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Best Scorestreaks in Black Ops Cold War

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

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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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Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

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Best UGR loadout in UGR

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.

Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.

The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.

If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.

Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments

Operator underwater using UGR
  • Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.

Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.

Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.

Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment

Flak Jacket Perk in BOCW
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stimshot

We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.

Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.

In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.

How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War

UGR in Warzone

To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR

Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.


For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.

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Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”

On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

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Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”

The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.

How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone

Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.


The Nikita AVT and M1916 have also arrived in Warzone with Season 3, so you can check out how to unlock the new Assault Rifle and Marksman Rifle.

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Treyarch confirm Jungle map remaster & new weapon arriving in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War devs Treyarch have confirmed a new long-range weapon and Jungle map remaster coming soon.

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Treyarch have confirmed brand-new content is on the way for Black Ops Cold War, including a new weapon and remastered version of the classic Jungle map.

While Black Ops Cold War’s seasons have ended, the Call of Duty title received additional content through an update in March, including the arrival of the WMD map and the Vargo 52 Assault Rifle.

Now, Treyarch have announced more new additions that they have planned for Black Ops Cold War in May and beyond, including a long-range weapon and a remastered version of a classic Call of Duty map.

Cold War Jungle map remaster release date

Treyarch confirmed that the remastered Jungle map will make its way to Black Ops Cold War on Friday, May 6. The new map hit the game at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM UK.

Treyarch originally confirmed their plans for brand-new Call of Duty content in a blog post on April 14, including the addition of the classic map Jungle. When the map hits the game on May 6, players will be able to jump into a Jungle 24/7 playlist.

When this map first made its debut, it consisted of a ruined village and military base near a river in the middle of a Vietnamese jungle. Players could take advantage of its many slopes and ladders to move quickly between levels.

Jungle won over players with its impressive layout and was added to other CoD titles like Black Ops III and Black Ops 4. Now, a remastered version will be added to Cold War’s standard 6v6 playlists in a new update.

New Cold War weapon

Black Ops Cold War operators

Treyarch also teased the arrival of an “all-new ranged weapon” that players will be able to use in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. This new weapon arrived alongside Jungle on May 6.

Adding new weapons often shakes up the meta of CoD titles, so we can expect major changes after this new content drop arrives.


For more Black Ops Cold War, be sure to check out Treyarch confirming that Cold War won’t receive more Zombies maps as well as the leaked Scythe weapon and its unlock requirements.

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