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Best M82 loadout in Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

The M82 is a powerful sniper rifle that can dish out headshots one after another. Here is how you can make it even better.



Black Ops Cold War has a great selection of sniper rifles. The M82 is a reliable machine that is capable of landing frequent headshots. It’s a beast of a weapon that you can make even better with some select attachments.

You can approach combat in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in different ways. Certain maps are made for close combat and high speed engagement, while others require a more patient approach. When it comes to the latter; you’ll most probably have to camp somewhere with a sniper rifle.

The M82 (Barret .50cal) is an excellent choice of weapon and is the last sniper rifle that you unlock in the game. It can dish out high damage and is absolutely lethal to anyone you catch in its sight. If you use it well then you can land some truly excellent headshots.

We’ve prepared this M82 loadout you can further improve the weapon.

Best M82 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

When you have this M82 equipped, your main strengths will be the damage and bullet velocity. The loadout is designed to work with these attributes while improving your rate of fire.

  • Barrel: 22.6” Tiger Team
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip 
  • Magazine: 7 RND
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap 
  • Stock: Raider Pad

We’ll start off with your movement speed. The Infiltrator Grip and Raider Pad will allow you to move and aim walk much quicker so that you can respond to nearby enemies. If someone is closing in on you then these two attachments will help you get out of there in time and respond fast.

Next we’ll focus on boosting the M82’s rate of fire with the 22.6” Tiger Team barrel. This will also buff your damage and bullet velocity but at the cost of decreased ammo capacity and starting ammo. The goal is to deal more damage with less shots and this barrel will accomplish just that.

The 7 RND mag will cover the cost of the barrel by providing a 40% increase in magazine size, max starting ammo and ammo capacity. You’ll also have slightly reduced reloading speed but this won’t matter as you’ll be able to fire more often.

We’ll cap this loadout off with the handle. The Airborne Elastic Wrap will reduce the time taken to ADS and provide you with 90% flinch resistance. Not to mention you will be able to better aim when you go prone.

If you want to cover your six during close combat then we recommend that you keep a few Stun Grenades on you. This will slow the enemy down so that you can take your shot with ease.

With these attachments equipped, the M82 becomes near unstoppable and you can just sit back and pick off your enemies from a distance. This loadout has also improved the sniper rifle’s close combat capabilities so that you don’t have to worry about getting ambushed.

That covers the best M82 loadout in Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Now go out there and show your enemies that you’re a force to be reckoned with.

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Black Ops Cold War dev responds to thermal scope glitch

A glitch causing Black Ops Cold War’s thermal scopes’ ‘batteries to die’ has been addressed by Treyarch’s Community Manager.



A Black Ops Cold War glitch that turned the thermal optic into a regular scope has been addressed by a developer, with a fix planned for a future major update.

Black Ops Cold War had a shaky start, with many bugs and glitches affecting the game. It’s understandable, as BOCW, along with many other video games, has been developed during a global pandemic.

This doesn’t make it any less frustrating for players, and Treyarch has been hard at work addressing these issues. You can keep an eye on all known issues and their status on Activision’s official Trello Board.

A new glitch recently popped up, where the thermal scope lost its effect, so a Treyarch developer responded, revealing a fix is in the works.

Black Ops Cold War glitched thermal scope

A Black Ops Cold War player uploaded a video to Reddit where it appears the battery in their thermal scope had died. The effect was gone, but the reticle appeared the same, confirming that this is a broken thermal scope.


As another Reddit user pointed out, while the thermal optic failed, they were in the radius of a Jammer. This wasn’t the problem though, as the effect remained well after they had left the area, and persisted until they died.

Thermal scopes are great for spotting far off enemies, so it must have been frustrating for this special scope to lose its effect.

Treyarch’s Community Manager Josh Torres, also known as FoxHoundFPS, confirmed that this was indeed a glitch. Torres said he has shared the thread with the team, and explained that they’re “tracking a fix for this in a future major update.”

comment from Treyarch Community Manager FoxHoundFPS

When BOCW first launched, certain scopes could appear upside down on next-gen consoles, but Treyarch was quick to address this. We can expect a fix for this unusual issue soon.

If you have any glitches such as this to report to Black Ops Cold War devs, you can follow our simple guide on how to report bugs to Treyarch.

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How to freeze the timer in Black Ops Cold War’s Cranked Zombies mode

Cranked is BOCW’s speedy Zombies mode and requires the player to beat a timer. Here’s how you can freeze the timer in the Cranked game mode.



cod bocw cranked timer glitch

Black Ops Cold War Season 1 saw Cranked make its first appearance as a Zombies mode, and players have found a new glitch that freeze’s the timer mid-game.

The fresh Zombies mode is all about speed and fast-thinking. This is more apparent as a big timer is plastered on the screen, counting down, and constantly reminding you of this. To prevent the “Game Over” screen, you need to keep replenishing your time by scoring kills from the undead.

Though that sense of urgency can be forgotten about if you can enforce the timer glitch that’s been discovered. If performed correctly, the clock will permanently stop and give you all the time in the world to survive.

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BOCW Cranked Zombies glitch

Content creator Caspahz has been able to find a way to make the timer one less enemy for yourself. It’s a simple and easy set of instructions that need to be followed and reap huge benefits.

Here are the steps you need to follow to pull this glitch off.

  1. Start a game of Cranked
  2. Keep playing until you earn enough resources to buy either a Cruise Missile or Chopper Gunner
  3. Wait for the timer to tick down until it gets to 3 seconds
  4. Then call in the streak
  5. Don’t eliminate any Zombies with it
  6. When the streak appears, the timer should now have disappeared
  7. You should now how an infinite amount of time to play how you want

You will now have free reign to take your time and take in the different parameters that Crank offers compared to traditional Zombies.

It’s good to see that Treyarch is continuing to support Zombies with a variety of content and the trend shows no signs of stopping. Forthcoming Zombies updates will see a new Fireteam map, new perks, and much more.

Image credits: Treyarch

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Easily finish Diamond camo for the M79 in Black Ops Cold War

A TikToker has discovered a way to easily achieve the Diamond camo on the M79 in Black Ops Cold War through a secret spot on Nuketown.



A TikTok video by North Texas shows players how to easily achieve gold camo on the M79 special launcher in Black Ops Cold War.

Launcher challenges in Black Ops Cold War are brutal and time-consuming. Often, they require perfect circumstances to achieve, and it can take several games to get the right conditions. In the previous Call of Duty titles, launchers would be time-consuming and difficult as well, but Black Ops Cold War is especially difficult.

Due to the low damage values and effectiveness of Flak Jacket, some launchers can take up to 3 shots to kill enemies in hardcore modes, which is problematic for obvious reasons. Players need to achieve longshots, double-kills, and even killstreaks to master each respective launcher.

One of the most difficult launchers in Black Ops Cold War is the M79. Luckily, a player has discovered a spot to get easy longshots and feeds with the weapon to expedite the tedious process.

It appears that TikToker North_Texas has found a spot on the A-Side spawn in Nuketown that makes longshots a breeze with the M79. If you position yourself precisely in the garden area, aim all the way up, and fire, you’ll send shots perfectly aimed at the B flag.

All kills will register as longshots due to the range from this area. You may even score some easy double-kills off spawn from players attempting to capture B. If enemies are using Flak Jacket, you still may get a kill with the next shot.

We recommend lobby-surfing for hardcore games with players who aren’t running Flak Jacket, as this will make the process much faster. After a few kills, players may enable the perk, so you can feel free to leave the game and try again in another lobby.

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