Every season, Call of Duty: Warzone get a new set of weapons, most of which are usually worth using. One weapon that was added in the Season 4 update is the Nail Gun, an SMG/Special Weapon hybrid that deals massive damage. It is definitely suitable for players who like to run and shoot while getting up close and personal. The only problem is that its unlocking requirements are difficult and arguably non-descriptive.
Of course, you can always shell out your hard-earned COD Points to buy it from the in-game store, but if you’re short on money, you’ll want to take a different approach. In this guide we will show you how to unlock the Nail Gun in Call of Duty: Warzone.
The reason many players focus on the Nail Gun is because of its high damage. This weapon will not help you fly far at range, but when used at a range of up to 10 meters, it will deal terrible damage. Based on TrueGameData, the nail gun deals 64 damage to the chest, 50 damage to the abdomen and extremities, and 81 damage to the head. This means you can get four to five kills on fully plated enemies at up to 10 meters. With stats like that, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular choice.
For comparison, the MP5 (CW) can eliminate a fully plated enemy in six to nine close-up shots. Now, it’s worth noting that the Nail Gun has a slower rate of fire of 515 rpm (rate per minute) than the MP5 (CW), which fires at 854 rpm. But even so, the Nail Gun is still capable of killing a player much faster than the MP5 (CW), even with a slower rate of fire. Another unique feature of the Nail Gun is that it does not allow any items to be attached. But that’s okay because it’s still excellent. Just make sure you get used to its small magazine size of 20.
The biggest problem with the Nail Gun is actually unlocking it. There are four methods for you to do it that we will detail below:
Unlock Nail Guns through Warzone
The least expensive but time-consuming method of unlocking the Nail Gun is to earn it through Battlefield no. To do so, you need to get 5 kills with Special Weapons in 15 different matches. The special weapons are:
- M79 . grenade launcher
- Ballistic knife
- R1 Shadowhunter
Battlefield there isn’t really a Special Weapons section, but rest assured, those are weapons of that type.
If you’re using this method, we recommend jumping into a Loot match, going to Storage Town on the west side of the map, and using whatever Special Weapon you’re comfortable with. . Unfortunately, they’re all pretty terrible, but we had the best of luck with the M79 Grenade Launcher. The strategy is to hover over Storage Town and then drop right over enemies before shooting them with grenades. Then, pull your chute just before you hit the ground.
If you get close enough before hitting the ground, you’ll have a higher chance of knocking them out in one shot. Keep repeating this process until you have five lives, then end the match as usual. Repeat this 14 more times to complete the challenge and unlock the Nail Gun.
Based on our testing, it doesn’t appear that you can exit the match before the end and still gain credit for the challenge. Some players reported following the challenge even after giving up early, but it looks like this has been patched. Also note that if you want to use the Ballistic Knife to complete the challenge, you must use ballistics, not melee.
Loot matches can take up to 20 minutes to complete, so it will take you several hours to unlock weapons using this method. But it’s a free option!
Unlock Nail Guns through Black Ops Cold War multiplayer
Next, you can unlock the Nail Gun in Cold War Multiplayer. From Battlefield share progress with Cold War, you can unlock a weapon in one game and use it in the other. For this, the requirements are actually the same as in Battlefield: Get five kills with Special Weapons in 15 different matches. The problem is, Cold War matches are a lot faster than loot matches in Battlefield, so this method is actually the fastest, as long as you have a copy of the game. For the fastest results, we recommend playing on Nuketown ’84, as those matches only last about 10 minutes – sometimes less.
Unlock Nail Guns through Black Ops’ Cold War Zombies
Other way to unlock Nail Gun via Cold War is by playing Zombies. To do so, you need 25 Special Weapon eliminations in the 12 areas completed in Outbreak. Please explain what that means because it’s confusing. Again, the Special Weapons are listed above, so use one of them in your loadout and kick off an Outbreak. The completed zone is the area where you have completed the main goal.
The game will give you one target at each area and once you have completed it and move on to the next area via the teleporter this will count as a completed area. So in essence, take your 25 lives, complete the area, and then check the in-game counter to make sure it gives you credit. Remember you don’t have to complete all 12 zones in a single match to unlock weapons. Your progress goes from game to game
Unlock the Nail Gun by purchasing it
The final and easiest way to get a Nail Gun is to buy it. The Piercing Wound Blueprint gives you instant access to the Nail Gun with 1,000 COD points, which can be earned by leveling up through battle or purchased with real money. It will cost you about $10 to buy this blueprint with real cash.