Currency USD
  • USD
  • EUR
  • GBP
  • CAD
  • AUD

27, 08, 2020 | The G FUEL Team | comments(0)

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: Everything You Need To Know

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is here! And with beloved developers Treyarch taking the helm for this year’s game, expectations are high. Here’s everything you need to know about the sequel to the iconic Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Table of Contents:
Story
Release Date
Platforms
Developers
Trailers and Gameplay
Editions and Prices
Pre-order
Create Your Own Character
Multiplayer
Scorestreaks
Weapons
Maps
Perks
Game Modes
New Prestige Levels
Operators
Zombies
Battle Pass
Warzone

 

Story

According to its product description, here's what Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is about:

The iconic Black Ops series is back with Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War - the direct sequel to the original and fan-favorite Call of Duty®: Black Ops.

Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters and more.

As elite operatives, you will follow the trail of a shadowy figure named Perseus who is on a mission to destabilize the global balance of power and change the course of history. Descend into the dark center of this global conspiracy alongside iconic characters Woods, Mason and Hudson and a new cast of operatives attempting to stop a plot decades in the making.

Beyond the Campaign, players will bring a Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment into the next generation of Multiplayer and Zombies experiences.

Welcome to the brink. Welcome to Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War.

Release Date

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War released worldwide on November 13, 2020.

Platforms

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available for the following platforms:

And yes, Black Ops Cold War is cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-generation enabled.

Developers

Led by community favorite David Vonderhaar, COD Black Ops Cold War is once again developed by Treyarch. The last title they worked on was Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The developer studio Raven Software also assisted.

Trailers and Gameplay

First up was the “Know Your History” trailer on August 21st:

 

Followed by the official Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveal trailer on August 26th:

 

And then the Black Ops Cold War story trailer dropped on August 27th:

 

Revealed during the multiplayer reveal on September 9, 2020, we got a look at some of the maps and gameplay coming to Black Ops Cold War:

 

Season 2 Trailers

With the new Black Ops Cold War Season 2 releasing on February 25th comes multiple trailers!

Watch them below:

Season 2 Battle Pass Trailer

 

Season 2 Outbreak Trailer

 

Editions and Prices

There are three editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle, and Ultimate Edition.

Check out these Black Ops Cold War editions comparison tables for more information on each edition for each platform.

PlayStation Editions Comparison

  STANDARD EDITION CROSS-GEN BUNDLE ULTIMATE EDITION
Price $59.99 $69.99 $89.99
PlayStation 4 Version of the game Included Included Included
PlayStation 5 Version of the game PS4 Version Playable via Backward Compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack for immediate use in Modern Warfare and Warzone*
Confrontation Weapons Pack
Land, Sea and Air Pack (9 items)**    
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips)***    

 

Xbox Editions Comparison

  STANDARD EDITION CROSS-GEN BUNDLE ULTIMATE EDITION
  $59.99 $69.99 $89.99
Xbox One Version of the game Included Included Included
Xbox Series X/S Version of the game Xbox One Version Playable via Backward Compatibility Included Included
Woods Operator Pack for immediate use in Modern Warfare and Warzone*
Confrontation Weapons Pack
Land, Sea and Air Pack (9 items)**    
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips)***    

 

PC on Battle.net Editions Comparison

  STANDARD EDITION ULTIMATE EDITION
  $59.99 $69.99
PC Version of the game Included Included
Woods Operator Pack for immediate use in Modern Warfare and Warzone*
Confrontation Weapons Pack
Land, Sea and Air Pack (9 items)**  
Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips)***  

 

 

 

 

*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare / Call of Duty: Warzone on pre-order platform required to redeem Woods Operator and Blueprint. Sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by November 13, 2021.

**Appearance of final in-game version may vary.

***Battle Pass and Tier Skips will be accessible in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War once the first Battle Pass is made available in game. Battle Pass redemption applies to one season of Battle Pass only.

Pre-order

Pre-orders for COD Black Ops Cold War are closed, as you can now buy the game for PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

Create Your Own Character

That's right. For the first time in Call of Duty history, Black Ops Cold War will let you create your own character! You can create your character's gender, name, identify, back story, CIA dossier, birthplace, a psychological profile that will impact gameplay, and more.

