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How to Unlock the Chimera in Warzone

Unlock Chimera Warzone
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The Chimera is a Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle with an integrated suppressor and a fast fire rate. The Honey Badger, as it’s also known, is among the best weapons for Warzone because of its versatility and prowess as a sniper support. This guide will explain how to unlock the Chimera in Warzone, DMZ, and Multiplayer.

Quick take

The Chimera is one of the best assault rifles in Warzone, with an integrated suppressor and a fast rate of fire. To unlock the Chimera, players can earn two operator kills with assault rifles in 15 separate matches, exfil with the weapon in DMZ mode, or purchase a Chimera blueprint in the store.

How to unlock the Chimera in Warzone

The Chimera can be unlocked in Warzone by completing the challenge and getting two operator kills with ARs in 15 matches.

To achieve this challenge, players can use any assault rifle to kill other players twice in 15 matches. Killing AI players will not count towards the requirements of this challenge.

Killing two operators in a match shouldn’t be too challenging for most players, but doing it in 15 matches will be very time-consuming. If you’re a Warzone-only player, prioritize assault rifles from floor loot or your loadout, and you will complete this challenge eventually.

How to unlock the Chimera in DMZ mode

Modern Warfare 2’s DMZ mode gives players a couple of different methods to unlock the Chimera assault rifle:

Exfil with the Chimera

DMZ players can exfil with the Chimera to permanently unlock it for all game modes. Since the Chimera is unavailable as ground loot in the DMZ, here’s how to acquire it:

Killing another player with Chimera in their loadout and successfully exfilling will unlock the weapon, but you need some luck to make this happen. You can’t control which weapon enemies use in DMZ, so this method could take a while if fortune isn’t in your favor.

The easiest way to get the Chimera in DMZ mode is to have a teammate drop the weapon with you at the beginning of the match. Go straight to the exfil after receiving your teammate’s Chimera to ensure the gun ends up in your inventory.

DMZ - Building 21
DMZ – Building 21: Credit: Activision

Earn all weapon case rewards in Building 21.

Building 21 is a DMZ location where players can complete challenges that reward weapon cases. Players who exfil with these weapon cases earn cosmetic rewards and blueprints.

The Silver Tox Chimera blueprint is the sixth and final reward for exfilling with weapon cases in Building 21. Earning the Silver Tox blueprint will permanently unlock the Chimera for all game modes.

This method is the most difficult way to unlock the Chimera since exfilling from Building 21 with a weapons case is no easy feat. Obtaining the Chimera this way is not recommended, but we thought we’d still mention it to be thorough.

How to unlock the Chimera in Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer

To unlock the Chimera in Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer, you must complete the challenge of getting two operator kills with ARs in 15 matches.

Completing this challenge in Multiplayer will be much faster than in Warzone since Multiplayer matches are shorter, and it’s easy to get multiple kills. It should be simple to get two kills in any game mode, so just play 15 rounds of your favorite Multiplayer mode to complete this challenge.

Other ways to unlock the Chimera

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Chimera bundle
Chimera blueprint – Hissing Envy. Credit: Activision

Modern Warfare 2 players can also unlock the Chimera by purchasing a blueprint in the store. Purchasing a blueprint will unlock the weapon and any attachments that come with the blueprint. Our guide on the fastest way to level guns in Warzone details the quickest ways to unlock the Chimera’s best attachments.

Currently, several Chimera blueprints are available in the Call of Duty store. If you have the extra cash, it’s the easiest way to permanently unlock the Chimera for Warzone.


  • How do you unlock the Chimera in Building 21?

    Players can unlock the Chimera in Building 21 by earning the Silver Tox Chimera blueprint. The Silver Tox is the sixth and final reward for exfilling with weapons cases in Building 21.

  • How do I get the Chimera in Warzone?

    To unlock the Chimera in Warzone, get two operator kills with assault rifles in 15 matches.

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