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Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season One Reloaded: Express, League Play, more

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Activision, Treyarch, and Raven Software have announced new content is coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone as part of Season One Reloaded.

In a new blog post on the Call of Duty site, the company has revealed all new content as Season One continues in Black Ops Cold War.

The first of the updates is the mid-Season update for Black Ops Cold War, which includes a new Fireteam map, new MP modes, and more across the game.

And, then new content is planned to arrive starting February 4 with the release of Express MP map and the next Zombies map, Firebase Z.

Get a deep dive into what’s new from Activision:

And the action won’t stop there. On February 4, prepare to witness the harrowing next chapter of the Dark Aether storyline in Zombies and return to a competitive fan-favorite Black Ops II map in Multiplayer, in addition to fresh bundles rolling out in the beginning of the month to celebrate the holidays of the season.

Need a visual on your target? We got you covered and then some.

New Weaponry

Wakizashi (Available Now)

A personal defense weapon and companion sword to the samurai’s katana, this traditionally forged blade uses two types of steel in its construction and is lightweight, resilient to force, and durable to wear.

Compared to the standard Knife, the Wakizashi offers a slightly better reach in exchange for speed, which opens up new strategies for those who swear on bringing knives to a gunfight.

Like the Streetsweeper shotgun, the Wakizashi can be unlocked via in-game challenge, where it can then be levelled up for camos and XP. A Blueprint from the same weapon family is also available today in the all-new “Disavowed Assassin” Bundle.

Operator Zeyna Joins the Fight on January 21

NATO gains another badass Operator for their ranks, as Zeyna Ossou, last seen alongside Bulldozer and Russel Adler at The Pines mall to take down Stitch, will be available for deployment next week.

This Senegal-born DGSE Mobility and Heavy Weapons specialist has been a motorhead for as long as she can remember. Growing up around the garages of her rally driver father, she jokes that she has gasoline in her veins. Although she is a risk-taker and a bit of a wild card during infiltrations, Zeyna’s colleagues know her to be the one you want at the tip of the spear.

Obtain Zeyna for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone as part of a Store Bundle during Season One.

Two Multiplayer Maps

Sanatorium (Live Now)

Ten squads of four will head up to the Ural Plains to fight over objectives and vehicles on land, sea, and air.

Here in the Urals is a Soviet experimental health retreat – the focus of a clandestine investigation by NATO forces in September 1984. Low wooded hills provide cover for squads to gain reconnaissance over the main, roughly circular-shaped main “hotel”: a concrete, brutalist architectural behemoth flanked by lakeside structures and a large wooden dock.

With links to secret testing within State Sanatorium U-23, notes found within the grounds of this sprawling complex indicate a conditioning trial known as Project Golova.

Express (6v6) (February 4)

Returning from Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Express arrives Feb. 4 in Black Ops Cold War as a 6v6 Multiplayer favorite, known fondly as the hi-tech train station that hosted many a jaw-dropping moment in competitive Call of Duty history.

Express is a roughly U-shaped map featuring two train tracks looping around the transportation hub’s main hall. Players can expect plenty of close-quarters combat in the hall, but should note that its glass ceiling leaves it susceptible to enemy Scorestreaks.

Long-range combat can take place across the train tracks, especially when looking out from the skybridges on either side of the map. These areas are also great places to watch one of the high-speed trains bolt by the station on one of the tracks, where it won’t hesitate to take out any Operator who doesn’t mind the gap.

Multiplayer Modes

Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer receives even more new game modes throughout Season One, as well as the continuation of the fast-paced 3v3 experience, Face Off.

Dropkick (Live Now)

This frantic game of nuclear hot potato features two teams each vying for control of an extremely important briefcase. The round begins with each team racing to the location of the nuclear briefcase and attempting to pick it up. Anyone grabbing the briefcase is automatically equipped with a powerful pistol, but it’s ideally up to the rest of the team to keep the briefcase carrier safe. The team with the case gains access to launch codes, as well as an ever-increasing score for their team.

