New Gun Randomly Added to Call of Duty Warzone and Modern Warfare

by in Call of Duty | Apr, 26th 2021

Call of Duty Warzone is an astounding battle royale experience that is quite unlike other games in its genre as it is fully connected to the mainline portion of its series as a spin-off title. New weapons for one game usually mean a new weapon, like the new Call of Duty Warzone Sykov pistol weapon. 

New Gun Randomly Added to Warzone

What is strange about the Call of Duty Warzone Sykov is that it is a new weapon in the game that is a pistol and not one of the usual additions and, two, the facts surrounding its release. The new pistol weapon is coming out for the battle royale title just randomly out of nowhere. 

This release didn’t happen at the launch of Season 3, like much of the other new content did, including other new weapons. At the same time, it didn’t come out when the other recent new weapons were added to the title, like the ZRG 20mm sniper rifle.

That new rifle was added to the game just after the midseason update for the second season of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, which made sense to keep players going for a little while longer until the release of the third season of new major content.

However, neither of those scenarios is what happened with the Call of Duty Warzone Sykov. Instead, Raven Software just released this weapon out of nowhere for the battle royale game with no fanfare or anything else surrounding it at all. 

But we aren’t going to complain as a new weapon is a new weapon, which is always exciting news. Having something new to play in the battle royale title means that it could shake up the meta, your loadout, and how we play the game, depending on how it is handled. 

Warzone Sykov Pistol Explained

The Call of Duty Warzone Sykov is a brand new weapon and is available in the game right now when writing this. By the time you are reading this, you can go through the steps to unlock the new pistol weapon and start using it in your loadout from then on. 

It works because it is a brand new weapon entirely for the series that we can see. However, it is fairly similar in concept and application to the famous Makarov line of pistols that have been in the previous titles. As such, we imagine that it is going to be a pretty popular weapon in the coming days and weeks. 

The game itself describes the weapon as something that is “dependable” in close combat situations. It can be a single-action or double-action sidearm weapon, depending on the purpose that you want to use it for. 

The Gunsmith attachments that you can use for the Call of Duty Warzone Sykov are pretty amazing, allowing it to be a pretty versatile weapon capable of accomplishing a lot in the title. We will have more on the meta for this weapon and its utility later, but now, know that it will be one that you should not ignore. 

We highly recommend that players unlock it to complete their arsenal since new weapons aren’t super rare in Warzone, except just a couple of times every season. There is something special about this weapon when it comes to where else it can be used (more on that later). 

To help you out, we will give you the full guide on how to unlock the Call of Duty Warzone Sykov and start using it in your loadout as soon as possible. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what you need to do to complete your weapon arsenal with this new addition. 

How to Unlock the New Gun

You will find with the Call of Duty Warzone Sykov that there are only two main ways that you can unlock the weapon in the battle royale title. The first of these is how many players will want to unlock the pistol since it means that you won’t have to deal with currency. 

Like other new weapons in Warzone, this new pistol is unlocked through some challenges that you need to complete. It is not one of the new battle pass weapons that you can get in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War just by progressing through it without spending any money. 

Fortunately, you can unlock it without spending any extra money in the game with its unique challenge. Do this in either Warzone or its other compatible game, and you will be able to use it in your loadout from then on with any of the future matches you do. 

Of course, there is also the chance that you will be able to find the Call of Duty Warzone Sykov pistol just randomly in the middle of a battle royale match while looking for other gear. That is another great way of trying it before you buy it. 

After all, it will take some effort from you to unlock the new pistol in the game if you want it as a permanent addition to your gear set. However, if you are ready to unlock it forever in Warzone, here is the challenge that you must complete in the game:

  • Eliminate four players using a pistol in five different matches

Tips for Completing the Challenge

That single challenge above is all that you need to do to unlock the Call of Duty Warzone Sykov for good. There is only one mission that you need to do to focus on that and not have to do anything else in the game to get it. 

