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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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Top 5 tips to dominate Apocalypse in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War Season 2 has added Apocalypse to its ever-growing arsenal of maps. Here are our best tips for it.

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The Black Ops Cold War lore has taken us to the jungle, which is why we’ve been able to set foot in the new Apocalypse map. Season 2’s new Jungle-themed map is here, and we’ve come up with some top tips to master it.

Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War really stoked the fire by throwing the FARA 83 and LC10 at us to play with along with the new Apocalypse map. Players now have the opportunity to rumble in the jungle, and there are many different ways to do so.

It’s a medium-sized map with lots of tight corners and rooms with multiple entry points. There are few areas in the map that you can feel ‘safe’ in, so it’s vital you embrace some of these important Apocalypse tips to survive in Black Ops Cold War’s newest map.

1. The Flag A spawn point is dangerous

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At the time of writing, the game seems to have a habit of deploying fresh spawns in exactly the same spot near the back of the Flag A area. Therefore it becomes very easy for the enemy team to keeping killing players here and anticipate their movements.

Our best advice is to use the wall in front of you for cover and make a beeline for the house on the right that requires a ladder. At the very least you can provide covering fire to draw fire from your team to escape on the opposite side, or pick off enemies yourself.

2. Watch out for the hidey holes

There are two or three spots on Apocalypse that provide a little window for you to peep your head through and essentially lie in wait for potential victims.

The best part about them is that you are pretty much obscured apart from your head. Make sure to find them and make the most of them.

3. Underground is good

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Down one side of Apocalypse is a useful upper and lower channel that you can easily exploit if you’re careful. Its biggest strength, and weakness, is that it’s exposed to the middle section of the map.

If you’re defending it, use the barrels for cover to pick off players coming from the Flag C spawn. If you’re attacking it, always try and approach it from the middle as you have a superior vantage point, especially as you have the benefit of light on your side.

4. SMGs & Shotguns will do the trick

Despite its size, as we said, it has lots of huts and tighter corners which require fast, hard-hitting weapons to conquer Apocalypse.

So something like the new LC10 absolutely shreds, and when you pair it off with something like the Streetsweeper or the Gallo, then you’re in for a good time.

5. Arguably the best spot on the map

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Given the height superiority that this cliff-edge offers, the ability to see two opposite sides of the map, and the fact that it’s just a quality spot, this is the location that should command the most presence.

One of the most important things to consider with this view is that players get a healthy eye line of Flag B. Regardless of if you’re defending it or attacking it, you can go a long way to helping keep that area in your team’s favor.


For tips and tricks to dominate your enemy on every Black Ops Cold War multiplayer map, you can check out our guides below.

Nuketown ’84 | Crossroads | Raid | The Pines | Moscow | Miami | Cartel | Satellite | Checkmate |

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How to get free perks in Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak Zombies mode

You can earn free perks for yourself in Black Ops Cold War Zombies’ new Outbreak mode through a neat little trick.

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There is a simple new trick that you can use to earn free perks in Black Ops Cold War Zombies’ new Outbreak mode, so here’s how you can get this done.

You’re given very few resources when you hop into the CoD Zombies mode. You’ll have to rack up points by killing the undead so that you can purchase brand new weapons and level up your abilities through the game’s Perk-a-Cola machines.

Spending your limited points on these machines help make the game more interesting, as you get to pick which attribute you want to improve. Cold War Zombies’ new Outbreak mode has this too, but also comes with its own secret trick.

You can follow a strategy that will get you free perks in this mode.

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Perks can usually be found as special drops during a round, and you fight your way towards them to upgrade yourself. Luckily, there’s a better way to get free perks when playing in Cold War’s Outbreak.

You can perform this simple trick repeatedly in different rounds of Activision’s newest Zombies mode. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Visit the a near the lower farmstead that’s located on the left outskirts of Golova
  2. Head to the area marked by a row of skulls and you’ll find a small radio that’s positioned against a tree
  3. Hold the action button to play the recording
  4. A giant beam will become visible, so make your way towards it
  5. Defeat all the zombies and then collect the free perk drop!

That’s all you need to do, and you can try it on Ruka and Alpine as well. You can do this again by immediately rushing back to the radio’s location and then repeating the process, since there is no limit to the amount of times that you can try this easy trick.

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The best part is that you won’t have to worry about your teammates stealing the drop from you. This is because one player picking it up will result in everyone in the lobby also receiving a free random perk. So don’t worry about one of your teammates trying to cheat you out of buffs.

Outbreak has taken all the best elements of CoD Zombies to create a fresh and exciting new mode. It throws out the past template, and massively deviates from anything that has been in the mode before.

You can keep some powerful weapons to defend yourself in Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak mode, and you can see all the best ones in our guide.

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Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Servers Experiencing Issues – March 5

Servers issues in Black Ops Cold War.

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone servers were experiencing issues on Friday, March 5 on all platforms.

UPDATE – March 5 at 1:35PM ET: The Black Ops Cold War & Warzone servers are now back up for players on all platforms. Issues may persist as the servers come back online fully.

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Activision Support is reporting that they are actively investigating issues with the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Call of Duty: Warzone servers right now. The issue is effecting players on all platforms.

We’re currently experiencing connectivity issues. This incident is under investigation.

Some players are getting an error message saying the servers are not online. The message is asking people to re-try and connect to the game.

Many players are being put into a Server Queue, asking them to wait to get into the game. It would be best to wait in the server queue as the game tries to get everyone back online into the game. A temporary solution would be to restart the game and attempt to connect again.

The server issues should be resolved soon as Activision continues to investigate a fix for the situation. The support website will be updated as more information on the server status is revealed.

As always, we’ll update this post as more info is provided on the situation. Do stay tuned for the latest updates on the status, and be sure to check our Twitter for any additional updates we provide on the servers.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Blizzard Battle.net).

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