Although the XM4 is the first weapon unlocked in the Assault Rifle category, its damage and accuracy make it extremely viable.
The XM4 is modeled after the Commando from the original Black Ops game. It was a strong choice back then, and still is in Black Ops Cold War. With the correct attachments, this Assault Rifle can be incredibly accurate at range and fast up close.
Use the Gunfighter Wildcard to maximize its potential, as this allows every attachment to be placed on the weapon. Here are the best attachments to make the XM4 powerful at pretty much all distances.
Best XM4 Loadout
- Optic: Microflex LED
- Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
- Barrel: 13.5″ Reinforced Heavy
- Body: Ember Sighting Point
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
- Magazine: 40 RND
- Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
- Stock: Raider Pad
With these attachments on the XM4, recoil is at an absolute minimum. From medium-range, you won’t need to pull down your analog stick or mouse to control it. It also some attachments for speed in there to keep you competitive while moving around the map.
The Red Dot Sights in Black Ops Cold War are quite small, so the best one to equip is the Microflex LED. This sight is reminiscent of the M16 Red Dot Sight from Call of Duty 4 and provides the clearest view of your targets.
To maximize the XM4’s range and accuracy, you’ll want to include the SOCOM Eliminator muzzle, 13.5″ Heavy barrel, and Field Agent Grip. These attachments combined will drastically improve the weapon’s damage over range, as well as keep you as accurate as possible. You’ll be able to track enemies long distance, and keep your shots on the upper torso and head up close.
With player models being hard to distinguish in darker areas, the Ember Sighting Point torch reveals enemy nameplates. This means from a distance, you’ll be able to spot an enemy by the nameplate hovering above their head. It also gives a 30% boost to hip-fire accuracy, helping you out in a close-range situation.
To be able to take down multiple enemies at once, consider using any of the larger magazines. The standard 40 RND mag is a solid choice. You’ll be able to eliminate several players without having to reload, which is often the difference between life and death. If you’re finding the reload speed too slow, give the 40 RND Speed Mag a try, although there’s a penalty to ADS speed.
These attachments slow down the weapon’s mobility and ADS speed. To counter that, you should add the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Raider Pad. These attachments work to increase both your sprint-to-fire time and ADS time. While running around the map and pushing objectives, these are vital stats to keep an eye on – the quicker you can line up an enemy, the better.
The XM4 is an extremely viable choice in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer, and using this setup elevates to an even higher level.
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.
- 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Read More: Best Zombies perks in Black Ops Cold War
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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