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For another variant, see Secret Santa.
For the Specialist equipment, see Icepick.

An Ice Pick is a tool used to climb-up, break-up, pick, or chip at ice. It appears as a utility in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, and as a melee weapon in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Call of Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Mobile. It is also briefly seen in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

Captain John "Soap" MacTavish and Sergeant Gary "Roach" Sanderson each use two ice picks in the level "Cliffhanger" to scale their way up the icy mountain to the hidden base this mission takes place in. An ice pick is also used by Captain "Soap" MacTavish to kill an enemy soldier on a snowmobile.

However, in "Cliffhanger", the player will only be able to use them in the beginning. Afterwards, Roach will automatically take out his Silenced ACR with Heartbeat Sensor and Red Dot Sight attachments losing the ability to use the ice pick in the process.

If the player doesn't hold on to the wall in "Cliffhanger", on any difficulty, they will fall and die. "Hold on for dear life!" will be shown on the screen instead of the usual random quote. If the player holds on to the ice for too long, it will eventually break up and they will fall. If they are low enough, they will just fall back onto the ledge.

Ice picks act like a dual-wielding melee weapon, but the player is never given a chance to kill anyone with them in the original MW2. The player can, however, still melee with them if they press the attack button while not climbing. Pressing the melee button will swing both at the same time.

In Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, it is possible to use the ice picks to take down the first two enemies in the Cliffhanger mission. A special melee animation will play, which involves Roach taking down the two guards simultaneously.

Call of Duty: Advanced WarfareEdit

An ice pick is briefly used in the mission "Crash", where Cormack throws it at an enemy soldier.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare RemasteredEdit

"Effective at close-range. Hold Triangle/Y to switch weapon to melee."
— Description

The tool, labeled as Cliffhanger (or Icepick in development), is available as a melee weapon in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. It was added in the December 13, 2016‎ update.

It is only available through completing the Cliffhanger bounty collection in the Depot, and is functionally identical to the Knife. However, unlike the Knife, the Cliffhanger can be equipped in a matter similar to that of the Combat Knife featured in previous installments.

Call of Duty: WWIIEdit

"The other entrenching tool used during the war consists of a wooden handle and a cast iron head, and is well suited for breaking-up hard ground or combat."
— Description on Call of Duty: WWII's official website

The Ice Pick was teased pre-launch of Call of Duty: WWII, and was released as a melee weapon during the Winter Siege special event.


Name Rarity How to Obtain Zombie Perks Notes
Gold Diggr Epic Completing the Ice Pick - Gold Digger Collection. N/A

Awards 10% extra XP

The Rattler Epic Supply Drop N/A Awards 10% extra XP.
Clean Slate II Heroic Supply Drop N/A

Awards 15% extra XP


For variants images, see Ice Pick/Variants.

Call of Duty: MobileEdit

The weapon appears in Call of Duty: Mobile as the Ice Axe, where it was added in as a part of the Season 2 update.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2Edit

  • The Infinity Ward logo can be seen on the bottom of the ice picks.
  • The name, "carina," is written on the side.


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