Multiplayer

Season 2 brings:

  • Four new Multiplayer maps: Apocalypse (6v6), Golova (Multi-Team), Mansion (2v2, 3v3), and Miami Strike (6v6).
  • Three new Multiplayer modes: Gun Game (Free-For-All), Stockpile (6v6), and Hardpoint (Multi-Team)
  • Outbreak: An "entirely new, large-scale Zombies experience unlike any other!" according to the COD blog.
  • Two new game modes: Exfiltration and Rebirth Island Resurgence Extreme.
  • Four new Operators: Naga (Warsaw Pact), Maxis (NATO), Wolf (NATO), and Rivas (NATO).
  • 6 new weapons: FARA 83 (Assault Rifle), LC10 (SMG), Machete (Special), E-Tool (Melee), R1 Shadowhunter (Special), and ZRG 20mm (Sniper).
  • And more!

From February 25th at 10 AM PT to March 4th at 10 AM PT, you can also get free access to select Multiplayer and Zombies content, including new maps, modes, weapons, and more.

Scorestreaks

Instead of your scorestreak meter being reset when you die, in Black Ops Cold War, it will carry over when you spawn in again.

Do not fear, as when you use a scorestreak, it will activate a cooldown so you cannot spam it over and over.

Treyarch had this to say regarding this new feature:

 "A dynamic and rewarding Scorestreak System means score is no longer lost on death, and you’ll earn score multipliers for stringing together multiple kills in the same life. You’ll also earn score for helping your team to play the objective, and each Scorestreak goes on a cool down after it’s used to prevent spamming."

Here are all the Black Ops Cold War scorestreaks, how much score they cost, and a description of each:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Scorestreaks

 SCORESTREAK POINTS DESCRIPTION
Combat Bow 500 Arrows burn targets and the surrounding area. Cooldown: 120 seconds.
RC-XD 800 Remote-controlled car strapped with explosives. Cooldown: 90 seconds.
Spy Plane 1,000 Reveal enemy positions through the Fog of War. Cooldown: 90 seconds.
Counter Spy Plane 1,200 Scramble enemy mini-maps and disable hostile Missile Turrets for a short time. Cooldown: 60 seconds.
Armor 1,600 Reduces incoming bullet damage. Destroyed after it absorbs too much damage. Cooldown: 120 seconds.
Sentry Turret 1,800 Deploy a deadly automated turret that targets enemy players, vehicles, and equipment. Cooldown: 60 seconds.
Care Package 2,000 Airdrop a random Scorestreak. Crate self-destructs after use. Cooldown: 90 seconds.
Death Machine 2,200 Deadly machine gun with high damage rounds that suppress enemies in the line of fire. Cooldown: 90 seconds.
Napalm Strike 2,500 Launch a targeted carpet bomb strike of explosive napalm. Cooldown: 30 seconds.
Air Patrol 2,700 Call in a squadron of jets to attack enemy air Scorestreaks. Counter enemy Air Patrols. Cooldown: 0 seconds.
Artillery 3,000 Launch three targeted explosive strikes. Unused strikes can be saved for later. Cooldown: 30 seconds.
Cruise Missile 3,500 Steer a trio of missiles with boost and airbrake controls. Secondary missiles auto-fire at painted targets. Cooldown: 90 seconds.
War Machine 4,000 High-explosive grenade launcher. Cooldown: 60 seconds.
Attack Helicopter 5,000 Call in an armed support helicopter. Cooldown: 60 seconds.
H.A.R.P. 6,000 High-Altitude Reconnaissance Plane that shows both enemy position and direction on the mini-map. Cooldown: 60 seconds.
VTOL Escort 7,000 Lay waste to enemy infantry and vehicles from the cockpit of a powerful VTOL jet. Cooldown: 90 seconds.
Chopper Gunner 8,000 Be the gunner in a close air support helicopter. Cooldown: 60 seconds.
Gunship 10,000 Be the gunner in a close air support gunship. Cooldown: 90 seconds.

