In a new blog post from Call of Duty, the studios have taken a dive into some of the Black Ops Cold War Battle Pass content for Season 1.
The new content includes operator Stitch, instantly unlocked with a purchase of the Battle Pass, alongside the MAC-10 SMG and Groza Assault Rifle.
The Battle Pass will be on sale when season 1 launches on December 15 at 11 PM PT for 1,000 COD points ($10 USD).
The pass will offer 1,300 free COD points aside from many new cosmetics and blueprints. Players who do not purchase the premium pass will still be able to get some rewards, including both of the new weapons.
Here’s the rundown:
Tier 0 – Instantly Unlock Stitch, Skins for Adler, and More
New Operator – Stitch: The infamous one-eyed Gulag escapee is unlocked at Tier 0. With this unlock comes his “Redacted” skin, the signature armor he stepped out of the shadows with to greet Adler as the CIA agent fell into his nefarious trap.
This instant unlock also comes with the “Release Agent” Operator Mission, a set of objectives based in Multiplayer that rewards two skins – “Storm Diver” and “Spectre” – as well as a Calling Card, an Emblem., and plenty of XP to help set you on the path to reaching Prestige Master.
Finally, for the first time in a Battle Pass, players can unlock additional rewards through Zombies through the “Containment Zone” Operator Mission. Completing these objectives unlocks the “Siberian Ghost” and “Toxic Terror” skins, another Emblem and Calling Card, and even more XP. Expect to find another Zombies Operator Mission alongside a Multiplayer-based one at Tier 20 when Garcia’s “Sicario” skin is unlocked.
Adler Operator Skin and Mission – Stitch’s nemesis also gets a set of Tier 0 unlocks through the “Traveler” skin, a blue jacket that he wears whenever he puts a target on a permanent vacation, and the “Urban Infiltration” Operator Mission. By completing objectives within this mission, you can unlock the jet-black “Summit” and colorful “Globetrotter” skins, a Calling Card, an Emblem, and plenty of additional XP.
Silver Flash Watch – The time is right to welcome in some ‘80s inspired wrist accessories to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, and it all starts with this Silver Flash Watch instantly unlocked at Tier 0. Synced to a real-world clock, this simple timepiece is sure to evoke some nostalgic feelings of a decade gone by.
Seasonal XP Boost – Purchase the Season One Battle Pass and enjoy a 10% increase in all XP earned during the season.
1,300 COD Points
Just by playing the game, you can earn up to 300 COD Points through the Season One Battle Pass System. Purchase the Season One Battle Pass, and you will be able to earn an additional 1,000 COD Points, which can be used toward a future Battle Pass or Store Bundle purchase.
New Free Base Weapons
These two primary weapons, free to earn through the Battle Pass System, are ready to lead you to victory in Multiplayer and Warzone, or rip through the undead hordes in Zombies.
Mac-10 SMG (Tier 15): This compact, blowback operated submachine gun may be small in stature, but its ability to throw out lead at high fire rates allows it to punch up to the heavyweights. It’s the fastest-firing SMG compared to the five available at launch, and that’s not all. The Mac-10 boasts a solid effective damage range and can be reloaded quicker than the average SMG. Just be sure to control its high vertical recoil, or get close enough to the enemy to make it a non-issue.
Groza Assault Rifle (Tier 31): Chambered in 7.62, the Groza is a prototypical Soviet bullpup assault rifle known for its great handling speeds, allowing its owner to quickly aim down sights in the heat of battle. With a fire rate and bullet velocity near the top of its category, expect to deal solid damage to a target down-range and with quick follow-up shots for whoever arrives as backup.
New Weapon Blueprints
Ready to stock up on Weapon Blueprints?
The Season One Battle Pass includes a massive 20-weapon collection of preconfigured and stylized Blueprints across seven primary and secondary weapon categories. Over half are considered Legendary, as they come with five attachments preconfigured, and three of these are included in the four free Weapon Blueprint tiers within the Battle Pass System. Although there are plenty of highlights in the earlier tiers, here’s three of the four powerhouses that bulk up the final 20 Tiers of the Battle Pass:
“Arid Constrictor” Assault Rifle Blueprint (FREE Tier 81): Built on the fastest-firing assault rifle in the game, the Arid Constrictor features a desert snake design wrapped around a collection of attachments that improve the weapon’s speed and accuracy statistics significantly.
