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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

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.

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 unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe is a melee weapon that was seen in Black Ops Cold War. Here’s how you can unlock it for yourself.

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A brand-new melee weapon has been seen in Black Ops Cold War and here’s everything you need to know about the Scythe, including how to unlock it.

It can be fun to rack up kills from a distance with an Assault Rifle after hopping into a game of Black Ops Cold War, and sometimes it’s more exciting to use a melee weapon to battle your enemies up close.

Treyarch accidentally released the Scythe melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War in a surprise update on June 6. Here are the unlock challenges the Scythe appeared with for both Multiplayer and Zombies.

How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe was accidentally added to Black Ops Cold War on June 6, 2022, and tasked players with melee-based challenges to unlock it. Unfortunately, this was accidental so it has now been removed from the game, but it should arrive soon.

Despite being removed, we expect the unlock challenge to be the same. Here’s how to unlock the Scythe in both Multiplayer and Zombies:

  • Multiplayer – Using a Melee weapon, get 2 kills while Ninja or Dead Silence are active in 15 different completed matches.
  • Zombies – Using a primary Melee weapon, kill 200 enemies while Insta-Kill is active.

Completing 15 multiplayer matches will take some time, so you might be faster jumping into a game of Zombies.

The in-game description says that the Scythe is a “quick swinging” two-handed melee weapon that allows you to “reap a bountiful harvest by cutting down all who stand in your path.”


For more Black Ops Cold War, you can check out how to unlock the UGR SMG as well as the best controller settings.

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Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

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The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.

Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.

The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.

If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.

Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments

  • Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.

Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.

Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.

Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment

  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stimshot

We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.

Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.

In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.

How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War

To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR

Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.


For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.

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Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”

On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”

The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.

How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone

Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.


The Nikita AVT and M1916 have also arrived in Warzone with Season 3, so you can check out how to unlock the new Assault Rifle and Marksman Rifle.

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