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How to Unlock the Wakizashi in Cold War & Warzone

Use these handy tips to unlock the Japanese Wakizashi sword in Cold War and Warzone.

The challenge for the Wakizashi is finally live in Cold War and Warzone, as part of the huge new Season 1 Reloaded update.

Expect players to be rushing around with a knife in their hands for the next week or so because everyone wants to unlock it.

However, the challenge to unlock the Wakizashi is a lot more difficult than it seems.

With the combat knife equipped, execute 2 finishing moves in 10 different matches.

To execute a finishing move, players will have to walk up behind an enemy and hold down the melee button. This will execute the finisher.

This seems simple, but it's not that easy to sneak up behind people in Call of Duty. Luckily, we have some handy tips to help unlock the Wakizashi very fast.

Black Ops Cold War Wakizashi

Cold War Wakizashi Unlock Tips

The quickest way to unlock the Wakizashi is in Cold War multiplayer. This is because you can pick a fast-paced respawn game mode like Team Deathmatch or Domination where finishers are easier to get.

You'll also need the right class setup. Along with the Combat Knife, you'll want the right perks. Ninja is a must, as it makes your footsteps extremely quiet, while Tracker can be handy to hunt down players.

You'll also want to jump into a small, frantic map. Nuketown is perfect for this, and there is currently a Nuketown 24/7 playlist too.

Using these tips will make unlocking the Wakizashi so much quicker.

Warzone Wakizashi Unlock Tips

Unfortunately for free-to-play players, this challenge is a lot more difficult to complete in Warzone.

The best way to get finishing moves is to jump into Plunder. This way you can start with the Cold War Combat Knife equipped and can respawn infinitely.

High traffic area like Superstore or Storage Town are bound to have lots of players, so its best to drop there.

You could also equip the Double Time and Tracker perks so you can Tactical Sprint for longer and see footprints. This will make chasing down players much easier.

Make sure to bring a low-level primary weapon along with you too. Black Ops Cold War & Warzone is getting a Double Weapon XP event.

Cold War Zombies is also completely free at the moment. Find out all of the information about the Zombies Free Access Week here.

Black Ops fans are also excited that this fan-favorite Black Ops 2 map is being remade for Cold War.

There might be even more map remakes on the way too. This leaker has revealed that 8 more classic maps could be remade for Cold War.

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