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Best LW3 Tundra loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5

Here is the best Black Ops Cold War LW3 Tundra loadout to use in Season 5 with the attachments and perks that will help you dominate your enemies.

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Tundra on display in Black Ops Cold War

One of Black Ops Cold War’s most fearsome Sniper Rifles is the LW3 Tundra that can obliterate lobbies in single shots. Here are the attachments and perks you need to use to make the best Tundra Cold War loadout for Season 5.

There’s less emphasis on Sniping in the most recent Call of Duty than in recent years, but it still has plenty of capable killers. It doesn’t matter what new theme the latest CoD is incorporating. Sometimes people want to know what bolt-action Snipers they’ll be using.

The LW3 Tundra has proven to be exceedingly popular in CoD: Warzone Season 5, and it’s now once again in lots of Cold War player’s headlights.

The right loadout helps the LW3 punch harder than the Pelington 703, and it can rack up big scorestreaks, so here is how to make the best Cold War Tundra loadout class.

Best Cold War LW3 Tundra loadout

Best Cold War LW3 Tundra loadout attachments

We recommend that you equip the Gunfighter Wildcard as we ideally want as many gun-boosting attachments on the LW3 as possible.

Here are the best attachments for the LW3 Tundra in Treyarch’s Cold War:

  • Optic: AN/PVS-4 Thermal
  • Muzzle: Stabilizer .308
  • Barrel: 28.2″ Tiger Team
  • Body: Mounted Flashlight
  • Underbarrel: Bipod
  • Magazine: 7 RND
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

Our first attachment will be the AN/PVS-4 Thermal Optic, as the scope can handle any of the maps that Cold War has to offer. With slight visibility issues in Cold War, thermal makes identifying targets a whole lot easier.

Next, we have the Stabilizer .308, and it’s a simple choice here as it reduces weapon sway at no extra cost. A big attachment here is the 28.2″ Tiger Team Barrel, as this one will cost you starting ammo. However, it gives you a big boost to damage, fire rate, and bullet velocity. We feel the massive benefits, allowing you to one-shot more easily, easily outweigh the negatives.

We chose the Mounted Flashlight for the body as we feel that the Thermal Scope is already helping us at greater distances, so some close-range assistance is useful. The Bipod offers 50% Horizontal AND Vertical recoil reduction that cannot be scoffed at.

The 7 RND Magazine adjusts for the ammo we sacrificed by having the Tiger Team Barrel and giving you extra leeway if you miss your shots and forget to reload.

The Airborne Elastic Wrap Handle gives us the most improved ADS time, which is necessary with a big bulky Sniper Rifle like this. Finally, the Raider Pad Stock offers a huge increase to Sprint to Fire time and Aim Walking Movement speed – reduced hip fire accuracy shouldn’t be a factor given that we’re not looking to do that.

Best perks for LW3 Tundra class

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Assassin
  • Perk 3: Gung-Ho

Flak Jacket is almost a universal requirement given how many explosives are flying around in a game of Call of Duty, especially as people try and sniff out your position. Providing you’re on a nice sniping scorestreak, Assassin will give your points tally a nice boost.

Gung-Ho is your “break in case of emergency” option as you will inevitably become involved in close-quarters combat and will need a trust SMG to switch too quickly.

Best field upgrade to use for LW3 Tundra

To complete your loadout, you’ll need to make sure you have a Trophy System equipped because even though you may have Flak Jacket enabled, a Trophy System can destroy incoming projectiles and net you extra points in the process.

How to unlock the LW3 Tundra

Interested individuals will be able to build this powerful setup once they have unlocked this sniper rifle.

Players will unlock the LW3 Tundra when they reach level 25 in Black Ops Cold War, so a few hours of playing should have you to this level without any trouble.

Best Alternatives

If you are not feeling the best Cold War Tundra loadout, the ZRG 20mm and Pelington 703 are excellent alternatives to this sniper and should serve you well when it comes to taking down enemies from afar with deadly precision and power.

You can also check out our weapon tier list for Season 5 and see if any of the weapons currently dominating might suit you better.

That completes your new LW3 Tundra loadout for Season 5 of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. It should make your Tundra an unstoppable laser-accurate one-shot machine.

