MP1st Reader Blog: Ultimate Guide To Completing Battlefield 4’s Phantom Program

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Here is my ultimate guide to completing the Phantom Program and its Assigments so far, from Phantom Prospect to the latest Phantom Operative Assignment. 

“Hello operatives … welcome to the Phantom Program.”

To complete the first three Phantom Assignments, you must be a Premium member for Battlefield 4 on any platform. To unlock it, you need to go into the Leaderboards section on Battlelog and click the on the bottom left of the page. Once all the text populates, type in these passwords:

  • “bumpinthenight” (without the quotes) for Phantom Prospect
  • “epic dream worlds” (without the quotes) for Phantom Trainee
  • 24344241893” (without the quotes) for Phantom Initiate

NOTE: You must enter Prospect, Trainee, and Initiate codes in order to unlock them. (You do not need to complete them first)

Once you enter the passwords, the screen will look like the photo below. If your screen looks the similar, you’ve successfully unlocked the Phantom Assignments.

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Phantom Prospect

To complete the Phantom Prospect Assignment, you must complete the following objectives:

  • Score 200 kills with assault rifles
  • Score 200 kills with main battle tanks (including the new hover tank)
  • Get a total of 300 meter headshots

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For the 200 assault rifles kills, you need to be in a ranked server. I personally recommended that you join a Domination or TDM server. The ACE 23 is a good choice, in addition to the AEK-971, M416, and F2000.

If you want do your 300 meter headshots challenge at same time as your assault rifles kills, then the SCAR-H, Bulldog, SAR-21, and M16A4 are good choices. I personally like to attempt the challenge with the SRR-61 sniper rifle.

For the 200 main battle tank kills, you can either use the normal tank or the new hover tank; they both count. You can be a driver or gunner to get your kills; they both count. I personally recommended that you join heavy armor-focused maps like Golmud Railway, Rogue Transmission, Silk Road, and Caspian Border on Conquest and/or Rush servers.

Phantom Trainee

To complete the Phantom Trainee assignment, you must complete the following objectives:

  • Score 200 kills with any pistol
  • Score 20 kills in a jet
  • Get two Shotgun Ribbons in a round

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For the pistol kills, you’ll need to be in a ranked server. I personally recommended that you join a pistols-only server. If you find a pistols-only server then, I recommended that you join a Domination/TDM game mode server. The Deagle is a good choice, in addition to the SW40, G18, 93R, P226, M9, and MP443.

NOTE: The Shorty 12G does not count.

For the jet kills, you can either use the attack or stealth jet; they both count. I was personally recommended that you join an Air Superiority server, but most Air Superiority servers are now a ghost town. If you are unable to find any Air Superiority servers, the second best solution is go on any Conquest server that has a lot of vehicles, like Altai Range and Silk Road.

Keep in mind that you need 20 kills on any type of enemy. This includes enemy infantry, tanks, boats, jets, helicopters, etc.

The best tutorial for flying and dogfight that I’ve found so far is by well-known Battlefield YouTube personality FrankieonPCin1080p. Frankie made this tutorial back in Battlefield 3, but it still holds true in Battlefield 4. For Consoles players, skip to 2:38 of this video.

I find the best cannon on the stealth jet is the 25MM cannon because you can do ground attack runs and not miss most of your shots in a dogfight with other jets.

If you’re still having problem with this, try to use the attack jet and try to hunt jeeps/bikes and low-health tanks with laser guided missiles. If you’re still having problem with this, let your friend play on your account and beat it for you.

The final step to complete this assignment is getting two Shotgun Ribbons in a round (12 kills in a round with a shotgun). I highly recommend you join any matches on Domination or TDM servers.

NOTE: You must do this in order. If you don’t follow these instructions in order, you may need to start over. Make sure you take care in following these steps, since the Battlelog is known to have a few issues.

