Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War evidence locations guide

Feeling stuck with this popular game? Crack the code and access the side missions with our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War evidence locations guide

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Are you on the hunt for all of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War evidence locations? Trust us, you're not alone! A lot of die-hard Call of Duty fans struggle with finding at least one of these locations, but rest assured, you've come to the right place because we're here to help you find all six pieces of evidence in this action-packed game.

Whether you have the Sony PS4 (Slim), a PS5 or an Xbox One X, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a game well worth having in your collection. In the sixth instalment of this popular franchise, you'll undertake a set of side missions called Operation Chaos and Operation Red Circus that see you playing as Mason, as he and Woods hunt down specific targets to weaken the Perseus network.

While you can start these missions at any point, you'll still need to collect all the evidence to get the necessary context to understand and complete both of the side missions. We recommend you gather all the evidence up first to ensure you get the best ending. And thankfully, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War evidence locations guide, doing just that is going to be a piece of cake. 

Below, you'll find details of every piece of evidence that you need to collect in this game, although it's worth noting that the location of certain pieces of evidence may differ from player to player. Don't worry though, we've highlighted when this is the case and if the evidence isn't in the exact area we mention then it'll likely be close by. 

If you're a fan of covert ops and and Cold War conspiracies, then you're going to love Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Here's everything you need to know to help you find all of the evidence in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War campaign.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War evidence locations 

To help you find all of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War evidence locations, we've compiled a list of each piece of evidence from Operation Chaos and Operation Red Circus in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War campaign.

Nowhere Left to Run evidence location

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In Nowhere Left to Run, when you’re interrogating Qasim at the end, you need to ask him “Who is Arash meeting with”, when given a list of dialogue options, and then capture him when you trap him on the Amsterdam rooftop. 

Brick in the Wall evidence locations

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In Brick in the Wall, you have to accept the optional mission from Greta in the bar to rescue or silence the informant. Then down where the informant is being held, grab the Operation Chaos evidence on the desk where the guard was sat.

The second piece of evidence in this mission is right at the end when you’re infiltrating Kraus’s house. Once inside, don’t tranquilize his wife, but sneak upstairs and enter the master bedroom. The evidence is in the bedside table drawer.

Redlight, Greenlight evidence locations

In Redlight, Greenlight, when you’re traveling down the fabricated Main Street in the Soviet base, head into the building on the right with the sign that says ‘60 Min Photo’ and move upstairs. Kill the general in the far corner and then take a picture of the map on the wall to get this piece of evidence. There are six pieces of evidence in this mission but you don’t need them all for the clue — just keep an eye out for the ‘In Objective Area’ markers when you’re exploring.

Echoes of a Cold War evidence location

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In Echoes of A Cold War, once you take out the snipers outside the satellite building and drop inside, this cassette is on a table in the middle of the room, near to a body with a crossbow bolt which you can examine. 

Desperate Measures evidence location

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In Desperate Measures, following the briefing with Gorbachev, head downstairs and disable the cameras. Then you’ll be tasked with finding a bunker key. Ignore this main objective for now and look around the rooms. The evidence can spawn in a variety of locations, but I found mine in the Data Entry room near the top right, on the table in the back office. You need to pick a lock quickly and then take down the guard and hide the body to secure it, as it’s in a restricted area.

With that, you now know all of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War evidence locations and will soon have every piece of important evidence, enough to access the two campaign side missions and complete their objectives without anything going wrong.

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