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The best League Play loadouts for Black Ops Cold War

With the release of League Play for Black Ops Cold War on the horizon, we thought we’d give some of the best loadouts to use in the upcoming mode.

League Play is the ultimate way to play like the pros in Call of Duty without needing a full squad of friends to team up with on websites such as Gamebattles. The mode gives the most up-to-date competitive rulesets, with various bans on weapons and perks deemed by the competitive community as unfair or overpowered.

In order to get you ready for the mode, which should be releasing in the coming weeks, we thought we’d supply you with some weapon loadouts used by the professional players themselves. For this list, we’ll be using a mix of loadouts from professional players Scump and Simp, from OpTic Chicago and Atlanta FaZe, respectively.

KRIG 6 Loadout

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Barrel: 19.7′ Ranger Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock

The Krig-6 is a great choice for any player looking to lock down spawns or hold an objective. We decided to use Simp’s loadout for the Krig, due to the versatility of the loadout combined with the great strafe speed and barrel choice.

AK74u Loadout

  • Muzzle: Spetsnaz Compensator
  • Barrel: 9.3′ Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speed Grip
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock

The AK74u is the best SMG in Black Ops Cold War by far. It has superior range, firepower, and handling, which makes it the best weapon to rush into objectives with. We chose Scump’s loadout ffor this, due to his aggressive playstyle.

AK-47 Loadout

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Barrel: 20″ Liberator
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speed Grip
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock

While the AK-47 is currently banned amongst the players in competitive (GA’d), it will still be allowed in League Play. We chose Scump’s loadout for this one, offering a balance between handling and firepower.

Tundra

  • Muzzle: Stabilizer .308
  • Barrel: 28.2″ Tiger Team
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip
  • Grip: SASR Jungle Grip
  • Stock: Raider Pad

The Tundra is especially helpful in Search & Destroy, taking down enemies with ease. We went with Simp’s loadout due to the mobility of his loadout. Snipers in Black Ops Cold War are especially deadly, with precision accuracy and quick bolt times.

Hopefully these loadouts help you in League Play!

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Easily finish Diamond camo for the M79 in Black Ops Cold War

A TikTok video by North Texas shows players how to easily achieve gold camo on the M79 special launcher in Black Ops Cold War.

Launcher challenges in Black Ops Cold War are brutal and time-consuming. Often, they require perfect circumstances to achieve, and it can take several games to get the right conditions. In the previous Call of Duty titles, launchers would be time-consuming and difficult as well, but Black Ops Cold War is especially difficult.

Due to the low damage values and effectiveness of Flak Jacket, some launchers can take up to 3 shots to kill enemies in hardcore modes, which is problematic for obvious reasons. Players need to achieve longshots, double-kills, and even killstreaks to master each respective launcher.

One of the most difficult launchers in Black Ops Cold War is the M79. Luckily, a player has discovered a spot to get easy longshots and feeds with the weapon to expedite the tedious process.

It appears that TikToker North_Texas has found a spot on the A-Side spawn in Nuketown that makes longshots a breeze with the M79. If you position yourself precisely in the garden area, aim all the way up, and fire, you’ll send shots perfectly aimed at the B flag.

All kills will register as longshots due to the range from this area. You may even score some easy double-kills off spawn from players attempting to capture B. If enemies are using Flak Jacket, you still may get a kill with the next shot.

We recommend lobby-surfing for hardcore games with players who aren’t running Flak Jacket, as this will make the process much faster. After a few kills, players may enable the perk, so you can feel free to leave the game and try again in another lobby.

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JGOD reveals the best gun barrels in Warzone

Call of Duty YouTuber ‘JGOD’ uploaded a video in which he studied how each barrel affects the bullet velocity of most primary Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone and revealed the best ones to equip.

Call of Duty: Warzone doesn’t inform you of how much each attachment that you equip will affect your weapon. Unlike Black Ops Cold War; you won’t know the exact stats and percentages, so you’ll have to test your loadout in battle.

After a bit of experimenting, CoD YouTuber JGOD has discovered the effects of certain attachments on his guns. He made a new video, in which he went over how equipping different barrels in Warzone can affect your bullet velocity.

