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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 Black Ops Cold War’s new 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 CoD: Black Ops Cold War’s new open-world Zombies mode – Outbreak.

Treyarch have hit the jackpot with the latest twist on the tried and tested CoD Zombies template. Outbreak has 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 whilst you’re playing.

So without further ado, here’s our best Outbreak loadout for Black Ops Cold War Season 2’s grander vision for Zombies.

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Best Weapons in Cold War Outbreak

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 ordinarly use.

For Outbreak, we would recommend that your starting weapon be the Gallo SA12. Even in its base form, it can puncture countless holes in the undead and clear up hordes in only a few pumps.

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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 our top recommendation.

During a game of Outbreak, you’ll need another firearm in case you run out of ammo, or you empty your gun’s clip in a critical situation and need to quickly switch.

We would definitely recommend you manage to get your hands on an LMG, more specifically the Stoner 63. It has good damage, a massive clip, and it’s pretty darn accurate. Again, punch it so that it becomes the Psychotropic Thunder, and you now have a relentless melting machine.

Best Attachments

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Now that you’ve got the Gallo cocked, locked, and ready to rock, you must now ensure you’re kitted out with optimal gear on it.

Here are the best attachments for the Gallo:

  • Muzzle: Duckbill Choke
  • Barrel: 24.8″ Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Magazine: Stanag 12 Rnd Tube
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

The Duckbill Choke Muzzle allows the Gallo to widen its spread of pellets which is essential for clearing out more than one zombie at a time. We then bring the 24.8″ Task Force to play as even though it suffers a drop-off in damage range, we desperately want that 81% damage increase. Remember, A.I is a lot more predictable than humans, and you can easily manage the undead at close-range.

Next up is the SWAT 5mw Laser Sight, which probably wouldn’t be our first option in normal online multiplayer. But here, it flourishes in this environment giving a huge boost to hip-fire accuracy.

We’ve increased the magazine capacity with the Stanag 12 Rnd Tube as perks and investing Crystals into the Shotgun Class can offset any slow reloading. Last but not least is the Tactical Stock that provides a bit of comfort with regards to Aim Walking Movement Speed with no drawbacks to speak of.

Best Outbreak 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 two or three most vital ones that you should have by the end of round two at the very least.

Providing you’re vigilant in your play and exploring everywhere to maximize your essence return, then you should easily be able to Pack-A-Punch your weapons and have points left over.

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 – Stamin-Up

The Stamin-Up perk enables quicker walking/backpedaling, making taking down incoming hordes so much easier. You can keep moving and booming, with the option to hightail it if the numbers become too overwhelming.


This completes our best Outbreak loadout and we believe it will help you go a long way to achieving success in Season 2’s new Zombie extravaganza.

Image credits: Treyarch

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Glitch giving free Stitch Skin to Black Ops Cold War players

A glitch has been giving Black Ops Cold War players access to a new Stitch skin ahead of the Season 3 update for the first-person shooter.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players have been confused about having access to a new Stitch skin ahead of the Season 3 update for the first-person shooter.

Stitch is one of the many Operators that players can choose to play as in Black Ops Cold War when they are gunning down zombies or battling it out against other players in multiplayer.

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Skins for these Operators can be acquired through various means, but it looks as though a bug is currently allowing players to have a new Stitch skin unlocked without having to do anything.

Over on Twitter, The Baron of ZLand showed off this Stitch Brute skin and how they thought they were likely not supposed to have this skin unlocked when they launched Black Ops Cold War. Other players also have reported gaining access to this cosmetic item even if they did not have Stitch unlocked.

Players were able to use this new skin in matches and quickly discovered that the character was barefoot when using it.

This lead to many believing that having access to the skin was a mistake and that this unfinished nature of the item meant that Treyarch did not intend for it to be in the hands of players yet.

The Baron of ZLand later posted a tweet saying that this free Stitch skin had been removed from their inventory, lending more support to the idea that it had been an unintentional addition to the cosmetic inventories of players ahead of the Season 3 update for Black Ops Cold War.