Image credits: Treyarch

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When does Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 start? Season 6 end date

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 is set to make way for Vanguard Season 1, here’s everything we know about when it will happen.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is finally here, but players will have to wait a little longer for the game’s first season. Here’s everything we know about Vanguard & Warzone Season 1, including release date and content.

After months of anticipation, Call of Duty: Vanguard has finally arrived, taking players back in time to World War II for all-out combat across the world. While Vanguard dropped on November 5, players will have to wait a little longer for the first season, and the content it will bring with it.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 has been going out with a bang thanks to the Secrets of the Pacific event.

With a new Warzone map, the RICOCHET anti-cheat, and Battle Pass, there’s plenty to get excited about with Vanguard & Warzone Season 1.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 start date

The sixth season of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will end on Thursday, December 2, 2021, bringing an end to the Treyarch game’s run. Vanguard Season 1 will officially kick off on December 8.

Vanguard owners will have 24-hour exclusive first play access to the Caldera map. Open access begins on Dec. 9. So, if you’re looking to get on the new map early, make sure you purchase Vanguard!

Vanguard will have been out nearly a month at this point, making it the ideal time to bring in the new Warzone Caldera map and WW2 weapons set to drop with the first season, as well as the long-awaited introduction of anti-cheat.

This isn’t to say that Black Ops Cold War will be forgotten, as Modern Warfare has still received content updates in the last year.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 content

Season 1 will be hugely important for both games, with major content coming to both Vanguard and Warzone.

For Vanguard, players will receive new multiplayer maps to explore and do battle on, along with the first Vanguard-specific Battle Pass, filled with new cosmetic content for players to enjoy.

Season 1 is set to be one of the biggest Warzone updates ever, with the new Pacific Caldera map finally releasing, Vanguard weapons being added, and the introduction of the new RICOCHET anti-cheat system.

There are also lots of changes coming to various aspects of Warzone, such as nerfs to Dead Silence and even a buff to Gas Masks.

What’s happening before Vanguard & Warzone Season 1

While December 8th will be when all of the official Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 action will be kicking off, there is still plenty of action to enjoy in the remaining time of Black Ops Cold War Season 6.

You can find the official schedule for all of the content coming to Warzone and Black Ops Cold War ahead of Vanguard Season 1 below thanks to the Call of Duty blog.

  • October 28 (Console) and November 2 (PC): Call of Duty: Vanguard Pre-Loading Begins – Pre-order now to get your game ready to play immediately at launch, in addition to numerous bonuses across VanguardBlack Ops Cold War, and Warzone.
  • November 5: Call of Duty: Vanguard Launch – Expect epic experiences on all fronts with Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies. Additionally, RICOCHET Anti-Cheat begins its implementation with server-side initiatives.
  • November 5 to December 2: Preseason in Vanguard  Access to Free Vanguard Tiers on the Black Ops Cold War Season Six Battle Pass System continues. Then on November 17, prepare to ship off to a fan-favorite map.
  • November 18: Operation: Flashback Begins in Warzone – An encore limited-time mode for Verdansk, celebrating its past 18 months of hosting over 100 million players strong in Warzone. Ready for your last dance in Verdansk?
  • November 24: Uncover the “Secrets of the Pacific” – Get intel on Caldera and its new points of interest through this event’s Warzone and Vanguard Multiplayer challenges.
  • November 30 and December 1: Last Hours of Verdansk. – Bombs away – see what happens to Verdansk before Warzone goes dark to prepare for Caldera and Season One.
  • December 8: Season One Begins – Vanguard players get new Multiplayer maps, 24 hours of exclusive access to Call of Duty®: Warzone™ Pacific and more to kick off Season One. All players can enjoy a new Battle Pass system and two free functional weapons. Plus: RICOCHET Anti-Cheat’s driver begins its rollout in Warzone.

In the meantime, players can continue to enjoy Vanguard’s Multiplayer and the final days of Verdansk.

To get the most out of your WWII experience, check out our guide on the best controller and aim assist settings, or when the next Double XP event will take place.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software / Sledgehammer games

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Will you be able to use Cold War and Modern Warfare weapons in Warzone Pacific?

