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Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass Overview

The Black Ops Cold War Season 1 Battle Pass content has been revealed.

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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

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Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

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Best UGR loadout in UGR

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.

Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.

The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.

If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.

Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments

Operator underwater using UGR
  • Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.

Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.

Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.

Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment

Flak Jacket Perk in BOCW
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stimshot

We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.

Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.

In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.

How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War

UGR in Warzone

To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR

Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.


For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.

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Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”

On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

agr underwater rifle in call of duty ghosts

Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”

The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.

How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone

Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.


The Nikita AVT and M1916 have also arrived in Warzone with Season 3, so you can check out how to unlock the new Assault Rifle and Marksman Rifle.

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Treyarch confirm Jungle map remaster & new weapon arriving in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War devs Treyarch have confirmed a new long-range weapon and Jungle map remaster coming soon.

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Treyarch have confirmed brand-new content is on the way for Black Ops Cold War, including a new weapon and remastered version of the classic Jungle map.

While Black Ops Cold War’s seasons have ended, the Call of Duty title received additional content through an update in March, including the arrival of the WMD map and the Vargo 52 Assault Rifle.

Now, Treyarch have announced more new additions that they have planned for Black Ops Cold War in May and beyond, including a long-range weapon and a remastered version of a classic Call of Duty map.

Cold War Jungle map remaster release date

Treyarch confirmed that the remastered Jungle map will make its way to Black Ops Cold War on Friday, May 6. The new map hit the game at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM UK.

Treyarch originally confirmed their plans for brand-new Call of Duty content in a blog post on April 14, including the addition of the classic map Jungle. When the map hits the game on May 6, players will be able to jump into a Jungle 24/7 playlist.

When this map first made its debut, it consisted of a ruined village and military base near a river in the middle of a Vietnamese jungle. Players could take advantage of its many slopes and ladders to move quickly between levels.

Jungle won over players with its impressive layout and was added to other CoD titles like Black Ops III and Black Ops 4. Now, a remastered version will be added to Cold War’s standard 6v6 playlists in a new update.

New Cold War weapon

Black Ops Cold War operators

Treyarch also teased the arrival of an “all-new ranged weapon” that players will be able to use in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. This new weapon arrived alongside Jungle on May 6.

Adding new weapons often shakes up the meta of CoD titles, so we can expect major changes after this new content drop arrives.


For more Black Ops Cold War, be sure to check out Treyarch confirming that Cold War won’t receive more Zombies maps as well as the leaked Scythe weapon and its unlock requirements.

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