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Best Outbreak loadout for CoD: Black Ops Cold War

Here is the best loadout for you to use to conquer and survive Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak Zombies mode.

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We’ve put together the perfect loadout featuring perks, attachments, and more, for you to wreak havoc in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s open-world Zombies mode – Outbreak.

Treyarch hit the jackpot with Outbreak as it not only expanded upon everything that made Zombies such a fun and enticing mode, but it may have changed the concept forever.

But the more Zombies changes, the more it actually stays the same. All the old, familiar elements are still maintained in Outbreak meaning you can find Pack-A-Punch Machines, without needing to turn on the power, and there are still lots of fun objectives to do – such as fishing.

So without further ado, here’s our best Outbreak loadout for Black Ops Cold War Zombies.

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Best Weapons to use in Cold War Outbreak Zombies

It doesn’t matter what game mode you’re playing in Call of Duty, if you don’t have the right setup, then you’re going to come unstuck.

Zombies modes come with the added benefit of the enemy not shooting back at you not nearly as much as real people would. So you can play a bit more relaxed, switch up your weapons, and maybe use guns you wouldn’t ordinarily use.

For Outbreak, we would recommend that you get your hands on these weapons ASAP – and have one of them as a starting weapon.

1. Gallo SA12 Shotgun / H-NGM-N & attachments

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  • Muzzle: Duckbill Choke
  • Barrel: 21.4” Reinforced Heavy
  • Body: SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
  • Magazine: 9 RND Tube 
  • Stock: Wire Stock 

Even in its base form, the Gallo SA12 can puncture countless holes in the undead and crowd control hordes in only a few blasts.

Once you manage to Pack-A-Punch it and turn it into the H-NGM-N, then it becomes game over for almost anything that gets in your way. It has a good clip, reloads quickly enough, and it’s a beast.

2. Stoner 63 / Psychotropic Thunder & attachments

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  • Optic: Hawksmoor
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 21.8″ Task Force
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: Fast Mag

Another solid option to decimate enemies is the Stoner 63 LMG. It has good damage, a massive clip, and it’s pretty darn accurate – especially with a 3x Axial Arms scope on it.

Again, punch it so that it becomes the Psychotropic Thunder, and you now have a relentless melting machine that can take down Demented Echoes, Orda, and any other looming threats with greater ease.

3. Krig 6 / Blitzkrig 99 & attachments

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  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd

If you either don’t fancy one of the two weapons above, or you’ve been able to get your hands on the Mule Kick perk, then you’ll need another weapon choice.

Our pick would be the Krig 6. We already think it’s the best gun to use in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer. It’s stupidly accurate, and its upgraded form – the Blitzkrig 99 – comes with a much handier ammo belt, making it more versatile and viable.

Best Outbreak Field Upgrade in Cold War

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Picking the correct Field Upgrade beforehand is extremely important, and we feel that one stands head and shoulders above the rest – Healing Aura.

Aside from the obvious restorative benefits that this piece of Field Upgrade offers, it has one key ability that makes it so incredibly useful.

Players are able to trigger the equipment and can potentially revive their three teammates from downed states, instantly. This is an absolute game-changer, especially for the later rounds of Outbreak.

Best Outbreak Zombies perks

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To round off the perfect Outbreak loadout, you’ll want to have the best perks possible. Now, given that there’s no power to turn on or doors to buy, it’s a lot easier in Outbreak to accumulate them.

So we’re just going to direct you to the three most vital ones that you should have by the end of round two at the very least.

Perk 1 – Speed Cola

Whether it’s a Shotgun or an LMG, faster reloading is absolutely essential. No one likes standing there on the spot, exposed, not firing any bullets. You also get faster weapon switching too if you feel like reloading is not an option.

Perk 2 – Deadshot Daiquiri

Scoring headshots with the Shotgun and Deadshot Daquiri equipped is going to inflict unreal damage on the undead and almost certainly put them in the ground for good. Upgrade it enough with Aetherium Crystals, and your hip-fire accuracy gets better too.

Perk 3 – Jugger-Nog

It had to be, didn’t it? You simply can’t turn your head at more health. Upgrade the legendary Jugger-Nog perk and you’ll become even more durable.


This completes our best Outbreak loadout and we believe it will help you go a long way to achieving success in Season 4.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe is a melee weapon that was seen in Black Ops Cold War. Here’s how you can unlock it for yourself.

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A brand-new melee weapon has been seen in Black Ops Cold War and here’s everything you need to know about the Scythe, including how to unlock it.

It can be fun to rack up kills from a distance with an Assault Rifle after hopping into a game of Black Ops Cold War, and sometimes it’s more exciting to use a melee weapon to battle your enemies up close.

Treyarch accidentally released the Scythe melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War in a surprise update on June 6. Here are the unlock challenges the Scythe appeared with for both Multiplayer and Zombies.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe was accidentally added to Black Ops Cold War on June 6, 2022, and tasked players with melee-based challenges to unlock it. Unfortunately, this was accidental so it has now been removed from the game, but it should arrive soon.

Despite being removed, we expect the unlock challenge to be the same. Here’s how to unlock the Scythe in both Multiplayer and Zombies:

  • Multiplayer – Using a Melee weapon, get 2 kills while Ninja or Dead Silence are active in 15 different completed matches.
  • Zombies – Using a primary Melee weapon, kill 200 enemies while Insta-Kill is active.

Completing 15 multiplayer matches will take some time, so you might be faster jumping into a game of Zombies.

The in-game description says that the Scythe is a “quick swinging” two-handed melee weapon that allows you to “reap a bountiful harvest by cutting down all who stand in your path.”


For more Black Ops Cold War, you can check out how to unlock the UGR SMG as well as the best controller settings.

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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

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  • 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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