 

Weapons

Here's the Black Ops Cold War weapons and guns list:

Assault Rifles (ARs)

WEAPON PHONETIC ALPHABET WEAPON TYPE RELEASE UNLOCK LEVEL MAGS ROUNDS/MAG
XM4 Alpha Primary Weapon Game Launch 4 3 30
AK-47 Bravo Primary Weapon Game Launch 7 3 30
Krig 6 Charlie Primary Weapon Game Launch 16 3 30
QBZ-83 Delta Primary Weapon Game Launch 31 3 30
FFAR 1 Echo Primary Weapon Game Launch 40 4 25
Groza Foxtrot Primary Weapon Season 1 (BOCW) Tier 31 of the Season One Battle Pass 3 30
FARA 83 Golf Primary Weapon Season 2 (BOCW) Tier 15 of the Season Two Battle Pass Coming Soon Coming Soon

Submachine Guns (SMGs)

WEAPON PHONETIC ALPHABET WEAPON TYPE RELEASE UNLOCK LEVEL MAGS ROUNDS/MAG
MP5 Alpha Primary Weapon Game Launch 4 4 30
Milano 821 Bravo Primary Weapon Game Launch 13 4 32
AK-74u Charlie Primary Weapon Game Launch 19 4 30
KSP 45 Delta Primary Weapon Game Launch 37 4 30
Bullfrog Echo Primary Weapon Game Launch 43 3 50
MAC-10 Foxtrot Primary Weapon Season 1 (BOCW) Tier 15 of the Season One Battle Pass 4 32
LC10 Golf Primary Weapon Season 2 (BOCW) Tier 31 of the Season Two Battle Pass Coming Soon Coming Soon

 

Tactical Rifles

WEAPON PHONETIC ALPHABET WEAPON TYPE RELEASE UNLOCK LEVEL MAGS ROUNDS/MAG
Type 63 Alpha Primary Weapon Game Launch 4 3 25
M16 Bravo Primary Weapon Game Launch 10 3 30
AUG Charlie Primary Weapon Game Launch 28 3 30
DMR 14 Delta Primary Weapon Game Launch 49 3 20

 

Light Machine Guns (LMGs)

WEAPON PHONETIC ALPHABET WEAPON TYPE RELEASE UNLOCK LEVEL MAGS ROUNDS/MAG
Stoner 63 Alpha Primary Weapon Game Launch 4 3 65
RPD Bravo Primary Weapon Game Launch 22 3 75
M60 Charlie Primary Weapon Game Launch 46 3 75

 

Sniper Rifles

WEAPON PHONETIC ALPHABET WEAPON TYPE RELEASE UNLOCK LEVEL MAGS ROUNDS/MAG
Pelington 703 Alpha Primary Weapon Game Launch 4 4 5
LW3 - Tundra Bravo Primary Weapon Game Launch 25 4 5
M82 Charlie Primary Weapon Game Launch 55 4 5
ZRG 20mm Delta Primary Weapon Season 2 (BOCW) Complete the Challenge to obtain the free base weapon or purchase a bundle with a Blueprint version when it appears in the Store. Coming Soon Coming Soon

 

Shotguns

WEAPON PHONETIC ALPHABET WEAPON TYPE RELEASE UNLOCK LEVEL MAGS ROUNDS/MAG
Hauer 77 Alpha Secondary Weapon Game Launch 7 4 5
Gallo SA12 Bravo Secondary Weapon Game Launch 34 4 7
Streetsweeper Charlie Secondary Weapon Season 1 (BOCW) Using Shotguns, get 3 kills without dying in 15 different matches. 3 12

 

Handguns

WEAPON PHONETIC ALPHABET WEAPON TYPE RELEASE UNLOCK LEVEL MAGS ROUNDS/MAG
1911 Alpha Secondary Weapon Game Launch 4 3 8
Magnum Bravo Secondary Weapon Game Launch 31 4 6
Diamatti Charlie Secondary Weapon Game Launch 49 3 15

 

Launchers

WEAPON PHONETIC ALPHABET WEAPON TYPE RELEASE UNLOCK LEVEL MAGS ROUNDS/MAG
Cigma 2 Alpha Secondary Weapon Game Launch 4 2 1
RPG-7 Bravo Secondary Weapon Game Launch 40 3 1

