Call of Duty

How to unlock Obsidian camo in Modern Warfare & Warzone: tips & tricks

Published: 29/Apr/2020 22:15

by Albert Petrosyan


Infinity Ward have added a new weapon mastery camo called ‘Obsidian’ in Modern Warfare, and we’ve got everything you need to know when trying to unlock it.

Mastery camos have always had a strong allure in Call of Duty multiplayer over the years, mainly due to the fact that they are usually difficult to unlock and are therefore rare to find.

Modern Warfare was released with one such camo, called Damascus, and now developers Infinity Ward have debuted a second one via the massive update that went live on April 28.

Called Obsidian, this new design features a very dark color scheme reminiscent of its namesake – the naturally-occurring volcanic glass formed by hot lava.

The jury is still out as to whether the player-base likes the way it looks; some are not so pleased, considering all the attention and anticipation that had been built in the weeks prior to its release.

That said, this is what Infinity Ward have come up with, so for those interested in unlocking it, we’ve got all the details below.

Infinity WardYou don’t need Platinum or Damascus unlocked to go for Obsidian in Modern Warfare.

How to unlock Obsidian weapon camo

The good news is that you do not need Platinum or Damascus to unlock Obsidian. However, you will need to already have Gold on the weapons that you want to get the new camo for.

Once you have Gold unlocked, you will need to get a certain number of eliminations per match; the exact amount of kills depends on the category of gun you’re using.

  • Assault Rifles: 15 kills in a match 200 times
  • SMGs: 15 kills in a match 150 times
  • Shotguns: 15 kills in a match 150 times
  • LMGs: 15 kills in a match 150 times
  • Marksman Rifles: 15 kills in a match 125 times
  • Sniper Rifles: 15 kills in a match 125 times
  • Riot Shield: 750 kills total
  • Pistols: 15 kills in a match 100 times
  • Launchers: Destroy vehicles or killstreaks 100 times
    • RPG-7 only: 5 kills in a match 150 times
  • Combat Knife: 10 kills in a match 125 times
Infinity WardThe new Obsidian weapon mastery camo in Modern Warfare.

Tips and tricks for unlocking Obsidian

While the process for unlocking Obsidian is undoubtedly lengthy, there are some ways you can speed it up, so be sure to keep this in mind for the next time you load into multiplayer.

  • The kills you get in a match stack, so you can get credit for completing a challenge multiple times in a single game. For example, if you get 45 kills with an AR in one match, you will get credit for having done that challenge three times.
  • Smaller maps are ideal for getting lots of kills, so you should take advantage of Infinity Ward bringing back the Shoot the Ship 24/7 playlist. One long game of Domination or Hardpoint on Shipment could get you 4-5 ticks for your gun – and probably some easy kills with the RPG-7.
  • For some of the weapons that are harder to kill with, like pistols, you might want to get those done in Hardcore, since that’ll give you a much better opportunity to stack a lot more kills with weaker guns.

Fore more information about the major update that added Obsidian, make sure to check out the Modern Warfare & Warzone April 28 patch notes.

Call of Duty

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

Published: 15/Jan/2021 23:40

by Tanner Pierce


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

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

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

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.