Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has finally been released for all platforms. Moreover, Cold War Season 1 is already underway with tons of exciting customization options and exclusive items for the game’s premiere seasons. Melee weapons have been an iconic part of the COD franchise and Cold War seems to be no exception. A new sledgehammer has been added to the game and we are going to be showing you how you can unlock the Sledgehammer in Black Ops Cold War Season 1.

Treyarch’s Black Ops Cold War tries to build up on the critically acclaimed Modern Warfare by introducing new weapons, refining its gameplay mechanics, and introducing heaps of new character and gunsmith customization opens. Currently, the game has received positive reviews for its strides made in progressing the franchise.

How to Unlock the Sledgehammer

black ops cold war sledgehammer how to unlock

While gunning people down with a fully kitted out AR certainly has its own merits, you cannot deny the utter simplicity and carnage a good melee weapon can do to an unsuspecting opponent. Therefore, a Sledgehammer seems like an obvious and perfect choice. Unlocking it is quite easy and should not take more than an hour or two.

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Once you unlock the Sledgehammer, it is yours to keep forever! Do note that it deals the same amount of damage as any other melee weapon but comes with its own sweet death animation! Here’s how you can unlock it:

black ops cold war sledgehammer how to unlock

To unlock the Sledgehammer, you need to use the Combat Knife and kill two or more players rapidly using it in 15 different matches. As soon as this challenge is completed, you should find the Sledgehammer in your inventory. It is located in the Melee section. You will also get 1000 XP for all your troubles as well.


This concludes everything you need to know on how you can unlock the Sledgehammer in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Stay tuned for more news!

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