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Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Reloaded Content announced

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Activision has officially announced the new content coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone with Season 2 Reloaded.

In a new blog post, the company has shared the new roadmap for Season 2 Reloaded, alongside details on when to expect the new content to roll out.

The update for Black Ops Cold War will be available on March 30.

Here’s what’s new from the Call of Duty blog:

The Story So Far

With CIA Special Officer Russell Adler still M.I.A. and Armistice attempting to contain the spread of an unknown threat within Verdansk, there’s no better time for Season Two of Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™ to receive some reinforcements.

Season Two Reloaded, set to launch in both games this week, includes several new maps, modes, and features for Black Ops Cold War, in addition to two new Operators, the new ZRG 20mm sniper rifle, and new bundles that will also be available within Warzone. This content will be live following updates to Black Ops Cold War on March 29 at 9 PM PST, and Warzone on March 30 at 11PM PST.

All of this is just the tip of the spear for the rest of this season’s offerings. During Season Two Reloaded, you can expect to see plenty of new Zombies content in Outbreak, prove your skills in the new Blueprint Gun Game, and fight to the top in the debut of Gunfight Tournaments. 

Keep reading for everything you need to know for this action-packed second half of Season Two:

New Multiplayer Maps

Miami Strike (6v6) (Launch)

The sun rises on Miami Strike, featuring a new, tighter map layout with entirely new ways to play compared to the original nighttime iteration.

A vintage car show has taken over Ocean Park Drive, sealing off the road past the Paramour Hotel. While there are still plenty of opportunities to duke it out in long-range skirmishes, closer fights gain much more prominence here, especially in the back alleyways, through the various businesses and parking structures, and the new waterside path that’s been opened up with a beautiful view of the bay.

Shades on, sights up, and push the attack. You’ll need to be aggressive here to beat the heat… and your competition. Jump into the Miami Strike 24/7 playlist this week to join the action! 

Mansion (2v2, 3v3) (Launch)

Joining the Gunfight and Face Off map rotations, Mansion promises high-octane, frenetic firefights across its decadent courtyards.

The eastern courtyard features palm trees and a gazebo, opposite another with a central statue over a dry fountain. Fight in the surrounding arcade among its thick supporting columns or brave it through the middle in a cross-map dash. Look for the center wrapped room including a small hallway and an exposed balcony for a high risk, high reward power position.

Golova (Multi-Team) (Launch)

A seemingly traditional Russian village in the idyllic Ural Plains hides a dark secret beneath its surface.

First appearing as an exclusive locale within Outbreak at the start of Season Two, Golova is now available in multi-team modes within Multiplayer. Prepare for relentless combat throughout the town, from its massive church to its rows of houses and industrial park. Compete in long-range fights across its stair-stepped terrain or stick to its objective areas for close-quarters play.

New Multiplayer Modes and Features

Multi-Team Hardpoint (Launch)

You thought Hardpoint was chaotic before? Introducing the game mode’s largest version yet: this new squad-based adaptation pits 10 squads of four in a fight for multiple Hardpoints at a time. Each  set of Hardpoints lasts 120 seconds before rotating to the next locations. Another new twist compared to its core counterpart is that your team will earn 1 point every second for all teammates inside of a Hardpoint. You’ll want to keep your team in those Hardpoints and clear the enemies out to deny their points. The first squad to reach 1,000 points wins the match.

New Prop Hunt Maps and Props (Launch)

Miami Strike and Satellite join the rotation of Prop Hunt maps in this week’s update, along with new props being introduced into existing maps. Check every corner as you hunt and hide in the bid to outsmart your opponents.

Gunsmith Customs (In-Season)

Later in the season, Gunsmith Customs are coming to Black Ops Cold War, allowing players to mix-and-match attachments from Weapon Blueprints of the same weapon type in Create-a-Class.

Weapon Tuning (Launch)

Season Two Reloaded brings a fresh round of weapon tuning to Black Ops Cold War, including LMG adjustments and tuning for the LC10, AK-74u, Mac-10, KSP 45, Milano 821, Krig 6, FFAR 1, Groza, Magnum, and RPG-7. This also includes a complete balance pass on several attachments for assault rifles and SMGs, as well as an increase to rocket damage against enemies with Flak Jacket in Hardcore. Get all the details in the patch notes at the Treyarch blog.

Gunfight Tournaments (In-Season)

Think you’ve got the best shot? Now’s your chance to prove it when Gunfight Tournaments arrive later this season. Join a competitive bracket featuring unique rewards and bragging rights for the winning teams. Teamwork and communication are a must: you’ll need every advantage to take six rounds before the other team and make your way to the top.

New Zombies Content and Features

New Outbreak Region: Sanatorium (Night) (Launch)

Zombies gets even bigger this week. As the Dark Aether continues to spread, agents of Requiem must expand their search for outbreak sites across the Ural Mountains into a massive new region: Sanatorium Night.

