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Cold War Mule Kick perk returns in Mauer der Toten with skill tier upgrades

Mauer der Toten is going to be bringing plenty of exciting things to Black Ops Cold War Zombies including the return of the classic Mule Kick perk.

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There is plenty of excitement in the world of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies community with the upcoming arrival of the new Mauer der Toten Zombies map in the Season 4 Reloaded update, which will see the return of the fan-favorite Mule Kick perk with various skill tier upgrades.

Following the second Outbreak Easter Egg quest, the next chapter of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies experience will be arriving in the form of the new Mauer der Toten map, which will be arriving on July 15 as part of the Season 4 Reloaded update.

Treyarch released the official gameplay trailer for the new Mauer der Toten Zombies map on July 8, and it showed off plenty of exciting things players can experience when playing.

One of the most interesting things that the gameplay trailer showed off was the confirmation that the fan-favorite Mule Kick perk will be making its Cold War debut.

Cold War Mule Kick

Cold War Mule Kick

Veteran Zombies players will undoubtedly be excited to see the debut of the Mule Kick perk, as it has been a staple in multiple games and allows players to equip a third weapon which can be the difference between surviving to a high round or dying.

Treyarch also confirmed that players would be able to invest in five additional Skill Tier upgrades in the third weapon they will acquire when using the Cold War Mule Kick perk in their battle against the undead on the Mauer der Toten map.

Mule Kick skill tier upgrades

You can find all of the skill tier upgrades that will be available for players to use to make this perk even more powerful by using the Aetherium Crystals they have acquired from their time fighting the undead below:

Mule Kick skill tier upgrades

New perks are always fun to use, so there is no doubt that plenty of players will be excited to try out the Mule Kick perk and see how it stacks up against its versions in other games when Mauer der Toten is added to the first-person shooter for free on July 15.

For more on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out the best controller settings you should be using in Season 4, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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Cold War players reveal the classic World at War maps they want added

Some classic World at War maps have been outed as possible Cold War remakes by fans desperate for them to return.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is already tacked with a large number of multiplayer maps, but players have suggested some stellar World at War candidates for future remakes.

The Season 5 arrival of Cold War and Warzone is imminent, and we are getting prepped for major content drops. There are rumors as to what players can expect and they have been theorizing inventive new Scorestreaks, and leaks have revealed artwork ahead of time.

One of the key additions to every major season and Reloaded update are extra maps to allow more rotation and longevity in online multiplayer.

Rush was the most recent map to appear in Cold War Season 4, and with 12 more maps supposedly due to arrive in the game, players have highlighted a couple of maps they’d like to see.

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World at War maps have been oddly conspicuous in their absence from Cold War, with Treyarch opting to favor the Black Ops games for remake content.

But Pandarek115 has shown off some maps they think would be the perfect addition to Black Ops Cold War Season 5 and beyond.

“Should Treyarch bring some World at War maps on Cold War? These are my suggestions… (Seelow 12v12 & Dome 2v2).”

For any players unaware of these two maps, Seelow was a big, almost village-like map with houses, gardens, and a river. It was a big countryside map that would be great for Combined Arms and bigger Cold War maps.

Whereas Dome was highly unique and managed to cram so much into relatively small battle space. The Reddit post says it would be good for 2v2, but in the same way that Diesel works for 2v2 and 6v6, Dome would be a very diverse, multi-purpose map.

This is purely speculation and wishlist stuff, but Treyarch presumably knows there is a craving for some nostalgic World at War content. It’s not impossible to see at least one of these two maps before Cold War’s run is over.

Also, check out how to make Custom Blueprints with Cold War.

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New Cold War and Warzone weapons teased in Season 5 cinematic

Clever CoD fans have spotted several new weapons teased in the Warzone and Cold War Season 5 cinematic, which are likely to arrive soon.

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Warzone Season 5 Operator with TEC-9s

In the latest cinematic trailer, eagle-eyed Call of Duty fans have spotted the likely candidates for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5’s weapons.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 brought some extremely powerful weapons to the mix, such as the C58 Assault Rifle and Nail Gun. Season 5 has finally been revealed, and players are keen to learn what new weapons Treyarch and Raven Software will bring.

