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Best Milano 821 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 4

Here is the best Milano 821 loadout with perks and attachments you can assemble in CoD: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reloaded to dominate.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 4 is spoiled with world-class SMGs that can rip the opposition to shreds. The Milano 821 is one of those guns, and this Cold War loadout maximizes its potency with the best perks and attachments.

SMGs have had a fascinating time during CoD: Cold War with the likes of the MP5 dominating the meta early on. Since then, the AK-74u has been a constant presence in online lobbies, the PPSH-41 has been a constant menace, and the LC10 takes the number two spot on our best Cold War guns Tier list.

But the Milano 821 is now in the hunt for SMG supremacy, and this friendlier version of the MAC-10 might just be what players are looking for to increase their K/D in CoD: Cold War.

Best Cold War Milano 821 loadout

Best Cold War Milano 821 loadout class

Best Cold War Milano 821 loadout attachments

To ensure you get the most of Cold War’s Milano, ensure you have the Gunfighter wildcard equipped to increase your maximum attachments for the best Cold War Milano 821 loadout.

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
  • Barrel: 10.1″ Reinforced Heavy
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 45 Rnd Drum
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Wire Stock

To clean up the iron sights, we are first going to stick the Microflex LED optic on top of the Milano. Next, the SOCOM Eliminator will greatly reduce the gun’s biggest enemy – vertical recoil. Some slight mobility reductions are coming to follow now as we slap on the 10.1″ Reinforced Heavy barrel to massively boost its damage range and bullet velocity.

Your accuracy without aiming is given a hefty boost thanks to the SWAT 5mw Laser Sight body, and the Field Agent Grip is an all-around recoil reducer.

To offer some more forgiveness if you have a wild 1v1, the 45 Rnd Drum will allow you some extra shots when using the best Cold War Milano loadout. Whereas the Speed Tape will increase its ADS time, and the Wire Stock will get your eyes down those sights quicker after sprinting.

Best perks to use with Cold War Milano 821 class

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  • Perk 1: Paranoia
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Gung-Ho

Paranoia is a perfect accompaniment for the player in a rush that darts from point to point and increases their chances of being seen.

Scavenger will help you to recoup some of the mags that you’ve chewed through en-route to a sizable killstreak, and Gung-Ho allows speedier movement and weapon switching to fit with the Milano perfectly.

How to unlock the Milano 821

Best Cold War Milano 821 loadout class

To have a chance at spraying rounds with the best Cold War Milano loadout you simply need to reach Level 13 to unlock the SMG.

Doing so allows you to place the Milano into a class, and you can also access it in Warzone Season 4 as well.

Best alternatives

If you need something a bit meatier with increased range, then the Krig 6 or Stoner 63 could do wonders as well.


Don’t forget to check out our best Best Cold War loadouts, and how to get back stolen & hacked CoD Activision accounts.

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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

Special Ops Bundle in CoD

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.

Black Ops Cold War Special Weapons

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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