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How to Complete ‘The Haunting’ Challenges in Warzone & Black Ops Cold War

Warzone & Black Ops Cold War’s Halloween-themed ‘The Haunting’ event is upon us at last, here is how to complete every challenge.

Call of Duty is about to get a whole lot spookier, with ‘The Haunting’ Halloween event. As of today, the patch is now live, introducing a bunch of exclusive rewards for players to unlock.

Alongside unique rewards, there are now new mechanics being introduced, one new mechanic even punishes players for camping too hard!

And of course, what kind of update would it be without some fitting Halloween operator skins. Players can now unlock ‘Ghostface’ (SCREAM) as a playable character. And if you’re a fan of Donnie Darko, there’s even a new Frank the Rabbit skin to unlock too!

But first, you’ll want to know how to complete all of the new challenges in ‘The Haunting’, so we’ve done the hard work for you.

Warzone & Cold War 'The Haunting' Event
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Black Ops Cold War & Warzone ‘The Haunting’ Challenges Guide

Here is our definitive guide on how to complete all of the new challenges as part of the ‘The Haunting’ Halloween update.

Warzone ‘The Haunting’ Challenges

  • Play 5 matches in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist – Reward: Fire Slick Legendary M82 Blueprint
  • Earn a Top 10 final placement with your squad in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist 3 times – Reward: Frightening Legendary Watch
  • Eliminate 10 enemy Ghosts in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist – Reward: Respirator Legendary Charm
  • Eliminate 10 enemy Humans while playing as your Operator in The Ghosts of Verdansk – Reward: Final Summons Legendary Animated Emblem
  • Eliminate 5 enemy Humans while playing as a Ghost in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist – Reward: Bloody Knife Legendary Reticle
  • As a Ghost, redeplot as your Operator by collecting 3 Souls or performing a Finishing Move on a standing, crouching, or prone Human enemy – Reward: Murderous Mime Legendary Sticker
  • Use 3 Sacred Ground locations to reduce your Fear Meter in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist – Reward: Underworld Legendary Calling Card.
  • Answer 3 Phones in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist – Reward: Prophecy Legendary Sticker
  • Experience 3 Hallucinations while you have a full Fear Meter in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist – Reward: Tentacle Legendary Charm.

Read More: Warzone Chapter 3 Release Date Leaks – Hints at Vanguard & Pacific Map

Haunting of Verdansk Scarecrow
(Source: Activision)

There are a couple of ‘The Haunting’ challenges that players may struggle with in Warzone, here is how to beat some of the harder ones:

How to use Sacred Ground in ‘The Ghosts of Verdansk’

For this challenge, we definitely recommend checking out our handy guide on how the Fear mechanic works in Warzone. This will give you the tips and tricks to manage your Fear level effectively, ensuring you are ready to hold down a Sacred Ground location.

Where to find phones in ‘The Ghosts of Verdansk’

This challenge is a bit more unique, however, the phones themselves are always ringing, so make sure your volume is up. We also recommend searching the various buildings around Verdansk, most notably we found the TV Station to be a good location.

However, be warned, there have been a number of changes to the Verdansk map in the Season 6 update, so make sure you know where everything is.

Warzone The Haunting
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Black Ops Cold War ‘The Haunting’ Challenges

  • Play and complete 5 matches in Multiplayer or Zombies The Haunting Event playlists – Reward: Blasting Lantern Legendary Streetsweeper Blueprint
  • Get 200 Multiplayer Eliminations in the Nuketown Halloween 24/7 playlist or smash pumpkin heads in Zombies – Reward: Trick-or-Treat Legendary Watch.
  • Finish Top 3 in Scream Deathmatch or successfully Exfil in Hallow’s Eve Outbreak – Reward: Magic Broom Legendary Charm.
  • Get 30 Multiplayer Eliminations in Infected or Eliminate Special or Elite enemies in Zombies – Reward: Jack-O Legendary Animated Emblem
  • Get 10 Melee Weapons kills in Multiplayer or earn Butcher Medals in Zombies (5 rapid Melee kills) – Reward: Spiderweb Legendary Reticle
  • Open 1 “Scare Package” in Multiplayer or Zombies – Reward: Slash-O-Lantern Legendary Sticker
  • Get 50 Eliminations while using the Ghost Perk in Multiplayer or kill enemies while cloaked in the Aether Shroud in Zombies – Reward: Jack’s Revenge Legendary Animated Calling Card
  • Get 3 Multiplayer kills without dying 3 times or earn Carnage Medals in Zombies (10 rapid kills) – Reward: Keystone Kapers Epic Arcade Game
  • Get 5 Multiplayer kills with fire damage or earn fire damage multi-kill Medals in Zombies – Reward: Molar Legendary Charm

Additionally, if players manage to complete all of the challenges in Warzone or Black Ops Cold War, they will receive the brand-new LAPA submachine gun for use in both games.

How to Unlock LAPA in Warzone & Cold War 'The Haunting' Event
(Source: Activision)

We hope this guide will help you with all of the challenges in ‘The Haunting’ Halloween update for Warzone & Black Ops Cold War.

Currently, Season 6 is still full of Hackers & Cheaters, so it might not be the ghosts you have to worry about in the Halloween event.

Despite this, Warzone is getting a brand-new Pacific map, alongside a vastly improved Anti-Cheat system, however, there are already concerns that the new map could have some major problems.

And finally, for a full rundown of everything that has been added in the new update, here is the official Call of Duty blog post.

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Thomas G Main

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

I have opened up 8 of the jack o lanterns and still haven't gotten it done even though it says open up 1 scare package


Tuesday 19th of October 2021

@Thomas G Main, im having the same issue. It says one yet it doesn't say completed