Recently, a new event called “Sharpened Skills” went live in Call of Duty Mobile. At the end of the event, players will be able to earn a free Katana melee weapon, which has long been coveted by many. In Sharpened Skills, players must complete a series of challenges to progress to their Katana. One of the challenges in the set that has players stumped is earning a Backstabber medal.
However, some players have no idea how to even earn one of these medals in COD Mobile. While the name of the medal suggests it has to do with a knife, some players aren’t sure what to do beyond that. This article will show players exactly how they can earn a Backstabber medal and the best ways to go about earning it.
Getting the Backstabber medal in COD Mobile
If players want to see the exact description for the Backstabber medal in COD Mobile, they can navigate to their profile achievements list. This will bring up all of the medals currently in COD Mobile and how many times the player has earned each one. For the Backstabber medal, the description reads “Killed an enemy from behind with an equipped melee weapon.”
Players must equip a knife or other melee weapon, find an enemy, get behind them and then press the fire button. This will eliminate the enemy and earn players the Backstabber medal. However, players need five of the medals for Sharpened Skills.
To earn the medals quicker, players must head into an objective-based game mode, like Hardpoint or Domination. This also needs to be on a small map, like Nuketown, Rust or Cage. Finally, players can equip a flashbang grenade to blind enemies. Once an enemy is blind, the player can move behind them and have their melee weapon do the rest.
The Sharpened Skills event will end on Aug. 30, so players need to act fast if they want the free Katana.