Gunfight is an extremely tight affair. The enclosed environments in BOCW make for some thrilling back-and-forth contests. But if you want to perform better and increase your chances of winning, then here are 5 of our best tips to improve.
The dynamic of Gunfight is vastly different from that of a normal game of Team Deathmatch. The greatly reduced numbers on each team combined with the smaller, more claustrophobic nature of the maps means that Gunfight needs a whole new way of thinking.
A more measured and tactful approach should be considered. If not, it’s easy to be overrun by your opposition round after round until you succumb to a crushing defeat. Take these tips and learn how to adapt to your surroundings.
BOCW best Gunfight tips
Not all of these tips may necessarily complement your playstyle, but you sometimes need to adapt to win.
Furthermore, these tips aren’t map-specific, so try and bear this in mind when you’re reading them as there isn’t one that will absolutely apply to Game Show or ICBM, for example.
1. Be aggressive
Airing on the side of caution is likely to get you killed in Gunfight due to its frantic nature. The rounds are short. The map is small. The likelihood of combat is certain.
You need to make sure you’re either part of it or the instigator of it. Unless you’re 0-5 down and clearly being outclassed, then offense is the best form of defense. Be on the front foot and catch your foes unaware. Be the hunter.
2. Watch the timer, be near the middle
You’d be amazed at how many rounds you can snatch by just simply being in the right place at the right time.
Some games can become cagey affairs. If this happens to you, at least make sure you stay somewhere near the middle of the map. Once the opportunity to claim the flag in the middle arises, you want to be in the prime position – either to claim it or to kill your opponent(s) going for it.
3. Inspect your loadout
When you’re thrust into a new game, you get a new loadout every two rounds. Quickly absorb all the information presented to you on your HUD before the round starts.
Otherwise, you might come face-to-face with the enemy team, having the advantage, and unload a round of burst fire into them. But because you think it’s a machine gun, you’re just holding the trigger, not firing, and now you’re dead. Always check what you’re given.
4. Teamwork and communication
Chances are that if you’re playing Gunfight then you’re doing so with a friend. Both of you having a headset is a must, but constant communication can also win rounds ahead of any discernible skill or ability.
If one of you has just killed an enemy, or you’re in a skirmish with someone, let the other person know. It doesn’t matter if it appears in the killfeed or anything like that. Keep talking. If it’s 2v1 and one of you knows where the final person is, speak up, hunt them down, and claim your round win.
5. Listen to the audio
In those fleeting moments of silence, make sure your headset is turned right up. If you have the Superhuman hearing function on your headset then that’s a bonus.
Again, due to the limited space, you can easily hear enemy footsteps near your position.
With these tips safely ensconced in your brain, Gunfight should now be an even more exciting prospect for you. Show more aggression, make use of your headset, and be alert.
All these are big factors in conquering and dominating Gunfight. May our advice serve you well.
Image credits: Treyarch
When does Black Ops Cold War Season 4 begin? Reveal, start date, details, maps, weapons, more
Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War is halfway done, but when can we expect Season 4, and what maps and weapons will it have?
Despite all the new changes that Season 3 has brought, we are already well on the way to CoD: Cold War Season 4. We’ll look at when it starts and any other relevant details such as new maps, guns, and changes.
Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War has really filled up the game with lots of extra content and made it feel like one of the fullest Call of Duty games to date. Cold War has continued to do what it does best: deliver exciting new maps and pile on more guns, including the PPSH-41, Swiss K31, and AMP63.
Between Outbreak’s new Easter Egg, the new Cold War battle royale mode, and the myriad of other modes available in the game, Season 3 has made Cold War a jam-packed experience. But we still have a few months to go until the presumed release of Call of Duty 2021, so there’s still plenty more to come.
Here’s everything we know about Season 4 of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War so far.
Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reveal
Players will be able to get their first look at what the new season will be bringing to the world of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War during the Kickoff Live portion of the Summer Game Fest on June 10 2021.
The official Season 4 gameplay trailer for Black Ops Cold War was released on June 10, 2021, and it featured a variety of exciting glimpses at content players will be able to experience. You can find the full trailer below:
Black Ops Cold War Season 4 start date
One constant about each new season of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is that as soon as one finishes the next starts soon after.
The current Season 3 Battle Pass is scheduled to end around June 15th or June 16th, and the downtime is usually nothing to worry about.
So we can expect Season 4 to start on June 16th or 17th.
Cold War x Warzone Season 4 teaser
Upon launching Black Ops Cold War or Warzone, the final cutscene for Season 3 plays out. After Adler was rescued from Verdansk, Stitch and his cronies hatch the next stage of their evil plan.
This teaser hints at a new Operator and perhaps a new location for a new multiplayer map. Wraith mentions that their “man in South Africa is standing by.” This could hint that a South African Operator will be coming in Season 4, and there might be a new map set in South Africa along with him.
