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Cold War July 1 update patch notes: Mauer der Toten tease, Double XP, & zombies fixes

Treyarch has rolled out the July 1 update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and we have all of the patch notes covered for you.

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Black Ops Cold War July 1 Update Patch Notes

Season 4 has been an exciting time for Black Ops Cold War players, and Treyarch is adding to the fun with the July 1 update that has some interesting things for the community to read in the patch notes.

There have been various changes to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War following the arrival of Season 4, such as the powerful Hand Cannon Scorestreak and major weapon buffs and nerfs.

However, there is plenty to be excited about regarding the upcoming Season 4 Reloaded update. It will bring the new Mauer der Toten Zombies map and other exciting items for players to enjoy.

Looking to help build up excitement for the new Zombies map and inject some new fun into the first-person shooter, Treyarch rolled out a new update on July 1, and we have all of the patch notes covered for you.

Black Ops Cold War July 1 update patch notes

Black Ops Cold War July 1 update patch notes

NUKEJACKED 24/7, COLLATERAL COMBINED ARMS 24/7 + MORE

Black Ops II fans, it’s coming home. The NukeJacked 24/7 playlist makes its debut this week in Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer, serving up a Moshpit of 6v6 respawn modes on Nuketown ’84 and Hijacked… all the time, anytime. If you’re looking for an even bigger hit of nostalgia, Throwback Moshpit returns with an expanded map selection as Hijacked joins Nuketown ’84, Raid, Express, and Standoff in the rotation.

Collateral Combined Arms 24/7 also launches this week for everyone to experience the biggest, wildest version of our newest 12v12 map. This Combined Arms incarnation of Collateral comes complete with land and air vehicles for both teams to commandeer, including the devastating Hind helicopter. If you’ve been looking for your chance to complete those unfinished vehicle-based Operator Missions and Season Challenges on your list, now’s your chance.

This week’s update also brings Gunfight Blueprints into the mix for 2v2 fans, along with Face Off 6v6 and 12v12 Moshpit returning in both Core and Hardcore modes. NukeJacked and Throwback Moshpit are also available for our Hardcore players, so there’s something new for everyone.

Black Ops Cold War July 1 update patch notes

“MAUER DER TOTEN” DRAWS NEAR

July is here, which means Season Four’s mid-point is fast approaching… and our next round-based Zombies map, “Mauer der Toten,” will be coming with it. The wait is almost over.

From last month’s official logo reveal and gameplay teaser video to early information on the map in our Season Four blog and Treyarch Special Broadcast, we’ve been dropping a steady stream of intel for fans to sink their teeth into.

If you’ve been keeping up with our social channels, you’ve also seen the state of Berlin after the recent undead invasion, Omega Group’s plans to keep the truth hidden from the public, and Colonel Kravchenko’s true motivation behind capturing the Requiem strike team for his own ends. We even sat down with the voice behind Samantha Maxis to catch up on the Dark Aether story in our extended interview with Julie Nathanson. But there’s still more to come.

Keep watching our channels in the coming days for intel on some of the new Omega technology you’ll get your hands on in “Mauer der Toten,” a sneak peek at our next upgradeable Zombies Perk, and more. See you then.

FOUR-DAY 2XP + 2WXP WEEKEND

Independence Day festivities kick off stateside this weekend, and we’re partying down with an extended four-day Double XP + Double Weapon XP Weekend! No matter how you’re celebrating, please be safe, have fun, and enjoy the grind.

Here’s a look at what’s new since our last update:

GLOBAL

Operators

  • (June 28) Restored the “Skyhook” Operator Skin for Park in the PlayStation® Combat Pack after addressing a related stability issue.

