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For the similar perk, see Tac Resist.

Tactical Mask is a Tier 3 perk featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: Black Ops III and a Tier 1 perk in Call of Duty Online. In Call of Duty: Black Ops it is one of the three perks in the game that is unlocked by default. It is roughly equivalent to a combination of the Gas Mask and Shades perks of Call of Duty: World at War.

Call of Duty: Black OpsEdit


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Call of Duty: Black Ops
Tier 3 Perk
Unlocked at

Level 4


Tactical Mask renders the player immune to the effects of Nova Gas.

Its Pro version reduces the effects of Flashbangs and Concussion Grenades on the player by 90%. This is to say that if hit by a Flashbang, the player's vision will dim for a second before returning to normal. If hit by a Concussion Grenade, the player's vision will blur as if stunned, and movement and turning speed will be momentarily affected. This lasts for about two seconds before the player's vision returned to normal. It also reveals the general direction of any enemies that are hit with the player's Flashbangs or Concussion Grenades via a small yellow directional indicator near the cross-hair. If multiple enemies are stunned or blinded by the player's tactical grenades, multiple arrows will show up on his cross-hair. Ghost Pro users will not give off an indicator.


A great way of using it is throw a Flashbang or a Concussion Grenade into a room or near an objective to reveal any enemies lying in ambush and by extension stun them.

Pro ChallengesEdit

  • Flash Kills — Kill 20 enemies that are blinded by the player's Flashbang.
  • Concussion Kills — Kill 20 enemies that are stunned by the player's Concussion Grenade.
  • Nova Gas Kills — Kill 20 enemies poisoned by the player's Nova Gas.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIEdit

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Tier 3 Perk
"Reduce the effects of Flash, Concussion, and Shock Charges."
Create-A-Class Description.
Tactical Mask returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It reduces the effects of flashbangs, concussion grenades and shock charges. Like in the original Black Ops, the duration of the debilitating effect of concussion and flashbang grenades is reduced by 90%. The stun effect of Shock Charges is negated entirely, and said equipment will only stop the player from sprinting. This perk, along with Flak Jacket, is very useful in objective gamemodes, as the objectives are very frequently to be bombarded with equipment from all angles.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Edit

Tactical Mask Perk Icon BO3
Tactical Mask
Tier 3 Perk
Unlocked at

Level 14

"Reduce the effects of Flashbangs, Concussions and Shock Charges."
Create-A-Class Description.Tactical Mask returns in ''[[Call of Duty: Black Ops III]]''. It retains the same abilities as the Black Ops II variant of the Tactical Mask. As in previous games, it is a Tier 3 perk.

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