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5 best Black Ops Cold War Scorestreaks setups

Scorestreaks are game-changers in Black Ops Cold War and CoD in general. So we’ve created several loadouts and setups to suit all occasions.

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One well-timed Scorestreak can turn the tide in Call of Duty. Black Ops Cold War has a lot of fabulous, dangerous Streaks that can cause serious damage. So here are 5 of the best setups you can make that will suit certain situations and levels of skill.

When people dive into a new Call of Duty game, it can be easy to rely on old-favorites and overlook new tools of destruction.

BOCW offers a lot of different options for you to customize and toy around with. Some are suited to different maps and some simply thrive in different game modes. So we’ve put together a few different loadouts for you to try and see what could improve your game.

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BOCW best Scorestreak loadouts

It’s years later and many people still default to a UAV, a targeted strike, and some kind of aerial vehicle a la Call of Duty 4. Yet there’s a whole other world to be explored.

Here are some of the options for you to consider.

Black Ops Cold War Beginner Scorestreaks

If you’re new to Call of Duty and the scary world of real-time, online multiplayer, then these might help you to survive in this tough jungle.

  • Scorestreak 1: Spy Plane
  • Scorestreak 2: Sentry Turret
  • Scorestreak 3: Care Package

Even for a relatively new player, these score targets are extremely achievable and you’ll get more XP because you’ll earn them regularly.

The Spy Plane helps you and your team, the Sentry Turret can do a lot of the heavy work for you, and the Care Package can get you a Scorestreak that you otherwise may never get to use.

Black Ops Cold War Intermediate Scorestreaks

You’re a capable player that is more than able to hold your own. Maybe not quite able to put together regular, hot runs to get the best of the best, but still good enough to get near the top-end Scorestreaks.

  • Scorestreak 1: Spy Plane
  • Scorestreak 2: Cruise Missile
  • Scorestreak 3: Attack Helicopter

This is a perfect blend of attainable Scorestreaks. The main difference here is that you have a lot more firepower. The Spy Plane is to help you get a few kills first, and the Cruise Missile’s secondary missiles make it an even greater threat. Getting an attack helicopter shouldn’t be too difficult and it can easily rack up a high body count.

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Black Ops Cold War Expert Scorestreaks

You know your loadout, you know the best spots in the maps, and you can regularly pile up the points in CoD matches. You need the GOOD stuff.

  • Scorestreak 1: Cruise Missile
  • Scorestreak 2: Chopper Gunner
  • Scorestreak 3: Gunship

Very rarely does a Cruise Missile fail to gets kills, so it’s a solid starter option. Elite level players can put together a few kills and get a Chopper Gunner which, as long as it’s not shot down, will cause insane damage.

If you’re good enough, then the Gunship beckons. An unstoppable vehicle that will decimate everyone and everything on the map.

Black Ops Cold War Aerial Domination Scorestreaks

The beauty of this loadout is that you let the scorestreaks do most of the work for you. Leaving you to carry on killing at your own pace and not have someone find you whilst you’re operating them.

  • Scorestreak 1: Napalm Strike
  • Scorestreak 2: Attack Helicopter
  • Scorestreak 3: Chopper Gunner

Despite the fact you can be found when operating the Chopper Gunner, the chances of this happening are very slim due to the destructive power that it has.

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Black Ops Cold War Teamwork Scorestreaks

When you’re playing game modes where teamwork is critical, then these are some of the best ones to give you the advantage during the game.

  • Scorestreak 1: Sentry Turret
  • Scorestreak 2: Napalm Strike
  • Scorestreak 3: Cruise Missile/H.A.R.P

Defending a flag or a hardpoint? Put down a turret near it, you can always move it later. Do the enemies have one area completely surrounded and are proving to be impenetrable? Napalm Strike the whole area. As for the final one, it depends really.

The Cruise Missile is for players that can’t get enough points for the H.A.R.P – although it can take out a few enemies grouped together. But if you can get the H.A.R.P, then you know exactly where the enemy is and you can anticipate their every move.

So that is 5 of the best scorestreak setups you can utilize in Black Ops Cold War. Whether your choice bottles down to skill or the scenario at hand, these loadouts should be able to help you out.

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Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

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The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.

Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.

The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.

If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.

Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments

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  • Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.

Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.

Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.

Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment

Flak Jacket Perk in BOCW
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stimshot

We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.

Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.

In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.

How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War

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To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR

Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.


For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.

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Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”

On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

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Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”

The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.

How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone

Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.


The Nikita AVT and M1916 have also arrived in Warzone with Season 3, so you can check out how to unlock the new Assault Rifle and Marksman Rifle.

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Treyarch confirm Jungle map remaster & new weapon arriving in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War devs Treyarch have confirmed a new long-range weapon and Jungle map remaster coming soon.

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Treyarch have confirmed brand-new content is on the way for Black Ops Cold War, including a new weapon and remastered version of the classic Jungle map.

While Black Ops Cold War’s seasons have ended, the Call of Duty title received additional content through an update in March, including the arrival of the WMD map and the Vargo 52 Assault Rifle.

Now, Treyarch have announced more new additions that they have planned for Black Ops Cold War in May and beyond, including a long-range weapon and a remastered version of a classic Call of Duty map.

Cold War Jungle map remaster release date

Treyarch confirmed that the remastered Jungle map will make its way to Black Ops Cold War on Friday, May 6. The new map hit the game at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM UK.

Treyarch originally confirmed their plans for brand-new Call of Duty content in a blog post on April 14, including the addition of the classic map Jungle. When the map hits the game on May 6, players will be able to jump into a Jungle 24/7 playlist.

When this map first made its debut, it consisted of a ruined village and military base near a river in the middle of a Vietnamese jungle. Players could take advantage of its many slopes and ladders to move quickly between levels.

Jungle won over players with its impressive layout and was added to other CoD titles like Black Ops III and Black Ops 4. Now, a remastered version will be added to Cold War’s standard 6v6 playlists in a new update.

New Cold War weapon

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Treyarch also teased the arrival of an “all-new ranged weapon” that players will be able to use in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. This new weapon arrived alongside Jungle on May 6.

Adding new weapons often shakes up the meta of CoD titles, so we can expect major changes after this new content drop arrives.


For more Black Ops Cold War, be sure to check out Treyarch confirming that Cold War won’t receive more Zombies maps as well as the leaked Scythe weapon and its unlock requirements.

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