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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

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Every weapon, perk & scorestreaks in Black Ops Cold War

Everything you need to know to properly equip your loadouts in Black Ops Cold War.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will bring an expansive arsenal for players to fight with, complete with a Gunsmith system.

As players dive into the experience, there’s a variety of weapons, perks, scorestreaks, field upgrades, and more to pick from as you build your class. Players have a lot of content to unlock on their Level 1 to Level 55 progression journey.

Here’s the full list of all the content available at launch. We’ll update this post as more content is added with the post launch seasons.

Weapons

Assault Rifles

  • XM4
  • AK-47
  • Krig 6
  • QBZ-83
  • FFAR-1
  • Groza (Season 1)

SMG

  • MP5
  • Milano 821
  • AK-47u
  • KSP 45
  • Bullfrog
  • MAC-10 (Season 1)

Tactical Rifles

  • Type 63
  • M16
  • AUG
  • DMR 14

LMG

  • Stoner 63
  • RPD
  • M60

Sniper Rifles

  • Pelington 703
  • LW3 – Tundra
  • M82

Shotguns

Pistols

  • M1911
  • Magnum
  • Diamatti

Launchers

  • RPG-7
  • Cigma 2

Melee

Special

  • M79

Perks

Perk 1

  • Engineer: Detect enemy equipment and scorestreaks through walls. See enemy scorestreaks on your mini-map. Re-roll your care packages.
  • Paranoia: Hear an alert when an enemy aims at you. Your vision pulses if the enemy is outside of your view.
  • Flak Jacket: Take less damage from enemy explosives and Molotov fires.
  • Tactical Mask: Maximized resistance to flash bang and stun grenade. Immune to gas.
  • Forward Intel: See indicators for enemy reinforcements on your minimap. Minimap shows a larger area.

Perk 2

  • Assassin: Enemies that appear on your minimap when shooting or revealed by a Spy Plane will have a crosshair indicator instead of a red dot if they are on a Killstreak. Receive extra Score for taking them down.
  • Gear Head: Reduce Filed Upgrade cool down. Store up to two Field Upgrade charges.
  • Scavenger: Replenish ammo from fallen players.
  • Quartermaster: Recharge equipment over 25 seconds.
  • Tracker: See Imprint of enemy footsteps. Aim at enemies to reveal them on your team’s minimap.

Perk 3

  • Gung-Ho: Fire your weapon and use Equipment while sprinting. Move at full speed when reloading. Switch weapons faster. Take less damage from falling. Fire more accurately when sliding.
  • Ghost: Undetectable by enemy Spy Planes whenever you are moving, planting or defusing bombs, or controlling scorestreaks.
  • Cold Blooded: AI-controlled scorestreaks will not target you. Player-controlled scorestreaks will not highlight you. Show up cold on thermal. Players in vehicles won’t see your nameplate.
  • Ninja: Sprint more quietly. Resistant to Field Medic when sprinting. Speak only when necessary.
  • Spy-craft: Hack enemy Field Upgrades. Immune to Counter Spy Plane, Jammer, Tracker, and Paranoia. Won’t trigger Proximity Mines or Gas Mines. Booby trap enemy Care Packages.

Wildcards

  • Danger Close: Equip extra lethal and tactical equipment, and start with max ammo.
  • Law Breaker: Equip any weapon in either slot and equip any perks.
  • Gunfighter: Unlocks 3 additional attachment slots for your primary weapon.
  • Perk Greed: Equip 3 extra perks.

Equipment

Lethal

  • C4
  • Frag Grenade
  • Molotov
  • Semtex

Tactical

  • Stun Grenade
  • Stimshot
  • Smoke Grenade
  • Flash Bang
  • Decoy

Field Upgrades

  • Proximity Mine: Throwable mine, explodes shortly after one enemy runs or drives over it. Can be avoided by crouching. Destroys any vehicle that runs over it.
  • Field Mic: Deploys a recording device that highlights enmity sounds on your minimap.
  • Trophy System: Destroys thrown enemy equipment and launcher missiles within 10 meters.
  • SAM Turret: Launches missiles at enemy air scorestreaks and player-piloted helicopters.
  • Assault Pack: Supply cache containing ammo that gives bonus score for taking down enemies.
  • Jammer: Creates an electronic disruption field, disabling enemy Field Upgrades, and degrading enemy minimap information.
  • Gas Mine: Proximity activated trap that expels a large cloud of harmful gas. Enemies inside are damaged and disoriented.

