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Cold War March 3 update & patch notes: Rapid Fire Moshpit, Dead Ops, Access Week

Treyarch has dropped the patch notes for Black Ops Cold War’s March 3 update, featuring new playlist options, game modes, and free CoD access.



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A new update has dropped for Black Ops Cold War with the March 3 patch notes including a new Moshpit playlist option, a brand new Dead Ops Arcade option, and more info on Free Access Week.

Fresh off of the Season 2 launch, Treyarch is already updating Black Ops Cold War with new content for hungry gamers to sink their teeth into. CoD devs are usually not the ones to rest on their laurels and have to ensure that their audience constantly has new material to play with.

Season 2 provided Black Ops Cold War with a big overhaul including a new 6v6 map, the new Zombies Outbreak mode, two new guns, and a lot more.

The March 3 update offers new ways to play the game, and here are the details about the new March 3 update and patch notes taken from the Official Call of Duty Treyarch blog.

New Ways To Play Incoming

On Thursday, we’re bringing even more ways to experience Black Ops Cold War with the new Rapid Fire Moshpit in 6v6 Multiplayer and Dead Ops Arcade: First Person in Zombies.

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Rapid Fire Moshpit is something brand-new for Black Ops, and it’s all about non-stop action both in and out of your matches. Jump into a mix of TDM, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint on the game’s smallest and fastest-paced maps: Apocalypse, Nuketown ’84, Crossroads Strike, Raid, Express, and Garrison.

To keep things moving, there will be a constant Spy Plane sweeping the mini-map throughout the match, and the Ghost Perk will be disabled so everyone shows up on radar at all times. Wait times between matches will also be reduced to get everyone back into the action as fast as possible. We’ve had a blast playtesting this one, and we think 6v6 fans just might have a new favorite playlist on their hands when this drops on March 4th.

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And for our Zombies fans: as if Outbreak wasn’t wild enough, get ready to take on the undead with the squad in a whole new way. Dead Ops Arcade: First Person brings players inside the complete Dead Ops Arcade 3 experience, all from the familiar zombie-slaying perspective you’ve known and loved since World at War – available for the first time in Public matches starting on March 4th.

If you’re looking for a new Zombies adventure to jump into with your friends after an epic Outbreak session, this is it. Fight through 60+ rounds, collect treasures and permanent power-ups, conquer new arenas, discover bonus rooms, pilot vehicles, explore randomly generated Dungeons, and team up against classic undead enemies from throughout Zombies history, including Margwas, Crawlers, Blightfathers, Werewolves, and even Brutus himself.

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You can even sprint, jump, slide, and swim in First Person, bringing a whole new dimension to the Dead Ops experience. Whether you’re a die-hard Zombies fan or a DOA first-timer, you’re definitely going to want to check this one out. Grab your friends, start up a lobby on Thursday, and let us know what you think… just be prepared for the hours to melt away.

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Free Access Week Continues

Don’t forget, there’s less than 48 hours left to play Multiplayer and Outbreak for free during Free Access Week! If you haven’t jumped in yet, simply download Black Ops Cold War Free Access on your platform’s store and play with friends for free through 10AM PT Thursday, March 4th.

Without further ado, here’s what’s new in today’s update:



  • Combined Arms
    • Adjusted Zone Capture time in Combined Arms Assault.



  • Stability
    • Added various stability fixes for issues with Objectives, Jump Pads, Krasny Soldat, and the Dragon Relic.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when killing a Megaton HVT during the Elimination Objective.
  • Gameplay
    • The Eliminate Objective no longer removes additional enemies between HVT jumps to better balance difficulty with other Outbreak Objectives.
    • Addressed an issue with zombies pausing or pathing incorrectly to the Holdout Objective.
    • Addressed an issue where the Krasny Soldat’s flamethrower attack would not deal damage under certain circumstances.
    • Addressed an issue where the flashlight would stay on after spectating during the Holdout Objective.
  • Perks
    • Addressed an issue where Tombstone Soda could cause the player to fall out of the gameplay space in Golova, Alpine, and Ruka.
  • Support
    • Addressed an issue where the Chopper Gunner could fly out of the gameplay space after multiple uses.


  • Addressed an issue where Ray Gun splash damage could break all Armor if the player had Jugger-Nog Tiers III, IV, and V.

Field Upgrades

  • Addressed an issue where Healing Aura incorrectly gained the benefit of Quick Revive’s Tier IV ability.

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Cold War’s Dark Aether camos & Gunsmith Customs coming soon to Warzone

Players looking to use their Dark Aether camos in Warzone are in luck, as support is coming.



Dark Aether in Black Ops Cold War

Raven Software has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War’s Dark Aether camos and Gunsmith Customs will be making their way to Call of Duty: Warzone. 

For Black Ops Cold War Zombies players, the Dark Aether camo is a true mark of skill and perseverance, with players tasked with unlocking every skin for every weapon, in every class. 

After going through all that effort, it’s no surprise that players wanted to be able to rock their Dark Aether camos in Warzone, something that so far has been impossible. 

