How to Unlock Vargo 52 in Black Ops Cold War

Despite Activision focusing on the post-launch seasons for Vanguard, Treyarch is continuing to support Black Ops Cold War long after its cycle came to an end. While the game won't receive new seasons, players are still getting their hands on brand-new content.

A surprise update unveiled a wealth of unreleased items including Jungle and WMD maps from the very first Black Ops title. In addition to new maps, a new assault rifle known as the Vargo 52 has released early, much to the surprise of the community.

Many would assume that the rifle is available through playing Black Ops Cold War but those that want to get their hands on it must play Modern Warfare, much to everyone's confusion. With that said, find out how to unlock the Black Ops Cold War Vargo 52 assault rifle in this guide.

How to Unlock Vargo 52 Black Ops Cold War
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How to Unlock Vargo 52

Compared to other unlock challenges, the requirements to unlock the Vargo 52 are rather strange. Players can obtain the rifle by scoring 1,000 points of damage using an Assault Rifle in 15 different matches of Modern Warfare multiplayer.

Unlocking a weapon for one game by completing a challenge in another is very unusual for Call of Duty. Perhaps the challenge is a test for future titles where cross-title challenges will become the norm. Either way, there are a few useful tips and tricks to complete the challenge as fast as possible.

We recommend using an AR on smaller maps such as Shoot House and Shipment thanks to their high engagement rates. With so many players crammed into such small spaces, dealing 1,000 damage over the course of a match is achievable in a short space of time.

Is The Vargo 52 Good?

Armed with a fast rate of fire and minimal levels of recoil, the Vargo 52 is highly likely to slot into the multiplayer meta with ease. The rifle excels in mid-range engagements and is capable of performing at close quarters thanks to impressive mobility levels.

Is The Vargo 52 in Warzone?

Unfortunately, the Vargo 52 has yet to appear in Warzone but with the rest of the arsenal already embedded into the battle royale, the chances of the new rifle arriving in the battle royale are high.

The Warzone meta often changes, so it will be interesting to see how the Vargo 52 slots into the game once it arrives. Many believe that the rifle was accidentally added to Black Ops Cold War, suggesting it could disappear in the not too distant future.

Once it does make its debut, we will take a closer look at the Vargo 52 in addition to the very best loadout and attachments to equip.

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