Activision has unveiled the first details on the Battle Pass coming to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone with Season 2.
The company has shared a new trailer and blog for the Season 2 Battle Pass, which is headlined by the new Operator Naga. Naga included with the Battle Pass purchase and will instantly unlock.
The Season 2 Battle Pass also includes two new weapons, for free for all players, through Tier 15 and Tier 30.
The Battle Pass is available in the in-game store with Call of Duty Points. 1,100 for just the Battle Pass, or 2,400 CP for the Battle Pass bundle, which includes the Pass + 20 Tier Skips (25 Tier Skips for PlayStation players).
The Activision Blog also revealed a first look at some of the new bundles coming to Cold War & Warzone with Season 2.
Tier 0 – Instantly Unlock Naga, Skins for Park, and More
New Operator – Naga: The Laos-born ex-warlord whose supply lines made him an ally of Perseus, Naga is prepared to show off his brutality within Black Ops Cold War and Warzone after he is unlocked at Tier 0. This unlock comes with his “Viper” Operator Skin, a combat uniform he wears while tracking his eventual prey like the slithering beast whose maw inspires his bandana.
Complete Naga’s Operator Missions to receive XP rewards, cosmetic items for your player profile, and four additional Legendary skins: “Cobalt,” “Ashen Scale,” “Crimson Code,” and “Rattlesnake,” each inspired by another deadly snake that is as lethal as this ruthless Operator.
Park Operator Skin and Mission: As NATO prepares to comb through the Golden Triangle for Adler and Nova 6, Park gets herself prepared for the harsh tropical conditions with her “Survivor” Skin. This unlock also comes with an Operator Mission. Complete all four of its objectives to earn the “Autumn” skin that’s fit for the fall bloom, the “Solstice” Skin with red and white accents, an Emblem, a Calling Card, and additional XP.
Wellington Safari Watch: Chart a course for victory with this practical, yet stylish aviator timepiece, instantly unlocked at Tier 0. You’ll never lose track of time in uncharted territory thanks to this watch being synched to the real-world clock, though you may still want to keep track of those squadmates if you want to get out alive.
Seasonal XP Boost: Purchase the Season Two Battle Pass and enjoy a 10% increase in all XP earned during the season.
New Free Base Weapons
Prepare to dominate the opposition in Multiplayer, outlast the enemy in Warzone, and fight through the Outbreak in Zombies with a new assault rifle and SMG, both free to earn in the Battle Pass System.
FARA 83 Assault Rifle (Tier 15): When it comes to neutralizing targets at range, few assault rifles can go pound-for-pound with the FARA 83. Boasting an impressive effective damage range and bullet velocity compared to others in its class, this weapon can pump out reliable and fast damage with a near-unrivaled fire rate. All of this power comes in a heavier package that weighs down handling speeds and causes some strong recoil. But with the right attachments and the right Operator behind its sights, the FARA 83 is far and away a force to be reckoned with in mid-to-long-range engagements.
LC10 SMG (Tier 31): If it weren’t for its size, the LC10 could be mistaken for an assault rifle thanks to its well-rounded nature and an effective damage range that stretches beyond that of a typical submachine gun. Heralded for its accuracy and reliable fire rate, this SMG comes equipped with 34-round magazines as standard to give Operators a bit more leeway when engaging multiple targets. This all comes with the superior handling properties that a compact SMG provides, from a snappy aim down sight time to fast movement speeds across the board.
Get More for Your Operators
“Renegade” Adler Skin (Tier 20): Gear up for the next tropical infiltration with this new Adler skin. This tier also comes with new Operator Missions, where four additional skins – “Beirut,” “Lighthouse,” “Iron Delta,” and “Bright Star” – can be unlocked for Adler in addition to two Calling Cards, two Emblems, and thousands of bonus XP.
“Coyote Dust” Powers Skin (Tier 70) – All four Mil-Sim Operators get alternate skins in the Season Two Battle Pass, including the potential double agent ex-USMC Powers. Stand tall when the sand settles with the “Coyote Dust” skin, or complete her Operator Mission to earn her camouflage “Militant” and yellow-and-black “Buzz Saw” skins.
PLUS, the “Tactical Roll” Finishing Move (Tier 19): Get behind an opponent and hold a melee attack to take them down with style. This Finishing Move can be used by any Operator and is equipped in the Operator menu.
Three Free War Track Packs
Need some new tunes for you and your motley squad to listen to across Warzone and Black Ops Cold War? These three War Track packs can be the soundtrack to your squad’s comeback behind the wheel as soon as they are unlocked for free in the Battle Pass System.
Black Ops II Mixtape (Tier 44): You asked for it, and it’s here. Throw it back to 2025 with four memorable tracks from the Call of Duty: Black Ops II original soundtrack, including the main title theme. Unlocking this Mixtape also makes these four tracks available in the Music Player in Black Ops Cold War, so you can queue up for your next Multiplayer or League Play match with “Adrenaline” in your ears, or vibe to the classic “Damned 100AE” between high-round runs of Zombies.
