Treyarch has released a new game settings update for the Black Ops Cold War Beta on all platforms.
This update comes alongside Day 2 of the Open Crossplay Beta on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The new in-game game settings update makes tuning changes to scorestreaks, fixes stability issues for some platforms, and tackles a couple of bugs that players have noticed.
- Adjusted score tuning to deliver a more consistent earn rate across all game modes.
- We’ve noticed a disparity of Scorestreak earn potential across game modes. Domination saw a high volume of Scorestreaks, while TDM saw less. This new adjustment now sits between where Domination and TDM were during the PS4 Beta.
- Increased score rewards for streaks of 6, 7, 8, and 9 kills to better reward players.
- We agree with feedback that players who go on killstreaks in the 6-9 range were not rewarded enough by the Scorestreak system, and had to go on too high of a streak to earn powerful Scorestreaks compared to past games. This update increases those score values to better reward players for going on higher streaks.
- Adjusted costs for all Beta Scorestreaks.
- The process of dialing in the exact Scorestreak earn rate that feels good for the majority of players will take a few rounds of feedback, and this is the next step. Our process here will allow us to better evaluate feedback after the Crossplay Open Beta to have Scorestreaks in a solid place for launch.
- Increased the cooldown on Spy Planes to help limit their numbers in the sky at one time.
- Fixed a crash that could occur when joining a match in progress where items were not properly spawned.
- Fixed a crash on PC that could occur on boot if Windows was set to certain languages with the “DD.MM.YYYY” date format (for example, Finnish and German).
- Additional general stability improvements on all platforms.
- Addressed an issue where a player could spawn outside of the map in Cartel at the start of a match.
2XP + 2X WEAPON XP NOW LIVE
Now through the rest of the Crossplay Open Beta, everyone gets 2XP and 2X Weapon XP to rank up and unlock weapon attachments twice as fast through the rest of the weekend! Don’t forget to reach level 10 to unlock the “Mutual Animosity” SMG Weapon Blueprint for launch.
The Black Ops Cold War Crossplay Beta ends October 19 at 10AM PT.
Black Ops Cold War devs respond to Fireteam Dirty Bomb playlist issues
CoD players are currently experiencing issues with BOCW’s Fireteam Dirty Bomb playlist. The devs have now responded to the situation.
The Fireteam Dirty Bomb playlist in BOCW has been suffering some map rotation issues which has warranted a response from the devs.
Treyarch’s newest creation, Fireteam Dirty Bomb, sees up to 10 squads fighting across a sprawling map to collect and deposit Uranium. Players must use teamwork to eradicate the enemy, find Dirty Bombs, and detonate them.
It’s a tremendous multiplayer experience that uses elements of Call of Duty’s popular Warzone mode, and the best bits of CoD multiplayer. However, players are experiencing some issues at the moment with the playlist not providing all of the available maps for selection.
The issue has prompted a response from Treyarch who have identified the problem and addressed it.
BOCW Fireteam Dirty Bomb playlist issue
Fireteam Dirty Bomb currently has three maps for competitors to duke it out on, and these are Alpine, Ruka, and the newest addition, Sanatorium.
The game mode was experiencing issues a couple of weeks ago when it was reported that Alpine was no longer in rotation. A fix was issued soon after and it was welcomed back into the playlist for selection.
Now it seems like Alpine is the only map in rotation as the Black Ops Cold War Trello page is now reporting that Ruka and Sanatorium are not being selected.
The Treyarch team has responded to the issue with haste saying, “Update: We’ve identified the issue, are working toward a fix, and have reintroduced Sanatorium 24/7 on January 25, 2020 at 5pm/PT. Players may continue to see Alpine only when searching in FTDB modes with mixed maps.”
So Sanatorium is now officially back in the game, but only as its own exclusive playlist. Whereas Ruka fans are going to have to wait a bit longer until an official fix can successfully add the map back to mixed rotation.
Image credits: Treyarch
How to get Call of Duty League Stage 1 rewards
Call of Duty League Stage 1 kicks off on February 11, and by watching you can get in-game rewards such as calling cards and double XP.
Call of Duty League 2021 kicks off on February 11 and offers viewers a ton of free in-game items to earn, so here’s how to unlock the CDL Stage 1 viewership rewards.
Following the CDL Kickoff Classic, the Call of Duty League will officially kick off on February 11 with the Opening Weekend hosted by Atlanta FaZe.
With Dallas Empire looking to defend their title, the return of H3CZ’s OpTic, and newcomers LA Thieves looking to prove themselves, it’s shaping up to be a great year for competitive Call of Duty fans.
While watching the narratives of the year unfold, you can also earn free in-game rewards such as calling cards and double XP just for watching. Here’s how to get the CDL Stage 1 rewards.