However, the studio’s creative director Amos Hodge has confirmed that the team is hard at work on bringing support for Dark Aether camos to Call of Duty: Warzone. 

Treyarch first promised that support for these camos would arrive back in their Season 1 announcement blog post, but information on introduction has been minimal every since.

Raven has finally confirmed they plan to bring official support for Dark Aether camos to Warzone, but admitted that the studio would need more time to make it happen. 

Hodge explained that there is “a lot of work” still to be done in bringing Cold War’s Zombies camos to Warzone weapons because of the differences in how some weapons look and feel once those camos are applied. 

Raven also has confirmed they want to bring support to create and use Black Ops Cold War Gunsmith Customs weapons into Call of Duty: Warzone. Currently, Warzone only supports the feature with Modern Warfare weapons. 

Hodge stated that the team “will get there” with these features but more time is needed to ensure they’re brought to life. 

Unfortunately, Hodge didn’t provide a release date or a timeline for these features, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as the information becomes available. 

Stay tuned for the latest updates on Call of Duty: Warzone

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How to unlock the FARA 83 in Warzone & Cold War Season 3

Find out how you can unlock the blistering FARA 83 Assault Rifle in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 with this handy guide.



Unlock Fara 83 Warzone Black Ops Cold War Season 3

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 3 has hit the ground running with new content and weapon changes, including some improvements for the FARA 83 Assault Rifle. Our quick guide will show you how to unlock it.

The launch of a new season in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is always an exciting prospect with major changes allowing new weapons to become the dominating meta. Season 3 is no different as the latest update for the franchise introduces some tweaks to the Fara 83 assault rifle to shake things up for those who unlock it or already have it unlocked.

These positive changes include a smoothed-out recoil pattern, a 17% increase to the gun’s maximum damage range, and a minimum damage increase from 25 to 26.

Unlock Fara 83 Black Ops Cold War Warzone Season 3

The changes above, combined with the high rate of fire and a nasty punch of the Fara 83, will certainly make it a valuable unlock for players during Season 3.

How to Unlock the FARA 83 in Warzone & Cold War Season 3

Previously, the Fara 83 assault rifle could only be unlocked by reaching tier 15 of last season’s Battle Pass. Unfortunately, this meant players who did not reach tier 15 would not have gotten a chance to add this weapon to their inventory.

Fortunately, Treyarch has added an array of new unlock challenges for weapons in the Zombies mode of Black Ops Cold War, including the Fara 83 assault rifle.

For you to unlock the FARA 83 in Zombies, you’ll need to kill 30 or more enemies consecutively without getting hit 25 times. Once you have accomplished this task, you will be rewarded with this powerful assault rifle that you can use in Warzone, Multiplayer, and Zombies.

Unlock Fara 83 Black Ops Cold War Warzone Season 3

Treyarch and Activision have usually tried to avoid pay-to-win situations and always make new weapons available for all players so that none are locked out and creating an unfair advantage.

This includes making older Battle Pass weapons available through challenges for players who did not play during that period of time.

There is no doubt that players will be satisfied with their choice if they take the time to unlock the Fara 83 during Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone and use it to take down their enemies.

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CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass overview: All 100 tiers

Here is a complete guide to every item you can earn in the 100 tiers of the Call of Duty: Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass.



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It’s time to earn everything in the Season 3 Battle Pass for Call of Duty’s two leading games – Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Both of CoD’s leading titles have made some significant changes heading into Season 3. Black Ops Cold War has brought in new maps, a tasty Scorestreak, and re-energized its excellent Outbreak mode.

Whereas Warzone has gone for a complete meta balancing and nuked its map in the process. The one thing that they both have in common, aside from the new PPSH-41 and K31, is the Battle Pass. As with every new season, players can swap between both games and still earn XP towards unlocking everything it has to offer.

But what is in the Season 3 Battle Pass? We have all the information you need below.

Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass Tiers

As always, the Battle Pass contains a healthy mix of content to unlock and use in either Call of Duty game.

Here’s the rundown of all the new content in Treyarch’s new Battle Pass for Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3.

Tiers 1 – 5

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Tiers 6 – 14

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Tiers 15 – 23

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Tiers 24 – 32

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Tiers 33 – 41

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Tiers 42 – 50

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Tiers 51 – 59

tiers 51-59

Tiers 60 – 68

tiers 60-68

Tiers 69 – 77

tiers 69-77

Tiers 78 – 86

tiers 78-86

Tiers 87 – 95

tiers 87-95

Tiers 96 – 100

tiers 96-100

How much does the Season 3 Battle Pass cost?

Currently, the Premium Battle Pass is 1,000 CoD Points, or $10.

If you’d like to skip 20 tiers instantly upon purchase, you can grab the Premium Battle Pass bundle in the store for 2,400 CoD points, or $24.

If you have all of your CoD Points saved up from the last Premium Battle Pass, you should have just enough to purchase the base one. If you progress it all the way to Tier 100, you’ll have 1,000 COD points for the Season 4 Battle Pass as well.

Make sure you’re using the fastest ways to level up your Cold War and Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass.

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