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How To Unlock CoD: Black Ops Cold War's Vargo 52 Assault Rifle

A new weapon arrives for 2020's Black Ops Cold War, and here's how you unlock it.


Call of Duty's focus is obviously still on Season 2 of Vanguard and Warzone, but 2020's Black Ops Cold War is now getting year 2 content. Treyarch announced a new map and the Vargo 52 assault rifle will arrive in Black Ops Cold War on March 4.

The Vargo 52 is described as a full-auto assault rifle with a fast fire rate. The weapon is built for damage at mid-range fights, with improved muzzle velocity and reliable handling for steady firing control. Here's how you can unlock this latest addition to Black Ops Cold War.

How to unlock the Vargo 52

Image credit: Activision/JGOD
Image credit: Activision/JGOD

There are a few different ways to get your hands on Black Ops Cold War's newest weapon, depending on your game mode preference.

Black Ops Cold War MP challenge

Challenge: Using assault rifles, deal 1000 damage in 15 different completed matches.

This should be pretty easy to accomplish. Just pick your favorite mode and start dealing some damage. However, choosing a playlist of smaller maps like Nuketown will likely get the challenge done quickly.

Zombies unlock challenge

Challenge: Eliminate 750 enemies while using an assault rifle that has been Pack-a-Punched three times.

This challenge shouldn't be too much of a grind if you're a Zombies fan. Multiplayer might be a bit faster, especially if you choose the small map playlists, but this is a pretty easy unlock for the Vargo 52 as well.

Store bundle

Additionally, you can buy the Vargo 52 weapon blueprint as part of a new cosmetic bundle if you don't want the hassle of doing the unlock challenge. The Ferrofluid weapon blueprint of the Vargo 52 can be obtained as part of the store's new Tracer Pack: Ferro Fury Reactive Mastercraft bundle. The bundle will be live on March 4 in the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone in-game stores. This is an eight-item bundle that also includes two other weapon blueprints, a charm, calling card, sticker, reticle, and gesture.

However, it's worth noting that purchasing the bundle will only give you the specific weapon attachments that come with the blueprint. You still have to complete the unlock challenge if you want the base version of the weapon to customize with different attachments.

Treyarch didn't mention any unlock challenge for Warzone players, but the gun should be available for use in the battle royale once you unlock in Black Ops Cold War or purchase in the shop. If you're looking for the best guns to use in your next match of Warzone, we have some recommended weapon loadouts for you to try.

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