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Cold War May 21 update patch notes: 2XP, Multi-Team, Baseball Bat, more

The May 21 update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has arrived, and we have all of the exciting patch notes covered for you.

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Black Ops Cold War May 21 Update Patch Notes

Treyarch has applied a brand new update for Black Ops Cold War on May 21, and we have all of the new patch notes covered for you.

The Season 3 Reloaded update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War arrived this week and brought a plethora of new content for players to experience, including major weapon buffs and nerfs, a new Outbreak Main Quest Easter Egg, and the new Rambo and John McClane Operators.

However, it also brought some unintended issues that Treyarch has been hard at work fixing following the Season 3 Reloaded update going live.

These fixes and the official arrival of a Double XP weekend and the teasing of the arrival of the highly-anticipated Baseball Bat melee weapon are the focus of the Black Ops Cold War May 21 update, and we have all of the patch notes for you below:

Black Ops Cold War May 21 update Patch Notes

Black Ops Cold War May 21 update Patch Notes

MULTI-TEAM ELIMINATION IS HERE

Welcome to Season Three Reloaded! We hope everyone’s enjoying all the new maps, modes, and ‘80s action packed into this latest update.

We’ve made a handful of improvements and fixes since the mid-season update kicked off this week, including the restoration of our Multi-Team Elimination and Multi-Team Moshpit modes after sorting out some performance issues. See below for the full of other additions, including the option to enable the hit marker and headshot sounds from Black Ops 4 in Audio settings (one of our personal favorites).

For those wondering how to earn the new limited-time Medals you might have seen popping up in your feed in Multiplayer and Zombies, we’ve got the full list in the notes below! If you’re going for every event reward by completing all 18 challenges during the ‘80s Action Heroes event, be sure to get familiar and collect ‘em all.

Black Ops Cold War May 21 update Patch Notes

2XP WEEKEND NOW LIVE

As we mentioned in our Season Three Reloaded blog, the Prestige Shop has some new Legacy Calling Cards on offer from previous Black Ops games, and now’s your chance to unlock them twice as fast during 2XP Weekend! Double your Prestige earn rate now through 10AM PT Monday, May 24th in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. We’ll see you out there.

And last but not least…

BASEBALL BAT INCOMING TOMORROW

If you’ve been looking to crack some skulls with a new melee weapon, look no further than the Baseball Bat arriving in Black Ops Cold War starting tomorrow! Players can unlock this bad boy via an in-game challenge in Multiplayer and Zombies, or as a super-menacing Weapon Blueprint in a new Store bundle.

After that, our sixth new weapon of Season Three is up next as the AMP63 machine pistol comes to both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone later in the season.

Here’s what’s new since our latest game update:

GLOBAL

Medals

  • Added new Medals for the ‘80s Action Heroes event:
    • Have a Blast!
      • Multiplayer: Killed an enemy with an explosion.
      • Zombies: Killed 3 or more enemies rapidly with explosives.
    • This is Personal
      • Multiplayer: Killed an enemy with a Melee weapon.
      • Zombies: Killed 7 or more enemies rapidly with a Melee weapon.
    • Fully Loaded
      • Multiplayer: Killed two or more enemies rapidly with an automatic weapon without reloading.
      • Zombies: Killed 10 or more enemies rapidly with an automatic weapon without reloading.
        • Addressed an issue where the “Fully Loaded” Medal previously displayed as “Become War” in Zombies.
    • Light ‘Em Up
      • Multiplayer: Killed an enemy with the Death Machine.
      • Zombies: Killed 5 or more enemies rapidly with the Death Machine.
    • Chopped Up
      • Multiplayer: Killed an enemy with a Tomahawk.
      • Zombies: Killed 3 or more enemies rapidly with a Tomahawk.
    • First Blood
      • Multiplayer: Got the first kill in a match.
      • Zombies: Got the first kill in a match.

Challenges

  • Addressed an issue where Weapon Unlock Challenges for Zombies could display in Create-a-Class in Multiplayer.
  • Updated the description for the ‘80s Action Heroes event challenge “A War You Won’t Believe”.

