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Black Ops Cold War Dec 10 Update: Nuketown 24/7, scorestreak updates

The latest game settings update brings Nuketown 24/7 back along with other game updates.

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Treyarch has released a new Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on December 10.

The new game settings update is live on all platforms. It includes the return of Nuketown 24/7 playlist for players enjoying that map, bug fixes, and more.

The latest update also features some changes to the scorestreaks, including scorestreak value updates and adjustments.

Treyarch shared the full patch notes on the studio’s blog, as usual.

Patch notes:

MULTIPLAYER

Playlists

  • Nuketown 24/7
    • Replaced Motherland Moshpit with Nuketown 24/7 in Featured Playlists.


Weapons

  • M60
    • Addressed a minor recoil issue with the M60 LMG.
    • Improved alignment of Multizoom scope for better accuracy.


Scorestreaks

  • RC-XD
    • Now destroys Sentry Turrets with a single explosion (previously two).
  • Cruise Missile
    • Addressed an issue with Cruise Missile voiceover not playing properly.
  • Napalm Strike
    • Reduced radius by 16%.
    • Reduced inner damage by 10%.
    • Reduced outer damage by 12.5%.
  • Artillery
    • Reduced outer damage by 20%.
    • Corrected an issue with explosion damage.
  • Attack Helicopter
    • Increased cost from 4500 to 5000.
  • VTOL Escort
    • Reduced cost from 8000 to 7000.
  • Chopper Gunner
    • Increased cost from 6500 to 8000.
  • General
    • Closed an exploit that could allow players to reset the Combat Bow and War Machine ammo.

ZOMBIES

Progression

  • Addressed an issue that prevented the Hunter Mastery Calling Card from unlocking.


Die Maschine

  • Stability
    • Added general stability fixes.
  • General
    • Addressed an issue where an Ammo Mod attachment would appear on screen after using the Arsenal with a Wonder Weapon in the player’s possession.
    • Icons for Wunderfizz Perks are now grayed out if the player can’t afford them.


Dead Ops Arcade

  • Added stability fix for the Room of Judgment event.

GLOBAL

Combat Record

  • Updated Combat Record to represent currently available items.


UI

  • Addressed an issue where Battle Pass UI could display before Season One begins.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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How to make custom Blueprints with Cold War’s Gunsmith Customs

With Gunsmith Customs, Cold War lets you mix and match Blueprint attachments, so here’s how to make your own custom Blueprint.

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The Gunsmith Customs system has arrived in Black Ops Cold War Season 2, so here’s how to create your own custom Blueprints with this fan-favorite feature.

Gunsmith Customs was added to Modern Warfare and Warzone in April 2020, much to fans’ appreciation, and now it’s arrived in Cold War. With this feature, you can mix and match all of the Blueprint attachments for a weapon type, creating a brand new weapon Blueprint that’s unique to you.

For example, if you want to build a custom M16, you can combine the barrel from the Constable Blueprint with the magazine from the Western Front and the stock from the Green Machine. You can then save it as a custom Blueprint and name it, and then you can find it amongst all of your other purchased Blueprints.

CoD: Cold War Season 2 custom Blueprints

Following Cold War’s mid-Season 2 update, Treyarch have now released Gunsmith Customs to the game. This new feature came alongside Season 2 Operator Rivas – only a couple of days after the new, powerful ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle released.

Making these custom Blueprints is quite simple, so here’s how to do it:

  1. Launch Black Ops Cold War
  2. Select the Weapons tab
  3. Choose your weapon
  4. Hover over the attachment you wish to equip
  5. Select the Gunsmith icon beside the attachment
  6. Choose the attachment style from your owned Blueprints
  7. Save and rename your custom Blueprint
Reactive FARA 83 Gunsmith blueprint

If you wish to keep the weapon’s tracer fire or Mastercraft effects, you’ll need to equip that Blueprint as the base before customizing. By doing this, you can keep the blue tracer fire, but use the attachment styles from a completely different weapon, making a weapon that’s entirely personalized to your style.

Treyarch said you can take your custom Blueprint “into your next match in both Multiplayer and Zombies.” Unfortunately, Raven Software are yet to implement this feature into Warzone. While you can create custom Blueprints for Modern Warfare’s weapons, you are not yet able to for Cold War’s weapons in Warzone.

With more Operator bundles and weapon Blueprints arriving in Cold War in the store and the Season 3 Battle Pass, there will be more and more weapon customization options as the seasons progress.

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Best ZRG 20mm loadout for Cold War Season 2

We’ve got the best attachments and perks to dominate with CoD: Black Ops Cold War’s new ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle.

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The ZRG 20mm is Black Ops Cold War’s most powerful Sniper Rifle, so here are the best attachments and perks to maximize its potential in Season 2.

The ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle is the final new weapon to be added to Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War in Season 2. This high-caliber bolt action rifle is a slow but powerful beast, capable of one-shotting enemies from any distance.

Although slower than the other bolt action Sniper Rifles, the ZRG 20mm is much more powerful. We’ve got the best attachments and perks you can run with it in Cold War Season 2, as well as a guide on how to unlock it.

Best ZRG 20mm attachments for Cold War Season 2

ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle in Black Ops Cold War
  • Barrel: Rapid Fire
  • Body: Tiger Team Spotlight
  • Ammunition: 5 Rnd
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip

You want to build the ZRG 20mm for speed, as its bullet velocity and damage are already incredible. You won’t be able to run around the map quickscoping effectively, but if you line up your shot, the enemy doesn’t stand a chance.