PLUS, the “Rock Pack II” and “Pop Pack” at Tiers 72 and 94: Some things are best left to be listened to, although we know how much you want to know more, more, more about these packs. All we can say for now is that when Season Two starts, hurry to unlock these two War Track packs; they’re waiting there for you.
New Weapon Blueprints
Twenty Weapon Blueprints across multiple primary and secondary categories are available within the Season Two Battle Pass system, including 11 Legendary Weapon Blueprints and one of Ultra rarity that deserves its own spotlight. While there is plenty of power in the back half of this Battle Pass, here are the first three primary weapon Legendary Blueprints that can be unlocked:
“Glade Ripper” LMG Blueprint (FREE Tier 21): No need to beat around the bush; you’ll be able to rip through it with ease, thanks to this five-attachment LMG. Among its spread of attachments that boost its Firepower, Accuracy, and Ammo statistics significantly is a Salvo 125 Rnd Fast Mag, which combines the weapon’s largest magazine with speed-reloading capabilities to ensure you’ll rarely be left dry during a fight.
“First Mate” SMG Blueprint (Tier 27): Become the captain of carnage with this gold and wood-trimmed SMG Weapon Blueprint. Its included five-attachment spread is mostly built for speed and precision, with a 40 Rnd Speed Mag thrown in to give enough ammo for making entire squads walk the plank.
“Dragon Idol” SMG (FREE Tier 55): Your legend will be passed down through generations with the Dragon Idol, a three-round burst SMG Blueprint plated with jade across its body and most of its five attachments. This includes the Agency Suppressor and Front Grip, a strong combination of accuracy-boosting attachments that keep those bursts tight and effective.PreviousNext
Tier 95 – An Ultra Reactive Weapon Blueprint
The Season Two Battle Pass marks the continued evolution of this collection of content with the “Vulture Exo,” an Ultra-rarity Reactive Weapon Blueprint.
A concept first introduced in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, this Reactive property lets Operators display their skill in real-time by evolving their weapon’s appearance with kills during a match. For example, the “Vulture Exo” pulsates a green energy across the skeleton of a bird that wraps around the entire weapon. As an Operator earns kills, this energy shifts from blue to orange and eventually red, signifying how much of a hot hand they have in the match.
Along with this Reactive property, the “Vulture Exo” also comes with five pre-configured attachments: the Hawksmoor Optic, the Bullet Velocity-doubling 19.5” Liberator Barrel, Foregrip, Spetsnaz 50 Rnd Magazine, and the KGB Skeletal Stock for better Sprint to Fire and Aim Walking Movement Speeds.
Tier 100 – A War Chest of Rewards for Battle Pass Completion:
Fit for the most fearsome Operators, the spoils of Tier 100 are truly Legendary:
“Warlord” Naga Skin and Operator Mission: This combination of a ceremonial mask and a gold-trimmed leather jacket signifies Naga’s career as a most-wanted warlord. Strike terror into your opposition with this skin, and complete the included Operator Mission to unlock two more – the red “River Wraith” and the tiger-inspired “Rare Breed” – among other rewards.
“Poison Dart” Legendary SMG Blueprint: Based on the new SMG within the Season Two Battle Pass, the “Poison Dart” Blueprint comes with five attachments that make the weapon as swift and silent as the amphibian it bases its design on. This includes the Vandal Speed Loader, which brings the weapon’s reload speeds down to just over a second.
1,300 COD Points
On top of all these incredible items, the same great seasonal COD Points offer is here for the Season Two Battle Pass System. Earn up to 300 COD Points through the Season Two Battle Pass System or purchase the Season Two Battle Pass to be able to earn up to 1,000 more COD Points.
This grand total of 1,300 COD Points can be used to purchase a future Battle Pass, or a future Store Bundle like the ones that headline the first four weeks of Season Two:
Season Two Store Highlights – The First Two Weeks
Week One: Dead Ops Arcade, Soul Reaper, and New Melee Tool Invade the Store
Last year marked the 10th anniversary of Dead Ops Arcade, the co-op Zombies-themed minigame that harkened back to classic ‘80s arcade twin-stick shooters.
At the start of Season Two, you can bring a bit of Dead Ops Arcade into the fight with the Dead Ops Arcade Reactive Bundle, a six-item collection featuring the “Side Scroller” Reactive assault rifle Blueprint. Built on the fastest-firing assault rifle platform, the weapon shifts its design to various levels as Operators earn kills, with the Silverback watching on from the included 34 Round magazine.
