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Frustrated players demand one big change to Black Ops Cold War matchmaking

A few frustrated Black Ops Cold Players are asking the developers to make some changes to the in-game matchmaking.

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Combat in Black Ops Cold War

Various Black Ops Cold players are frustrated with the current state of in-game matchmaking as they find it extremely unbalanced, and they’re asking the developers to fix these problems.

Black Ops Cold War fans have a ton of new content to enjoy in Season 4, including new weapons like MG 82 LMG, C58 Assault Rifle and the Nail Gun. There’s even more content on its way as part of the Season 4 Reloaded update.

However, players are still dealing with some in-game issues that ruining their experience. Members of the Black Ops Cold War community are asking the developers to make changes to the unbalanced matchmaking.

Battle in Black Ops Cold War

Reddit user ThechroniclesofMEEP highlighted the biggest problems with the matchmaking in the Black Ops Cold War subreddit. The main issue is that players are thrown into matches that are already more than halfway over.

It’s not fun to hop into a match only for it to end in about 45 seconds. It also ends up making things unbalanced as one team will be in the lead by then, so players in the opposing squad will be at an unfair disadvantage.

The Redditor suggested that the developers change the matchmaking so that players aren’t thrown into games that are about to end.

If the matchmaking is fixed, then players will no longer be thrown into games that are well underway, keeping one team from having an unfair advantage over the other. Many other users shared their own experiences in the comments.

“Anytime it joins a game right after I start queuing, I know I’m in for a beating,” wrote one user. “Will join and the game will be over in 45 seconds to a minute maybe. Pointless. I’m waiting to join longer than I’m in the damn game even.”

Hopefully, the developers will implement changes to fix the matchmaking in a future update. Also, check out when the next Double XP Event is.

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Black Ops Cold War players call for devs to add custom emblems

Some Black Ops Cold War players are asking the developers to introduce a fan-favorite system from previous Treyarch titles.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has done a pretty good job at making people feel nostalgic about previous Treyarch titles, but some players are now asking for the classic custom emblem system.

From remastered maps to classic weapons, Treyarch’s latest Call of Duty has stayed true to its Black Ops roots, giving players who are familiar with the franchise a sense of comfortability.

One thing Treyarch is yet to bring back to the series is the infamous custom emblems, which allowed players to create their own individual emblems to show off.

Reddit user AllergicToAnime put a post up expressing the wish for custom emblems to return while also giving their reasons.

Black Ops Cold War has taken on a seasonal format with its integration with Warzone. This means that players are given emblems in the season passes, which can be various things.

black ops cold war season pass emblems

The argument is that these season pass emblems aren’t creative enough for players to express themselves, wanting more for player identification and customization.

Of course, the custom emblems from previous Black Ops games were fairly controversial, as players would often create things a little too explicit.

Some in the post’s comments are even against them returning, claiming that these custom emblems are a “double edged sword,” with some choosing to create inappropriate images.

However, the detail and creativity that players could get out of the mechanic were quite incredible, creating detailed pieces of art or even just simple personalized symbols.

However, there are also some in the comments who agree too, as one stated: “Those were the days man I used to love the custom emblems back in the day.”

Hopefully, if they do bring it back, they can moderate it and prevent people from using it for negativity.

For more on Call of Duty, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on Black Ops Cold War players wanting to see an Olympics-inspired weapon.

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Black Ops Cold War players want to see an Olympics-inspired weapon

Black Ops Cold War players have suggested Treyarch add a brand-new Olympics-themed weapon to celebrate the worldwide competition.

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Cold War Stone Operator with Olympics logo

With the Olympics in full swing, Black Ops Cold War players have suggested Treyarch add some in-game items to celebrate the competition, namely a brand-new weapon.

After being postponed, Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics has finally begun. Call of Duty often releases items and hosts events to tie in with worldwide competitions and celebrations, such as 2020’s Games of Summer event and the soccer skins for the Euros.

A Black Ops Cold War fan has suggested that a new Olympics-inspired weapon would be the perfect fit for Call of Duty, and players are loving the idea.

