With the latest Call of Duty update hitting the live servers, Season 3 Reloaded has officially added throwing stars to the game.

The developers have been pretty active with adding weapons, putting in several per update. Some of the more popular that have come out in the last two seasons include the ISO Hemlock, Tempus Torrent, and FJX Imperium.

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Unlocking the throwing star requires a fun challenge

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Season 3 Reloaded brought with it the FTAC Siege and GS Magna handguns in addition to the throwing star.

In terms of how to get the lethal weapon to replace your semtex or frag grenade, you’ll need to make good use of the throwing knife. In order to unlock the new projectile, you’ll need to achieve 50 kills with the throwing knife.

If you’re wondering why you might use the throwing star over the knife, well, according to the developers, it’s a faster projectile and also goes farther than the knife.

“A compelling, high-skill alternative to the Throwing Knife, the Throwing Star demands more accuracy from its wielder. While less accurate hits will not result in a kill, this is more than compensated for in its ammo capacity and rapid deployment capabilities,” the announcement said.

It’s worth noting, however, that the weapon will require two body shots or one headshot to eliminate your opponent.

So if you’re feeling like you need to get a few ninja kills, make sure to complete the challenge and start chucking stars from the shadows.

If you’re interested in what else launched with the update, here are some of the big changes in Modern Warfare 2:

  • Raid Episode 03. Follow Price, Farah, and Alex as they push deeper into the Soviet base in pursuit of Hadir and a missing armament.
  • Special Ops Mission: Defender — Hafid Port. Defend against increasingly challenging waves of enemies in Al Mazrah’s Hafid Port.
  • Alboran Hatchery 6v6 MP Map. A medium-sized core map experience set on a remote, windswept facility.
  • Giant Infection, 3v3 Faceoff. Experience Infected on a massive scale and engage in small team skirmishes with the return of Faceoff.

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