New Black Ops Cold War Season 4 maps
The new season of content for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will bring some new maps for players to battle against each other, with one of them being a classic fan favorite from the past.
These new maps are Collateral, Amsterdam, and popular Black Ops II map Hijacked and were officially revealed on June 10.
Given that we’re not too far away from details about Season 4 of Cold War becoming official, it’s only natural that rumors and speculation are starting to become rife.
It seems that Hijacked is being prepared for Season 4 as a big inclusion that will see players scrambling to conquer the massive cruise ship. Also, another as yet unnamed surprise remaster could be joining it as well.
Also, rumors are abound that there will be a new “DLC round-based Zombies map coming in Season 4” too. A glimpse of this new Zombies map was possibly shown during the gameplay reveal trailer, which you can find below:
Treyarch went on to post on Twitter on June 11, 2021, a tweet that included an image and a caption stating that the prologue for the next round-based Zombies map starts on June 17, so perhaps it will be released in the Reloaded portion of Season 4 a couple of months from the start of the new season.
Black Ops Cold War Season 4 weapons
At the moment we don’t know too much about what Season 4 is set to include, but it is a curious question given how balanced the meta is right now. Thanks to all the buffs and nerfs delivered by Season 3 Reloaded, you wonder what new weapons will be introduced. We will update this page once we know more.
The Season 4 gameplay trailer released on June 10, 2021, teased the arrival of various weapons for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War that includes the G3 Assault Rifle, Nail Gun, and Desert Eagle Pistol.
Also, check out our ranking of every gun in Black Ops Cold War.
Black Ops Cold War Season 4 game modes
If there’s one thing that players cannot complain in Cold War about it’s the smorgasbord of game modes to plow through. As well as new game modes and limited-time-only playlists, existing ones are even being expanded too.
Outbreak players can now fish for instance – a sentence that most gamers would’ve had thought needed to be said. But again, with the recency of the Reloaded update, Treyarch is keeping tight-lipped about any big potential game modes for Season 4 of Cold War.
Once more information starts to filter through we’ll be updating this page to keep you up-to-date about Black Ops Cold War Season 4.
Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War Season 4 trailer possibly teases new Zombies map
The Black Ops Cold War Season 4 trailer had plenty of exciting footage with one clip possibly giving players the first look at a new Zombies map.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players were treated to some exciting teases in the Season 4 gameplay trailer, with one of them possibly showing the Zombies community the first look at a new map.
Season 3 made some waves in the world of Black Ops Cold War Zombies, with the largest being the introduction of the first main Easter Egg quest for the Outbreak game mode.
This Outbreak Easter Egg quest continued the main story of Black Ops Cold War zombies, which Treyarch has said will ultimately be tied to the next round-based Zombies map for the first-person shooter.
While Treyarch has not yet officially announced a Berlin map or that it will be coming in Season 4, the recently released Season 4 gameplay trailer for Cold War possibly gave the Zombies community a first glimpse of a new map.
The part of the Season 4 gameplay trailer in question occurs at the very end of the video. First, a few seconds are shown of Zombies walking down a subway tunnel with then what appears to be a subway on fire making its way towards running all of the Zombies over.
Players will have to wait until June 14 for Activision and Treyarch to officially reveal the content roadmap for Black Ops Cold War Season 4 and if a new Zombies map is included on this plan for the new period of content.
However, this clip from the gameplay trailer does give hope to players that they will be hearing of a brand new Zombies map they will be able to experience at some point in Season 4, even if it might come in the Reloaded portion of the season in a couple of months.
Treyarch went on to post an image on Twitter stating that the “prologue to our next round-based Zombies map begins on June 17.” This looks to confirm that the new map may not arrive at the start of Season 4 but will be coming later on in the season or Season 5.
For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out when the next double XP event is happening for the game or what new weapons players can expect to see in Season 4 and stay tuned for future news and guides.
Image Credits: Activision/Treyarch
When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?
We have the dates and times CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 3’s Double XP event to help rank, weapon, and Battle Pass progression.
With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone in Season 3, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.
XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.
Cold War and Warzone Season 3 has offered multiple Double XP events throughout its duration, allowing players to level up the various aspects of the game faster. It’s nearly time for Season 4 of Call of Duty, and we have new weapons and vehicles to look forward to.
Also, use our guide on the fastest way to level up Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass.
How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 3
It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP and Double Battle Pass XP promotional event will be for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone and will officially start on June 11 and conclude on June 14.
What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?
Here’s a full list of the Double Weapon XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:
- EST – 1 PM
- CST – 12 PM
- PST – 10 AM
- GMT – 5 PM
Double XP will be available on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone playlists.
These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, and this one is no different. It naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.
Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard including its release date, gameplay, and more.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch / Raven Software
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