“Constable” Tactical Rifle (Tier 85): You may never love another after taking this Blueprint out for a spin. The included Axial Arms 3x Scope is a perfect match for the four other attachments that maximize the weapon’s accuracy, including an Infantry Compensator and Field Agent Grip to reduce vertical and horizontal recoil.
“Gallantry” SMG (Tier 95): The first Blueprint for the new SMG, the Gallantry buffs this highly mobile weapon across the board in a gold-trimmed style with its five attachments. This includes a Bruiser Grip, which boosts speeds for regular movement, sprinting, moving while shooting, and aim walking, as well as a STANAG 55 Round Drum for additional bullets in each magazine.
Get More for Your Operators
Dread being caught wearing default threads? The Season One Battle Pass includes new skins for several NATO Operators as well as Beck, Portnova, and Garcia of the Warsaw Pact.
“Raider” Beck Skin (Tier 10): Beck is ready to pillage HQ with this brown leather jacket skin that’s fit for adventure. Complete the included Operator Mission to unlock his “Bruiser” and “Crash Course” skins, as well as the “Target Confirmed” Calling Card and “Burn Rubber” Emblem.
“Base Jumper” Adler Skin (FREE Tier 90): The “Base Jumper” skin is perfect for cold weather conditions, along with the “Stalker” and “Glitz” snowsuit skins unlocked through the included Operator Mission. Also included in this objective set is the “Stunner Shades” Calling Card and “Fly Guy” Emblem.
PLUS the “Pain in the Neck” Finishing Move (Tier 19): Finish off an unsuspecting enemy in style in Black Ops Cold War or Warzone with this new move that goes right for the jugular. This Finishing Move can be used by any Operator and is equipped in the Operator menu.
Tier 100 – The Ultimate Reward for Battle Pass Completion:
Reach Tier 100 to get a glimpse into Stitch’s past and show off some Legendary items during your next infiltration.
“Prisoner” Stitch Skin and Operator Mission: The orange jumpsuit Stitch wore as he plotted his escape from the Gulag is all yours at Tier 100. Fit him back in his old uniform and complete the included Operator Mission to get two more skins – “New Warden” and “Stripes” – as well as an Epic Emblem and Legendary animated Calling Card.
“Natural Order” Assault Rifle Blueprint: This Legendary Blueprint for the new assault rifle is ready to lay down the law in the hands of an agile Operator. It comes pre-configured with a Spetsnaz Compensator, Spetsnaz Grip, Dropshot Wrap, KGB Pad, and a Barrel that boosts its damage and strafe speed, all of which make for a powerful version of this mobile bullpup firearm.
“Assault” Vehicle Skins: A pair of black-and-white camouflage vehicle skins with red trim are included at this tier. Warzone players will enjoy this “Assault” skin on the SUV, while those who own Black Ops Cold War will also receive a similar “Assault” skin for the Tactical Raft in that game.
Season One Emblem: Put on this animated Emblem onto your player profile with pride, as it is a symbol of completing the Season One Battle Pass.
Just the Tip of the Spear
All these items represent just some of the tiers that can be unlocked in the Season One Battle Pass. Through all 100 tiers, you’ll get even more Weapon Blueprints, Reticles for optics, Vehicle Skins, Weapon Charms and Stickers for weapons, Calling Cards and Emblems for your player profile, and Double XP Tokens, which are all unlocked by simply playing the game.
The Season One Battle Pass can be purchased for 1,000CP and gives access to unlock all 100 tiers within the Season One Battle Pass System. You can also pick up the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,400CP, which includes the Season One Battle Pass along with 20 instant Tier Skips. By getting the Battle Pass Bundle, you’ll gain immediate access to items like the “Mac-10” SMG, the “Cross Check” assault rifle Blueprint, the “Pain in the Neck” Finishing Move, and more in addition to those Tier 0 unlocks.
If you’d like to watch the full Season 1 battle pass debrief video, you can here.
