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Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition for next-gen priced higher

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Activision has confirmed that the Standard Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on next-gen will be priced higher than the current-generation standard editions.

For almost 15 years now, standard editions of games have been $59.99 for players, with almost all companies offering higher and premium editions for different prices.

Activision has now confirmed they will be increasing the price of the Standard Edition of next-generation games for their franchise starting with call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The “Standard Edition” for Next-gen will include a copy for current-gen users who want to play on that version too.

Standard PS5 or Xbox Series X Edition ($69.99 USD MSRP): Includes the Xbox Series X or PS5 version of the game.

For fans interested in buying Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War digitally, you can get the Cross-Gen bundle which includes both the current-gen and next-gen version of the game.

Learn more about the different editions of Black Ops Cold War here.

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How to disable Adaptive Triggers for Black Ops Cold War on PS5

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Black Ops Cold War’s integration of the PS5 DualSense controller has been seamless. But despite how incredible the adaptive triggers make firing guns feel, the effects don’t quite translate to multiplayer – here’s how to fix that.

One of the PlayStation 5’s fantastic new features that makes it feel truly next-gen is the new adaptive triggers that are on the new DualSense controller. They make games feel more interactive and especially make CoD feel far more immersive.

The minor caveat that comes with this for Black Ops Cold War is that the unique feeling of squeezing the trigger doesn’t translate as well to the online. In fact, it can actually hamper your performance and make you play worse.

Turning off the DualSense’s Adaptive Triggers in BOCW

ps5 controller adaptive triggers

They’re honestly sensational to use in something a bit more casual like the campaign, but the truth is that most people have built up anywhere between 5-20 years of FPS muscle memory. Firing a gun usually comes at the tap of a button.

Read More: 5 top tips and best spots to dominate Nuketown ’84 in Black Ops Cold War

When you’re in a competitive online environment, we found that it was so easy to press the R2 button – as we would’ve done on the PS4 – and realize that not enough pressure had been applied.

Furthermore, the thundering resistance of the triggers feels great, but the additional force required can lead to a fatigued finger believe it or not. So we decided to turn them off, and the way to do it is quite straightforward.

  1. Pause the game
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Remain on the Controller tab
  4. Scroll down until you get to Trigger Effect
  5. Disable it
  6. Exit to save the changes

Now your settings are back to being like any Call of Duty ever made. We understand how innovative and groundbreaking this new reactive feedback is, so if you feel like you want to make the most of the new technology, then by all means keep/turn it back on – especially for non-online stuff.

Whether you’ve turned it on or off, we hope this guide helped, and hope you have a setup that suits your feel for the game and that benefits you the most.

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Original Woods actor mocks Black Ops Cold War’s ‘onion’ line

The original actor for Frank Woods, who was replaced ahead of Cold War, has uploaded a video making fun of a silly line from the new game.

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James C. Burns, the actor who had played Woods for a decade before replaced, has been making fun of a strange line from Cold War’s campaign.

In the mission ‘Echoes of a Cold War,’ Mason and Woods are stealthily traversing a snowy mountainside. When they approach some enemies, the conversation goes like this:

  • Woods: “We do this quiet, Mason.”
  • Mason: “Yeah, you’re the expert in quiet.”
  • Woods: “I’m a goddamn onion, Mason. You should know that.”

We believe Woods is trying to say he has layers, but we’re not sure. This line has led to many memes and jokes.

James C. Burns, who was replaced by Damon Victor Allen for Black Ops Cold War, joined in on the fun. In a video uploaded to his YouTube channel, Burns read famous Woods lines, replacing some of the words with ‘onion.’

For example, instead of the classic line, “See that Hind? We’re gonna take it,” he says: “See that onion? We’re gonna peel it.” Burns can hardly say some of the lines for laughing.

A Reddit user edited the best bits from Burns’ video over the top of footage from the games. You can watch it here:

Burns replaced

Burns expressed disappointment at not being offered the role of Frank Woods in Cold War. In another video on his YouTube channel, he responded to fans questioning why he’s no longer playing the character.

