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Fastest way to level up and Prestige in Black Ops Cold War

Here are the quickest and most efficient ways to level up and Prestige faster in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.



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Black Ops Cold War has hundreds of levels and Prestige ranks for you to plow through; so here’s an in-depth guide on how to earn XP quicker and level up faster.

There are many ways for players to earn to XP in Black Ops Cold War with different modes for you to enjoy such as competitive online multiplayer and Zombies. The latest Call of Duty game contains hours upon hours of content for you to power your way through, and some of it will reward you better.

In the blink of an eye, Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is nearly over. However, it does mean that players have got another few months of action to look forward to with Season 2 and its new features.

To accelerate your levelling up in Black Ops Cold War, here are some vital tips.

Option #1 – Black Ops Cold War Double XP Codes

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This is by far the easiest and most efficient way to get munch your way through in-game ranks. By purchasing specially marked Doritos, Mountain Dew, Gamefuel, or Tostinos products, you’ll get codes with your purchase for Double XP. These codes will reward tokens that can range from anywhere between 15 minutes to 1 hour of Double XP time.

Here’s how you can redeem your XP codes.

  1. Log in to the marked website on the side of the product you purchased. For example, if you have a Doritos token, it’s
  2. Link your Call of Duty/Activision account to your Doritos account.
  3. Redeem the Double XP code on your product
  4. You will also be entered in a competition to win double XP for a whole year

From here, just activate your Double XP on the Multiplayer or Zombies menu of Black Ops Cold War and start playing!

Option #2 – Black Ops Cold War Weapon Challenges

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When progressing weapons initially, you’ll unlock challenges, attachments, and camos quickly. Many players falsely believe that ranking up a single gun will maximize their XP potential. However, you will find that using different weapons and completing just the initial challenges and first few weapon levels will rack you up XP at a great rate.

The trick is to use a weapon until you notice you’re unlocking camos/challenges at a slow rate and then change to a new weapon. This adds variety to your gameplay and gives you the opportunity to do several challenges at once.

If you’re a bit more mindful of your K/D, then maybe wait for a map you’re more confident with, or pick a game mode in which you don’t mind just grinding out Weapon XP challenges.

Option #3 – Play Objective Modes

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While this might be obvious, the goal of an Objective Mode is to actually play the objective. Modes like Domination, Hardpoint, and Control offer great amounts of bonus XP when you’re an active objective player.

For example, in all objective modes, you get bonus XP for killing enemies on objectives, and every time you kill an enemy while on an objective you’ll get extra XP as well.

For Hardpoint, run trophy systems and try to play the point as much as possible. You’ll rake in lots of XP through protecting your team from explosives with your trophy system and also killing attacking/defending opponents on the hardpoint.

In Domination, true XP dominance comes in flag captures and defends. Spend a minute or so at a time in the ring of the objective and get kills for those extra defend points. Try to get your opponents stuck in their spawn and get as many kills and streaks as you can while you’re ahead.

Option #4 – Get killstreaks and earn Scorestreaks

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Conversely, if playing the objective isn’t always at the forefront of your Call of Duty brain, then perhaps focus more on kills. Black Ops Cold War’s points system is somewhat flawed in that earning a 5-10 killstreak in the space of 60 seconds will do more for your points than playing the objective ever could.

Here’s a mini breakdown of how the points system works for kills:

  • 2 kills +50
  • 3 kills +50
  • 4 kills +50
  • 5 kills +500
  • 6 kills +300
  • 7 kills +350
  • 8 kills +400
  • 9 kills +450
  • 10 kills +2000

There’s clearly a huge incentive to go for killstreaks to get the big scorestreaks, leaving a huge discrepancy in objective points and kill points. If you’re a decent CoD player, then you’ll easily rack up points this way, getting bigger and better scorestreaks in the process, along with more XP.

Option #5 – Party Up on PS4 & PS5

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Exclusive to PS4 and PS5 users is the ability to obtain a 25% Weapon XP boost when playing with parties. This also counts while playing with crossplay parties, but will only apply to PlayStation players.

You’ll see an “XP Boost active” icon in the pre-game lobby when it is active and it’s a nice, passive way of earning additional XP, especially if you have a new gun to try out.

Option #6 – Black Ops Cold War Battle Pass

One final way of ensuring you’re earning the most XP possible is to purchase the Black Ops Cold War Season Pass. For instance, Season One Battle Pass have been enjoying a 10% increase in all XP earned during the season. That’s a substantial amount if you’re investing hours upon hours into BOCW.

Another benefit that comes with the Pass is that multiple tiers will reward you with Double XP and Double Weapon XP tokens too.

So there’s a few ways that you can go about maximizing your XP return in Black Ops Cold War and increase your chances of hitting that elusive level 1,000 rank.

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Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: all 100 tiers

Her are all 100 rewards tiers for the new Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass.



Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2 is now here, and Treyarch have brought us a brand new Battle Pass complete with new cosmetics for use in both games.

This newest season of Call of Duty content brings us the new Zombies Outbreak mode, Warzone changes, and new maps for Black Ops Cold War.

Additionally, the Season 2 Battle Pass includes the return of the popular Reactive Camos from Black Ops 4, weapon + vehicle skins, new blueprints, charms, FARA 83 Assault Rifle, and the LC10 SMG. The new weapons are free for all players and do not require a purchase of the premium Battle Pass. They unlock at Battle Pass levels 15 and 31 respectively.

