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Judgment Day
Judgment Day Menu BOII
Previous level Cordis Die
Next level N/A
Game Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Character David Mason
Team Navy SEALS, U.S. Army Rangers, and SDC (if Strike Force complete)
Place West Coast of Haiti (Les Irois)
Date June 19th, 2025
Objective Shut down the transmission
Gain entry to the military facility
Advance to the control room
Shut down the drone control
Find Menendez
Enemies Cordis Die, Mercs
Console codename Haiti
"JSOC launch a massive assault against the Haitian facility broadcasting the signal controlling the US drone fleet."
— Mission description

"Judgment Day" is the 11th and final campaign mission for Call of Duty: Black Ops II. This mission has players as David Mason is leading international special forces from countries across the world in a massive assault on a Mercs' Haitian facility where they believe the U.S. military drone fleet is being controlled from.

CharactersEdit

PlotEdit

The mission starts with David Mason, along with four other J-SOC operatives and Harper, providing if he survived Achilles' Veil, inside a VTOL, preparing to assault the Haitian facility via Wingpacks. Suddenly, the aircraft is hit by a surface-to-air missile, so the team must jump out early. After avoiding several missiles, Mason and the international special forces reach the ground and engage a large force of Mercs guarding the entrance to the facility. After the Mercs are cleared, Mason moves into the facility and engages yet more Mercs. He fights his way to the control room. Mason tries to regain control over the US drones, but he is unable to. Menendez transmits a live webcast, depicting the entire drone fleet flying over New York, prepared to attack. Suddenly, they all self-destruct. Menendez explains that without the drones, the armed forces of the U.S. is crippled and he orders Cordis Die to initiate an attack. A nearby J-SOC operative finds a corpse in an elevator who has been stripped of his uniform, but the body is rigged with explosives and blows up, killing two nearby soldiers. Mason then learns that Menendez is trying to escape disguised as a U.S. soldier. He discovers that Menedez is at a military checkpoint. Upon reaching the checkpoint, Menendez detonates an explosive, injuring Harper (provided he is alive). Mason takes a KAP-40 from a Merc corpse and shoots two other Mercs guarding Menendez (if DeFalco is still alive, he will replace one of the Mercs). Menendez attempts to aim his Tac-45 at Mason and kill him, but David draws a Combat Knife and stabs Menendez in the left leg, knocking him to the floor, and them stabs him in the right shoulder. He takes Menendez' Tac-45 and points it at his head. Menendez taunts David, trying to encourage him to shoot him and make him become a martyr.

Final DecisionEdit

At this point, the player will be able to choose whether to kill Menendez or capture him. If the player chooses to kill Menendez, Mason will shoot Menendez in the head and then will either attend to an injured Harper, if he is still alive or simply exit the facility. If the player chooses to capture Menendez, Mason will pull Menendez to his feet and push him to a outside aircraft and, if still alive, Harper will be medically evacuated. Menendez will then be taken to prison.

EndingEdit

Choices in Black Ops II

A flowchart about player choices.

The ending of the campaign depends on the player's choices and actions throughout the story. The ending depends on the fates of Raul Menendez, Chloe Lynch and Alex Mason. Menendez's and Mason's fate will depend on the player, in Judgement Day and Suffer With Me respectively. Lynch's fate depends on whether Farid was alive or not, during the first half of Odysseus as well as whether or not Briggs was killed in the same mission, whose fate depends on the player. Farid's fate will depend on the player, on whether or not they chose to kill Harper or sacrifice Farid in Achille's Veil.

Mason survives, Chloe survives, Menendez survives


Section captures Menendez, who is taken to prison. It is then revealed that Alex Mason survived getting shot by Woods, and reunites with him. Section then joins his father and "uncle." A Celerium worm infests local power plants close to the prison where Menendez is being held, but Chloe detects the worm and cracks it, saving the power and keeping Menendez concealed. She then appears on Jimmy Kimmel's TV show. There she insults Menendez, who is seen raging in his cell and bashing his head against the T.V. multiple times before just laughing it off.

  • This is considered the best ending possible.