 

Melee Weapons

WEAPON PHONETIC ALPHABET WEAPON TYPE RELEASE UNLOCK LEVEL
Knife Alpha Secondary Weapon Game Launch 13
Sledgehammer Bravo Secondary Weapon Season 1 (BOCW) Using the Combat Knife, kill 2 or more players rapidly in 15 different matches.
Wakizashi Charlie Secondary Weapon Season 1 (BOCW) With the Combat Knife equipped, execute 2 Finishing Moves in 10 different matches.
E-Tool Delta Secondary Weapon
Season 2 (BOCW)
Complete the Challenge to obtain the free base weapon or purchase a bundle with a Blueprint version when it appears in the Store.

 

Special Weapons

WEAPON PHONETIC ALPHABET WEAPON TYPE RELEASE UNLOCK LEVEL MAGS ROUNDS/MAG
M79 Alpha Secondary Weapon Game Launch 52 2 1
R1 Shadowhunter   Secondary Weapon Season 2 (BOCW) Complete the Challenge to obtain the free base weapon or purchase a bundle with a Blueprint version when it appears in the Store.    
Machete   Secondary Weapon Season 2 (BOCW) Complete the Challenge to obtain the free base weapon or purchase a bundle with a Blueprint version when it appears in the Store.    
Ray Gun     Game Launch Ray Guns can be found at random inside Mystery Boxes in BOCW Zombies mode. Search for a Mystery Box inside the Die Maschine map, and then spend 950 points to open one.    

 

Season 2 New Weapons

According to the Call of Duty blog, Black Ops Cold War Season 2 new weapons include the following:

  • FARA 83 Assault Rifle (Launch Week, Tier 15 of the Season 2 Battle Pass): This fully-automatic assault rifle is a heavyweight among its peers, as it claims one of the fastest fire rates in its class and outstanding effective range for solid damage. In the hands of a capable Operator, the FARA 83 can be a true force in crushing the opposition.
  • LC10 SMG (Launch Week, Tier 31 of the Season 2 Battle Pass): A well-rounded full auto submachine gun, the LC10 grants CQB Operators the ability to stretch fights out into the mid-range on a smaller, agile weapon platform thanks to its solid accuracy and extended effective damage range. Although its damage per shot is on the lower end of the SMG spectrum, its above-average fire rate and lower recoil can prove to be a deadly combination.
  • ZRG 20mm Sniper (In Season): Built for sharpshooters who need power to eliminate targets at extremely long ranges, this bolt-action sniper rifle boasts a faster bullet velocity than any other weapon in its class, as well as the ability to eliminate Operators with a single shot to the head, chest, or shoulders in exchange for a slower fire rate. Its reload speeds are among the fastest in the category, allowing snipers to quickly change out magazines when faced with multiple hostile forces.
  • E-Tool Melee (In Season): Put your enemy six feet under with the E-Tool, a military style tri-fold shovel typically used to dig a defensive fighting position. Recently modernized for the wars of the late 20th century, the E-Tool is considered standard issue for soldiers around the world for its utility. But as a Secondary Weapon, is just as effective as an ancillary weapon in extreme close quarters.
  • R1 Shadowhunter Special (In Season): This crossbow’s simple and lightweight design allows for great handling and quieter eliminations. If an Operator doesn’t prefer its iron sights, they can still shoot accurately from the hip in close quarters or opt to attach one of several Optics. Happy hunting.
  • Machete Special (In Season): Manufactured from a durable steel blade, the Machete is a broad foot-long blade tempered to maximum toughness in order to withstand chipping and breaking. It is widely used in tropical countries as both a weapon and an agricultural tool, and is the preferred melee weapon of choice for Naga in stealth and close-quarters engagements.

