08 Apr 2021 8:05 AM +00:00

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 1: How To Unlock The Wakizashi Melee Weapon

The very first season of post-launch content for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is just around the corner.

Believed to be the largest drop of free content in Call of Duty history, Season One will see the introduction of a wide variety of content ranging from new multiplayer maps, new Operators, a new Warzone experience, and brand-new additions to the weapon arsenal.

The new season appears to have a heavy focus on adding new melee weapons into Black Ops Cold War.

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Alongside the Sledgehammer, the Wakizashi sword is the latest melee weapon to make an appearance.

Known as the companion of the Katana, players will be able to use the lightweight blade when the new season gets underway on December 16th.

Here’s how to get your hands on the weapon.

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How To Unlock Wakizashi Melee Weapon

Wakizashi Black Ops Cold War
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To unlock the Wakizashi, you must perform two Finishing Moves using the combat knife in ten different multiplayer matches.

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Like the other Season One weaponry, you will receive 1000 XP for completing the challenge.

Due to the nature of this challenge, it can be difficult to get behind an unsuspecting opponent so here are some handy tips and tricks to help you complete the challenge quickly.

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Tips And Tricks

To complete this challenge in a minimal amount of time, it isn’t necessary to jump into Nuketown 24/7.

The challenge can be done by sticking to the playlists you are already familiar with. Rather than just rushing at the enemy and hoping for the Finishing Move animation to kick in, there are some crafty ways to get behind enemy lines.

Equip a smoke grenade as your tactical alongside Ninja and Ghost to keep footstep audio to a minimum when moving and hidden from enemy Spy Planes.

Throw the smoke to block off a main sightline, head either side of the smoke to access a flanking route without being spotted then get up close and personal with the enemy to perform the two Finishing Moves required.