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Black Ops Cold War Level 1 through 55 Unlocks

Every unlock for the first 55 levels

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War offers unlocks through levels 1-55 or Military Ranks as part of its core progression system.

The new system combines with the Seasonal Prestige to offer players more ranks to climb through as they continue to play the game.

Each year, Call of Duty supplies players with an initial leveling system complete with unlocks. For Black Ops Cold War, these initial 55 levels are referred to as “Military Ranks”.

In this post, we’re highlighting all the unlocks you get per level as you climb through Level 1 through 55. You can see the complete set of unlocks in the video and text below:

Military Rank Unlocks

  • Level 1
    • Default Class 1 – 3
    • Care Package
    • Spy Plane
    • Attack Helicopter
  • Level 2
    • Default Class 4
  • Level 3
    • Default Class 5
  • Level 4
    • Create-a-Class
    • XM4
    • MP5
    • Stoner 63
    • Type 63
    • Pelington 703
    • 1911
    • CIGMA 2
    • Engineer (Perk)
    • Assassin (Perk)
    • Gung-Ho (Perk)
    • Proximity Mine (Field Upgrade)
    • Field Mic (Field Upgrade)
  • Level 5
    • Combat Bow
    • Speed Cola Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 6
    • Stimshot
  • Level 7
    • AK-47
    • Hauer 77
    • Custom Class 6 Slot
  • Level 8
    • Paranoia (Perk)
    • Shotgun Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 9
    • RC-XD
    • Energy Mine (Zombies)
  • Level 10
    • M16
  • Level 11
    • Cruise Missile
    • Dead Wire Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 12
    • Danger Close (Wildcard)
    • C4
  • Level 13
    • Milano 821
    • Knife
    • Custom Class 7
  • Level 14
    • Gearhead (Perk)
    • Artillery
    • Cymbal Monkey (Zombies)
  • Level 15
    • Trophy System (Field Upgrade)
    • Aether Shroud (Zombies)
  • Level 16
    • Krig 6
  • Level 17
    • Ghost (Perk)
    • Sentry Turret
  • Level 18
    • Smoke Grenade
    • Quick Revive Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 19
    • AK-74u
    • Custom Class 8
  • Level 20
    • Flak Jacket (Perk)
    • Armor
    • Pistol Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 21
    • Law Breaker (Wildcard)
    • Semtex
  • Level 22
    • RPD
  • Level 23
    • Scavenger (Perk)
    • Napalm Strike
    • Cyrofreeze Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 24
    • Assault Pack (Field Upgrade)
    • Healing Aura (Zombies)
  • Level 25
    • LW3 – Tundra
    • Custom Class 9
  • Level 26
    • Cold Blooded (Perk)
    • Tactical Rifle Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 27
    • Gunfighter (Wildcard)
    • Chopper Gunner
  • Level 28
    • AUG
  • Level 29
    • Molotov
  • Level 30
    • Sam Turret (SAM Turret)
    • Ring of Fire (Zombies)
  • Level 31
    • QBZ-83
    • Magnum
    • Custom Class 10
  • Level 32
    • Tactical Mask (Perk)
    • Sniper Rifle Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 33
    • Air Patrol
    • Stamin-Up Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 34
    • Gallo SA12
  • Level 35
    • Quartermaster (Perk)
    • Energy Mine Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 36
    • War Machine
    • Flashbang
  • Level 37
    • KSP 45
  • Level 38
    • Ninja (Perk)
    • Light Machine Gun Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 39
    • Jammer
    • Aether Shroud Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 40
    • FFAR 1
    • RPG-7
  • Level 41
    • Counter Spy Plane
    • Elemental Pop Skill (Zombies)
  • Level 42
    • Tomahawk
  • Level 43
    • Bullfrog
  • Level 44
    • Forward Intel
    • Assault Rifle Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 45
    • Perk Greed (Wildcard)
    • Healing Aura Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 46
    • M60
  • Level 47
    • Decoy
  • Level 48
    • Tracker
    • Brain Rot Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 49
    • DMR 14
    • Diamatti
  • Level 50
    • VTOL Escort
    • Melee Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 51
    • Gas Mine
    • Deadshot Daiquiri Skill (Zombies)
  • Level 52
    • M79
  • Level 53
    • Spycraft (Perk)
    • Ring of Fire Skills (Zombies)
  • Level 54
    • Gunship
    • Self Revive (Zombies)
  • Level 55
    • M82

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After reaching level 55, you will proceed into the seasonal prestige ranks, that will sync into Warzone and Modern Warfare come Season One of Black Ops Cold War.

