Black Ops 2 Intel Locations: Collecting Intel in Missions

Throughout the entire campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 are hidden items called intel for players to collect. Each mission in the campaign has approximately 3 different pieces to pick up. Once you have found and picked up each of the 33 intel items you’ll complete a challenge and also unlock an achievement on Xbox 360 or a trophy on the Playstation 3. Below we have provided all of the BO2 intel locations categorized by mission.

Black Ops 2 Intel Locations

Mission: Pyrrhic Victory (1st mission)

Intel Locations

  1. The 1st piece of intel in this mission comes as part of a series of events. Once you get off the truck toward the beginning of the mission you’ll need to head over to the truck where you can open the back to grab mortars. Once you do this a mortar will hit the ground next to you. Look in the crater that mortar leaves and you’ll find your first intel piece.
  2. Once you get to the boat with Hudson with you look for a ladder. Climb up it to get to the second level of the boat. Go down the left side and just a bit up the way you’ll see a small corner on your right. You’ll find the intel in that corner.
  3. Once you get to the part of the mission where you’re taking Woods through the woods you’ll stop 2 times to take out enemies. During the 2nd time you stop look out to the right and you’ll see a wooden sniper stand. Climb the ladder to the top and you’ll find the last intel piece there.

Mission: Celerium (2nd mission)

Intel Locations

  1. To find the 1st intel piece in Celerium you’ll need to get to the helicopter and destroy it. Once you do go down the left side of the landing pad and on your left will be an entrance to a room. Head into the room and you’ll find the intel sitting on a desk next to a computer.
  2. The 2nd piece is in the underground lab you’ll bust into later in the mission. In one of the bigger rooms that has a staircase at the end of it you’ll need to take a left at the beginning of the room. Then you’ll head into a small office. Inside the office look to the left window and you’ll see a desk, the intel is sitting on it.
  3. You’ll find the 3rd piece of intel near where you actually get to see the Celerium. Once you clear out the exit of enemies head over to the far wall. The intel is on a long, white table against the wall.

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Mission: Old Wounds (3rd mission)

Intel Locations

  1. Toward the start of the Old Wounds mission you’ll go inside a cave and a cinematic will begin. Once it’s over and you can control your character again immediately turn to the right and look at the wall. You will see two dresser-like wooden structures against it. Head over to the shorter one and on top of it is the 1st intel piece.
  2. Directly after that 1st part you’ll need to ride a horse to the next part of the mission. Ride the horse straight out into the desert until you see a random red flag. Stop there and get off the horse. Near the base of the flag you’ll find the next intel piece lying on the ground.
  3. Once you’re at the part of the mission where you’re attacking the weapon caches, get to the 2nd one which is on the side of a cliff. Once you’re at the cache and have completed it, head off to the right path. You’ll eventually come up to a wooden bridge on your left. Take out the enemies on and around it and cross the bridge. Once you are across, turn right. A little ways up on the left you’ll see something that looks like a cave entrance. The intel is lying against the far wall of the entrance.

Mission: Time and Fate (4th mission)

Intel Locations

  1.  The first intel piece in this mission comes when you’re going on a killing spree playing as Raul Menendez. At one point you’ll be running through a big barn killing enemies. Near the end of the barn on your right will be a wagon. Jump on top of it and walk to the back of the wagon. Look down and you should find the intel sitting on the wagon.
  2. During the part of the mission where you’re playing with Woods and Mason you’ll eventually come up to a courtyard where you’ll hear dialogue about snipers. In one of the small doorways you’ll see a ladder, climb it. This takes you into a small tower. Once you climb to the highest floor of the tower you’ll find the intel sitting on top of a crate.
  3. Once you’re in the cocaine bunker (from where you go in via a trap door) you’ll come to a big room where you’ll have to kill a bunch of chemists and guards. After you kill them, head toward the objective distance indicator (the yellow number followed by m) and just before you reach it you’ll see a couple rooms on the left side. In one of them you’ll see a bench on the right wall. The intel is sitting on the bench.

Mission: Fallen Angel (5th mission)

Intel Locations

  1.  The first intel is found toward the beginning of the mission. Once the Maximus (the walking tank-like thing with a turret on it) starts moving and firing on enemies immediately turn to the right in the room it started in. You’ll see some book shelves against the wall. The intel is on the bottom shelf of the right one.
  2. In one part of the Fallen Angel mission you’ll have to dodge a bus being pushed down a street by water. You do so by going into a tiny opening. Once you’re up and walking again you can find the intel to your right, lying on the ground near a door.
  3. After you’ve passed the drones with spotlights you’ll be walking through narrow spots with water on the ground. Stick to the left side and keep an eye on the ground. The intel is lying on the ground among some debris.

