Some sweet Gold, Diamond and Dark Matter Skins

Black Ops Cold War: How to Unlock the Ultra Weapon Skins!

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Black Ops Cold War Cover Art

Check out the new skins for CoD Black Ops Cold War (Image Credit: Activision)

The new Call of Duty is finally here for PC, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. To commemorate the occasion, Black Ops Cold War offers new skins for players to unlock. Let’s take a look at the skins and how to unlock them.

To unlock the gold, diamond, and dark matter skins, you will need to complete challenges using a specific weapon. Be warned: It gets grindy! Each weapon has the same challenges, so knowing what needs to be done is simple, but takes a lot of time to do. Once you complete a challenge, you will earn a camo for that weapon and, once you complete enough of them, you can work towards unlocking a new skin. Here are the weapons in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and each challenge that needs to be completed:

How to unlock the new skins in BOCW:

  • Gold - Unlock 35 camos for the selected weapon
  • Diamond - Gold for all weapons in a single weapon class
  • Dark Matter Ultra - Diamond camo for all weapon classes
CoD Black Ops Cold War Gold Skin

Unlock the gold skin (Image Credit: Activision)

Let's take a look at each weapon and its tasks. In most cases, it's the same task with different totals needed for completion.

Assault Rifle

  • Spray - 300 eliminations
  • Stripes - 100 headshots
  • Classic - 20x 5 kills without dying – each kill with a gun
  • Geometric - 50 longshots
  • Flora - 75 enemies stunned, blinded, or detected by scorestreaks, equipment or field upgrades
  • Science - Shoot and kill 50 enemies taking cover in multiplayer
  • Psychedelic - 2 or more enemies rapidly killed 25 times

SMG

  • Spray - 300 eliminations
  • Stripes - 75 headshots
  • Classic - 20x 5 kills without dying – each kill with a gun
  • Geometric - 50 longshots
  • Flora - 75 enemies stunned, blinded, or detected by scorestreaks, equipment, or field upgrades.
  • Science - 75 point-blank kills
  • Psychedelic - 2 or more enemies rapidly killed 25 times.

Light Machine Gun

  • Spray - 300 eliminations
  • Stripes - 100 headshots
  • Classic - 20x 5 kills without dying – each kill with a gun
  • Geometric - 50 longshots
  • Flora - 75 enemies stunned, blinded, or detected by scorestreaks, equipment, or field upgrades.
  • Science - Shoot and kill 50 enemies taking cover in Multiplayer
  • Psychedelic - 20 or more enemies rapidly killed 25 times.
CoD Black Ops Cold War Diamond Skin

It sparkles and reminds us of a disco ball! (Image Credit: Activision)

Sniper Rifle

  • Spray - 200 eliminations
  • Stripes - 50 headshots
  • Classic - 20x 5 kills without dying – each kill with a gun
  • Geometric - 50 longshots
  • Flora - 50 kills while holding breath
  • Science - 50 one shot kills
  • Psychedelic - 2 or more enemies rapidly killed 25 times.

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Tactical Rifle

  • Spray - 300 eliminations
  • Stripes - 100 headshots
  • Classic - 20x 5 kills without dying – each kill with a gun
  • Geometric - 50 longshots
  • Flora - 75 enemies stunned, blinded, or detected by scorestreaks, equipment, or field upgrades.
  • Science - Shoot and kill 50 enemies taking cover in multiplayer
  • Psychedelic - 2 or more enemies rapidly killed 25 times.

Pistol

  • Spray - 150 eliminations
  • Stripes - 50 headshots
  • Classic - 5 kills without dying 20 times with a gun
  • Geometric - 25 longshots
  • Flora - 25 enemies stunned, blinded, or detected by scorestreaks, equipment, or field upgrades.
  • Science - Shoot and kill 50 enemies taking cover in multiplayer
  • Psychedelic - 2 or more enemies rapidly killed 25 times.
CoD Black Ops Cold War Dark Matter skin

The long grind for this skin! It has in-game animations. (Image Credit: Activision)

Shotgun

  • Spray - 200 eliminations
  • Stripes - 50 headshots
  • Classic - 20x 5 kills without dying – each kill with a gun
  • Geometric - 50 longshots
  • Flora - 75 enemies stunned, blinded, or detected by scorestreaks, equipment, or field upgrades.
  • Science - 25 point-blank kills.
  • Psychedelic - 2 or more enemies rapidly killed 25 times.

Launcher

  • Spray - 50 eliminations
  • Stripes - Destroy 50 equipment, scorestreaks, or vehicles.
  • Classic - 20x 3 kills without dying – each kill with a gun
  • Geometric - Destroy 50 ground-based scorestreaks or vehicles.
  • Flora - Destroy 50 aerial scorestreaks or vehicles.
  • Science - Destroy 3 scorestreaks or enemy vehicles in a single game 10 times in Multiplayer
  • Psychedelic - 2 or more enemies rapidly killed 25 times.

Melee

  • Spray - 75 eliminations
  • Stripes - 25 backstabs
  • Classic - 25 finishing moves
  • Geometric - 50 enemies while injured in multiplayer
  • Flora - 50 kills while sliding
  • Science - Kill 50 enemies disoriented by flash, stuns, or smoke grenades
  • Psychedelic - 2 or more enemies rapidly killed 25 times

As you can see, this grind will take you many play sessions and might last you a couple of seasons.

EarlyGame has even more CoD content coming down the pipeline and everything else on next-gen gaming.

Paul Hayes

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