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Black Ops Cold War June 24 update patch notes: League Play rewards, playlist update, more

We have all of the exciting patch notes for the June 24 update that has rolled out for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War covered for you.

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Treyarch has rolled out a new update for Black Ops Cold War on June 24, and we have the patch notes covered for you.

Season 4 is officially underway in the world of Black Ops Cold War, and it has brought various new pieces of content for players to enjoy.

From the powerful Hand Cannon Scorestreak to a new Outbreak Zombies Easter Egg, Black Ops Cold War players have plenty to experience, but that has not stooped Treyarch from rolling out a new update for the popular first-person shooter on June 24.

Here is everything the Black Ops Cold War June 24 update patch notes have to offer:

Black Ops Cold War June 24 update patch notes

Black Ops Cold War June 24 update patch notes

COLLATERAL STRIKE 24/7 IS HERE

Get your fill of Season Four’s latest 6v6 maps in the new Collateral Strike 24/7 alongside Hijacked 24/7 this week in Multiplayer! Players can also jump into the new Amsterdam map in this week’s Gunfight Tournament featuring more exclusive rewards, as well as the return of Gunfight 3v3 Snipers Only in Quick Play.

We’ve also updated Custom Games to include One in the Chamber and Sticks and Stones, and our Multi-Team Moshpit playlist is back in Featured Playlists, now featuring Season Four’s new 40-player Sat-Link mode. And in Zombies, Cranked 2: No Time to Crank returns for players to go on a rampage in “Die Maschine” and “Firebase Z” as we count the days to the mid-season release of “Mauer der Toten,” our next round-based Zombies map.

NOTE: Players will need to download a new Black Ops Cold War update to get access to this week’s new Featured Playlists, as well as the new League Play rewards detailed below. This update will be available starting at 9AM PT / 12PM ET Thursday, June 24th.

Black Ops Cold War June 24 update patch notes

LEAGUE PLAY REWARDS

In-game cosmetic rewards can now be earned in League Play, starting today! Earn Placement Rewards by participating in Ladder Events, and Skill Division Rewards for winning 10 matches in your current Skill Division. Each Ladder Event placement type will award a Weapon Charm, Emblem, and Sticker when earned, and additional Weapon Charm, Emblem, and Sticker rewards can be unlocked in each of the five Divisions.

Watch for new milestone rewards coming to League Play later in Season Four, including exclusive Weapon Blueprints! Check out the patch notes below for the requirements for Placement Rewards and Skill Division Rewards.

Here’s what’s new since our last update:

MULTIPLAYER

Modes

  • One in the Chamber
    • Added to Custom Games playlists.
    • After dying, players should now always spectate in first-person before respawning.
  • Sticks and Stones
    • Added to Custom Games playlists.
  • Multi-Team Moshpit
    • New Sat-Link mode added to rotation.
  • Cranked Hardpoint
    • Added to rotation in Hijacked 24/7 and Nuketown 24/7 (June 21).
  • Hardcore Hardpoint
    • Added to rotation in Hardcore 12v12 Moshpit (June 21).

Featured Playlists

  • Gunfight Tournament [NEW]
  • Collateral Strike (24/7) [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Hijacked 24/7(Also available in Hardcore)
  • Nuketown 24/7(Also available in Hardcore)
  • Face Off 6v6(Also available in Hardcore)
  • Party Games
  • 12v12 Moshpit(Also available in Hardcore)
  • Multi-Team: Elimination
  • Multi-Team Moshpit (includes Sat-Link mode)