Although having more power than the other snipers, the ZRG is balanced through its low fire rate. It has a lengthy bolt animation, so the Rapid Fire barrel will vastly speed this process up.

As you’ll mostly be using this Sniper from distance, enemies will often blend into the environment. The Tiger Team Spotlight will mark enemies, allowing you to spot them even in the darkest corners.

The ZRG’s standard magazine only holds three rounds, so you want to equip the 5 Rnd magazine as soon as possible. This will allow you to take out more targets without affecting your ADS speed.

And finally, to improve your mobility while carrying this heavy weapon, the Airborne Elastic Wrap and Bruiser Grip are a great combination. You’ll have improved ADS and movement speed, allowing you to compete with the faster snipers on Cold War’s maps.

Best perks to run with the ZRG 20mm in Cold War Season 2

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We recommend running the ZRG 20mm with the Perk Greed Wildcard. You’ll be able to use six perks at once, allowing for much more versatility in your gameplay.

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Assassin & Gearhead
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Gung-Ho

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask combined are a powerful combo, making you almost invulnerable to all equipment that comes your way.

The second Perk slot doesn’t have many suited specifically for Snipers, but Assassin will allow you to get a score bonus for ending enemies’ killstreaks and Gearhead will quickly replenish your Field Upgrades.

Ghost will keep you hidden from Spy Planes, allowing you to take up a power position even if a UAV is in the air, and Gung-Ho allows you to swap weapons faster if you get caught at close range.

How to unlock the ZRG 20mm in Cold War Season 2

How to unlock the ZRG 20mm Sniper in Cold War

To get your hands on the ZRG 20mm in Cold War Season 2, you need to, “Using Sniper Rifles, earn 2 Longshot medals in 10 different matches.”

We have some top tips on how to earn these Longshots in our guide on how to unlock the ZRG 20mm in Cold War and Warzone.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s ZRG 20mm

If you haven’t unlocked the ZRG yet or would rather something with more speed, the Pelington and LW3 Tundra are the best options. If you want to dart around the map quickscoping, the Pelington is the weapon for you. However, if you want something more versatile and powerful at all ranges, the Tundra should be your go-to.


If you’re looking for maximum firepower in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer, you can’t go wrong with the ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle. It also packs a serious punch in Warzone, so you can check out our best ZRG 20mm Warzone loadout too.

Want to see where the ZRG ranks amongst Cold War’s other weapons? Check out our tier list of every weapon in Black Ops Cold War.

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Cold War April 9 patch notes: Gunsmith Customs & Rivas

Gunsmith Customs arrives in Black Ops Cold War.

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Treyarch has released a new Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold lWar on April 9.

This new Game Settings Update has enabled the new Gunsmith Customs feature to use in Black Ops Cold War. Gunsmith Customs allows players to mix and match attachments of Blueprints on weapons in the same weapon class. Players can save their Blueprints once they create the new one.

This feature has been available in Modern Warfare & Warzone for a while now, but the feature is now expanding to Black Ops Cold War.

The new Game Settings Update also added in a new Operator, Rivas, acquirable in the new Bundle in the Cold War & Warzone store.

Get the full details on what’s new from the Treyarch Blog:

GUNSMITH CUSTOMS: BUILD YOUR OWN BLUEPRINTS

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own Weapon Blueprints in Black Ops Cold War, your time has come. With today’s launch of Gunsmith Customs, players can now mix-and-match attachments from Weapon Blueprints of the same weapon type to create their very own Blueprints.

Jump into Create-a-Class to build your custom Blueprints, name and save your creations via Custom Mods, and take them into your next Multiplayer or Zombies match. Mash up your favorite Optic, Muzzle, Barrel, Underbarrel, Body, Magazine, Handle, and Stock attachments from your collection into whatever crazy combination you’d like!

RIVAS JOINS THE FIGHT

Karla Rivas, our final new Operator of Season Two, drops into Black Ops Cold War and Warzone today with her own Operator bundle. This bundle includes Rivas’s Epic “Smuggler” Operator Skin, two Legendary Weapon Blueprints, and an Epic Melee Weapon Blueprint, plus a Calling Card, Emblem, Weapon Charm, Wrist Accessory, and the brutal new “Between the Legs” Finishing Move.

After years of fighting against the Menendez Cartel, Rivas has honed her skills as a seasoned guerilla warfare specialist. Learn more about her backstory at the Call of Duty Blog, and check out the Rivas bundle today to drop in as this badass new Operator.

Dead Ops Arcade 3 also gets an update in Zombies today, with adjustments to XP and the Room of Judgment. Here’s what’s new in today’s update:

GLOBAL

Features

  • Gunsmith Customs
    • Players can now mix-and-match attachments from Weapon Blueprints of the same weapon type to create new Blueprints with Gunsmith Customs.
    • Create your own custom Blueprints in Create-a-Class, name and same your creations via Custom Mods, and take them into your next match in Multiplayer or Zombies.
    • Players can create up to 10 custom Blueprints per weapon.

Operators

  • Rivas
    • Rivas Operator bundle now available in the Store in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

ZOMBIES

Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • Gameplay
    • Additional XP adjustments.
    • Adjustment to boss selection in Room of Judgment for Solo adventurers.
    • Addressed an issue in Room of Judgment sequence where bosses were getting auto-killed before the timer expired.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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