COD Warzone Pumpkin Punisher – How to Unlock the Pumkin Punisher

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Haunting of Verdansk event has officially starts tomorrow! Taking Warzone’s massive map, developer Infinity Ward has flooded it with spooky iconography and other surprises for players to discover. Along with new cosmetic bundles (including The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Saw cosmetic packs), players can earn free rewards inside the new Haunted Verdansk game mode. One of these items is the Pumpkin Punisher Grau blueprint which was designed specifically for Warzone. Previously one of the best weapons in the entire game, the Grau suffered a small range nerf to bring it in line with other assault rifles. This doesn’t mean it’s bad, just not broken or unbalanced.

If you are looking to add this weapon blueprint to your collection, you’ll need to do some hunting around Verdansk during the new Halloween event. Here’s how to unlock the Pumpkin Punisher blueprint in Call of Duty: Warzone:

Update 1 – 11:40 P.M. 10/20/2020

It appears that obtaining the Pumpkin Punisher may be bugged. There have been numerous social media posts (and even comments here!) claiming to have completed the quest, but no blueprint was unlocked. This has a high chance of being a bug due to the sheer volume of people sharing their stories.

Original Guide

How to Unlock the Pumpkin Punisher

If you want to unlock the Pumpkin Punisher you’ll need to hunt down all 16 free cosmetics in Warzone. These Halloween-themed items are only obtainable by opening-up Trick or Treat Supply Boxes, which are scattered throughout Verdansk. These are special Supply Boxes that are only available during the event and are located in sixteen key areas on the map. Where the boxes themselves spawn is random, but you will always find one in the areas listed below. Because of this, you’ll want to keep track of what places you’ve visited, so you know which supply boxes are left to open. The box is not special looking and it can be any supply box in that area. Additionally, if you get an item from your box the rest of your team will not earn that reward.

Below is every spot these Trick or Treat Supply boxes will appear:

  • Airport
  • Boneyard
  • Dam
  • Downtown
  • Hospital
  • Lumber Yard
  • Military Base
  • Novia Granza Hills (Southeast of Promenade West)
  • Port
  • Prison
  • Quarry
  • Stadium
  • Storage Town
  • Superstore
  • TV Station
  • The Moving Train

Keep in mind, these boxes can be found in Zombie Royale, Haunted Verdansk, and Plunder, so you have a few options if you’re treasure hunting. Personally, I recommend Plunder since you will respawn in the air, making it easier to relocate to different areas. When you load into a game, check the plane’s trajectory on the map before you deploy. To make things easier, head to any of the listed locations that are out of the way to ensure you have less people to contend with. This will also give you a higher chance of opening the box and obtaining the free reward inside.

However, sometimes a box will just reward you with a “trick” instead. This is essentially a jumpscare that replaces the actual rewards and gear. Since there’s no guarantee you’ll get anything, it’s definitely worth trying to hit as many boxes as possible during the event. After November 3rd, the event will end and you won’t be able to unlock the Pumpkin Punisher blueprint. You can track your progress by going to the lobby and selecting the Halloween Event tab. Remember, you have two weeks to unlock this blueprint, so don’t burn yourself out hunting down every box on day one. So long as you play a few games every day, you should have this firearm by the end of Haunted Verdansk.

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Collin MacGregor

Collin MacGregor is the Guide Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He's also the person who willingly plays the support class (you're welcome) and continues to hold out for an Ape Escape remake.

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  1. So I done some research and they said you have to either go to your last location or go to every location again but you only have search 1 crate per location and if 1 of the crates spits confetti and fire you have to search 1 whole location until you find it again and I went through all locations and I still didn’t get it so I don’t know what’s going on

  2. Ok so in case we are missing something. Where do we go to add the gun? what menu? do we just choose a loadout and search in assault riffles? and does it appear by itself?

    1. You can either go to your armory to see all your Blueprints (where it should be) or when you bring up the Grau in your loadout. You’ll see the available blueprints for that gun on the right next to the ones you can purchase

  3. I had the same problem a few days ago. I was playing yesterday and landed on the train and opened a crate (no jump scare or flames) and it displayed a ‘completed’ banner. When I finished the game the blue print was available…it may work, hope it helps.

  4. Same i got all 16 and I go to the halloween menu and it goes through them like the battle pass tiers do and at the end it says completed but it doesn’t reward me the pumpkin punisher gun at all.

    1. It might be a bug. When I finished mine I went to the Halloween “Trick or Treat” tab and it completed it for me.

        1. I did a bit of digging after seeing so many people post about this. A lot of people are having this issue, so it definitely appears to be a bug since the gun should unlock when you return to the Halloween event menu.

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