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How to unlock new Katana operator skill in CoD Mobile

Published: 1/Aug/2020 12:46

by Connor Bennett

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The new Katana operator skill is now live in Call of Duty Mobile, but how do you get your hands on it? Here is everything you need to know.

Call of Duty Mobile takes some of the biggest fan-favorite aspects about previous CoD games and puts them all under one umbrella. Throughout the different seasons, players have been able to unlock new weapons, new equipment, and cosmetics to stand out from the crowd.

On July 29, the CoD Mobile devs launched their Days of Summer event – adding plenty of new skins and content for players to enjoy. One of those new additions was the Katana operator skill. 

Just like other operator skills such as the Purifier, War Machine, and Tempest, the Katana can be added to any loadout, but you’ll have to unlock it first.

CoD Mobile menus with new Katana skill
Activision
The Katana joins the likes of the Tempest and War Machine as an operator skill.

How to unlock the Katana skill in CoD Mobile

To get your hands on the Katana operator skill, you’ll have to tick off 10 challenges that differ in difficulty. Some just require you to play through different matches, others are about logging in, and some focus on getting operator skill kills. 

Now, the challenges aren’t hidden or secret in any manner, they’re all grouped under the Katana Kill challenge name in the featured event tab. 

You can check out the full list of challenges below: 

  • Play 10 Frontline Matches.
  • Occupy Point 10 Times in Hardpoint Matches.
  • Play 8 Domination Matches.
  • Play 10 MP Matches with Friends.
  • Place First of MVP in 4 MP Matches.
  • Play 30 TDM Matches.
  • Kill 5 enemies with Operator skills.
  • Play 3 Gulag Gunfight Matches.
  • Cumulative Login for 5 days.
  • Kill 5 Enemies with DR-H in any mode.

So, the challenges might seem easy enough to some players, but you don’t have all that long to unlock the new operator skill as it on a timer.

The skill and challenges are only available until August 7, so you will have to act fast. If you manage to unlock it, though, you will be pretty deadly on the battlefield.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.