Phantom Initiate

To complete the Phantom Initiate assignment, you must complete the following objectives:

  • Get 200 kills with LMG
  • Get 50 kills with explosives
  • Get 25 roadkill

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For the LMG kills, I personally recommended that you join Domination/TDM game mode servers with high tickets. The Type 88 is good choice for low rank players in addition to the AWS, MG4, PKP Pecheneg, and M240B for high rank players. Battlefield YouTube personality Xfactor made a great tutorial on how to dominate with an LMG.

For explosives kills, you’ll need to be in a ranked server. You can use C4, XM25 Airburst, M32 MGL, Claymore, M2 Slam, AT Mine, RGO Impact, V40 mini, Frag grenade, M320, M320 LVG, or the M320 3G. All AT/AA launchers count as explosive killa as well. I’m not sure if the battle pickups count as explosives kills. I personally recommend that you go on Operation hurt Locker or Operation Metro to spam a few grenades. Please do not put C4 on flags.

For roadkills, you need to be the driver of any vehicle, including the SUAV, Jets, and Helicopters. I personally recommended that you join full conquest 64-player server, unless you’re playing BF4 on last-gen consoles, then go on big and empty maps like Golmud Railway, Lancang Dam, Lost Islands, Rogue Transmission, or Caspian Border. Also you can get a lot of roadkills by pancake-ing snipers camping on Siege of Shanghai and Zavod 311 rooftops. You can work on both roadkills and explosives kills at the same time by putting explosives on jeeps and hunting both infantry and vehicles.

Phantom Operative

Now, how to enter the Phantom Room found in the map Hangar 21 to unlock the Phantom Bow.

There are many things that need to be completed before you can enter the Phantom Room:

  • Wear Phantom Dog tag
  • Wear Phantom Gun camo
  • Wear Phantom Soldier camo
  • Find a Final Stand Dog tags
  • Wear one of Final Stand Dog tags
  • Have you and three of your friends or foes wearing difference Final Stand Dogtags and pick difference classes that each other.

To get Phantom dog tag, gun camo, and soldier camo, you’ll need complete the Phantom Prospect, Phantom Trainee, and Phantom Initiate Assignments to get access to the elevator that takes you down to the Phantom room.

To find Final Stand Dog tags, here’s an Imgur Album that will help you find all of Final Stand Dog Tags on each Final Stand maps:

Once you and your three friends unlock everything you need, make sure you’re wearing difference Final Stand Dog tags and pick difference classes from each other. If not, you and your friends will die in the elevator on the way down. If you live, then going up to force field shield the Phantom Bow and enter this code into the keypad: 1290 429 397648 970

This is code to gain access to the Phantom Room and the Bow. Once inside the room, you still need receive your Phantom Operative Assignment orders by interacting with the papers found in the room here.

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To complete the Phantom Initiate assignment, you must complete the following objectives:

  • Get 200 kills with the Phantom Bow
  • Get 50 headshots with the Phantom Bow

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I personally recommended that you join any ranked Bow-only server. If you have not found any Bow-only servers, then Domination/TDM game mode servers with high tickets is second best. The Phantom is not ideal in close quarters combat. Once you complete Phantom Initiate assignment, you’ll unlock the Phantom Operative Dog Tag.

Battlefield YouTube personality Westie made a great “first look” video for the Phantom bow. Also, you may or may not see a familiar MP1st reader in the combat feed whose work you’re reading right now!

If you’re having problems finding Final Stand Dog tags and/or do not have enough friends to get access to Phantom Room, the battlefield Reddit community has started a thread for helping people finding Final Stand dog tags and getting their Phantom Bow. You will find it here.

WARNING: If you’re trying to boost to complete Phantom Assignment, you may get ban.

I hope my guide helps you to complete the all of Phantom Assignments and the Phantom Program.

Author: Mechcell

Check out the original blog post on the MP1st forums right here.

  • WOW .. you put a lot of effort on this and that is appreciated .. so many players will benefit from this topic .. I’ve completed PP1, PP2 and PP3 and working on PP4 .. but I’ll make sure to pass this wonderful topic to my friends .. I love how the community gathered to solve these assignments .. it’s actually giving us a reason to play the game and play with friends even more .. loving it

    • mechcell

      Thank you

  • CrazyNickOO7 .