Maps

Here are all the Black Ops Cold War maps:

Multiplayer Maps

  • Armada
  • Cartel
  • Checkmate
  • Crossroads
  • Garrison
  • Miami
  • Moscow
  • Satellite
  • Nuketown '84
  • Alpine (Fireteam)
  • Ruka (Fireteam)
  • Die Maschine (Zombies)
  • Dead Ops Arcade 3 (Zombies)

Season 1 New Maps

  • The Pines
  • Raid
  • Nuketown '84 Holiday
  • Express
  • Game Show (2v2)
  • KGB (2v2)
  • ICBM (2v2)
  • U-Bahn (2v2)
  • Sanatorium (Fireteam)
  • Firebase Z (Zombies)

Season 2 New Maps

Here's the Black Ops Cold War Season 2 new maps list along with a short description of each from the Call of Duty blog:

  • Apocalypse (6v6) (Launch Week): Welcome to the Lao jungle cartel base in the heart of the Golden Triangle: Apocalypse. As Perseus forces are rumored to be hiding key intel in their stronghold in Laos, the CIA’s finest approach the village ready to extract any evidence they can on the Nova 6 supply line… and Adler’s whereabouts.
  • Golova (Multi-Team) (In-Season): Golova appears to be a traditional Russian village located within the picturesque Ural Plains, but beneath its surface, it holds a dark secret embedded by its designer and creator, Nikita Dragovich. A testing ground for the expansion of the Numbers Program, Golova features plenty of close-quarter combat opportunities throughout the town, from a massive church to its rows of houses and industrial park.
  • Mansion (2v2, 3v3) (In-Season): The action in Gunfight and Face Off is about to heat up with this mid-season addition to the map pool. Set in Havana, Cuba at the Hefe Mansion (last seen in the Campaign’s “End of the Line” mission), this small map takes place across both courtyards: an eastern one with two palm trees and a gazebo, and a western one with a statue sitting atop a non-functional fountain.
  • Miami Strike (6v6) (In Season): Rise and shine, Miami… because soon, it will be time to infiltrate Ocean Park Drive during the day. With the sun glistening off the colorful murals of Miami’s South Beach neighborhood, Miami Strike will focus the action into a smaller daytime rendition of the original map.

Perks

Here's the full Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War perks list:

Perk Slot #1

  • Engineer: Detect enemy equipment and scorestreaks through walls. See enemy scorestreaks on your mini-map. Re-roll your care packages.
  • Tactical Mask: Maximized resistance to flashbang and stun grenade. Immune to gas.
  • Flak Jacket: Take less damage from enemy explosives and Molotov fires.
  • Paranoia: Hear an alert when an enemy aims at you. Your vision pulses if the enemy is outside of your view.
  • Forward Intel: See indicators for enemies reinforcements on your minimap. Minimap shows a larger area.

Perk Slot #2

  • Scavenger: Replenish ammo from fallen players.
  • Quartermaster: Recharge equipment over 25 seconds.
  • Tracker: See Imprint of enemy footsteps. Aim at enemies to reveal them on your team’s minimap.
  • Assassin: Enemies on a Killstreak have a crosshair indicator on your minimap. Receive extra Score for taking them down.
  • Gearhead: Reduce Field Upgrade cooldown. Store up to two Field Upgrade charges.

Perk Slot #3

  • Cold Blooded: AI-controlled scorestreaks will not target you. Player-controlled scorestreaks will not highlight you. Show up cold on thermal. Players in vehicles won’t see your nameplate.
  • Ghost: Undetectable by enemy Spy Planes whenever you are moving, planting or defusing bombs, or controlling scorestreaks.
  • Ninja: Sprint more quietly. Resistant to Field Medic when sprinting. Speak only when necessary.
  • Gung-Ho: Fire your weapon and use Equipment while sprinting. Move at full speed when reloading. Switch weapons faster. Take less damage from falling. Fire more accurately when sliding.
  • Spycraft: Hack enemy Field Upgrades. Immune to Counter Spy Plane, Jammer, Tracker, and Paranoia. Won't trigger Proximity Mines or Gas Mines. Booby trap enemy Care Packages.

