Black Ops 2: How to Get Diamond Camo

It was once the ultimate goal of Call of Duty players to unlock the shining glory that was gold camo. But now, with the release of Black Ops 2, comes a whole new camouflage – diamond! That’s right, you can now get some real bling to jazz up your weapons with. But, unfortunately, getting diamond camo in BO2 is not a simple task. It takes time, dedication a bit of skill but in the end it’s worth it. Below we give some tips for grabbing the elusive diamond camo.

How to Get Diamond Camo in Black Ops 2

Black Ops 2 How to Get Diamond Camo

In order to get this rarely seen and highly sought after camo you have to do quite a bit. The first thing you need to do is decide what weapon you would want it on most. The reason for this is you only unlock it once you complete all of the weapon challenges for a particular weapon set. So if you wanted it on the MP7, for example, you’d have to complete all of the challenges for each of the SMGs in the game. If you wanted the camo on the AN-94, however, you would have to finish every challenge under the assault rifles category.

So, what does that mean exactly? What do you have to do to unlock diamond? Well, there are a ton of challenges for the weapons. It’s going to be a long, tedious process to finish them all. But here are some of the things you’ll have to do (and remember you have to do these for EACH weapon in the weapon category you want the diamond camo in):

  • Get 50 kills with no attachments
  • Get 50 kills with no perks
  • Get 5 multikills
  • Get 10 scorestreaks
  • Get 10 longshots
  • Get 100 headshots

NOTE: You do NOT lose weapon camos when you prestige your player. All unlocked camos remain available at every level no matter if you prestige or not.

Now, this might not look like a lot and you’re probably thinking, well I can get most of those all at the same time… NOPE! Unfortunately, these challenges unlock in sequence. This means you have to do them in order. So there is no way to earn them all at the same time. And you have to complete each of these challenge sets for each of the weapons in the weapon category you want diamond camo in. Sucks, right? Well, the camo IS supposed to be a reward for really dedicated players. So don’t feel bad.

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Tips for Getting Diamond Camo

If you really want the camo on one of your weapons you’re going to need to come up with a plan of action. For example, if you wanted diamond on the MP7 you need to make a progressive action plan. So work through each gun individually. Get every challenge for the MP7 first, then the PDW-57, then the Vector K10, the MSMC, Chicom CQB and, finally, the Skorpion EVO.

Considering how many kills you’ll get going through these it’s safe to say you’re going to end up going through several prestige levels before earning diamond. This means you won’t have access to some of the guns you’re trying to unlock challenges for. To make simple work of it, simply use the permanent unlock on each of the weapons in the category you want the camo in as you reach each prestige.

Easiest Weapon Set to Earn Diamond

If you just want the diamond camo just to say you have it, you CAN get it fairly quickly. How? By getting it for your special weapon set. This includes the Crossbow, Ballistic Knife and Combat Knife. It’s the easiest because there are only 3 weapons to get all of the challenges for. But, you will have to be a skilled player to accomplish this. Special weapons aren’t the easiest to get kills with. And when you have players coming at you with fully automatic rifles while you’re trying to stab them, it may become a headache. Try to be sneaky, camp if you have to (yes, we hate camping as much as anyone, but it works for this), do whatever is necessary to earn those special kills.

Also, by working toward the diamond camouflage for your weapons you’ll be earning tons of experience points. You earn a significant amount of points for each challenge you complete so you’ll be leveling up pretty quickly by doing this. If not, you can always check out our page about how to level up fast in Black Ops 2 for even more tips and tricks for earning XP.

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Bradley has been gaming his entire life on both console and PC titles. He created the Gamocial Gaming Network back in 2010 and continues to be a regular contributor of news, tips, cheats, and guides for the most popular games.
  • l-_Satyr_-l

    There are many things you have to do more than what you’ve listed, the most common being getting double kills and bloodthirsty medals. Just a tip for the bloodthirsty medals with a crossbow, play the party game “sticks and stones”. Oh and so you know the special weapon set also includes getting the Assault Shield gold as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

      You are correct, sir. And, yes, playing the party gametypes can contribute to your weapon milestones as well. For things like Ballistic Knife and Crossbow it can be especially useful as its much easier to get kills in a party game with those weapons than in a standard matchmaking game.

  • l-_Satyr_-l

    Oh and if you want to quickly get headshots play free-for-all. You’ll see more enemies at a higher frequency than other game modes and most of the firefights are one on one encounters, making it easier to set up for headshots.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBRKRCN63OHYBZF6BYWY6LUXWE Mellow Madness

      domination is a lot easier.

