How to unlock the CARV.2 in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War

Season 3 adds another tactical rifle into the mix, but how do you get it?

An operator wielding the CARV.2 tactical rifle on a snowy battlefield

The CARV.2 will be the latest addition to the tactical rifle family in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. With tactical rifles being typically overpowered in both games, and Warzone players getting an accidental test run with the CARV.2 already thanks to it dropping out of loot crates, many believe it has the potential to be one of the best Warzone guns and could tear up multiplayer in Black Ops Cold War.

If a deadly CARV.2 build is anywhere near as overpowered as our best M16 Warzone loadout, then players will be scrambling to get this tactical rifle for themselves and level it up. From the short time players were able to use it in Warzone just after the introduction of the new 1980’s Verdansk map, it was already proving to be a strong weapon – and that was without bolting on your favourite attachments to get the most out of it.

We’ve already had confirmation that this new Season 3 weapon will be dropping in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War this week, but how do you unlock the CARV.2?

How to unlock the CARV.2 in Warzone and Cold War

As is usually the case with mid-season weapon drops, the CARV.2 will be obtainable in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War via either an in-game challenge or by purchasing a blueprint from the store.

The in-game challenge requires you to rapidly kill two or more players in ten separate games. As per usual, you’ll have to complete these games for progress to count, so don’t leave your games early.

There is also a separate challenge in Zombies that will unlock the CARV.2 for you in all modes. Using tactical rifles, you have to rack up 250 longshot kills. We recommend jumping into Outbreak to complete this if you want to go down the Zombies route.

If you want to get your CARV.2 straight away without slogging through the challenge, you can spend your CoD Points in the store to get the Plastik Prototype bundle. In this bundle there will be a Legendary-tier blueprint of the CARV.2 called Konsole.

CARV.2 release date in Warzone and Cold War

The CARV.2 tactical rifle drops in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War on May 6.

So that’s how you get your hands on the latest weapon to hit Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Keep your eyes peeled in the coming days for our best CARV.2 class to use in Warzone.