Game Modes

Here are all the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War multiplayer game modes:

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Hardpoint
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Domination
  • VIP Escort
  • Control
  • Free-for-All
  • Search and Destroy
  • Fireteam: Dirty Bomb
  • Combined Arms: Domination
  • Combined Arms: Assault
  • 2v2 Gunfight
  • 3v3 Face Off
  • Prop Hunt
  • Cranked
  • Jingle Hells
  • Drop Kick
  • Snipers Only Moshpit
  • Endurance Mode
  • Gun Game (Free-For-All) (Season 2 Launch Week): The fan-favorite party game mode is back in Black Ops Cold War! In this Free-for-All mode, Operators are tested on their gunfighting proficiency with no Custom Loadouts, Perks, Equipment, Field Upgrades, or Scorestreaks. Instead, each Operator must progress through a pre-determined set of 20 weapons, starting with a pistol and ending with the Knife.
  • Stockpile (6v6) (Season 2 In Season): Stockpile mixes Kill Confirmed and Hardpoint together for a fast-paced, slay-heavy objective game mode. In Stockpile, Operators must eliminate enemies and collect their dog tags. But unlike Kill Confirmed, these dog tags won’t count towards their teams score until they are stockpiled at deposit sites that rotate around the map throughout the match.​
  • Hardpoint (Multi-Team) (Season 2 In Season): Get the squad together and prepare for the biggest version of Hardpoint ever created in Call of Duty. Taking place across the largest maps in Black Ops Cold War, this hectic new squad-based Hardpoint mode tasks 10 squads of four with capturing and defending Hardpoint hills around the map that rotate every 120 seconds.

 

New Prestige Levels

The new COD season also means players levels are resetting and there are going to be new prestige levels for the new season.

Check out the overview below!

Just like at the start of Season One, your Season Level will reset to 1 at the beginning of Season Two, and your progress will resume from the highest Prestige Level you achieved previously. This season offers four additional Prestiges to achieve across the first 200 levels, as well as a new Weapon Blueprint, as follows:

  • Level 50: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 100: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 150: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
  • Level 190: All Season Challenges Available
  • Level 200: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card
  • Level 250-1,000: New Prestige Key every 50 levels

Operators

Here are all Black Ops Cold War Operators:

NATO Faction:

  • Adler
  • Baker
  • Bulldozer (Season 1)
  • Frank Woods
  • Helen Park
  • Hunter
  • Maxis (Season 2)
  • Rivas (Season 2)
  • Sims
  • Song
  • Wolf (Season 2)
  • Zeyna (Season 1)

Warsaw Pact Faction

  • Beck
  • Garcia
  • Naga (Season 2)
  • Portnova
  • Powers
  • Stitch (Season 1)
  • Stone
  • Vargas

Zombies

 

There's a new game mode within Zombies in BOCW Season 2 called Outbreak. Below is some Outbreak intel from the Call of Duty blog.

This objective-based game experience will task squads of up to four Operators with aiding Requiem in their biggest undertaking yet: Operation Threshold. Set across multiple regions in the Ural Mountains of Russia, Outbreak encourages exploration and risk-taking to maximize the spoils of these zombie-infested territories, with teamwork and coordination being essential to completing your missions and living to tell the tale.

Alongside the release of Outbreak comes new Aetherium Crystal types – Refined and Flawless – that will help Requiem Agents permanently upgrade their Weapon Classes, Field Upgrades, Perks, and Ammo Mods to additional tiers of incredible power.

Battle Pass

Here's what the Call of Duty blog had to say about the Season 2 Battle Pass:

Battle Pass offers Weapon Blueprints, Operator Skins, the introduction of Reactive Blueprints, and more – to prepare you for the wild action to come in Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer and Zombies, as well as in Warzone. That’s all on top of the free items available in the Season Two Battle Pass System, which has a new assault rifle and SMG to unlock for free, as well as 300 COD Points to earn just by playing the game.

And here are some Season 2 Battle Pass highlights, which includes a new operator Naga, Park's "Survivor Skin," a Wellington Safari Watch, a seasonal XP boost, and more:

New Operator – Naga: The Laos-born ex-warlord whose supply lines made him an ally of Perseus, Naga is prepared to show off his brutality within Black Ops Cold War and Warzone after he is unlocked at Tier 0. This unlock comes with his “Viper” Operator Skin, a combat uniform he wears while tracking his eventual prey like the slithering beast whose maw inspires his bandana.

