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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Available November 13 

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Activision, Treyarch, and Raven Software unveiled the reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the newest premium entry to the Call of Duty franchise. 

The game was unveiled through Warzone on August 26. 

Black Ops Cold War is now confirmed to launch on Friday, November 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. This is the first Call of Duty to launch in November since 2017’s Call of Duty: WWII. 

The last two releases, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 & Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, launched in October in their release year. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will also be available on Day 1 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. 

The reveal trailer showcases first look at the game with gameplay captured on PlayStation 5. The PlayStation partnership with Activision continues for Black Ops Cold War.

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The new title features an all new campaign that takes players through the Cold War. 

More information on Black Ops Cold War Campaign to come. 

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Cold War April 9 patch notes: Gunsmith Customs & Rivas

Gunsmith Customs arrives in Black Ops Cold War.

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Treyarch has released a new Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold lWar on April 9.

This new Game Settings Update has enabled the new Gunsmith Customs feature to use in Black Ops Cold War. Gunsmith Customs allows players to mix and match attachments of Blueprints on weapons in the same weapon class. Players can save their Blueprints once they create the new one.

This feature has been available in Modern Warfare & Warzone for a while now, but the feature is now expanding to Black Ops Cold War.

The new Game Settings Update also added in a new Operator, Rivas, acquirable in the new Bundle in the Cold War & Warzone store.

Get the full details on what’s new from the Treyarch Blog:

GUNSMITH CUSTOMS: BUILD YOUR OWN BLUEPRINTS

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own Weapon Blueprints in Black Ops Cold War, your time has come. With today’s launch of Gunsmith Customs, players can now mix-and-match attachments from Weapon Blueprints of the same weapon type to create their very own Blueprints.

Jump into Create-a-Class to build your custom Blueprints, name and save your creations via Custom Mods, and take them into your next Multiplayer or Zombies match. Mash up your favorite Optic, Muzzle, Barrel, Underbarrel, Body, Magazine, Handle, and Stock attachments from your collection into whatever crazy combination you’d like!

RIVAS JOINS THE FIGHT

Karla Rivas, our final new Operator of Season Two, drops into Black Ops Cold War and Warzone today with her own Operator bundle. This bundle includes Rivas’s Epic “Smuggler” Operator Skin, two Legendary Weapon Blueprints, and an Epic Melee Weapon Blueprint, plus a Calling Card, Emblem, Weapon Charm, Wrist Accessory, and the brutal new “Between the Legs” Finishing Move.

After years of fighting against the Menendez Cartel, Rivas has honed her skills as a seasoned guerilla warfare specialist. Learn more about her backstory at the Call of Duty Blog, and check out the Rivas bundle today to drop in as this badass new Operator.

Dead Ops Arcade 3 also gets an update in Zombies today, with adjustments to XP and the Room of Judgment. Here’s what’s new in today’s update:

GLOBAL

Features

  • Gunsmith Customs
    • Players can now mix-and-match attachments from Weapon Blueprints of the same weapon type to create new Blueprints with Gunsmith Customs.
    • Create your own custom Blueprints in Create-a-Class, name and same your creations via Custom Mods, and take them into your next match in Multiplayer or Zombies.
    • Players can create up to 10 custom Blueprints per weapon.

Operators

  • Rivas
    • Rivas Operator bundle now available in the Store in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

ZOMBIES

Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • Gameplay
    • Additional XP adjustments.
    • Adjustment to boss selection in Room of Judgment for Solo adventurers.
    • Addressed an issue in Room of Judgment sequence where bosses were getting auto-killed before the timer expired.

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10 best guns in Black Ops Cold War: Weapon Tier List

Treyarch’s CoD: Black Ops Cold War has a stupendous arsenal of weapons, and we’ve picked our top 10 best guns and ranked them too.

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There are so many different quality guns for Call of Duty players to master in Black Ops Cold War. So we’ve decided to pick out the 10 best guns in Season 2 and rank them.

Black Ops Cold War already had a pretty extensive catalog of guns for players to test out and see what worked best for them at launch. Since the game’s inception, we’ve been treated to the Streetsweeper, Groza, and MAC-10 in Season 1. Furthermore, Season 2’s launch introduced the FARA 83 and the LC10 too, leading to more headaches about what loadout to use in Express!