Burns doesn’t know why he wasn’t asked back, especially when the game is a direct sequel rather than a reboot.

“I don’t understand either, especially when they have a guy imitating me,” he said. “It’s one thing to bring a new character in, right, and have him create a whole new Woods. But they didn’t. They brought a guy in who’s kind of stealing my… imitating my thing.”

“I would have f***ing cru – not that this guy’s not going to do a good job. I’m sure he is. He’s a professional actor. I’m sure he’ll do fine. But… ah! I would have f***ing crushed this thing. That’s my frustration. I wish I had a shot at it. Because, man, I think I would have really…

“I would have done a great job. I’m so bummed I didn’t get a chance at it. That’s all.”

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Top 5 tips to dominate Cartel in Black Ops Cold War

Learn how to master the bushes and conquer the land with our 5 top tips and best spots to dominate Cartel in Black Ops Cold War.

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Hidden away in lush jungles, Cartel is a big plot of land with lots of unique elements for you to learn. To speed up your understanding of it, here are our 5 top tips and best spots to dominate Cartel in Black Ops Cold War.

The map garnered some early notoriety for the field of bushes that are plonked in the middle of the map. Treyarch obviously did this to provide some kind of obstacle so that there isn’t a large space in the middle that will go unattended.

But Cartel is much more than just its bushes, it’s a sprawling map with hidden crevices that add to the map’s subtle nuances. There’s a lot to like about Cartel, and here’s how you can enjoy it more.

1. Bush camping

Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. We’ve had several games in which one player has found the right spot amongst the foliage and racked up a ton of kills. Even though the bushes are so dense, they still provide enough gaps to see the slightest pixel move.

2. Use the huts

It’s taking a turn towards the campy side of things, but sometimes you just need to stay put. The wide coverage that the huts provide is invaluable, and given that people are generally scanning every direction – due to Cartel’s size – it’s easy to miss a head poking out.

Also, regardless of which one you’re in, many people will come out of the big hangar and from spawn points near the huts. There are plenty of opportunities to get a few kills before you should wisely move on.

a hut in cartel in bocw

3. The river is perfect for gaining ground

As with lots of maps, it’s very easy to become trapped and isolated by another team. We find that people tend to favor the hangar for advancing when the river is a better play. It has multiple rocks and lots of space for you to go prone and catch people unawares.

You can easily bolt down the river, sneak behind your opponents and gain a brief advantage. Plus, there are big ledges that you can use to get back to the center quickly, but it’s also sneaky to hide under them and pop off some stealth kills when going for flags and Hardpoints.

the river in cartel in bocw

4. The hangar do’s and don’ts

Do

  • Make use of the platform that requires a small ladder to get on top of. Few people actually use it and end up running past it. It can get you easy kills and has a great vantage point.
  • If you’re outside the hangar, make sure to cook a grenade (or something similar) through the stairs door in case anyone’s in the room.
  • If you’re inside the hangar, keep checking down the stairs as that leads to a common spawn point, plus check the opposite side as this leads to a standard Hardpoint too.

Don’t

  • Don’t slowly go up the stairs to enter the small room leading to the hangar, it’s a mini-choke point and can cost you.
  • Don’t linger near the hangar’s entrance, you’re way too exposed.
  • Try not to go through the middle of it. You’ve got so many different entrances/exit points that chances are one person will emerge and zap you.
the hangar in cartel in bocw

5. The truck

A double-header here, but both points are crucial. We don’t advise you ascend the lookout spot near the bushes as it’s far too exposed. Everyone knows to be wary of it and it’s not high enough to really become desirable – ignore it.

You should definitely venture into the truck located near one of the huts, however. Even though it’s close to one of our other spots, it’s probably used even less, and people are more inclined to air on the side of caution with the hut.

The truck overlooks a large portion of Cartel’s open-space. It’s fabulous for Domination – especially as you can see the area around the B flag. Naturally, you need to watch your flanks, especially the left side.

With our 5 top tips and best spots to dominate Cartel in BOCW, you should be able to journey through the jungle and own it!

Image credits: Treyarch

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