Infiltrating into Sanatorium will take place under the cover of nightfall in Outbreak, making every encounter with the undead – from shambling soldiers to deadly Elite Zombies – that much more spine-tingling.

Agents will need to be in top fighting form here if they hope to advance Requiem’s research and complete the necessary experiments.

New Outbreak Objective: Secure (Launch)

Eager to control the transformational properties of Dark Aether Essence, Dr. Strauss has a new task for the Requiem strike team: secure essence from the undead for analysis and experimentation. 

The objective for Secure is straightforward, but your survival is less guaranteed. Squad up and call down the Essence Conversion Modules from orbit. These rocket-powered collection capsules siphon Essence from the undead and convert it into items you can use in combat. To complete this task, Requiem agents must kill zombies in the established perimeter until the conversion process is complete… easier said than done.

New Outbreak Vehicle: Dirt Bike (Launch)

Requiem agents can now saddle up on the Dirt Bike for rapid, highly maneuverable travel, great for gathering Essence and other items around the map or racing against the clock during timed events.

Set up your War Tracks and bring over any Dirt Bike vehicle skins you’ve acquired through the Battle Pass and bundles… so long as you don’t mind a few zombies scuffing up your paint job.

New Outbreak Intel + More (Launch)

Along with the new Sanatorium Night region comes additional intel for agents to discover, including brand-new Audio Logs and Radio Transmissions that advance the Dark Aether story. Leave no stone unturned if you want to collect them all… and keep your ears open for other mysteries appearing throughout the Ural Mountains.

Dead Ops Arcade Player XP and Battle Pass XP (Launch)

If you dare take on the Mamaback, you’ll earn more rewards just for playing. Dead Ops Arcade 3 will now award player XP and Battle Pass XP with this mid-season update, so you’ll always make progress in your levels and tiers as you take on 60+ rounds of co-op insanity.

While you’re at it, try the new First Person mode if you haven’t already. Introduced recently during Season Two, this mode allows you and your squad to play entirely in first-person perspective, adding sprinting, jumping, sliding, and swimming to the mix for the first time in the series!

New Dead Ops Arcade Silverback Slideways Map (Launch)

Test your side-scroller skills in an all-new Silverback Slideways bonus map in Dead Ops Arcade 3, with this latest variant bringing the total count of Silverback Slideways bonus maps to four.

New “Apply Blueprint” Feature (Launch)

Zombies players will now able to apply any Weapon Blueprint they own to their weapon in the Pause menu in Outbreak, “Firebase Z,” and “Die Maschine,” including any weapon picked up or purchased from a Wall Buy. Slay in style!

New Onslaught Content (Launch) (PlayStation)

PlayStation fans can take on the new Containment mode in Onslaught for an intense new experience on the game’s Gunfight maps, along with a new Blueprint Challenge to conquer and unlock.

New additions also include Level 2 and Level 3 Armor drops, Ammo Mod and Aether Tool drops to upgrade your weapons, as well as new Bronze, Silver, and Gold Chalice drops that will Pack-a-Punch your weapon for the first time in Onslaught.

New Operators and Weapon

Wolf: NATO (Launch)

From a young age, Terrell Wolf perfected his skills as a hunter in the Louisiana bayous surrounding his grandparent’s home. Entering service on his 18th birthday in memory of his fallen brother, he now stalks more dangerous prey as an elite Delta Force sniper working alongside Woods in the search for Russell Adler.

Watch out for his second in command during his signature Finishing Move, as his faithful canine companion is ready to help Wolf eliminate any threats to the pack.

Rivas: NATO (In-Season)

Karla Rivas grew up in Nicaragua surrounded by the Menendez Cartel and their ceaseless wars with rival gangs. Her firsthand experience of the consequences of these wars on the surrounding communities drove her to action against the Cartel’s influence, using guerilla tactics to weaken them by any means necessary. Her skills are unparalleled in the continuing search for Adler.

Get access to Terrell Wolf and Karla Rivas for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone as part of separate Store Bundles in Season Two Reloaded.

ZRG 20mm Sniper (In-Season)

Boasting a higher bullet velocity than any other weapon in its class, the ZRG 20mm sniper rifle is built to excel in extremely long ranges. Operators will appreciate its fast reload speed and its ability to eliminate enemies with a single shot to the head, chest, or shoulders.

Unlock the ZRG 20mm by completing its in-game challenge or by acquiring the “Jackpot Sniper” bundle, featuring a Legendary new sniper rifle Weapon Blueprint.

More in the Store

In addition to Wolf, Rivas, and the ZRG 20mm Blueprint bundle, the Store in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will receive plenty of new bundles through the rest of Season Two.

This includes the “Dragon’s Greed” bundle, which will leave you ready to strike fear into your enemies. This bundle features two Legendary Weapon Blueprints with enough gold to rival the dragon’s hoard, as well as a new Legendary Bulldozer Skin donning a dragon-themed mask.