As well as worrying about the best FPS settings to use and best aim assist settings to use, there’s also the doubt that the gun you’re using is even right for you and your playstyle.

With all these additions there is now almost an overflow of Assault Rifles, Submachine Guns, Tactical Rifles, and more to pick from. So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to sift through the expansive array of guns and rank the top 10 weapons in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

CoD: Black Ops Cold War: Weapon tier list

Before we delve into a deep look at the best guns that Treyarch has to offer, we’re first going to do a rundown of every weapon in the game and categorize them. Let’s be fair, some of Cold War’s weapons are must-have and must-use, whereas some are simply not worth your time.

Here is our Official tier list of all of Black Ops Cold War’s weapons:

  • S-Tier: Streetsweeper, Diamatti, LC10, Krig 6, XM4, AK-74u, ZRG 20mm
  • A-Tier: AK-74, M16, MP5, Stoner 63, FARA 83, MAC-10, Bullfrog, AUG, Gallo SA12
  • B-Tier: Groza, FARA 83, QBZ-83, Milano 821, DMR 14, RPD, Hauer 77, LW3 Tundra, Pelington 703, 1911, Magnum
  • C-Tier: FFAR 1, KSP 45, Type 63, M60, M82

Just to explain the system, our S-Tier weapons are the top-of-the-line powerhouses, the A-Tier are great, the B-Tier weapons are just missing something, and C-Tier ones are not worth your time.

CoD: Black Ops Cold War best guns Season 2

10. ZRG 20mm – Best Sniper Rifle in Black Ops Cold War

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Added during Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War, the ZRG 20mm has shaken up the long-range game in Treyarch’s newest take on Call of Duty.

Its damage is devastating and anyone that ventures into its sight should probably say a prayer. It suffers slightly because of its naturally smaller magazine and reload time, but this is the cost of one-hit devastation.

9. Stoner 63 – Best LMG in Black Ops Cold War

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Many players are deterred from LMGs due to their bulky nature meaning that ADS speed is reduced, mobility is decreased, and reloading is abysmally painful.

However, the Stoner 63 really benefits from having its weapon level upgraded, and having a few of the right attachments turn into a continuous battering ram if used correctly.

8. M16 – Best Tactical Rifle in Black Ops Cold War

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Unlike the AUG, the M16 doesn’t appear to have had too many damaging nerfs that have lowered the weapon’s capabilities and DPS.

The M16 is rocksteady with regards to aiming and can easily kill in only a couple of squeezes of its burst-fire trigger. Most people prefer an automatic weapon for its constant stream of bullets, but with a little more love and attention, the M16 can easily get the job done.

7. AK-47

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No one has ever questioned the AK-74’s overwhelming power as each bullet can rip a hole through space and time itself. For all its power, it can be a handful to control thanks to its haphazard recoil.

Nevertheless, it still retains its aura of destruction and skilled players can effortlessly make it look like one of the best weapons in all of Black Ops Cold War.

6. Streetsweeper – Best Shotgun in Black Ops Cold War

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The weapon is an absolute, indisputable beast. For a weapon that smacks like a hammer, it has very little recoil to show for it. The unbelievable fire rate makes it comparable to any automatic weapon, and if you have a group of enemies in close proximity of you and each other, then they’ve already accepted their fate.

The complete downside to the Streetsweeper is that its reload time is nothing short of vile. Given the furious nature of a game of Call of Duty, you just don’t have time to reload it. If it wasn’t for this, it would be much higher up.

5. LC10

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The LC10 is one of the newest additions to Black Ops Cold War as it was introduced alongside the FARA 83 in Season 2. It’s already usurped many guns to become one of the most-used weapons in the game.

Its piercing shots are matched by relatively high accuracy, and it’s a gun with few drawbacks. It’ll be interesting to see where it stands by the time Season 3 comes around.

4. Diamatti – Best Pistol in Black Ops Cold War

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The Diamatti became a fan favorite once Cold War weapons were integrated into Warzone during Season 1. The reality is that the Diamatti is as fearsome as a weapon comes – let alone a secondary weapon.

