How to unlock Pickaxe Melee weapon in Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded

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Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Season 5 Reloaded introduces a brand-new Melee weapon to the game. Here’s how you can unlock the Pickaxe for both titles.

Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded lands on August 30, bringing a fresh update for both the multiplayer and battle royale experiences. As well as a new Resurgence map being thrown into the rotation, players will also be getting some new Operators and weapons.

Of these weapons, not only will players get a new competitive SMG and tactical Sidearm in the Lachmann Shroud and 9mm Daemon, but the devs have also thrown a new Melee weapon into the mix.

This new Melee weapon arriving in Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Season 5 Reloaded is the Pickaxe, and for those wondering how to obtain it, here’s everything you need to know about getting it unlocked.

How to unlock Pickaxe in Warzone 2 & Modern Warfare 2

You can unlock the Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Pickaxe Melee weapon by completing an unlock challenge that requires players to get 15 Operator kills with Melee weapons.

This challenge is a part of the classified Sector E0 challenges in the Season 5 Battle Pass, which will be available for players to complete after the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Season 5 Reloaded update goes live.

This classified Battle Pass Sector includes all three of the new weapons being introduced in the Season 5 Reloaded update, and if players would like to earn the final prize, the Lachmann Shroud, they must also complete the Pickaxe unlock challenge, as well as the 9mm Daemon’s.

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The Pickaxe Melee weapon is described on the Call of Duty Season 5 Reloaded blog as a “heavy-duty Melee Weapon” that “enables quiet and deadly operations behind enemy lines with best-in-class damage and range.”

This Pickaxe is a must for those who enjoy taking out enemy Operators in style, as pulling off kills with Melee weapons in hand-to-hand combat is something of a specialist skill.

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