Weapons

  • Custom Mods can now be applied to Dual Wield weapons in Create-a-Class.
  • Updated the weapon model for the “Black Inknife” Blueprint.

Audio

  • Added Classic hit marker and headshot sound option in Audio settings.

Operators

  • Restored the Random Operator option in the Operator selection menu.

MULTIPLAYER

Modes

  • Multi-Team
    • Restored Multi-Team Elimination and Moshpit after addressing performance issues.
  • Prop Hunt
    • Removed Slope option to prevent exploitable behavior.

ZOMBIES

Weapons

  • Ray Gun
    • Restored standard Ray Gun ammo count from 20/60 to 20/80. Pack-a-Punched amount count will be increased in an upcoming update.
  • Custom Mods
    • Addressed an issue that could cause the Custom Mods menu to be blank after Pack-a-Punching weapons.

Ammo Mods

  • Dead Wire
    • Updated Dead Wire Tier V Ammo Mod to kill any normal zombies stunned that it stuns.

UI

  • Addressed an issue where player names could appear during Main Quest cutscenes.

Outbreak

  • Stability
    • Fixed stability issues that could occur when players transitioned regions or left a match while in an upgrade menu.

Onslaught

  • Stability
    • Fixed a crash that occurred when unlocking the Challenge Weapon Blueprint in the new Mystery Munitions limited-time mode.

There is no doubt that plenty of players will be happy to see the changes from the Black Ops Cold War May 21 update patch notes take effect and to take advantage during the Double XP event this weekend.

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Warzone & Cold War Season 4 Ground Fall event: Release date, challenges, rewards

Here’s everything you need to know about Warzone and Cold War Season 4’s Ground Fall event, allowing players to earn various unique rewards.

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Warzone Cold War Ground Fall event

With the satellites crash-landing in Verdansk in Season 4, Warzone and Cold War will include the Ground Fall event, offering players various unique cosmetic rewards.

As teased in the Season 4 reveal trailer, satellites have crash-landed in Verdansk ’84. Similar to Adler’s capture kicking off Season 3’s Hunt for Adler event, these satellites’ arrival will kickstart the ‘Ground Fall’ event.

As with all Cold War and Warzone limited time events, there will be a series of challenges to complete, allowing you to earn cosmetic items such as weapon Blueprints, Operator skins, calling cards, and more.

Here’s everything we know about Warzone and Cold War Season 4’s Ground Fall event.

Warzone & Cold War Ground Fall event release date

Warzone Cold War Season 4 Jackal Operator

Activision have confirmed that the Ground Fall event will kick-off Season 4, so will begin on June 17.

Devs also confirmed that when the new season begins, the Ground Fall event tab will appear on the menus so you can begin completing the challenges and immediately start earning the rewards.

This event is limited time, so you’ll need to complete all of the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone challenges before 10 AM PT on June 24 to earn every reward.

Warzone & Cold War Ground Fall challenges

Warzone Season 4 satellite

Similar to the 80s Action Heroes and Hunt For Adler events, there will be separate challenges for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

While the full list of challenges hasn’t been revealed yet, devs have given us a taste of what they’ll entail. They said that Cold War’s will be relating to Season 4’s “new modes, maps, and weaponry,” Warzone’s will pertain to the new POIs, such as finding and securing SAT-Links.

Once the Ground Fall event officially goes live at the start of Season 4, we’ll update this article with every challenge for Warzone and Cold War.

Warzone & Cold War Ground Fall rewards

Jackal Black Ops Cold War Season 4

As with previous events, there will be a variety of cosmetic items to earn in the Ground Fall event. As you complete both Cold War and Warzone’s challenges, you’ll earn Ground Fall-themed cosmetics, and for completing every challenge, you’ll get an “out of this world” Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint.

Here’s every Ground Fall reward confirmed so far:

  • Emblems
  • Calling Cards
  • Satellite Weapon Charm
  • XP
  • Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint

Stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all of the Season 4 content still to be revealed, such as the Ground Fall event rewards and Warzone patch notes.

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Cold War Season 4 weapon buffs & nerfs: AK-47, XM4, Krig 6

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 sees Treyarch make sweeping balancing changes to a number of Assault Rifles, including the XM4 and AK-47.

