Despite only being available for a week, players have already found a big glitch in the new Season 2 Reloaded map – Miami Strike. The devs have promptly seen and responded to the problem.
One of the biggest complaints about Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer from day one was Miami. The controversial map caused dissension amongst the fanbase because the enormous area lacked visibility, and it was very open and empty.
Treyarch took this criticism on board and reinvented it for Season 2 with Miami Strike as a bonus map. The massively revamped location now takes place during the daytime and has had its size reduced immeasurably. For all the good this has done for the map, it sadly contains one massive flaw which is ruining its enjoyment for many.
In one corner of Miami Strike, players will be able to find an area that is clearly not designed for a player’s presence. It’s blocked off by barricades, and if someone attempts to cross its threshold, they are soon greeted with the ominous ‘Restricted Area’ warning.
In ToxicMaxx’s Reddit video, it shows how broken this one area of the map currently is. The player tried the first time to hop the barricade and run through an off-limits alley, only to be greeted by death. Not discouraged by their failed effort, they tried once more, but this time they were successful and ended up behind the map.
Crucially, after locking the spot down with a Trophy System, the player, and a teammate, held the position, which appeared to be behind the enemy’s spawn.
Normally, it would spawn players away from others, but given the circumstances, the game probably didn’t recognize the presence of the truant players.
This allowed the pair to score some easy kills as the game is clearly a Hardcore variant. Meaning the victims don’t get to see a Killcam, and subsequently don’t know where they’re being shot from.
But it was only a matter of hours before the footage was seen by Treyarch and trusty dev FoxhoundFPS responded to the post: “Thanks for tagging. Our team is looking into this.”
It would be a shame for the much-improved version of Miami to get off on the wrong foot, and the map’s glitch will surely be fixed soon enough. It hasn’t helped that players have also been having their classes reset on them as well.
Image credits: Treyarch
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.
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.
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?
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?
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
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?
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.
Image credits: Treyarch
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
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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