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Top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts to use in Black Ops Cold War

Dominate your competition by selecting one of our top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts to use in CoD: Black Ops Cold War.

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Choosing the best weapon is an obvious but important decision in determining how you fare in Call of Duty. The Krig 6 has usurped most of the competition to become an Alpha in the pack, see what works for you with our top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts in Black Ops Cold War.

It would be silly to imply that one gun can essentially break the meta and turn you into an esports pro overnight. But a solid loadout can still go a long way to improving your performance in CoD.

The Krig 6 is a fantastic weapon that took longer than some other guns to earn the recognition it so rightly deserves. It’s an accurate killer that is more than capable of racking up a stupidly high kill count in any mode that it’s used in.

krig 6 being inspected in bocw

Run and gun loadout

When you want to get from A-B and kill from day-night.

This is suited to the mobile player that wants to move and maim in their groove.

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 15.5″ Contour
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Wire Stock

This class is perfectly set up for you to gallop around to your heart’s content. Given that you’re always on the move and don’t intend to stay in the same spot for too long, these attachments are best. Increased hip-fire accuracy gives you an advantage in a tight, sudden 1 vs 1. You’re now Sonic-like in your movement speed, aiming, your mag needs a lot of ammo, and that vertical recoil is more assisted.

Long-range loadout

Given that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s time-to-kill seems a bit longer, it can require a lot more consistency from you at range. Unless you’re wielding a sniper rifle and expertly popping off those old-school quickscopes, then you’ll need a bit more firepower.

  • Optic: Visiontech 2x
  • Muzzle: SOCOM Eliminator
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: SOF Target Destinator
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: SARS Jungle Grip
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock

With these attachments, you’re mostly balanced in the key stats needed to become a marksman. Foregoing the tensities and reflexes of close-range combat, you can now sit back and pick people off instead. Damage is increased over range and recoil is reduced, your bullets are concealed, and you can spot enemies quicker.

Stealth loadout

krig 6 loadout choices in bocw

Everyone needs a stealth loadout, especially for those quiet, heated games of Search & Destroy. Or if you’re an avid Hardcore player, then slapping a suppressor on is always a good way to capitalize on the increased damage.

  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Muzzle: Suppressor
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Again, trying not to make some stats too negative, this feels like a good way to move around your environment. Walking movement speed is increased a lot, but still gives you room to run if you need it. The suppressor will silence your bullets and the barrel makes up for the damage drop-off. This is a competent, quiet murder-machine.

Accurate loadout

Sometimes it’s all about being pinpoint accurate, isn’t it? Forget running faster than your legs can carry you to close in on the target, it’s about being able to ping a bullseye from one mile away, every time.

  • Optic: Visiontech 2x
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Rnd
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

The Visiontech Optic can work wonders for you if you can judge the difference between in-zoom and out of zoom. Also, the Airborne Elastic Wrap allows you to snap to your sight and provides massive flinch resistance, meaning you can still fire accurately whilst being filled with more holes than an old pair of socks. Add the reliable barrel, magazine, and much better recoil, and you have an accurate beast.

Our best loadout

soldier holding a krig 6 in bocw trailer

Finally, our own choice. Simply the attachments that we feel works best for the Krig 6 to make it an absolute monster of an assault rifle to use for any situation.

