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

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

Three new weapons will be released during Black Ops Cold War season 1, but players can already unlock them.

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

Cold War Wakizashi

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

If you are planning to unlock some of these weapons early, here is a word of warning. Complete these challenges as quickly as possible because it can be patched out at any time.

What are the Black Ops Cold War season 1 weapon challenges?

There are three season 1 weapons challenges in the Cold War. Each unlocks a new gun for both the Cold War and the war zone.

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

In the meantime, it is Sledgehammer challenge the players ask for Use Combat Knife to kill 2 or more players “fast” in 15 separate matches.

Unfortunately is Wakizashi challenge is the most difficult of the three. This is because you need it perform two final moves in 10 different matches.


However, there is a catch. These Cold War weapons challenges can only be completed in Warzone currently.

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The challenges are even more difficult than usual because they are completely hidden in the game at the moment. You can not track your progress for them.

Easiest way to unlock the new weapons from the Cold War

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

That best load to complete the challenges need a cold war rifle and a knife. So equip either a Hauer 77 or Gallo SA12 primary weapon and the Combat Knife secondary and get started.

Deferred concealed weapons

Also, be sure to equip the Black Ops Cold War version of the combat knife. Progress does not count if you use the Modern Warfare combat knives.

Once you unlock the new weapons, you can level them as usual in Warzone or Black Ops Cold War. Use this handy guide to level your cannons as fast as possible with Double XP.

In addition to these new weapons, there are soon some amazing Mastercraft pistol skins coming soon to the Cold War and war zone.

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 sad that Battles Pass challenges are locked into Warzone. There has also been a very negative fan reaction to a fan-favorite character’s new look.