- "In a joint operation with the Egyptian Army, launch an air assault on the aquifer drilling platform - suspected location of the two remaining targets."
- — Mission Briefing
"Sand Castle" is the ninth (fourth in Nightmares) level in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. In an effort to secure Peter Maretti and John Taylor, the two remaining traitors from an Egyptian aquifer platform in Bawiti, Egypt, the Player, Jacob Hendricks and Rachael Kane join Zeyad Khalil and the Egyptian Army's attack on the aquifer in order to secure the two remaining targets.
- The Player (playable)
- Jacob Hendricks
- Rachel Kane
- John Taylor
- Zeyad Khalil
- Peter Maretti (K.I.A. in both Reality and Simulation due to D.N.I. Infection)
- Joseph Fierro (K.I.A. in Reality)
- Sebastian Diaz (mentioned only)
- Sarah Hall (mentioned only)
- Yousef Salim (cutscene only)
Level Briefing Edit
Encryption #4E-49-20-62. Protocol: Alpha
Operation Sand Castle is approved. Local assault support has been granted.
The abandoned Egypt Aquifer mobile drill platforms have been identified as the hideout.
Active Mission - Day 6
Pre-Mission Scrolling TextEdit
- Main article: Collectibles#Sand Castle
- Untouched: Complete this mission without dying.
- Score: Complete this mission with a score of 25,000 or higher.
- Got 'em: Find all of the collectibles in the mission.
- Raining Fire: Kill 90 enemies while piloting the Bullshark.
- Bring Them Down!: Shoot down seven Wraiths.
- Fill It With Holes: While piloting the Bullshark, destroy all A.S.P. units using only guns.
- Fire For Effect: While piloting the Bullshark, kill five enemies with one missile.
- Multiple K.I.A.: Kill ten enemies in under two seconds.
- Phantom: Evade all missiles while eliminating the platform's air defenses.
- TNT: Kill fifteen enemies with explosive containers.
- Defense: Kill 45 enemies while defending Khalil's squad.
- Destroy VTOLs: Destroy all VTOL troop carriers.
- Dog Fight: While piloting the Bullshark, shoot down eight enemy VTOLs using only guns.
- Evasive Manuever: Defeat Maretti without getting shot by Maretti.
- All Too Powerful: Defeat Maretti using only Cyber Core powers.
|Field Ops Kit|
- Fly, Swim, Shoot (20 / Silver Trophy ) - Complete "Sand Castle" on Hardened, Veteran, or Realistic difficulty.
- Full Circle (50 / Silver Trophy ) - Complete the campaign on Hardened, Veteran, or Realistic difficulty.
- Main article: Sand Castle/Transcript