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Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass Overview: Contents, Store Bundles

Here’s what to expect in the new Battle Pass for Cold War & Warzone Season 2.

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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.

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OVERVIEW

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

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Best KSP 45 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5

Buffs have made the KSP 45 a fearsome Cold War SMG, so here’s the best loadout with perks and attachments to complement it.

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Best Cold War KSP 45 Loadout Class

The KSP 45 has become of CoD: Black Ops Cold War’s best weapons. Treyarch did buff it, and this SMG has been a must-use gun since then. Here is the best Cold War KSP 45 loadout in Season 5, including attachments and Perks.

At the beginning of Cold War, the likes of the MP5, Krig 6, and the FFAR were tearing up lobbies, so guns like the KSP 45 never had a chance.

A burst-fire SMG is a weird hybrid to begin with, but weak stats didn’t help it. But now, it has increased viability as a lobby-owning laser beam.

To ensure that players get the most out of it, we’ve gone through and kitted it out with the best attachments and Perks to discover its best self in Black Ops Cold War Season 5.

Best Cold War KSP 45 loadout

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Best Cold War KSP 45 loadout class attachments

To ensure you get the most of Cold War’s KSP 45, ensure you have the Gunfighter wildcard equipped to increase your maximum attachments.

  • Optic: Visiontech 2x
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake .45 APC
  • Barrel: 10.2″ Rifled
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
  • Magazine: 45 Rnd Drum
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: Wire Stock

The improved effectiveness of the best Cold War KSP 45 loadout means we want to use this at different distances, so the Visiontech 2x will cover that. The gun’s accuracy is now a big factor in its efficiency, so instead of favoring one or the other, we’ve applied the Muzzle Brake .45 APC to give its vertical recoil a tiny boost.

The 10.2″ Rifled barrel makes the best Cold War KSP 45 loadout even more deadly at range, and the Steady Aim Laser makes it equally deadly at close range. The trusty Field Agent Foregrip bolsters vertical and horizontal recoil whilst the Fast Mag offers super-quick mag changing.

We’re going to give the KSP much faster ADS time thanks to the Serpent Wrap, and the Wire Stock lets us more around more freely with less penalty to sprinting.

Best Perks to use with Cold War KSP 45 class

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  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket
  • Perk 2: Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Staying alive is the name of the game with the KSP 45, as its power can help you to achieve some insane scores. So Flak Jacket provides immunity to the litany of explosive devices that Cold War has in store for players.

Assassin supports this idea by rewarding you with more points for killing enemies on a Scorestreak, and Ghost makes you invisible to tracking devices.

Most recent AK-47 buffs & nerfs in Cold War

Black Ops Cold War AK-47 loadout

Treyarch has tinkered with the KSP 45 in Cold War Season 5, just giving it a couple of minors adjustments for players to consider.

Here are the most recent changes to the KSP 45:

  • Reduced Effective Damage Range from 25.4m to 22.86m
  • Slowed burst fire delay from 0.066 to 0.083

How to unlock the KSP 45

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The KSP 45’s newfound power can only be utilized once you reach Level 37.

Doing so allows you to create the best Cold War KSP 45 loadout class, and you can also access it in Warzone Season 5 as well.

Best alternatives

The Milano 821 is another weapon that has become more popular in Black Ops Cold War, making it a fun alternative, especially after it also received recent buffs.

If you need something a bit meatier, then the Krig 6 or Stoner 63 could do wonders as well.

Image Credit: Treyarch / Activision

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Warzone & Cold War Season 6 cinematic teases Mason’s return

Warzone and Black Ops Cold War have a new Season 5 outro cinematic hinting at Mason’s importance in the story for Season 6 of the Call of Duty games.

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Woods and Hudson talking

The latest cinematic for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 has been released, and players are excited about the reference towards Mason returning.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone have had a successful season so far, keeping players entertained with the ongoing story, new weapons, and new modes like the Iron Trials for Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.

As we enter the final season for Black Ops Cold War before Vanguard‘s release, which will inevitably integrate with Warzone, players have been given a hint towards Mason’s return in a brand new cinematic.

Woods and Mason meeting in an alleyway to discuss Adler going Rogue

Treyarch released a new Season 5 outro cinematic on their YouTube channel on September 23, carrying on the ongoing story that has spanned the last five seasons.

For those still keeping up to date with the details, this outro cinematic plays a pivotal role in setting up the final season for Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War will enter its final season soon, and players are desperate to find out who the last operator will be. It seems the last operator could be a fan-favorite character from the Black Ops series, Mason.

Although the cinematic is only a minute long, players can gain some critical information from it. Hudson and Woods are having a conversation about Adler’s disappearance, discussing what they should do next.

Ultimately, they decide that Woods should go after Adler, who is in Verdansk, while also mentioning the return of Mason, whose experience with the numbers could give them the edge.

You can find the official description of the new Warzone and Black Ops Cold War cinematic below:

“The news is flooding in: more Operators have abandoned their missions. Mounting evidence suggests that Adler has gone rogue. Disturbed, Hudson sends Woods to find Adler and bring him in… along with the one person whose Numbers Program intel could provide the edge they need.

The showdown begins in Season Six.”

We’ll have to wait for Season 6 to see where the story will go, but it’s set up to be an exciting end to what’s been a great seasonal story.

Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch / Raven Software

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New Cold War Sai weapon exploit lets Zombies players skip doors

Black Ops Cold War players have discovered an exploit with the Sai melee weapon that lets them skip doors in Zombies mode.

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Kitsune Operator using the Sai in Black Ops Cold war zombies mode

A new exploit has been discovered with Black Ops Cold War’s new Sai melee weapon which lets players skip through the first door in the Firebase Z map in Zombies.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies received some new content in the Season 5 Reloaded update, including a new Black Chest World Event in Outbreak, a Rampage Inducer for round-based maps, and a brand-new weapon.

A new melee weapon called the Sai became available for players as part of The Numbers event. Now, players have discovered that this weapon actually lets them skip through doors in Zombies mode.

Sai in Black Ops Cold war

Various players reported being able to go through the first door at Firebase Z while they had the Sai equipped. This led to a response from lead developer Mark Maestas, who was well aware of the situation.

Surprisingly, the developer talked about this exploit with enthusiasm. “Dear Zombies players, yes you can skip the first door in Firebase Z,” tweeted Maestas. “Zombies can come and greet you too. GLHF!”

While these kinds of things are often addressed in update patches, Mark’s response makes it seem like the developers aren’t currently planning on doing anything to fix this exploit.

With this exploit, players will be able to access greater levels of Zombies much quicker than before, and the undead will be able to come to them as well.

It’s possible that the developers are going to avoid fixing this one exploit so that they can focus on fixing the Zombies’ pathfinding instead, ensuring that the exploit doesn’t ruin the game.


For more on Black Ops Cold War, stay tuned to Charlie INTEL, and check out our guide on the new Hardcore Cold War Outbreaks Zombie mode.

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