Barrels in Warzone

What are the best gun barrels in Warzone?

You have a much better chance of killing your targets if your bullets travel quickly. Plus, the speed of your bullet will help you determine how much of a lead time you should put in front of a moving target.

That is why it’s worth equipping certain attachments that will improve your bullet velocity before running out into combat. JGOD tried out all his primary Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone for the video, with shotguns being the exception.

He tried out every barrel in the game and checked the time taken for each shot to reach its target. He then recorded the results and discovered that barrels shared by different weapons affect each one differently.

This is also true for weapons within the same class since the Calvary barrel can greatly improve the bullet velocity on LMGs while having no real effect when equipping it on Assault Rifles.

His experimentation found that the best improvement to bullet velocity comes from equipping the Ranger barrel on ARs, the Calvary barrel on LMGs, the Titanium barrel on Tac Rifles, and the Reinforced Heavy on SMGs.

That only covers some of the discoveries he made, as his video is highly informative. JGOD put in proper effort to collect this data, and you can take a look at the full breakdown of his results here.

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Cranked Zombies Tips – Black Ops Cold War

Cranked Zombies is a new mode added to Black Ops Cold War Zombies for Season 1.

For the midseason update, Treyarch has released Cranked Zombies as a limited-time mode. This is a fast-paced and intense mode that was originally released alongside Call of Duty Ghosts and has long been a tradition in Infinity Ward games. Now, Treyarch has adopted the mode for Zombies.

What is Cranked?

Cranked is a mode where kills are key. Once you score your first kill, a timer will start and your player will receive increased reload speed and running speed. This timer will be a 30 second timer, ticking down. If you fail to score a kill before the timer hits 0, you’ll blow up. Each new kill will refresh the timer.

For Zombies, as time continues, zombies will spawn faster and the cranked timer will continue to reduce as the game progresses. It will start at 30 seconds, then drop to 25, 20, and 15, before settling at 12.5 seconds.

Tips to Survive

  • Big magazines, high damage – Be sure to drop in with a Light Machine Gun or high capacity Assault Rifle. You’ll need it for all the zombies constantly bombarding you.
  • Explosives are key – Pack C4, and be sure to pick up every War Machine boss zombies drop. You’ll need these as emergency tools for quick and easy kills when time is running low.
  • Pack FAST! – Pack-a-punch is unlocked automatically as soon as the power is turned on. Make sure you get your weapon upgraded as fast as possible.
  • Brain Rot OP – Brain Rot is an ammo upgrade for pack-a-punch weapons that turns a hostile zombie into a friendly teammate. Be sure to utilize this for quick timer resets while reloading or traveling around the map.
  • Ring of Survival – The Ring of Fire field upgrade is a must use in Cranked. Line up large waves of zombies, then activate the ring of fire for easy kills. We recommend saving your ring of fire charges for boss zombies.
  • Be a Menu Master – Using the upgrade station and weapons bench will cost you time. Be sure to have the menus memorized to get what you need before you explode.
  • Perk Up! – While being Cranked gives you additional reload and movement speed, Stamin-Up and Speed Cola also stack on these effects, making you even faster.

These tips should get you rolling through Weapon levels and Zombie hordes in no time. Now get out there and slay some zombies!

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies Updates: Firebase Z, New Perk, and more

To celebrate 115 Day, Treyarch has shared a new blog post highlighting some of what’s coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War soon.

The new Zombies map, Firebase Z, arrives on February 4 for free.

In their blog post, Treyarch goes in depth on the narrative origins of Firebase Z map, reveals the new Tombstone Perk, provides updates on the Onslaught mode, and more.

Firebase Z” will arrive on February 4th during Season One, free for all Black Ops Cold War players.

Today, we’re excited to debut the official logo and new narrative details for our next Zombies map.

In less than three weeks, “Firebase Z” will introduce Zombies fans to an all-new location set in the jungles of Vietnam, along with new characters, new enemies, new gameplay mechanics, and much more. And, in keeping with Zombies tradition, a badass new Wonder Weapon awaits.

Now – without spoiling too much – let’s get into the story so far.

