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How to Unlock the 'Scalpel' Green Dot Reticle in Warzone

Here's a breakdown of how to unlock and equip the "Scalpel" reticle in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6.
Here's a breakdown of how to unlock and equip the "Scalpel" reticle in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6. / Photo courtesy of Activision

The "Scalpel" reticle is quickly gaining traction as the best ADS cosmetic offering available in Warzone.

Warzone has long been an battle royale won by those exploiting the smallest of advantages, including the look of their reticle. While for Modern Warfare guns, the T Pose style has long been a staple used on the VLK 3.0x Optic, for Black Ops Cold War weapons there hasn't been a consensus go-to option for those on the Axial Arms 3x sight, at until now it seems.

Here's a breakdown of how to unlock and equip the "Scalpel" reticle in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 6.

How to Unlock the 'Scalpel' Green Dot Reticle in Warzone

The Scalpel reticle has quickly become the beloved go-to reticle for many in Warzone due to it essentially being the "Precision" style except even better. Since the middle dot is light green rather than black, it allows players to see exactly what their aiming at, while the rest of the reticle helps to line up the shot and stay out of the way.

To unlock the Scalpel reticle for use in Warzone, players must have access to Black Ops Cold War, which unfortunately is a bit "pay to win," admittedly.

This is because the challenge to unlock the Scalpel reticle is as follows: "Get 500 kills while aiming down sights with the Axial Arms 3x in Zombies."

Here's how to get this challenge done as quickly as possible:

  1. Go to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War
  2. Equip an AR with an Axial Arms 3x sight and fast-ADS attachments
  3. Start a game in the new “Forsaken” Zombies map
  4. Farm 500 kills by creating distance and while aiming down sights

Once that's done, feel free to hop back into Warzone and equip the Scalpel reticle as you would with any other.

Also, if you if you wish to use it on the Visiontech 2x, Royal & Kross 4x or the SUSAT Multizoom, simply equip an Axial Arms 3x with the Scalpel reticle before switching to your preferred optic. It will transfer over for some reason.