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Black Ops Cold War Campaign: Mission Overview

Raven Software provides an overview of the Black Ops Cold War Campaign.

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Raven Software has revealed some new information about the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Campaign.

Raven Software has shared new fly overview videos, character details, and more on the Black Ops Cold War campaign.

Black Ops Cold War’s campaign is developed by Raven Software, with Treyarch support. As revealed back in August, the campaign is a direct sequel to Black Ops 1.

In a new blog post on Call of Duty’s site, Raven’s team has provided a deep dive into the Black Ops Cold War, including previewing three missions & fly through videos.

Missions in the Black Ops Cold War campaign will take players around the world, from Amsterdam to Russia to Vietnam.

Get ready for the new story by debriefing on the latest intel:

On November 13th, you will know your history in a truly Black Ops style. While embedded within this race to stop a dangerous unknown threat, you’ll learn what happened off the books that saved the world from unimaginable disaster.

Led by Raven Software, the Campaign for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will act as a direct sequel set 13 years after the original Black Ops story, allowing veterans and newcomers alike to experience this clandestine world from a new perspective.

“We are huge fans of the original Black Ops and our first goal was bringing back the iconic trio of Woods, Mason and Hudson – but to do so in a way that didn’t require any previous experience with the series,” said Dan Vondrak, Senior Creative Director at Raven. “We also felt it was important to introduce some new characters so we could explore their personalities and relationships with the classic characters – this way both new and old players get something fresh. By approaching it this way, as the story unravels, we can slowly make connections and references back to Black Ops that fans like us will appreciate but won’t be a flood of new information all at once for new players.”

The following is a glimpse into three of the Campaign Missions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Light spoilers ahead.

Campaign Mission: “Nowhere Left to Run”

It all begins in a grungy tavern within Amsterdam almost two weeks after New Year’s Day, 1981.

A massive break in a CIA investigation led three operators to this otherwise seedy watering hole, one whose jukebox is always tuned to the latest hits despite the lack of turnover to its décor or its top-shelf bottles on offer. After a meeting with their source, the checks are cleared and they exit past the local bargoers to the alleyways, gearing up to capture the first of two key players to an ongoing hostage crisis.

“Nowhere Left to Run is a great example of how we wanted to pay homage to the original Black Ops in a few ways that fans will recognize,” Vondrak said, “but also give newcomers a great first taste of what Black Ops is all about without needing any previous experience with the series. This first mission really serves as a great way to bring back Woods and Mason as well as introduce one of our new heroes, Russell Adler.”

After a rooftop chase with multiple fast-paced shootouts, the mission shifts gears as the three men confirm that their second, and final, target is at the Trabzon Airfield in Turkey. Although they prepare for another takedown under the cover of night, they come prepared with an unconventional weapon just in case the DZ goes hot.

“Of course, Black Ops has a well-known history of bombastic over the top moments,” Vondrak said. “It was critical to not only get one of those moments in this first mission, but also make it uniquely Black Ops by using the RC-XD, the radio-controlled car packed with explosives from the original game. As the mission comes to an end, the story kicks off in dramatic fashion as a ghost from the past is revealed to still be alive and planning something that could shift the balance of power in the Cold War.”

Campaign Mission: “Fracture Jaw”

Who is this threat that can alter the course of this global struggle? As one of the operators recall from their time fighting in the Vietnam War, it’s none other than Perseus, a mysterious Soviet spy that some people believe never even existed.

Despite this figure being written off as myth, players will relive a first encounter with Perseus during the Campaign’s second mission, “Fracture Jaw,” set within the Vietnam War. Through this flashback, the team will uncover clues needed to track down Perseus, as the overarching theme of deception is deeply rooted within this past war and the current operation.

“Narratively, these two pieces fit together perfectly as the team has to try and relive their past and unblur the lines between truth and deception,” Vondrak said. “It was great being able to push the big war feeling in these levels, from flying helicopters to being a soldier on the ground fighting through jungles and rice paddies.”

In signature Black Ops fashion, this Campaign will feature multiple flashbacks like “Fracture Jaw” that add another layer of context to the overarching story. Through these recollections, this CIA team – and of course, the player – will gain the insight needed to uncover the truth behind Perseus.

“One of my favorite levels is one of the later Vietnam missions,” Vondrak added, “as we really pushed to give the player more freedom and control. It’s easily the most unique mission we’ve ever made.

