The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty Online The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 The subject of this article appears in Blackout The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Mobile
For a similar weapon, see Compound Bow.
For the Zombies variant, see Wrath of the Ancients.

The Sparrow is a specialist weapon introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and later added to Call of Duty Online, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Call of Duty: Mobile. It is a compound bow that fires explosive bolts which increase in force the longer the arrow is drawn.

Call of Duty Online[edit | edit source]

The Sparrow appears in Call of Duty Online.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III[edit | edit source]


"Requiring augmented strength to draw, this advanced composite compound bow unleashes devastating explosive arrows that decimate hostile forces."
— In-game description.

The Sparrow is exclusive to Outrider and Blackjack. Compared to other bow weapons from previous installments, the Sparrow has an extremely fast fire rate and projectile speed, and low drop. Arrows will kill upon impact, no matter the draw strength. Stronger draws will force the victim back, potentially striking multiple enemies before the arrow explodes.

Killing two enemies with the sparrow in quick succession awards the "Bowhunter" medal. Killing three will award the "Predator" medal.

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  • Enemies are killed on contact by arrows, then shortly explode after.
  • Arrows can be lobbed over walls as artillery by quickly tapping the trigger.
  • The explosive radius of an arrow is small but lethal.
  • Arrows arc when released early, but fly straight when fully drawn.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4[edit | edit source]

Call of Duty: Mobile[edit | edit source]

"Increases range the longer the Sparrow is drawn and has powerful blasting arrows."
— Description


The Sparrow returns in Call of Duty: Mobile as an Operator Skill. Upon activation, it lets the player fire a maximum of seven arrows before exhaustion allowing for both destruction of Scorestreaks and enemies. When fired, the arrows look like red streaks to enemies.

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