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Cold War July 16 update patch notes: MP Nuke fixes, Mauer der Toten updates

Following the release of Season 4 Reloaded in Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch has launched a July 16 update, and we have the patch notes covered.

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Cold War July 16 update patch notes

Treyarch Studios have released the July 16 update following the launch of Season 4 Reloaded, and we have all of the patch notes covered for you.

Season 4 Reloaded is officially underway in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and it has brought plenty of exciting things for players to experience.

From the new Mauer der Toten Zombies map, the powerful Ots 9 SMG, and a new Nuke killstreak, Season 4 Reloaded has plenty for players to enjoy.

However, this has not stopped Treyarch from working on fixing issues, which the studio addressed in the Cold War July 16 update, and we have all of the patch notes for the Cold War July 16 update covered for you.

Cold War July 16 update patch notes

Cold War July 16 update patch notes

NEW LEAGUE PLAY REWARDS ARRIVE

We’re adding new Call of Duty League-themed League Play Rewards for competitive fans to start unlocking in Season Four Reloaded, including exclusive “Pro Issue” Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, Stickers, and Emblems, plus new XP bonuses up to 10,000 XP when reaching win milestones from 10 to 100.

Start racking up the wins beginning with this weekend’s League Play Event to earn progress toward these new rewards:

  • 10 Wins: Weapon Charm, Sticker, and Emblem
  • 20 Wins: “Pro Issue” Pistol Blueprint, Weapon Charm, Sticker, and Emblem
  • 35 Wins: Weapon Charm, Sticker, and Emblem
  • 50 Wins: “Pro Issue” Assault Rifle Blueprint, Weapon Charm, Sticker, and Emblem
  • 75 Wins: Weapon Charm, Sticker, and Emblem
  • 100 Wins: “Pro Issue” SMG Blueprint, Weapon Charm, Sticker, and Emblem

MP + ZOMBIES GAMEPLAY IMPROVEMENTS

This update also includes some new bug fixes and gameplay improvements in Multiplayer and Zombies. In MP, we’ve addressed an issue preventing players from respawning after a Nuke Scorestreak while a teammate was controlling a remote Scorestreak, and fixed an issue with the “Nothing but the Hits” Season Four Challenge.

In “Mauer der Toten,” we’ve got fixes for stability issues related to The Disciple and the CRBR-S, an exploit related to Tombstone Soda, and an issue that could occur during one of the Main Quest steps (no spoilers!).

Later today, we’re planning on deploying an update to address an issue where some Xbox Series X players could encounter missing textures, objects, or audio in “Mauer der Toten.” Keep an eye on our Trello board for updates on this and other known issues we’re tracking.

Cold War July 16 update patch notes

2XP + 2WXP WEEKEND NOW LIVE

Ready to rank up? Double XP + Double Weapon XP Weekend has arrived in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, live now through July 19th. Level up twice as fast in MP, Zombies, Verdansk, and Rebirth Island all weekend long.

Here’s what’s new in today’s update:

GLOBAL

Events

  • 2XP + 2WXP Weekend
    • Double XP and Double Weapon XP now live from 10AM PT July 16 to 10AM PT July 19 in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

UI

  • Addressed UI errors that could appear in multiple locations.

MULTIPLAYER

Scorestreaks

  • Addressed an issue where players could not respawn after being killed by a Nuke Scorestreak while a teammate was controlling a remote Scorestreak.

Challenges

  • Addressed an issue where the “Nothing but the Hits” Season Four Challenge was not properly resetting on death.

LEAGUE PLAY

League Play Rewards

  • Added new Win Milestone Challenges that award Call of Duty League-themed Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, Stickers, and Emblems along with XP bonuses up to 10,000 XP when players reach certain win milestones starting with Season Four Reloaded:
    • 10 Wins: Weapon Charm, Sticker, Emblem
    • 20 Wins: Pistol Blueprint, Weapon Charm, Sticker, Emblem
    • 35 Wins: Weapon Charm, Sticker, Emblem
    • 50 Wins: Assault Rifle Blueprint, Weapon Charm, Sticker, Emblem
    • 75 Wins: Weapon Charm, Sticker, Emblem
    • 100 Wins: SMG Blueprint, Weapon Charm, Sticker, Emblem

ZOMBIES

“Mauer der Toten”

  • Stability
    • Fixed stability issues related to The Disciple and CRBR-S Wonder Weapon.
  • Main Quest
    • Addressed an issue that could occur in the Ghost Station during the Main Quest.
  • Gameplay
    • Closed an exploit with Tombstone Soda.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe is a melee weapon that was seen in Black Ops Cold War. Here’s how you can unlock it for yourself.

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A brand-new melee weapon has been seen in 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. Here are the unlock challenges the Scythe appeared with for both Multiplayer and Zombies.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe was accidentally added to Black Ops Cold War on June 6, 2022, and tasked players with melee-based challenges to unlock it. Unfortunately, this was accidental so it has now been removed from the game, but it should arrive soon.

Despite being removed, we expect the unlock challenge to be the same. 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.”


For more Black Ops Cold War, you can check out how to unlock the UGR SMG as well as the best controller settings.

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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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