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Best weapons to use in CoD: Cold War’s Outbreak Zombies mode

Ensure your survival in CoD: Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak Zombies mode by making sure you’re kitted out with the best weapons.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War boasts an extensive array of high-class guns to eradicate zombies. Here are the absolute best weapons to cause armageddon in the popular Outbreak mode.

The tried and tested Zombies formula has been thrown out of the window in Black Ops Cold War thanks to the Season 2 addition of Outbreak. The exciting game mode is Treyarch’s newest take on the long-running success story and it radically deviates from anything we’ve seen before.

Outbreak is a complete tonal shift away from isolated survival to full-on exploration. It’s hard to survive though if you’re not equipped with a capable killing machine that can be turned into an unstoppable force.

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The mode isn’t perfect as it’s had some weird glitches from disco rooms to nightmarish pixel creatures, to turning the game sideways. But we can forgive all of this for the hours of joy it brings.

This quick guide will highlight a few of the absolute best weapons to allow you to survive many rounds in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak mode.

Gallo-SA12 / H-NGM-N

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The Gallo SA12 is the ultimate battering ram that can quell the danger in any situation and take down bigger and stronger enemies with only a few punches of its mean 12-Gauge punches. As a semi-auto Shotgun, the Gallo SA12 can quickly reel off a series of powerful blasts with enough Stopping Power to grant yourself some freedom.

A fully Pack-a-Punched version essentially gives you a Machine Gun tank cannon that can empty its even bigger clip into anything, ending things quickly.

Whether it’s Hordes, Elites, Orda, there’s simply not much that can stop the H-NGM-N.

Stoner 63 / Psychotropic Thunder

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If you need a bit more in reserve in case you’re dealt a substantial amount of zombies, trying to Exfil for instance, then the Stoner 63 is a great option.

It already boasts a meaty clip size, and that’s before you add any attachments to it. But once you’ve managed to upgrade the Stoner 63 to its final form, then you begin to understand its true power.

Its Psychotropic Thunder transformation turns it into an absolute melt machine with incredible accuracy and power. Add to this a mouthwatering clip, and Psychotropic Thunder becomes an unstoppable gun in Cold War Outbreak.

Krig-6 / Blitzkrig 99

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Anyone who’s used the Krig 6 in Black Ops Cold War’s online multiplayer portion of the game will know how ridiculous this gun actually is. An absolute laser machine that can deliver great damage and accuracy with the right gear on it.

In Zombies, it can be upgraded to the Blitzkrig and become an amalgamation of the Stoner and Gallo. Its clip size isn’t as large as the Stoner and its damage doesn’t reach the heights of the Gallo, but it definitely finds a perfect balance of the two. If you feel you need a second gun to serve as a backup, then the Krig 6 is that option.

M16 / Skullsplitter

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A popular choice for many players is the tried and trusted M16 Burst Rifle. A gun that’s gain a huge following since it decided to ruin many people in Call of Duty 4.

We get why people enjoying using it in Zombies as upgrading its weapon class, and the right attachments make it a quick-firing juggernaut. That can end multiple enemies with each barrage of M16 fire.

Naturally, turn it into the Skullspitter, and it becomes a fearsome, relentless gun that can tear groups of Zombies to shreds.

Ray Gun / Porter’s X2 Ray Gun

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Our final entry is a bit of a cheat one, but you can’t go wrong with a Ray Gun can you? The technology fueling this legendary gun forever remains a mystery, but who cares.

If you’re lucky enough to pull a Ray Gun from the Mystery Box or another means, then it’s game over for most zombies, even without upgrades. If you have the resources to upgrade it to its final form, the Porter’s X2 Ray Gun, then you really should be able to go as far as you want. It literally has everything you could want from a super-duper overpowered exterminator.

If you can get your hands on one or more of the above, then your experience with Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak mode is going to be a pleasant one.

Make sure you’re also putting together the best loadout possible for Cold War Outbreak Zombies too!

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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.

