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How to unlock and use the Chrysalax Wonder Weapon in Cold War Forsaken Zombies

The Chrysalax is the newest Wonder Weapon to come to Cold War Zombies, and here’s how to get it in the Forsaken map.

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The incredible Chrysalax Wonder Weapon has arrived in Black Ops Cold War Season 6, find out how to get your hands on it in the Forsaken Zombies map by finding it or crafting it.

It’s true that killing endless streams of Zombies is satisfying and fun, but it can be made even better if you obtain some amazing weapons to do it. This is why you must unlock the Chrysalax Wonder Weapon during a game of Cold War’s Forsaken Zombies.

Not only does it look like a cool, undead-slaying implement of destruction, but its special powers will make your gameplay far more efficient.

Unlocking the Chrysalax Wonder Weapon in Forsaken Zombies

There are multiple ways you can go about making sure the Chrysalax ends up in your possession.

Here are several methods to obtain the Chrysalax.

1. Crafting the Chrysalax

There’s one guaranteed method to acquire the Chrysalax, and that’s by crafting it yourself in Forsaken.

Here’s how to make the Chrysalax:

  1. Lift the lockdown by turning on the power
  2. From the direction you’re facing, turn right and go into the room ahead of you
  3. Next to a Mystery Box location, you’ll see a button on the wall, push it
  4. After several rounds of Zombies, a shielded crystal will smash through the donut shop
  5. Kill enough special enemies and the shield will disappear, revealing an exposed ‘Polymorphic Crystal Core,’ take it
  6. The next step requires you to kill a Tormentor using the Flamethrower Scorestreak, and you can then pick up the ‘Tempered Crystal Heart’ it drops
  7. Now, wait for an Abomination enemy to appear, and get it to perform its long-range beam attack on an Aether Crystal and acquire the ‘Energetic Geode’
  8. Make your way to the ‘Amplifier’ section, and insert crystals into the ‘Particle Accelerator’
  9. After a few moments, you’ll then need to start meleeing zombies next to the Particle Accelerator to charge it up
  10. You’ll know you’ve done as an almost angelic audio cue will happen, and the Chrysalax will slowly rise from within the machine
  11. Take it, and go an enjoy!

2. Open the mystery box

As with all incarnations of Zombies in Cold War, the map has a Mystery Box that tends to be slightly erratic and shift around from place to place. Spend 950 Points on the box and pray that the Zombies gods are in your favor, delivering you a Chrysalax.

A nice and easy way to obtain it, but a route that requires a great deal of luck to work successfully.

3. Legendary Trial Rewards

The Forsaken map has a trial machine for you to make use of, providing you with different objectives in exchange for great rewards.

If you are able to smash the challenge and level up your potential reward to “Legendary” tier, then you have the chance to claim a Chrysalax upon redemption of the reward.

4. Der Eisendrache Gold Chest

There are arcade games in Forsaken, and one of them is quite important as you can potentially earn a free Chrysalax from playing one.

To do this:

  1. Collect arcade tokens dropped by Zombies
  2. Head to the arcade games and use the tokens to to trigger the “Der Eisendrache” Pinball machine
  3. You’ll be taken to an area reminiscent of the Dragon side quest in Outbreak Zombies
  4. Kill zombies in the designated area until the canisters on the side of the dragon monument are full
  5. Once you are successful, a Golden Chest will be dropped
  6. Open it, and hopefully claim a Chrysalax
  7. If not, then repeat the above steps

How to use the Chrysalax Wonder Weapon in Forsaken Zombies

Now that you hopefully have the Chrysalax Wonder Weapon, it’s time to put it to good use. To use it, you’ll need to know about its different forms.

Chrysalax Savager Disc & Melee Mode

The Chrysalax will start off in its basic melee mode, and players can perform the following actions using it:

  • R2 / RT: Double Axe Swing
  • L2 / LT: Throw energy blade (requires energy charges)
  • Hold L2 / LT: keep energy blade spinning in place
  • Up on D-pad: Transform to gun mode

Chrysalax Storm Mode

With the Chrysalax in its gun mode, it becomes a furious new automatic weapon like the CRBR-S Wonder Weapon, and if you Pack-A-Punch it, the Chrysalax will continue to get more powerful.


These are the known methods to get the Chrysalax in Forsaken at the moment, if more become known then we’ll be sure to update this guide!

Also, check out the full update and patch notes for Zombies in Cold War Season 6.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe is a melee weapon coming to Black Ops Cold War. Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the Scythe.

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A brand-new melee weapon is coming to Black Ops Cold War and here’s everything you need to know about the Scythe, including how to unlock it.

It can be fun to rack up kills from a distance with an Assault Rifle after hopping into a game of Black Ops Cold War, and sometimes it’s more exciting to use a melee weapon to battle your enemies up close.

Treyarch accidentally released the Scythe melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War in a surprise update on June 6, giving players a sneak peek at the weapon. Now there is an official release date for the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s how you can unlock it.

How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe will be released for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on August 12, 2022.

Here’s how to unlock the Scythe in both Multiplayer and Zombies:

  • Multiplayer – Using a Melee weapon, get 2 kills while Ninja or Dead Silence are active in 15 different completed matches.
  • Zombies – Using a primary Melee weapon, kill 200 enemies while Insta-Kill is active.

Completing 15 multiplayer matches will take some time, so you might be faster jumping into a game of Zombies.

The in-game description says that the Scythe is a “quick swinging” two-handed melee weapon that allows you to “reap a bountiful harvest by cutting down all who stand in your path.”


For more Call of Duty, check out the newly revealed Farm 18 map and how to play the Multiplayer beta.

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Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

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The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.

Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.

The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.

If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.

Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments

  • Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.

Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.

Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.

Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stimshot

We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.

Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.

In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.

How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War

To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR

Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.


For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.

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Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”

On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”

The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.

How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone

Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.


The Nikita AVT and M1916 have also arrived in Warzone with Season 3, so you can check out how to unlock the new Assault Rifle and Marksman Rifle.

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