How to unlock Golden Viper, Plague Diamond & Dark Aether camos in Vanguard Zombies

Matt Porter
Vanguard Zombies character and Dark Aether camo

Call of Duty: Vanguard gives players the opportunity to get their hands on special Mastery camos in the always popular Zombies mode. Here’s how you can unlock Gold Viper, Plague Diamond, and Dark Aether in Vanguard Zombies.

Just like Black Ops Cold War, players who enjoy spending time killing hordes of the undead can unlock special Mastery camos to show just how many Zombies they’ve sent back to the ground they appeared from.

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These challenges can take some time, but for those who plan to play Vanguard Zombies for some time, they give fans something to grind for, even though it will take a long time to unlock them.

If you’re keen to put in the hours though, we’ve got everything you need to unlock Golden Viper and Plague Diamond, before you get your hands on the elusive Dark Aether camo.

Zombies in CoD: Vanguard

How to unlock Golden Viper camo in Vanguard Zombies

  • Unlock 10 weapon camos in Vanguard Zombies

Getting your hands on the Golden Viper camo is relatively straightforward. Every weapon has 10 camos available to unlock through challenges in Zombies. Once you have acquired all 10, you’ll receive the Golden Viper skin to show your mastery of the weapon.

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Remember though, all of the challenges must be completed in Vanguard Zombies, so don’t expect kills you rack up in multiplayer to count towards these tasks.

Golden Viper camo in Vanguard

How to unlock Plague Diamond camo in Vanguard Zombies

  • Unlock Golden Viper on every gun in a Vanguard Zombies weapon class

Things get a little more difficult once you try to unlock Plague Diamond. To add this to your guns, you need to unlock Golden Viper on every weapon in any class.

This means if you want to run Plague Diamond on your PPSH-41, you’ll need to have Golden Viper unlocked for every SMG.

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Plague Diamond in Vanguard Zombies

How to unlock Dark Aether camo in Vanguard Zombies

  • Unlock Plague Diamond in every weapon class in Vanguard Zombies

Dark Aether is back, after a year in Cold War where it quickly became one of the community’s favorite skins. This year, Dark Aether has an updated green look and is the ultimate sign of determination among Zombies players.

To get your hands on it, you’ll need to unlock Plague Diamond in every single weapon class available. That means you’ll need to ditch your SMGs and ARs and use things like Launchers, Secondary Weapons, and Shotguns.

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Dark Aether camo in Vanguard Zombies

With three special Zombies skins to unlock, players will be hoping that Dark Aether will be available to use in Warzone when the Pacific Caldera map launches. In Cold War, players had to wait until September 2021 before they could rock it around Verdansk.

Of course, Mastery camos are also back in Vanguard’s multiplayer mode, with Gold, Diamond, and Atomic skins available.

Image Credits: Sledgehammer Games

About The Author

Matt is CharlieINTEL's UK Editor, specializing in all things Call of Duty, including Warzone and Modern Warfare 2. Matt previously worked as a freelance esports writer for Gfinity, before joining Dexerto in 2018 as a Junior & Senior Writer. You can contact Matt via email at: [email protected]