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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

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Here is how you can set up a Custom Game for yourself in Black Ops Cold War:

  1. Boot up Cold War
  2. Head to the Black Ops Cold War lobby screen
  3. Select ‘Custom Games’ from the bottom left
  4. Go down until you find ‘Edit Game Rules’
  5. Click on ‘Settings’
  6. 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

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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:

  1. Open the Black Ops Cold War Zombies screen
  2. Press your right bumper or click on “Private” which is next to “Public”
  3. Create your own Custom Game

That’s it. It’s that simple. Now you can enjoy localized versions of Dead Ops 3, Die Maschine, Firebase Z, Outbreak, and Mauer Der Toten.

Where is the Custom Game button?

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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.

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How to get Warzone & Cold War Thrust Engine Blueprint

The Engine Thrust Blueprint has arrived in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, find out how to acquire it with our quick and easy guide.

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The Special Ops Pro Pack is a new bundle in Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War Season 4. It comes with many cool items, including the new Thrust Engine Blueprint, and our guide will show you how to get it.

Special skins and weapon Blueprints help to prolong longevity in Call of Duty as players get drawn to these stunning new cosmetics. Whether it’s running around looking like Rambo and John McClane, or wielding a gun that is a literal dragon, items like this keep people coming back.

The July 22, 2021 update saw some new bundles be added to the CoD store, one of which includes the glorious new Thrust Engine Blueprint.

Check our quick guide to see how you can grab it yourself.

Warzone & Cold War Thrust Engine Blueprint Guide: How to buy & price

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The Thurst Engine Blueprint is a special weapon skin for the FARA 83 Assault Rifle, and it gives it a secretive black coating to go with Portnova’s new Roze-like skin.

To claim the bundle for yourself, you’ll just need to do the following:

  1. Boot up either ‘Black Ops Cold War’ or ‘Warzone’
  2. Head on over to the ‘Store’ tab
  3. Search through the Bundles until you see the ‘Special Ops Pro Pack’
  4. Select it, and use COD Points to purchase the bundle
  5. Now equip any items from the bundle you desire!

If you’re looking to buy it, the Special Ops Pro Pack will set you back $19.99 / £16.79

What items do you get with the Special Ops Pro Pack Bundle?

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The main Operator skin and weapon Blueprint aren’t the be-all and end-all for everyone, so it’s important to know everything that comes with the bundle.

Here’s what you get with the Special Ops Pro Pack Bundle:

  • Hypersonic Operator Skin
  • Sound Barrier SMG Blueprint
  • Thrust Engine Assault Rifle Blueprint
  • Ace Pilot Calling Card
  • Challenge Coin Emblem
  • 2,400 COD Points

The COD Points are a decent part of this bundle as it can pay for more Bundles, or even pay for the Season 5 Battle Pass.

Also, check out the new CoD: Mobile Undead Siege Zombies game mode.

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Black Ops Cold War players call for major change to Special weapons

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War community is calling for Treyarch to make a major change to the Special weapons category.

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Special weapons are some of the most unique and exciting items in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, but community members are calling for Treyarch Studios to make a major change to how they operate.

There are various categories of weapons that players can use to battle their enemies in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The game has the standard Assualt Rifles, SMGs, LMGs, Pistols, and more.

However, it also has a category known as Special weapons, which consist of unconventional weapons that allow players to collect some highlight and adrenaline-fueled kills.

While these weapons can be extremely powerful, Black Ops Cold War players have begun to call for a major change in how the Special weapons can be used in the game.

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Taking to the official Black Ops Cold War subreddit, community member -Lusty- started a thread stating that they wished that the Special weapons had attachments players could equip like all of the other weapon categories in Cold War.

Many other players agreed as they wish there were attachments available for the Black Ops Cold War Special weapons that would allow them to change the playstyle of the weapons or offer new ways to use these items.

An example was given by community member springsight, who commented that they would like to see things like smoke rounds for the M97 Grenade Launcher.

“I want something that makes the launcher actually viable. Give me smoke rounds, flash rounds, semtex rounds, I just want to make things go boom :(.”

There is no doubt that the addition of attachments to the M97 Grenade Launcher, Ballistic Knife, Nail Gun, and R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow would make for even more exciting moments for Black Ops Cold War players to experience.

For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out how to play Season 4 Reloaded Multiplayer and Zombies content for free, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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