Mason survives, Chloe dies/remains captive, Menendez survives


Section captures Menendez, who is taken to prison. It is then revealed that Alex Mason survived getting shot by Woods, and reunites with him. A Celerium worm infests local power plants close to the prison where Menendez is being held, which gives him the upper hand to escape. He then goes to the Vault and finally kills Woods. Menendez then travels to Nicaragua to his sister's grave, digs up her corpse, and then torches himself.

  • In any case Alex Mason lives, this is the only ending where Section does not reunite (or at least isn't shown) with Mason.

Mason survives, Menendez dies


Section shoots Menendez in the head. It is then revealed that Alex Mason survived getting shot by Woods, and reunites with him. Section then joins his father and "uncle." However Menendez's "assassination" is triggered with a video of Menendez commanding Cordis Die that it is time to revolt. This then leads to protests all across the U.S. and the burning of the White House.

  • This ending happens regardless of Chloe's fate, due to the Menendez's death.

Mason dies, Chloe survives, Menendez survives


Section captures Menendez, who is taken to prison. Section and Woods are seen next to Mason's grave for a moment to remember him. A Celerium worm infests local power plants close to the prison where Menendez is being held, but Chloe detects the worm and cracks it, saving the power and keeping Menendez concealed. Chloe then appears on Jimmy Kimmel's TV show, and Menendez is seen raging in his cell.

  • This might be considered a bittersweet ending by the player.

Mason dies, Chloe dies/remains captive, Menendez survives


Section captures Menendez, who is taken to prison. A Celerium worm infests local power plants close to the prison where Menendez is being held, which gives him the upper hand to escape. He then goes to the Vault and finally kills Woods. Menendez then travels to Nicaragua to his sister's grave, digs up her corpse, and then torches himself.

  • In any case Alex Mason dies, this is the only ending where Section and Woods aren't seen visiting Mason's grave.
  • This is considered the worst ending possible.

Mason dies, Menendez dies


Section shoots Menendez in the head. Section and Woods are seen next to Mason's grave for a moment to remember him. However Menendez's "assassination" is triggered with a video of Menendez commanding Cordis Die that it is time to revolt. This then leads to protests all across the U.S. and the burning of the White House.

  • This is the shortest ending, lasting about a minute and a half in cutscenes.
  • Like in Ending 3, this ending happens regardless of Chloe's fate.

Video WalkthroughEdit

Call of Duty Black Ops II - Judgment Day23:16

Call of Duty Black Ops II - Judgment Day

ChallengesEdit

Completing 2 challenges unlocks the campaign perk Fast Mag.
Completing 5 challenges unlocks Minigun and Death Machine for single player loadout.

  • Avoid ALL anti-air missiles.
  • Destroy ALL laser turrets.
  • Destroy enemy quad drones (x3) while disabled.
  • Perform sniper kills (x10) from more than 40m distance.
  • Melee camouflaged enemy personnel (x3).
  • Direct quad drones to eliminate enemy CLAW.
  • Eliminate enemy personnel (x5) with one strike of the kinetic projectile weapon.
  • Protect ASD resource to the objective location.
  • Collect intel (x3).
  • 100% survivability rating.