REQUIEM VS. OMEGA

Dimensional breaches continue to open around the world. As both Omega and Requiem work in the shadows to ensure the secrecy of their discoveries, the greater public remains blissfully unaware of this deadly new arms race between East and West.

As the two sides continue to study the Dark Aether dimension and the Aetherium Crystals found within, each strives for an advantage over the other in the ongoing Cold War. The bad news? Requiem has fallen behind.

Omega Group’s newest research outpost represents their resounding successes in harnessing Dark Aether technology for their own gains. Equipped with an on-site dimensional gateway, they’ve acquired the ability to send soldiers and other “conscripts” into the Dark Aether to harvest Aetherium Crystals straight from the source.

As a result, Omega Group’s scientific breakthroughs in the last several months have far surpassed anything Requiem could have imagined.

DESTINATION: OUTPOST 25

With the destruction of the “Projekt Endstation” anomaly site in their wake, Grigori Weaver and the agents of Requiem turn their attention to a far greater threat: a new Dark Aether outbreak site in Southeast Asia.

After learning Agent Maxis has been captured by Omega Group, Weaver deploys Requiem’s strike team to infiltrate the facility where she’s reportedly being held: Outpost 25.

Against all odds, Requiem forces will infiltrate the outpost to rendezvous with an Omega Group informant, save Samantha Maxis, and above all else, survive the new horrors that await them in this abandoned research facility.

In the coming weeks, we’ll have more “Firebase Z” story details, new intel reveals, and the official gameplay trailer to share in the lead-up to launch. In the meantime, let’s dive into the additional content coming to Zombies as Season One continues.

NEW PERK: TOMBSTONE SODA (FEB. 4)

As we may have not-so-subtly hinted on New Year’s Eve, we’re bringing a seventh Perk to Black Ops Cold War Zombies alongside the launch of “Firebase Z”: Tombstone Soda.

“But Treyarch,” you ask, “what’s so new about Tombstone?” Thanks for asking. Great question.

When deciding on the next Perk to introduce to Zombies, the design team reviewed the full history of every Perk and ability from the past that centered around death, and ultimately rolled them into an incredibly useful Perk for Black Ops Cold War. Tombstone Soda is all about manipulating and cheating the consequences of death, and you’ll need it against the forces waiting for you in Vietnam.

Unlike its first incarnation in Black Ops II, the new-and-improved Tombstone Soda will now transform the player into a shadow within the Dark Aether after being downed. In this shadow form, you’ll be equipped with weapons to help give you a fighting chance to revive yourself. However, if your health is reduced to zero while in shadow form, you’re dead.

Fortunately, Tombstone’s benefits only get better from there. Each Perk comes with its own set of upgradeable Skills in Black Ops Cold War, and this one’s no different. By investing Aetherium Crystals into your Tombstone Perk Skill, you’ll unlock the following upgrades:

  • Tier I – Shadow form can regenerate health.
  • Tier II – Increase downed duration to 60 seconds.
  • Tier III – On death, drop a Tombstone stash that saves your weapons, equipment, and resources.

You’ll be able to grab a can from the Tombstone Perk machine in “Firebase Z,” and you’ll also find it in the Der Wunderfizz machine in “Die Maschine” on Feb. 4th. When in doubt, just remember those timeless jingle lyrics: Rest in pieces, down for the count…

NEW SUPPORT SCORESTREAKS AND INTEL (FEB. 4)

February 4th will also bring two new Support Scorestreaks to call in against the undead: the devastating Artillery and always-satisfying Napalm Strike. When the action gets a little too hot, head over to the Crafting Table and turn the heat even higher.

Ahh, we love the smell of crispy zombies in the morning.

And of course, a new Zombies map means new in-game Intel. Keep an eye out for new audio logs, documents, radio communications, Dark Aether dispatches, and artifacts hidden throughout “Firebase Z” starting on Feb. 4th. You never know what you might find.

Friendly reminder: if you haven’t discovered 100% of the in-game Intel hidden within “Die Maschine” and Onslaught yet, now’s the time to complete your collection before the story continues!

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When does League Play arrive in Black Ops Cold War?

