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Cold War May 27 patch notes: Multi-Team Elim updates, Free Access, more

The May 27 update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has officially arrived, and we have all of the patch notes covered for you.

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Treyarch has revealed the patch notes for the May 27 update that it has applied to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and they have plenty of exciting things for players.

The Season 3 Reloaded update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War brought various things for players to enjoy, like the new Multi-Team Elimination Fireteam game mode and Outbreak Main Quest Easter Egg.

Looking to allow as many players as possible to enjoy all of the recent content to its fullest potential, Treyarch has released a brand new update on May 27.

This update provides an array of updates to existing content like the Multi-Team Elimination mode and officially announces a period of free access to Black Ops Cold War for those who do not own it currently.

You can find the full set of patch notes for the Black Ops Cold War May 27 update below:

Black Ops Cold War May 27 update patch notes

Black Ops Cold War May 27 update patch notes

THE ‘80S ACTION CONTINUES!

NEW MODES: RAMBO’S GUN GAME & 3V3 GUNFIGHT

Our ‘80s Action Heroes event continues with Rambo’s Gun Game in Black Ops Cold War this week! The rotation of 20 weapons gets a serious boost in firepower, as the Combat Bow, War Machine, RPG-7, and even the Death Machine get added into a fresh set of armaments. To help keep our action heroes alive, players will also be equipped with the Stimshot. Check out all the details on Rambo’s Gun Game at the Call of Duty Blog.

Die Hardpoint has become an instant fan-favorite and stands strong this week in our Multiplayer Featured Playlists, along with 12v12 Moshpit and Standoff 24/7. In addition, Snipers Only Moshpit returns to Multiplayer via the Quick Play menu for all you sharpshooters out there.

We’re also bringing 3v3 Gunfight to Multiplayer for the first time, where two teams of three throw down on our smallest maps with randomized loadouts. This one’s different from the 3v3 playlists we’ve had in the past – here, you’ll be playing purely by standard Gunfight rules without being restricted to sniper rifle loadouts or melee weapons only. We’re also testing out 6v6 gameplay on these maps for a special variant of Face Off in the near future, so keep those eyes peeled.

MULTI-TEAM ELIMINATION: UPDATES & TIPS

It’s been amazing to see all the positive responses to our new Multi-Team: Elimination mode since Season Three Reloaded kicked off! This last-team-standing experience was designed as a love letter to Blackout fans, featuring gameplay elements from Black Ops 4’s Down But Not Out LTM to keep the action moving with multiple redeploys and loot-to-survive fundamentals.

In today’s update, we’ve added some new gameplay and UI improvements based on player feedback to make Elimination even better, including increased XP values, map voting, improved ping visibility, and more. Check out the full list in the patch notes below, and watch for more updates on the way.

Additionally, we wanted to share some tips from the dev team to help your chances of success in Elimination:

  • Infil: This is your first drop into the match, and can pave the way to success throughout the match. Be on the lookout for the Supply Drop chopper while in the infil plane and make your way to the package if you’re looking for the rarest items. Supply Drops contain lethal Scorestreaks like the Death Machine, War Machine, and Sentry Turrets in addition to weapons, Armor Plates, and Equipment.
    • If you don’t manage to make it to a Supply Drop, don’t worry, as everyone will have access to a standard submachine gun on each infil and redeploy. This does mean that you’ll want to be ready to fight when your boots hit the ground.
  • Play the Edge: For those who prefer a more peaceful start, try heading to the perimeter of the maps. While you may not get into as many engagements, the connecting areas and forests throughout the Ural Mountains are great spots to find containers to slowly build up your loadout. Keep your eyes on the expanding radiation, however, as you can easily find yourself on the wrong side of the clouds. You’ll see waypoints in the distance to give you a good idea of how quickly you need to move.
  • Mid-Game: This is where things start to heat up. Each player gets five redeploys throughout the match. Redeploys occur on a rolling 30-second wave, which means anyone in the queue to redeploy will be dropping back in when that timer hits :00, as long as one of their teammates is still alive.
    • If you find yourself in an engagement with an enemy squad and don’t manage to eliminate them from the match by wiping the squad, stay vigilant, as it’s likely those same enemies will be dropping right back in to get their revenge. We suggest you stay on the move after engagements or risk getting squad-wiped yourself.
  • Endgame: Time for the payoff. By now, you should have your ideal loadout tailored for the eventual exfil site. If you’re battling over the rooftops in Sanatorium, a great setup might be a tactical rifle, submachine gun, and a Field Mic to detect any enemies that may try to flank your squad. If you find yourself in a more open setting like the ski slopes of Alpine, a sniper rifle, assault rifle, and a Smoke Grenade can go a long way at picking off enemies at range and providing cover for a potential exfil.
  • Exfil: The decision between eliminating all enemies or attempting an exfil for the W is situational. If the area is still hot with a high number of enemies, you may want to let the other squads battle it out and hope for some wipes, or do the dirty work yourself. When the number of remaining enemies is low for the final zone, an exfil could be the right choice with the right tactics in play.
    • If you do go for the exfil, make sure your squad covers the angles to the chopper while you swoop in and hook up. This is also the perfect time to equip and deploy those Scorestreaks that you managed to find along the way. Good luck!