If you die while your team controls the briefcase, you will not respawn until your carrier has been eliminated and the briefcase has been dropped. If your team isn’t carrying the case, it must be flushed out and retrieved before it’s too late. Once one team reaches the score limit by controlling and owning the briefcase, orders to execute a nuclear strike are confirmed, and the round is won… in a highly explosive manner! The first team to 200 score wins.

Snipers Only Moshpit (In Season)

Get ready, snipers. Later in Season One, Treyarch is bringing the new Snipers Only Moshpit mode to Black Ops Cold War, where two teams of six will throw down in Team Deathmatch and Domination with all weapons restricted except sniper rifles. Lethal and tactical equipment, as well as Scorestreak weapons (such as the War Machine), will also be restricted for a pure snipers-only experience.

Endurance Mode (In Season)

Following this season’s tactical Duos variation, Black Ops Cold War’s biggest game mode is about to take the 10-team experience to a whole new level.

In the upcoming Endurance variant, 10 squads of four will drop into Alpine, Ruka, and Sanatorium to collect uranium and arm bombs throughout the match. However, after one bomb detonates, a new one will now come online to take its place, ensuring that there will always be five bombs available instead of an initial set of five that gets reduced to a single bomb. This introduces a new layer of strategy and non-stop action to these already intense 40-player battlegrounds.

The score limit will also be doubled from 500 to 1,000 in Endurance mode, making this perfect for completing MP challenges. Jump in with your squad and experience the game’s most elaborate maps in an entirely new way.

3v3 Face Off Continues

This fast-paced, small-team mode is here to stay in Season One, and it’s ready for your trio to claim dominance in respawn modes across four frenetic maps in Black Ops Cold War.

If you haven’t experienced Face Off yet, this playlist features 3v3 Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, and Domination game modes on the latest Gunfight maps: Game Show, ICBM, U-Bahn, and KGB.

Great for racking up weapon camo challenges or a quick warm-up before diving into larger modes, Face Off will be featured throughout the continuation of Season One beyond this week.

Zombies Updates

As Season One shifts into February, the Dark Aether storyline continues with an all-new Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, sooner than you might have expected.

But before that arrives, expect to fight for your life in Cranked, survive the Onslaught on Raid (PlayStation exclusive*), and welcome in new Zombies community members during Zombies Free Access Week.

New Mode: Cranked (Live Now)

Today, “Die Maschine” gets its newest limited-time mode – both literally and figuratively.

In Cranked, you’ll have to keep one eye on the countdown timer, and the other on your zombie-killing: spend too long without an undead takedown and you’ll explode! There’s no time to lose as your survival depends on frantic, terror-filled takedowns where the only respite is the Cranked Timer power-up, granting a brief breather before the carnage continues.

New Onslaught Maps (PlayStation Exclusive*): Raid (Live Now) and Express (Feb. 4)

PlayStation members of Requiem will face a new challenge on the legendary Multiplayer map Raid, starting today. And on Feb. 4, Express will also join the map list when it makes its Onslaught debut.

Go for Gold as you keep up with the Dark Aether Orb, which will shift to different areas of Raid’s swank Los Angeles mansion as the zombie horde becomes more fearsome. Earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold rankings by destroying enough Elites, and you’ll unlock some exclusive* rewards. You might even discover some new Dark Aether intel along the way…

Free Access Week Live Through January 21

Want to experience the white-knuckle action of Zombies, but don’t own Black Ops Cold War yet? For the first time in Call of Duty history, Treyarch’s legendary Zombies mode will be available for free through the Zombies Free Access Week, which starts today through January 21.

Read more about it in our Free Access Week blog here.

