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How to unlock CoD Mobile Diamond and Damascus camos – all weapon challenges

Published: 25/Dec/2020 23:10 Updated: 15/Jan/2021 23:46

by Albert Petrosyan

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With the launch of Call of Duty Mobile’s Season 13, the developers have finally added the highly anticipated Diamond mastery camo. Here’s how you can unlock it as well as Damascus.

At first, the top camos in CoD Mobile were Gold and Platinum. You have to complete all camo challenges for a weapon to unlock Gold, then unlock Gold for all weapons in that class (e.g. SMG, Assault Rifle etc.) to unlock the Platinum weapon wrap for them.

Back in October, the devs released Damascus, a third mastery camo for players to show off in-game. Similar to Damascus from Modern Warfare and Dark Matter Ultra in Black Ops Cold War, this camo was the highest tier you could get, until now.

Following the launch of Season 13, a fourth mastery camo has been added: Diamond. Unlike the Diamond of past Call of Duty games, however, this isn’t an intermediate step between Gold and the highest-tier, it’s actually a separate one that acts as another option for players to grind for.

How to unlock the Diamond camo in CoD Mobile

Diamond camo in Call of Duty Mobile.
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CoD Mobile players can now unlock the newly added Diamond camo by completing certain challenges.

Getting Diamond really isn’t tied in with Gold, Platinum, or Damascus like in previous years – unlocking other camos won’t get you this one. Instead, there’s a separate set of challenges that need to be completed.

All of the objectives involve getting a certain number of kills, with the only exception being Launchers, which require you to shoot down UAVs.

  • Assault Rifles: 10 kills per match for 150 matches (1,500 total kills per assault rifle)
  • SMGs: 10 kills per match for 120 matches (1,200 total kills per SMG)
  • Sniper Rifles: 10 kills per match for 120 matches (1,200 total kills per sniper rifle)
  • LMGs: 10 kills per match for 120 matches (1,200 total kills per LMG)
  • Shotguns: 10 kills per match for 120 matches (1,200 total kills per shotgun)
  • Pistols: 10 kills per match for 80 matches (1,200 total kills per pistol)
  • Melee: 500 total kills with each melee weapon
  • Launchers: 100 UAV takedowns with each launcher

How to unlock Damascus in CoD Mobile

Damascus KN44 CoD Mobile
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Damascus is making its return to CoD Mobile.

Unlike Diamond, however, Damascus is directly tied with the other mastery camos – Gold and Platinum – as those need to be unlocked first.

If you’ve already been grinding camos, getting Damascus isn’t too hard; you just need to unlock Platinum on every single weapon category:

  • Platinum Assault Rifles
  • Platinum Submachine Guns
  • Platinum Sniper Rifles
  • Platinum Light Machine Guns
  • Platinum Shotguns
  • Platinum Pistols
  • Platinum Launchers
  • Platinum Melee weapons

Obviously, this is no easy feat, and if you’ve already been working towards Platinum weapons you’ll know how much of a struggle it is — especially when you get to the launchers and melee weapons. But, like they say, nothing good ever comes easy.

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3 tips to help you survive Black Ops Cold War’s new Zombies Cranked mode

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce

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With the release of Black Ops Cold War’s mid-season update, Treyarch has added Cranked into the game’s Zombies mode – and it’s pretty different from the standard version, requiring some completely separate strategies. 

While Cranked in Call of Duty games is nothing new, having debuted all the way back in 2013’s Ghosts, what is different is a Zombies version of the mode, which was just added to Black Ops Cold War during the game’s midseason update.

The concept is simple: You’re given a timer, and when that timer reaches 0, you explode and die. With each kill, however, your timer resets, giving you more time to keep on grinding. It’s an incredibly fast-paced mode in normal multiplayer, and the Zombies version is even more hectic – but there are some tips you can utilize to help you survive longer.

Pace out your kills

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Pacing out your kills in Cranked is important due to the fact that you only need one kill to reset your timer.

In standard Cranked, players are usually scrambling to get kills. In a 5v5 or 6v6, it makes sense, considering there’s only a limited amount of potential targets, and if you can’t find anyone, you’ll die easily due to the timer running out.

With BOCW Zombies Cranked, the opposite is true. There’s always an abundance of enemies and, while it’s not impossible to run out of targets, generally speaking, they’ll keep on spawning (there’s not even a break in-between rounds).

Because of this, there’s no need to be mowing down Zombies as one does in the normal mode. Instead, if you’re feeling overwhelmed (or if you want to get something done like Pack-A-Punching your weapon), try running away from the enemies for a while to get your bearings.

Remember, all it takes is one kill to reset your timer. If you find it running out, just look behind you at the horde you’ve surely amounted, kill one Zombie, and then move along with your business. Wasting your time mowing down each and every zombie can cost you your game.

With all that being said, don’t think you can run away from the Zombies with no problem; if you get too far away, you’ll find yourself struggling for kills, so it’s best if you stay nearby.

Use fast-reloading weapons and attachments

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You’ll want to use weapons that can be reloaded quickly in Cranked.

In normal Zombies, using a LMG is sort of required during late-game conflicts, as it allows you to mow down Zombies with greater power. In Cranked, speed is king, so it might be better to use something smaller like an SMG.

Reloading fast is essential in Cranked, as you can easily become overrun. Even though it does have a lot of power, you don’t want to waste your time on the horrendously slow reload time found on LMGs. If you want an even faster reload time, you could even throw a fast-mag onto your SMG, and get it done even quicker.

In addition, SMGs have the added benefit of allowing you to run faster, meaning you’ll be able to evade Zombies even better than you would before.

Always go for the Timer Freeze power up

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Remembering these tips can be the difference between surviving or dying early on.

Treyarch has implemented a brand new power-up that’s exclusive to the Cranked game mode: Timer Freeze. With this, players will be able to stop their countdown timer for around 15 seconds or so, giving them a breather.

While this might seem obvious to point out, you’ll want to go for those as much as possible. Getting one at the start of your game is not too important, but it’s especially critical when you get into the late game.

As the mode goes on, your timer will get shorter and shorter, meaning every break you get becomes more and more important. Having that 15 second breather seems like an eternity once you get it, so missing out on one can hurt you a lot – sometimes costing you your life.

While Cranked is incredibly fast-paced, it’s really not that bad if you know what you’re doing. If you remember these tips, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.