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"American Soldiers! Your aggression towards the People's Republic of Vietnam will not go unpunished. Instead of returning to your own country - you will die in ours."
— North Vietnamese Loudspeaker

The Vietnam People's Army (Quân Đội Nhân Dân Việt Nam) is an enemy and multiplayer faction that appears Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

In Call of Duty: Black Ops, there are several levels where North Vietnamese soldiers are fighting the player: "S.O.G.", "The Defector", "Crash Site" and "Payback". They are; however, not the main enemies in the game. Their usual appearance consists of light tan uniforms, along with a green pith helmet or a field cap looking similar to the WWII-era Japanese military cap. All headgear worn by the NVA has the communist star on a badge in the center. In multiplayer, they can be seen wearing bandannas around their neck. Unlike the Viet Cong guerrillas, they have a standard uniform, as they are an actual regular army. At times, they appear to have a better strategy at flanking and attacking the player than the Viet Cong. They also show a great courage in charging out (in a near suicidal fashion) at the player and NPCs. Nonetheless, they are a formidable opponent since they typically attack in a great deal of numbers, making it difficult for the player to shoot them all.


For the most part, their armory is the same as the Soviet Armed Forces armory, but lacking the variety of the latter group. They also have lesser variety of their Viet Cong counterparts.



NVA logo in multiplayer

In Call of Duty: Black Ops, the North Vietnamese Army is a playable multiplayer faction, and appears in three maps:

Multiplayer Maps

Character Models


Multiplayer Announcer

"Spare no one"
— Once a Multiplayer Match begins

"Destroy all enemies!"
— Once a multiplayer match begins.

"Victory is within our grasp, do not give up!"
— When the NVA are winning.

"Fight harder, defeat will not be tolerated."
— When the NVA are losing.

"We have shown them defeat!"
— When the NVA are victorious.

"We have displayed our power!"
— When the NVA are victorious.

"This defeat must be avenged!"
— When the NVA are defeated.

"Defeat will not be tolerated."
— When the NVA are defeated.

"Our dominance will be remembered!"
— When the NVA win are victorious.

"We have handed victory to our enemies."
— When NVA are defeated.

Battle Dialog

"Anh ấy bị thương rồi!"
— He's hurt!

"Có người bị thương!"
— We have a man down!

"Hết đạn!"
— Out of ammo!

"Tao thấy nó!"
— I see him!

"Người Mỹ!"
— Americans!

"Tôi đã nghe thấy anh rồi!"
— I heard you!

"Bắn vào vị trí đó!"
— Focus fire on that position!

"Lựu đạn!"
— Grenade!

"Nằm xuống!"
— Get down!

"Xác nhận!"
— Confirmed!

"Đụ má!"
— Mother fucker!

"Bắn tỉa!"
— Sniper!

"Coi chừng sau!"
— Watch my back!

"Nạp đạn!"
— Reloading!

"Tập trung đi!"
— Stay focus!

"Bên kia!"
— That side!

"Có rồi!"
— Got one!



  • Along with the Viet Cong, the NVA seem to speak a mix of real and broken Vietnamese. On occasion, they speak random gibberish, like the NVA Loudspeaker in the "The Defector". In addition, instead of saying "grenade" in Vietnamese, which is lựu đạn, they may strangely say grenade in English.
  • In the campaign the NVA wear light tan uniforms, but in multiplayer they wear what appears to be black colored shirts, looking more similar to the Viet Cong.
  • The NVA appear in all the Vietnam set missions in single player other than "Victor Charlie", they can be seen (and shot at) running among a hill and in a PT Boat in "Crash Site", and their bases are attacked by the player whilst controlling a Mi-24 Hind in "Payback".
  • A MiG-17 plane with the logo of the Vietnam People's Air Force can be found in the level "Operation 40" in a hangar when the player first rappels down the hill to during the airfield attack.
  • In the level "S.O.G.", when shooting at the NVA soldiers in the hills, the ones running to the side (not the ones shooting at the Marines in the trench), they fall down in the same fashion as the soldiers in the first Call of Duty and Call of Duty 2. These are known as "drones", simply being sprites used to flesh out a scene without being detrimental to the game's performance.
  • On the GKNOVA6 website, one can briefly see a group of dead zombies that look very similar to a North Vietnamese soldier. It also resembles a Vietnamese civilian that can be found in "The Defector". This can be seen on the screen in the lower right hand corner.