The best melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War Zombies is finally here, and it’s a strange one!

Melee weapons are unusual items in Call of Duty games. After all, in a game all about shooting enemies, you’re always putting yourself at a disadvantage by using them.

Head into Multiplayer and using melee equipment is basically like playing on a harder difficulty. You won’t be topping any leaderboards in a hurry, unless you’re the best of the best.

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However, in Zombies mode, Melee weapons become a lot better. After all, most of the undead enemies aren’t able to shoot at you either.

It’s worth noting that the best melee weapon in Warzone is actually overpowered though.

In fact, melee in the battle royale is so good that some major streamers won at Warzone without using any guns.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies’ Best Melee Weapon for High Rounds

In a shocking turn of events it seems that the best melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War Zombies is the new E-Tool!

This is particularly surprising, given that the E-Tool is the worst weapon in Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a new shovel in Cold War Multiplayer that hits faster than other melee tools. But as a trade-off, it’s the weakest melee weapon yet.

What’s more, it’s the hardest weapon to unlock in Black Ops Cold War too.

But once players began getting their hands on the new unlock, it quickly became clear that the E-Tool is the best melee weapon in Zombies.

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The Best E-Tool Upgrades in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

According to reports, the equipment is basically a one-hit kill forever. And Pack-a-Punching the weapon to its Ace of Spades form will keep the E-Tool relevant into the high rounds and beyond.

However, make sure to use Cold War’s new Aetherium Crystals to upgrade your melee combat, Perks, and Field Upgrades if you’re looking to go far with the E-Tool.

Thankfully, there’s a new bug giving players billions of free Refined and Flawless Aetherium Crystals, which is sure to make the grind easier!

Pop the Dead Wire Ammo Mod on the E-Tool and you’ll be able to kill full waves of zombies with a single hit. In many ways, that makes the melee weapon better than several Cold War guns.

Check out the powerful weapon in action in this video by PrestigeIsKey on YouTube:

Don’t forget, there’s another new weapon coming to Black Ops Cold War and you can actually use it early!

Meanwhile, players are discovering a new Firebase Z strategy to unlock weapon camos fast! If you’re still looking to unlock those camos, it’s worth taking advantage.

In other Zombies news, the next Cold War Zombies map looks to be a remake of TranZit, and it’s leaking already…

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