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How to unlock the Sykov pistol in Call of Duty: Warzone

Check out how to unlock the Sykov in Warzone to add this petrifying pistol to your own arsenal.

A player reloading the Sykov pistol in Warzone

 You can no longer get the Sykov in Warzone because the original version of the game was shut down. However, this guide will be updated and will come in handy if the Sykov ever returns.

After it mistakenly appeared in loot crates long before its arrival, Warzone’s Sykov was a highly anticipated weapon that arrived alongside the Modern Warfare arsenal of weapons. While a pistol usually wouldn’t be too much to get excited about, the attachments you could bolt on the Sykov got players into a frenzy. So what made the Sykov so terrifying?

Well, for a start it could become a dual-wield akimbo weapon – and if you look back at some of the best Warzone guns, dual pistols feature more than once. The Sykov was also capable of being fully automatic and could have an 80-round magazine attached to it. Yep, 80 rounds. Fully automatic. And akimbo. That was one hell of a combination, so it was a shame when the Sykov was removed once Modern Warfare (2019) was no longer supported.

Sykov Warzone unlock method

To unlock the Sykov in Warzone, you have to complete a challenge. It was a relatively simple one: get four kills with pistols in five separate matches. This could be achieved either in Warzone or Modern Warfare.

When it was available, we suggested completing it in the latter, as it was much quicker and easier as you only needed to completely finish a standard match for your progress to count. Quitting a game before it ends or you die will see progress for that match lost.

So, with traditional multiplayer matches being both quicker and easier to rack up four kills with minimal stakes, it was the no-brainer and saw many players flock to Modern Warfare MP to unlock it.

With such an easy challenge, it didn’t take us all that much energy to unlock it. The only annoyance was that, rather than simply getting 20 kills in total, you had to spread it out between five matches, making the process unnecessarily long.

Well, that was how to unlock the Sykov in Warzone, back when this iconic weapon was in the arsenal. With Call of Duty’s love for returning fan-favorites, there’s certainly potential to see the Sykov return to one of the best battle royale games in the future.