While players are likely going to have to wait till later on in Season 3 to get their hands on this Stitch skin officially, there is still a wide array of exciting changes that will be taking place when the Season 3 update for Black Ops Cold War officially goes live on April 21 and April 22.

From a group of brand new weapons like the PPSH and Swiss K31 to a multitude of new maps for players to battle each other on, there will be plenty for players to enjoy when they finally get to use this Stitch Brute skin at some point in the future.

For more on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, stay tuned to Charlie Intel for future news and guides.

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Frustrating R1 Shadowhunter unlock bug now affecting Cold War Zombies

A frustrating glitch with unlocking the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow appears to have returned with Zombies in Cold War Season 3.

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Although Black Ops Cold War’s devs fixed the issue with the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow not unlocking for players, the problem appears to have resurfaced now that it can be unlocked through playing Zombies.

Zombies players have long been frustrating with new weapons, such as the ZRG 20mm and E-Tool, only being unlocked through multiplayer. Treyarch addressed this issue in the Season 3 update, and now all DLC weapons have their own challenges for the Zombies mode.

However, a frustrating glitch with unlocking R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow has appeared to have returned following this welcomed update.

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Although players had completed all of the requirements for the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow, they still couldn’t unlock it. After community uproar, the developers patched this annoying bug and players were able to unlock their crossbow.

However, now that the R1 Shadowhunter can be unlocked by playing Zombies, a player has seemingly run into the same problem.

Posting to Reddit, user Putrid_Parasite said, “I really hope this isn’t a bug,” with the R1 Shadowhunter’s challenge being complete but the weapon still being locked.

Players often get caught out by the fact you must finish your match for challenge progress to count, so another user checked that our player didn’t make this critical mistake. Putrid_Parasite said that they let the Zombies kill them, ending the match naturally.

Of course, this glitch could be because Cold War Season 3 hasn’t officially launched yet. Cold War’s Season 3 update went live ahead of the official launch and brought some features with it, including the removal of slide canceling.

As this feature is designed for Season 3, perhaps the weapons will unlock once the Season officially goes live on April 22.

Treyarch haven’t listed this bug on their official Trello board, but with Season 3 only hours away, expect this to only be acknowledged and fixed if it persists into the new season.

A new map is being added to Cold War’s Outbreak mode, so hopefully, you can unlock the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow while playing Duga.

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Devs respond to match cancellation issues affecting League Play in Cold War

Treyarch have disabled the match cancellation feature in Black Ops Cold War after it caused problems in League Play.

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Treyarch have listened to player feedback and decided to address some of the glaring issues affecting League Play in Black Ops Cold War, including match cancellation issues.

The Zombies invasion of Verdansk is about to come to its epic conclusion, and the highly-anticipated Season 3 of both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is set to begin. So, the devs are working full-time to make this transition smooth.

Listening to player feedback regarding technical problems within League Play has been a main priority for Treyarch, and now they’ve addressed the issue with the match cancellations feature that has been plaguing several players.

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Treyarch’s Community Manager Josh “FoxhoundFPS” Torres went on Reddit to respond to the alleged glitch in Cold War that prevented ping from tracking. In this same thread, the issue with match cancellations came up as well.

This feature would take effect as soon as one of the players in a match abandoned the game, canceling the match altogether. It was disabled a short while after it was first added, much to the confusion of players.

After addressing the ping glitch, Josh wrote: “Thanks for sharing. Match Cancellations have gone live early, and we’ll be disabling them soon. We’ll have more to share at a later date.”

It’s understandable why the devs thought it would be best to add a cancellation feature. If you’re the only one left on your team in a League Play match, then victory can be near impossible to achieve.

This new feature would ensure that players that don’t have the advantage of numbers on their side wouldn’t get punished. Hopefully, we’ll see get another update regarding this situation from the devs soon.

As with the recent dev action concerning Cold War PS5 controller issues and broken Zombies attachments, we expect all other technical problems to be tended to swiftly.

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