Treyarch has provided first details on the next-generation support of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on their blog.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be a launch title for the PS5, when the console launches later this year.
The studio has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War support the new PS5 specific features including 3D audio and haptic feedback on the DualSense controller.
In addition, the game will support 120Hz on next-generation console (Xbox Series X, S, and PS5) and PC for reduced latency and more with ray-tracing.
The audio system is called the “Threat Priority Audio System”:
We’ve also incorporated a new Threat Priority audio system that dynamically assigns higher priorities to direct threats during a firefight, so you always hear what you need to be successful. Shots are louder and sound different when an enemy is firing toward you; directional footsteps help determine the proximity and position of your enemies above, below, and around; directional bullet cracks and bullet impacts let you know where the highest threats are located; and improved occlusion provides more detail about the direction and distance of events all around you. On top of all this, next-generation hardware supports awesome 3D audio features, like HRTF on the PlayStation®5.
In the heat of a Multiplayer shootout, these new audio systems more clearly communicate where the danger is coming from at all times. In a game where sound can sometimes mean all the difference between victory and defeat, players will have every bit of information they need to win based on their awareness, map knowledge, and talent.
On next-gen consoles, players can expect 120Hz support for reduced input latency and a smoother gameplay experience, and hardware-based raytracing will be possible on next-gen, along with DirectX raytracing on PC for more realistic lighting and shadow effects. And on the PlayStation 5, haptic feedback and HRTF 3D audio will provide the most tactile combat experience yet in a Black Ops game.
How to get the Ray Gun in Black Ops Cold War Zombies
Follow our easy guide to get your hands on the most powerful weapon in CoD: Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies modes.
You can’t have Call of Duty Zombies without having the most powerful weapon to feature in the franchise. The Ray Gun is back, and here’s how you can equip it in Black Ops Cold War.
It’s single-handedly the reason why so many Zombies players have lost thousands upon thousands of points to the Mystery Box. It’s the reason why Zombies players have been able to reach Level 100+ in Zombies. The Ray Gun is simply unstoppable – and you need it.
The fast rate of fire combines nicely with the gun’s supremely overpowered nature which probably makes the Ray Gun the most powerful weapon in CoD. Whether if it’s to blast a group of Zombies in a confined space in Die Maschine, or you need some serious crowd control in Cold War’s Outbreak mode.
Here are a few ways that you obtain your very own Ray Gun.
Where is the Ray Gun in CoD: Cold War Season 2?
Ray Gun Method #1 – Die Maschine Coffin Meme Easter Egg
An easy way to get yourself a Ray Gun is to complete Die Maschine’s Coffin Easter Egg. The viral meme was Black Ops Cold War’s first proper Zombies Easter Egg to do, and upon completion, gamers can earn some great rewards.
One of those rewards can be a Ray Gun, and although it’s not a guarantee by any means, this is an effective way to increase your chances of securing one. If you’re unsuccessful, you’ll still be rewarded with points and various other necessary resources.
You can read a full guide here on how to do the Coffin Dance Easter Egg.
Ray Gun Method #2 – Aether Crystals
When entering the Dark Aether, you will notice strewn about the place some shiny purple crystals emanating a mystical aura. You will want to make the most of your time in this realm by smashing as many of these as you can.
Aside from points, these crystals also have the ability to drop a free Perk or two, and if you’re really lucky – a Ray Gun. It’s extremely unlikely they will, but keep smashing and hope for the best.
Ray Gun Method #3 – Mystery Box
The original way of picking up a Ray Gun is still as tried and tested as its original appearance back in Call of Duty: World At War.
As usual, it’s the same as trying to earn the Jackpot on a slot machine, it could take you 5 spins, it could take you 50. But that’s a lot of points to be throwing away on probable Sniper Rifles and various other weapons useless for Zombie-killing.
If you’re later in the game and have points to spend, or just simply crave a Ray Gun, then find one of the Mystery Box locations.
Ray Gun Method #4 – Outbreak Golden Loot Chest
One of Outbreak’s exclusive ways of securing a Ray Gun are the very rare Golden Loot Chest’s that can only be obtained by completing a side mission.
Here’s how to find and complete the side mission:
- On your map, look for a symbol that looks like a cloud with a lightning bolt striking a chest
- Approach the chest and hold the prompted button to activate the side quest
- Lots of Zombies will now teleport into your location
- You need to keep killing them until they stop spawning
- Once you’re certain the area is clear, approach the Golden Loot Chest and hold the use button
- It will spew a host of rewards, including the Full-Power ability, and hopefully a Ray Gun
Image credits: Treyarch
Black Ops Cold War player uses bizarre Superman glitch to score a kill
An incredible bug in CoD: Cold War has been found that can turn players into Superman. One player did this to score an amazing kill.
Everyone has dreamed of being Superman at some point, and one Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War player was able to do just this thanks to an insane glitch.
CoD: Cold War has had its fair share of weird and wonderful moments that defy the physics and mechanics of the game. From leaving players quite literally legless to turning the game into Lord of the Rings, Cold War has had a few oddities.
But if you thought those were slightly peculiar, then you need to feast your eyes on this crazy glitch that saw one CoD: Cold War player take flight. Not only that, but they even had the audacity to capitalize on this by pulling off an unbelievable no-scope in midair.
The moment of madness comes courtesy of Reddit user OhhZio who took advantage of the truly freakish bug they encountered during a game of Black Ops Cold War.
During a game of Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, the player parachuted down as normal to deploy into Alpine, and they flew straight into a ladder.
They didn’t cling to it and ascend or descend to reach a part of the building, they instead jumped off and headed off in a different direction – parachute still engaged.
The next sequence was remarkable as the player was able to fly directly into several trees, bounce off of them, and gain elevation in doing so. They seemingly had the power of flight and took full advantage by quickly equipping their Sniper Rifle and delivering a killing blow to an enemy through a house window – whilst no-scoping.
The top comment for the clip said, “In all my years of playing and watching Call of Duty, this is the best clip I have ever seen.”
We’d be hard-pressed to disagree as the footage is fantastic, but it does raise a question as to why players are suddenly able to transform into Superman without donning his cape.
Whether this is a one-off or a repeatable bug, it’s probably something Treyarch will need to look into to avoid having a Fireteam lobby resembling the DC Universe.
Image credits: Treyarch
When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?
We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Cold War and Warzone Double XP event to help rank, weapon, and Battle Pass progression.
With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone, 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.
Every now and again CoD will throw out some awesome Double XP events that allow players to increase their earnings and level everything up faster. Season 2 of Cold War and Warzone has already provided lots of new content to help the race for XP, and now another ample opportunity is being offered.
This will be the final one for Season 2 as Season 3 is set to begin shortly.
How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 2
It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP promotional event will officially start on April 16 and will expire on April 19.
PlayStation players will actually get a head start on Xbox and PC players by a full 24 hours. Meaning that PlayStation users can start earning Double XP from April 15.
What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?
Here’s a full list of the event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:
- EST – 1pm
- CST – 12pm
- PST – 10am
- GMT – 5pm
Double XP will be available on Black Ops Cold War’s Multiplayer and Zombies, and all currently available playlists in Warzone.
As well as your player level, the boost will also apply to the Season 2 Battle Pass too.
These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, and this one is no different. It naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.
If you’ve got those last few items to clean up on the Battle Pass, or you’re a touch shy of Prestige Level 200, then this is a great opportunity to try and do just that.
Image credits: Treyarch / Activision
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