How To Unlock Call Of Duty's New CARV.2 In Warzone And Black Ops Cold War

Here's how you can get Black Ops Cold War's new CARV.2 tactical rifle.


Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's DLC weapon, the CARV.2 tactical rifle, is officially available now after previously only popping up for some players early. Released with Cold War's weekly Thursday update on May 6, the tactical rifle can be unlocked after completely a fairly simple challenge.

Activision describes this new burst-fire weapon as one that "stands out in the tactical rifle class with its high bullet velocity output, offering powerful damage, solid recoil control, and a large ammo pool from the start." It's unclear if there's a licensing issue that changes the name, but the gun is very reminiscent of the burst-fire G11 assault rifle from Black Ops 1.

CARV.2 in Black Ops Cold War
CARV.2 in Black Ops Cold War

To get the weapon in a standard multiplayer match, you must use tactical rifles to rapidly kill two or more players in 10 different completed matches.

Alternatively, you can buy it through the "Plastik Prototype" DLC bundle that released with the same update.

Players have been successful in testing out the CARV.2 in both Warzone and Cold War's Zombies mode, but both methods are pretty random and fated by RNG.

For Warzone, you'll need to launch the "Warzone Orientation" option, which is found under the "Private Match & Practice" tab. You don't need to go through the actual Warzone training process. Instead, drop your 1911 pistol to get a primary weapon to appear in your hands. There's a chance you'll be holding the upcoming CARV.2, but the most common outcome is that you'll have the FARA 83 equipped. I tried this method three times, and each time I was left holding the FARA, but luck or persistence may grant you a chance to take the CARV.2 into the firing range to shoot and inspect.

Zombies players posting footage of gameplay with the upgraded "pack-a-punched" version of the weapon, which was rewarded from completing Trials in either standard Zombies or Outbreak mode. Simply locate and activate the Trials computer terminal on a Zombies map, and keep activating and completing trials until your reward has reached the "legendary" rarity status. This is the reward tier that doles out upgraded weapons, but you'll really need luck on your side for this method. There are a lot of guns in the Zombies weapon pool, so you'll either get one of many upgraded weapons, a wonder weapon, or a perk as your reward.

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