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Best weapons and perks to use in Black Ops Cold War’s Nuketown ’84

The chaos has ensued in Nuketown ’84, so we’ve put together the weapons and perks you should be using to dominate this classic map.



The classic map Nuketown has arrived in Black Ops Cold War, and the mayhem has ensued. Here’s everything you need to get an upper hand on your opponents.

Nuketown ’84 is almost identical to the classic map from 10 years ago, but with a new style and updated visuals. As it’s new to Cold War and there is currently a Nuketown 24/7 playlist, the map will be extremely populated with players of all skill levels.

These are the best weapons and Perks to help you dominate in Nuketown.

Following this guide might make the enemy team hate you, but that’s part of the fun.



The AK-74U is a great all-rounder SMG.

It has a fast time-to-kill (TTK) and is effective at all of the ranges you will encounter in Nuketown. Either push up to the enemies’ spawn or hold down mid and you’ll find yourself at an advantage in most engagements.

Burst-fire rifles

The AUG and the M16 are solid choices for Nuketown ’84.

These weapons are capable of killing enemies in one quick burst, giving them one of the fastest TTKs in the game. They are especially useful when watching long lines-of-sight at the sides of the map, and taking out pesky snipers in the windows of the houses.

Gallo SA12

You should pair your primary weapon with this semi-automatic shotgun.

While in the houses inside of Nuketown, you need a weapon capable of tearing through enemies at extremely close quarters. Attach a laser to increase hip-fire accuracy and you’ll clear the buildings in no-time.


Forward Intel

It’s almost as if this Perk was designed for Nuketown. Forward Intel increases the size of your mini-map and reveals enemy spawn locations. With how often spawns flip, knowing where enemies are spawning is valuable intel. While in the center, you’ll be able to see both spawns on your mini-map.


While playing in the mayhem of Nuketown, you’re likely going to be constantly in firefights.

If you have a killstreak going, you’ll run out of ammo fast. With Scavenger equipped, running over dead bodies will resupply your ammunition.

Gear Head

Field Upgrades are especially useful in Nuketown.

Chuck down a Proximity Mine inside the houses for guaranteed kills, or place Field Mics to keep an eye on the enemies’ movement. With Gear Head, your Field Upgrades recharge faster, and you can hold two at a time. Double the Mines, double the kills.

Flak Jacket

Whether in spawn or holding down mid, expect a barrage of Frag Grenades, Semtex, and rockets to be flying at you.

The Flak Jacket Perk will allow you to survive hits from explosives, which is invaluable to staying alive in Nuketown.


Gung-ho improves your effectiveness while moving, which makes it the perfect choice for this small map.

You’re able to fire, use equipment, and reload while sprinting, which is perfect for keeping the enemies guessing where you are. It also allows you to swap weapons faster, which is great for quickly switching to your shotgun when attacking the houses.

Cold Blooded

In the chaos of Nuketown, you’re unlikely to get much use out of Ninja or Ghost.

With the new Scorestreak system and the amount of score you can rack up in Nuketown, air support is extremely common. To avoid getting killed by Cruise Missiles and helicopters, keep yourself hidden with Cold Blooded.

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How to unlock the Swiss K31 in Warzone & Cold War Season 3

Here’s how to unlock Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3’s fast-firing bolt action Sniper Rifle, the Swiss K31.



Swiss K31 in Cold War

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 will be introducing a new sniper, the Swiss K31, so here’s how you can get your hands on this new bolt-action rifle.

Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone has officially been revealed. On top of new maps and Operators, players can bolster their arsenal with new weapons – the legendary Ballistic Knife, classic PPSH, and the all-new Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle.

The Swiss K31 follows Season 2’s ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle, but appears to be the polar opposite. While the ZRG is heavy, powerful, and slow, the K31 is described as having “exceptional accuracy, as well as fast rechamber and aiming speeds with a large ammo capacity.”

Here’s how to unlock this new, fast Sniper Rifle in Cold War and Warzone Season 3.

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Swiss K31 unlock requirements in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

Players can get their hands on the Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle by simply reaching Tier 31 in the Season 3 Battle Pass. And if you miss out on it in Season 3, it will be available later through a challenge.

