Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3 Cheats Guide

Unlock all intel, play the original Zork, and more

Call of Duty: Black Ops is a first-person shooter video game and is the seventh installment of the popular Call of Duty series published by Activision and developed by Treyarch. It launched in 2010 on Windows PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the Wii. Set during the Cold War, it tells the story of CIA operative Alex Mason, who's trying to recall certain memories to foil a chemical attack on the U.S. If you're looking for some assistance, here's a list of cheat codes that can help.

Soldier aiming at enemies in Call of Duty: Black Ops

This guide applies specifically to the PlayStation 3 version of the game. A guide for Call of Duty: Black Ops on Xbox 360 is also available.

Call of Duty: Black Ops CIA Database Codes

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 over to the computer and enter any of the following codes:

Cheat Code Effect
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 1980s text-based adventure game Zork I: The Great Underground Adventure.

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 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, use the DIR and CAT commands to view their files.
  • There's also a cheat to unlock all Zombie Mode maps in Call of Duty: Black Ops.
  • You can disarm a Ccaymore by entering a prone position behind it with a knife. It will explode without killing you.
  • While playing the Annihilation DLC, hold X while approaching the small teddy bears to hear a hidden song called ABRACADVRE. You can find one bear in the first room you're in. The second is on a high ledge next to the speed cola machine, while 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.
  • You can change the background music in Call of Duty: Black Ops by pressing the button on the red telephones of the Zombies Map Five.