An intel log in the Season 2 update for Black Ops Cold War may be confirming the location of the next main-line Zombies DLC for players.
With the release of Black Ops Cold War Season 2 and the brand new open-world Zombies Outbreak mode, players are already looking towards the release of the next Zombies map in the Black Ops universe.
In a discovery by Reddit user DiscoCrows, it appears there is now an audio log intel that references Berlin, speculated to be the next location for the future DLC 2 Zombies map.
In the recording, a Requiem station chief Heinrich Meyer talks of a developing situation in Berlin, where Dr. Valentina from Omega group was spotted in the city. There is a worry that her presence means that there will perhaps be an outbreak in a live populated city. Normally, Omega would operate in the shadows.
This isn’t the first time the Zombies community have speculated about Berlin, with a leak releasing as early as September on Reddit speaking about the addition of a Zombies map set in the city.
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If you’ve completed the Firebase Z easter egg, there’s a good chance the audio log is available now for you to listen to, titled “Focal Point.” According to a comment by DiscoCrows, you may also have access to another audio log called “More Bad News” that speaks about an operation in the Ural Mountains.
For now, we’ll just have to wait for more official communication for Treyarch, or perhaps more audio logs that unlock in-game to confirm our suspicions. With the release of the new Outbreak mode this season, it could be some time until we see another Zombies map added to Black Ops Cold War.
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Cold War Season 3 patch update: New maps, weapon balancing & more
Everything you need to know about Black Ops Cold War’s Season 3 update.
Treyarch has released the Season 3 patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on all platforms.
This new patch update, version 1.16, includes the Season 3 content, with Season 3 officially starting on April 21 at 9PM PT / April 22 at 12AM ET / 5AM UK / 6AM CEST.
The update includes early access to just some of the Season 3 content until the full season begins.
Black Ops Cold War Season 3 will include 2 new MP maps, new Zombies Outbreak location, new Operators, new Battle Pass, and more content to come.
Cold War Update Size
- PlayStation 5: 12.3 GB
- PlayStation 4: 8.1 GB
- Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 11.6 GB
- Xbox One: 8.3 GB
- PC: 13.1 GB
Treyarch says the full patch notes for the new update will arrive on April 21, but have given a high level overview of what’s included in the patch.
This post will be updated with the full patch notes once available.
Cold War Season 3 Patch Overview
- New lobby theme
- Strafe Run Scorestreak
- Cargo Truck
- New weapon tuning
- All LMGs
- All shotguns (including the Streetsweeper)
- FFAR 1 • Krig 6 • Assault rifle Barrel attachments
- SMG sprint speed
- League Play Combat Record
- Increased XP in Zombies
- Expanded Outbreak objectives
- Split-screen updates
- Operator Randomizer feature + more
Check back here on April 21 for the full patch notes on the update.
When does Warzone & Cold War Season 3 start? Release date, nuke event, more
Warzone & Cold War Season 2 is nearing its end with the nuke event, but when is it? And when will Season 3 commence?
We’ve almost reached the end of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 2, so when does Season 3 begin, and what does it have in store?
Ever since the integration of Black Ops Cold War into Warzone, we’ve seen a vast number of additions and changes to both games. The subsequent updates have allowed Verdansk to expand with Rebirth Island, and even incorporate Zombies into Warzone.
The Zombies invasion of Verdansk is about to reach a climax, and the highly-anticipated Season 3 of both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is set to begin.
Here’s everything you need to know about Warzone and Cold War Season 3, including the release date, new weapons, and Operators.
Warzone & Cold War Season 3 start date
We’re now reaching the climax of Warzone Season 2, with Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 set to begin on April 22.
This will follow the highly-anticipated nuke event which is set to destroy modern-day Verdansk, bringing a major overhaul to the map in Season 3.
Warzone’s update will begin on April 21 at 9 PM PT, ahead of Season 3’s launch.
When is CoD: Warzone Season 2’s nuke event?
Zombies have now overrun Verdansk and Radiation Zones have consumed all of the areas that became infected over the course of Season 2.
This is set to culminate in a season-ending event on April 21, in which players are advised to “evacuate immediately.” This event will be multi-part, with the final stage beginning at 12 PM PT on April 22.
Here are the start times for the event:
- 12 PM PT
- 3 PM ET
- 8 PM BST
- 5 AM AEST (April 22)
As the different stages of the event are completed, the next objectives players will have to complete will be revealed.
After Warzone’s event has concluded, Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will officially begin.
Cold War & Warzone Season 3 weapons
Six new weapons have been confirmed for the Cold War and Warzone Season 3. Three will arrive at launch on April 22, and the other three will release over the course of the season.
The new weapons are as follows:
The classic WW2 SMG, the PPSH-41, is making its debut in Cold War and Warzone Season 3’s free Battle Pass. Although having low damage per bullet, “its rapid-fire, high-capacity capabilities encourage an aggressive playstyle ideal for leading the charge in objective modes and clearing out tight spaces in Warzone.”
Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle
A brand new bolt action will also arrive in Season 3’s Battle Pass – the Swiss K31. This will feel familiar to fans of the Kar98k as it has “exceptional accuracy, as well as fast rechamber and aiming speeds.” Expect this to be the perfect weapon for quickscoping in both Cold War and Warzone.
Fans of the Black Ops series will be all-too-familiar with the power and fun of the Ballistic Knife. Doubling up as a “spring-action knife launcher” and a melee weapon, the Ballistic Knife is a fan favorite for Final Killcams and Play of the Game. This weapon won’t be in the Battle Pass, but will instead be released through a challenge yet to be revealed.
CARV.2, AMP63, and Baseball Bat
Three other weapons will release throughout Season 3. These are the CARV.2 Tactical Rifle, AMP63 SMG, and Baseball Bat Melee weapon. As with Season 2’s weapons, the E-Tool and ZRG 20mm, there will be challenges to unlock these new weapons when they release.
New Black Ops Cold War Season 3 maps
Maps often make or break a Call of Duty game, and Treyarch are adding four new maps to Cold War over the course of Season 3. There are three original maps, and the return of Black Ops 2’s Standoff, which is a favorite of competitive players and casual fans alike.
Yamantau and Diesel will debut at the start of Season 3 on April 22. While Yamantau is exclusively played on 6v6, Diesel will be available for 6v6, 2v2, and 3v3 modes.
Then, later in the Season, Standoff will arrive, following the additions of Raid and Express in Seasons 1 and 2. And for fans of the large-scale mode, Duga will arrive for the Multi-Team modes, including the new Multi-Team Elimination mini battle royale.
New Cold War and Warzone Season 3 Operators
On top of all these exciting new weapons and maps, there are four new Operators arriving in Season 3 that will be playable in both Cold War and Warzone.
At the launch of Season 3, Wraith will be available in the premium Battle Pass. This ex-Norwegian Intelligence Operator now working for Perseus will be available as soon as you purchase the Battle Pass, with a Legendary variant available at Tier 100.
Also, as a surprise treat for CoD fans, Captain Price will arrive in Cold War as a playable Operator. Called “Price ’84,” owners of Black Ops Cold War will get immediate free access to the fan-favorite Operator on April 22, and can take him into both Cold War multiplayer and Warzone.
Later in Season 3, Knight and Antonov will arrive, likely through Store Bundles. As the Season progresses, we’re likely to know more about these new Operators.
1980s revamp leaked for Warzone Season 3
We got a first look at what the next evolution of Verdansk will be in a celebrity commercial that was posted to Twitter. It showed the map getting a 1980s makeover with a specific focus on a few key areas.
Stadium, Dam, Airport, and the surrounding forestry were the highlighted locations in the video, along with some changes in Downtown. Later, another possible teaser was discovered in Verdansk’s Superstore in the form of a poster for the 1980s Moscow Summer Olympics.
We expect more teasers for Season 3 to pop up around Verdansk and Cold War’s multiplayer, and the ones that have been found make Warzone’s 1980s overhaul seem all the more likely.
We’re only hours away from Warzone and Cold War Season 3, and its shaping up to be the biggest content drop yet.
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CoD: Cold War devs respond to glitch making ping tracker disappear
Players are no longer able to track their ping during a game of CoD: Cold War and Treyarch have responded to this apparent glitch.
Since online gaming began, ping has been the standard for measuring a player’s internal connection during a game. Black Ops Cold War’s players currently can’t see theirs, and a Treyarch dev has explained why.
Bigger is certainly not better when it comes to ping during Call of Duty’s online multiplayer. A low, steady, consistent ping is the key to a more stable connection to a game, reducing your chances of dying.
There’s nothing more frustrating than thinking you’ve seen and eliminated an enemy long before you’ve seen them, for the opposite to have actually happened.
So it’s always healthy to check out your ping and ensure your internet connection isn’t costing you several deaths per game. CoD: Cold War normally allows players to monitor their ping during games, but this isn’t the case at the moment heading into Season 3.
Treyarch’s Community Manager Josh “FoxhoundFPS” Torres had to respond to the alleged glitch in Cold War that prevented ping from tracking.
The complaint was posted as a Reddit thread titled “Can’t see your ping anymore,” and the statement was paired with a picture to highlight the issue.
Under Black Ops Cold War’s usual Settings menu, the option to track your ping was missing from the screen, prompting the question.
But Josh noticed the bug query and weighed in with an official response saying, “We’ve temporarily removed these while we investigate some visual issues. This is currently noted in our patch notes, which will be live tomorrow morning Pacific Time, and we do plan on returning the functionality.”
He continued, “PC players should be able to enable/keep their Server Latency and Packet Loss widgets under Account and Network in their settings.”
This ping issue will no doubt be sorted very soon as it’s a vital statistic that players generally need. Just like recent dev action concerning Cold War PS5 controller issues and broken Zombies attachments, the matter will be noted and attended to ASAP.
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