Treyarch has released a new Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on March 4.
As Season 2 continues in Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch has released new playlists and store bundles for players to checkout in MP & Zombies.
The update includes the new Rapid Fire Moshpit playlist in Black Ops Cold War MP, alongside the Maxis Operator bundle in the in-game store. For Zombies fans, Dead Ops Arcade is now available to play in First Person mode.
Here’s a look at what’s included in the Maxis Operator Bundle, available now:
And here’s the full details on what’s new in the March 4 game settings update from Treyarch blog:
Rapid Fire Moshpit launches for the first time in Multiplayer today, along with the debut of Dead Ops Arcade: First Person in Public matches in Zombies! We’ve added new stability improvements in Outbreak, along with some UI adjustments, a fix for Frenzied Guard in Zombies, and more. Face Off is also moving to Quick Play to make some more room in the Featured Playlist menu in Season Two.
For all you adrenaline junkies looking to run-and-gun in MP this week, the new Rapid Fire Moshpit is definitely your tempo. Jump in and play a mix of respawn modes on our smallest, fastest maps with non-stop radar sweeps, Ghost Perk disabled, and shorter wait times between matches so the action never slows down.
We’ve also got an entirely new experience for Zombies fans with Dead Ops Arcade: First Person, now available in Featured Playlists for the first time! Squad up and face off against over 60 rounds of undead armies from throughout the history of Zombies, all completely in first-person.
As an added bonus, you’ll unlock tracks from Dead Ops Arcade 3’s original soundtrack to play in the Music Player as you progress further into the game! Grab your friends, shoot for the top of the leaderboards, and go rescue a chicken or two.
Here’s what’s new in today’s update:
- Rapid Fire Moshpit [NEW]
- Modes: TDM, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint.
- Maps: Apocalypse, Nuketown ’84, Crossroads Strike, Raid, Express, Garrison.
- Custom rules: Constant radar sweep throughout the match, Ghost Perk disabled, and shorter wait times between matches.
- Gun Game
- Apocalypse 24/7
- Nuketown 24/7
- Snipers Only Moshpit
- Prop Hunt
- Addressed an issue where the Quick Play tab would sometimes overlap with the lobby button beneath it.
- Addressed an issue where the Quick Play button and Select Map button could both show as highlighted.
- Dead Ops Arcade: First Person [NEW]
- Play Dead Ops Arcade 3 entirely in first-person perspective with up to 4 total players.
- Firebase Z
- Die Maschine
- Dead Ops Arcade
- Onslaught (PS4/PS5)
- Onslaught Apocalypse (PS4/PS5)
- Onslaught Nuketown (PS4/PS5)
- Added various stability fixes related to Objectives and vehicles.
- Addressed an issue where the split version of the Megaton HVT could die without taking damage.
- Addressed an issue where Megaton would not split after taking Shatter Blast explosive damage when its health was very low.
- Addressed an issue where the “Reward Available” UI would sometimes overlap with the Trial Timer on the HUD.
- Field Upgrades
- Addressed an issue that caused Plaguehounds to become invulnerable after they attacked a player using upgraded Frenzied Guard.
When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?
We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 5 Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and Battle Passes.
With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone in Season 5, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.
XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 has already offered Double XP since it started, allowing players to level up the various aspects of the game faster. It’s now time for another one where players will be able to level up all of the new content at a much faster pace.
How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 5
It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double Weapon XP promotional event will be for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War and will officially start on September 24 and conclude on September 27.
This event will help players earn plenty of extra XP to level up during Season 5 of the popular Call of Duty games.
What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?
Here’s a full list of the Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:
- EST – 1:00 PM
- CST – 12:00 PM
- PST – 10:00 AM
- GMT – 5:00 PM
These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.
Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard, including its release date, gameplay, and more.
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Best AK-47 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5
The AK-47 Assault Rifle is extremely powerful in Cold War Season 5, and these are the attachments and Perks to make the perfect loadout.
As with every Call of Duty game, the AK-47 is a tank of an Assault Rifle with some exciting but manageable recoil. Here is how you can make the best Cold War AK-47 loadout in Season 5.
In a game primarily defined by the strength of its SMGs such as the TEC-9 and LC10, Cold War does boast some quality Assault Rifles with a quick time-to-kill. You’ll need some awesome firepower in Season 5.
The firepower of the AK-47 has never been in question, and it has become even more powerful as the season progress. Following Season 5 Reloaded, the AK remains one of the best choices available, and our AK-47 loadout will see to the choppy recoil and make the gun a great addition to your loadout.
- Best AK-47 loadout attachments for Cold War
- Best Perks to run with the AK-47 in Cold War
- Most recent AK-47 buffs & nerfs in Cold War
- How to unlock the AK-47 in Cold War
- Best alternatives to Cold War’s AK-47
Best AK-47 loadout attachments for Cold War Season 5
- Muzzle: Suppressor
- Barrel: 20″ Liberator
- Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
- Magazine: 40 Rnd
- Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
Given how potent the AK-47 is on its own in Black Ops Cold War, we think you’ll only need five attachments, so we would recommend selecting Perk Greed as a Wildcard.
The AK-47 has pretty clean iron sights, so you’re safe to leave the irons and add a barrel attachment instead. We recommend the 20″ Liberator for an all-important boost to its bullet velocity. Buffs in Cold War Season 5 also reduced the Suppressors bullet velocity penalty, so it’s well worth using on your AK-47.
One of the biggest things we’re trying to secure for the AK is its accuracy and recoil, and the Spetsnaz Grip is one of the most significant ways to lock it down. The GRU Elastic Wrap offers a healthy boost to ADS to improve its speed and mobility, and the 40 Rnd mag allows us some spare shots.
Best Perks to run with the AK-47 in Cold War Season 5
- Perk 1: Tactical Mask & Flak Jacket
- Perk 2: Assassin & Gearhead
- Perk 3: Ghost & Gung-Ho
With Perk Greed, you have six options to choose. The AK-47 is strong at all distances, especially with the extra bullet velocity the barrel provides.
Tactical Mask will prevent non-lethal equipment from disrupting you, and Flak Jacket provides the usual immunity to explosives – a regular occurrence in Cold War.
Assassin is fantastic for extra points, and Quartermaster lets you use more equipment to stop people sneaking up on you.
Ghost is a universally loved perk that hides you from radar, and Gung-Ho is useful for extra mobility and a quick weapon switching if your ammo runs dry.
Most recent AK-47 buffs & nerfs in Cold War
The AK-47 was last directly buffed back in Season 4 when its Suppressor attachments’ behavior was changed.
- Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 13%.
- Increased range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 25% to 27%
How to unlock the AK-47 in Cold War
Reach Level 7, and you’ll be using be brandishing this classic weapon in no time at all.
Best alternatives to Cold War’s AK-47
If you feel that the AK-47 isn’t for you, give our LC10 loadout a try to see if mobility and an exhilarating rate of fire are for you. Or, you could use the ever-powerful Krig 6 to dominate enemies over range.
You can check out where the AK-47 ranks amongst the other guns in our Black Ops Cold War Season 5 weapons tier list.
For tips and tricks to dominate your enemy on every Black Ops Cold War multiplayer map, you can check out our guides below.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
Hardcore Cold War Outbreaks Zombie mode: No health regen or minimap
The Numbers Event has welcomed a new twist on Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak game mode, find out all the changes here.
Black Ops Cold War Outbreak fans have been given a new challenge by Treyarch as the new hardcore variation has arrived in Season 5. The limited-time mode has interesting twists on the regular format, and we have them all here for you.
Here’s everything we know about the new hardcore Outbreak Survival mode in Black Ops Cold War Season 5.
What is Outbreak Zombies hardcore mode in Cold War?
As with normal hardcore variations of standard Call of Duty game modes, the new hardcore Outbreak mode takes away useful resources from the player.
An informative Tweet from the official Treyarch Twitter account revealed all the differences between normal Outbreak and the hardcore variation.
Here are the key points concerning Cold War’s hardcore Outbreak mode:
- Health regen disabled
- Scavenge for food to survive
- Start with a 1911 pistol
- No mini-map, overhead map, or Blueprints
- Survive as long as you can!
The biggest factors now are the lack of any health regeneration and no maps to guide you around the mission areas.
How long is hardcore Outbreak Zombies in Black Ops Cold War for?
It seems like players will need to cram as many games in as they can in the next month as the presence of the hardcore mode won’t last that long.
It’s expected that once The Numbers Event concludes, so will the Outbreak LTM. Meaning, hardcore Outbreak will be leaving on Tuesday, October 5.
Hopefully, you can get as many games in as possible before the game mode leaves Cold War as we approach the game’s, presumably, sixth and final season.
Also, stay caught up on all the latest news and guides for Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
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