Weapon LoadoutEdit

Recommended LoadoutEdit

Found in LevelEdit

Access Kit UsageEdit

  • Quad Drones are available inside a locked crate, at the far side of the carpark in the beginning of the mission.
  • A Kinetic Strike Weapon can be found inside a crashed VTOL, just behind the building at the top of the ramp from the carpark. It allows one to call in a devastating HAMP strike on outdoor targets.
  • A computer found overlooking the stairs inside the facility, that re-programs an enemy ASD to become friendly, and fight for the player.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • At the beginning of the level, "Chasing a Ghost", a track from Black Ops II OST, can be heard.
  • The title card of the mission displays Section's name as D. Mason.
  • The two friendly CLAWs in the beginning of the level are named "Primus" and "Magnus". This might be a reference to the Transformers characters Primus and Ultra Magnus, two high-rank robots in the franchise.
    • The opening of the level is similar to the wing suit sequence in Transformers: Dark of the Moon where several soldiers jumped from a burning VTOL to make their escape. 
  • If Harper is present, after touching down, he will yell "C'mon, bitch! You want to live forever?" This is a reference to the famous battlecry commonly attributed to two time Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Major Dan Daly at the Battle of Belleu Wood, or possibly to the quotation of said line in the movie Starship Troopers.
  • The KAP-40 used by Section to eliminate Menendez's guards at the end is semi-automatic instead of fully-automatic.
  • If the player chooses to capture Menendez, he will say "I will see you one year from now. Study Ulysses... And be ready." Earlier in the level Odysseus, a piece of paper can be found in Section's state room, with the poem Ulysses written on it. Oddly, no matter what other choices made, Section will not see Menendez again after this point.
  • If the player doesn't decide whether or not Menendez is going to be killed, Section will, after a while, decide to spare Menendez.
  • This level bears similarities to Redemption from the first Black Ops, as the player must shut down a transmission controlling something that will strike the U.S. (Nova 6 Gas in the first game, the drones in the second), they fight the main antagonist of the game, they are shot down (Alex Mason and Jason Hudson are shot down and David Mason and U.S. Rangers/Mike Harper are shot down) and finally, they must escape the facility as it is being destroyed.  Also, in the end of the mission, fighter jets fly above the player, signaling the story's end. Furthermore when the player spots the main antagonist, in both games they are hanging of an object and both of the antagonists try to shoot the main protagonist.
  • If the player looks at the corpses of the US soldiers killed by the bomb trap in the control room, they may sometimes appear to be floating a little bit above the floor.
  • The ending music varies depending on the player choices made in the game.
    • If David goes to Alex Mason's grave, the music will play as Nino Precioso Orchestral Remix (feat Rudy Cardenas) and then after that is Rare Earth Elements (Soundtrack). I'mma Try It Out Skrillrex will be after Rare Earth Elements.
    • If David reunites with his father, the music will play as Theme From Call of Duty: Black Ops II. After that will be I'mma Try It Out Skrillrex.
  • Some US soldiers can drop Tac-45s when killed.
  • If the player accesses Quad drones via Access Kit, the drones will fight with the player until the Army Rangers and the Navy SEALS get to the main building, but they will not fly in. Similarly, and for more obvious reasons, the HAMP strike is disabled on entering the building.
  • In the end, Menendez and DeFalco (if still alive) is wearing a US Army Ranger/Navy SEAL outfit, but neither Merc (or one if DeFalco is still alive) is wearing a US outfit, so he/they have no body guards, even though someone could recognized him/them. He/they doesn't/don't even have helmets, making it even easier for the Americans to identify them. It is possible Menendez was originally planning on escaping admist the chaos and that his bodyguard(s) ambushed Checkpoint 4 when it became clear they would not let him through.
  • If Menendez is spared, the knife sticking in his shoulder will disappear as he is being walked out and taken into custody.
    • It's possible that Section removed it when the screen went black, so that Menendez couldn't use it.
  • On Recruit, it's possible to prevent Magnus and Primus from being destroyed, and once they are still active they won't advance but they can still fire their guns.
  • The room in the hotel they're in looks like the building in The Rock, which Ed Harris, the former voice actor for Jason Hudson starred in.
  • The scene where Section pushes a body off of him after a grenade trap featured near the end of the mission is similar to how Mason pushes a body off of him in the Black Ops level The Defector.
    • The corpse in "The Defector" disappears after being pushed off by Mason.
  • At the concert scene, not only all the characters are alive but one may be able to see a zombie from Tranzit on the second floor balcony, standing there.
    • It is possible that the zombie on the balcony resembles The Rev, who the song "Carry On" was made for.
  • It is possible for Harper to come back alive even when he is killed.
  • By this mission's point, Josefina's corpse should have been nothing but skeletal remains. A body's soft tissues would decompose rapidly after death, and would be disintegrated within 3–9 months.

Achievements/TrophiesEdit

Dead or Alive (15 Gamerscore/ Bronze Trophy Bronze Trophy PS3 icon) - Jailor or executioner.

Death From Above (50 Gamerscore/ Silver Trophy Silver Trophy PS3 icon) - Stop Menendez once and for all.

Black Ops II Master (15 Gamerscore/ Bronze Trophy Bronze Trophy PS3 icon) - Complete the campaign on Hardened or Veteran difficulty.

Futurist (50 Gamerscore/ Silver Trophy Silver Trophy PS3 icon) - Complete all 2025 levels in veteran.

TranscriptEdit

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