'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Cheats for PS3

Cheats, codes, and secrets for 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' on the PS3

Call of Duty: Black Ops in original packaging
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"Call of Duty: Black Ops" is the seventh installment of the first-person shooter video game series "Call of Duty" published by Activision.

The following cheat codes are available for the PlayStation 3 version of the game, though the game is also available for the PC, Xbox 360, and Wii video game systems.

Codes for the CIA Database Computer

While at the Main Menu, press L2 and R2 repeatedly. After pressing five times each, you'll break free of your interrogation chair and stand up. Walk behind your computer and enter any of the following codes:

  • 3ARC INTEL: Unlocks all intel.
  • 3ARC UNLOCK: *Unlocks Dead Ops Arcade and Presidential Zombie Mode (where you can play as Nixon, Kennedy, Castro, or McNamara).
  • Alicia: Loads the Alicia virtual therapist.
  • CAT: Lists all audio files and pictures.
  • cd .. [enter] cd .. [enter] cd bin [enter] ls [enter]: Access the root directory to see all the codes.
  • DIR: Lists audio files and pictures that you can open with a specific command.
  • DOA: Activates Dead Ops Arcade Mode.
  • FOOBAR: Displays a message: "FI FIE FOE FOO".
  • HELP: Shows system commands and pentagon email access.
  • LS: Lists a directory name.
  • TYPE "NAME.EXTENSION": Shows a file from the folder you're currently viewing.
  • WHO: Shows a list of login names.
  • ZORK: Unlocks the "Zork I: The Great Underground Adventure" 80s text-based game (HELLO SAILOR will unlock the game as well).

*Using the 3ARC INTEL code disables the Closer Analysis achievement. Another way to activate the effects of Zombie Mode is to beat the game on any difficulty level.

More 'COD: Black Ops' Cheats and Tricks

The WHO code from above shows login names, but you need the passwords to the accounts to actually access them. The "Call of Duty: Black Ops" CIA computer logins and passwords list is what you need to open those accounts, and from there, the DIR and CAT commands let you view their files.

There's also a cheat to unlock all Zombie Mode maps in 'Call of Duty: Black Ops.'

Below are some other cheat codes for "Call of Duty: Black Ops" that work on the PS3:

  • Disarm a Claymore: With a knife, enter the prone position to lay flat behind a claymore, and it will explode without killing you.
  • Hidden "ABRACADVRE" Song: Hold down X when you approach the small teddy bears in the Annihilation DLC. You can find one in the first room you're in; the second is on a high ledge next to the speed cola machine; the last is near the lunar lander but closest to the stamin-up. For the last one, enter the gate on the left side of the map and hide behind it to find the teddy bear. The song plays after holding X near all three bears.
  • Change Music: You can change the background music in "Call of Duty: Black Ops" by hitting the button on the red telephones of the Zombies Map Five.