MP + OUTBREAK FREE ACCESS BEGINS

Ready to play MP and Zombies with your friends who might not own Black Ops Cold War yet? Let them know the new Multiplayer + Outbreak Free Access period is now live today through 10AM PT June 1st!

Download Free Access from your platform’s store and jump into Die Hardpoint, Rambo’s Gun Game, Standoff 24/7, Nuketown 24/7, and more in Multiplayer, as well as Outbreak in Zombies and Onslaught on PlayStation®.

SECURE YOUR ACCOUNT FOR 2X BATTLE PASS XP

Sign up for two-factor authentication to improve your account security and get two hours of 2X Battle Pass XP! We strongly recommend adding this extra layer of account protection, which requires a third-party authentication application when logging into your Activision account. Sign up at the CallofDuty.com 2FA page here.

Starting today, anyone who enables two-factor authentication will receive two 1-hour 2X Battle Pass XP Tokens as a reward. If you’ve already enabled the feature before today, your tokens will begin rolling out tomorrow, May 28th. Enjoy!

CONTACTING ACTIVISION SUPPORT

Need help with your account or have a question about a particular issue? Support is available through the official Activision Support page, where you can access a wide range of help options. You can also follow Activision Support at @ATVIAssist on Twitter to get the latest support information regarding game updates, general tips, trending issues, and server outages.

Visit Activision Support here for more details: http://support.activision.com

If you’re looking for info on specific issues in Black Ops Cold War or Warzone™, please visit our Trello page, which serves as a one-stop hub for known issue tracking, patch notes, and game updates

2XP WEEKEND BEGINS TOMORROW

We’re kicking off the long weekend with four days of 2XP in Black Ops Cold War MP and Zombies starting tomorrow through 10AM PT Tuesday, June 1st! There’s never been a better time to unlock every Season Challenge and hit Prestige Master, so get to it.

Here’s what’s new today:

GLOBAL

Multiplayer + Outbreak Free Access

  • Free Access available for download, featuring Multiplayer and Zombies modes through June 1st.

Progression

  • Addressed an issue where some players’ Season Levels were capped at Level 182 in the After Action Report and in-game scoreboard.

MULTIPLAYER

Modes

  • Rambo’s Gun Game [NEW]
    • New ‘80s Action Heroes Multiplayer mode available in Featured Playlists.
  • 3v3 Gunfight [NEW]
    • New 3v3 variant of Gunfight mode available in Featured Playlists.
  • Multi-Team
    • Elimination
      • Increased XP values.
      • Enabled map voting in the playlist.
      • Increased the opacity of pings for better visibility. Pings will also be less visible while aiming down sights.
      • Map loading stats that show your performance in Elimination on each map should now properly display the correct stats.
    • UI
      • Enemy pings will now follow the pinged player for 5 seconds. To ping an enemy player, with an enemy player in your field of view, double-tap the left d-Pad button on controller or press the Z key twice on your keyboard.
      • Addressed an issue where the player would sometimes receive a UI error when being downed or killed by the Ballistic Knife.

Medals

  • The “Have a Blast” Medal can now be earned with explosive Scorestreaks.

UI

  • Increased the size of Weapon Mastery badges displayed during Best Play.