You don’t have to pay anything either. The weapon is included as part of the free version of the Battle Pass, so simply play games, rack up Scorestreaks, score Warzone Victories, and you’ll have your hands on it in no time.

This is the second weapon you’ll unlock in the Battle Pass, as the PPSH will be unlocked at Tier 15. These weapons aren’t all there is though as the Ballistic Knife will also be included when the season begins, likely locked behind a challenge.

BOCW and Warzone Season 3 road map

Following Cold War’s integration with Warzone, the K31 will be available in both battle royale and multiplayer. The devs described how, “Aggressive sharpshooters will be in their element with this new rifle, whether it’s sniping out in the wilds of Warzone or pushing forward on objectives in Black Ops Cold War.”

The Kar98k has long dominated Warzone as the aggressive sniper, but it’s possible the Swiss K31 will take its spot in the sniping meta.

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Cold War devs respond to issues with PlayStation 5 controller

If you’ve ever had issues connecting your PlayStation 5 controller to your PC to play Cold War, then this dev response should clear it up.



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One of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s devs has cleared up an issue regarding the use of PlayStation 5 controllers on PC.

PCs are normally very accommodating when it comes to supporting different controllers. Whereas the conventional setup revolves around a comfy mouse and keyboard, most PCs allow users to mix and match.

In the same way that you can use a game controller to play CoD: Mobile, you can also play Black Ops Cold War using different PlayStation and Xbox controllers. However, a complaint about the use of PS5 controllers on the PC version has prompted a response from Treyarch.

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Treyarch Community Manager Josh “FoxhoundFPS” Torres is a reliable source of feedback who regularly engages with the player base to assist with any persistent matters to do with CoD: Cold War.

He recently engaged in a back-and-forth with a Black Ops Cold War player who was dissatisfied about the game’s reported inability to cater for PlayStation 5 controllers.

The original question asked, “Will you guys ever fix controller input on PC? Trying to use my PS5 controller on Cold War but it won’t let me change it. It’s locked.”

An ensuing exchange took place to try and reach the bottom of things until Josh found out some vital information regarding PS5 controllers on PC.

So for the time being, PC players are unable to play CoD: Black Ops Cold War using a PlayStation 5 controller.

We are still only a few months removed from the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, so it’s understandable if additional controller compatibility hasn’t been at the top of the priority list.

It’s safe to assume that by raising this query, PC players with PS5 access can expect to be able to use their PS5 controllers on PC sooner rather than later now. In the meantime, CoD players can still enjoy the new Season 3 content in the normal way.

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How to unlock PPSH-41 in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

The fearsome PPSH-41 SMG is being included in CoD: Cold War Season 3, and this is how you’ll be able to wield this dangerous weapon.



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A returning legend is coming to Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War with the PP-SH41. The devastating SMG can rip enemies apart in seconds, and these are the unlock requirements for it in Call of Duty.

It’s almost like Christmas Day when the next season of content is announced for Call of Duty. After the official Roadmap for Season 3 was revealed, one tasty proposition is the forthcoming return of the PPSH.

The SMG has tore up CoD games for years with its insanely-high rate of fire, and it could be a legitimate meta-changer for Cold War and Warzone Season 3.

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PPSH-41 unlock requirements in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

As with every new Season of modern Call of Duty games, we usually get a new gun or two, new maps, and a new Battle Pass to complete.

Nothing has changed in this regard for Season 3, and players will be pleased to know that the PPSH can be in their loadouts very quickly.

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To unlock the PPSH-41, players will simply need to reach Level 15 in the Battle Pass. Don’t want to pay for the Battle Pass? Not a problem because just like with the MAC-10 from Season 1 and FARA-83 from Season 2, the PPSH is a free Tier for players to earn naturally.

There are no pay-to-win elements here, and everyone will be able to unlock and use the SMG when they’ve reached the required level.

Also, because the same XP is tied to both Cold War and Warzone, the good news is that you can unlock the PPSH-41 on either game. So you can pick your poison and choose which game will be easier for you to get to Level 15 quicker.

The PPSH-41 has featured in many previous Call of Duty games including the original titles, World at War, and most recently, the Black Ops titles.

Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will go live on April 22, and players can get stuck into unlocking the PPSH-41 as soon as possible!

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