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Best Scorestreaks in Black Ops Cold War

The best Scorestreaks in Cold War, no matter your skill.



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.

Low-end Scorestreaks

Spy Plane

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.

Mid-end Scorestreaks

Cruise Missile

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.

War Machine

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.

High-end Scorestreaks

Chopper Gunner

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.

VTOL Escort

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.

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Black Ops Cold War Nov 24 Update: Nuketown & 2XP

Nuketown ’84 has arrived. Free for everyone. Let the mayhem begin!



Treyarch has released a new map in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, free for everyone.

The new map & more is live as part of the new in-game update that went live in Black Ops Cold War on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

To celebrate the return of Nuketown, Treyarch has added in Nuketown 24/7 playlist so that fans can experience this new map exclusively for a limited time.

November 24 Patch Notes:


2XP + 2WXP

  • Double XP and Double Weapon XP enabled in Multiplayer and Zombies through 10AM PT Monday, November 30th.



  • Nuketown ‘84
    • Added Nuketown ’84 to 6v6 map rotation in Quick Play Core and Hardcore playlists.
    • Added Nuketown 24/7 featured playlist.
    • Added Nuketown ’84 to Custom Games map list.
  • Crossroads Strike
    • Addressed an issue in Crossroads Strike that allowed players to contest a Hardpoint and Control zone outside of the intended objective boundary.


  • Addressed an issue where incorrect images would show for Diamond & Gold weapon camo rewards in the After-Action Report.
  • Addressed an issue where Knife camos would not progress if in the primary weapon slot.


  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur in Domination.



  • Addressed an issue that could prevent zombies from attacking the player after teleporting from the Dark Aether.
  • Addressed an issue that allowed players to leave the gameplay space when teleporting back from the Dark Aether.
  • Addressed an issue that could cause a main quest item from timing out, causing a progression break.


  • Addressed an issue that could cause the player to sometimes lose functionality at the pause menu if the Gunsmith remained open after the intro cutscene.


  • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused an incorrect Pack-a-Punch camo to appear on weapons obtained from Trials.


  • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused incorrect Revive UI to appear at the end of a match.


  • Added various stability fixes.

Onslaught (PS4/PS5)

  • Added Nuketown ‘84 to the Onslaught map list.
  • Added a new Onslaught Challenge with a unique Weapon Blueprint reward.

Double XP & Double Weapon XP will be live in game through Monday, November 30 at 10AM PT to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Nuketown ’84, Double XP, and Double Weapon XP are live in Black Ops Cold War on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

Jump into the game now and level up those weapons on the fan favorite map!

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Cold War glitch removes bushes from Cartel and players love it

Bushes have long been a complaint from the Black Ops Cold War community, and one lucky player got a taste for the map without them.



A glitch in Black Ops Cold War removed the bushes in Cartel for one lucky player, and the community agrees that it’s a major improvement.

The bushes in the center of the map Cartel have been an issue since the Cold War Beta. Dense foliage surrounds the B flag, completely conceals prone players, and leads to easy eliminations on unsuspecting enemies.

This makes pushing the B flag on Domination extremely high risk. Due to this, much of the action on Cartel occurs in the hangar and down by the river on either side of the map.

One lucky user encountered a glitch where the bushes had vanished.

Trimming the hedges

Reddit user ‘CapAustria‘ shared a glitch they experienced in-game, which removed all the bushes from the map’s center.

The glitch only lasted for one game, and the bushes were only hidden at certain angles. This was likely due to textures failing to load-in, rather than a sneak peek at an upcoming update.

This post quickly gained traction on Reddit, with all of the top comments stating how much of an improvement this is compared to how the map currently looks. Although flashlight attachments help to spot players hiding in the foliage, most agree the map would be vastly improved without the bushes.

Players were concerned that removing the bushes, would create too much open space. With a sniper tower overlooking the center of the map, this would make the area even more of a ‘No Man’s Land.’