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Cold War Season 4 character shooting an Assault Rifle

Black Ops Cold War’s Season 4 update is here, and as always, Treyarch have been tinkering with the game’s weapon balance, with buffs and nerfs for a number of guns.

Weapon balancing is a huge part of keeping any game fresh, giving developers the opportunity to tweak the meta to make overpowered weapons more manageable, or to give guns that aren’t being used often a much-needed boost.

The launch of the Season 4 patch gives Treyarch the perfect opportunity to buff and nerf a number of weapons in an attempt to shake things up, and the developers have focused on a single class of guns this time around.

Season 3: Reloaded saw Treyarch work on SMGs, Sniper Rifles, and a number of attachments, but with Season 4, the focus is clearly on Assault Rifles. Here’s a breakdown of the big changes coming with the new patch.

Rambo using AR in Cold War

Assault Rifle changes in Cold War Season 4

Assault Rifles are going to feel very different in Season 4. All seven guns in the class have been adjusted in some manner, mostly focusing on the attachments that players use with them.

Suppressors will definitely become more widespread thanks to Treyarch‘s decision to reduce the range penalties on most ARs, although it has been slightly increased by 2% on the ultra-powerful AK-47. The QBZ-83 and Groza have also had their penalties increased slightly to bring them in line with the class average.

The biggest change comes for the XM4 though, which sees a huge 11% drop in range penalty, making the already strong gun even more useful.

Black Ops Cold War AK-47 loadout

While other weapon classes haven’t been changed in this patch, there is a good chance they will be addressed in future patches, with Treyarch always working on balancing. You can view the full list of changes below.

  • Assault Rifles
    • XM4
      • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 11%.
      • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 22%.
    • AK-47
      • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 13%.
      • Increased range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 25% to 27%.
    • QBZ-83
      • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 17%.
    • FFAR 1
      • Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 10%.
      • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 20%.
    • Krig 6
      • Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 30% to 25%.
    • Groza
      • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 17%.
    • FARA 83
      • Reduced range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 33% to 32%.
      • Increased range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 20%.

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How to unlock Iridescent Jackal skin in Warzone & Cold War Season 4

Warzone and Cold War is receiving its first ever Ultra-rarity Operator skin in Season 4, so here’s how to unlock Jackal’s Iridescent skin.

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How to unlock Iridescent Jackal Skin

Warzone and Black Ops Cold War’s first Ultra-rarity Operator skin is arriving in Season 4, so here’s how to unlock new Operator Jackal’s Iridescent skin.

Alongside the brand new weapons and maps for Warzone and Cold War Season 4, the game will be introducing its first Ultra-rarity Operator skin. New Operator Jackal will receive a unique color-changing outfit, something Verdansk has never seen before.

This new skin “allows Jackal to come alive with a mesmerizing light pattern across his entire jumpsuit and mask,” making it a highly sought-after item in Season 4.

Here’s how to unlock Season 4 Operator Jackal and his Ultra-rarity Iridescent skin in Season 4.

How to unlock Jackal and Iridescent Operator skin

Jackal Iridescent skin in Cold War and Warzone

South African mercenary Jackal is Season 4’s featured Operator, who you’ll unlock as soon as you purchase the premium Battle Pass. This costs 1000 CoD Points and you can now either buy the pass yourself or receive it through Call of Duty’s new gifting system.

The Iridescent Jackal Skin will be unlocked at Tier 100 of the premium Season 4 Battle Pass. Reaching Tier 100 will take some time, but you can speed up the process by buying the Battle Pass Bundle for 2400 CoD Points, which includes 20 discounted Tier Skips, or you can take advantage of Double XP events.

Jackal Operator Mission challenges

Iridescent jackal skin Cold War Season 4

Once you’ve unlocked Jackal’s Iridescent skin, there will be Operator Missions available to unlock extra styles and “additional cosmetic items.” For completing these missions, you’ll get the silver ‘Manta Ray’ style and the ‘Copperite’ skin, which gives him a “copper shine.”

We’ll need to wait until Season 4 arrives to see the Operator Mission challenges.

Once Season 4 officially goes live, we’ll update this article with Jackal’s Operator Mission challenges and rewards.

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