The leaked Season 5 artwork revealed the TEC-9 Pistol would be coming to Call of Duty for the first time, but eagle-eyed fans have spotted several other weapons that have been teased.

Here’s every teased weapon from Season 5’s cinematic trailer.

TEC-9

Warzone and Cold War Season 5 official artwork

Fans first spotted the TEC-9 Pistol when the key art for Warzone and Cold War Season 5 was leaked. The brand-new Operator was seen wielding the automatic pistol Akimbo in both the artwork and now the teaser trailer.

This pistol has never been seen in Call of Duty before, but it could be extremely powerful at close range when dual-wielded.

Soviet Cosmonaut TP-82 Survival Sidearm

In this new trailer, Woods wields a brand-new one-handed Shotgun which some believe to be the Soviet Cosmonaut TP-82 Survival Sidearm.

Russian astronauts brought this small Shotgun to space, so they had some protection when landing in the Siberian wilderness. This sidearm has two Shotgun barrels and a lower rifle barrel that shoots 7.62mm rounds. Fans of Battlefield V will find it extremely familiar to the M30 Drilling, which doubled up as both a Shotgun and Rifle.

There’s no guarantee this is the TP-82, but it looks and acts extremely like it. Whatever this new weapon is, it’s sure to be a unique addition to Season 5.

EM1 Bullpup

Reddit user Vengance183 spotted what appears to be the British EM-1 in the Season 5 cinematic. This was an experimental weapon from the 1940s and was considered high-tech for its day.

One of the Warzone and Cold War Season 5 weapons is carried by Woods’ mysterious new squad member, and we get a good view when he drops it after using it as a club. Vengance183 paused the cinematic here, and we can see that it bears a striking resemblance to the EM-1 Rifle.

This won’t be the first time Cold War brings classic weapons to the game, with the PPSH-41 arriving in Season 3.

And that’s all the new weapons Black Ops Cold War players have spotted in the Season 5 cinematic! We expect a roadmap soon, and then we’ll get official confirmation of all of the new season’s upcoming weapons.

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Frustrated players feel that quickscoping is “not balanced” in Black Ops Cold War

Despite previous nerfs, players feel that quickscoping is too overpowered and unbalanced in Black Ops Cold War. Season 4

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Black Ops Cold War’s lack of sniper flinch is frustrating players as they feel that if they come into contact with even a half-decent quickscoper then they can’t win in.

It was back in May 2021 that players were asking the devs to incorporate some flinch for Sniper Rifles. Quickscopers were able to pull off quickscoping with relative ease as even if they were being shot at, there would be no flinch effect at all, making it easy to keep aiming.

A minor change was added, but it didn’t seem to have the desired effect that players were hoping for. Now, an example has been shown of quickscoping still being quite broken as we close in on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 5.

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In a Reddit post titled “This is not balanced, there is 0 counterplay whatsoever to quickscoping. You can’t have quickscoping with no flinch at high speeds in a 150HP COD,” user KingOfDunsparce showed why quickscoping is a problem.

In their video, they were already aiming at the player well before they could look down their scope. They manage to get away several shots with their PPSH-41 and visibly get a few hit markers on the opposing player.

But without warning, they were subjected to a quick one-hit-kill as they were dropped on the spot by the enemy player’s Swiss K31.

Upon closer inspection, the killcam showed that the quickscoping player aimed as normal the entire time and locked on without any trouble.

The top commenter on the article said: “Sad part is, you did everything right. Used an SMG for close quarters, threw a stun, aimed in first and got on target, started strafing, shot first, aaaand none of it mattered. He won that fight purely because of the gun and nothing else.”

Now, the stun grenade was miles away from the sniper, so that had no bearing on the encounter. But the rest was just a case of the player being unable to contend with an unimpeded, one-hit-kill shot.

Given that this is something that Cold War players have asked to be fixed for multiple seasons now, it now begs the question of if the game will ever receive the fix it needs.

Also, check out how to make Custom Blueprints in Black Ops Cold War.

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