New Zombies Map: Firebase Z (February 4)

With the site of “Projekt Endstation” destroyed after investigating the Dark Aether anomaly in Poland, the Requiem response team led by Grigori Weaver now turns its attention to the latest outbreak site, codenamed “Firebase Z.”

The next chapter in Black Ops Cold War Zombies begins on February 4 as Season One continues. Watch for more intel from Treyarch in their 115 Day celebration blog today and tomorrow!

More in Store

Along with the introduction of Zeyna and a Zombies-themed crimson skin for Bulldozer, the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Store will receive new themed bundles to commemorate the February holidays.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Legendary Weapon Blueprints with tracer rounds as part of the “Tracer Pack: Year of the Ox” bundle, send shots to the heart of your enemies with the “Top Secret Admirer” bundle, and bring a bit of Mardi Gras to battle with the “Carnival Captain” bundle, featuring an epic “Breaker” skin for NATO’S Baker.

SOURCE: Call of Duty

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Cold War Season 3 patch update: New maps, weapon balancing & more

Everything you need to know about Black Ops Cold War’s Season 3 update.

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Treyarch is releasing the latest patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on April 20 at 9PM PT on all platforms.

This new patch update, version 1.16, includes the Season 3 content, with Season 3 officially starting on April 21 at 9PM PT / April 22 at 12AM ET / 5AM UK / 6AM CEST.

The update includes early access to just some of the Season 3 content until the full season begins.

Black Ops Cold War Season 3 will include 2 new MP maps, new Zombies Outbreak location, new Operators, new Battle Pass, and more content to come.

Cold War Update Size

  • PlayStation 5: 12.3 GB
  • PlayStation 4: 8.1 GB
  • Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 11.6 GB
  • Xbox One: 8.3 GB
  • PC: 13.1 GB

Treyarch says the full patch notes for the new update will arrive on April 21, but have given a high level overview of what’s included in the patch.

This post will be updated with the full patch notes once available.

Cold War Season 3 Patch Overview

  • New lobby theme
  • Strafe Run Scorestreak
  • Cargo Truck
  • New weapon tuning
    • All LMGs
    • All shotguns (including the Streetsweeper)
    • FFAR 1 • Krig 6 • Assault rifle Barrel attachments
    • SMG sprint speed
  • League Play Combat Record
  • Increased XP in Zombies
  • Expanded Outbreak objectives
  • Split-screen updates
  • Operator Randomizer feature + more 

Check back here on April 21 for the full patch notes on the update.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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What is the “Hunt for Adler” event in Cold War & Warzone Season 3?

An exciting new event is set to take place in Cold War & Warzone Season 3, but what exactly is “Hunt for Adler,” and what can you earn?

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Amongst all the new content announced for Cold War & Warzone Season 3, a mysterious event has also crept under the radar. “Hunt for Adler” promises rewards and even an Operator skin, and here are all the details.

Russell Adler has been the star of Black Ops Cold War since the game’s launch in November 2019. His scarred face, black shades, and glorious hair have made him one of the most memorable Call of Duty characters in years – he even got an exclusive skin in Season 2.

His story in Cold War has seen him come face-to-face with an evil foe called Stitch, and during Season 2 he was captured. Now, Season 3’s lore tasks players with finding him, and Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players now have to “Hunt for Adler.”

But what exactly is Call of Duty’s Season 3 special limited-time event?

When does Hunt for Adler start in Cold War & Warzone Season 3?

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According to the official event description on the Season 3 briefing website, Hunt for Adler will commence “with the launch of Season Three.”

It makes sense given the urgency of the season’s story. Meaning players will be able to start working towards the event’s goals as soon as the opening-day ribbon is metaphorically cut.

How to complete Hunt for Adler in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

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Details on Hunt for Adler are rather limited at the moment with complete information to be available when Season 3 launches.

What we do know already is that there will be “unique in-game challenges in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to learn of Adler’s whereabouts.”

The description is clear in that to earn the special Adler skin, you only need to complete the full set of challenges for either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone, not both.