All 100 Season 2 Battle Pass Tiers

Here’s the rundown of all the new content in the battle pass for Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2.

Tiers 1 – 5

For purchasing the pass, we’ll immediately be rewarded with Naga’s “Viper” skin and Park’s “Survivor” skin.

Tiers 6 – 14

Tiers 15 – 23

At tier 19 there is a quite brutal finishing move unlocked called “Tactical Roll”

Tiers 24 – 32

Tiers 33 – 41

Tiers 42 – 50

Black Ops 2’s official mixtape makes an appearance at tier 44, treating players with a throwback to the fan-favorite classic.

Tiers 51 – 59

Tiers 60 – 68

Tiers 69 – 77

Tier 71 rewards us with yet another exciting mixtape, “80’s Rock 2”. This includes the hit titles “Rebel Yell”, “Wild Side”, and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

Tiers 78 – 86

Tiers 87 – 95

At tier 94, you’ll get an 80’s Pop mixtape, with hit tracks such as “Africa”, “Kids In America” and “Your Love”. Additionally, when you hit tier 95, you’ll be treated to a reactive camo for the new FARA 83 Assault Rifle.

Tiers 96 – 100

At the end of the Battle Pass, you’ll unlock this seasons exclusive player emblem, and the “Warlord” skin for Naga, alongside a vehicle skin and epic weapon blueprint.

How much does the Battle Pass cost?

Currently, the Premium Battle Pass is 1,000 CoD Points, or $10 USD. If you’d like to skip 20 tiers instantly upon purchase, you can grab the Premium Battle Pass bundle in the store for 2,400 CoD points, or $24 USD.

If you have all of your CoD Points saved up from the last Premium Battle Pass, you should have just enough to purchase the base Season 2 Battle Pass. If you progress it all the way to Tier 100, you’ll have 1,000 COD points for the Season 3 Battle Pass as well.

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How to unlock the FARA 83 Assault Rifle in Black Ops Cold War Season 2

Find out how you can wield the blistering new FARA 83 Assault Rifle in Black Ops Cold War Season 2 with this handy guide.



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Black Ops Cold War Season 2 is set to hit the ground running with a myriad of new content, including the new FARA 83 Assault Rifle. Our quick guide will show you how to unlock it.

The launch of a new season is always an exciting prospect with new maps looking to become the new fan favorite and new weapons trying to become the dominating meta. Speaking of new weapons, Black Ops Cold War Season 2 is no different as the latest season of CoD introduces some new tools to shake things up.

One of the latest firearms added to the game is the FARA 83 Assault Rifle. Based on the real-life Galil AR, the weapon has most recently been seen in Modern Warfare and Warzone. Now it’s the turn of Black Ops Cold War players to try out this impressive gun to use in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2.

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Unlocking the FARA 83 in Black Ops Cold War Season 2

During the course of Season 2, we expect to see new additions require special steps and requirements to make them available.

Season 1 was no stranger to this with weapons such as the menacing Streetsweeper Shotgun and the swift, slicing Wakizashi Sword both demanding different goals be fulfilled.

To gain access to the FARA 83 Assault Rifle, Treyarch is thankfully not going to make you complete the same task in 15 separate matches or anything remotely that strenuous.

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In order for you to unlock the FARA 83, you’ll very simply need to reach Tier 15 of the Battle Pass. Doing so will immediately redeem the FARA 83 for yourself as it’s one of the free tiers in the game’s paid Battle Pass.

Treyarch and Activision have usually tried to avoid pay-to-win situations and always make new weapons available for all players so that none are locked out and creating an unfair advantage.

This was the case of the Groza and the MAC-10 in Black Ops Cold War Season 1. That is absolutely the case here for the FARA 83 as well.

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How to unlock the LC10 SMG in Black Ops Cold War Season 2

To get your hands on the all-around beast that is the LC10 SMG in Black Ops Cold War Season 2, follow this simple guide to unlock it.



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The compact LC10 SMG is a powerful shredder in Black Ops Cold War, and you can get your hands on this new Season 2 addition by using our easy-to-follow guide.

Black Ops Cold War already boasts some of the finest weaponry ever seen in a Call of Duty game with absolute monsters like the Krig-6, the AK-74u, the FFAR, and more.

Season 1 hasn’t had its meta controlled by one or two weapons, with the game seeing a healthy spread of guns being used. Even after the later additions of the Groza and the MAC-10, there still wasn’t any one gun that people immediately defaulted to gain an advantage.

Unlock your own LC10 to use in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2, and see if it can compete with the likes of the devastating MP5 or the furious Bullfrog.

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Unlocking the LC10 SMG in Black Ops Cold War Season 2

People are always keen to try out new toys in a game like Call of Duty, it’s what makes seasonal updates so exciting and refreshing.

The LC10 SMG is one of four new weapons that have accompanied Treyarch’s massive Season 2 update, and it could be the most desirable of the lot.

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To find out if the LC10 is the one for you, you’ll very simply need to reach Tier 31 of the Battle Pass. No K/D ruining challenges are required to unlock the LC10, you just need to keep playing Black Ops Cold War Season 2 naturally, and it will eventually unlock one as one of the free Tiers in the Battle Pass.

There are no worries here about paid Battle Pass users having access to superior firepower that other people won’t have, thankfully.

Hopefully, the LC10 helps you to tear up some games and become an absolute force in Black Ops Cold War Season 2.

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