MULTIPLAYER

Featured Playlists

  • NukeJacked 24/7 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Collateral 24/7 (Combined Arms) [NEW]
  • Throwback Moshpit [NEW] (Now includes Hijacked; also available in Hardcore)
  • Gunfight Blueprints
  • Face Off 6v6(Also available in Hardcore)
  • Party Games
  • 12v12 Moshpit(Also available in Hardcore)
  • Multi-Team: Elimination
  • Multi-Team Moshpit

ZOMBIES

Weapons

  • Nail Gun
    • Addressed an issue that prevented aim assist from working as expected on the Pack-a-Punched version of the Nail Gun.
    • (June 25) Topography weapon camo challenges now properly for the Nail Gun.

Stability

  • (June 25) Fixed a stability issue related to the Hellhound and Plaguehound enemy tracking.
  • (June 25) Addressed an issue where the scoreboard would not appear after Exfil, Game Over, or ending the game. This also addressed a rare issue where the player could fall out of the helicopter after an Exfil.

Outbreak

  • (June 25) New Zombies tracks unlocked by the “Unknown Signal” World Event now appear in the Music Player.

Dead Ops Arcade

  • (June 25) Addressed an issue where treasure would spawn less than normal from chests and in the world.

Featured Playlists

  • Outbreak
  • Firebase Z
  • Die Maschine
  • Cranked 2: No Time to Crank
  • Dead Ops Arcade: First Person
  • Dead Ops Arcade
  • Onslaught (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Collateral (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Containment (PlayStation)

While the Cold War July 1 update patch notes are not bringing a plethora of action-packed additions to the popular Call of Duty game, there is no doubt that players will be able to enjoy what this latest update is bringing over the course of the next couple of days.

For more Black Ops Cold War, check out the major issue that Zombies players are trying to resolve, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Black Ops Cold War players call for devs to add custom emblems

Some Black Ops Cold War players are asking the developers to introduce a fan-favorite system from previous Treyarch titles.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has done a pretty good job at making people feel nostalgic about previous Treyarch titles, but some players are now asking for the classic custom emblem system.

From remastered maps to classic weapons, Treyarch’s latest Call of Duty has stayed true to its Black Ops roots, giving players who are familiar with the franchise a sense of comfortability.

One thing Treyarch is yet to bring back to the series is the infamous custom emblems, which allowed players to create their own individual emblems to show off.

Reddit user AllergicToAnime put a post up expressing the wish for custom emblems to return while also giving their reasons.

Black Ops Cold War has taken on a seasonal format with its integration with Warzone. This means that players are given emblems in the season passes, which can be various things.

black ops cold war season pass emblems

The argument is that these season pass emblems aren’t creative enough for players to express themselves, wanting more for player identification and customization.

Of course, the custom emblems from previous Black Ops games were fairly controversial, as players would often create things a little too explicit.

Some in the post’s comments are even against them returning, claiming that these custom emblems are a “double edged sword,” with some choosing to create inappropriate images.

However, the detail and creativity that players could get out of the mechanic were quite incredible, creating detailed pieces of art or even just simple personalized symbols.

However, there are also some in the comments who agree too, as one stated: “Those were the days man I used to love the custom emblems back in the day.”

Hopefully, if they do bring it back, they can moderate it and prevent people from using it for negativity.

For more on Call of Duty, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on Black Ops Cold War players wanting to see an Olympics-inspired weapon.

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Black Ops Cold War players want to see an Olympics-inspired weapon

Black Ops Cold War players have suggested Treyarch add a brand-new Olympics-themed weapon to celebrate the worldwide competition.

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Cold War Stone Operator with Olympics logo

With the Olympics in full swing, Black Ops Cold War players have suggested Treyarch add some in-game items to celebrate the competition, namely a brand-new weapon.

After being postponed, Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics has finally begun. Call of Duty often releases items and hosts events to tie in with worldwide competitions and celebrations, such as 2020’s Games of Summer event and the soccer skins for the Euros.

A Black Ops Cold War fan has suggested that a new Olympics-inspired weapon would be the perfect fit for Call of Duty, and players are loving the idea.

