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For the perk in Call of Duty: World at War, see Camouflage (perk).
Urban Camouflage Intervention Thermal Sight MW2

The urban camouflage applied to an Intervention in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Weapon Camouflage, usually referred to as Camo, is a colored pattern applied to weapons to allow them to blend in to environments, although it is more often used for players to "show off" their achievements in-game as in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 camouflages are unlocked by Headshots. In Call of Duty: Black Ops, camouflages can be purchased for CoD Points logo BO250 each, with the exception of Gold Camouflage, which costs CoD Points logo BO50,000 and is available only after the player has Prestiged 14 times. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, weapon camouflage is achieved by increasing the weapon level of a weapon. In Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, they are achieved mostly through headshots, one-shot kills or aircraft destroyed depending on the weapon type. After the camouflages that require the aforementioned, there are different challenges to unlock them, such as killing a certain amount of enemies with no perks equipped. In Call of Duty: Ghosts they are achieved getting kills, assists, long shots, rescue kills, kills in one life, point blank kills, kills shortly after reloading, shortly after sliding, with no attachments, while leaning, while crouched, winning a clan war in gold division or higher, and leveling the clan up to clan level 23.

Camouflages were planned to be in Call of Duty: World at War, but Treyarch canceled this idea to save memory. In addition (according to them), camouflage on most weapons did not look appealing.

In Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Treyarch introduced DLC Camouflages which could be purchased in separate packs. Each comes with the camouflage, three custom reticles, as well as a Calling Card.

Camouflages can be on a weapon with a custom “paint job” from the in-game “Paintshop”.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare[]

  • Alternate Desert Camouflage - A camouflage found on the M21 in "The Bog" and in "All In" using the "Give All" command.
  • Unknown Ghillie Camouflage - A camouflage based on the Ghillie Suit, that is exclusive to the M21 in "Blackout" and "All Ghillied Up".
  • Desert Camouflage - A camouflage based on brown and beige colors. Available immediately.
  • Woodland Camouflage - A camouflage based on brown and green colors. Available immediately. (Note: During the campaign mission "One Shot, One Kill" a unique, predominantly green and black woodland camouflage is present on both the player's and Captain MacMillan's M21 rifles.
  • Digital Camouflage - A camouflage based on gray and black colors. Unlocked at 25 headshots.
  • Blue Tiger Camouflage - A camouflage based on blue and black colors. Unlocked at 75 headshots (50 for shotguns).
  • Red Tiger Camouflage - A camouflage based on red and black colors. It appears as mere red lines along the gun's normal furniture, and is hard to see in most lighting. Unlocked at 150 headshots (100 for shotguns).
  • Gold Camouflage - A golden camouflage. Complete all challenges for that category of weapon (for example, a golden AK-47 requires all of the assault rifles' challenges complete). Once all challenges are completed for a category of weapon, players will unlock a gold covered variant of one particular weapon from that category. Players can only unlock gold camouflage versions of the AK-47Mini UziM1014M60E4 and Dragunov in this manner. Golden Camouflage is also unlocked automatically for the Desert Eagle at Level 55.

Call of Duty: World at War[]

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Weapon camouflage was planned for Call of Duty: World at War, but were cut from the game for unknown reasons. Names for the camouflage patterns are present in the game's files.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[]

  • Unknown Arctic Camouflage - A variant featured on the player's ACR rifle during the campaign mission "Cliffhanger". It features bits of snow and ice on the weapon, along with Arctic Camouflage on the attachments.
  • White Tape Camouflage - A camouflage made out of white tape, found only on the FAMAS, and only in campaign and Spec Ops.
  • Desert Camouflage - A camouflage based on brown and beige colors. Available immediately.
  • Arctic Camouflage - A camouflage based on white and gray colors. Available immediately. Also, in campaign, a SPAS-12 can be found that has a white handguard, functioning as basic arctic camouflage.
  • Woodland Camouflage - A standard woodland ERDL camouflage pattern based on brown and green colors. Unlocked at 5 headshots.
  • Digital Camouflage - A camouflage based on black and gray colors. Unlocked at 15 headshots.
  • Urban Camouflage - An ERDL camouflage pattern based on red, white, gray and black colors. Unlocked at 30 headshots.
  • Blue Tiger Camouflage - A tiger stripe camouflage pattern based on blue and black colors. Unlocked at 75 headshots.
  • Red Tiger Camouflage - A tiger stripe camouflage pattern based on red and black colors. Unlocked at 150 headshots.
  • Fall Camouflage - A woodland camouflage pattern based on brown, orange, yellow, and black colors (when applied to some weapons, however, it also gains purple). Unlocked at 250 headshots.

