Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 is finally upon us, giving Zombies fans another easter egg to get to grips with in Outbreak.
After players completed the first easter egg, Treyarch has decided to follow up on that, with this second quest leading up to the new classic survival map, Mauer der Toten, and serving as a prologue to the new map’s story.
Just yesterday, Treyarch tweeted that the Outbreak Excision quest was live in Black Ops Cold War Season 4, and just like always, the dedicated Zombies community was straight on it.
Less than 24 hours later, players had already completed the easter egg, gaining access to the cut scene, which, of course, progressed the Cold War Zombies storyline further towards Mauer der Toten.
Cold War Zombies Outbreak easter egg
According to popular Zombies content creator, MrRoflWaffles, this second Outbreak easter egg is “much more straightforward” than the first and “doesn’t end in a boss fight,” so let’s get into the steps.
- Get to world tier 3.
- Once there, find a red portal that spawns in various locations:
- Ruka: Far left side of the map in the little house
- Alpine: Bottom of the map just underneath a small cliffside
- Duga: Top side of the map, down in the bunker where the crafting bench is
- Zoo: Bottom right of the map in a small hole inside the big animal enclosure
- Golova: Bottom of the map, inside the Church, climb up the ladder, and it is in a room on the top floor
- When you find it, jump into it, and you will be teleported above the map, where you will have to spot another red portal to dive into. You will need to repeat this three times.
- On the third, you will be teleported above the map again, but this time an item will spawn with you. Follow it and pick it up.
- Finish your main quest objective on world tier 3 and go to where the anomaly has spawned in and spawn in the beacon.
- Use the beacon to speak to Ravenov, then use the beacon again to teleport to Sanitorium.
- Once you are there, run over to the bottom left crash site, clear out the zombies, then interact with the radio hanging out the chopper.
- You then need to find the Aethereal Orb around the map, which you can find by listening to the audio.
- Once you find it, shoot it in the direction of the bridge on the map. Keep doing so until it stops on the bridge.
- You then need to find a bunny toy that is found in an inactive, broken mystery box. Once you find it, interact with it and take down the zombies that will spawn. It will return to the ground after you defend it. Pick it up and place it on the buggy that the orb stopped at on the bridge.
- You will then begin an escort step, where everyone in the game will have to walk with it and protect it. Escort it until it stops, and the zombies disappear, run into the building in front of where it stopped, and interact with the radio inside.
- This will activate an exfil, run over to it, complete it, but there will be an Orda boss in the way.
- Once completed, hop on the helicopter, and that’s it. Quest complete!
The Operation Excision Cold War Outbreak Zombies Easter Egg continues the story developed in the first quest for the popular Zombies game mode that was added to the first-person shooter in Season 3.
There is no doubt that the community is now more excited than ever to jump into Mauer der Toten in July and see where the Cold War Outbreak Zombies Easter Egg story continues.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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
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.
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.
Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch
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