Black Ops Cold War includes a range of classic and brand new Scorestreaks to be used in multiplayer and Zombies.
New to Cold War, Scorestreaks no longer reset on death. This means that Scorestreaks are now easier to earn and will be more common in multiplayer matches. Score accrues over lives, with killstreaks multiplying the score earned, so a high-end Scorestreak can be earned through either a 15-kill streak or multiple 5 or 6-kill streaks.
Here are the best Scorestreaks you can use in Cold War.
This classic Scorestreak has been one of the most powerful streaks in every iteration of Call of Duty. Black Ops Cold War is no different, with this easy-to-earn streak revealing the position of enemy players on the mini-map.
You’ll find this Scorestreak accruing quickly during a round, especially if you can pull of a killstreak. This Scorestreak will temporarily give your team a huge advantage.
The Ghost Perk, which hides enemies from Spy Planes, doesn’t work if an enemy is standing still, so it’s extra effective against campers.
Counter Spy Plane
With Spy Planes being easy to earn, and thus common, the Counter Spy Plane will take away the enemy team’s advantage.
This Scorestreak scrambles the enemy team’s mini-map, meaning unsuppressed shots on the map and Spy Planes won’t show up. Deploy the Counter Spy Plane when pulling off a flank or pushing an objective and the enemies won’t know where you’re coming from.
This Scorestreak is also easy-to-earn, only requiring 1200 points, which is not much more than a Spy Plane.
The Cruise Missile fires a trio of missiles from the sky. Hovering your cursor over targets will auto-fire secondary missiles, allowing you to take out multiple targets with one streak. This requires 2600 points to earn, so either go on a couple of killstreaks or play the objective and you’re guaranteed to earn this in a match.
Save this Scorestreak for the beginning of the second round of Domination and it’s possible to get a full team wipe as they leave the first objective.
This is the most difficult mid-end Scorestreak to earn, but it’s worth the effort. This powerful grenade launcher is capable of killing an enemy in one or two hits. Once earned, select this Scorestreak and you’ll equip the grenade launcher instead of your loadout.
Defending and pushing objectives will be a breeze when firing multiple grenades onto the point. Be careful though, you’re still susceptible to getting shot in the side or back.
Unlike most other Scorestreaks, kills with the War Machine count towards your killstreak. While still difficult, getting that Nuclear medal is considerably easier while using the War Machine.
All of the high-end Scorestreaks are worth using but difficult to earn. The Chopper Gunner is a fan-favorite Scorestreak, having appeared in previous Call of Duty titles.
A helicopter flies around the map, and as the gunner, you fire a minigun down on the enemies below. Clear objectives and trap the enemies inside to allow your team to take control of the map.
The Chopper Gunner is high up the list of Scorestreaks, so you’ll need a big killstreak to earn it.
In Modern Warfare, the VTOL jet was AI-controlled, providing passive protection to the player from the sky. In Black Ops Cold War, you pilot the VTOL jet yourself.
Fly around the map in this jet, raining bullets and missiles down on the enemies below. Unlike the Chopper Gunner, you choose where it goes, allowing the enemies very little places to hide.
The VTOL Escort is even more difficult to earn than the chopper gunner so it’s unlikely you’ll earn it every match, but you’ll know it’s worth running when you do.
Depending on your skill as a player, assign the Scorestreaks you’re most likely to earn. But don’t be afraid to run the higher-end streaks, as you never know when that next great game will come.
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.
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
Here is how you can set up a Custom Game for yourself in Black Ops Cold War:
- Boot up Cold War
- Head to the Black Ops Cold War lobby screen
- Select ‘Custom Games’ from the bottom left
- Go down until you find ‘Edit Game Rules’
- Click on ‘Settings’
- 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
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:
- Open the Black Ops Cold War Zombies screen
- Press your right bumper or click on “Private” which is next to “Public”
- Create your own Custom Game
Where is the Custom Game button?
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.
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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.
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
To claim the bundle for yourself, you’ll just need to do the following:
- Boot up either ‘Black Ops Cold War’ or ‘Warzone’
- Head on over to the ‘Store’ tab
- Search through the Bundles until you see the ‘Special Ops Pro Pack’
- Select it, and use COD Points to purchase the bundle
- 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?
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.
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.
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.
Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch Studios
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