If you are looking for the most powerful melee weapon in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, then turn your attention to the Scythe. The long farming tool provides the longest range of any weapon in the class and has enough speed to finish off nearby enemies in a second. However, since the Scythe is a post-launch item, you’ll need to complete one of two challenges to unlock it. This is how you can earn the scythe in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
How to get the Scythe in Multiplayer and Warzone
The Scythe can be obtained in Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer or Warzone for Get two kills with any melee weapon in 15 different matches while Ninja or Dead Silence is active. However, the skill you apply will depend on the game you are playing. Ninja is a perk exclusive to Black Ops Cold War, while Dead Silence can only be found in Battle Royale as a field upgrade in supply crates. Players will likely find it best to complete this challenge in Cold War, especially since there are multiple maps that invoke close combat.
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How to use the scythe in Black Ops Cold War Zombies
Those in Cold War Zombies mode will see a different challenge, though finishing it will also unlock the scythe in multiplayer and Warzone. This exclusive Zombies challenge simply asks you to Kill 200 enemies with a melee weapon while Insta-Kill is active. The buff will be given to you at random times while on any map and will allow you to take out all zombies with a single hit. However, it will only be active for 30 seconds at a time, so we recommend using a baseball bat. The weapon has the fastest turn rate of all the melee tools, allowing you to kill as many zombies as possible within the time frame.
You’ll also want to keep an eye out for the best weapons in Zombies to ensure you complete this challenge in a single match. These weapons include the almighty Gallo SA12 shotgun and the RPG-7 blaster, both capable of one-shot takedowns.