Featured Playlists

  • Rambo’s Gun Game [NEW]
  • Die Hardpoint
  • Standoff 24/7 (also available in Hardcore via Quick Play)
  • Multi-Team Elimination
  • Nuketown 24/7 (also available in Hardcore via Quick Play)
  • 12v12 Moshpit (also available in Hardcore via Quick Play)
  • Party Games
  • 3v3 Gunfight [NEW]
  • Multi-Team Moshpit

LEAGUE PLAY

Maps

  • Removed Checkmate from rotation in CDL Search & Destroy.

ZOMBIES

Weapons

  • Wonder Weapons
    • Addressed an issue where players could apply an Ammo Mod to the D.I.E. Wonder Weapons.

Ammo Mods

  • Addressed an issue where the Cryofreeze Ammo Mod visual FX could display on screen when walking backwards.
  • Stability
    • Added stability fixes for Fishing.

Featured Playlists

  • Outbreak
  • Firebase Z
  • Die Maschine
  • Cranked 2: No Time to Crank
  • Dead Ops Arcade: First Person
  • Dead Ops Arcade
  • Onslaught (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Mystery Munitions (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Standoff (PlayStation)

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CoD Points price: How to buy, spend & do they carry over

CoD Points are the official currency of Call of Duty. Check out CoD Point prices, where to buy them, and whether they transfer between games.

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Activision’s in-game currency lets players purchase cosmetics for their characters, and we’ve got everything you need to know about CoD Points prices, how to buy them, and all the items you can spend them on.

Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game, requiring players to spend their own currency named CoD Points to acquire them.

CoD Points can be purchased in-game using the menu systems in games like Vanguard or Warzone or through console marketplaces like the PS Store or Xbox Marketplace.

The gaming landscape has changed over the years with the incorporation of microtransactions and live-gaming services. Many games offer extra content – with cosmetics being a big proponent of this. With Vanguard and Warzone offering special Attack on Titan and Christmas skins as well as unique weapon Blueprints for popular weapons, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend CoD Points.

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CoD Points prices

There are different amounts and bundles you can opt for when buying CoD Points that are tailored to different needs.

Some players just need to top up their account with a few hundred points to get the latest bundle. Whereas others need a big restock with the intention of spending many points. The more points you want, the bigger the discounts grow.

Here are the different prices for the various CoD Points bundles:

  • 200 CoD Points: $1.99 / £1.79
  • 500 CoD Points: $4.99 / £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) CoD Points: $9.99 / £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) CoD Points: $19.99 / £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $39.99 / £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) CoD Points: $74.99 / £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $99.99 / £84.99
  • 15,000 (+6,000 Bonus) CoD Points: $149.99 / £123.99
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How to buy COD Points

You can be very flexible with how you buy COD Points as there are a few different ways to do so. To make sure you’re buying them for the right platform, just double-check with our guide on transferring COD Points across platforms.

There are four ways you can buy COD Points:

  • PC players can purchase CoD Points on the Battle.net website
  • PS4 & PS5 players can purchase CoD Points in the PS Store on their console, or on the PlayStation website
  • Xbox Series X, Series S, or One players can buy CoD Points on the Xbox Marketplace on their console, or the official Microsoft Store website
  • Select physical retailers stock vouchers and gift cards with a code that players can redeem for CoD Points.

Where to spend CoD Points

Spending your CoD Points is incredibly easy, with players able to purchase cosmetic bundles and Blueprints in the in-game store.

The stores are available in Vanguard, Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare, so you can kit out your character regardless of your preferred title.

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Do CoD Points carry over across games?

The good news is that your CoD Points will transfer across your Call of Duty games, as they are linked to your Activision account.

Players who still have CoD Points in their account from Black Ops Cold War don’t need to worry, as they will automatically be in your account when turning to Vanguard.

What can I buy with COD Points?

Call of Duty’s currency is used to primarily buy two things: the Battle Pass for the current season and Bundles containing a variety of items.

Battle Pass

Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

A Battle Pass is a paid Tier system that allows regular players to earn dozens of extra rewards and cosmetics for essentially playing the game.

Vanguard and Warzone Pacific are currently in Season 1 at the moment. Both titles are currently running in tandem with each other and share the same Battle Pass.

