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When does Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2 start? New Operator & more

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 1 is drawing to a close, so here’s everything we know about the upcoming Season 2.

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Black Ops Cold War x Warzone Season 1 is nearing its end, so here’s the release date and everything else we know about Season 2. 

Update 2/18/21: More information regarding the content of Season 2 and roadmap has been revealed by Treyarch. Read below for information regarding the release time for the new season, and click here for more up-to-date information.

Season 1 of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War brought the two games together, adding every weapon from Black Ops Cold War to Warzone’s already plentiful arsenal.

We’re approaching the end of Season 1 and clues for the future of Warzone have started appearing in Verdansk, including mysterious Zombies machines.

Here’s everything we know about Black Ops Cold War x Warzone Season 2, including a release date, weapons, Operators, and a possible open-world Zombies mode.

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2 release date

As confirmed by Activision in the official trailer for Black Ops Cold War x Warzone Season 2, the new season will launch on February 25. 

For the season rollout, there will be two major patch updates for both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

The first will drop for Black Ops Cold War on February 23 between 9PM and 11PM PT. The second will drop for Warzone on the following day, February 24, between 9PM and 11PM PT.

The Season Two content will not be available for Black Ops Cold War until the Warzone update on February 24. The Season officially launches February 25, but if you’re in the pacific time zone, you’ll get into the action late February 24.

This new season will be free for all players across Warzone and Black Ops Cold War and will feature a new battle pass, weapons, operators, maps, and more. 

New Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Operators

The Season 2 trailer has unveiled a new Operator: Naga. 

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Fighting for the Warsaw Pact, we see Naga in touch with Season 1 Operator Stitch regarding Adler’s capture before being attacked by Woods’ squad.

More information about this new Operator will likely be revealed on the run up to Season 2. 

There were also a few more never-before-seen characters in the trailer, so it’s possible they will be available through the store in the future. 

New Black Ops Cold War & Warzone weapons

From the Season 2 trailer, we can spot several upcoming weapons for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. 

Mini-Gun

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Warzone players are all-too familiar with the power of the Mini-Gun, especially when Juggernauts ran rampant around Verdansk. Now, it looks like we’ll get to experience the Mini-Gun in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer, as it’s seen used in the trailer. 

It’s highly likely that the Mini-Gun will be a Scorestreak similar to the War Machine. 

Galil 

Continuing the trend of including new variations of classic Black Ops weapons, it appears the Galil will make an appearance in Season 2. Expect this fan-favorite Assault Rifle to be extremely popular in both multiplayer and battle royale. 

Crossbow

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Being heavily featured in the Season 2 trailer, it’s confirmed that the crossbow will be coming to Black Ops Cold War. It’s likely that it will be a secondary weapon in the ‘Special’ category along with the Thumper. 

So, who’s rocking double Crossbows in Warzone? 

New SMG

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Also spotted in the trailer is a new SMG believed to be the AI-LC10. 

We don’t have many details on the SMG yet, but if it’s anywhere near the MAC-10s power, we might be in for a new meta in Season 2. 

New Warzone map for Season 2 

While Season 1 gave us the smaller side-map Rebirth Island, Warzone players have been hankering for a new main map to replace Verdansk. Since Warzone’s launch, Verdansk has hardly changed at all, so either some significant changes or a new map entirely will be more than welcome.

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It’s all-but-confirmed that the next map to hit Warzone will be ‘Ural Mountains.’ This is the map for Cold War’s Fireteam game mode, and Verdansk was first shown in Ground War, Modern Warfare’s equivalent large-scale mode. 

While there isn’t any official confirmation yet, all signs point towards Ural Mountains being the next Warzone map. 

As Warzone’s one-year anniversary takes place during Season 2, it’s entirely possible the new map will be dropped then, perhaps in the mid-season update. 

New multiplayer maps in Cold War Season 2

There isn’t any word on what new multiplayer maps will be coming to Black Ops Cold War in Season 2, however, we can expect a mixture of remakes and brand new maps. 

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The jungle area from the Season 2 trailer will likely be made into a map, similar to how The Pines was included in the Season 1 cinematic. 

Following on from Black Ops 2 maps Raid and Express being added to Cold War, we’re hoping to see Standoff or Firing Range added. 

New Zombies maps & mode in Cold War Season 2

After finishing the Easter Egg for Firebase Z, the Ural Mountains are mentioned in the cutscene. This is the area that all Fireteam maps are within and is all-but-confirmed to be the next Warzone map. 

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With zombie machines being included in Verdansk, and the next Warzone map mentioned in Cold War’s Zombies game mode, it’s highly likely that the next Zombies map will be set in the Ural Mountains. 

Further teasers by Treyarch make it increasingly likely that if Warzone does go to the Ural Mountains, it will be for the rumored ‘Outbreak’ open-world Zombies mode.

With Warzone heading there too, it would be interesting to see Activision combine the two game modes into one map. 


That’s everything we know so far about Black Ops Cold War x Warzone Season 2, so stay tuned to Charlie INTEL as more information will be coming in soon! 

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe is a melee weapon that was seen in Black Ops Cold War. Here’s how you can unlock it for yourself.

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A brand-new melee weapon has been seen in Black Ops Cold War and here’s everything you need to know about the Scythe, including how to unlock it.

It can be fun to rack up kills from a distance with an Assault Rifle after hopping into a game of Black Ops Cold War, and sometimes it’s more exciting to use a melee weapon to battle your enemies up close.

Treyarch accidentally released the Scythe melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War in a surprise update on June 6. Here are the unlock challenges the Scythe appeared with for both Multiplayer and Zombies.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe was accidentally added to Black Ops Cold War on June 6, 2022, and tasked players with melee-based challenges to unlock it. Unfortunately, this was accidental so it has now been removed from the game, but it should arrive soon.

Despite being removed, we expect the unlock challenge to be the same. Here’s how to unlock the Scythe in both Multiplayer and Zombies:

  • Multiplayer – Using a Melee weapon, get 2 kills while Ninja or Dead Silence are active in 15 different completed matches.
  • Zombies – Using a primary Melee weapon, kill 200 enemies while Insta-Kill is active.

Completing 15 multiplayer matches will take some time, so you might be faster jumping into a game of Zombies.

The in-game description says that the Scythe is a “quick swinging” two-handed melee weapon that allows you to “reap a bountiful harvest by cutting down all who stand in your path.”


For more Black Ops Cold War, you can check out how to unlock the UGR SMG as well as the best controller settings.

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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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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

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  • 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

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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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