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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: World at War. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: WWII The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 The subject of this article appeared in Zombies mode The subject of this article appears in Blackout The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Warzone The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

The Molotov Cocktail is a piece of equipment featured in Call of Duty: World at War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Call of Duty: WWII, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Call of Duty: Mobile, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. It also makes a brief appearance in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Call of Duty: World at War

The Molotov Cocktail appears as a universal piece of equipment found in Campaign, Multiplayer and Zombies.


Campaign

The Molotov Cocktail is found throughout the Red Army Campaign as special grenades, unlike in Multiplayer where they are primary grenades. When an enemy in campaign mode is hit with a Molotov, they will be incapacitated by the flames.

Multiplayer

The Molotov Cocktail is a primary grenade unlocked at level 10. The player needs to hit an enemy directly to kill them, unless playing in Hardcore mode where an indirect hit may also succeed. Molotov Cocktails have a very long lighting time in comparison to other grenades, but to balance this they explode on contact and may be held while lit for an indefinite amount of time. Like the other fire based weapons, Molotov Cocktails may start fires on the ground which last for a short period of time. Many players will refuse to walk into fire which they see as a danger, even though it will not cause any damage.

Zombies

The Molotov Cocktail is a secondary grenade in Nazi Zombies, obtained through the Mystery Box for 950 points, and they do not restock between rounds like grenades do. It has low damage, only able to kill zombies in early rounds, with its effectiveness wearing off before round 10.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops

The Molotov Cocktail returns in the campaign, appearing in three separate missions. The Molotov Cocktail can also be obtained by using the "give all" command in the Developer Console on PC, which uses the same animation as the Call of Duty: World at War version.

Campaign

The Molotov Cocktail makes their first appearance in Vorkuta, where Russian prisoners use them against the prison's emplacements. Alex Mason later uses a slingshot to launch Molotov Cocktails onto three buildings. There are an unlimited number of Molotov Cocktails at Mason's disposal, but if Mason destroys all three objectives with only three Molotov Cocktails, the player will unlock the Slingshot Kid achievement.


In The Defector, a North Vietnamese soldier will throw a Molotov Cocktail from a window into the player's path. Walking into the fire will kill the player.

In Rebirth, Molotov Cocktails are used against Jason Hudson's squad during the mission, where Russian soldiers will throw Molotov Cocktails from a balcony at Hudson's vehicle. This can be prevented by killing them beforehand.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The Molotov Cocktail make a very brief appearance in the campaign missions Eye of the Storm and Blood Brothers. Molotov Cocktail's are occasionally used by the Czech Resistance against Russian soldiers, however they are not usable or obtainable by the player.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

The Molotov Cocktail returns in Time and Fate where it can be acquired using the Access Kit. It functions similar to the Call of Duty: World at War version, except that it appears in an equipment slot rather than a grenade slot, and therefore has to be brought out first by pressing up on the d-pad (consoles) or Q (on PC) before being lit and thrown with the fire button.


Call of Duty: Black Ops III

The Molotov Cocktail appears during Vengeance where a member of the 54 Immortals uses a Molotov Cocktail to burn down a building. Zeyad Khalil also uses a Molotov Cocktail to kill several NRC guards following General Hakim's death in Lotus Towers. It's also possible to access an unfinished Molotov Cocktail via the Developer Console.

Call of Duty: WWII

The Molotov Cocktail appears as a scorestreak in Call of Duty: WWII.

Multiplayer

In the beta, two Molotov Cocktails were earned from the Scorestreak, but his was later changed to one in an update.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

"Explodes on impact, spreading flames over a small area."
— In-game description


The Molotov returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as a piece of equipment in Multiplayer and Blackout.

Multiplayer

The Molotov is unlocked at level 48 in Multiplayer. It will take one point in the Pick 10 system and will replace your designated Special Issue Equipment in-game. Unlike other pieces of equipment in Black Ops 4, the Player cannot fire their weapon while activating a Molotov.

Zombies

The Molotov was going to appear in Zombies, but was replaced by the Wraith Fire.

Blackout

The Molotov is a piece of equipment in Blackout that can be found on the ground or in supply crates. It's identical to it's Multiplayer counterpart.

Call of Duty: Mobile

"Explodes on impact, setting the affected area on fire for five seconds."
— In-game description


The Molotov Cocktail returns in Call of Duty: Mobile as a piece of Lethal equipment. Prior to the Season 9 Conquest update, the Molotov Cocktail was classified as a Scorestreak, but later became a Lethal equipment.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

"Improvised incendiary device that explodes on impact."
— In-game description


The Molotov Cocktail returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as a replacement for the frag grenade in the missions taking place in Urzikstan. It also serves as a grenade in Multiplayer capable of damaging enemies via burning a few seconds after the impact.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

"Explodes on impact, spreading flames over a small area."
— In-game description


The Molotov returns in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War as a piece of Lethal equipment.

Trivia

Call of Duty: World at War

  • If killed while holding a lit Molotov Cocktail, the player will drop the Molotov where he has died, engulfing the location in fire.
  • Molotov Cocktails will replace Monkey Bombs if the player has them, and vice-versa.

Call of Duty: Zombies

  • The Molotov Cocktails splash damage will always down the player regardless if they have Juggernog.
  • It's possible to have Molotov Cocktails and Monkey Bombs at the same time.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • Molotov cocktails are not available on the Wii version of Vorkuta.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

  • The Molotov was originally one of Firebreak's specialist abilities, alongside his Reactor Core and Purifier. Firebreak also had a bundle of Molotov's on his player model, however this was changed in the full release.
  • The brand of alcholol used for the Molotov is called 54 IPA, which is a reference to the 54 Immortals.
  • "Made in Singapore" can be seen on the bottle.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare