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Black Ops Cold War Level 1 through 55 Unlocks

Every unlock for the first 55 levels



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


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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Black Ops Cold War players call for more Modern Warfare style weapon conversions

Black Ops Cold War players are asking the developers to take inspiration from Modern Warfare by adding more weapon conversions to the game.



Battling players in Black Ops Cold War

Weapon conversions allow you to change how a weapon behaves in Modern Warfare drastically, and players are asking the developers to add more of them to Black Ops Cold War.

Modern Warfare had various weapon conversions that drastically altered how a weapon functions in combat. For example, the X16 came with different triggers to increase or decrease the rate of fire cap.

Balck Ops Cold War only has one conversion with Season 4’s C58, and players aren’t satisfied with that. Some of them are calling the devs to take some inspiration from what Modern Warfare did.

Cold War player fighting with C58

Reddit user Tsuikyit_The_VIP started a discussion about this in the Black Ops Cold War subreddit. They expressed their disappointment with the C58’s weapon conversion in the game.

“The 5.56 60 round drum completely takes away the 4HK potential and doesn’t change up any other stats,” wrote the user. “Much like the M4A1, it should’ve gotten a faster fire rate or reduced recoil to make up for the lack of a 5HK range, but it never got one.”

The Redditor then suggested that the devs should build off what Modern Warfare did by adding more weapon conversions to the game.

Many of the commenters agreed with this suggestion. Several players feel that the current selection of weapon alterations in Black Ops Cold War pales in comparison to what’s available in Modern Warfare.

“I don’t need 15 different optics choices on my weapons,” wrote one user. “Like, what am I gonna do with a sniper scope on my SMGs? Give me some .45 ACP ammo options or selector switch to fire my MX4 on 3 RND burst. “

Hopefully, the developers will continue to innovate the game as its lifecycle continues.

For more Black Ops Cold War, be sure to check out our article on the Field Mic glitch that gives players wallhacks or how to install the PS5 high-resolution texture packs for the first-person shooter.

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Crazy Cold War Field Mic glitch gives players wallhacks

A crazy new Field Mic glitch is allowing Black Ops Cold War players see enemies through walls in Season 4.



Field Mic in Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Black Ops Cold War players have discovered a crazy bug with the Field Mic Field Upgrade where it allows players to see through walls.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reloaded brought a ton of extra content to the game, most notably the Mauer Der Toten Zombies map and the OTs 9 SMG. However, it appears to have also brought a game-changing Field Mic glitch.

The Field Mic is a powerful Field Upgrade in Black Ops Cold War, picking up enemy sounds and displaying them on your minimap. However, a crazy bug now allows players to use it to see enemies through walls.

Black Ops Cold War Field Mic Field Upgrade

Reddit user alison_bee was the player to reveal this glitch. As they went prone beside a friendly Field Mic, they could see the outline of an enemy through the dish. This enemy was actually on the other side of a wall, essentially giving the player wallhacks.

We can only assume that this is a glitch and not an intended feature for the Field Upgrade. There’s also no way of knowing when this bug arrived in the game. It could have been there since launch, but it’s likely that someone would have noticed it earlier than now, so it probably arrived with Season 4 Reloaded.

It appears that this glitch doesn’t pop up every time, with one player saying that it only happens if you see the Mic glowing blue. Others said that thermals make Field Upgrades glow blue, and since alison_bee was using a thermal scope, this could have caused the glitch.

If this glitch becomes more widespread, it could become a real problem – especially in more tactical modes such as Search and Destroy. It’s possible that the Cold Blooded or Spycraft Perks will protect you from this exploit, but there’s no way of knowing for sure.

This post picked up a ton of traction on the Cold War subreddit, so it’s likely that it’s now on Treyarch’s radar. There’s no way of predicting when this will be fixed, but we’re fast approaching Cold War and Warzone Season 5.

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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.



cold war fighting on hijacked

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

crbr-s wonder weapon in cod zombies

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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