LEAGUE PLAY

League Play Rewards

  • Placement Rewards
    • Each Ladder Event placement type will now award a Charm, Emblem, and Sticker when earned:
      • Finish Top 25
      • Finish Top 10
      • Finish Top 5
      • Victory – Finish 1st
      • Hot Streak – 2 Consecutive 1st Place Finishes
      • Blazing – 3 Consecutive 1st Place Finishes
      • Diamond – 6 total 1st Place Finishes
  • Skill Division Rewards
    • Win matches in the Competitor, Advanced, Expert, Elite, and Master Divisions to earn Charm, Emblem, and Sticker rewards to represent your League Play skill:
      • Win 10 matches in the Competitor Skill Division
      • Win 10 matches in the Advanced Skill Division
      • Win 10 matches in the Expert Skill Division
      • Win 10 matches in the Elite Skill Division
      • Win 10 matches in the Master Skill Division

ZOMBIES

Weapons

  • Nail Gun
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the notification from appearing when unlocking the Nail Gun in Zombies (June 21).

Modes

  • Cranked 2: No Time to Crank
    • Added back to Zombies Featured Playlists.

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)

There is no doubt that plenty of players will have an exciting time experiencing everything the patch notes above are bringing to the popular first-person shooter, especially grinding their way to collecting and showing off their hard-earned League Play rewards.

For more Black Ops Cold War, check out what major change players want to see for the Nail Gun or our weapon tier list for Season 4, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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How to set up Custom Games in Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Use our in-depth guide to learn how to set up your own Custom Games in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 has many weapons and modes for you to experiment with. Here’s how you can set up your own Custom Game.

For many players, the thought of stepping foot into CoD’s multiplayer is a terrifying prospect, and a quick warm-up against AI or friends is necessary. Or perhaps you want to test out a new weapon to see how it handles, but a competitive match won’t do it justice. Then a handy Custom Game is just the thing that you need.

The limitless freedom is what makes a Custom Game so handy. Black Ops Cold War has an ever-increasing roster of weapons and maps for players to dive into. Season 4 and its Reloaded update has really fleshed out the game with Mauer Der Toten vastly expanding the Zombies universe and new multiplayer maps to enjoy.

So let’s go over Custom Games and how you can set them up privately.

How to make a Custom Black Ops Cold War game

player using an m16 in cold war multiplayer

Here is how you can set up a Custom Game for yourself in Black Ops Cold War:

  1. Boot up Cold War
  2. Head to the Black Ops Cold War lobby screen
  3. Select ‘Custom Games’ from the bottom left
  4. Go down until you find ‘Edit Game Rules’
  5. Click on ‘Settings’
  6. Manipulate them until you are satisfied

You can alter the details of the match by changing the time limit, the number of times you can respawn, and how long it takes to do so. You can also change the round score and mess around with some of the more advanced settings. These advanced options will give you even more control over how the game goes.

Generally, you can choose to play against other players, but only those who you want to invite. You can also choose to play with bots so you have a bit of practice before initiating a private game. If you want to simply get a feel for the loadout, then turn the bot difficulty down.

When you’re in a Custom Game, you can take your time and go through various new guns like the C58 and MG 82 LMG, use their attachments, and see how they affect your ability to play. You won’t have to worry about being shot by other rowdy players who would ruin your concentration and keep you focused on your own survival the entire time.

How to make a Custom BOCW Zombies game

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Setting up your own game of Zombies is generally very similar to the creation of a regular match.

Here is how you can set up a Custom Game for yourself:

  1. Open the Black Ops Cold War Zombies screen
  2. Press your right bumper or click on “Private” which is next to “Public”
  3. Create your own Custom Game

That’s it. It’s that simple. Now you can enjoy localized versions of Dead Ops 3, Die Maschine, Firebase Z, Outbreak, and Mauer Der Toten.

Where is the Custom Game button?

cod bocw custom match

During one of the Black Ops Cold War updates, many people became concerned that Custom Games had been removed altogether. The reality is that Treyarch inadvertently moves it further down every now and again.

Due to the addition of so many different playlist options, Custom Games have been relegated to the bottom of the pile. Simply keep scrolling down through the modes, and you’ll see that it’s still there.

That should cover everything you need to know about setting up a Custom Game in Black Ops Cold War.

