Here’s how to perform finishing moves in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
Finishing moves is a new execution animation, first added in Modern Warfare and continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
Each animation gives a unique and sometimes gory finisher to unsuspecting players. While in the execution animation, both players cannot stop the finisher until it is completed, or a player is killed by an enemy.
If you spot someone getting executed, we can’t force you to not steal the kill, but it might be worth watching the show (and the enemy’s public embarrassment) at the cost of some XP.
How to Equip Finishing Moves In Warzone
For Warzone, you’ll want to head over to the operator tab on the main menu. From here, select your favorite operator and hit the customize operator key. (On PC it’s X by default) In the rightmost tab, you’ll see a list of Finishing Moves.
How to Equip Finishing Moves in Black Ops Cold War
Surprisingly, Black Ops Cold War doesn’t have the same equip system as Warzone in the operator tab. You’ll have to navigate to the Weapons tab and select Finishing Moves to equip it here.
Get More Finishing Moves
Finishing moves are available in the Call of Duty Store as part of purchasable bundles and are also included in the Season 1 Battle Pass.
Past finishing moves are available for use in Warzone from Modern Warfare, and currently, certain Black Ops Cold War finishing moves are not available in Warzone.
To see an example of one of the new finishing moves, take a look at YouTuber ShawnJGaming’s video below. Finishing Move starts at the 1:42 timestamp.
How to execute a Finishing Move
To execute a finishing move on an opponent, you’ll want to sneak behind them (with any weapon), then press and hold your melee button. If there’s enough space and the enemy’s back is pointed towards you, you’ll activate your finisher.
Note that finishing moves are different per enemy stance, so the finisher you complete on a standing enemy will be slightly different than when an enemy is prone.
Now get out on the field and embarrass some players!
Modern Warfare multiplayer players have become increasingly frustrated recently as the title has turned into an ad for the new Black Ops Cold War.
With the new updates for Modern Warfare over the month of December, the game’s menu system has updated to now include Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Modern Warfare featured. This was part of Activision’s push to unify the games and integrate Warzone across the board.
The game loads up with an option to “Purchase” Black Ops Cold War:
However, in doing so, the updates have basically turned Modern Warfare into a massive advertisement for Black Ops Cold War.
When Season 1 of Cold War & Warzone launched on Dec. 16, Modern Warfare’s loading screen now has a massive Black Ops Cold War & Warzone feature image, showcasing an Operator that’s not even useable in Modern Warfare MP.
If you’re loading up Modern Warfare, here’s the screen you’re met with:
The biggest problem, however, that has been described by players on Reddit on both r/games and r/modernwarfare is surrounding the Battle Pass.
Black Ops Cold War & Warzone’s Season One Battle Pass shows up in the Modern Warfare MP Menu. Activision has stated that players can progress the Battle Pass XP by playing Modern Warfare MP, which is great. However, none of the content is useable in Modern Warfare MP. And, some players on Reddit are upset because there’s no warning before purchasing the Battle Pass within MW MP.
The items in the Battle Pass feature a BLACK OPS or WARZONE logos on it to showcase which game its useable in, but the question remains as to why the pass is even being advertised to purchase in Modern Warfare if practically none of the content is actually useable in it.
New Modern Warfare Content
Players have kept hope for the potential of new content for Modern Warfare at some point. We don’t expect there to be a full featured season for the game. But there’s data mining that has revealed two new Operators, including Soap and Sparks, alongside potential new MP maps.
Modern Warfare is the most successful Call of Duty game of all time, per Activision Blizzard. It remains to be seen why the company decided to turn it into a big advertisement for Black Ops Cold War, when the game’s are quite different in play style.