Mission: Karma (6th mission)

Intel Locations

  1. The first piece of intel is pretty easy to find. In the room where the computer servers are simply head to the desk on the right wall. The intel is on the desk.
  2. Once you reach the mall in this mission you’ll need to do a bit of exploring. Make your way to the bottom floor of the mall by walking down the stairs. Turn right and keep going until you come across a store nammed d’HO. Inside, go behind the registers and to the red wall. The intel is sitting on the counter against the wall.
  3. When you get to the part of th Karma mission where you’re chasing down DeFalco to catch him go down the right side. A little ways up you’ll see a desk with a computer monitor and a couple brochure holders on it. On the other side of the desk you’ll find the intel propped up to the left of the monitor.

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Mission: Suffer with Me (7th mission)

Intel Locations

  1.  While following Mason after you’ve broken into a large building by going through the skylight you’ll eventually come to a long office. In one of the last areas you’ll go down a stairway. Before walking down the stairs go to the left in the room and walk toward the wall. The intel is sitting on the lowest shelf of one of the racks on the wall.
  2. At one part of the Suffer with Me mission you’ll have to protect a person named Noriega. Eventually you’ll get instructions to go to a church. While on the way there you’ll come to a courtyard area. If you look to the left you should notice a wall that has been busted out. Walk into the room and go straight to the counter on the back wall. You’ll find the intel on the counter.
  3. Once you’re out of the cinematic and your guys say something about being just a couple blocks away from the chamber, go into the first room on the right of the hallway. Go to the back wall and the intel is sitting on the counter of a kitchen sink.

Mission: Achilles Veil (8th mission)

Intel Locations

  1.  Once the mission begins and you’re able to shoot your weapon go to the right side of the courtyard and go up the walkway. A little ways up you’ll see a staircase to your left. Go up it and walk into the room. The intel is lying on the ground just to the right of your feet in this room.
  2. Once you’re playing as Mason in this mission and get past the quad choppers you’ll come into a big area. If you look around you should see a guy firing from a window. Kill him and go inside the room where he was. You’ll find the intel in the back left corner of the room behind some stacked up junk.
  3. Once you’re out of the town and going down a dirt path keep to the right. When you get the chance head further right by going down the small hill to your right. Run up to the building ahead. Walk up the stairs and instead of going into the building walk around the corner to the left. Here you’ll find a ladder. Climb it. At the top on a crate next to a big drum you’ll find the intel.

Mission: Odysseus (9th mission)

Intel Locations

  1.  Once you’ve finished interrogating Raul Menendez you’ll make your way to a big computer room. Kill all of the bad guys (use the turret in the middle of the room if you have t0) and then go in the door on the right side of the room. Walk to the back and on a computer station in front you you’ll find the intel.
  2. After the cinematic showing Raul and Admiral Briggs you’ll be told to get to the hanger. After going downstairs the first time on the way to the objective, just before the 2nd time you need to go down, look for the stairs on the right. Go up those stairs and you’ll find the intel sitting on a small table at the top.
  3. After you rendezvous with Salazar once you reach the hangar take the lift up to the top deck of the ship. Once there, make your way along the right side of the USS Barack Obama. You’ll eventually see two planes that have their backs open. Go to the second one, kill the enemies in it and go inside of it. Toward the middle at the edge of the left door you’ll see the intel on the floor of the plane. Grab it.

Mission: Cordis Die (10th mission)

Intel Locations

  1. Once you rappel down to the road while protecting the President stick to the left side of the road. A little ways up you’ll see what looks like a blown up mini-van with flames coming out of the hood. The intel is lying on the ground on the other side of this van.
  2. After you’ve killed the 1st CLAW that comes your way go into the building on the left. Inside on the left side of the building you’ll find the intel on a counter with 3 hanging lights above it and a skyline picture behind it.
  3. Once you’re in the Downtown area head into the building that says “Shops at the Plaza” above it. Head up the escalator and a little ways up on the right side you’ll see a dead person lying on the floor. To the right of him on a shelf below some hanging t-shirts you’ll find the intel piece.

Mission: Judgement Day (11th mission)

Intel Locations

  1. Once you get to the part where 2 jeeps with turrets on them are attacking you, kill them off and any enemies. Head to the right and go into the building on that side that has the number 27 written on the front of it. Kill any enemies inside and go upstairs. Once there you’ll find the intel on the last desk on the right next to some computer equipment.
  2. After you get into a huge battle and clear out a ton of enemies while heading to the broadcast area you’ll come to a huge room full of computers and screens. Once you’ve taken care of all the enemies in the area go up 3 of the small flights of stairs on the right side. Go left and across to the last computer desk on that row. You’ll find the intel there.
  3. Just after the last intel piece you’ll eventually make your way to a circular room. Go to the staircase in that room that leads down. Go down the metal stairs and along the left side. Against the wall you’ll see a crate of some sort with the intel sitting on it.

And that’s it! Once you’ve picked up the final piece you’ll get either the High IQ achievement or trophy (depending if you play Xbox 360 or Playstation 3). Congrats!

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