Ever since World of War released in 2008, the Bowie Knife has been a fan-favorite and things aren’t any different in 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. The Bowie Knife has made a come back in Call of Duty Cold War Zombies mode. However, this time around players will have to do a bit more grinding to get the Bowie Knife. In this quick guide, we will explain how to get the Bowie Knife in Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode.


Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War: How to Get Bowie Knife in Zombies Mode

To get the Bowie Knife you need Aetherium Crystals. Bowie Knife is an upgrade that is unlocked with Aetherium Crystals in Zombies mode. To get the upgrade you need to first start the zombies mode and go to the loadouts menu. Open the skills tab and select “weapons classes.”

At the bottom of the list, you will see the “melee” option where you can spend Aetherium Crystals to upgrade your melee class in various ways. You will see three melee upgrades, the last one allows you to transform your gun butt into a Bowie Knife. You need six Aetherium Crystals to unlock the Bowie Knife upgrade in Cold War. Three Aetherium Crystals are used to unlock the Bowie Upgrade and three are required to unlock the upgrades before it.

Moreover, you need to reach level 50 in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer to unlock the melee class upgrades. Once you manage to unlock the Bowie Knife in Cold War you can press R3 to use it in combat.


And that’s all you need to know on how to get the Bowie Knife in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War zombies mode. If you need more help with Black Ops Cold War go visit our Cold War Wiki.


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