Nail Gun in Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Alongside the realistic firearms that make up Call of Duty’s arsenal, there are also some weird and wacky additions. For example, Cold War and Warzone Season 4 added a Nail Gun to take down your opponents with.

Reddit user bobbobaran suggested that the Biathlon Rifle should be added to the game to celebrate the Olympics. Although not the military-grade tool that CoD fans are used to, it’s no stranger than a Nail Gun.

The Biathlon Rifle is an ultra-lightweight bolt action rifle that’s used for target shooting in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. It fires .22LR rounds which are extremely common and used in a wide variety of weapons. While not as powerful as the ZRG 20mm, for example, Treyarch can adjust the stats to make it competitive.

Olympian Tina Bachmann using Biathlon Rifle

Players were unsure what category this Olympics weapon could fall into – Special Weapon, Tactical Rifle, or Sniper Rifle? This would all depend on how it would be balanced. It could work as both a fast-firing quickscoping machine or a highly accurate long-range sniper.

Will we ever see the Biathlon Rifle in Call of Duty? It’s impossible to say. But at the very least, it could become a Blueprint for one of the existing Sniper Rifles.

For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out everything we know about the upcoming Season 5 update.

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Best QBZ-83 loadout for Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Lightweight and compact, the QBZ 83 is one of Cold War Season 4’s most understated weapons with the right loadout & attachments.

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Player using the QBZ 83 in Cold War

Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War has seen a number of weapons come to the forefront, and with the right attachments and perks, the QBZ-83 Assault Rifle can potentially hold its own.

Throughout the lifespan of Cold War, incredible weapons like the XM4, MP5, and AK-74u have dominated the meta, with many opting to use them over any other gun in the game.

Other guns have come into the fold to further broaden horizons with the outrageously powerful LC10 making a strong case for being the meta gun. With the right loadout and class setup, the QBZ can be the perfect gun for players looking to take on enemies at range, without sacrificing the ability to move around the map at speed.

Here’s everything you need to turn the QBZ-83 into a devasting weapon in your arsenal.

Best Cold War Season 4 QBZ-83 attachments

QBZ 83 in Black Ops Cold War gunsmith
  • Muzzle: Muzzle Brake 5.56
  • Barrel: 13.7″ Cavalry Lancer
  • Underbarrel: Foregrip
  • Handle: Quickdraw Handle
  • Stock: Tactical Stock

Pairing the Muzzle Brake 5.56 with the Foregrip is important for control, as this will reduce both the horizontal and vertical recoil and make it much easier to hit your shots.

With the QBZ-83 acting as a mobile AR, the Quickdraw Handle will be the perfect accessory to help you aim down sights quickly while you’re rotating around the map.

Finally, once you’ve found your target and started to fire, you’ll want to be able to keep your crosshairs on your enemy while you shoot. This is where the Tactical Stock comes in, as it improves the stability of the weapon.

Best perks to use with Cold War Season 4’s QBZ-83

Tactical Mask perk
  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Tactical Mask is a must in Black Ops Cold War, and with the QBZ-83 allowing you to move around the map faster than other Assault Rifle players, you’ll likely find yourself in the middle of stuns and flashes fairly regularly.

Scavenger is useful to keep your ammo replenished as the QBZ-83 has one of the faster rates of fire in its class, while Ghost will keep you hidden from enemies’ pesky UAVs.

How to unlock the QBZ-83 in Cold War Season 4

qbz-83 being held up in the air

If you want to have a go with the QBZ-83, then you’ll simply need to reach Level 31, and it will become yours to equip.

Once you’ve done that, then you can go about unlocking every single attachment for it to equip the right ones for the job.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s QBZ-83 SMG

qbz-83 gunsmith options

If you’ve experimented and feel like the QBZ-83 isn’t for you after all, then there are perfectly acceptable replacements should you need them.

The Swiss K31 is fun for quickscoping, the KSP 45 is a weapon reborn in Cold War, and the Krig 6 remains a veritable destroyer of CoD lobbies.


That’s the QBZ-83 sorted for you in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer. Also, see our tier list of every weapon in Black Ops Cold War to see where we rank them all, and if you enjoy battle royale, then check out our ranking of every Warzone weapon.

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