Also, check out the best Outbreak loadout for CoD: Black Ops Cold War.

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How to get Warzone & Cold War Thrust Engine Blueprint

The Engine Thrust Blueprint has arrived in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, find out how to acquire it with our quick and easy guide.

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The Special Ops Pro Pack is a new bundle in Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War Season 4. It comes with many cool items, including the new Thrust Engine Blueprint, and our guide will show you how to get it.

Special skins and weapon Blueprints help to prolong longevity in Call of Duty as players get drawn to these stunning new cosmetics. Whether it’s running around looking like Rambo and John McClane, or wielding a gun that is a literal dragon, items like this keep people coming back.

The July 22, 2021 update saw some new bundles be added to the CoD store, one of which includes the glorious new Thrust Engine Blueprint.

Check our quick guide to see how you can grab it yourself.

Warzone & Cold War Thrust Engine Blueprint Guide: How to buy & price

Special Ops Bundle in CoD

The Thurst Engine Blueprint is a special weapon skin for the FARA 83 Assault Rifle, and it gives it a secretive black coating to go with Portnova’s new Roze-like skin.

To claim the bundle for yourself, you’ll just need to do the following:

  1. Boot up either ‘Black Ops Cold War’ or ‘Warzone’
  2. Head on over to the ‘Store’ tab
  3. Search through the Bundles until you see the ‘Special Ops Pro Pack’
  4. Select it, and use COD Points to purchase the bundle
  5. Now equip any items from the bundle you desire!

If you’re looking to buy it, the Special Ops Pro Pack will set you back $19.99 / £16.79

What items do you get with the Special Ops Pro Pack Bundle?

special pro pack contents

The main Operator skin and weapon Blueprint aren’t the be-all and end-all for everyone, so it’s important to know everything that comes with the bundle.

Here’s what you get with the Special Ops Pro Pack Bundle:

  • Hypersonic Operator Skin
  • Sound Barrier SMG Blueprint
  • Thrust Engine Assault Rifle Blueprint
  • Ace Pilot Calling Card
  • Challenge Coin Emblem
  • 2,400 COD Points

The COD Points are a decent part of this bundle as it can pay for more Bundles, or even pay for the Season 5 Battle Pass.

Also, check out the new CoD: Mobile Undead Siege Zombies game mode.

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Black Ops Cold War players call for major change to Special weapons

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War community is calling for Treyarch to make a major change to the Special weapons category.

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Cold War Special Weapons

Special weapons are some of the most unique and exciting items in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, but community members are calling for Treyarch Studios to make a major change to how they operate.

There are various categories of weapons that players can use to battle their enemies in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The game has the standard Assualt Rifles, SMGs, LMGs, Pistols, and more.

However, it also has a category known as Special weapons, which consist of unconventional weapons that allow players to collect some highlight and adrenaline-fueled kills.

While these weapons can be extremely powerful, Black Ops Cold War players have begun to call for a major change in how the Special weapons can be used in the game.

Black Ops Cold War Special Weapons

Taking to the official Black Ops Cold War subreddit, community member -Lusty- started a thread stating that they wished that the Special weapons had attachments players could equip like all of the other weapon categories in Cold War.

Many other players agreed as they wish there were attachments available for the Black Ops Cold War Special weapons that would allow them to change the playstyle of the weapons or offer new ways to use these items.

An example was given by community member springsight, who commented that they would like to see things like smoke rounds for the M97 Grenade Launcher.

“I want something that makes the launcher actually viable. Give me smoke rounds, flash rounds, semtex rounds, I just want to make things go boom :(.”

There is no doubt that the addition of attachments to the M97 Grenade Launcher, Ballistic Knife, Nail Gun, and R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow would make for even more exciting moments for Black Ops Cold War players to experience.

For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out how to play Season 4 Reloaded Multiplayer and Zombies content for free, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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