Park Operator Skin and Mission: As NATO prepares to comb through the Golden Triangle for Adler and Nova 6, Park gets herself prepared for the harsh tropical conditions with her “Survivor” Skin. This unlock also comes with an Operator Mission. Complete all four of its objectives to earn the “Autumn” skin that’s fit for the fall bloom, the “Solstice” Skin with red and white accents, an Emblem, a Calling Card, and additional XP.

Wellington Safari Watch: Chart a course for victory with this practical, yet stylish aviator timepiece, instantly unlocked at Tier 0. You’ll never lose track of time in uncharted territory thanks to this watch being synched to the real-world clock, though you may still want to keep track of those squadmates if you want to get out alive.

Seasonal XP Boost: Purchase the Season Two Battle Pass and enjoy a 10% increase in all XP earned during the season.

Warzone

With Season 2 in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone comes new content, changes, and patch notes from Raven Software.

Call of Duty Warzone Season 2 Patch Notes

PLAYLIST UPDATE

Adding:

  • Plunder – Blood Money Trios
  • Rebirth Island – Resurgence Extreme

Removing:

  • Plunder – Blood Money Quads
  • Rebirth Island – Mini Royale Trios, Resurgence Quads

GAMEPLAY

  • Loot that spawns across Verdansk has been updated… and now includes two brand new weapons: the FARA 83 Assault Rifle and the LC10 SMG
  • Players that are continually in the gas will suffer more damage over time
  • Previously unlocked Seasonal Challenges will be completable after season ends and during future seasons
  • Warzone Intel Missions have been removed
  • Balanced the XP gain of KingSlayer and other unique modes to match the XP of core BR

EVENTS

Outbreak Free Trial (Feb 25 – Mar 4)

  • Celebrate the launch of Season Two with free access to a brand-new Zombies experience known as Outbreak, action-packed Multiplayer maps (including the new map Apocalypse), and more in Black Ops Cold War from February 25 to March 4. Onslaught is also available to PlayStation owners during this access period as well.

Outbreak Challenge Event (Feb 25 – Mar 11)

  • Earn Charms, Stickers, Emblems, Calling Cards, and Weapon Blueprints by completing challenges in Warzone and in Black Ops Cold War‘s Outbreak mode. This event can be viewed within the main Warzone, Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer, and Zombies menus.
  • Need an introduction to Outbreak in Black Ops Cold War Zombies so you can claim all the items from this Challenge Event? Check out the following blogs:

2XP + 2WXP WEEKEND

Starting on Feb 26, all players get Double XP and Double Weapon XP all weekend long in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to celebrate the kickoff of Season Two! Gain twice as much progress toward your next Prestige and max out those weapons through 10AM PT Mar 1. PlayStation players also get an extra 24 hours of 2XP and 2WXP starting Feb 25.

MODES

Rebirth Resurgence Extreme (Launch Week)

  • Up to 99 players will drop onto Rebirth Island for an incredibly frenetic fight for supremacy, as they look to eliminate every last member of enemy squads to prevent them from getting a second, third, or even forth chance at revenge. Just like Resurgence, squad members can spawn back in if their Rebirth Countdown hits zero and at least one of their allies is still alive, and specific Caches around the map will refresh their items frequently to ensure there is no shortage of firepower around the island.

Exfiltration (In Season)

  • In this mode, a portable radio crackles into life, coming online somewhere in Verdansk. The Operator who secures this radio and holds onto it for a sufficient period of time automatically wins the game for their squad. To ensure their exfil isn’t by the book, anyone holding the radio is marked on the Tac Map as if they were under a Most Wanted Contract (High Value Target) with all Operators also receiving intel on how much longer the current radio holder has until they win. Other than this new win condition, the same Battle Royale rules apply. Expect a circle collapse and a winner to be determined by last squad standing, should nobody receive an early exfil with the radio.