Scorestreaks

  • Combat Bow (500 Score): Arrows burn targets and the surrounding area. Cool down: 120 seconds.
  • RC-XD (800 Score): Remote-controlled car strapped with explosives. Cool down: 90 seconds.
  • Spy Plane (1000 Score): Reveal enemy positions through the Fog of War. Cool down: 90 seconds.
  • Counter-Spy Plane (1400 Score): Scramble enemy mini-maps and disable hostile Missile Turrets for a short time. Cool down: 90 seconds.
  • Armor (1600 Score): Reduces incoming bullet damage. Destroyed after it absorbs too much damage. Cool down: 120 seconds.
  • Care Package (2000 Score): Airdrop a random Scorestreak. Crate self-destructs after use. Cool down: 90 seconds.
  • Sentry Turret (1800 Score): Deploy a deadly automated turret that targets enemy planes, vehicles, and equipment. Cool down: 60 seconds.
  • Death Machine (2200 Score): Deadly machine gun with high damage rounds that suppress enemies in the line of fire. Cooldown: 90 seconds.
  • Napalm Strike (2500 Score): Launch a targeted carpet bomb strike of explosive napalm. Cool down: 30 seconds.
  • Artillery (3000 Score): Launch a targeted airstrike on three locations. Unused strikes can be saved for later. Cool down: 30 seconds.
  • Cruise Missile (3500 Score): Steer a trio of missiles with boost and air brake controls. Secondary missiles auto-fire at painted targets. Cool down: 90 seconds.
  • Air Patrol (2400 Score): Call in a squadron of jets to attack enemy air Scorestreaks. Counter enemy Air Patrols. Cool down: 0 seconds.
  • War Machine (4000 Score): High explosive grenade launcher. Cool down: 60 seconds.
  • Attack Helicopter (4500 Score): Call in an armed support helicopter. Cool down: 60 seconds.
  • HARP (6000 Score): High-Altitude Reconnaissance Plane that shows both enemy position and direction on the mini-map. Cool down: 60 seconds.
  • Chopper Gunner (6000 Score): Be the gunner in a close air support helicopter. Cool down: 60 seconds.
  • VTOL Escort (8500 Score): Lay waste to enemy infantry and vehicles from the cockpit of a power VTOL jet. Cool down: 90 seconds.
  • Gunship (10,000 Score): Be the gunner in a close air support gunship. Cool down: 90 seconds.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

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Cold War Season 2 updated menus enable much-requested creator feature

A new update to the Black Ops Cold War menu in Season 2 allows players to take stylish screenshots without the UI.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Menu

The Season 2 update for Black Ops Cold War includes beautiful new menus for players to navigate, with a secret feature that content creators and artists will love.

Black Ops Cold War Season 2 just keeps on giving to players. Besides brand new weapons, maps, Warzone content, and Zombies Outbreak mode, we also have an updated menu UI that brings players a treat.

If you idle in the Multiplayer menu for over 30 seconds, you will notice the entire UI disappears, leaving only your stylish player traveling through the jungle environment, leaving a perfect setting for a screenshot to be taken.

We’re sure players will come up with plenty of cool showcases for their new skins when season 2 drops, with accessories such as reactive camos and weapon charms front and center when the official content releases on February 25.

If you’d like to change the featured weapon your operator is holding, be sure to navigate to your create-a-class menu, highlight the loadout you want to feature and hit R3 on PS4/PS5, RS on Xbox, or right click on PC.

Your primary weapon will be the one your character holds by default and will include all stickers and cosmetics applied to the weapon for the showcase.

Be sure to tweet your characters to us @CharlieIntel on Twitter, so we can see what stylish customizations you’re rocking.

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Cold War Zombies DLC 2 may take place in Berlin according to intel

An intel log in the Season 2 update for Black Ops Cold War seems to tease the location for the DLC 2 Zombies map.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies

An intel log in the Season 2 update for Black Ops Cold War may be confirming the location of the next main-line Zombies DLC for players.

With the release of Black Ops Cold War Season 2 and the brand new open-world Zombies Outbreak mode, players are already looking towards the release of the next Zombies map in the Black Ops universe.

In a discovery by Reddit user DiscoCrows, it appears there is now an audio log intel that references Berlin, speculated to be the next location for the future DLC 2 Zombies map.

In the recording, a Requiem station chief Heinrich Meyer talks of a developing situation in Berlin, where Dr. Valentina from Omega group was spotted in the city. There is a worry that her presence means that there will perhaps be an outbreak in a live populated city. Normally, Omega would operate in the shadows.

This isn’t the first time the Zombies community have speculated about Berlin, with a leak releasing as early as September on Reddit speaking about the addition of a Zombies map set in the city.

If you’ve completed the Firebase Z easter egg, there’s a good chance the audio log is available now for you to listen to, titled “Focal Point.” According to a comment by DiscoCrows, you may also have access to another audio log called “More Bad News” that speaks about an operation in the Ural Mountains.

For now, we’ll just have to wait for more official communication for Treyarch, or perhaps more audio logs that unlock in-game to confirm our suspicions. With the release of the new Outbreak mode this season, it could be some time until we see another Zombies map added to Black Ops Cold War.

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