The Wakizashi Sword is a traditional steel blade that looks great in any loadout, so follow our instructions and we’ll show you how you can have the chance to wield this sophisticated weapon in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone.
The latest melee weapon for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is now live in game for players to unlock and use.
The swords description in-game states the following: “Famously known as the companion sword to the Samurai’s Katana. Traditionally forged using a folded steel technique. Light to wield, resilient to force, and durable to wear.”
They always say that the pen is mightier than the sword, well that’s because this sword is a dangerous device capable of shredding your enemies into a fine paste.
The Wakizashi Blade in BOCW
It offers a bit more than a standard knife, it takes a bit longer to use, it doesn’t really matter as the intimidating visual of approaching your enemy head-on with a deadly blade is cool. This is one of those flashy weapons that just looks good in a loadout.
Here is the official weapon’s description: “Famously known as the companion sword to the Samurai’s Katana. Traditionally forged using a folded steel technique. Light to wield, resilient to force, and durable to wear.”
It’s a badass sword that you should at the very least have tucked away in your inventory in case the occasion arises in which you want to use it. In order to unlock the sword, you will have to meet the following requirement:
“With the Combat Knife equipped, execute 2 Finishing Moves in 10 different matches.”
This is probably a lot more difficult than it appears as Finishing Moves are not that regular, and not that easy to do. If you need some assistance on how to perform this action, here’s a quick guide.
- Sneak up on an unsuspecting enemy
- Make sure you’re quite close to them
- Hold down the right stick to perform the Finishing Move, don’t just press the button
You’re definitely going to need the Ninja Perk, a smaller map, and a lot of patience. Once you’ve done this, you should hopefully now have a very big blade that can effortlessly puncture unsuspecting players.
Post Updated January 14 with new info.
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How to get Call of Duty League Stage 1 rewards
Call of Duty League Stage 1 kicks off on February 11, and by watching you can get in-game rewards such as calling cards and double XP.
Call of Duty League 2021 kicks off on February 11 and offers viewers a ton of free in-game items to earn, so here’s how to unlock the CDL Stage 1 viewership rewards.
Following the CDL Kickoff Classic, the Call of Duty League will officially kick off on February 11 with the Opening Weekend hosted by Atlanta FaZe.
With Dallas Empire looking to defend their title, the return of H3CZ’s OpTic, and newcomers LA Thieves looking to prove themselves, it’s shaping up to be a great year for competitive Call of Duty fans.
While watching the narratives of the year unfold, you can also earn free in-game rewards such as calling cards and double XP just for watching. Here’s how to get the CDL Stage 1 rewards.
How to earn CDL Stage 1 rewards
To earn the free in-game rewards for the CDL launch weekend, you must have an Activision account. If you don’t have one already, you can create one on Activision.com by heading to ‘register’ in the right-hand corner.
Link CoD account to YouTube
Rewards are earned by watching CDL Stage 1 through a YouTube account linked to Call of Duty.
To link your account on PC and mobile:
- Open YouTube.com or the YouTube app
- Select your profile photo and hit ‘settings’
- Click on ‘Connected Apps’
- Locate ‘Activision’ and hit ‘connect’
- Sign in to your Activision account
While signed in with your linked YouTube account, watch CDL matches on YouTube, CallofDutyLeague.com, or the COD companion app to earn the rewards.
Account linking begins on Wednesday, January 27, so make sure to link accounts between then and February 11.
CDL Stage 1 in-game rewards
For watching at least 60 minutes of the CDL opening weekend on February 11-14, you will earn the ‘cash stack’ weapon charm to hang on your weapons in multiplayer and battle royale.
And as you watch matches throughout Stage 1, you’ll earn Double XP and Double Weapon XP tokens to redeem for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
- Read more: Warzone to join Call of Duty League
For watching at least three hours of the Stage 1 Major in the first week of March, you can earn three competitive CoD themed calling cards and an emblem. With these, you can channel your inner Cellium by rocking the ‘Snaked’ calling card and taunt your opponents with the ‘salty’ emblem.