Prefer a new melee weapon? With the launch of the Machete in Season Two, the River Slasher Bundle will offer the first Machete Blueprint known as the “Backwater Blade.” It also includes the Epic “Backwater Blaster” assault rifle Blueprint, the “Equalizer” watch that tracks your elimination ratio, and a new “Wetlander” Skin for Adler, among other items.
Also available in this first week is the Soul Reaper Bundle, which includes two devilish Legendary Weapon Blueprints and the terrifying “Warpath” skin for Sims.
Week Two: Samantha Maxis Joins Requiem’s Front Lines
After breaking out of the Omega Group’s clutches, Samantha Maxis is ready to fight back.
In Season Two’s second week, head to the Store to find the Maxis Operator Bundle, which will include Samantha Maxis as a playable Operator and two Weapon Blueprints: the Ultra-rarity “Z-74u” Reactive SMG Blueprint that evolves as Operators eliminate the living or the undead, and the Legendary “Neutralizer” shotgun. This bundle also includes a new “Maim & Tame” Finishing Move, two animated Emblems, an animated Calling Card, two Stickers (including one that bears Requiem’s logo), and a Charm that may be a familiar sight for Mystery Box regulars.
Also in week two, players will find the Gilded Age III: Pro Pack bundle, which can be purchased directly from 1P stores. Included in this highly-anticipated bundle are two Legendary Blueprint Weapons: “Carbon Composite” and “Carbon Steel.” Players will also score a whopping 2400 Call of Duty Points.
Finally, this week will feature the Anime Pilot bundle, which comes with three Weapon Blueprints: the Legendary “Fly Boy” fast-firing SMG, the Legendary “Talon Envy” three-round burst tactical rifle, and the Legendary “Strafe Run” semi-automatic shotgun.
Just the Tip of the Spear
This is just the beginning of all the new Weapon Blueprints, Operator Skins, and other content that’s coming with the Season Two Battle Pass and in the Store across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
Starting in Season Two, you’ll be able to access all of your purchased Store Bundles at the new Bundle Locker at the Weapons menu in any mode. You’ll also be able to equip certain items straight from the Battle Pass system, Store Bundle Preview, and the Bundle Locker with the new Quick Equip feature in Black Ops Cold War. No more sifting through menus to find your newest items – now, simply equip them with the tap of a button!
The Season Two Battle Pass can be purchased for 1,000CP and gives access to unlock all 100 tiers within the Season Two Battle Pass System. You can also pick up the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,400CP, which includes the Season Two Battle Pass along with 20 instant Tier Skips. By getting the Battle Pass Bundle, you’ll gain immediate access to items like the FARA 83 assault rifle, the “Fresh Powder” assault rifle Blueprint, the “Tactical Roll” Finishing Move, and more in addition to those Tier 0 unlocks.
SOURCE: Call of Duty Blog
Black Ops Cold War Feb 26 patch notes: 2XP, Prop Hunt, and more
Treyarch has released a new Game Settings Update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on all platforms.
The Game Settings update follows this week’s release of Season 2 in Black Ops Cold War on all platforms, which brought a variety of new content across MP & Zombies.
This game settings update address some performance issues on all platforms since the Season 2 launch, alongside makes a few adjustments to MP, League Play, and Zombies.
Catch up on what’s new in the game settings update with the patch notes below.
- 2XP + 2WXP Weekend
- Double XP and Double Weapon XP now live in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone through 10AM PT Monday, March 1st.
- Addressed framerate performance issues on all platforms since Season Two launch.
- Addressed an issue that allowed players to stand outside of the intended play space outside of the basketball court.
- Addressed an issue that allowed players to capture the P3 Hardpoint zone outside of the boundary.
- Prop Hunt
- Added Prop Hunt to Featured Playlists (Feb. 25).
- Added Apocalypse to Prop Hunt map pool.
After Action Report
- Addressed an issue where both teams would display the same score in the After Action Report.
- Added the Outbreak Event tab to League Play.
- Added the Challenges tab to League Play.
- Re-enabled the Calling Cards tab in the Player Identity list in League Play.
- Addressed an issue where Tokens could not be redeemed from the League Play lobby.
- Addressed an issue with the Rank 1 emblem being present in multiple locations before a player had completed Placement Matches.
- Addressed stability issues related to Objectives, Hellhounds, Plaguehounds, Trials Machine, and Dragon Relic.
- Added various crash fixes.
- Addressed an issue that was resulting in lower-than-intended Outbreak Match bonus XP totals.
- Addressed various enemy pathing issues.
- Addressed an issue that caused a loss of functionality for the parachute after going down from a fall.
- Field Upgrades
- Addressed an issue where the Aether Shroud Field Upgrade could lose its initial full charge during the Retrieve Objective.
- Closed an exploit that allowed the Death Machine to be used indefinitely.
- Addressed a UI error that would appear when pinging the Trials Computer.
- Ray Gun
- Added a cap to the amount of splash damage the Ray Gun and other weapons can inflict on the player.
