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5 tips to get better at Black Ops Cold War

No matter your skill level, follow these five tips to see an improvement in your gameplay.

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Whether you’re brand new to Call of Duty or have some experience under your belt, these five tips will help you improve at Black Ops Cold War.

With Call of Duty being one of the biggest gaming franchises in the world, many players have dedicated time to be the best. The obvious best way to improve is playing the game. You can be maximizing your time in the game, however.

Whether you’re a new player, or a returning player looking to improve, follow these five tips to see a marked improvement in your gameplay.

How to get better at Black Ops Cold War

Use the ‘meta’ weapons

Players will criticize using meta weapons but if you’re trying to improve at the game, there’s no point in using weapons that put you at a disadvantage. Using the wrong weapon and getting repeatedly killed by the best weapons won’t help you improve. Sometimes when an enemy is using a vastly better weapon, there’s nothing you can do.

Currently, the MP5, FFR, and burst-fire rifles will provide you with the best chance of doing well.

Once you’re confident and can consistently do well, try experimenting with some off-meta weapons. You never know, you might find your new favorite.

Go into custom games with bots

Aim and movement are two of the most important things in Call of Duty. You need to hit your shots, but you also need to be a hard target for enemies to hit. The best way to improve your aim and movement is to go into custom games with bots.

Set up a custom free-for-all game with bots set to the lowest difficulty and take away the score and time limit. They’ll hardly fire back, giving you a stress-free place to practice as much as you need. Put some music on and run around the map shooting the bots from a range of different distances and positions and you’ll soon find your aim improving.

You should also practice movement techniques you’ve seen the pros use such as jump shots and ducking in and out of cover.

Practice these techniques against bots and implement them into multiplayer matches to see a vast improvement in your gameplay.

Learn the maps

As you play the different maps in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll gradually begin learning the different routes, spawns, power positions, and flanks. If an enemy player has repeatedly killed you from the same spot, try out that spot next time you play that map. If you managed to flank that player and get the kill, be mindful of the same way you flanked from.

Also, pay attention to the mini-map. Look where your teammates are and where they’re dying. Either avoid that area or take another route to try and take the enemies by surprise. If you notice your team spawning at one side of the map, it’s very likely the enemy team will be spawning from the other side. Set yourself up to counter their push into the map.

Watch professional players and content creators

Watch professional players and skilled content creators to learn their techniques and tactics.

Don’t compare yourself to these people, however. They have put hours upon hours into improving at shooters, so they’ll be vastly better than the average player. And that’s okay. You won’t be able to copy their aim, but you can try to copy everything else.

Some top players to check out on Twitch and YouTube include:

  • Simp: If you’re an aggressive player who likes running an SMG
  • FormaL: A more methodical, Assault Rifle player, with deadly aim
  • Scump: Also an aggressive SMG pro player, but one of the best ‘pub-stompers’ too.
  • Arcitys: Known as a ‘flex’, Arcitys is a jack-of-all-trades.

Watch what they’re doing and implement some of their tactics into your gameplay. Watch how they check rooms before entering, or how they try not to take firefights in the open. Also, watch their positioning on the map, and how they will avoid unfavorable engagements.

Don’t take it too seriously

This is probably the most important: have fun!

If you have a bad game, just forget about it. Don’t over-analyze your gameplay and pick at the little mistakes. Sure, pay attention to points you can improve on but don’t beat yourself up. Expecting too much of yourself will take away the fun and you’ll end up burnt out.

Don’t compare yourself to content creators and professional players. Keep an eye on your own progress; it doesn’t matter if your K/D isn’t considered top tier. If you’re actively trying to improve, just make sure you’re better than your previous self.

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Top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts to use in Black Ops Cold War

Dominate your competition by selecting one of our top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts to use in CoD: Black Ops Cold War.

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Choosing the best weapon is an obvious but important decision in determining how you fare in Call of Duty. The Krig 6 has usurped most of the competition to become an Alpha in the pack, see what works for you with our top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War.

It would be silly to imply that one gun can essentially break the meta and turn you into an esports pro overnight. But a solid loadout can still go a long way to improving your performance in CoD.

The Krig 6 is a fantastic weapon that took longer than some other guns to earn the recognition it so rightly deserves. It’s an accurate killer that is more than capable of racking up a stupidly high kill count in any mode that it’s used in.

krig 6 being inspected in bocw

Run and gun loadout

When you want to get from A-B and kill from day-night.

This is suited to the mobile player that wants to move and maim in their groove.

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 15.5″ Contour
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Wire Stock

This class is perfectly set up for you to gallop around to your heart’s content. Given that you’re always on the move and don’t intend to stay in the same spot for too long, these attachments are best. Increased hip-fire accuracy gives you an advantage in a tight, sudden 1 vs 1. You’re now Sonic-like in your movement speed, aiming, your mag needs a lot of ammo, and that vertical recoil is more assisted.

Long-range loadout

Given that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s time-to-kill seems a bit longer, it can require a lot more consistency from you at range. Unless you’re wielding a sniper rifle and expertly popping off those old-school quickscopes, then you’ll need a bit more firepower.

  • Optic: Visiontech 2x
  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: SOF Target Destinator
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: SARS Jungle Grip
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

With these attachments, you’re mostly balanced in the key stats needed to become a marksman. Foregoing the tensities and reflexes of close-range combat, you can now sit back and pick people off instead. Damage is increased over range and recoil is reduced, your bullets are concealed, and you can spot enemies quicker.