It features 100 Tiers for players to smash their way through the course of Season 1, and if players are committed enough, they can actually earn enough CoD Points, through leveling up the pass, to get the next one for free.

You can buy the Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods:

Bundles

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The other main content you can buy is a wide range of Bundles and Operator Bundles. These special bundles vary in price, and each comes with its own unique items.

The collectibles you can expect to find are Calling Cards, Emblems, Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, and more.

Also, check out when Vanguard Season 2 and Warzone Pacific Season 2 are set to begin.

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Season 1 Vanguard update set to sync progression from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Treyarch’s latest announcement has detailed how Black Ops Cold War progression will sync to Vanguard with upcoming update.

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As season 6 of Black Ops Cold War comes to a close, the devs have announced that an update will allow progress earned in last year’s title to sync to Vanguard.

Call of Duty players have just received confirmation that playing previous Call of Duty titles will work toward progressing in Vanguard. A new update is set to hit Black Ops Cold War on December 6th in preparation for the massive launch of Vanguard Season 1 on December 8.

The patch notes detail synchronized progression with Vanguard as well as new Prestige Levels and rewards, Season Challenge unlocks for the past six seasons, new Prestige Shop content, and weapon balancing.

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Black Ops Cold War fans will be happy to hear that the game is going to continue to receive updates alongside Call of Duty: Vanguard. The latest announcement from Treyarch shares plenty of info concerning shared progression across Call of Duty titles.

Players will enjoy synced progression from each of Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, and Warzone toward Vanguard. This may seem complicated but it just means that playing any of the three titles mentioned above will earn progression for Vanguard.

Synced progression entails unlocking Military Rank, weapons, Equipment, and Killstreaks. In addition, there will be a ton of interesting details such as allowing players to showcase their lifetime Prestige number earned across past titles.

Some changes will go live on December 6 while the rest will occur on December 8.

Patch Notes

Progression

  • Synchronized Military Ranks and Prestige Levels
    • Military Rank and Prestige Level progression will be synchronized with Vanguard at the launch of Season One.
    • All players will begin the season at the Military Rank or Prestige Level they have currently reached in Vanguard, or Military Rank 1 if they have not played Vanguard yet.
    • Players can progress Vanguard Military Ranks in Black Ops Cold WarWarzone, and Modern Warfare to unlock weapons, Equipment, Killstreaks, and other content for use in Vanguard and Warzone.
  • Prestige Rewards
    • Complete Military Ranks 1-55 to start a new Prestige journey, with new Prestige Levels to unlock across Black Ops Cold WarVanguardWarzone, and Modern Warfare.
    • In Season One, players can earn up to Prestige 7 as they progress their Season Level. Four additional Prestige Levels will be added per season.
    • Each Prestige Level awards a Prestige Key, Tier Skip, Emblem, and Sticker in Black Ops Cold War.
    • Reach Season Level 50 in Season One to unlock the exclusive “Duck Hunt” Weapon Blueprint for use in Vanguard and Warzone.
  • Lifetime Prestige
    • Lifetime Prestige display added to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at the start of Vanguard Season One that display the total number of Prestige Levels earned across previous seasons and in Vanguard.
  • Prestige Master Ribbons
    • Players can now continue their Black Ops Cold War Prestige Master Ribbon progression. Each season, a new Prestige Master Ribbon will be added to the current six Black Ops Cold War Prestige Master Ribbons.
    • Players can progress their Prestige Master Ribbons in Black Ops Cold WarVanguardWarzone, and Modern Warfare by reaching Prestige Master at Season Level 200.
    • Players can now catch up on missed Prestige Master Ribbons each time they earn 200 Season Levels in a season. For example, reaching Season Level 400 will award two Prestige Master Ribbons, if available.

Prestige Shop

  • Black Ops Cold War Prestige Icons will be unlocked and available in the Prestige Shop for anyone who earned them in previous seasons.
  • Players can now equip any acquired Prestige Icon (1-27) as long as they’ve reached Prestige Master at least once in a current or previous season.
  • Players do not need to currently be Prestige Master to access Custom Prestige Icons in the Prestige Shop.
  • Equipped Prestige Icons will no longer be reset at the start of each season.

