One way that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 stands out from other battle royale games on the market is that it gives players the opportunity to unlock new playable characters in-game instead of locking new characters behind the Battle Pass or microtransactions. These unlockable characters consist largely of familiar faces from past Black Ops titles, including Frank Woods, who was a major character in the first two Black Ops games.
Unlocking characters in Black Ops 4‘s battle royale mode is easier said than done, however. Typically, doing so requires players to find specific items in the game world, and then complete the challenges associated with those items before the end of the match. The same is true for unlocking Frank Woods, who first requires players to find his trademark bandanna and keep it in their inventory.
To find Woods’ bandanna in Black Ops 4, players need to loot zombies, or another player who has already collected the bandanna. Zombies spawn at various areas around the map, but players should check the Asylum, the Lighthouse, the TranZit diner, or the boxing gym to find some. Kill any zombies that spawn and hope one drops the bandanna.
After finding Woods’ bandanna, the next step is to get in a helicopter. Helicopter spawn locations can be found all over the map, like the Construction Site, Estates, south of Firing Range, etc. Get in the helicopter and use it to get as close to the middle of the circle as possible because the next challenge to unlock Woods in Blackout is especially tough.
To unlock Woods in Blackout, players not only need to get in a helicopter in the match, but they also have to win the match. Winning in Blackout will be a relatively rare occurrence for most players, meaning that unlocking Woods is going to be one of the most challenging characters to unlock in the game. However, with enough practice, perseverance, and a little luck, players should be able to get the job done.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.