Its burst fire nature allows it to barrel its way through ammo and give you a big advantage if you’re accurate. It’s only minor setback is that its range suffers in comparison to ARs and SMGs, but if you’re in a small-to-medium-sized map, then give the Diamatti a whirl.

3. XM4

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Whereas people are drawn to the incomparable firepower of the AK-74, the XM4 has actually been lying out in the open the whole time. Available from the start, the XM4 is about the most well-balanced weapon in the game.

In terms of damage, accuracy, mobility, the XM4 is extremely versatile. There’s a reason it’s still heavily favored by the pros as the right attachments can pretty much make it whatever you want it to be.

2. AK-74u – Best SMG in Black Ops Cold War

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It was a close one in the race for top spot, but the AK-74u JUST misses out. Used by many pros and lauded by most players, the AK-74u is fast and fixates on enemy players with unwavering accuracy.

It’s as fundamentally sound as a weapon comes to be honest. There’s no map that hinders it, it absolutely excels in close-range contests, and it should be in one of your main loadouts.

1. Krig 6 – Best Assault Rifle in Black Ops Cold War

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If you know your CoD: Black Ops Cold War, then you probably knew what was coming. That’s right, the Krig 6 takes the top spot because it’s a weapon without any flaws. It’s one of those rare firearms that feels absolutely unbeatable, but not to the point it needs to be nerfed and toned down.

Once you’ve progressed the weapon’s level and reduced its vertical and horizontal recoil, then you have your own ridiculous laser. It’s insanely efficient, very strong, and is quite simply the best weapon in Black Ops Cold War.


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Best League Play loadouts for Cold War Season 2

Here’s the best League Play loadouts to use in Black Ops Cold War including weapons, equipment, perks, and Field Upgrades.

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Black Ops Cold War’s League Play is the best place to play like the pros and test your skill in Season 2, so we’ve got everything you need to dominate competitive Call of Duty.

League Play is the ultimate way to play like the pros in Call of Duty without needing a full squad of friends to team up with on websites such as Gamebattles. This mode simulates the Call of Duty League, using the same maps and modes as you’ll see on the CDL stream.

There are ranks to grind up with various rewards to earn, so we’ve picked out the best weapons, perks, Field Upgrades, and more to help you dominate Black Ops Cold War’s League Play.

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Best League Play primary weapons

Your primary weapon is the be-all and end-all of your class. You won’t be able to use the Law Breaker Wildcard to equip two primaries, so what you pick is what you’ll need to use.

No matter your role, here are the best primary weapons you can use in Cold War Season 2’s League Play.

Krig-6 Assault Rifle League Play class

Black ops cold war Krig 6
  • Optic: Millstop Reflex
  • Barrel: 19.7″ Ranger Barrel
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Grip: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock

The Krig-6 is a great choice for any player looking to lock down spawns or hold an objective. We decided to use Atlanta FaZe’s Chris “Simp” Lehr’s loadout for the Krig, due to the versatility of the loadout combined with the great strafe speed and barrel choice.

XM4 League Play class

For this XM4 loadout, we went with OpTic’s Seth “Scump Abner’s mobile and fast-paced XM4 class. To use these attachments, you’ll need the Gunfighter wildcard for additional attachments. Since League Play does not have restrictions on laser sights, you can feel free to equip the Steady Aim Laser.

  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 13.7″ Ranger
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: 40 Round
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Pad

AK-74u League Play class

Black Ops Cold War Ak-74u
  • Muzzle: Spetsnaz Compensator
  • Barrel: 9.3″ Extended
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Speed Grip
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock

The AK-74u is one of Cold War’s strongest SMGs. It has great range for a submachine gun, high mobility, and easy to control recoil. It’s effective to rush objectives with, but you can also hang back and use it at medium range.

LC10 League Play class

Black Ops Cold War LC-10
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 14.5″ Ranger
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: Raider Stock

The LC10 arrived in Black Ops Cold War Season 2 and quickly became one of the best SMGs in the game. With a fast fire rate and minimal recoil, this is the perfect SMG to run onto objectives with. As there are no shotguns in League Play, the LC10 is one of the fastest killing weapons you can use.