Instead, there is actually quite a bit of cover in the area that’s usually concealed by the foliage. In the screenshots, we can see hay bales, a wheelbarrow, and barrels dotted around this location.

With player visibility being a common complaint in Black Ops Cold War, it’s likely that trimming or removing the bushes would go down well with the community.

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Top 5 tips to help you beat Zombies Dead Ops in Black Ops Cold War

Having trouble surviving in the Dead Ops mode in Cold War? These five tips will help save your life.



The grossly underrated Dead Ops mode is back for a third go in BOCW. The twin-stick mayhem has returned and brings with it a new map of goodies and gadgets to make things fun. But in order to win, you’ll need to know these 5 top tips to beat Dead Ops 3 in Black Ops Cold War.

After originally debuting back in CoD: Black Ops I, Dead Ops has seen limited use, with its only other appearance arriving in BLOPS2.

Thankfully, Treyarch has changed this with Black Ops: Cold War. To successfully overcome its challenge, you’ll have to battle your way through countless waves of zombies and creatures. To get you off on the right foot immediately, we have some essential advice you should heed.

Top five tips

If you’re in a rush and want a quick-fix to help you beat Dead Ops, these are the must-know tips to get you going straight away.

They’ll teach you about teamwork, what to do, and most importantly what NOT to do.

player running towards a pick-up in dead ops 3

Tip #1 – Always keep track of your teammates

It’s amazing that after all these years of team-based online gaming, players will still forget their allies’ presence. Don’t do this in Dead Ops! They need you, and you need them. Forget dashing after treasure to score yourself a quick buck; see if your compatriot is being surrounded.

You can also help by allowing them to have better weapons. If you look deep inside yourself, you’ll know your ability in this kind of game. If it clearly exceeds those around you, then maybe stick to the base weapon and allow them to grab most of the helper tools.

Teamwork makes the dream work, after all.

Tip #2 – Ignore the first-person pickup

It’s awful. The only redeeming quality it has is that it can help you find bonus rooms a bit easier – you can still find them normally with some intuition.

First-person may seem cool at first, but this mode isn’t designed for it. When you’re being attacked from all directions, you need to be able to see everything in a tight space.

Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.

first-person mode in dead ops 3

Tip #3 – Don’t keep pointlessly firing weapon drops

If you feel you do need weapon pickups, then manage your use of them. They are very limited, and their scarce ammo needs to be conserved. For instance, you’ve picked up an RPG, a horde of zombies flood through one of the level’s openings, and you start unloading at them.

This will naturally help your cause, but there is an inevitable stopping point where the supply of dead goons ends. Yet you’re still firing your weapon and wasting precious ammo that could make or break your life in the round.

Tip #4 – Bomb effectively and boost sensibly

During the course of a Dead Ops 3 run, you’re going to accumulate a hefty supply of bombs and boosts. There will be plenty to spare…early on. That arsenal of power-ups will diminish quicker than a roadrunner evading a coyote.

Bombs should be an emergency escape method, nothing else. If you’re 99.99% sure you’re going to die, do it. They’re also great for Totem heads and bosses. Again, as for boosting, use this as a last-ditch recovery action to save yourself from an early grave. They’re both plentiful but finite.

battling a head totem in dead ops 3

Tip #5 – Don’t get cornered

The importance of this tip cannot be understated. If you’re new to the concept of Dead Ops and top-down, twin-stick shooters, then it’s important to grasp the fundamentals. If you’re in a nice open space, then you can afford to stand still a bit longer.

If the area is compact and contained, then you always need to have an exit strategy. Where will you go if you’re about to be cornered? Do you have enough supplies to escape? Is there a teammate near you that can help? These are all ways to stop yourself from getting isolated, cornered, and killed – repeatedly.

There you go, five top tips to beat Dead Ops 3 in Black Ops: Cold War. They will serve you in good stead and definitely increase your playtime.

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