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The Main Directorate for Reconnaissance (German: Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung or HVA) is a faction featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The HVA is the foreign intelligence service of the Stasi in East Germany.


The HVA are a playable multiplayer faction always opposite to the BND.

Multiplayer Maps


Announcer's Quotes
Match start
  • "Capture the objective."
  • "Fight with purpose HVA."
  • "HVA - You are green to engage."
  • "HVA you have your orders."
  • "Unity is strength. Isolate and destroy."
Time concern
  • "HVA we are almost out of time."
  • "Mission clock expiring."
  • "We're in the last second - get the win."
Imminent victory
  • "Get me the win HVA."
  • "It's as good as ours - finish strong."
  • "Looking good, continue on mission."
  • "We're ahead - don't let up."
  • "HVA takes the day. Well done."
  • "Mop up the survivors and come home."
  • "Victory. The GDR owes you a debt of gratitude."
Imminent defeat
  • "Pick it up, HVA."
  • "We're letting the Motherland down - pull it back."
  • "You did the workers proud. RTB."
  • "All HVA Operators retreat. That's a hard fail."
  • "Was ist das den fur eine sheisse? You've got some explaining to do."