Our quick and easy guide will answer the question of whether or not players can use Cold War and Modern Warfare guns in Warzone Pacific.

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One question on everyone’s mind ahead of Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map is whether or not you’ll be able to use Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War’s guns in it. We will answer that for you today.

Call of Duty: Warzone already has a ridiculously bloated arsenal of weapons for players to choose from. With over 100 guns to select as of Warzone Season 6, the transition into Warzone Pacific and the new Caldera map will see all of Vanguard’s guns added.

However, this begs the question for many players, will the new map and addition of nearly 40 Vanguard weapons mean that either Modern Warfare or Black Ops Cold War weapons need to miss out?

Can you use Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons in Warzone Pacific?

Fans of any of Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War’s weapons will be pleased to know that they too will also be carrying over into Warzone Pacific.

In an exclusive interview with Dexerto, Zach Hodson, Lead Designer at Sledgehammer Games discussed how Vanguard’s weapons will have to be considered when being added to all the other existing guns in the game.

He said that SHG has to keep a “separate balance sheet to track how things might work in Warzone.” Presumably, this is to factor in the extra 40 guns, taking Warzone up to a total of about 150 guns for players to use.

It should be noted that Warzone Pacific game modes will tailor the guns to its different game modes. Warzone Caldera Battle Royale will allow the use of all guns, whereas Vanguard-specific modes will only allow the use of Vanguard weapons.

How to use Cold War & MW weapons in Warzone Pacific

Whilst there’s nothing concrete just yet, we think that to use these weapons in Warzone Pacific, players will simply be able to select the ones they have unlocked once the Season 1 integration with Vanguard goes live.

When Black Ops Cold War and Warzone merged, it was a simple case of players being able to use the guns that they’d unlocked in Cold War, Modern Warfare, and Warzone. If you hadn’t unlocked a certain gun, then you could complete a challenge condition that was different in each game.

We expect this to be exactly the same in Warzone Pacific, and it’ll be up to the preference of the player, and their availability of each CoD game, to decide how to unlock particular weapons.


We’ll be sure to update this once Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software have provided a bit more official insight into the integration of weapons.

In the meantime, check out everything we know about Vanguard and Warzone Season 1.

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Cold War players claim they’ll boycott game as “best mode” removal sparks fury

Black Ops Cold War fans are claiming they will boycott the game after the “best mode” was removed, days before Vanguard’s release.

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Hours before Vanguard’s release, players are claiming they’ll boycott Black Ops Cold War following the removal of the game’s “best mode.”

With Activision releasing a new Call of Duty annually, each game’s lifespan is two years tops. Some CoD titles will fizzle out before then, while others hang on for dear life near the end of year two.

Vanguard aims to take players back to WWII. Many fans have expressed their disappointment with returning to an oversaturated time period. So much so that players had planned on sticking with Black Ops Cold War for a second year.

However, players’ plans to stick with BOCW changed after the recent removal of the fan-favorite 12v12 mode. This isn’t the first time Treyarch removed this mode, but fans have reason to believe it won’t be coming back.

Fans boycott Cold War following 12v12 removal

Just days before Vanguard’s release, Treyarch has pulled the plug on Black Ops Cold War’s 12v12 mode. And of course, fans are furious. Players that had planned to stick with BOCW for a second year are now boycotting the game until 12v12 is reinstated.

Many fans have taken to Twitter and Reddit to express their disappointment. Tweets from users like chaigrima and ColvinoYT state that 12v12 was the “only reason” they played CW Multiplayer.

Replies to posts similar to these are from fans stating they won’t be returning to BOCW until 12v12 is reinstated. And a Reddit post from u/RagingSerenity claims that 12v12 was BOCW’s “best game mode” and the game is boring now that it’s gone.

For the most part, fans understand why Treyarch removed the game mode. Activision wants Vanguard to sell as many copies as possible at launch. And one of the best ways to do so is to throttle players’ enjoyment of a previous title.

With so many players flooding Vanguards servers over the coming days, Activision may also need to free up server space. Nonetheless, BOCW fans are still outraged at the removal of 12v12. And it’s hard to say whether Treyarch can justify bringing it back after the release of Vanguard.

For more Cold War, check out when Season 6 ends and Vanguard Season 1 starts.

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