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Cold War August 19 update patch notes: Tec-9 & EM2 banned in League Play

Treyarch has released a new update for Cold War on August 19, and we have all of the patch notes covered for you which include League Play bans for the Tec-9 and EM2.



The Black Ops Cold War August 19 update has brought some major changes to the popular game in its patch notes including the banning of the Tec-9 and EM2 in League Play.

Season 5 is underway in the world of Black Ops Cold War, and it has already brought various pieces of new content for the community to enjoy, such as the Tec-9 SMG, EM2 Assault Rifle, Cane melee weapon, Marshal Shotgun Pistol, and Double Agent game mode.

However, Treyarch Studios is still working on adding new things for players to experience and making adjustments to the game, which was the focus of the Cold War August 19 update patch notes that saw the biggest change being the banning of the Tec-9 and EM2 from League Play.

Here is everything you need to know about the Cold War August 19 update patch notes:

Black Ops Cold War August 19 update patch notes

Cold War August 19 update patch notes


In today’s upcoming Featured Playlist update, we’re bringing Slums 24/7Face Off Showroom 24/7Gunfight 3v3 Snipers Only, and more to Multiplayer, along with our next Gunfight Tournament loaded with new rewards to earn.

Nuketown 24/7 also replaces NukeJacked this week, and Double Agent continues as Season Five’s newest game mode. Remember… turn on those mics and communicate with your fellow players, and if you’re a Double Agent, remember to switch between public and private chat with d-pad down or left alt on your keyboard!

We’re also adding 12v12 Moshpit back to Featured Playlists this week for players who love the chaos of 24 players on 6v6 maps – and remember, you can jump into 12v12 Moshpit anytime from the Quick Play menu when it’s not listed in Featured.

In League Play, we’re restricting the new EM2 and TEC-9 weapons in our CDL modes in today’s update, and we’re also including some additional fixes for Dead Ops Arcade 3 and Onslaught in Zombies. Check out the patch notes below for details.


Cold War August 19 update patch notes

Whether you’re dropping into Slums 24/7 or reliving the Battle of Verdansk in Warzone, get ready for Double XP and Double Weapon XP all weekend long. Between the EM2 and TEC-9 dropping at the start of the season and the new Marshal break-action pistol live this week, you’ve got plenty of attachments and camos to chase already… get to it!

In the meantime, here’s what’s coming in today’s update:


Game Modes

  • Double Agent
    • Addressed an issue that caused Calling Cards and Emblems to overlap in the Killcam.

Featured Playlists

  • Slums 24/7 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Double Agent
  • Face Off Showroom 24/7 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Gunfight Tournament [NEW]
  • Nuketown 24/7 (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Gunfight 3v3 Snipers Only [NEW]
  • Face Off 6v6(Also available in Hardcore)
  • 12v12 Moshpit(Also available in Hardcore)
  • Party Games
  • Multi-Team



  • Restricted the EM2 assault rifle and TEC-9 SMG in League Play.


Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • Gameplay
    • Closed multiple exploits.
  • Stability
    • Fixed various stability issues.

Onslaught (PlayStation)

  • Addressed an issue that could prevent the player from acquiring all Perks.

Featured Playlists

  • Outbreak (Endless and 3 Region)
  • Mauer der Toten
  • Firebase Z
  • Die Maschine
  • Dead Ops Arcade 3
  • Dead Ops Arcade 3: First Person
  • Onslaught (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Accelerated (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Containment (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Echelon (PlayStation)

Source: Treyarch Studios

Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch Studios