Detailed walkthrough of the ninth mission “The Ardennes” in the game Call of Duty: WW2 – the location of all souvenirs and exploits
December 25, 1944
After a cinematic scene, you will find yourself on the front lines of one of the toughest battles of the entire war. Pearson will order you to deliver ammunition to another machine gun on the line.
Before going there, find three talking soldiers – near the place where Daniels control is transferred to you. A camera lies near them, the first souvenir of the location.
When you bring the cartridges to the right place, you will see several fascists in the distance. Kill them and then take a look at the entrance to the trench. On the right is the second memento on the level – a comic strip.
Go to Pearson, after that you will need to go with an escort towards the German line. Artillery fire will stop the movement of troops. Run to the marker at the location and sit in cover until the shelling stops. Report to Pearson and then follow Howard to the old hut where the radio is.
Help Howard lift the cabinet and remove the radio from under it. While Howard is repairing the radio, you need to fend off opponents. Don’t worry about the Germans shooting from a distance – focus your fire on those who manage to get inside the hut. There will be few of them, and the repair will take a few seconds. After that, interact with the radio and call air support.
This will lead to the fact that you will be switched to control of a fighter, which must protect bombers from enemy aircraft. Only when this is done can you count on air support for Pearson and Daniels. Defend bombers from eight enemy fighters first. After you destroy the first group of the enemy, you will need to destroy 12 more Nazi fighters. To do this, you need to pursue one of the targets so that a red marker appears on it. When the marker is narrowed, RMB will appear on the target. Hold RMB so that your plane will automatically chase the enemy – you will only have to aim and shoot at the enemy.
The first time you need to kill at least one plane, and the second – two or three.
Shooting down 12 planes on your own will give you the Pilot achievement. As soon as control passes to Daniels, move away from the hut to the machine gun and try to hold back the onslaught of the Germans.
After you destroy several of them, go to the left flank behind Pearson and do the same. Here you will need to kill four (or slightly more) grenade launchers shooting at your vehicle. After you kill them, return back to the trench from which they came here, and you will see a wounded soldier. Save him for the first feat.
The Germans will regroup before striking a massive blow to your positions. Get behind the machine gun and wait for the enemy to appear. Shoot the infantry until you are given flare grenades – with their help you can call an air strike on a particular place.
Move to the smoke screen and go to the tarp behind Pearson. The crate to the left of the entrance contains the third and final memento on the level.
Hold the attack in every possible way. In the end, the Panzer will destroy the machine gun crew. You will be able to use air support – throw grenades towards the approaching tanks. It is important to wait for these tanks while in the trenches, and not to move towards them independently across the entire field !!!
Having marked a tank, be sure that it will be destroyed by your planes in a matter of seconds.
After you make your way along the front line and destroy the tanks, quickly turn around as soon as you hear cries for help. An American will fight a German in close combat – save an ally to complete the second, final feat on the level. Meet with Pearson, who will trigger shelling at his positions.
Run with Zussman into the trench marked with a marker. You will be knocked down – crawl into cover, and then shoot back from opponents using a pistol. After killing them and waiting for the shelling, you will complete the level, for which you will receive the “Worst Christmas” achievement.