LW3 Tundra League Play class

Black ops cold war LW3 Tundra
  • Muzzle: Stabilizer .308
  • Barrel: 28.2″ Tiger Team
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip
  • Grip: SASR Jungle Grip
  • Stock: Raider Pad

The Tundra is especially helpful in Search & Destroy, taking down enemies with ease. We went with Simp’s loadout due to the mobility of his loadout.

Snipers in Black Ops Cold War are especially deadly, with no flinch penalty, precision accuracy and quick bolt times.


Best League Play Secondary Weapons

Launchers and shotguns have been removed as secondary weapons for League Play, so you’ll need to make do with pistols and melee weapons.

1911 League Play class

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  • Muzzle: Muzzle Break .45 APC
  • Barrel: 6.53″ Task Force
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Magazine: 12 Rnd Speed Mag
  • Handle: Speed Tape

Accurate and hard-hitting, the 1911 will be of great help while in a pinch. If your primary weapon runs out of ammo, quickly switch to this classic pistol for a quick kill.

Diamatti League Play class

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  • Muzzle: Muzzle Break 9
  • Barrel: 7.8″ Extended
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Magazine: 24 Rnd
  • Handle: Speed Tape

Although you can’t use dual wield in League Play, a single Diamatti will still be extremely helpful in League Play.

The three-round burst will rapidly delete enemies’ health and you’ll also be able to navigate the map quickly while carrying it.


Best League Play Lethals and Tacticals

While stims will likely be your best friend in regular Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, they won’t be available in League Play.

Semtex

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For a Lethal grenade, there’s no better option than Semtex. They’re extremely easy to use and will explode shortly after impact.

Get an enemy weak and lob a Semtex at them, or throw it in front of you to dissuade enemies from pushing while you’re one-shot. Plus, if you manage to stick the enemy, it’s an instant kill.

Stun Grenades

Stun Grenades make clearing out rooms much easier. If you know an enemy is in there, throw a Stun Grenade in and push while their hands are thrown in the air.

Even if they have the Tactical Mask equipped, getting a tag with the Stun Grenade will provide vital information.

Smoke Grenades

Pro players have a Gentleman’s Agreement not to use smokes in the CDL but you can still use them with great effect in League Play. With how powerful Snipers are, you can cover your SnD push with easy by putting a smoke down in front of you.

Plus, while in your own smoke, you get much more information than the enemies outside of it do.


Best League Play perks

The best weapons need the best perks to complete the loadout. League Play offers a wide variety of perks to choose from, so we’ve picked out the most useful.

Tactical Mask

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With Stims not being allowed in League Play, Stun and Flast Grenades will be a lot more common. Getting hit by these Tactical Grenades will put a stop to even the best-executed plans, and Tactical Mask will greatly decrease their effects.

Flak Jacket

Flak Jacket reduces the damage taken from grenades. If you’re not running perk greed, you’ll have to make the call between this and Tactical Mask. We recommend Tactical Mask, as you’ll be hit much more with stun grenades.

However, if your team aren’t using Trophy Systems, you may opt to use this perk instead.

Gearhead

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With how important Field Upgrades are to winning matches of League Play, Gearhead is the perfect perk.

It will allow your Field Upgrades to recharge faster, and you’ll also be allowed to hold two. Getting onto a Hardpoint and chucking down two Trophy Systems in quick succession will make the hill extremely hard to push.

Ninja

Pulling of flanks is one of the most important strategies in League Play, and Ninja will make this a while lot easier.

Getting behind the opposing team and pushing out their spawns will be huge in winning respawn matches. And when you’re the last man alive in SnD, having quiet footsteps will keep the enemies guessing where you are.


Best League Play Field Upgrade

Trophy System

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Trophy Systems are extremely powerful in the close-range fights of 4v4. While holding a Hardpoint, this Field Upgrade will hold off an onslaught of explosives coming your way.

As an added bonus, if you lose the hill with your Trophy Still on it, it will destroy enemy Field Upgrades as they put them down, and the damage could even kill them.


Take these weapons, perks, and more into League Play with you to dominate the competition and climb the ranks.

And if you’re looking for the best weapons multiplayer has to offer, you can check out our tier list of every Cold War weapon.

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