League play is coming to Black Ops Cold War per an announcement from Treyarch. Here are the details.

League play has been a major request from the Call of Duty community and is coming to the game during Season 1. Confirmed via the official Call of Duty Twitter, we should now be seeing League Play in the coming weeks.

The mode is expected to drop before February 23, which is the last day of Season 1. A huge update is coming February 4, bringing a new Zombies map and remastered Multiplayer map, Express. Considering the large update is slated for release then, we could very well see League Play drop with it.

What is League Play?

League Play is a competitive playlist with an aggressive skill matching system. Players will compete in game modes with restrictions to weapons, perks, and attachments in line with the official Call of Duty League ruleset.

Game modes are also adjusted to custom rulesets, and maps are restricted to a custom map pool, voted on by the Call of Duty League professional players. This is the ultimate mode to play like the pros.

Official Call of Duty League skin set, Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

What to expect

If Black Ops Cold War’s League Play is a traditional Call of Duty League Play, we should be expecting several rank tiers, with a seasonal reset system. Each season, players should have a variety of ranks to progress through by winning games.

If Black Ops Cold War follows the Black Ops 4 formula, you will progress through skill ranks by obtaining gems from game wins. As you collect gems, your skill rank will increase. Black Ops 4’s league play was heavily debated amongst players due to it having a gem cap each day. Hopefully, Black Ops Cold War will change this system a bit if they choose to use it.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare's Ranked Play Division gear

In the best-case scenario, we could also receive exclusive rewards for progressing through the league play ranks. This could be in the form of tiered character skins, weapon camos, or calling cards. This may be wishful thinking, but it is worth noting that Advanced Warfare’s ranked playlist did have custom exo-suits for the skill divisions, so it could very well happen in another Call of Duty game.

For now, we’ll have to wait for official communication from Treyarch for more info. Stay tuned.

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Best Weapons to use in Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam Mode

Fireteam is Black Ops Cold War’s newest mode. Here are some of the best weapons to run on Sanitorium, Ruka, or Pine.

Black Ops Cold War’s fireteam mode has an eerie feeling to Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode. A “mini-battle royale” without the actual battle royale. Fireteam currently features the dirty bomb mode, which is a super fast-paced experience for players.

Before you arm up and get into combat, here’s some of the best weapons you should be running in Fireteam, to ensure you’re always on top of the game.

#1 – M16

The M16 is a burst fire juggernaut. It takes down enemies in just 2-3 bursts when they are fully armored up. Here are the best attachments.

  • Optic – Hawksmoor: Precision sight makes for easy shots at medium range, where the M16 truly shines.
  • Barrel – 20.5″ Match Grade: 100% effective damage range boost for that extra punch at a distance
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Foregrip: Additional recoil control for a fast reset between bursts.
  • Magazine – Salvo 54 Rnd Fast Mag: Get back into the action fast with quick reloads on a large magazine.
  • Handle – Airborne Elastic Wrap: The best of all worlds. High flinch resistance, fast aim down sight, and aim while going prone.

#2 – XM4

The XM4 is versatile and mobile. It’s easily one of the most enjoyable weapons to use in Cold War, its overall design fits perfectly into fireteam.

  • Optic – Microflex LED: Similar to the Hawksmoor, the Microflex offers precision sight at medium range.
  • Barrel – 13.7″ Extended: Additional damage range and bullet velocity, to really hit those targets further out.
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Grip: Overall recoil control for longer distances.
  • Magazine – Salvo 50 Round Fast Mag: You’re going to need large magazines for Fireteam.
  • Handle– Airborne Elastic Wrap: Dropshot with additional flinch resistance. Keeps your weapon shooting straight while you’re being shot at.

#3 – AK74U

Mobile and heavy-hitting, the AK74u makes for the ultimate companion while clearing out bomb sites and buildings.

  • Barrel – 10.3″ Task Force: Some extra damage, with huge increases to damage range and bullet velocity.
  • Underbarrel – Spetsnaz Grip: All around extra recoil control.
  • Magazine – VDV 50 Round Fast Mag: Large magazine with fast reloads.
  • Handle – GRU Elastic Wrap: Additional aim down sight speed, added flinch resistance and aim while going prone.
  • Stock – KGB Skeletal Stock: Faster sprint to fire speeds, additional aim walking movement speed.