Call of Duty: Black Ops[]

All camouflages are unlocked at level 22 and available for purchase with the exception of Golden Camouflage, which is unlocked once the player reaches Prestige 14.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[]

Weapon camouflages return again in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Camouflages are earned by ranking up one's weapon rather than through headshot challenges. There are no secondary weapon camouflages present in the game.

There are thirteen weapon camouflages:

  • Classic - Similar to Woodland camouflage from Black Ops. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 3.
  • Snow - Similar to Urban camouflage, but with white spots. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 5 and 6.
  • Multicam - A mix between Classic, Snow, and Desert camouflage. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 6, 7 and 8.
  • Digital Urban - Classic camouflage, but in darker hue and MARPAT. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 8, 10 and 11.
  • Hex - Rock and hexagonal pattern. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 10, 11 and 16.
  • Choco - Similar to Nevada camouflage from Black Ops. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 13, 14 and 20.
  • Snake - Similar to Call of Duty 4's alternate desert camouflage. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 18 and 23.
  • Blue - Appears to be a blue paint spill. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 21, 23, 24 and 25.
  • Red - Similar to Digital Camouflage from previous game, but in red. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 26 and 27.
  • Autumn - Printed leaves pattern. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 29 and 30.
  • Gold - Similar to Gold camouflage from previous games, but covers every surface of weapons. This camouflage unlocks at weapon proficiency level 31.
  • Winter (Available for Call of Duty ELITE founders, through modding, and through prestige on the Wii)
  • Marine (Wii only, also obtainable via a Call of Duty ELITE premium membership.)

Call of Duty: Black Ops II[]

Camouflage in Black Ops II is unlocked by completing sets of challenges for that weapon. In addition, camouflages can now be applied to secondary weapons, including the Combat Knife. This is the first Call of Duty with DLC camouflage which could be purchased from the in-game store.

Camouflage is also available in the campaign, available for any type of weapon that supports camouflage.

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DLC[]

Cut Camouflage[]

Call of Duty Online[]

Call of Duty: Ghosts[]

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DLC[]

Hidden Camos (Cut Content)[]

  • Yellow Ray
  • Desert
  • Pain
  • Skulls
  • Golden Spiked
  • Spiked
  • Ghost
  • Broken Glass
  • Sorrow
  • Starburst

Hidden Camouflage Gallery[]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare[]

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DLC[]

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[]

Main article: Weapon Camouflage/Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare[]

Main article: Weapon Camouflage/Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered[]

In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, camouflages are obtainable through completing camouflage challenges for weapons, through opening Supply Drops or by purchasing them with Parts. Supply Drop camouflages are only available for the weapon category they are allocated, except for the Arctic Wolf Camouflage, which applies to all weapons.

Common camouflages can be bought for 275 Parts, Rare camouflages can be bought for 460 Parts, Legendary camouflages can be bought for 775 Parts and Epic camouflages can be bought for 2150 parts.

Bots also use camouflages, specifically the default, Desert, Woodland, Digital, Blue Tiger and Red Tiger camouflages.

Singleplayer[]

  • Unknown Ghillie - A camouflage based on the Ghillie Suit, that is exclusive to the M21 in "Blackout" and "All Ghilled Up".

Multiplayer[]