BATTLE PASS

100 Tiers including two Weapons, a new Operator, and the first Reactive Weapon Blueprint
  • Tier 0 (Instant Unlock)
  • Operator – Naga
  • Park – Operator Skin and Mission
  • Wellington Safari Watch
  • Season XP Boost (10%)
  • Tier 15
  • FARA 83 Assault Rifle
  • Tier 31
  • LC10 SMG
  • Tier 95
  • “Vulture Exo” Ultra-rarity Reactive Weapon Blueprint
  • Tier 100
  • “Warlord” Naga Skin and Operator Mission
  • “Poison Dart” Legendary SMG Blueprint
  • And a lot more!

MAP – POINTS OF INTEREST

Shipwreck

  • The doomed cargo tanker known as the Vodianoy has run aground in the low estuary of swamp ground less than a klick west of the Zordaya Prison Complex.

Missile Silos

  • A team of Operators discovered Missile Silos hidden underneath the city’s three war monuments:
  • Jarvdinsk Spomenik above the Arklov Peak Military Base
  • Zoszni Spomenik southeast of the Novi Grazna Hills
  • Styor Spomenik in Tavorsk Park

Due to the contamination, security protocol mandates a complete shut down of the following locations:

  • Subway
  • Stadium Garage
  • Bunkers 00, 04, 05, 06, 09, 11

WEAPONS

  • Increased bullet velocity of the Tactical Rifle Charlie

New Weapons added:

  • FARA 83 - AR
    • Unlocked via Battle Pass Tier 15
  • LC10 - SMG
    • Unlocked via Battle Pass Tier 31
  • Machete - Melee 
    • Unlocked via Weapon Challenge or Store Bundle

New Weapon Unlock Challenges added:

  • Groza – AR
  • Mac-10 – SMG

Reactive Blueprints added:

  • The Reactive property lets Operators display their skill in real-time by evolving their weapon’s appearance with kills during a match.
    • For example, the “Vulture Exo” pulsates a green energy across the skeleton of a bird that wraps around the entire weapon. As an Operator earns kills, this energy shifts from blue to orange and eventually red, signifying how much of a hot hand they have in the match.
Cold War attachments have been updated - pros, cons and stat bar values now more accurately reflect their functionality. The following attachments have also had their functionality adjusted:
  • Bruiser Grip
    • Before: Melee Quickness
    • After: Movement Speed, Hip Fire Accuracy
  • Mounted Flashlight
    • Before: Enemy Reveal Distance
    • After: Movement Speed, Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Tiger Team Spotlight
    • Before: Enemy Reveal Distance
    • After: Movement Speed, Aim Walking Movement Speed

OPERATORS

New Operators added:

  • Kapano “Naga” Vang: Warsaw Pact (Launch Week)
    • Unlocked via Battle Pass
  • Karla Rivas: NATO (In Season)
    • Unlocked via Store Bundle
  • Terrel Wolf: NATO (In Season)
    • Unlocked via Store Bundle
  • Samantha Maxis: NATO (In Season)
    • Unlocked via Store Bundle

GENERAL FIXES

  • Players should no longer spawn outside of the Gulag combat area
  • Ammo replenishment timing when equipping Stopping Power rounds on Cold War weapons has been addressed
  • Fixed various issues with reticle streaming
  • The “Grinch Forest Spirit” Skin now properly renders at all distances
  • The “Gem Cutter” Silenced Assault Rifle is now properly suppressed
  • Operator Mission “Unkillable” will now track properly when getting kills with the High Alert Perk active
  • Mac-10 Weapon Unlock Challenge now tracks correctly when getting 2 rapid kills using an SMG
  • Operator Missions require now associated Operator to be equipped
  • Fixed an issue with War Tracks not playing correctly
  • Fixed an issue causing the Heartbeat Sensor to incorrectly display player with Ghost Perk active on Kill Cam
  • Prestige banners now include correct text and award stickers

What are your thoughts about the new Call of Duty game? Let us know in the comments section below!

Read more:

9 Best Guns, Weapons, And Attachments In Call of Duty Warzone

Everything You Need To Know About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 6

6 Best Guns To Use In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer

5 Best Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Maps

 

Top image via Activision

This article was written by Nick Farrell, a full-time university student who loves talking and writing about video games.

Tags: call of duty