Desert Eagle (Reach level 55) M1014 (50 kills and 100 headshots for all shotguns) Dragunov (100 kills and 150 headshots with all Sniper rifles) Mini-Uzi (150 kills and 150 headshots with all SMGs) AK-47 (150 kills and 150 headshots with all assault rifles excluding the MP44, which only requires the headshots) M60E4 (150 kills and 150 headshots with all LMGs)
There are six weapons that can equip the Golden Camouflage. It is acquired by completing all the challenges for their respective weapon class, except for the Gold Desert Eagle, which is achieved when rank 55 is reached. This has no beneficial features over other camouflages, beyond their exclusivity. The player can check their progress for each weapon by going to barracks, selecting Challenges and view the type of gun they are trying to get Gold Camouflage for.
Gold Camouflage was rumored to appear in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 but didn't, although a golden Desert Eagle can be found in the game files. It can only be achieved by modding. This Desert Eagle, however, is modeled after the one in Call of Duty 4, as can be most easily noticed by the lack of the under-barrel laser, or that it cannot have any attachments, unlike the normal Desert Eagle in the game.
Gold Camouflage is available in Call of Duty: Black Ops, and is available after the player has Prestiged 14 times. With Gold Camouflage, most metallic components of the gun are covered in gold plating, while wooden and plastic furniture is replaced with black, synthetic materials. This has the possible effect of obscuring emblems on certain guns. Golden camouflage is available for every primary weapon, and can also affect certain attachments as well. In addition to these, shotgun shells will also appear golden.
To use Gold Camouflage for any weapon, the player must be at least 14th Prestige and be willing to pay 50,000 per Gold Camouflage. However, while it is not obtainable in Combat Training, it is automatically unlocked in Split Screen. The player can set the class loadouts in custom Private Matches to have golden camouflage on their primary weapons. There is also an easter egg to obtain a Crossbow with camouflage, with gold being one of them, but the primary weapon must be the same camouflage first to perform this easter egg.
In Call of Duty: Black Ops, the golden guns are much less colorful when previewed in Create-A-Class 2.0. This is likely caused by the lack of light being reflected by the weapon, which gives it its golden color.
In Call of Duty: Black Ops, the upgraded version of the Wunderwaffe DG-2, the Wunderwaffe DG-3 JZ, has Gold Camouflage, while in World at War it does not.
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the gold camouflages covers most, if not, all of the weapon, whereas other camouflages will leave parts of the weapon plain, such as the magazine, stock, and the scopes on Sniper Rifles.
In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, shotgun shells fired from a shotgun with Gold Camouflage will be gold.
The gold weapons on the Wii are less reflective, creating a more dull yellow color. This is due to graphical limitations.