Stealth loadout

krig 6 loadout choices in bocw

Everyone needs a stealth loadout, especially for those quiet, heated games of Search & Destroy. Or if you’re an avid Hardcore player, then slapping a suppressor on is always a good way to capitalize on the increased damage.

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Suppressor
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Again, trying not to make some stats too negative, this feels like a good way to move around your environment. Walking movement speed is increased a lot, but still gives you room to run if you need it. The suppressor will silence your bullets and the barrel makes up for the damage drop-off. This is a competent, quiet murder-machine.

Accurate loadout

Sometimes it’s all about being pinpoint accurate, isn’t it? Forget running faster than your legs can carry you to close in on the target, it’s about being able to ping a bullseye from one mile away, every time.

  • Optic: Visiontech 2x
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

The Visiontech Optic can work wonders for you if you can judge the difference between in-zoom and out of zoom. Also, the Airborne Elastic Wrap allows you to snap to your sight and provides massive flinch resistance, meaning you can still fire accurately whilst being filled with more holes than an old pair of socks. Add the reliable barrel, magazine, and much better recoil, and you have an accurate beast.

Our best loadout

soldier holding a krig 6 in bocw trailer

Finally, our own choice. Simply the attachments that we feel works best for the Krig 6 to make it an absolute monster of an assault rifle to use for any situation.

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: Ember Sighting Point
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 RND
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Wire Stock

Well-rounded, literally aims to displease the enemy, and it will reward you with all the scorestreaks you could ever possibly ask for. The Krig-6 is a fantastic weapon and it can be used in so many different ways.

That concludes our top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts to use in Black Ops Cold War guide. Depending on your playstyle, one of these will surely work for you.

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How to get massive Weapon XP in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Weapons are slower to level up in Cold War compared to previous titles, so here’s the fastest way to rank them up in Zombies.

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A Youtuber has discovered a way to level up weapons extremely fast in Black Ops Cold War Zombies.

For the first time, progression is tied across all game modes. No matter which mode you play, weapon rank will increase for use in multiplayer and Zombies.

Treyarch has added a double XP bonus until November 30, so you can rank up your guns much quicker. Players were earning too much Weapon XP in Zombies, so the developers reduced the amount of 2WXP earned.

The community was left frustrated after this, but YouTube channel Glitching Queen uploaded a video explaining how to get ‘massive weapon XP’ in Cold War Zombies.

Earn XP fast

Glitching Queen discovered that killing Zombies in rounds two and three will net you considerably more XP than any other round. As rounds progress, you actually earn continually fewer points. Players have reported that when in the high rounds, weapons no longer earn any XP.

First, if you are a PS4 or PS5 player, they recommend partying up with someone also on PlayStation to receive bonus XP. As part of Activision’s deal with Sony, if PS players are partied up, they will receive a ‘party boost’ where weapons are leveled up even faster.

The method below also works on Xbox consoles and PC, but it won’t be quite as effective.

When ranking a weapon from level 0-40, Glitching Queen recommends playing up to round five then backing out. This maximizes your playtime, so everything you do counts towards unlocking new attachments and Camo Challenges.

When your weapon level is in the high 40s and 50s, you should drop out of Zombies after completing round three. With the drop in XP after this round, it’s not worth playing on if your goal is to rank up your guns.

Repeatedly quit your Zombies game after the first few rounds and you’ll find your weapons ranking up much faster than playing multiplayer or Zombies traditionally. You won’t be able to beat any world-records, though.

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Black Ops Cold War dev confirms fix coming for Mastery camo bug

Cold War players have been unhappy with the appearance of the Mastery Camos, so Treyarch have promised a fix is coming soon.

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Treyarch has addressed issues with the appearance of the Mastery Camos in Black Ops Cold War, saying they are the result of a bug.

Dark Matter is a time-consuming and tricky grind. Weapons level up significantly slower in Black Ops Cold War than previous CoDs, and some weapons clearly outshine others. The most hardcore players are grinding to get their hands on Dark Matter, with some unlocking it just weeks after launch.

Fans have been disappointed with the appearance of the Mastery Camos, though. Except for Diamond, the unique camos only cover some parts of the weapons while leaving the rest plain. For the amount of time it takes to complete these challenges, you want to be able to show off your rare camo.

Treyarch is aware of this issue. On the Official Trello Board, Treyarch posted that they have also spotted the “unintentional changes to Mastery Camo display.”

Fixes coming soon

“After our most recent update, some weapons began to display certain Mastery Camo differently,” the Trello card read. “We are looking to release a fix for this is in our next major update.”

So don’t let the appearance put you off working towards the camos. Treyarch hasn’t given a concrete date for when we can expect the fix, but it’s likely to be soon.

With a 24/7 playlist of Nuketown ’84 and double weapon XP currently being in the game, more and more players will be unlocking Gold, Diamond, and Dark Matter over the coming weeks.

Treyarch also addressed other problems with camos and Challenges. If you resume the game from a suspended state, weapon camo and challenges may appear to be locked. If you restart your game, you will be able to see your correct progress.

The developers have also discussed the power of the Perk Flak Jacket.

This Perk allows you to survive a direct hit with an explosive. This makes it extremely difficult to get kills with launchers for the Mastery Camo challenges if a player is running Flak Jacket.

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