Source: Call of Duty Blog
Warzone players slam “rip off” Ultra Operator skin
Warzone players have called out the new Magma Ultra Operator skin for being a “rip off” and advise other players not to buy it.
Warzone players have been unimpressed with the new ‘Magma’ Ultra-rarity Operator skin for Knight, with it being called a “rip off” as its fiery effect in-game doesn’t match its Cold War appearance or what’s advertised in the store.
Warzone and Cold War Season 4 added the first-ever Ultra Operator skin with Iridescent for Jackal. This brightly-colored skin changes color throughout matches, making it a unique sight on the battlefield.
Activision has now released another Ultra Operator skin with ‘Magma’ for Knight, in which the outfit glows like fiery lava. But Warzone players have been more than unimpressed with its minimal fiery effects in the battle royale mode.
As Cold War and Warzone are on different engines, the Operators often look slightly different between the two games. This has been severely highlighted with the Magma Fury Bundle, where the skin’s effect is clear in Cold War, but barely recognizable in Warzone.
Many players assumed that the Magma skin would be reactive, where it changes color and design with each kill. This doesn’t appear to be the case, as the molten lava effect is there as soon as you spawn in.
Warzone players have been criticizing the skin as the lava effect is almost non-existent in the bright, hazy colors of Verdansk ’84. Reddit user kaif_chan123 made players aware of the problem by showing off the skin in Warzone.
In the comparison pictures, we can see the skin’s Magma effect is bright and obvious when in the Store but muddied and hard to see in-game. “They did rip me off,” they stated, explaining that they wouldn’t recommend that anyone buys it.
The image from kaif_chan123 is low-resolution, but a video from KRNG Hero (topic begins at 13:48) better shows how it looks in Warzone. After praising how cool the skin is in Cold War, Hero said that you can only see the fire effect in Warzone if you “look very carefully.”
This is one of Activision’s most expensive bundles in the store, so while plenty of Redditors criticized the OP for buying a skin, it’s still something players should be aware of before purchasing the bundle.
Image Credit: Activision
Black Ops Cold War players call for major changes to Chopper Gunner Scorestreak
Cold War fans want Treyarch to address the Chopper Gunner Scorestreak as they believe it’s underpowered in its current state.
Once one of the most feared Scorestreaks in Call of Duty, players think the Chopper Gunner needs a big buff to be worth the points required to use in Black Ops Cold War.
People tend to reminisce about the Modern Warfare 2 days of CoD. Nearly every gamer had the Chopper Gunner killstreak equipped as it was unbelievably overpowered, would be a guarantee to rack up some serious kills, and was fun to use.
In Black Ops Cold War, the feeling is not quite the same. As one of the most expensive Scorestreaks in Season 4, players don’t believe it justifies the points necessary to acquire. As a result, they want it to receive a significant buff going forward.
One of the biggest issues with the Chopper Gunner is that it requires a whopping 8,000 points to pilot one.
They then dissect the effectiveness and durability of the Chopper Gunner, in comparison to other Scorestreaks, by saying: “The streak can easily be taken down by down by someone’s Sam Turret that only takes 3 minutes to charge (which can be sooner if they are using a perk to speed it up) or an Air Patrol valued at 2500 points. That’s laughable.”
A common complaint that was echoed by many commenters on the post is that the VTOL Scorestreak is significantly better, and costs fewer points.
You can control the VTOL, but you can’t with the Chopper Gunner, you can manually trigger flares for the VTOL, and it has two modes of fire.
One top commenter said: “I don’t know why you would choose a Chopper Gunner over the Gunship lmao. The CG can get melted by a Calvary Lancer M60 (I have an “Anti-Air” class specifically for this) in 3 seconds.”
After weighing up all the evidence, it’s clear that there is a huge discrepancy between the Chopper Gunner and cheaper Scorestreaks of a similar nature. It definitely warrants some kind of upgrade, or its points requirement lowered.