Find this bundle and more in the in-game Store and bolster your stock of badass Weapon Blueprints, Operator Skins, and more.

Modern Warfare and Warzone File Size Reduction

Season Two Reloaded also brings great news of a lower, optimized file size across Warzone. Those who own the full version of Modern Warfare/Warzone, or who own the free-to-play Warzone game, will find their overall file size footprint reduced on their respective platform.

Enhancements to the overall content management system has been made possible through data optimization and streamlining content packs needed for individual game modes. This will come after a larger than usual, one-time update for Season Two Reloaded, which will include these optimizations and is necessary in order to reduce the overall footprint; future patch sizes for Modern Warfare and Warzone are expected to be smaller than the one set to release on March 30 at 11PM PST.

Along with the ability to remove individual modes that are no longer played, owners of the full Modern Warfare experience will see more space freed on their platform of choice. However, those who want to continue playing Campaign, Multiplayer, and/or Special Ops will need to reinstall the optimized Content Packs, which will be released alongside and shortly after the Season Two Reloaded update.

Following the update, the Warzone file size will be reduced by between 10.9 GB and 14.2 GB, and the Modern Warfare/Warzone file size will be reduced by between 30.6 GB and 33.6 GB, depending on your platform.

The following is the approximate reduction that will be seen for both the free-to-play Warzone and full Modern Warzone/Warzone files on each platform:

PlayStation 5: 10.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)

PlayStation 4: 10.9 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 14.2 GB (Warzone Only) / 33.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)

Xbox One: 14.2 GB (Warzone Only) / 33.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)

PC: 11.8 GB (Warzone Only) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)

Season Two Reloaded: Update File Size

The Season Two Reloaded update will have a download size of approximately 7.4 – 14.18 GB for owners of the full version of Black Ops Cold War, and 52.0 – 57.8 GB for owners of the free-to-play Warzone, who are up to date with the latest updates on either (or both) games. 

Again, the Warzone download is a larger file size due to the optimization of data.

Black Ops Cold War Update Sizes

PlayStation 5: 12.2 GB

PlayStation 4: 7.4 GB

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 14.18 GB

Xbox One: 9.13 GB

PC: 8.1 GB

Warzone Update Sizes

PlayStation 5: 52.0 GB

PlayStation 4: 52.0 GB

Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 57.8 GB

Xbox One: 57.8 GB

PC: 52.4 GB (Warzone Only) / 133.6 GB (Warzone and Modern Warfare®)

Remember, the Warzone download is not necessary if you are only playing Black Ops Cold War and vice versa.

SOURCE: Call of Duty Blog

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Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.

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The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.

Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.

The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.

If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.

Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments

Operator underwater using UGR
  • Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.

Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.

Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.

Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment

Flak Jacket Perk in BOCW
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stimshot

We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.

Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.

In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.

How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War

UGR in Warzone

To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR

Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.


For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.

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Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”

On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

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Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”

The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.

How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone

Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.


The Nikita AVT and M1916 have also arrived in Warzone with Season 3, so you can check out how to unlock the new Assault Rifle and Marksman Rifle.

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Treyarch confirm Jungle map remaster & new weapon arriving in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War devs Treyarch have confirmed a new long-range weapon and Jungle map remaster coming soon.

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Treyarch have confirmed brand-new content is on the way for Black Ops Cold War, including a new weapon and remastered version of the classic Jungle map.

While Black Ops Cold War’s seasons have ended, the Call of Duty title received additional content through an update in March, including the arrival of the WMD map and the Vargo 52 Assault Rifle.

Now, Treyarch have announced more new additions that they have planned for Black Ops Cold War in May and beyond, including a long-range weapon and a remastered version of a classic Call of Duty map.

Cold War Jungle map remaster release date

Treyarch confirmed that the remastered Jungle map will make its way to Black Ops Cold War on Friday, May 6. The new map hit the game at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM UK.

Treyarch originally confirmed their plans for brand-new Call of Duty content in a blog post on April 14, including the addition of the classic map Jungle. When the map hits the game on May 6, players will be able to jump into a Jungle 24/7 playlist.

When this map first made its debut, it consisted of a ruined village and military base near a river in the middle of a Vietnamese jungle. Players could take advantage of its many slopes and ladders to move quickly between levels.

Jungle won over players with its impressive layout and was added to other CoD titles like Black Ops III and Black Ops 4. Now, a remastered version will be added to Cold War’s standard 6v6 playlists in a new update.

New Cold War weapon

Black Ops Cold War operators

Treyarch also teased the arrival of an “all-new ranged weapon” that players will be able to use in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. This new weapon arrived alongside Jungle on May 6.

Adding new weapons often shakes up the meta of CoD titles, so we can expect major changes after this new content drop arrives.


For more Black Ops Cold War, be sure to check out Treyarch confirming that Cold War won’t receive more Zombies maps as well as the leaked Scythe weapon and its unlock requirements.

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