Perks are returning with Black Ops Cold War Zombies, and for the first time, they are permanently upgradeable.
Perk-A-Cola, or Perk for short, has been in Treyarch’s Zombies mode since its inception in Call of Duty: World at War. Usually in fixed points around the map, players can purchase an upgrade for their character by spending points. Classic Perks such as Quick Revive, Jugger-Nog, and Speed Cola have become staples of the game mode.
Treyarch recently released details on how Zombies will play in Black Ops Cold War. This detailed what perks will be included in Zombies at launch, and how the new upgrading system works.
Perks At Launch
Classic Perks such as Speed Cola and Quick Revive are returning in Black Ops Cold War Zombies. Here’s the full list:
- Jugger-Nog: Increase maximum health by 50.
- Quick Revive: Reduce the time it takes to regen to full health by 50%. Reduce the time it takes to revive an ally by 50%.
- Speed Cola: Increase reload speed by 15%.
- Stamin-Up: Increase run and sprint speed.
- Deadshot Daiquiri: Aiming down sights moves to enemy critical location. Remove scope sway.
- Elemental Pop: Every bullet has a small chance to apply a random base Ammo Mod effect.
Elemental Pop is a new introduction and is all about Ammo Mods. When using this Perk, every bullet fired has a slight chance of hitting your target with a random base Ammo Mod. It has been described as “an incredibly useful tool for when your back’s up against the wall.”
Treyarch have confirmed they will be adding more Perks throughout post-launch seasons.
A new system for upgrading Perks has been added to Black Ops Cold War Zombies. This system allows your Perks to be permanently upgraded for the first time.
Perks are upgraded through earning ‘Raw Aetherium Crystals’ by reaching milestone rounds in the game or by successfully exfilling. Raw Aetherium Crystals are essentially the currency you will use to permanently upgrade Perks. You’ll also be able to use Aetherium Crystals to upgrade skills related to Field Upgrades, Ammo Mods, and Weapon Classes. The more you earn over time, the more you will be able to upgrade the tools in your arsenal, “improving their damage and utility to help you reach higher rounds.”
Treyarch gave an example of what Elemental Pop upgraded to Tier III will look like:
- Tier I – Equipment damage also has a small chance to apply a random base Ammo Mod effect.
- Tier II – Reduce Ammo Mod cooldowns by 20%.
- Tier III – When a random Ammo Mod is applied, it uses your current Skill Tier instead of the base.
Black Ops Cold War players call for more Modern Warfare style weapon conversions
Black Ops Cold War players are asking the developers to take inspiration from Modern Warfare by adding more weapon conversions to the game.
Weapon conversions allow you to change how a weapon behaves in Modern Warfare drastically, and players are asking the developers to add more of them to Black Ops Cold War.
Modern Warfare had various weapon conversions that drastically altered how a weapon functions in combat. For example, the X16 came with different triggers to increase or decrease the rate of fire cap.
Reddit user Tsuikyit_The_VIP started a discussion about this in the Black Ops Cold War subreddit. They expressed their disappointment with the C58’s weapon conversion in the game.
“The 5.56 60 round drum completely takes away the 4HK potential and doesn’t change up any other stats,” wrote the user. “Much like the M4A1, it should’ve gotten a faster fire rate or reduced recoil to make up for the lack of a 5HK range, but it never got one.”
The Redditor then suggested that the devs should build off what Modern Warfare did by adding more weapon conversions to the game.
Many of the commenters agreed with this suggestion. Several players feel that the current selection of weapon alterations in Black Ops Cold War pales in comparison to what’s available in Modern Warfare.
“I don’t need 15 different optics choices on my weapons,” wrote one user. “Like, what am I gonna do with a sniper scope on my SMGs? Give me some .45 ACP ammo options or selector switch to fire my MX4 on 3 RND burst. “
Hopefully, the developers will continue to innovate the game as its lifecycle continues.
For more Black Ops Cold War, be sure to check out our article on the Field Mic glitch that gives players wallhacks or how to install the PS5 high-resolution texture packs for the first-person shooter.
Image credit: Activision / Treyarch
Crazy Cold War Field Mic glitch gives players wallhacks
A crazy new Field Mic glitch is allowing Black Ops Cold War players see enemies through walls in Season 4.
