How To Unlock The Hammer & Sickle In CoD: Black Ops Cold War And Warzone

In a late addition to the weapon pool, Season 6 adds the Hammer & Sickle melee weapon to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.


Call of Duty Season 6 continues for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone as Vanguard's release date approaches, and the November 2 update added the Hammer & Sickle melee weapon as the final DLC weapon for Cold War.

How To Unlock The Hammer & Sickle

Split Personality bundle
Split Personality bundle

This new dual-wield melee weapon can be unlocked for free through in-game challenges, or you can purchase the Split Personality bundle in the in-game shop to acquire the 'Agony & Ecstasy' weapon blueprint of the Hammer & Sickle. The bundle costs 1,800 CoD Points (about $18), and in addition to the melee weapon, you'll also get seven additional cosmetic items and a battle pass tier skip.

Multiplayer/Warzone Challenge

Warzone and MP challenge for the Hammer & Sickle
Warzone and MP challenge for the Hammer & Sickle

To unlock the Hammer & Sickle for free you'll need to get a melee kill and a tomahawk or throwing knife kill in the same life in 15 different completed matches.

This challenge will probably be best attempted in multiplayer, but Warzone's respawn modes like Plunder and Rebirth Island Resurgence can be viable options as well.

Zombies Challenge

Zombies challenge for the Hammer & Sickle
Zombies challenge for the Hammer & Sickle

To unlock this weapon in Zombies, you'll need to use a primary melee weapon to destroy the Aether Orb in Outbreak 12 times. The Aether Orb is a world event found in Outbreak, which appears on the map as an orange orb icon. Destroying an orb with a melee weapon is not a difficult task, but this will be a tedious way to unlock the weapon, as the Aether Orb is a randomly spawning event. You'll also only get to destroy it once per event. This is best served as an unlock for those who play a lot of Outbreak. Otherwise, unlocking in standard multiplayer will likely be the fastest route.

The Hammer & Sickle joins Season 6's recently added LAPA submachine gun and the Bladed Axe melee weapon. With Black Ops Cold War's content coming to an end, a new cinematic trailer released on November 2 to wrap up the game's post-launch narrative with Adler and Stitch.

This is Black Ops Cold War's final season, as Call of Duty: Vanguard launches on November 5. All of this content continues for Call of Duty as Activision Blizzard faces a lawsuit from the state of California over alleged harassment and discrimination against women.

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