Also, check out how to turn off crossplay in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
When does Black Ops Cold War Season 5 start? Season 4 end, guns, maps, leaks, theme
Season 5 will be one of the final chapters for CoD: Cold War. Here’s when it will start, and info about guns, maps, and Season 4’s end.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 5 will represent one of the last new waves of content for Treyarch’s FPS title. Here’s everything we know about its potential start date, Season 4’s end date, and new guns and maps.
As to be expected, Season 4 of Cold War turned out to be quite a hefty update, adding all sorts of new gear to the game. As well as destructive new weapons like the MG 82 LMG and C58 Assault Rifle, we also got the new Ground Fall Event and even an overpowered new Scorestreak.
Things always move on though, so we’re going to analyze the probable end date of Black Ops Cold War Season 4, and the start of Season 5.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 end date
The Battle Pass for Season 4 expires on August 11. Meaning players will have until then to max out their pass before Season 5 starts.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 5 start date
CoD never has any truly significant downtime between seasons, and the transition between Cold War Season 4 and Season 5 should be no different.
We’ve gotten official word that Black Ops Cold War and Warzone’s Season 5 will begin on August 12, 2021.
All the key details are still to be revealed concerning the next chapter in the 80s Call of Duty story, and they’re sure to be interesting.
Black Ops Cold War Season 5 new guns & leak
Each new Call of Duty season usually introduces a bunch of new weapons for players to unlock and use in Black Ops Cold War.
As well as the aforementioned MG 82 and C58, Season 4 also welcomed the Nail Gun, OTs SMG, and the upcoming Mace. There’s no official word yet as to what new weapons we will see in Season 5, but a leak has potentially revealed the identity of a new one.
Thanks to dataminer Nanikos, key artwork of the upcoming fifth season has been leaked ahead of time, and the image reveals a new Operator wielding, what looks like, Akimbo TEC-9 Pistols. A rapid SMG like the Bullfrog or PPSh-41, the TEC-9 would be another stellar addition to Cold War’s SMG category.
Also, check out our 10 best guns in Black Ops Cold War and Tier List.
CoD: Cold War Season 5 new maps & leak
The standout highlight of CoD: Cold War Season 5’s new map selections has to be the return of Hijacked. The exotic Cruise ship returned to house more tense skirmishes across its expensive decks.
As well as Hijacked, Cold War Season 4 also added Collateral Strike as a new 6v6 map, Amsterdam for 2v2 and 3v3, and ‘Rush’ is due in-season.
With the recent Season 5 leak in mind, it seems like players may have another remake to look forward to. As well as Black Ops I’s Summit map featuring in a new Outbreak area called “Weather Station,” they say that Summit will return as an individual 6v6 map.
There will probably be other new map content as well, so we’ll update this section when we know more.
Also, see where we ranked and tiered every map in Black Ops Cold War here.
Cold War Season 5 new Operators & theme
Season 5 is almost certainly carrying on the story being told so far in Cold War and Warzone. We’ve traveled to various parts of the world following the exploits of Stitch, Adler, and most recently Jackal.
If the rumored leak is anything to go by, then Season 5 may be about to explore even more uncharted territory. The leaked image shows a new Operator who goes by the name “Kitsune.”
She will represent a Japanese-themed approach to Season 5, and could be joined by two other Operators, Kingsley and Surge, although their names could change ahead of launch.
Cold War Season 5 Zombies & new Perks
We’ve already covered that Outbreak is looking to expand its array of areas to explore, and that might not be all we’ll get in Season 5.
There doesn’t seem to be anything as substantial as the Mauer Der Toten Zombies map that arrived in Season 4, but some new perks could be inbound.
Mule Kick was the sole addition to Season 4, but Season 5 may be adding two more if the Nanikos leak is to be believed.
PHD and Double Tap could be both be set for their debut in Black Ops Cold War.
PHD protects the player from any self-inflicted damage or actions and can cause explosions when jumping from a reasonable height.
Whereas Double Tap is a classic Call of Duty Perk that allows you to fire your weapons faster and perform certain actions much quicker. Both should be a great addition to the game and allow players even more freedom to play the game and complete Easter Eggs.
In the meantime, we’ll continue to report on everything that Black Ops Cold War Season 4 has in store for us, and we’ll be the first to break any Cold War Season 5 news here at Charlie INTEL.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
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