Call of Duty: Black Ops Guide

Multiplayer Point System

In online multiplayer you earn experience points, also called XP, for doing what you’re supposed to do. Kill people in online matches or secure objectives and you will earn points. The points you earn vary depending the game mode you’re playing. In Free For All you earn 50 XP per kill, but in search and destroy you earn 500 XP per kill. The XP automatically gathers up and allows you to progress in rank. It is impossible to de-rank. You can earn extra points by killing people under certain circumstances. I will list all the ways you get bonus points in the next section.


In Black Ops you can earn extra points by killing people in certain ways or by capturing objectives. These are all Medals. Some will give you extra XP such as backstabber. You earn 50 extra XP to add onto your regular kill XP. Some medals give you XP for accomplishing a goal in an objective match like capturing a flag. Some Medals won’t award you with any XP, they are just special kills or objectives. I will list the names of these medals, also called bonus points, and how to obtain them.


First Blood (+100XP)
Be the first person to get a kill in a match.

Double Kill (+50XP)
Kill two enemies within a second.

Triple Kill (+75XP)
Kill three enemies within a second.

Mult-Kill (+100XP)
Kill four or more enemies within a second.

Buzzkill (+100XP)
Kill an enemy when they’re one kill from getting a killstreak.

Payback (+50XP)
Kill the person who just killed you.

Avenger (+50XP)
Kill an enemy who just killed your team mate.

Rescuer (+50XP)
Kill an enemy who is injuring your team mate.

Assisted Suicide (+100XP)
Injure an enemy and let him kill himself. The enemy usually takes fall damage which injures him enough to die.

Assist (10-80XP)
Injure an enemy and have your team mate kill them. The amount depends on how much you injure the enemy. The assists go by multiples of 10. You can get up to 80 XP on playlists that give 100 XP per kill. On playlists that give 50 XP per kill, you can get up to 40. On Demolition you are always awarded 25XP.

Afterlife (+100XP)
You killed someone while you were dead. This can happen with an assisted suicide or a claymore.

Execution (+100XP)
Headshot an enemy who is in second chance.

Headshot (+50XP)
Kill someone with a headshot.

One Shot One Kill (+50XP)
Kill an enemy with one shot from your sniper rifle.

Longshot (+50XP)
Kill an enemy from a long distance.

Scalper (+50XP)
Kill an enemy with a tomahawk.

Bank Shot (+100XP)
Kill an enemy with a banked tomahawk. This means you have to bounce it off something.
Stuck (+100XP)
Stick a semtex grenade to an enemy.

Skewer (+50XP)
Kill an enemy with the Ballistic Knife. You must shoot it, not melee with it.

Backstabber (+50XP)
Kill an enemy with a melee/knife to the back.

Comeback (+100XP)
Get a kill after dying 5 or more times.

Medic (50XP)
Revive a team mate in second chance. They must have the pro version for you to revive them. You do not need Second Chance on your class to revive them.


Road Rage (100XP)
Destroy an RC-XD.

Turret Kill (100XP)
Destroy a SAM Turret or Sentry Gun.

Destroy an aerial vehicle. The following values are for regular game modes, not search and destroy.
Spy Plane: +50 (100 Total)
Counter Spy Plane: +50 (150 Total)
Care Package: +200 (400 Total)
Cobra/Attack Helicopter: +200 (400 Total)
Huey/Chopper Gunner: +300 (500 Total)
Hind/Gunship: +300 (500 Total)

Scrapped Assist (50XP)
Help destroy an aerial vehicle.

Off the Air (100XP)
Took out a Valkyrie. This means you shoot down a valkyrie rocket.

Hijacker (50XP)
Steal an enemy’s care package, sentry gun, SAM turret, or valkyrie rockets.

Share Package (50-?XP)
You earn this bonus when a team mate takes your care package, sentry gun, SAM turret, or valkyrie rockets. Depending on the package, you can earn different XP values:

Ammo: 50XP
Spy Plane: 50XP
Counter Spy Plane: 50XP
RC-XD: 100XP
Grim Reaper: 100XP
Death Machine: 150XP
Sentry Gun: 200XP
SAM Turret: 200XP
Mortar Team: 200XP
Valkyrie Rockets: 200XP
Attack Helicopter: 200XP
Blackbird: 200XP
Rolling Thunder: 300XP
Napalm Strike: 300XP
Chopper Gunner: 200XP
Attack Dogs: ?XP
Gunship: ?XP


Position Secure (150XP / 200XP)
Secure a flag on Domination / Secure a base in headquarters.

Above and Beyond
Secure a position while in Second Chance. Can be done on Domination or Headquarters.

Saboteur (500XP)
Plant a bomb on Search and Destroy, Sabotage, or Demolition

Hero (500XP)
Defuse a bomb on Search and Destroy, Sabotage, or Demolition

Anti-Bomber (+100)
Kill an enemy defusing your bomb in Demolition or Search and Destroy.

Bomber (+100XP)
Destroy a bomb site in Demolition or Sabotage.

Offense (+100XP)
Kill an enemy who is near your bomb site in demolition or S&D while your team is on offense. Kill an enemy while you’re holding the flag in CTF

Defense (+100XP)
Kill an enemy who is trying to take over your base/flag (Domination, Capture the Flag, Headquarters). Kill an enemy who is near your bomb site in demolition , sabotage, or S&D while your team is on defense.

Flag Runner (100XP)
Capture a flag in Capture the Flag.

Flag Return (100XP)
Return a captured flag in Capture the Flag.

Flag Capture (250XP)
Capture a flag in the game mode Capture the Flag.