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 4. Sticks 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.
The Call of Duty: Black Ops III 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.
Call of Duty: Mobile
Stick and Stones is a time-limited game mode in every season, but features a Combat Knife and Combat Axe, different from its Black Ops games counterparts.
Swords and Stones
"Everyone has a chance to get a Hachi sword, killing the enemy will put you Cranked status."
Swords and Stones is a variation featuring the Hachi sword.
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
Sticks and Stones in the Wager Match menu.
Humiliating and bankrupting an enemy in Sticks and Stones.