Pyrrhic Victory begins after the cinematic showing old Frank Woods, and it depicts a flashback where we take control of Alex Mason, the main playable character from the first Call of Duty Black Ops video game.
The mission takes place in 1986, in Angola, and its objectives are straightforward. First we have to thin the numbers of the MPLA, and then proceed with rescuing Woods, which is the primary task.
We have to remember that we must find the Black Ops 2 Intel collectables in the same order as described in the Call of Duty Black Ops II guide below.
Otherwise we have to play the entire mission from the start. Also, the screenshots should be used along with the tips and hints that explain how to get the pieces of Black Ops II Intel.
Alex Mason steps out of retirement to rescue his old friend Sgt. Frank Woods, held captive in Angola by narco terrorist Raul Menendez.
Primary Weapon: FAL
Primary Attachments: ACOG Sight
Secondary Weapon: M1911
Secondary Attachments: none
Grenades & Equipment: Grenade; Flashbang
Perks: Access Kit
Intel Location #1
The first Call of Duty Black Ops II Intel in Pyrrhic Victory (also the first Intel in the game) can be acquired shortly after the beginning of the mission, when we stop to eliminate the mortar crews.
On the right side of the map we can see a destroyed vehicle that can be accessed to get mortar ammo. Behind this truck we can find the Black Ops II Intel in a hole made by a mortar.
Intel Location #2
The second Intel can be found after the MPLA attack, when we have to secure the barge in order to rescue Woods.
After we eliminate all opponents and enemy boats (before searching the container for Woods), we climb the ladder to the upper deck, and on the left side of the boat, behind the exhaust system, is the Black Ops II Intel.
Intel Location #3
After the fight with the radio operator we have to fall back to the river, while defending Hudson and Woods. At this point, Hudson suggests using the sniping positions we can find in some trees.
Near the middle of the road towards the river there is a place where we can restock our ammo (the second position that we have to defend). Close to this place, on the right side (while looking towards the enemies), there are two of those sniping positions.
If we climb the farthest from the ammo crates we can acquire the third Intel. All we have to do now is get to the river to complete the mission and start the second one named Celerium.