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Takedown
  • Body: Ember Sighting Point
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 RND
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Wire Stock

Well-rounded, literally aims to displease the enemy, and it will reward you with all the scorestreaks you could ever possibly ask for. The Krig-6 is a fantastic weapon and it can be used in so many different ways.

That concludes our top 5 best Krig 6 loadouts to use in Black Ops Cold War guide. Depending on your playstyle, one of these will surely work for you.

Image credits: Treyarch

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How to get massive Weapon XP in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Weapons are slower to level up in Cold War compared to previous titles, so here’s the fastest way to rank them up in Zombies.

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A Youtuber has discovered a way to level up weapons extremely fast in Black Ops Cold War Zombies.

For the first time, progression is tied across all game modes. No matter which mode you play, weapon rank will increase for use in multiplayer and Zombies.

Treyarch has added a double XP bonus until November 30, so you can rank up your guns much quicker. Players were earning too much Weapon XP in Zombies, so the developers reduced the amount of 2WXP earned.

The community was left frustrated after this, but YouTube channel Glitching Queen uploaded a video explaining how to get ‘massive weapon XP’ in Cold War Zombies.

Earn XP fast

Glitching Queen discovered that killing Zombies in rounds two and three will net you considerably more XP than any other round. As rounds progress, you actually earn continually fewer points. Players have reported that when in the high rounds, weapons no longer earn any XP.

First, if you are a PS4 or PS5 player, they recommend partying up with someone also on PlayStation to receive bonus XP. As part of Activision’s deal with Sony, if PS players are partied up, they will receive a ‘party boost’ where weapons are leveled up even faster.

The method below also works on Xbox consoles and PC, but it won’t be quite as effective.

When ranking a weapon from level 0-40, Glitching Queen recommends playing up to round five then backing out. This maximizes your playtime, so everything you do counts towards unlocking new attachments and Camo Challenges.

When your weapon level is in the high 40s and 50s, you should drop out of Zombies after completing round three. With the drop in XP after this round, it’s not worth playing on if your goal is to rank up your guns.

Repeatedly quit your Zombies game after the first few rounds and you’ll find your weapons ranking up much faster than playing multiplayer or Zombies traditionally. You won’t be able to beat any world-records, though.

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Black Ops Cold War dev confirms fix coming for Mastery camo bug

Cold War players have been unhappy with the appearance of the Mastery Camos, so Treyarch have promised a fix is coming soon.

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Treyarch has addressed issues with the appearance of the Mastery Camos in Black Ops Cold War, saying they are the result of a bug.

Dark Matter is a time-consuming and tricky grind. Weapons level up significantly slower in Black Ops Cold War than previous CoDs, and some weapons clearly outshine others. The most hardcore players are grinding to get their hands on Dark Matter, with some unlocking it just weeks after launch.

Fans have been disappointed with the appearance of the Mastery Camos, though. Except for Diamond, the unique camos only cover some parts of the weapons while leaving the rest plain. For the amount of time it takes to complete these challenges, you want to be able to show off your rare camo.

Treyarch is aware of this issue. On the Official Trello Board, Treyarch posted that they have also spotted the “unintentional changes to Mastery Camo display.”

Fixes coming soon

“After our most recent update, some weapons began to display certain Mastery Camo differently,” the Trello card read. “We are looking to release a fix for this is in our next major update.”

So don’t let the appearance put you off working towards the camos. Treyarch hasn’t given a concrete date for when we can expect the fix, but it’s likely to be soon.

With a 24/7 playlist of Nuketown ’84 and double weapon XP currently being in the game, more and more players will be unlocking Gold, Diamond, and Dark Matter over the coming weeks.

Treyarch also addressed other problems with camos and Challenges. If you resume the game from a suspended state, weapon camo and challenges may appear to be locked. If you restart your game, you will be able to see your correct progress.

The developers have also discussed the power of the Perk Flak Jacket.

This Perk allows you to survive a direct hit with an explosive. This makes it extremely difficult to get kills with launchers for the Mastery Camo challenges if a player is running Flak Jacket.

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