  • Desert - Unlocked by default.
  • Woodland - Unlocked by default.
  • Digital - Unlocked after 25 headshots.
  • Blue Tiger - Unlocked after 75 headshots (50 for shotguns and the Supply Drop-exclusive weapons).
  • Red Tiger - Unlocked after 150 headshots (100 for shotguns and supply drop weapons).
  • Dragon Skin - Unlocked after 25 kills with no attachments equipped or 25 kills while crouched with the Desert Eagle and MP44.
  • O.D. Green - Unlocked after 75 kills (50 kills with supply drop weapons) with no attachments equipped or 75 kills while crouched with the Desert Eagle and MP44.
  • Flat Dark Earth - Unlocked after 150 kills (100 kills with supply drop weapons) with no attachments equipped or 150 kills while crouched with the Desert Eagle and MP44.
  • Winter Tiger - Unlocked after 25 kills with the Red Dot Sight (All weapons except Pistols, Sniper Rifles and the MP44), the ACOG Scope (Sniper Rifles), the Silencer (Pistols, except the Desert Eagle and the BR9) or while prone (MP44 and Desert Eagle).
  • Nickel Plated - Unlocked after 75 kills (50 kills with supply drop weapons) with the Red Dot Sight (All weapons except Pistols, Sniper Rifles and the MP44), the ACOG Scope (Sniper Rifles), the Silencer (Pistols, except the Desert Eagle and the BR9) or while prone (MP44 and Desert Eagle).
  • Neon Tiger - Unlocked after 150 kills (100 kills with supply drop weapons) with the Red Dot Sight (All weapons except Pistols, Sniper Rifles and the MP44), the ACOG Scope (Sniper Rifles), the Silencer (Pistols, except the Desert Eagle and the BR9) or while prone (MP44 and Desert Eagle).
  • Gold - Unlock all camouflages for a certain weapon.
  • Regal - Unlock all camouflages for all weapons in a weapon category.
  • Exclusion Zone (hidden) - Unlock Regal Camouflage for all weapons.

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Call of Duty: WWII[]

Main article: Weapon Camouflage/Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty: Mobile[]

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Within Call of Duty: Mobile with the "Season 9 - Conquest" updates, Weapon Camouflages were split into two primary types. The standard camouflages, which are earned by completing challenges for a specific weapon, and the legacy Rare and Uncommon camos were classed in separate categories, and they can be earned from various in-game methods.

The system utilized within Call of Duty: Mobile is the same system taken from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), though with the Damascus Camouflage and Diamond Camouflage being added later on during the "Season 11 - Anniversary" and "Season 13 - Wint3r War" updates respectively.

Sand category[]

Sand is unlocked by getting kills for most weapons. Exceptions include:

FHJ-18: Destroying enemy scorestreaks.

  • Desert Snake
  • Commando
  • Rip n' tear
  • Moroccan Snake
  • Pitter Patter
  • China Lake
  • Pinstripe Suit
  • Chain Link
  • Nightfall
  • Smoke

Dragon category[]

Dragon is unlocked by getting hipfire kills, for most weapons. Exceptions include:

Sniper Rifles and Marksman Rifles: Crouch kills.

Melee Weapons: kills from behind.

SMRS and FHJ-18: Destroying UAVs.

Thumper: 2 kills without dying.

  • H2O
  • Dirt
  • Moss
  • Tagged
  • Black Top
  • Asphalt
  • Crime Scene
  • Neon Pink
  • Trailblazer
  • Foliage

Splinter category[]

Splinter is unlocked by getting longshot kills, for most weapons. Exceptions include:

Melee weapons, SMRS, Thumper: Crouch kills.

FHJ-18: Destroying Transform Shields.

  • Tundra
  • Undergrowth
  • Frostbite
  • Ice Breaker
  • Ruins
  • Arctic Seafoam
  • Angles
  • Autumn Dazzle
  • Arctic Abstract
  • Sharp Edges

Tiger category[]

Tiger is unlocked by getting kills with 5 Attachments Equipped, for most weapons. Exceptions include:

Melee Weapons: 2 kills without dying.

Launchers: Destroying Sentry Guns.

  • Overgrown
  • Mudslide
  • Dank Forest
  • Abominable
  • Faded Veil
  • Feral Beast
  • Tiger Stripes
  • Desert Cat
  • Red Tiger
  • Blue Tiger

Jungle category[]

Jungle is unlocked by headshot kills, for most weapons. Exceptions include:

Melee Weapons: Kills with Dead Silence perk equipped.

SMRS and Thumper: Kills with Cold-Blooded perk equipped.

FHJ-18: Destroying XS1 Goliaths.

  • Swamp
  • Modern Woodland
  • Desert Hybrid
  • Sand Dance
  • Marshland
  • Kill Brush
  • Warcom Greens
  • Warcom Blues
  • Nightfrost
  • Canopy

Reptile category[]

Reptile is unlocked by getting kills with no attachments equipped, for most weapons Exceptions include:

Melee Weapons: 3 kills without dying.

SMRS and Thumper: Double kills with the same rocket.

FHJ-18: Destroying VTOLs.