Black Ops Cold War’s Cartel map received major changes in Season 2
Cartel, one of Black Ops Cold War’s most controversial maps, has received a new makeover as part of the game’s Season 2 launch.
As well as adding new maps and content to Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch has also changed up some of the game’s existing maps – namely Cartel – in Season 2.
The subtle alteration of an original map can transform it from being one of the game’s older maps to feeling completely fresh and revitalized. Treyarch had already announced that the much-maligned Miami map would be getting a more eye-pleasing version of itself later in Season 2.
In the meantime, as well as the new Apocalypse map, we also get a more updated version of one of the game’s founding maps – Cartel.
Whereas maps like Moscow and Crossroads have flourished and become popular fan-favorites in Black Ops Cold War, Cartel has suffered a more muted reception.
It’s not a bad map, but it gained negative reception, as early as its Beta testing, due to the large bushes that obscure crucial portions of the map.
These obtrusive hedges have finally been acknowledged by Treyarch who finally heard the Black Ops Cold War crowd, and duly chopped them down.
The Official Treyarch blog posted pictures showing the before and after saying:
“On Cartel, we brought in the hedge trimmers and made several requested cover adjustments throughout the map, reducing the height of the bushes in certain locations to make engagements more predictable.”
There’s definitely a big improvement in the map as your line of sight is a lot more clear, and it allows you to see more clearly from one side of the map to the other.
Whereas engagements had an element of unpredictability about them before, they are now more full-on, allowing for greater comfort moving around the map.
Image credits: Treyarch
Best FARA 83 Loadout for Black Ops Cold War Season 2
The FARA 83 is an extemely powerful Assault Rifle in Cold War Season 2, so here are the best attachments and perks to run with it.
The FARA 83, or Galil, has arrived along with Black Ops Cold War Season 2, so here are the best attachments and perks to maximize its potential.
This real-life weapon is modeled after the Israeli Galil, which some Call of Duty fans will be familiar with. The FARA 83 is a nice throwback to the original Black Ops’ Galil, while also offering something new.
With a fast fire rate and manageable recoil, this new Assault Rifle is a solid choice no matter your playstyle. We’ve put together the best attachments and perks you can run with the FARA 83 in Cold War’s multiplayer.
Best Cold War FARA 83 class
- Optic: Microflex LED
- Muzzle: Muzzle Break 5.56
- Barrel: 18.1″ Takedown
- Laser: Tiger Team Spotlight
- Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock
- Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
- Ammunition: VDV 50 Rnd Fast Mag
- Rear Grip: GRU Elastic Wrap
This FARA 83 is built for accuracy and damage at range, with some attachments to increase also increase its mobility. With this FARA 83, you’ll be able to provide excellent AR support for your team but also get up-close if the need arises.
The FARA 83’s iron sights are quite obtrusive, so we’ve added the Microflex LED for easier target acquisition. Also, to allow you to spot enemies from further away, especially in the darkness of Miami, you should add the Tiger Team Spotlight which reveals enemies from further away.
As this weapon is built for range, the 18.1″ Takedown barrel is a solid choice. You’ll receive 150% extra damage at range, meaning you’ll be able to take out far-off enemies with only a few shots. To make hitting these far-off shots easier, we’ve added the Spetsnaz Grip and Muzzle Break 5.56 for extra horizontal and vertical recoil control.
However, these attachments will make the weapon slow and heavy so to improve mobility, you should run the KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap. Together, these will buff your ADS time, sprint to fire speed, and movement while aiming.
And finally, to stop yourself from having to reload mid-fight, you should use the VDV 50 Rnd Fast Mag. You’ll have more bullets at your disposal and an increased reload speed to boot.
You can use all eight of these attachments with the Gunfighter Wildcard equipped. If you’d rather use another Wildcard, you should remove the Barrel, Laser, and Stock attachments.
Best perks for Cold War’s FARA 83
Perk 1: Tactical Mask
While holding down lines of sight with ARs, a well-placed Stun or Flash grenade will leave you defenseless. With Tactical Mask equipped, the tactical grenades will have no real effect on you.
Perk 2: Scavenger
As the FARA 83 has a fast fire rate, you’ll find yourself quickly running out of ammo if on a killstreak. To keep using your weapon without trading it out, Scavenger will allow you to resupply from fallen players.
Perk 3: Ghost
While playing Black Ops Cold War, you want to be constantly unpredictable and on the move to keep the enemies guessing.
If the opposite team pops a Spy Plane, however, any hope of taking the enemies by surprise is gone. The Ghost perk will hide you from Spy Planes while moving, using an SnD bomb, or operating a Scorestreak.
The FARA 83 is a powerful Assault Rifle no matter your playstyle, and these attachments and perks will maximize its potential in Cold War’s multiplayer.
Image Credit: Treyarch
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