How to unlock the LAPA in Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War

One of the last hurrahs in Black Ops Cold War.

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One of the final additional weapons in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has arrived and it can be used in Warzone, too.

Once unlocked, the gun is available for players to keep moving forward forever in both games, so it’s worth hopping online and completing some timed challenges to procure it and begin slaying.

The LAPA is a full-auto SMG that’s a “lightweight prototype with reliable damage and good firing control,” offering “improved handling and range with a slower fire rate” when compared to other SMGs in Black Ops Cold War.

The new weapon is locked behind challenges as part of the seasonal event, The Haunting. It can be unlocked in either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone, so regardless of whichever game a player prefers, they can grind it until the LAPA is theirs to use.

Here’s how to unlock the LAPA SMG in both games, but the challenges must be completed before The Haunting ends. Eventually, it will be unlockable via a different challenge.

Warzone challenges

  • Play five matches in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
  • Earn a top 10 final placement with your squad in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist three times.
  • Eliminate 10 enemy Ghosts in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
  • Eliminate 10 enemy humans while playing as your Operator in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
  • Eliminate five enemy humans while playing as a Ghost in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
  • As a Ghost, redeploy as your Operator by collecting three Souls or performing a finishing move on a standing, crouching, or prone human enemy.
  • Use three Sacred Ground locations to reduce your Fear meter in The Ghosts of Verdansk Playlist.
  • Answer three phones in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
  • Experience three hallucinations while you have a full Fear meter in The Ghosts of Verdansk playlist.
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Black Ops Cold War challenges

  • Play and complete five matches in multiplayer or Zombies The Haunting playlists.
  • Get 200 multiplayer elmiinations in the Nuketown Halloween 24/7 playlist or destroy Pumpkin Heads in Zombies.
  • Finish top three in Scream Deathmatch or successfully exfil in Hallow’s Eve Outbreak.
  • Get 30 multiplayer eliminations in Infected or eliminate Special or Elite enemies in Zombies.
  • Get 10 melee weapon kills in multiplayer or earn Butcher medals in Zombies (five rapid melee kills).
  • Open one Scare Package in multiplayer or Zombies.
  • Get 50 eliminations while using the Ghost perk in multiplayer or kill enemies while cloaked in the Aether Shroud in Zombies.
  • Get three multiplayer kills without dying three times or earn Carnage medals in Zombies (10 rapid kills).
  • Get five multiplayer kills with fire damage or earn fire damage multi-kill medals in Zombies.