  • Quinndale Holliman

    would it be easier to prestige once the do all the camo? thats what im doing

    • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

      Not sure what you’re meaning? But either way you don’t lose any of the camos for your guns if you prestige. You just have to unlock them again. If you’re speaking of prestiging your guns, you don’t lose the camos that way either.

      • derp

        He means that once you get Master Prestige, everything for all guns is unlocked, including Diamond Camo iirc

      • derp

        He means that once you get Master Prestige, everything for all guns is unlocked, including Diamond Camo iirc

      • derp

        He means that once you get Master Prestige, everything for all guns is unlocked, including Diamond Camo iirc

        • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

          Not sure how you got Master Prestige out of “easier to prestige once” but sure.

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

          • als

            he mean wouldn’t it be easier to NOT prestige and get it while you have all the guns unlocked

  • Swag__machine

    So you have to basically get gold camo for all guns in a categorie in order to get your diamond camo?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VBRKRCN63OHYBZF6BYWY6LUXWE Mellow Madness

      yes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

      Yup. Which takes quite a bit of time especially for weapon categories that have a bunch of guns in them.

  • jeff

    what if you have allready done those challenges?
    can you do them again in seq to unlock diamond camo?

    • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

      Not sure what you’re asking exactly. If you’ve already gotten the challenges you shouldn’t have to do anything more except get them for the rest of the weapons in the gun category you want diamond in. If not, you can prestige the gun which allows you to re-do the challenges again for XP and such.

  • NewJeseyGiant

    I’m working on my diamond camo shotguns. I have gold on the first 2 and now I am currently at bloodshot camo for the KSG and that gun is HOOOOORIBLE! After this gun, I will only have 1 more shotgun to go :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

      Yes, the KSG is awful. Seems to not even connect with people 2 feet away half the time. Good luck on your progress toward diamond on the shotguns.

  • Bob Mcgee

    an explanation that was WAY too long and in the end not precise at all. congratulations, you suck.

    • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

      Bob, would you like a hug? It seems like you’re having a rough day.

  • andrew

    so when you unlock all gold camos in a category, does that entitle you to diamond on each gun in that catagory, or only one?

    • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

      Hi Andrew, once you have unlocked the gold camo for every gun in a single category you gain access to the diamond camo for each of the guns within that category. So if you level all SMGs and earn gold for them all, you’ll earn diamond for all of the SMGs.

  • andrew

    thank you!

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

  • Run And Gun

    so even if you prestige the weapon you don’t lose the camo’s? just wondering as you said it resets the challenges?

    • als

      nope you keep all camo after prestige and challenges don’t get reset

      • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

        You don’t lose the camos but the weapon challenges DO reset once you prestige a weapon. Until you’ve prestiged the gun the maximum number of 2 times. Then you will no longer be able to prestige the weapon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

        You don’t lose the camos but the weapon challenges DO reset once you prestige a weapon. Until you’ve prestiged the gun the maximum number of 2 times. Then you will no longer be able to prestige the weapon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

        You don’t lose the camos but the weapon challenges DO reset once you prestige a weapon. Until you’ve prestiged the gun the maximum number of 2 times. Then you will no longer be able to prestige the weapon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

        You don’t lose the camos but the weapon challenges DO reset once you prestige a weapon. Until you’ve prestiged the gun the maximum number of 2 times. Then you will no longer be able to prestige the weapon.

  • Frazer

    WRONG. This is a whole bunch of blah blah blah… here’s all you had to say man. SIMPLY GET GOLD CAMO FOR EVERY GUN IN CLASS. done.

    • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

      Yes, you do have to get the gold camo for every weapon within the category. But there’s a lot to it. This is supposed to be a detailed guide for it.

  • XGN SilentAngel

    man I had no idea it was THAT hard to get diamond… Some dude on ps3 today had a diamond SMAW and a diamond Ballista… And knife… I gave up after losing 18 games of search to him….

    • http://www.facebook.com/synyster.marketing Bradley Jones

      Yeah it takes quite a bit unfortunately. But if you play with a lot of different weapons anyway, it almost comes naturally as you progress each weapon. Might take a bit more effort but you get the point.

  • Frazer

    I duno man… a lot of the detail you say is incorrect tho. Like 1 for example you say you ONLY NEED 50 KILLS NO PERKS NO ATTACHMENTS. but that was the last thing I had to do and I had to all 150 kills then like I said I hot gold for all then I got diamond.. anyone I talk to onlibe their all prestige masters and seasoned vets.. they all say the detail u put is wrong. All u need is GOLD 4 ALL

  • Erin

    i dont get it i know about the diamond but what do you mean by Crossbow, Ballistic Knife and Combat Knife