    The image you have for the phantom operative assignment is incorrect. That assignment rewards the dog tag, not the actual bow. It’d be hard to complete that assignment to unlock the bow if the bow was needed to complete it…

  • IceKoldKilla

    You should correct this or people won’t get what you’re saying. I think you meant to say “icon” or “skull”: “…and click the (blank) on the bottom left…”.

  • IceKoldKilla

    Thanks but I have to say: There’s a LOT of incorrect grammar. You should read it through before posting it. But I still appreciate the time to make and post this.

    • Anonymous

      Not just grammar but saying differnce instead of different almost 20 times is just plain stupid.

    • Josh

      Clearly you need to read your own text before you complain about someone else’s text. This is the correct version of what you have written:

      Thanks, but I have to say: There is a lot of incorrect grammar. You should read it through before posting it, but I still appreciate the time it took to make and post this.

  • Johnny Neat

    I can’t understand how this was believed to be a great idea or let alone got approved by DICE or EA. It is the most asinine shit I’ve seen in a while. Ridiculous. Lucky for us they didn’t add insult to injury by adding an achievement or trophy to this as well.

  • Guest

    Regardless of the technical flaws( getting patched) is BF4’s gameplay good? or is it extremely flawed as well?

  • Yevgenij Pekurovskyy

    Bad company 2 is 2.50 Euros on steam, go get it if you havent played it.

  • IceKoldKilla

    Can anyone help me? I’ve looked on 2/4 maps for dog tags but before I continue, I wanna know if I need to have completed all 3 Phantom Assignments before trying to find dog tags. I’m working on the assignments but wanted those cool dog tags right away but I’m starting to think I might need to have done everything prior to the dog tag hunt.

    • Linkh117

      You do not have to complete the assignments before you get the tags. They are just very very difficult to find.

      • Cam Shaw

        i know they’re difficult to find but i found all four in less than 2 days…

  • Austen Ferguson

    Had to make an account to thank you for this awesome guide. I would have definitely looked around the internet for each individual guide, but that would have probably made me less likely to actually try to complete these challenges, so this was an awesome find.

    A lot more detailed than other guides too, even ones for an individual part of the phantom challenges! Now it’s time to catch up to my friend in the race to the “phantom bow”!

  • shawn

    But do you have to unlock them before you can compleat them or is that just an option can you get the kills and unlock bot not have to enter any code and unlock nothing are these cods a must?

    • Schrado

      You have to have ALL the previous assignments completed. You cannot pick up the dog tags if none of the other assignments are complete.

      • Linkh117

        Incorrect. I know two people(me included) who are working on the assignments and have picked up the final stand tags.

        • jonathan

          I agree with linkh117 I picked up the final stand tags first then I’m on my way to doing the assignments

  • shawn

    Well is says up top to go to battle loge and enter these codes then compleat assigment by getting the kills to get the awardes

  • NecromanderSM

    xbox 360 (small maps) please

  • Anonymous

    Now why cant I find the skull on battlelog?? Do I have to use a computer instead of my tablet?

    • jonathan

      Reset your system and it’ll tell you on the main page when it starts up that you have unlocked the challenges

  • Michael Chapman

    Hello I have entered the 3 passwords to assess the 3 assignment to unlock the phantom boo , I have been trying to get the the required number of kills And it is not unlocking can you help please

    • jonathan

      You need to reset your system in order to get the assignments when you get to the main page of battlefield it’ll show a message that says you have unlocked PP1 and all the others and it’ll show you how to unlock all the challenges and when you’re playing a match it’ll have all of the phantom emblems and premium sign so you’ll know if you did it right or not

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  • Luã Magno França

    i’ve used all of the passwords but on the end, it says, “physiscal acess restriction in place” what did happen? what should i do?

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  • dwarfade

    So do you have to do all the things after you unlock the assignments? Because I have got 200 assault rifle kills, but that was before I unlocked the assignments and I apparently have zero

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