Season Challenges

  • All previous Black Ops Cold War Season Challenges will be revealed and can be progressed by players who hadn’t revealed them over the course of previous seasons. Legacy Season Challenges can continue to be progressed in Black Ops Cold War.
  • Starting with Season One, players can access and progress new Multiplayer Season Challenges in Vanguard and Warzone, as well as Zombies Season Challenges in Vanguard.

Weapon Unlock Challenges

  • .410 Ironhide
    • Weapon unlock challenge added to Multiplayer and Zombies for the .410 Ironhide Shotgun.
  • Grav
    • Weapon unlock challenge added to Multiplayer and Zombies for the Grav Assault Rifle.

Weapon Tuning (Dec. 6)

  • Marshal
    • Damage
      • Reduced Damage Range from 3.81m to 3.68m.
      • Increased Damage drop-off when fired beyond 3.68m.
    • Dragon’s Breath Attachment
      • Now has a -5% effect on Fire Rate.
      • Increased Damage Range penalty from -25% to -35%.
      • Reduced Damage bonus from +17% to +16%.
    • 12.1″ Extended Barrel
      • Reduced Damage Range bonus from +20% to +15%.

Lobby

  • Updated Lobby theming in Multiplayer and Zombies.

Zombies (Dec 6)

Forsaken

  • Closed an exploit during the Main Quest boss fight.
  • Added “Not Enough Essence” prompt to the Arcade Token dispenser when the player does not have enough Essence to purchase a token.

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  • Addressed an issue where a texture was not appearing correctly after melting the door during the Main Quest.

Outbreak

  • Enemies killed by Brain Rot zombies will now contribute toward the Dragon Relic World Event.

Onslaught

  • Added Onslaught Containment and Onslaught Deprogram to offline Local play.

Stability

  • Fixed stability issues related to the Arsenal.

That covers everything from the upcoming Black Ops Cold War update. If you’re enjoying Vanguard, be sure to check out how this update impacts your gaming experience on December 8.

For more Vanguard content, check out why Zombies players are disappointed with Vanguard.

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Will you be able to use Cold War and Modern Warfare weapons in Warzone Pacific?

Our quick and easy guide will answer the question of whether or not players can use Cold War and Modern Warfare guns in Warzone Pacific.

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One question on everyone’s mind ahead of Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map is whether or not you’ll be able to use Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War’s guns in it. We will answer that for you today.

Call of Duty: Warzone already has a ridiculously bloated arsenal of weapons for players to choose from. With over 100 guns to select as of Warzone Season 6, the transition into Warzone Pacific and the new Caldera map will see all of Vanguard’s guns added.

However, this begs the question for many players, will the new map and addition of nearly 40 Vanguard weapons mean that either Modern Warfare or Black Ops Cold War weapons need to miss out?

Can you use Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons in Warzone Pacific?

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Fans of any of Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War’s weapons will be pleased to know that they too will also be carrying over into Warzone Pacific.

In an exclusive interview with Dexerto, Zach Hodson, Lead Designer at Sledgehammer Games discussed how Vanguard’s weapons will have to be considered when being added to all the other existing guns in the game.

He said that SHG has to keep a “separate balance sheet to track how things might work in Warzone.” Presumably, this is to factor in the extra 40 guns, taking Warzone up to a total of about 150 guns for players to use.

It should be noted that Warzone Pacific game modes will tailor the guns to its different game modes. Warzone Caldera Battle Royale will allow the use of all guns, whereas Vanguard-specific modes will only allow the use of Vanguard weapons.

How to use Cold War & MW weapons in Warzone Pacific

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Whilst there’s nothing concrete just yet, we think that to use these weapons in Warzone Pacific, players will simply be able to select the ones they have unlocked once the Season 1 integration with Vanguard goes live.

When Black Ops Cold War and Warzone merged, it was a simple case of players being able to use the guns that they’d unlocked in Cold War, Modern Warfare, and Warzone. If you hadn’t unlocked a certain gun, then you could complete a challenge condition that was different in each game.

We expect this to be exactly the same in Warzone Pacific, and it’ll be up to the preference of the player, and their availability of each CoD game, to decide how to unlock particular weapons.


We’ll be sure to update this once Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software have provided a bit more official insight into the integration of weapons.

In the meantime, check out everything we know about Vanguard and Warzone Season 1.

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