How to earn CDL Stage 1 rewards
To earn the free in-game rewards for the CDL launch weekend, you must have an Activision account. If you don’t have one already, you can create one on Activision.com by heading to ‘register’ in the right-hand corner.
Link CoD account to YouTube
Rewards are earned by watching CDL Stage 1 through a YouTube account linked to Call of Duty.
To link your account on PC and mobile:
- Open YouTube.com or the YouTube app
- Select your profile photo and hit ‘settings’
- Click on ‘Connected Apps’
- Locate ‘Activision’ and hit ‘connect’
- Sign in to your Activision account
While signed in with your linked YouTube account, watch CDL matches on YouTube, CallofDutyLeague.com, or the COD companion app to earn the rewards.
Account linking begins on Wednesday, January 27, so make sure to link accounts between then and February 11.
CDL Stage 1 in-game rewards
For watching at least 60 minutes of the CDL opening weekend on February 11-14, you will earn the ‘cash stack’ weapon charm to hang on your weapons in multiplayer and battle royale.
And as you watch matches throughout Stage 1, you’ll earn Double XP and Double Weapon XP tokens to redeem for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
- Read more: Warzone to join Call of Duty League
For watching at least three hours of the Stage 1 Major in the first week of March, you can earn three competitive CoD themed calling cards and an emblem. With these, you can channel your inner Cellium by rocking the ‘Snaked’ calling card and taunt your opponents with the ‘salty’ emblem.
With League Play confirmed to be arriving in Black Ops Cold War in the coming weeks, the calling cards and emblem will be perfect additions to complement your grind.
Image Credit: Activision
Best AUG loadout to use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
The AUG is one of the strongest weapons in Black Ops Cold War, so use these attachments and perks to maximize its potential.
The AUG is arguably one of the meta weapons in Black Ops Cold War, so here are the best attachments and perks to maximize its potential in multiplayer.
The AUG appeared as an Assault Rifle in the original Black Ops and as an SMG in Modern Warfare. In Black Ops Cold War, it comes as a burst-fire Tactical Rifle. With a fast fire-rate and high damage, it’s capable of killing a player in one burst at almost any range.
With the Gunfighter Wildcard equipped, the AUG can carry eight attachments, maximizing its potential for all situations. Here are the best attachments and perks to run with it.
Best Black Ops Cold War AUG loadout
- Optic: Millstop Reflex
- Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
- Barrel: 18″ Rapid Fire
- Body: Ember Sighting Point
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
- Magazine: 45 Rnd Drum
- Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
- Stock: Marathon Stock
This AUG loadout takes full advantage of its one-burst potential with increased fire rate and accuracy.
For optics, it’s mostly up to you. We’ve had the most success with the versatility of the Red Dot Sights but if you want to be stronger at range, consider using a higher optic. To ensure you can take down multiple enemies without reloading, you should add the 45 Rnd Drum magazine.
To reduce recoil and keep your burst shots accurate, you should run the SOCOM Eliminator muzzle attachment and Field Agent Foregrip. These attachments combined will give a huge reduction to vertical recoil. This is vital to ensuring that all shots in a burst hit the target, increasing the one-burst potential.
Due to this weapon being so powerful as is, the only barrel you need is the 18″ Rapid Fire. This gives a 13% increase to the fire rate, allowing you to either quickly finish the target with a second burst or take out multiple enemies in quick succession. There are no negative attributes to using this barrel, making it the best choice.
The Ember Sighting Point torch gives the AUG a boost to both its long and close-range potential. The torch reveals enemies, which makes it especially effective when players blend into the environment. It also increases hip-fire accuracy by 30%, helping you out in a tight spot.
To counter the weight of these attachments and speed it up, you should add the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Marathon Stock. These increase both your ADS and sprint-to-fire time. When moving around the map or quickly snapping onto a sniper glint at range, weapon speed is vital.
Best perks for Black Ops Cold War AUG
With the power of explosives in Black Ops Cold War, Flak Jacket is vital. When attacking a point, there are only so many places you can be, so expect a barrage of explosives coming at you.
One Semtex or Grenade could be enough to bring you down, and you especially don’t want a random grenade ending your scorestreak.
There’s nothing worse than running out of bullets mid-fight, and the Scavenger perk will allow you to keep supplying as the match progresses. With Scavenger equipped, you can keep hold of your AUG all match without having to swap it out for a weapon with more ammo.
When running around the map with the AUG, being silent will give you an extreme advantage. Whether flanking an objective or clearing out a building, having the enemies not being able to hear you will give you an easy multi-kill.
And as a bonus, having quiet footsteps means its unlikely the enemies will hear you.
The AUG is currently one of the strongest weapons in Black Ops Cold War, so try it out with these attachments and perks for yourself.
Image Credit: Activision
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