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Cranked Zombies Tips – Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War has added a new game mode to zombies called “Cranked.” Here are a few tips to dominate.

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Cranked Zombies is a new mode added to Black Ops Cold War Zombies for Season 1.

For the midseason update, Treyarch has released Cranked Zombies as a limited-time mode. This is a fast-paced and intense mode that was originally released alongside Call of Duty Ghosts and has long been a tradition in Infinity Ward games. Now, Treyarch has adopted the mode for Zombies.

What is Cranked?

Cranked is a mode where kills are key. Once you score your first kill, a timer will start and your player will receive increased reload speed and running speed. This timer will be a 30 second timer, ticking down. If you fail to score a kill before the timer hits 0, you’ll blow up. Each new kill will refresh the timer.

For Zombies, as time continues, zombies will spawn faster and the cranked timer will continue to reduce as the game progresses. It will start at 30 seconds, then drop to 25, 20, and 15, before settling at 12.5 seconds. (and eventually going lower, with some players reporting down to 5 seconds)

Tips to Survive

  • Big magazines, high damage – Be sure to drop in with a Light Machine Gun or high capacity Assault Rifle. You’ll need it for all the zombies constantly bombarding you.
  • Explosives are key – Pack C4, and be sure to pick up every War Machine boss zombies drop. You’ll need these as emergency tools for quick and easy kills when time is running low.
  • Pack FAST! – Pack-a-punch is unlocked automatically as soon as the power is turned on. Make sure you get your weapon upgraded as fast as possible.
  • Brain Rot OP – Brain Rot is an ammo upgrade for pack-a-punch weapons that turns a hostile zombie into a friendly teammate. Be sure to utilize this for quick timer resets while reloading or traveling around the map.
  • Ring of Survival – The Ring of Fire field upgrade is a must use in Cranked. Line up large waves of zombies, then activate the ring of fire for easy kills. We recommend saving your ring of fire charges for boss zombies.
  • Be a Menu Master – Using the upgrade station and weapons bench will cost you time. Be sure to have the menus memorized to get what you need before you explode.
  • Perk Up! – While being Cranked gives you additional reload and movement speed, Stamin-Up and Speed Cola also stack on these effects, making you even faster.

These tips should get you rolling through Weapon levels and Zombie hordes in no time. Now get out there and slay some zombies!

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When does Black Ops Cold War Season 4 begin? Reveal, start date, details, maps, weapons, more

Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War is halfway done, but when can we expect Season 4, and what maps and weapons will it have?

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Despite all the new changes that Season 3 has brought, we are already well on the way to CoD: Cold War Season 4. We’ll look at when it starts and any other relevant details such as new maps, guns, and changes.

Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War has really filled up the game with lots of extra content and made it feel like one of the fullest Call of Duty games to date. Cold War has continued to do what it does best: deliver exciting new maps and pile on more guns, including the PPSH-41, Swiss K31, and AMP63.

Between Outbreak’s new Easter Egg, the new Cold War battle royale mode, and the myriad of other modes available in the game, Season 3 has made Cold War a jam-packed experience. But we still have a few months to go until the presumed release of Call of Duty 2021, so there’s still plenty more to come.

Here’s everything we know about Season 4 of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War so far.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reveal

Players will be able to get their first look at what the new season will be bringing to the world of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War during the Kickoff Live portion of the Summer Game Fest on June 10 2021.

The official Season 4 gameplay trailer for Black Ops Cold War was released on June 10, 2021, and it featured a variety of exciting glimpses at content players will be able to experience. You can find the full trailer below:

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 start date

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One constant about each new season of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is that as soon as one finishes the next starts soon after.

The current Season 3 Battle Pass is scheduled to end around June 15th or June 16th, and the downtime is usually nothing to worry about.

So we can expect Season 4 to start on June 16th or 17th.

Cold War x Warzone Season 4 teaser

Upon launching Black Ops Cold War or Warzone, the final cutscene for Season 3 plays out. After Adler was rescued from Verdansk, Stitch and his cronies hatch the next stage of their evil plan.

This teaser hints at a new Operator and perhaps a new location for a new multiplayer map. Wraith mentions that their “man in South Africa is standing by.” This could hint that a South African Operator will be coming in Season 4, and there might be a new map set in South Africa along with him.

New Black Ops Cold War Season 4 maps

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The new season of content for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will bring some new maps for players to battle against each other, with one of them being a classic fan favorite from the past.

These new maps are Collateral, Amsterdam, and popular Black Ops II map Hijacked and were officially revealed on June 10.

Given that we’re not too far away from details about Season 4 of Cold War becoming official, it’s only natural that rumors and speculation are starting to become rife.

With the midseason Reloaded content drop behind us and John McClane and Rambo now present, we can look ahead and see that Cold War is possibly gearing up for some classic maps to return.

