Season One has officially launched in Black Ops Cold War and all the new content is live. Except that some of the content is already broken, buggy, and unplayable for PC players with any attempt to play the new maps on PC resulting in an error called ZED 398.
All of the new content for BOCW is finally here and gamers have a variety of different toys to play with. This includes new maps, Operators, Modes, and guns, Treyarch’s newest Call of Duty just got bigger and badder.
Unfortunately PC players aren’t quite receiving the same experience as console players. A notable bug has been found that is giving players an error every time they try and join a match featuring one of the new maps.
BOCW maps error
After Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 1 were delayed recently, it’s only increased the hype and excitement for all the additions. BOCW has featured a bit less base content than in recent years, but its arsenal is certainly bolstered by the Season One update.
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However, if you’re attempting to play Raid, Rebirth Island, The Pines, or any of the new maps on PC, then you’re not going to have a good time.
Any attempts to enter these maps on PC leads to an error message popping up on the screen. It says: “An error occurred: Zed 398 Swift Clover”.
The good news is that content creator Drift0r has informed any frustrated PC CoD players that this isn’t going to be a permanent problem, tweeting:
“Bad news for BOCW PC players: The new maps will not load at all. You just get an error message. Good news: Treyarch is aware and already working on it”.
So even though it’s not ideal for people that are desperate to get stuck into the new Season One items, it should only be a temporary disturbance.
We’ll update you once the update is live.
Image credits: Treyarch
Cold War devs respond to Zombies bug blocking 8 attachment Custom Mods
A Cold War Zombies bug has been blocking Custom Mods with over five attachments, and Treyarch has responded to the problem.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies players have been unable to equip Custom Mods with more than five attachments, and Treyarch have responded to the issue.
Custom Mods have arrived in Black Ops Cold War, allowing players to save their favorite attachment and Blueprint combinations. They can then quickly equip these Custom Mods in multiplayer, Zombies, and League Play.
However, a frustrating bug has been preventing players from using their Custom Mods equipped with eight attachments, and Treyarch has confirmed they are working to fix the issue.
When trying to equip a Custom Mod with eight attachments in Zombies, you will be met with a message that states players “Must equip Gunfighter Wildcard to equip a Custom Mod with more than 5 attachments.”
This message is designed for multiplayer to prevent players from bypassing the Gunfighter Wildcard by equipping a Custom Mod with eight attachments already on the game.
However, the problem is that Zombies doesn’t have Wildcards. This means that players can’t use their eight attachment Custom Mods, even though they can equip eight attachments through upgrading their weapon classes with Aetherium Crystals.
A concerned player asked Treyarch and their community manager, Josh “FoxhoundFPS” Torres, “is there any workaround or fix for equipping an 8 attachment Custom Mod in Zombies?” They also confirmed they had everything “fully tiered up,” unlocking eight attachment slots.
FoxhoundFPS replied, saying “Our team is aware of this issue and working toward a fix.” The issue hasn’t been added to their official Trello board so we don’t have a date for the fix being issued, but it is being addressed.
There is also no Gunfighter Wildcard in Warzone, which is a possible reason why Cold War Custom Mods can’t be taken into the battle royale, as the same issue as here would occur.
In the meantime, players will need to build their Custom Mods again when picking attachments before deploying to Die Maschine, Firebase Z, and Outbreak.
Image Credit: Treyarch
New leak claims fan-favorite Black Ops maps arriving in Cold War Season 3
A fresh leak is hinting at some new, fan-favorite maps coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in Season 3.
Treyarch could be set to bolster Black Ops Cold War Season 3 with all-new map remakes if a reliable source is to be believed.
A new season of Call of Duty is always exciting as it means that a whole new bundle of content is on the way. It does reach a point where the current maps have been played to death, and the game could do with a fresh lease of life.
This is why this potential leak could be great news for players as not one, but two new maps could be on the way to Cold War Season 3 in the form of Echelon and Standoff.
It was back in January that a major leak had confirmed the intent to add 8 new map remakes to Cold War throughout its life lifespan. Some of them have indeed been added, and now it looks like we’re set for two more if a Tweet from TheGhostOfMW is accurate.
As with all rumors, they usually originate from somewhere, pretty much from a reliable source. So it’s not crazy for this statement to be true.
Both of these maps would be welcome additions to Cold War and we’ve even made our own list of maps we’d like to see appear in CoD: Black Ops Cold War in the future.
As with all big rumors of this nature, we recommend you take it with a pinch of salt. But leaks have generally been reliable for the latest Call of Duty game, and we’ll wait to see what else is coming in Season 3.
Image credits: Treyarch
Cold War & Warzone Season 3 artwork reportedly leaked
A first look at Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 artwork has leaked online.
A first look at artwork for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 has leaked.
The user who shared this artwork on social channels has since deleted his Reddit account & post on it.
This leaked image, which was then re-uploaded to Imgur, showcases a new female Operator with Season 3 having a blue color scheme.
Please note: Activision has issued a DMCA take down of the images.
This artwork also shows in the background what looks to be a destroyed part of Verdansk, which lends more confirmation to the rumors of Verdansk’s major changes coming in Season 3.
It’s not clear which part of the map is shown behind her.
It’s also not confirmed yet as to how the leakers found the images, whether it was through data mining of certain game files or from another source.
For now, Activision has not officially confirmed or commented on these images.
Season 3 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone is set to begin on April 22. There has not been much reveals for Season 3 yet from Activision besides some teasers that Treyarch has started to post on their social accounts. More information is set to be announced as we get closer to the start date.
On the Warzone side of things, Raven has already teased some of the changes coming, including weapon balancing, skin adjustments, and more.
Warzone will also see a major event, which will begin on April 21 at 12PM PT.
Stay tuned for the latest news on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3.
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