Cold War players show off insane power of new Season 4 Hand Cannon Scorestreak

Liam Mackay
BOCW Hand Cannon gameplay

The Hand Cannon is the latest Scorestreak for Cold War players to get their hands on in Season 4, and early footage shows that it’s a strong contender for the Scorestreak meta.

Although Black Ops Cold War Season 4 hasn’t officially launched yet, players have access to some of the new features with the pre-update. This includes the weapon balance changes but made some of the previous season’s DLC weapons disappear.

The brand new Scorestreak has also entered the game, the Hand Cannon. This powerful Desert Eagle can one-shot enemies at any range, and players have quickly realized its power.

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Black ops Cold War Hand Cannon Scorestreak

Gained at a Scorestreak of 2800, the Hand Cannon is middle of the pack in terms of requirement. But while the Artillery and Cruise Missile is somewhat luck-based, the Hand Cannon is the definition of a ‘skill cannon’ weapon.

With 10 shots in the mag, if you’re accurate, you can easily one-tap any enemy unfortunate enough to get in your way. Since the weapon released in Cold War ahead of Season 4, players have already demonstrated its insane power.

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Reddit user iwant60fpsplease got an effortless ten-piece using the Hand Cannon, even getting a cheeky collateral for extra style points. Impressed with its power, they said that it was “really fun to pull this off but didn’t feel very fair either.”

iwant60fpsplease expects that the Cold War Hand Cannon will be nerfed eventually, with either the cost increasing or the number of shots reduced.

Our Reddit user isn’t the only one taking advantage of the Hand Cannon to get high killstreaks. User MR_R3D_AD clipped their first time using the new Scorestreak and said it’s already their “favorite streak in the game.”

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Apart from missing a couple of shots, they use the Cold War Hand Cannon to effortlessly rack up a killstreak, even in the chaos of Nuketown ’84.

What makes the Cold War Hand Cannon even more useful is that it still counts towards a regular killstreak, so if you’re chasing the Nuclear Medal or the Tactical Nuke in Cranked Hardpoint, the Hand Cannon is one of the best options you can take.

For more Black Ops Cold War, check out how to unlock the new C58 Assault Rifle or the MG 82 LMG, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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About The Author

Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].