Campaign Mission: “Desperate Measures”

“Desperate times call for desperate measures, and that’s what this mission is all about,” Vondrak explained. “After tracking down several leads in the hunt for Perseus, the team find themselves faced with the unthinkable: they must go behind the Iron Curtain – into the heart of the Soviet Union – and infiltrate the KGB headquarters.”

Another change of pace compared to the first two missions, “Desperate Measures” sees our CIA operators break out the covert spycraft for a last-ditch effort to gather information on Perseus. Using the latest in 1980s technology including modified civilian tools and prototypical machines, players will assume the role of a Soviet double agent working for the CIA reporting for work at the KGB’s headquarters.

This status comes with access to an incredible peek into the world of the KGB, along with the opportunity to “obtain” information out of their “fellow agents.” However, one odd move or awkward discussion could lead to cover being completely blown, compromising the mission and turning it into an all-out fight for survival.

“We really wanted the player to experience something different with this level, give them more freedom and control over how they complete their objective,” Vondrak said. “You are given multiple ways to complete your objective, hiding in plain sight as you walk through the hallways of the famous Lubyanka building.  You have the freedom to talk to a variety of people and explore the building – ultimately culminating in an action-packed finish to the mission.”

More Twists and Turns to Come

Through these three missions, “Perseus” turns from myth to harrowing threat, one that players will chase throughout the Campaign.

“Something that both games have in common is their use of real-world history,” Vondrak said. “This was a critical element that made all the conspiracy so great in the original Black Ops and is something we couldn’t wait to continue.”

From headline-grabbing crises of the early 1980s to lesser-known clandestine operations, this Campaign will mix in Cold War history with a thrilling, fictional experience that only Black Ops can deliver.

With that in mind, Vondrak and the team have one message to players before they experience the full Campaign on November 13th:

“Know your history or be doomed to repeat it.”

SOURCE: Call of Duty Blog

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Top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts to use in Black Ops Cold War

Dominate your competition by selecting one of our top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts to use in CoD: Black Ops Cold War.

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Choosing the best weapon is an obvious but important decision in determining how you fare in Call of Duty. The Krig 6 has usurped most of the competition to become an Alpha in the pack, see what works for you with our top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War.

It would be silly to imply that one gun can essentially break the meta and turn you into an esports pro overnight. But a solid loadout can still go a long way to improving your performance in CoD.

The Krig 6 is a fantastic weapon that took longer than some other guns to earn the recognition it so rightly deserves. It’s an accurate killer that is more than capable of racking up a stupidly high kill count in any mode that it’s used in.

krig 6 being inspected in bocw

Run and gun loadout

When you want to get from A-B and kill from day-night.

This is suited to the mobile player that wants to move and maim in their groove.

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 15.5″ Contour
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Wire Stock

This class is perfectly set up for you to gallop around to your heart’s content. Given that you’re always on the move and don’t intend to stay in the same spot for too long, these attachments are best. Increased hip-fire accuracy gives you an advantage in a tight, sudden 1 vs 1. You’re now Sonic-like in your movement speed, aiming, your mag needs a lot of ammo, and that vertical recoil is more assisted.

Long-range loadout

Given that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s time-to-kill seems a bit longer, it can require a lot more consistency from you at range. Unless you’re wielding a sniper rifle and expertly popping off those old-school quickscopes, then you’ll need a bit more firepower.

  • Optic: Visiontech 2x
  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: SOF Target Destinator
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: SARS Jungle Grip
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

With these attachments, you’re mostly balanced in the key stats needed to become a marksman. Foregoing the tensities and reflexes of close-range combat, you can now sit back and pick people off instead. Damage is increased over range and recoil is reduced, your bullets are concealed, and you can spot enemies quicker.

Stealth loadout

krig 6 loadout choices in bocw

Everyone needs a stealth loadout, especially for those quiet, heated games of Search & Destroy. Or if you’re an avid Hardcore player, then slapping a suppressor on is always a good way to capitalize on the increased damage.

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Suppressor
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Again, trying not to make some stats too negative, this feels like a good way to move around your environment. Walking movement speed is increased a lot, but still gives you room to run if you need it. The suppressor will silence your bullets and the barrel makes up for the damage drop-off. This is a competent, quiet murder-machine.

Accurate loadout

Sometimes it’s all about being pinpoint accurate, isn’t it? Forget running faster than your legs can carry you to close in on the target, it’s about being able to ping a bullseye from one mile away, every time.

