Call of Duty

How to unlock Wakizashi sword in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone

Published: 14/Jan/2021 22:05 Updated: 14/Jan/2021 22:15

by Jacob Hale


Season 1 has brought a whole host of new content to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including guns, maps, and modes. With the S1 Reloaded update came the new Wakizashi sword — here’s how to get the awesome melee weapon so you can tear up your opponents.

The Wakizashi — famously known as the companion sword to the Samurai’s Katana — has finally been added in Black Ops Cold War following the Season One Reloaded update on January 14.

This is the third melee weapon in BOCW, following the Combat Knife that came at launch at the Sledgehammer from earlier in the season. Here’s everything you need to know about how to unlock the Wakizashi for multiplayer and Warzone.

How to get the Wakizashi sword in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone

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The Wakizashi is slightly slower than the regular Combat Knife, but offers even more range.

Unlocking the Wakizashi sword doesn’t have many requirements, but it’s not going to be particularly easy to do. To add the new melee weapon to your inventory, you’re going to have to perform two finishing moves in 10 different matches with the Combat Knife equipped.

It’s not a lot, but we all know how difficult it can be to perform these finishing moves — and it always seems to get even more difficult when you’re actively chasing them, too.

If you don’t own Cold War and still want to unlock the Wakizashi for Warzone, the task becomes a lot harder, so your best bet is to jump into Resurgence or Plunder matches since those modes allow you to respawn.

Best way to perform finishing moves in Black Ops Cold War

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You’ll have to perform at least 20 finishing moves to earn this weapon.

We would recommend utilizing a loadout that lets you stay stealthy while also forcing these situations into play. For example, carrying Stun Grenades and playing corners around the map, especially towards where your opponents are spawning, will be the most efficient way of doing this.

It might not be pretty, but you might have to play a little bit campy to pull this one off. Simply pick your room and wait for enemies to run past you, then you can sneak up behind them — preferably with the Ninja perk for near-silent footsteps — and hold the melee button with your Combat Knife out to perform the move.

If they turn and see you, throw a Stun Grenade at them to slow them down and take advantage of their vulnerability. Once you’ve got two in one match, you can just back out and move on to the next one, need to stick around longer than you want to!

Call of Duty

How to get Yellow Access Cards in Warzone and what they do

Published: 25/Feb/2021 16:46

by Jacob Hale


With the launch of Season 2, Warzone has brand new Yellow Access Cards. They’re extremely rare and offer the chance of some very good loot to put you ahead of the competition.

Season 2 has brought a tonne of new content to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including new weapons, skins and maps.

In Verdansk specifically, there are a small group of brand new weapon silos to pick up some impressive loot as well as the new Shipwreck POI.

Shipwreck has brought zombies back to Verdansk, and they’re actually the key to finding the Yellow Access Card. Here’s what you’ve got to do.

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You’ll have to head to Shipwreck to find this rare Access Card.

How to get Yellow Access Card in Warzone

The first thing to note about the Yellow Access Card is that it’s extremely rare. In fact, there’s only one per lobby.

To get the Yellow Access Card, you have to head to the new Shipwreck POI and start slaying the zombies as part of the Outbreak event.

It doesn’t matter how many you kill, but the very last zombie drops the Yellow Access Card. So, technically, you can join the party late and take out any enemies and the final zombie and claim your prize.

Rewards & how to use it

Using the Yellow Access Card is simple: you simply head to the unique yellow loot crate on the ship, as specified with a popup image on screen.

From there, you can just pop the crate open and take your rewards, with a bunch of cash, armor satchels, weapons and more available.

Of course, this isn’t an easy task to complete. If you’ve already dropped in at Shipwreck, you’ll know it gets seriously busy, and as more and more players discover the secrets of the Yellow Access Card, this will only become more amplified.

So, if you think you’ve got the gunskill to take out half the lobby and a bunch of zombies too, it’s well worth heading down to Shipwreck and seeing what you can do.