#4 – MP5

Compact and reliable, the MP5 is an iconic sidekick to have while in combat. While not as good at range as the AK74u, the MP5 shines at close range.

  • Barrel – 9.5″ Reinforced Heavy: Additional damage range and bullet velocity to make the MP5 a bit better at medium ranges.
  • Underbarrel – Field Agent Grip: Horizontal and Vertical recoil control.
  • Magazine – Salvo 40 Round Fast Mag: Quick reloads on a large 40 round magazine.
  • Handle – Airborne Elastic Wrap: Faster aim down sight time, more flinch resistance, ability to dropshot.
  • Stock – No Stock: Aim quicker after sprinting. A huge need for aggressive players.

#5 – LW3 Tundra

The ultimate fireteam sniper. The LW3 Tundra is heavy but hits enemies like a bus. Aim high, you’ll get instant kills with headshots.

  • Barrel – 28.2″ Tiger Team: Extra damage, fire rate and bullet velocity for far out targets.
  • Underbarrel – Front Grip: Additional recoil control in between shots for easy re-centering.
  • Magazine – Stanag 9 Round: Large magazine, can never go wrong.
  • Handle – Airborne Elastic Wrap: Further aim down sights increase, flinch resistance.
  • Stock – Raider Pad: Quick sprint to fire time, huge boost to aim walking movement speeds.

Now, pick your favorite weapon, or combination of weapons, and get into the fight. Be sure to read up on the Season 1 Reloaded update as well if you’re interested in the newest maps and modes.

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New Black Ops Cold War Starter Pack available in-game

Activision and Treyarch have released a new Starter Pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in the game store.

The new Starter Pack is available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC via the Game Store or the console/platform store.

The Black Ops Cold War Starter Pack includes a variety of content around Alder for $4.99.

Here’s the content included:

Purchase this limited-time bundle of content for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™. This Starter Pack includes 500 Call of Duty® Points plus a new Operator Skin, two Battle Pass Tier Skips and MORE!

Pack includes:

  • 500 Call of Duty® Points
  • Epic Operator Skin for Adler
  • Epic Calling Card
  • Epic Emblem
  • Two Battle Pass Tier Skips

How to download:

The new Starter Pack is available for a limited time in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

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Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season One Reloaded: Express, League Play, more

Activision, Treyarch, and Raven Software have announced new content is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone as part of Season One Reloaded.

In a new blog post on the Call of Duty site, the company has revealed all new content as Season One continues in Black Ops Cold War.

The first of the updates is the mid-Season update for Black Ops Cold War, which includes a new Fireteam map, new MP modes, and more across the game.

And, then new content is planned to arrive starting February 4 with the release of Express MP map and the next Zombies map, Firebase Z.

Get a deep dive into what’s new from Activision:

And the action won’t stop there. On February 4, prepare to witness the harrowing next chapter of the Dark Aether storyline in Zombies and return to a competitive fan-favorite Black Ops II map in Multiplayer, in addition to fresh bundles rolling out in the beginning of the month to celebrate the holidays of the season.

Need a visual on your target? We got you covered and then some.

New Weaponry

Wakizashi (Available Now)

A personal defense weapon and companion sword to the samurai’s katana, this traditionally forged blade uses two types of steel in its construction and is lightweight, resilient to force, and durable to wear.

Compared to the standard Knife, the Wakizashi offers a slightly better reach in exchange for speed, which opens up new strategies for those who swear on bringing knives to a gunfight.

Like the Streetsweeper shotgun, the Wakizashi can be unlocked via in-game challenge, where it can then be levelled up for camos and XP. A Blueprint from the same weapon family is also available today in the all-new “Disavowed Assassin” Bundle.

Operator Zeyna Joins the Fight on January 21

NATO gains another badass Operator for their ranks, as Zeyna Ossou, last seen alongside Bulldozer and Russel Adler at The Pines mall to take down Stitch, will be available for deployment next week.