Nail Gun in Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Alongside the realistic firearms that make up Call of Duty’s arsenal, there are also some weird and wacky additions. For example, Cold War and Warzone Season 4 added a Nail Gun to take down your opponents with.

Reddit user bobbobaran suggested that the Biathlon Rifle should be added to the game to celebrate the Olympics. Although not the military-grade tool that CoD fans are used to, it’s no stranger than a Nail Gun.

The Biathlon Rifle is an ultra-lightweight bolt action rifle that’s used for target shooting in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. It fires .22LR rounds which are extremely common and used in a wide variety of weapons. While not as powerful as the ZRG 20mm, for example, Treyarch can adjust the stats to make it competitive.

Olympian Tina Bachmann using Biathlon Rifle

Players were unsure what category this Olympics weapon could fall into – Special Weapon, Tactical Rifle, or Sniper Rifle? This would all depend on how it would be balanced. It could work as both a fast-firing quickscoping machine or a highly accurate long-range sniper.

Will we ever see the Biathlon Rifle in Call of Duty? It’s impossible to say. But at the very least, it could become a Blueprint for one of the existing Sniper Rifles.

For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out everything we know about the upcoming Season 5 update.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Lightweight and compact, the QBZ 83 is one of Cold War Season 4’s most understated weapons with the right loadout & attachments.

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Player using the QBZ 83 in Cold War

Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War has seen a number of weapons come to the forefront, and with the right attachments and perks, the QBZ-83 Assault Rifle can potentially hold its own.

Throughout the lifespan of Cold War, incredible weapons like the XM4, MP5, and AK-74u have dominated the meta, with many opting to use them over any other gun in the game.

Other guns have come into the fold to further broaden horizons with the outrageously powerful LC10 making a strong case for being the meta gun. With the right loadout and class setup, the QBZ can be the perfect gun for players looking to take on enemies at range, without sacrificing the ability to move around the map at speed.

Here’s everything you need to turn the QBZ-83 into a devasting weapon in your arsenal.

Best Cold War Season 4 QBZ-83 attachments

QBZ 83 in Black Ops Cold War gunsmith
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 13.7″ Cavalry Lancer
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Handle: Quickdraw Handle
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Pairing the Muzzle Brake 5.56 with the Foregrip is important for control, as this will reduce both the horizontal and vertical recoil and make it much easier to hit your shots.

With the QBZ-83 acting as a mobile AR, the Quickdraw Handle will be the perfect accessory to help you aim down sights quickly while you’re rotating around the map.

Finally, once you’ve found your target and started to fire, you’ll want to be able to keep your crosshairs on your enemy while you shoot. This is where the Tactical Stock comes in, as it improves the stability of the weapon.

Best perks to use with Cold War Season 4’s QBZ-83

Tactical Mask perk
  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Tactical Mask is a must in Black Ops Cold War, and with the QBZ-83 allowing you to move around the map faster than other Assault Rifle players, you’ll likely find yourself in the middle of stuns and flashes fairly regularly.

Scavenger is useful to keep your ammo replenished as the QBZ-83 has one of the faster rates of fire in its class, while Ghost will keep you hidden from enemies’ pesky UAVs.

How to unlock the QBZ-83 in Cold War Season 4

qbz-83 being held up in the air

If you want to have a go with the QBZ-83, then you’ll simply need to reach Level 31, and it will become yours to equip.

Once you’ve done that, then you can go about unlocking every single attachment for it to equip the right ones for the job.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s QBZ-83 SMG

qbz-83 gunsmith options

If you’ve experimented and feel like the QBZ-83 isn’t for you after all, then there are perfectly acceptable replacements should you need them.

The Swiss K31 is fun for quickscoping, the KSP 45 is a weapon reborn in Cold War, and the Krig 6 remains a veritable destroyer of CoD lobbies.


That’s the QBZ-83 sorted for you in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer. Also, see our tier list of every weapon in Black Ops Cold War to see where we rank them all, and if you enjoy battle royale, then check out our ranking of every Warzone weapon.

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