With League Play confirmed to be arriving in Black Ops Cold War in the coming weeks, the calling cards and emblem will be perfect additions to complement your grind.
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NICKMERCS shows powerful DMR Warzone Season 1 loadout
Streamer NICKMERCS gave us a close look at his preferred loadout for the DMR in Call of Duty: Warzone in his latest video.
Call of Duty content creator Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff showed off his loadout for the DMR in Warzone, which gives the gun a major buff, while making up for the recent nerf that it received.
The DMR has received various nerfs throughout its history in Call of Duty: Warzone, but it remains one of the fastest killing guns in the game. While it’s not as powerful as it used to be, it’s still a great weapon choice in Season 1.
It comes with an impressive firing, high damage, and almost precise accuracy. NICKMERCS is well aware of the DMR’s capabilities in combat, and he posted a YouTube video in which he recommended a specific loadout for the weapon.
NICKMERCS’ DMR Warzone loadout
Nick’s new DMR loadout is quite different post-nerf It’s designed to compensate for the weapon’s recent changes, and to give some major boosts to the damage that it can dish out in combat.
He makes use of the following attachments:
- Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
- Barrel: 16.3” Titanium
- Optic: Axial Arms 3x
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
- Ammunition: 30 Rnd Speed Mag
The Infantry Compensator and 16.3” Titanium barrel, are the newest additions to his loadout. The former minimizes the DMR’s vertical recoil so that you don’t have to worry about aiming problems when firing continuously.
Meanwhile, the 16.3” Titanium barrel and Field Agent Foregrip will further improve the gun’s already impressive rate of fire. This will complement the improved recoil control so that you’re able to fire a lot longer.
The Axial Arms 3x is one of the most useful Black Ops Cold War sights in the game, so you’ll be able to use this optic to engage your foes in different types of combat. This will make the DMR ideal for long, medium, and short-range battles.
- Read more: How to counter enemies using the stim glitch
He capped off the loadout with the 30-round Speed Mag, which will reduce the DMR’s reload time while providing you with enough ammo to continuously dish out pain to your opponents.
NICKMERCS was able to score 20 kills in a single game with this loadout equipped, so it’s definitely worth trying out. It’s clear why the DMR is still one of the most widely picked weapons in Warzone, even after the nerfs it received.
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Hilarious video explains why the Call of Duty Raid map makes no sense
A funny, player-made video has explained, with evidence, as to why one of CoD’s most popular maps ever actually makes zero sense.
The nature of Call of Duty maps is often overlooked and Raid may actually be the worst offender out of any. The Replay Mode YouTube channel has created a satirical video that explains the map’s peculiarities.
Raid came into our lives in 2012 with Treyarch’s CoD: Black Ops II. The exquisitely designed map takes place on the grounds of a multi-million dollar property, featuring an expensive sports car, a stylish sculpture, a massive pool, and many other lavish features.
Until now, it’s always been regarded as one of Call of Duty’s greatest multiplayer maps, but a new perspective has revealed that it’s actually quite a bizarre creation.
A YouTube channel by the name of Replay Mode has posted many satirical videos that clearly parody many elements of Black Ops Cold War. Some of these videos include compilations of amusing player IDs, showcasing CoD glitches, and most notably tours of the game’s maps.
One of the videos is the “Accurate Tour of Raid” and it points out many key details that people have perhaps been unaware of due to the all-encompassing nature of the map’s combat.
The narration systematically dissects all the blinding obvious faults with this piece of ill-conceived estate, and you quickly wonder why you’ve never realized these details before.
For instance, the Master Bedroom provides a sumptuous view of the pool but doesn’t connect to anything else. The Kitchen is isolated, meaning you have to take your food outside to get to a more relaxing area of the house.
But the icing on the cake has to be Raid’s Panic Room. A type of room that’s designed to be so tightly secured that no one can get in. Yet the room has a gaping window that anyone could access.
The video is made in jest of course and is just a light-hearted interpretation of the map’s more irrational aspects. You should definitely check out the full video.
Just remember, the next time you’re in the middle of a heated game of Raid, someone’s pizza is getting rained on.
Image credits: Treyarch
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