This Senegal-born DGSE Mobility and Heavy Weapons specialist has been a motorhead for as long as she can remember. Growing up around the garages of her rally driver father, she jokes that she has gasoline in her veins. Although she is a risk-taker and a bit of a wild card during infiltrations, Zeyna’s colleagues know her to be the one you want at the tip of the spear.

Obtain Zeyna for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone as part of a Store Bundle during Season One.

Two Multiplayer Maps

Sanatorium (Live Now)

Ten squads of four will head up to the Ural Plains to fight over objectives and vehicles on land, sea, and air.

Here in the Urals is a Soviet experimental health retreat – the focus of a clandestine investigation by NATO forces in September 1984. Low wooded hills provide cover for squads to gain reconnaissance over the main, roughly circular-shaped main “hotel”: a concrete, brutalist architectural behemoth flanked by lakeside structures and a large wooden dock.

With links to secret testing within State Sanatorium U-23, notes found within the grounds of this sprawling complex indicate a conditioning trial known as Project Golova.

Express (6v6) (February 4)

Returning from Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Express arrives Feb. 4 in Black Ops Cold War as a 6v6 Multiplayer favorite, known fondly as the hi-tech train station that hosted many a jaw-dropping moment in competitive Call of Duty history.

Express is a roughly U-shaped map featuring two train tracks looping around the transportation hub’s main hall. Players can expect plenty of close-quarters combat in the hall, but should note that its glass ceiling leaves it susceptible to enemy Scorestreaks.

Long-range combat can take place across the train tracks, especially when looking out from the skybridges on either side of the map. These areas are also great places to watch one of the high-speed trains bolt by the station on one of the tracks, where it won’t hesitate to take out any Operator who doesn’t mind the gap.

Multiplayer Modes

Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer receives even more new game modes throughout Season One, as well as the continuation of the fast-paced 3v3 experience, Face Off.

Dropkick (Live Now)

This frantic game of nuclear hot potato features two teams each vying for control of an extremely important briefcase. The round begins with each team racing to the location of the nuclear briefcase and attempting to pick it up. Anyone grabbing the briefcase is automatically equipped with a powerful pistol, but it’s ideally up to the rest of the team to keep the briefcase carrier safe. The team with the case gains access to launch codes, as well as an ever-increasing score for their team.

If you die while your team controls the briefcase, you will not respawn until your carrier has been eliminated and the briefcase has been dropped. If your team isn’t carrying the case, it must be flushed out and retrieved before it’s too late. Once one team reaches the score limit by controlling and owning the briefcase, orders to execute a nuclear strike are confirmed, and the round is won… in a highly explosive manner! The first team to 200 score wins.

Snipers Only Moshpit (In Season)

Get ready, snipers. Later in Season One, Treyarch is bringing the new Snipers Only Moshpit mode to Black Ops Cold War, where two teams of six will throw down in Team Deathmatch and Domination with all weapons restricted except sniper rifles. Lethal and tactical equipment, as well as Scorestreak weapons (such as the War Machine), will also be restricted for a pure snipers-only experience.

Endurance Mode (In Season)

Following this season’s tactical Duos variation, Black Ops Cold War’s biggest game mode is about to take the 10-team experience to a whole new level.

In the upcoming Endurance variant, 10 squads of four will drop into Alpine, Ruka, and Sanatorium to collect uranium and arm bombs throughout the match. However, after one bomb detonates, a new one will now come online to take its place, ensuring that there will always be five bombs available instead of an initial set of five that gets reduced to a single bomb. This introduces a new layer of strategy and non-stop action to these already intense 40-player battlegrounds.

The score limit will also be doubled from 500 to 1,000 in Endurance mode, making this perfect for completing MP challenges. Jump in with your squad and experience the game’s most elaborate maps in an entirely new way.

3v3 Face Off Continues

This fast-paced, small-team mode is here to stay in Season One, and it’s ready for your trio to claim dominance in respawn modes across four frenetic maps in Black Ops Cold War.

If you haven’t experienced Face Off yet, this playlist features 3v3 Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, and Domination game modes on the latest Gunfight maps: Game Show, ICBM, U-Bahn, and KGB.