Black Ops Cold War players have discovered a crazy bug with the Field Mic Field Upgrade where it allows players to see through walls.
Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reloaded brought a ton of extra content to the game, most notably the Mauer Der Toten Zombies map and the OTs 9 SMG. However, it appears to have also brought a game-changing Field Mic glitch.
The Field Mic is a powerful Field Upgrade in Black Ops Cold War, picking up enemy sounds and displaying them on your minimap. However, a crazy bug now allows players to use it to see enemies through walls.
Reddit user alison_bee was the player to reveal this glitch. As they went prone beside a friendly Field Mic, they could see the outline of an enemy through the dish. This enemy was actually on the other side of a wall, essentially giving the player wallhacks.
We can only assume that this is a glitch and not an intended feature for the Field Upgrade. There’s also no way of knowing when this bug arrived in the game. It could have been there since launch, but it’s likely that someone would have noticed it earlier than now, so it probably arrived with Season 4 Reloaded.
It appears that this glitch doesn’t pop up every time, with one player saying that it only happens if you see the Mic glowing blue. Others said that thermals make Field Upgrades glow blue, and since alison_bee was using a thermal scope, this could have caused the glitch.
If this glitch becomes more widespread, it could become a real problem – especially in more tactical modes such as Search and Destroy. It’s possible that the Cold Blooded or Spycraft Perks will protect you from this exploit, but there’s no way of knowing for sure.
This post picked up a ton of traction on the Cold War subreddit, so it’s likely that it’s now on Treyarch’s radar. There’s no way of predicting when this will be fixed, but we’re fast approaching Cold War and Warzone Season 5.
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How to set up Custom Games in Black Ops Cold War Season 4
Use our in-depth guide to learn how to set up your own Custom Games in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 has many weapons and modes for you to experiment with. Here’s how you can set up your own Custom Game.
For many players, the thought of stepping foot into CoD’s multiplayer is a terrifying prospect, and a quick warm-up against AI or friends is necessary. Or perhaps you want to test out a new weapon to see how it handles, but a competitive match won’t do it justice. Then a handy Custom Game is just the thing that you need.
The limitless freedom is what makes a Custom Game so handy. Black Ops Cold War has an ever-increasing roster of weapons and maps for players to dive into. Season 4 and its Reloaded update has really fleshed out the game with Mauer Der Toten vastly expanding the Zombies universe and new multiplayer maps to enjoy.
So let’s go over Custom Games and how you can set them up privately.
How to make a Custom Black Ops Cold War game
Here is how you can set up a Custom Game for yourself in Black Ops Cold War:
- Boot up Cold War
- Head to the Black Ops Cold War lobby screen
- Select ‘Custom Games’ from the bottom left
- Go down until you find ‘Edit Game Rules’
- Click on ‘Settings’
- Manipulate them until you are satisfied
You can alter the details of the match by changing the time limit, the number of times you can respawn, and how long it takes to do so. You can also change the round score and mess around with some of the more advanced settings. These advanced options will give you even more control over how the game goes.
Generally, you can choose to play against other players, but only those who you want to invite. You can also choose to play with bots so you have a bit of practice before initiating a private game. If you want to simply get a feel for the loadout, then turn the bot difficulty down.
When you’re in a Custom Game, you can take your time and go through various new guns like the C58 and MG 82 LMG, use their attachments, and see how they affect your ability to play. You won’t have to worry about being shot by other rowdy players who would ruin your concentration and keep you focused on your own survival the entire time.
How to make a Custom BOCW Zombies game
Setting up your own game of Zombies is generally very similar to the creation of a regular match.
Here is how you can set up a Custom Game for yourself:
- Open the Black Ops Cold War Zombies screen
- Press your right bumper or click on “Private” which is next to “Public”
- Create your own Custom Game
Where is the Custom Game button?
During one of the Black Ops Cold War updates, many people became concerned that Custom Games had been removed altogether. The reality is that Treyarch inadvertently moves it further down every now and again.
Due to the addition of so many different playlist options, Custom Games have been relegated to the bottom of the pile. Simply keep scrolling down through the modes, and you’ll see that it’s still there.
That should cover everything you need to know about setting up a Custom Game in Black Ops Cold War.
Also, check out the best Outbreak loadout for CoD: Black Ops Cold War.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
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