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Sticks and Stones BOII

Sticks and Stones is a Wager game mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops and a Party game mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. It was featured as a limited time mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Sticks and Stones consists of six players competing in a Free-For-All style game. Everyone's loadout consists of a Crossbow, Ballistic knife, and a Tomahawk/Combat Axe. The crossbow has an explosive tip, and is able to cause multi-kills. Like a Free-For-All game, points are earned from kills, and the match ends when the time runs out. However, if a player manages to kill another with a Tomahawk/Combat Axe, they will "bankrupt" the target. Also, if a player commits suicide with Crossbow, they humiliate themselves and get "bankrupted". If a player is "bankrupted", they lose all points earned so far in the match; they will have to start over from zero points. To win, a player must reach one of the three highest scores once the time limit is reached.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III Edit

The BO3 version used the NX Shadowclaw instead of the Explosive Tip Crossbow, providing a slightly different experience than previous versions. The shadowclaw is not explosive and can fire arrows in rapid succession, unlike the previous crossbows which need to load a new arrow after each shot.  

Points Edit

  • Crossbow w/ Explosive Tip: 100/10 points
  • Ballistic Knife shot: 100/10 points
  • Knife/Ballistic Knife melee: 25/5 points
  • Tomahawk/Combat Axe: 10/5 points (and bankrupts player killed with)
  • Car Explosion: 100/10 points
  • Direct impact: 100/10 points




  • In Call of Duty: Black Ops the radar shows the person coming in first place as a gold dot.
  • Any form of suicide, such as falling from the map, results in humiliation. This includes death by the player's own crossbow.
    • On the Wii version of this game, players do not bankrupt themselves if they are within the blast radius of a crossbow bolt fired from their own crossbow.
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