  • Python
  • Rattlesnake
  • Komodo
  • Blue Iguana
  • Chupacabra
  • Pink Python
  • Anaconda
  • Bullsnake
  • Gecko
  • Gartersnake

Completionist set[]

Completionist sets are complete by unlocking all 10 camos for every pattern for one weapon, to unlock Gold. Completing all weapons in one class unlocks Platinum, and getting Platinum for every category unlocks Damascus. Getting a certain high number of kills per match (Most weapons), kills in total (Melee weapons), or destroying a set number of UAVs (Launchers) unlocks Diamond. Gold is required to unlock Diamond.

Aether Crystal was added with Undead Siege, requiring a certain amount of kills in a number of successful Hard or Nightmare mode Undead Siege matches.

Another sub-category of camouflages, Tournament camos, was added with the Red Sprite camouflage, acquired through the Tournament mode in crates. An additional Tournament camo is released with every Tournament season refresh, which coincides with the reset of the standard Ranked season.

  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Damascus (added in Season 11)
  • Diamond (added in Season 13)
  • Aether Crystal (added in 2021 Season 6)
  • Red Sprite (added in 2022 Season 4, tournament Season 1)
  • Glacial Ripple (added in 2022 Season 5, tournament Season 2)
  • Polychromatic (added in 2022 Season 7, tournament Season 3)
  • Blistering Magma (added in 2022 Season 10, tournament Season 4)
  • Golden Emerald (added in 2023 Season 1, tournament Season 5)
  • Fluorescence (added in 2023 Season 3, tournament Season 6)
  • Pixelated Aggression (added in 2023 Season 5, tournament Season 7)
  • Making Waves (added in 2023 Season 7, tournament Season 8)
  • Assault Pattern (added in 2023 Season 9, tournament Season 9)
  • Ice Locked (added 2023 Season 11, Tournament Season 10)
  • Opalescence (added 2024 Season 2, Tournament Season 11)
  • Golden Opportunity (added 2024 Season 4, Tournament Season 12)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare[]

Main article: Weapon Camouflage/Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

Weapon camouflages in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are now categorized by patterns, which can be unlocked by leveling up a weapon. Once a pattern is unlocked, it opens a set of 10 camouflages variations for that specific pattern with a certain challenge mission to complete in order to unlock them.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War[]

Main article: Weapon Camouflage/Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Within Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the Weapon Camouflage system shares similarities to the system seen in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as the camouflage tiers are unlocked first by reaching a milestone of the Weapon Level system before undertaking challenges to unlock the camos themselves. There are two primary camouflage types, ones earnt from Multiplayer and ones earnt from Zombies.

Call of Duty: Vanguard[]

Main article: Weapon Camouflage/Call of Duty: Vanguard

Weapon Camouflages return in Call of Duty: Vanguard functioning the same as in Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War. Like in Black Ops Cold War, there a set of Multiplayer and Zombies camouflages that can be used in their respected modes.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II[]

Main article: Weapon Camouflage/Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III[]

Main article: Weapon Camouflage/Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[]

  • In early Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 development stages, the Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare woodland camouflage was used instead of the current one. This can be found within the game files as the "bushdweller" camouflage.
  • If one has two of the same weapon with different camouflages and the same underbarrel, the camouflage will switch as the underbarrel is selected.

Call of Duty: Black Ops[]

  • On the Wii version of Call of Duty: Black Ops, weapon camouflages only appear on the first-person model of the weapon, while the third-person model will have the default skin. This is due to the Wii's graphical limitations.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[]

  • There were camouflages seen on secondary weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 trailers prior to release, but were cut out for unknown reason.
  • In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, camouflage no longer covers optical attachments or heartbeat sensors.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II[]

  • There were several camos cut from the final version of Black Ops II, including an Electric camo, a Swamp camo similar to the ERDL camo and a Tiger camo with patterns of the Blue Tiger camo.
  • In local play, camos are unavailable without a patch.

Call of Duty: Ghosts[]

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare[]

  • In local play, camouflages are unavailable. Unlockable ones can be seen locked, but the challenges to unlock them are unavailable, while downloadable content camouflages are simply not available in local play.

​​Call of Duty: Black Ops III[]

  • In Local Play, It is possible to equip camouflages on weapons that should not be able to have them, for example, Red Hex on the XR-2, or Woodlums on the Prizefighters

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered[]

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