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How to Unlock Black Ops Cold War Mid-Season 1 Weapons Early in Warzone

All of the upcoming Season 1 Cold War weapons can be unlocked early with these hidden challenges.

Three new weapons are releasing during Black Ops Cold War Season 1, but players can unlock them already.

As shown by screenshots from Activision, the weapons coming to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are the Streetsweeper shotgun, the Sledgehammer, and the Wakizashi blade.

Cold War Wakizashi

Each one of these weapons will have a challenge to unlock them. However, these challenges can already be completed even if they are hidden in the game.

If you plan on unlocking any of these weapons early, here’s a word of warning. Complete these challenges as soon as possible because it could be patched out at any moment.

What are the Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Weapon Challenges?

There are three Season 1 Cold War weapons challenges. Each unlocks a new gun for both Cold War and Warzone.

The Streetsweeper shotgun requires players to get a 3 killstreak with Black Ops Cold War Shotguns in 15 different games.

Meanwhile, the Sledgehammer challenge asks players to use the Combat Knife to kill 2 or more players “rapidly” in 15 separate matches.

Unfortunately, the Wakizashi challenge is the hardest of the three. This is because you need to perform two finishing moves in 10 different matches.


There’s a catch, however. These Cold War weapons challenges can only be completed in Warzone at the moment.

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The challenges are even more difficult than usual because they are completely hidden within the game at the moment. You won’t be able to track your progress for them.

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Easiest Way to Unlock the New Cold War Weapons

As the challenges only work in Warzone at the moment, the easiest game mode to unlock them in is Plunder. This is because you can start with a custom loadout.

The best loadout to complete the challenges is needs a Cold War shotgun and a knife. So equip either a Hauer 77 or Gallo SA12 primary weapon and the Combat Knife secondary and get going.

Hidden Weapons Loadout

Make sure to equip the Black Ops Cold War version of the combat knife too. The progress will not count if you use the Modern Warfare combat knife.

Once you’ve unlocked the new weapons you can level them up as normal in Warzone or Black Ops Cold War. Use this handy guide to level up your guns as fast as possible with double XP.

In addition to these new weapons, there are some amazing Mastercraft gun skins coming to Cold War and Warzone soon.

Maybe if Activision and Treyarch spent less time on new weapons and skins, they would actually listen to what Call of Duty players have to say.

Fans of the franchise are upset with Battles Pass challenges being locked to Warzone. There has also been a very negative fan reaction to a fan-favorite character’s new look.

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