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Best Zombies perks in Black Ops Cold War

To help you reach the extreme later rounds of zombies, here is a guide to all the best zombies perks to use in Black Ops Cold War.

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Everyone dreams of making their way to round 150 don’t they? Well, you might be able to do that with our complete guide on the best zombies perks in Black Ops Cold War. Can you conquer Die Maschine?

It’s sometimes hard to believe the impact the original zombies experience has unleashed on the world. A mere post-campaign distraction quickly became one of CoD’s most discernible features.

Fast-forward 12 years and Die Maschine – German for “The Machine” – is ready to wallop more players with wave upon of wave of rotten rascals. So take our advice on the best zombies perks in BOCW and lengthen your lifespan.

Die Maschine Perks

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To make this abundantly clear, you need perks to survive. Aside from granting you enhanced skills and stats, they can provide boosts to your team as a whole too.

Now, most Call of Duty games feature umpteen perks and only allow the player to carry a limited amount of them. Black Ops Cold War dispenses with the notion of selective picking and instead says “if you can afford it, buy it”. Nothing is off-limits this time around.

But which are the priority?

Given the unpredictable and volatile nature of zombies, it’s hard to say for sure what will happen on your run. So we’re going to assume that between opening doors (don’t be selfish!), risking your own neck to save teammates, and buying weapons etc, money will be scarce.

Bear in mind that one death takes everything away from you and you’re back to square one. In order to fully maximize your survival capabilities, here is a quick rundown of each perk, and our selection of the best zombies perks in Treyarch‘s Black Ops Cold War.

Stamin-up

stamin-up perk in black ops cold war

Overview: Allows you to move faster and also increases your sprint speed

Everyone has had that scenario in which they run headfirst into a random room, and it happens to be populated with every zombie in that particular round. It’s horrible. Stamin-up will let you run faster to give you that necessary breathing space.

Furthermore, it’s fantastic for rushing to a teammate to revive them and also increases your base movement when walking/aiming. So many uses, so much necessity.

Juggernog

The Juggernog perk in black ops cold war.

Overview: Raises the max cap of your health

Juggernog couldn’t be any higher on this list even if climbed to the top of the Burj Khalifa and professed its claim as “best perk ever”. More health, more chances of survival, and a necessity for long games of zombies.

It can help you withstand that extra hit, which means that extra second to rescue your teammate, and yourself. Immensely useful for the later rounds when even fodder zombies hit like Mike Tyson.

Speed Cola

Speed cola perk in Black ops cold war

Overview: Decrease how long it takes you to reload your weapons

Pretty self-explanatory to be honest. Again, you’re trapped like a scared rat and you’ve just exhausted your whole clip. You switch to your secondary, only to gasp as that it is also dry. The solution? Speed Cola.

There’s nothing more pure than unloading a whole clip and having it fully restored within a second ready to go again. A perk that is useful in every round of the game.

Zombies involves a surprising amount of strategy to succeed. A lot of it can boil down to your choice of perks. The ones we’ve earmarked as priorities are quite literally that. You need these ASAP.

Needless to say that these are the best zombies perks in Black Ops Cold War for you to use.

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How to freeze the timer in Black Ops Cold War’s Cranked Zombies mode

Cranked is BOCW’s speedy Zombies mode and requires the player to beat a timer. Here’s how you can freeze the timer in the Cranked game mode.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 1 saw Cranked make its first appearance as a Zombies mode, and players have found a new glitch that freeze’s the timer mid-game.

The fresh Zombies mode is all about speed and fast-thinking. This is more apparent as a big timer is plastered on the screen, counting down, and constantly reminding you of this. To prevent the “Game Over” screen, you need to keep replenishing your time by scoring kills from the undead.

Though that sense of urgency can be forgotten about if you can enforce the timer glitch that’s been discovered. If performed correctly, the clock will permanently stop and give you all the time in the world to survive.

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BOCW Cranked Zombies glitch

Content creator Caspahz has been able to find a way to make the timer one less enemy for yourself. It’s a simple and easy set of instructions that need to be followed and reap huge benefits.

Here are the steps you need to follow to pull this glitch off.

