The Call of Duty franchise changed the multiplayer game forever with its tiers, rankings, and prestige system. CoD was hardly the first game to offer rewards for completing tasks, but when the OG Modern Warfare dropped back in 2007, it kicked the idea of earning medals and other honors in multiplayer into high gear.
Players can view their medals by clicking on their screen name in the upper left of the home screen. From there, the third choice, Achievements, lets you click on and view various medals. The section is divided into three parts: Multiplayer, Battle Royale, and Zombies. Some medals are mode-specific, so look at the correct area.
Aside from leveling up and unlocking new weapons and equipment, players earn medals for specific combat achievements. We’ve outlined some of the coolest medals players can pin to their uniform and how to get them below.
Kill the enemy with the highest score.
Kingslayer can be a tough one to do intentionally. There is no way to tell which player on the other team has the highest score. However, the super-kitted enemy with a ridiculous uniform disemboweling your friends with the Shadow Blade is a good bet.
Playing in point modes helps locate leaders better. In Free-For-All or Team Deathmatch, the king could be anywhere, but the highest-scoring player is likely at the top of the ranks because they are capping and defending points.
In Hardpoint, abandon the domination point a few seconds early and set up on the next one before anyone else. Anticipate where the best player on the other team will be before they get there, and the king will come to you.
Kill 5 enemies without dying.
Scorestreaks are a vital part of the Call of Duty multiplayer experience. Unlike some hardcore military sims (we’re looking at you, Hell Let Loose), the Kill to Death ratio is a point of pride (or shame) for CoD veterans everywhere.
Stringing together five kills without dying is not insurmountable. Post up near a choke point or in the corner of a high-traffic room and make the most of your firearm. High-capacity weapons are convenient in these situations, as the player who runs out of ammo first usually loses.
Equipping Persistence in the third Perk slot prevents deaths from resetting Scorestreaks. Though it takes more points to earn the Scorestreak, this handy Perk can put a Sentry Gun, Chopper Gunner, or VTOL at your disposal. A good deployment and the Bloodthirsty medal will be yours in no time.
Kill an enemy from behind with a melee weapon.
Some Native American tribes “counted coup” on enemies as a sign of courage and battlefield prowess. Counting coup involved getting close enough to a foe to touch them without killing them. Backstabber is sort of like that- except killing the enemy is mandatory.
You’ll first need a good melee weapon, so head to Loadout and take your pick from the Melee menu. Most work the same, so whichever aesthetic you prefer should be good. Next, head to the Perks menu and load up on anything that makes you faster or quieter.
The Skulker, Lightweight, Ghost, Alert, and Dead Silence perks make players quicker and quieter for those stealth approaches.
Battle Royale: Run more than 2000 meters (excluding Warfare Mode)
Like the race, this medal is an endurance exercise. Drop into battle and, well, run. Stay out of sight and away from populated and contested areas. Hear gunfire that way? Better head the other way because staying alive and on the move is the name of this game.
Eagle Eye Medal
Battle Royale: Kill an enemy further than 75 meters out without using a scope.
This one is an aptly-named doozy of an achievement. A critical component of getting this medal is finding the right weapon. But finding specific weapons is tough in Battle Royale- that’s the point, right?
If the Eagle Eye medal is missing from your display case, never fear. In the Loadout section of the Battle Royale screen, players can opt for a custom weapon to drop to them in Battle Royale. Load up the slot with a nice, powerful iron-sighted bolt-action. The next time an Arsenal Airdrop comes your way, that one-shot, one-kill rifle goes a long way toward making a long shot.
Sniper rifles are the best options for achieving this goal. High Range and Damage ratings mean that a flash in the bush you think might be an enemy 100 yards away will drop with a solid hit.
Kill two or more enemies with a single grenade.
Lethal throwables are a heck of a lot of fun and great for subduing multiple enemies at once. Load up with a classic fragmentation grenade and start throwing. Crowded areas like enclosed rooms with capture points are ideal. With its single point fought over by everyone, Hardpoint is a perfect game mode to kill two birds with one stone and score the Popcorn medal.
Kill 25 enemies without dying.
Bloodthirsty’s older brother, Brutal, involves racking up a whopping kill streak of 25 enemies. CoD: Mobile is chaos incarnate, so building a streak like this relies as much on luck as skill. But you can do a few things to convince fortune to your side.
Get airborne. High-casualty Scorestreaks are crucial here, and the likes of VTOL, Chopper Gunner, XS1 Goliath, and Stealth Chopper help rack up kills at little risk. Care Package gets an honorable mention here, as it could deliver one of these high-tier packages at a relatively low cost.
Damage Dealer Medal
Damage Dealer is precisely what it sounds like. Delivering a total of 500 damage points against enemies, and this medal is all yours. The exact amount of damage each weapon produces fluctuates, but shot placement is an important facet.
CoD: Mobile uses a points multiplier system to determine how impactful a shot is when it lands. Headshots are worth 20% more damage than body shots, while hits to the legs incur less damage.
The key to getting Damage Dealer is to pick a weapon with decent damage and rate of fire ratings. The Assault Rifle class is an excellent place to start, as it is the most balanced in the game.
Gun Master Medal
Kill count is over 8 (excluding Warfare Mode)
This one is for the real Battle Royale hunters and is unavailable in other game modes. Eight kills is no small feat. With a maximum of 100 players in the game, eliminating 8% of the field signifies considerable battle prowess.
There is safety in numbers. Squad up when going after Gun Master- the crew can watch your back on the hunt. Worst case scenario, your teammates draw enough attention to themselves to lure flies into your web.
Small maps make for the best hunting ground for would-be Gun Masters. The close quarters create target-rich environments ripe for the plucking.
Multiplayer: Kill three enemies without dying.
The concept of the Berserker stems from the Viking age- and these guys did not count coup. Viking warriors in bloodlust carved out swatches of enemies during battle. Hundreds of years later, we have the Berserker medal.
Three different paths to take when securing the Berserker medal are stealth, luck, and CQC. Luck is out of our control, but we can do something about stealth and CQC, and which one we choose depends on the map.
Set up two Loadouts to choose from. In small maps such as Firing Range, Nuketown, or Dome, peppy submachine guns with high mobility and large magazines provide the best chance of outmaneuvering or outdrawing an enemy group.
When it comes to large maps with good sightlines and hidey holes like Crash or Crossroads- a silenced sniper rifle with a mid-to-long-range scope should do the trick. If possible, set up a Sentry Gun or Trip Mine to watch your back, and three kills ought to stumble into your sights in no time.
However you like to play CoD: Mobile, High Ground has it covered with guides, strategies, weapon builds, and other tips and tricks for dominating the battlefield.
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