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Modern Warfare Obsidian camo challenges: How to unlock the new mastery weapon skin

Modern Warfare Obsidian camo
(Image credit: Activision/SoaR Nitroh (Twitter))

If you really want to prove how much of an elite-tier player you are, you should be grinding for the Modern Warfare Obsidian camo. This badass-looking weapon skin is the latest addition to the Modern Warfare camos (opens in new tab) and is one of the hardest to obtain, especially if you're considering getting Obsidian on everything (good luck). Here's all you need to know about the Modern Warfare Obsidian camo in Call of Duty Modern Warfare (opens in new tab) and Call of Duty Warzone (opens in new tab).

How to unlock Modern Warfare Obsidian camo

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The embedded tweet above shows exactly what Obsidian looks like. Of course, it's displayed on a dark background so the mostly black camo doesn't look too impressive, but looks a lot better in-game.

You need to unlock the Modern Warfare Obsidian camo per gun. This means that unlike Platinum and Damascus where it unlocks for all guns once you've achieved the pre-requisite, you have to complete a challenge for each gun individually. But what do you have to do to get it? The requirements differ per weapon class:

  • Assault Rifles: Get 15 kills in a single match 200 times.
  • SMGs: Get 15 kills in a single match 150 times.
  • LMGs: Get 15 kills in a single match 150 times.
  • Shotguns: Get 15 kills in a single match 150 times.
  • Sniper Rifles: Get 15 kills in a single match 125 times.
  • Marksman Rifles: Get 15 kills in a single match 125 times.
  • Pistols: Get 15 kills in a single match 100 times.
  • Riot Shield: Get 750 kills.
  • Knife: Get 10 kills in a match 125 times.
  • RPG-7: Get 5 kills in a match 150 times.
  • PILA, Joker, and STRELA-P: Destroy a vehicle or killstreak 100 times.

Yeah... unfortunately, to earn Obsidian on every gun — if you only achieve one gun per match — you need to play a minimum of 1,275 matches, provided you achieve the requisite every single match. That isn't including the Riot Shield and three launchers, which aren't limited to single matches. Realistically, you're probably looking at 1,500 matches or more. Also, expect lobbies to be full of M4A1 players as everyone tries to unlock Obsidian on the strongest weapon in the game (if you have the best Modern Warfare M4A1 (opens in new tab) build that is).

Good luck, and if you manage to get Obsidian on every gun in the game, just know you have my utmost admiration.

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Ford James
Ford James

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