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Black Ops Cold War Loadout system: Gunsmith, Wildcards, & more

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Create-A-Class system looks to combine Pick 10 with Modern Warfare system into one. 

It’s a different system than what fans have seen before, as it tries to take the best of Pick 10 and MW’s system and combine it into one holistic system for this title. 

Treyarch is bringing new variation for how classes can be crafted for the best way for each player to play. 

Players have the choice to pick a Primary Weapon, Secondary Weapon, one tactical equipment, one lethal equipment, one Field Upgrade, three Perks, and a Wild Card as the base way to create a class.

Let’s breakdown the different key features. 

Gunsmith

The Gunsmith system also returns from Modern Warfare allowing users to build out how they want attachments to create the weapon for them to use in game. There are 7 different attachment slots to pick for each weapon, and the attachments have an unlock and upgrade path similar to Modern Warfare. 

The standard amount of attachments you can pick is 5. 

We did not get to see the camo selection in action, or how players can unlock camos in Black Ops Cold War. 

Weapons have their own progression level system, similar to Modern Warfare, and leveling up the weapons will unlock more attachments in each category.


Players can pick the following attachment slots for each weapon: 

  • Optic
  • Muzzle 
  • Barrel 
  • Under-barrel 
  • Body 
  • Stock
  • Magazine
  • Handle 

Wildcards 

Black Ops Cold War also features Wildcards that allow players to change up some of the rules in the create a class to add in different system variations that exist. 

One of the Wildcards, which is Gunfighter, allows you to equip 1 attachment per every single attachment slot in Gunsmith for the primary weapon. 

Here’s a the Wildcards in the Alpha build: 

  • Danger Close – Equip extra lethal and tactical equipment, and start with max ammo 
  • Law Breaker – Equip any weapon in either slot and equip any perks 
  • Gunfighter – Unlocks 3 additional attachments slots of your primary weapon 
  • Perk Greed – Equip 3 extra perks 

Field Upgrades

Field Upgrades also return from Modern Warfare and can be activated (on PS4) by pressing L1 + R1. 

There were four Field Upgrades available in the Alpha build of Black Ops Cold War. 

Here’s what the options are: 

  • Proximity Mine – Throwable mine, explodes shortly after one enemy runs or drives over it. Can be avoided by crouching. Destroys any vehicle that runs over it. 
    • Recharge Time: 2:00 
  • Sam Turret – Launches missiles at enemy air scorestreaks and player-piloted helicopters.
    • Recharge Time: 3:45 
  • Jammer – Creates an electronic disruption field, disabling enemy Field Upgrades and degrading enemy mini-map information. 
    • Recharge Time: 2:30 
  • Field Mic – Deploys a recording device that highlights enmity sounds on your mini-map 
    • Recharge Time: 3:15 

All in all, Treyarch is trying to combine the best of Black Ops and Modern Warfare class selection into one here in the game.

In terms of our impressions from our hands on experience, it seemed like majority used the Gunfighter Wildcard to unlock 7 attachment slots for the primary weapons instead of just 5. The class system is interesting, but also a little confusing if you’re new to Call of Duty. Lots to learn, and a lot of ways to put this together to make it work for you. 

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies reveal date confirmed

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World Reveal of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode is set for Wednesday, September 30 at 10AM PT.

As part of the continued PawnTakesPawn easter egg, content creators went through the entire hunt on the website to find new links, images, and more.

Now, the final link appears to have been found. The URL is /truthbomb.

The URL says “10AM PT SEPTEMBER 30TH” and tells fans to go to Call of Duty Youtube’s channel at that time to see a new video.

The site also has a 7 second teaser video for the upcoming Zombies reveal trailer, as seen below:

Get ready for the Zombies World Reveal.

So far, there’s been a few teasers released since the game’s announcement about what the Zombies mode will be about. Zombies fans have been eagerly waiting for a full reveal, and it’s almost time to get a first look at what Treyarch’s team has been cooking up.

Check on Sept. 30 for the latest news on Zombies.

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Black Ops Cold War PS4 alpha most popular COD PS4 alpha or beta ever

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Activision has announced that the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PS4 Alpha was the most popular PS4 alpha or beta in Call of Duty history.

The announcement came in a tweet from the company, revealing that the PS4 alpha was the most downloaded.

The did not provide the number of downloads the Alpha had.

“Thanks to our players for making last week’s Black Ops Cold War Alpha the most downloaded PS4 alpha or beta in Call of Duty history.”

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PS4 Alpha was available for one weekend only, only on PS4 as part of Activision’s and PlayStation’s agreement.

Next up is the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta, which is set to begin on October 8.

Beta Schedule:

  • Weekend 1 —  PlayStation 4 Exclusive 
    • Early Access Begins: October 8
    • Open Beta Begins: October 10
    • Weekend 1 Ends: October 12
  • Weekend 2 — Beta on PS4, Xbox One, and PC 
    • Early Access for Xbox & PC (PS4 Open Beta) Begins: October 15
    • Open Beta Begins: October 17
    • Open Beta Ends: October 19

Stay tuned for updates on the Open Beta.

SOURCE: Call of Duty

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New Black Ops Cold War Zombies teasers found

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Zombies fans, strap in…

The PawnTakesPawn site continues to provide some exciting updates as we work towards the reveal of the Black Ops Cold War Zombies reveal.

Earlier this week, content creators received a package that led them to new PawnTakesPawn URL sites, which continued to unlock more secrets each day of the week.

Now, on Friday, Sept. 25, the easter egg hunt has led to a new URL site that showcases three new images of Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode.

Here’s the new images of Zombies, found on this site:

The next step of the Zombies Teaser is set to continue on September 28 at 12PM ET, per the PawnTakesPawn.

Here’s the site to go for this, where two more codes will be needed to unlock the next step of secrets.

This is the second teaser for Black Ops Cold War Zombies. The first was a 10 second video shown at the end of the MP Reveal trailer back on September 9.

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