But here is the issue with this particular method of unlocking the Sykov pistol: it is only going to be unlocked if you complete that task, and it isn’t exactly an easy one. Getting four kills in a single match is something that some players struggle with, depending on your skill level. 

Even if you regularly get four or more kills in most battle royale matches that you do, you might have a hard time doing it with the restrictions you have in this case. Because you not only need to get four kills in every match that you do, but you need to make sure that they are with pistol weapons only. 

Sure, you can get 10 kills, let’s say, in a match. Six of those can be with the LMG or sniper rifle that you usually use, so long as the other four kills are with a pistol. You need to make sure that you are getting at least four eliminations in every match you do with a pistol. 

It doesn’t matter what pistol you do it with, but I recommend that you try to do it with a weapon you are good with. It isn’t too productive to try it with a revolver, for instance, when you prefer faster and more agile weapons in general. 

That will limit you and potentially make it harder to get some eliminations in the long run. So, find a pistol that works for you, whatever your playstyle might be, and then try to use that in your loadout in the matches that you do so you can get as many eliminations as you can. 

The general idea is to try and take out other players with pistols towards the beginning of the match when they are a bit weaker and don’t have too much gear at this point. That is one way to rack up some easy kills and potentially get all four of them right towards the start. 

There is another main tip that I have for this particular situation, though. You might find that Warzone is a bit tough to get that many kills in every match you do, which is more annoying when you have to consider that you have to accomplish this in five separate matches. 

This Call of Duty Warzone Sykov pistol works in Modern Warfare, which is perhaps the most surprising part. You can use pistols in the matches there and complete the challenge that way. It might be easier to get four kills with a pistol in Team Deathmatch or the like this way, rather than try it in some battle royale matches on Verdansk 84. 

Does This Gun Work in Black Ops Cold War?

As mentioned, this new pistol is available in both Warzone and Modern Warfare, even though the latter game is around a year and a half old at this point. Black Ops Cold War is the newer game, but, for some reason, this pistol weapon is coming out for it, too. 

This might have you wondering whether or not you will be able to use this weapon in the latest mainline game: Black Ops Cold War. After all, that is the game that Warzone is trying to connect with mainly, so it would stand to reason that it would be included in this release. 

However, we regret to let you know that it is only available in Modern Warfare and Warzone at this point. You will not be able to use this in Cold War even if you unlock it. As such, don’t even try to complete the challenge in that game, as you will end up wasting your time. 

But there is hope for someone struggling to use pistols for kills and doesn’t have Modern Warfare, only Warzone. Let’s say that you want to find a way to get this pistol much faster and don’t want to go through all of the trouble over completing this mission. 

In that case, there is a much faster way of getting it, but it requires you to spend some currency and potentially real-world money in the process. It is currently available in the Sparks bundle in the in-game store in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

However, the bad news is that it costs a whopping 2400 points, roughly around $24. That is pretty pricey for a little bundle like this one to mainly unlock the pistol, but you can do this if you feel like it. It comes with a weapon blueprint for the Sykov that will unlock the base weapon in the process. 

This Pistol Could Actually Change the Warzone Meta

Keep in mind that the Call of Duty Warzone Sykov pistol will likely be more important to the battle royale game overall than you might expect. You might be wondering why this pistol is even worth mentioning, but it is pretty incredible. 

Not only are the stats pretty darn good on their own, but the Gunsmith is where you can take this weapon to a whole new level. The attachments are pretty varied and great, honestly. This is where versatility comes into play with the different styles you can use it for. 

You can dual wield this baby and have double the crazy action at the cost of ADS, but not like you need that anyways with this kind of close combat-focused weapon. Furthermore, you can tweak some of the stats to your liking and how you would like to use them. 

You can even overpower this pistol’s magazine and make it rival the best LMGs out there in terms of ammo—no need to worry about reloading then. You can mash the triggers or mouse to shoot over and over with your dual Sykovs to decimate opponents before they can even figure out what just happened to them. 


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