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Black Ops Cold War is finally getting Sticks and Stones

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
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Black Ops Cold War Season 3 is bringing back a fan-favorite game mode that's been noticeably absent from the title: Sticks and Stones.

According to the official Call of Duty blog (opens in new tab), Season 3 won't just include new Operators, and new Black Ops Cold War Outbreak areas, but will usher in the triumphant return of one of the best multiplayer modes. Sticks and Stones is a fast-paced and outright chaotic game type where each player is armed with a crossbow, knife, and tomahawk - and it's every Operator for themselves. Your goal is to rack up your score with crossbow and knife kills, and try and eliminate other enemies with a tomahawk as it'll bankrupt their score to zero. The first player to reach the score limit or the one with the highest score at the end of the match will win - so watch your back.

Black Ops Cold War famously has not had Sticks and Stones since the game first launched because of a lack of the necessary weapons. The R1 Shadowhunter crossbow was only added a month ago, and that was after Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War had to refund players who purchased the crossbow bundle during an accidental early release. Now that the R1 Shadowhunter is in the game, you'll get that, a Ballistic Knife, and a tomahawk at the start of a Sticks and Stones match. Let the chaos begin.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 is set to kick off this week, so expect some Warzone nuke action and tons of other fun changes that will shake up both games. Oh, and Black Ops Cold War will get a free Captain Price skin. And don't fret, the download sizes for both games aren't that intense

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Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.