It seems that Hijacked is being prepared for Season 4 as a big inclusion that will see players scrambling to conquer the massive cruise ship. Also, another as yet unnamed surprise remaster could be joining it as well.

Also, rumors are abound that there will be a new “DLC round-based Zombies map coming in Season 4” too. A glimpse of this new Zombies map was possibly shown during the gameplay reveal trailer, which you can find below:

Treyarch went on to post on Twitter on June 11, 2021, a tweet that included an image and a caption stating that the prologue for the next round-based Zombies map starts on June 17, so perhaps it will be released in the Reloaded portion of Season 4 a couple of months from the start of the new season.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 weapons

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Carrying on the usual groove of Season 1 and Season 2, Treyarch’s most recent inventory boost added a few new guns and some extras such as the Baseball Bat and the Ballistic Knife.

At the moment we don’t know too much about what Season 4 is set to include, but it is a curious question given how balanced the meta is right now. Thanks to all the buffs and nerfs delivered by Season 3 Reloaded, you wonder what new weapons will be introduced. We will update this page once we know more.

The Season 4 gameplay trailer released on June 10, 2021, teased the arrival of various weapons for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War that includes the G3 Assault Rifle, Nail Gun, and Desert Eagle Pistol.

Also, check out our ranking of every gun in Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 game modes

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If there’s one thing that players cannot complain in Cold War about it’s the smorgasbord of game modes to plow through. As well as new game modes and limited-time-only playlists, existing ones are even being expanded too.

Outbreak players can now fish for instance – a sentence that most gamers would’ve had thought needed to be said. But again, with the recency of the Reloaded update, Treyarch is keeping tight-lipped about any big potential game modes for Season 4 of Cold War.

Once more information starts to filter through we’ll be updating this page to keep you up-to-date about Black Ops Cold War Season 4.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 4 trailer possibly teases new Zombies map

The Black Ops Cold War Season 4 trailer had plenty of exciting footage with one clip possibly giving players the first look at a new Zombies map.

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New Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Zombies Map

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players were treated to some exciting teases in the Season 4 gameplay trailer, with one of them possibly showing the Zombies community the first look at a new map.

Season 3 made some waves in the world of Black Ops Cold War Zombies, with the largest being the introduction of the first main Easter Egg quest for the Outbreak game mode.

This Outbreak Easter Egg quest continued the main story of Black Ops Cold War zombies, which Treyarch has said will ultimately be tied to the next round-based Zombies map for the first-person shooter.

Not much information has been provided for this new Zombies map, with leaks suggesting it could be based in Berlin and that it will be arriving in Season 4.

New Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Zombies Map

While Treyarch has not yet officially announced a Berlin map or that it will be coming in Season 4, the recently released Season 4 gameplay trailer for Cold War possibly gave the Zombies community a first glimpse of a new map.

The part of the Season 4 gameplay trailer in question occurs at the very end of the video. First, a few seconds are shown of Zombies walking down a subway tunnel with then what appears to be a subway on fire making its way towards running all of the Zombies over.

Players will have to wait until June 14 for Activision and Treyarch to officially reveal the content roadmap for Black Ops Cold War Season 4 and if a new Zombies map is included on this plan for the new period of content.

However, this clip from the gameplay trailer does give hope to players that they will be hearing of a brand new Zombies map they will be able to experience at some point in Season 4, even if it might come in the Reloaded portion of the season in a couple of months.

Treyarch went on to post an image on Twitter stating that the “prologue to our next round-based Zombies map begins on June 17.” This looks to confirm that the new map may not arrive at the start of Season 4 but will be coming later on in the season or Season 5.

For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out when the next double XP event is happening for the game or what new weapons players can expect to see in Season 4 and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?

We have the dates and times CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 3’s Double XP event to help rank, weapon, and Battle Pass progression.

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With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone in Season 3, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Cold War and Warzone Season 3 has offered multiple Double XP events throughout its duration, allowing players to level up the various aspects of the game faster. It’s nearly time for Season 4 of Call of Duty, and we have new weapons and vehicles to look forward to.

Also, use our guide on the fastest way to level up Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass.

How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 3

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It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP and Double Battle Pass XP promotional event will be for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone and will officially start on June 11 and conclude on June 14.

This event will help players earn plenty of extra XP to level up their account and Season 3 Battle Pass before the arrival of Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?

Here’s a full list of the Double Weapon XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • EST – 1 PM
  • CST – 12 PM
  • PST – 10 AM
  • GMT – 5 PM

Double XP will be available on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone playlists.

These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, and this one is no different. It naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

Don’t forget that you can still unlock Season 2’s new weapons, the FARA 83 and LC10, and them to your collection to use in Cold War and Warzone Season 3.

Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard including its release date, gameplay, and more.

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