Great for racking up weapon camo challenges or a quick warm-up before diving into larger modes, Face Off will be featured throughout the continuation of Season One beyond this week.

Zombies Updates

As Season One shifts into February, the Dark Aether storyline continues with an all-new Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, sooner than you might have expected.

But before that arrives, expect to fight for your life in Cranked, survive the Onslaught on Raid (PlayStation exclusive*), and welcome in new Zombies community members during Zombies Free Access Week.

New Mode: Cranked (Live Now)

Today, “Die Maschine” gets its newest limited-time mode – both literally and figuratively.

In Cranked, you’ll have to keep one eye on the countdown timer, and the other on your zombie-killing: spend too long without an undead takedown and you’ll explode! There’s no time to lose as your survival depends on frantic, terror-filled takedowns where the only respite is the Cranked Timer power-up, granting a brief breather before the carnage continues.

New Onslaught Maps (PlayStation Exclusive*): Raid (Live Now) and Express (Feb. 4)

PlayStation members of Requiem will face a new challenge on the legendary Multiplayer map Raid, starting today. And on Feb. 4, Express will also join the map list when it makes its Onslaught debut.

Go for Gold as you keep up with the Dark Aether Orb, which will shift to different areas of Raid’s swank Los Angeles mansion as the zombie horde becomes more fearsome. Earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold rankings by destroying enough Elites, and you’ll unlock some exclusive* rewards. You might even discover some new Dark Aether intel along the way…

Free Access Week Live Through January 21

Want to experience the white-knuckle action of Zombies, but don’t own Black Ops Cold War yet? For the first time in Call of Duty history, Treyarch’s legendary Zombies mode will be available for free through the Zombies Free Access Week, which starts today through January 21.

Read more about it in our Free Access Week blog here.

New Zombies Map: Firebase Z (February 4)

With the site of “Projekt Endstation” destroyed after investigating the Dark Aether anomaly in Poland, the Requiem response team led by Grigori Weaver now turns its attention to the latest outbreak site, codenamed “Firebase Z.”

The next chapter in Black Ops Cold War Zombies begins on February 4 as Season One continues. Watch for more intel from Treyarch in their 115 Day celebration blog today and tomorrow!

More in Store

Along with the introduction of Zeyna and a Zombies-themed crimson skin for Bulldozer, the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Store will receive new themed bundles to commemorate the February holidays.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Legendary Weapon Blueprints with tracer rounds as part of the “Tracer Pack: Year of the Ox” bundle, send shots to the heart of your enemies with the “Top Secret Admirer” bundle, and bring a bit of Mardi Gras to battle with the “Carnival Captain” bundle, featuring an epic “Breaker” skin for NATO’S Baker.

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Treyarch reveals teaser images for the Season 2 Black ops Cold War Zombies Map

Treyarch has started the teasers for the Black Ops Cold War Season 2 zombies map.

In a series of teaser tweets, Treyarch has shared images of the new Black Ops Cold War zombies map. The map is expected to drop with Season 2.

We are unsure if the map will be completely new or have a resemblance to an older map like Die Maschine had with Nacht Der Untoten.

The first teaser was released on January 12, which included a top-down view of the supposed new Zombies map. The caption reads “Projekt Endstation was only the beginning”, in reference to the Die Maschine map.

According to the photo captions, this area is Omega Outpost 25 and is addressed to someone named “M.” This map also has a Dark Aether portal, similar to Die Maschine. If this is true for the release of the map, we should expect to see the return of the Dark Aether.

The message ends with “More soon, R”. We are unsure of exactly who “R” is.

Following this post on January 13, Treyarch posted another image captioned “Omega Group will stop at nothing.”

The image is once again addressed simply to “M” and depicts an image of a bedroom. It claims that this room is the personal quarters of a Doctor Peck, who is the scientist in charge of Outpost 25.

Additionally, Treyarch posted a final teaser image to their official Facebook page, captioned “The Dark Aether breaches are spreading…” The image depicts a room where the scientists of Outpost 25 review Dark Aether intelligence, which points the new map’s significance story-wise could point to revealing more information regarding the mysterious Dark Aether.

We expect more information from Treyarch regarding this map in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

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