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Cold War August 26 update patch notes: Drive-In map, Marshal Dragon’s Breath fix, more

Treyarch added the new Drive-In map to Cold War with an update on August 26 which also included a fix for the Marshal Dragon’s Breath in the patch notes.

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The Drive-In map has been added to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 5 thanks to the August 26 update, and we have all of the patch notes covered for you.

The Cold War Season 5 roadmap revealed all the hot new content we could expect to arrive throughout the course of its few weeks under the sun. From guns like the EM2 and the TEC-9 to game-changing Zombies additions, Season 5 promised the usual heft of features.

Aside from the new boys Echelon and Showroom, Season 5 was also waiting on two other maps: Zoo and Drive-In. Zoo is still penciled in for midseason, but Drive-In arrived a lot sooner than the expected Season 5 Reloaded update.

Treyarch gave players a quick heads-up on Aug 25 to inform them that they could expect Drive-In with the weekly update on Aug 26th, and you can find all of the patch notes for the Cold War August 26 update below:

Black Cold War August 26 update patch notes

Cold War August 26 update patch notes

ROLL INTO DRIVE-IN THIS WEEK

We’re only two weeks into Season Five, and our next 6v6 map is already here: welcome to Drive-In!

Fans of the original Black Ops DLC packs will remember this classic locale set in an abandoned drive-in movie theater, packed with sniper sightlines and tight flank routes to explore. Grab some popcorn and jump into the new Drive-In 24/7 Featured Playlist to binge on a mix of 6v6 respawn modes this week.

This is the first time we’ve brought Drive-In to the series in over a decade, so if you weren’t playing back then, this one’s a completely new 6v6 experience for you. And to all the O.G. fans… welcome home.

Black Ops Cold War August 26 update patch notes

DOUBLE AGENT: MELEE, CUSTOM GAME UPDATES + MORE

We’re also delivering a special up-close-and-personal version of Season Five’s newest mode today with Double Agent: Melee. The action gets even sneakier in this custom-made game of deception, with only Melee weapons and Finishing Moves allowed – no more shooting first and asking questions later.

After infiltrating your games as Double Agents ourselves and hearing your feedback, we’ve made a change to start all players with no weapon, and we’ve replaced all loot weapons with Melee weapons. We’ve noticed that panic tends to ensue once the gunfire begins, and it can be difficult to track what’s going on. The goal with replacing ranged weapons with Melee weapons is to slow things down a bit and get players to commit to an elimination.

Not all weapons have been replaced with Melee weapons, though – Investigators can still earn the Hand Cannon and Double Agents can still earn the Combat Bow. With less gunfire going on, players should be able to keep a closer eye on suspicious behavior in order to uncover the identity of the Double Agents. While these changes will be live in the Double Agent: Melee Featured Playlist, players can continue to play Double Agent with ranged weapons as loot weapons in Custom Games by setting the Loot Weapons option to the Guns setting.

Remember, teamkilling a fellow Operative that isn’t a confirmed Double Agent will also result in your death, so play the objective and use those voice comms if you want the W.

Today’s update also includes the return of Knife Fight 3v3, plus new Zombies fixes related to Death Perception, Exfil, the Grapple Gun in Outbreak, and more. As the team continues to investigate some particularly tricky issues with the Apply Blueprint feature in Zombies, we’re also planning new weapon tuning adjustments for the TEC-9, EM2, and PPSh-41 for our next update… watch for those patch notes in the near future.

Black Ops Cold War August 26 update patch notes

INCOMING: 2X BATTLE PASS XP WEEKEND

Got your eye on something special in the Battle Pass this season? Maybe it’s the TEC-9 at Tier 31, or the free World at War Mixtape at Tier 72? Either way, we’ve got you covered. Starting tomorrow, everyone gets Double Battle Pass XP in Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty®: Warzone™ through August 30th!

Onto what’s new in today’s update:

GLOBAL

Weapons

  • Marshal
    • Dragon’s Breath attachment now works in conjunction with Dual Wield. [August 20]

MULTIPLAYER

Maps

  • Drive-In
    • Drive-In added to the 6v6 map rotation.
    • Drive-In 24/7 added to Featured Playlists.

Game Modes

  • Double Agent: Melee
    • Melee weapons only.
    • Operatives and the Investigator must find clues and eliminate all Double Agents to win. Double Agents must eliminate all Operatives and the Investigator or detonate all bombs to win.
  • Knife Fight 3v3
    • Removed the Tomahawk from Knife Fight loadouts.
  • Custom Games
    • Double Agent
      • Added new options to Double Agent Custom Games:
        • Starting Pistol: Set whether players start with a Pistol or no weapon.
        • Loot Weapons: Set whether weapons found on the ground, in containers, and in supply drops are guns or Melee weapons.

Featured Playlists

  • Drive-In 24/7 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Double Agent: Melee [NEW]
  • Knife Fight 3v3 [NEW]
  • Nuketown 24/7 (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Face Off 6v6(Also available in Hardcore)
  • 12v12 Moshpit(Also available in Hardcore)
  • Party Games
  • Multi-Team

ZOMBIES

Stability

  • Added stability fixes for rare issues related to the “Mauer Der Toten” Main Quest, bunny side quest, Outbreak Trials, and the spawning of the Chalice and Aether Tool items.

Outbreak

  • Regions
    • Increased chance to rotate to Collateral in earlier Regions.
  • Equipment
    • Addressed an issue that could cause a loss of functionality when applying a Blueprint just before using the Grapple Gun.

Exfil

  • Addressed an issue that could allow a Hellhound to become stuck during Exfil.

Perks

  • Addressed a rare issue that could cause Death Perception to create phantom duplicated items that could not be picked up.

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

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe is a melee weapon coming to Black Ops Cold War. Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the Scythe.

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A brand-new melee weapon is coming to Black Ops Cold War and here’s everything you need to know about the Scythe, including how to unlock it.

It can be fun to rack up kills from a distance with an Assault Rifle after hopping into a game of Black Ops Cold War, and sometimes it’s more exciting to use a melee weapon to battle your enemies up close.

Treyarch accidentally released the Scythe melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War in a surprise update on June 6, giving players a sneak peek at the weapon. Now there is an official release date for the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s how you can unlock it.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe will be released for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on August 12, 2022.

Here’s how to unlock the Scythe in both Multiplayer and Zombies:

  • Multiplayer – Using a Melee weapon, get 2 kills while Ninja or Dead Silence are active in 15 different completed matches.
  • Zombies – Using a primary Melee weapon, kill 200 enemies while Insta-Kill is active.

Completing 15 multiplayer matches will take some time, so you might be faster jumping into a game of Zombies.

The in-game description says that the Scythe is a “quick swinging” two-handed melee weapon that allows you to “reap a bountiful harvest by cutting down all who stand in your path.”


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Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

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The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.

Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.

The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.

If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.

Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments

Operator underwater using UGR
  • Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.

Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.

Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.

Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment

Flak Jacket Perk in BOCW
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stimshot

We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.

Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.

In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.

How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War

UGR in Warzone

To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR

Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.


For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.

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Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”

On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

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Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”

The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.

How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone

Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.


The Nikita AVT and M1916 have also arrived in Warzone with Season 3, so you can check out how to unlock the new Assault Rifle and Marksman Rifle.

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