  1. Start a game of Cranked
  2. Keep playing until you earn enough resources to buy either a Cruise Missile or Chopper Gunner
  3. Wait for the timer to tick down until it gets to 3 seconds
  4. Then call in the streak
  5. Don’t eliminate any Zombies with it
  6. When the streak appears, the timer should now have disappeared
  7. You should now how an infinite amount of time to play how you want

You will now have free reign to take your time and take in the different parameters that Crank offers compared to traditional Zombies.

It’s good to see that Treyarch is continuing to support Zombies with a variety of content and the trend shows no signs of stopping. Forthcoming Zombies updates will see a new Fireteam map, new perks, and much more.

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Easily finish Diamond camo for the M79 in Black Ops Cold War

A TikToker has discovered a way to easily achieve the Diamond camo on the M79 in Black Ops Cold War through a secret spot on Nuketown.

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A TikTok video by North Texas shows players how to easily achieve gold camo on the M79 special launcher in Black Ops Cold War.

Launcher challenges in Black Ops Cold War are brutal and time-consuming. Often, they require perfect circumstances to achieve, and it can take several games to get the right conditions. In the previous Call of Duty titles, launchers would be time-consuming and difficult as well, but Black Ops Cold War is especially difficult.

Due to the low damage values and effectiveness of Flak Jacket, some launchers can take up to 3 shots to kill enemies in hardcore modes, which is problematic for obvious reasons. Players need to achieve longshots, double-kills, and even killstreaks to master each respective launcher.

One of the most difficult launchers in Black Ops Cold War is the M79. Luckily, a player has discovered a spot to get easy longshots and feeds with the weapon to expedite the tedious process.

It appears that TikToker North_Texas has found a spot on the A-Side spawn in Nuketown that makes longshots a breeze with the M79. If you position yourself precisely in the garden area, aim all the way up, and fire, you’ll send shots perfectly aimed at the B flag.

All kills will register as longshots due to the range from this area. You may even score some easy double-kills off spawn from players attempting to capture B. If enemies are using Flak Jacket, you still may get a kill with the next shot.

We recommend lobby-surfing for hardcore games with players who aren’t running Flak Jacket, as this will make the process much faster. After a few kills, players may enable the perk, so you can feel free to leave the game and try again in another lobby.

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Black Ops Cold War player achieves insane feat of prestiging without killing anyone

One player has demonstrated incredible patience to prestige in Black Ops Cold War without killing even a single person in the game.

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One dedicated Call of Duty player opted to prestige in Black Ops Cold War in a very unconventional way. They managed to achieve the maximum levels necessary without scoring even a single kill.

Call of Duty actively encourages its players to score as many kills as possible and offers all kinds of incentives for doing so. Playing the objective and cooperating with your team is encouraged also.

But the glory, and XP, is all in the kills.

So it seems remarkable that someone has been able to persevere for 37 hours of in-game time to achieve this, steering clear of any assist-giving damage and taking great care to avoid any accidental kills.

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Prestiging without killing anyone in BOCW

People might wonder what the point of doing this is. At the end of the day, the person has paid for the game and can approach it however they want to. Plus, it’s a bit different, isn’t it?

We can imagine it was liberating for Reddit user Pilgore1 as they knew they could play each game without having to worry about maintaining their K/D. Plus, in certain modes, it was great news for their teammates as Pilgore1 primarily focused on taking down enemy scorestreaks and completing the objective.

One of the most eye-opening statistics was their Win/Loss record which was surprisingly high. It took 37 hours and 200 matches to prestige, but their final record was a positive 1.27 Win ratio.

Objectives and “Clearing the sky” were the keys to victory and you’d have to imagine they didn’t focus too much on Team Deathmatch and kill-heavy modes. Instead, opting for Hardpoint and other similar environments where hard work and grafting really pays off.

This probably isn’t everyone’s cup of tea in terms of enjoying Call of Duty, but you can’t argue how unique it is. They clearly weren’t too much of a burden to their teammates either with such a high W/L record too.

We’re not saying that everyone needs to stop camping in a corner for a Sentry Turret (you’ve all done it), but it just goes to show that people can find new ways to enjoy Black Ops Cold War.

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