To reiterate, we have no idea what the challenges are just yet, but when Season 3 launches, we’ll be sure to update this page.

What rewards can you earn for completing Hunt for Adler in Season 3?

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For taking part in this limited-time event, CoD players can expect to receive a whole host of cool goodies for their efforts.

Completing challenges will earn players the following:

  • Weapon Charms
  • Calling Cards
  • New Operator skin
  • And more…

The challenges will more than likely coincide with your natural gameplay, meaning that you shouldn’t have to go too far out of your way to earn the event rewards.

Hunt for Adler is one of many fun things coming to Cold War and Warzone, adding to a new battle royale mode for CoD: Cold War and the return of the PPSH-41.

Image credits: Treyarch

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What is Cold War’s Multi-Team Elimination? New battle royale mode explained

Black Ops Cold War is confirmed to be receiving its own battle royale mode in Season 3, so here’s how Multi-Team Elimination works.

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Call of Duty fans will be treated to a new battle royale experience in Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam maps, with ‘Multi-Team Elimination’ dropping in Season 3.

Black Ops Cold War Season 3 has been unveiled. Following Warzone’s live event, a ton of content will be coming to the game, such as new maps, the classic PPSH, and Captain Price’s arrival as a Cold War Operator.

These new weapons and Operators will also be available in Warzone, but Black Ops Cold War is set to get a battle royale mode of its own in Season 3.

Here’s everything you need to know about Cold War’s Multi-Team Elimination mode.

Vehicle gameplay in Cold War's Multi-Team mode

What is Cold War Season 3’s Multi-Team Elimination?

In the Black Ops Cold War Season 3 announcement, Call of Duty revealed that a new game mode, Multi-Team Elimination, would be coming to the game. This is essentially a mini battle royale played on Cold War’s Fireteam maps in the Ural Mountains.

Developers described how “multiple teams of four will fight to survive ever-expanding radiation zones.” Keeping with the nature of a battle royale game, “Redeploys will be limited and loadouts will be restricted, so teams will need to scavenge for weapons, Scorestreaks, Armor, Redeploy Tickets, and more.”

You have to be “the last team standing or the first squad to board the exfil chopper in the final safe zone to achieve victory.”

How is Multi-Team Elimination different from Warzone?

Cold War's Duga map

Multi-Team Elimination sounds a lot like Warzone, except it will be more similar to Blackout, as it’s played on the Black Ops engine. Movement and weapon mechanics will remain exactly as it is in Cold War, so you won’t get that jarring feeling as you switch between the games.

Rather than Warzone being played exclusively on Verdansk and Rebirth Island, it appears that Multi-Team Elimination will be played on the different Fireteam maps, such as Sanatorium, Ruka, and Golova. It’s unclear if the maps will be combined to create the Ural Mountains map leaked to have been designed for a scrapped Blackout 2.0.

Also, rather than the vast array of weapons in Warzone, Multi-Team Elimination will be exclusive to Black Ops Cold War and its own weapons.

Black Ops Cold War S3 gameplay

And it appears the way you win Multi-Team Elimination differs from Warzone. From the developers’ description, it appears you can win the game by being the first squad to board the exfil chopper in the final safe zone. If you’re a fan of ninja defuses in Search and Destroy, you’ll likely enjoy sneaking onto the chopper and leaving the last teams to perish to the radiation.

When does CoD: Cold War’s Multi-Team Elimination launch?

Call of Duty devs has revealed that Multi-Team Elimination will launch later in Season 3. The most likely time for its arrival is ‘Season 3 Reloaded’ which will take occur roughly halfway through the season.

There is plenty of content releasing over the course of Season 3, including the Multi-Team Duga map which premieres with Outbreak at the Season’s launch.


That’s everything you need to know about Cold War’s mini battle royale launching in Season 3! You can also check out the six new weapons that have been confirmed for Season 3.

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