  • Optic: Visiontech 2x
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

The Visiontech Optic can work wonders for you if you can judge the difference between in-zoom and out of zoom. Also, the Airborne Elastic Wrap allows you to snap to your sight and provides massive flinch resistance, meaning you can still fire accurately whilst being filled with more holes than an old pair of socks. Add the reliable barrel, magazine, and much better recoil, and you have an accurate beast.

Our best loadout

soldier holding a krig 6 in bocw trailer

Finally, our own choice. Simply the attachments that we feel works best for the Krig 6 to make it an absolute monster of an assault rifle to use for any situation.

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: Ember Sighting Point
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 RND
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Wire Stock

Well-rounded, literally aims to displease the enemy, and it will reward you with all the scorestreaks you could ever possibly ask for. The Krig-6 is a fantastic weapon and it can be used in so many different ways.

That concludes our top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts to use in Black Ops Cold War guide. Depending on your playstyle, one of these will surely work for you.

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How to get massive Weapon XP in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Weapons are slower to level up in Cold War compared to previous titles, so here’s the fastest way to rank them up in Zombies.

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A Youtuber has discovered a way to level up weapons extremely fast in Black Ops Cold War Zombies.

For the first time, progression is tied across all game modes. No matter which mode you play, weapon rank will increase for use in multiplayer and Zombies.

Treyarch has added a double XP bonus until November 30, so you can rank up your guns much quicker. Players were earning too much Weapon XP in Zombies, so the developers reduced the amount of 2WXP earned.

The community was left frustrated after this, but YouTube channel Glitching Queen uploaded a video explaining how to get ‘massive weapon XP’ in Cold War Zombies.

Earn XP fast

Glitching Queen discovered that killing Zombies in rounds two and three will net you considerably more XP than any other round. As rounds progress, you actually earn continually fewer points. Players have reported that when in the high rounds, weapons no longer earn any XP.

First, if you are a PS4 or PS5 player, they recommend partying up with someone also on PlayStation to receive bonus XP. As part of Activision’s deal with Sony, if PS players are partied up, they will receive a ‘party boost’ where weapons are leveled up even faster.

The method below also works on Xbox consoles and PC, but it won’t be quite as effective.

When ranking a weapon from level 0-40, Glitching Queen recommends playing up to round five then backing out. This maximizes your playtime, so everything you do counts towards unlocking new attachments and Camo Challenges.

When your weapon level is in the high 40s and 50s, you should drop out of Zombies after completing round three. With the drop in XP after this round, it’s not worth playing on if your goal is to rank up your guns.

Repeatedly quit your Zombies game after the first few rounds and you’ll find your weapons ranking up much faster than playing multiplayer or Zombies traditionally. You won’t be able to beat any world-records, though.

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Black Ops Cold War dev confirms fix coming for Mastery camo bug

Cold War players have been unhappy with the appearance of the Mastery Camos, so Treyarch have promised a fix is coming soon.

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Treyarch has addressed issues with the appearance of the Mastery Camos in Black Ops Cold War, saying they are the result of a bug.

Dark Matter is a time-consuming and tricky grind. Weapons level up significantly slower in Black Ops Cold War than previous CoDs, and some weapons clearly outshine others. The most hardcore players are grinding to get their hands on Dark Matter, with some unlocking it just weeks after launch.

Fans have been disappointed with the appearance of the Mastery Camos, though. Except for Diamond, the unique camos only cover some parts of the weapons while leaving the rest plain. For the amount of time it takes to complete these challenges, you want to be able to show off your rare camo.

Treyarch is aware of this issue. On the Official Trello Board, Treyarch posted that they have also spotted the “unintentional changes to Mastery Camo display.”

Fixes coming soon

“After our most recent update, some weapons began to display certain Mastery Camo differently,” the Trello card read. “We are looking to release a fix for this is in our next major update.”

So don’t let the appearance put you off working towards the camos. Treyarch hasn’t given a concrete date for when we can expect the fix, but it’s likely to be soon.

With a 24/7 playlist of Nuketown ’84 and double weapon XP currently being in the game, more and more players will be unlocking Gold, Diamond, and Dark Matter over the coming weeks.

Treyarch also addressed other problems with camos and Challenges. If you resume the game from a suspended state, weapon camo and challenges may appear to be locked. If you restart your game, you will be able to see your correct progress.

The developers have also discussed the power of the Perk Flak Jacket.

This Perk allows you to survive a direct hit with an explosive. This makes it extremely difficult to get kills with launchers for the Mastery Camo challenges if a player is running Flak Jacket.

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