How To Unlock The Swiss K31 In Warzone And Cold War And Is It Good?

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Season 3 of Cold War and Warzone is upon us and as usual two new weapons will feature in the brand new update - one of those being the Swiss K31.

The Swiss K31 arrives alongside other retro weapons such as the PPSH-41.

With rumours that COD 2021 will return to WW2, it looks like Activision may be stirring the pot by implementing this 1930's era weapon. However, it's worth pointing out this weapon was in service until 1958.

So how can you unlock this historic weapon for yourself?

Here's how to get the Swiss K31 in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

How To Unlock The Swiss K31 In Warzone And Cold War

The Swiss K31 can be unlocked in both Warzone and Cold War by progressing through the Season 3 Battle Pass - it is unlocked at tier 31.

It features in both the paid and free Battle Pass, meaning everyone can get access to it.

If you find yourself struggling to hit the tier necessary to unlock it or you haven't got time to play Cold War and Warzone during Season 3, it will be made available via a challenge.

Players can unlock it by completing a specific challenge to unlock it for themselves at a later date.

Lastly, if you buy a bundle that features a Swiss K31 blueprint, you can also unlock the weapon for yourself and quickly gain access to attachments without the grind.

PPSH-41 Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
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Swiss K31 History In Call Of Duty

Precision and power. The Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle was made for one neutral country ready to rearm for world war, but will now find itself in the arsenals of the NATO and Warsaw Pact forces. This bolt-action sniper rifle boasts exceptional accuracy, as well as fast rechamber and aiming speeds with a large ammo capacity. Aggressive sharpshooters will be in their element with this new rifle, whether it’s sniping out in the wilds of Warzone or pushing forward on objectives in Black Ops Cold War.

This is the first time the weapon has appeared in Call of Duty.

It resembles a few weapons from Call of Duty history, such as the Kar98k, M1 Garand and M1A1 Carbine.

However, it is its own weapon that was developed in Switzerland.

As the description above suggests, it's a nimble weapon thanks to its detachable box magazine that feeds the ammunition and straight-pull action system; something that isn't common in Call of Duty.

Is The Swiss K31 Good?

A sniper's success is determined by the consistency of its lethality and ease when aiming for a one-shot kill.

Most snipers that require more than two shots quickly fall out of favour as they lack practicality.


I see this weapon being limited to one-shot kill from the chest up to compensate for its increased mobility and rate of fire.

Considering how disappointing the ZRG was, it could be this weapon becomes a go-to sniper for many players.

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