent)
  • Get 50 longshot kills
  • Get 225 kills whilst using all attachment slots
  • Get 25 double kills
  • Get 30 kills shortly after reloading
  • Get 110 kills with no attachments
  • Get a 3 killstreak with 30 times

Pistols

There are six Pistols in total: M19, X16, 1911, .357, .50 GS & Renetti. For these, you will have to do the following for each weapon.

  • Kill 250 enemies
  • Kill 50 enemies with headshots
  • Get 40 kills whilst crouching
  • Get 30 hip fire kills
  • Get 30 longshot kills
  • Get 25 double kills
  • Get 110 kills whilst using all attachment slots
  • Get 25 kills shortly after reloading
  • Get 75 kills with no attachments
  • Get a 3 killstreak with 25 times

Launchers

There are four Launchers in total: PILA, Strela-P, RPG-7 & JOKR. For these, you will have to do the following for each weapon.

  • Kill 125 enemies
  • Kill 40 attackers (players on an objective you own)
  • Kill 40 defenders (players on an objective they own)
  • Destroy 75 aerial killstreaks
  • Destroy 75 ground based killstreaks
  • Destroy 50 pieces of equipment
  • Destroy 50 support killstreaks
  • Destroy 50 killstreaks
  • Get 50 kills using the Amped perk
  • Destroy 50 vehicles

Melee

There are two Melee weapons in total: Combat Knife, Riot Shield. For these you will have to do the following for each weapon. This is the only class in which the challenges differ per weapon.

  • Get 200 kills
  • Get 50 kills whilst injured
  • Get 50 kills from behind
  • Get 30 (Knife) / 50 (Riot shield) kills using dead silence
  • Get 50 kills whilst crouched
  • Get 25 kills near smoke or gas
  • Get 10 buzzkills (Players 1 kill off a killstreak)
  • Complete 25 finishing moves
  • Get a 3 kill streak 10 times (Knife) / 2 kill streak 25 times (Riot shield)
  • Get 25 double kills (Knife only)
  • Get a 3 kill streak once (Riot shield only)

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