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How to complete the Main Cold War Outbreak Easter Egg in Zombies

Outbreak’s main Easter Egg is now available to players. Follow our complete Zombies guide showing you what to do in Black Ops Cold War.



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Despite being out for several months, Outbreak’s main Easter Egg hasn’t been available until now. Our full guide will walk you through it every step of the way in Black Ops Cold War’s Zombie mode.

Testament to Treyarch, as they have not only found a way to reinvent Zombies and make the concept seem more alive than ever, but they keep doing their best to add to it. For weeks, CoD Zombies players have had to contend with horrifying enemies and even the odd horrifying glitch too.

But Black Ops Cold War Season 3 Reloaded has carried on the forward push to make Outbreak bigger and better with a new fishing activity, and now the game’s main Easter Egg.

Outbreak main Easter Egg in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

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As with most Call of Duty Easter Eggs, the main Outbreak one is convoluted, will take some time, and requires a lot of groundwork. So strap yourself in.

Reach Round 3 in Outbreak Zombies

To actually start making headway towards the main Easter Egg, you will first need to reach Level 3 in Cold War Outbreak. As with any other game of Outbreak, it’s a case of maximizing your first couple of rounds to ensure you get your weapons Pack-A-Punched, trying to obtain Wonder Weapons, and acquiring Perks.

Be patient, collect and do everything, finish the level objectives and side missions, then move onto Round 3.

Find the radio

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Somewhere on your designated level will be a radio to find. It’s up to you whether you ignore everything else and just go radio hunting, but given the vastness of the environments, you might be better off just playing normally.

For this, we recommend turning your in-game subtitles on, as nearing the radio will actually come up with “Radio: [inactive idle static],” meaning it’s close by.

Once you manage to locate it, approach it and press the action button to “Listen to signal.” It will then emit frequency feedback that sounds like crackling and bells. This will then trigger a big wave of Zombies for you mow down with the best Outbreak weapons.

Search for the Amplifiers

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Whilst the Radio continues to transmit feedback, you’ll now need to go and find three Amplifiers in the vicinity of the Radio. Again, as long as you’ve got the in-game subtitles on, nearing one will prompt you with “Amplifier: [inactive idle static].”

Find and trigger all three so that they activate, and then make your way back to the original radio to listen to a message from Samantha Maxis, and pick up the part that the Radio produces.

The beacon

Usually your gateway to the next round, the beacon will instead be the home for the part that you picked up. You then speak with Samantha Maxis properly and move onto Round 4.

Round 4 & the monkeys

Once Round 4 begins, you will need to hunt for stone monkeys until you find the right one signposted with an “M” next to it. It should also drop some Microfilm Slides once you’ve shot it.

This process can be lengthy and exhausting without the correct knowledge, and we credit YouTuber TheRealGhost for creating a video that shows the location of all the monkeys on all the maps.

The projector

With film in hand, it’s time to locate a projector to use the Microfilm Slides on. Each map has different locations of course, and here’s where you’ll be able to find projectors:

  • Alpine – Central Lodge, 2nd Floor, south side (PAP Building)
  • Duga – Admin Offices, 2nd Floor, Big L-Shaped Building, on the south side of Duga
  • Golova – Police Station
  • Sanatorium – Administration Building, top-left of map

When all the slides have been watched, you’ll now need to move onto Round 5 – automatically taking you to the Ruka map.

Round 5 – Ruka, Silo & Launch Keys

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Once you arrive head for the objective that includes an elevator taking you down to the depths of the Silo below. Head to Silo A, and “Lift the Lockdown” by deactivating a switch.

You’ll then be tasked with a new objective – “Find the Launch Keys.” Following the basic rule of three, you have to locate them all and they are all situated in the Silo’s depths.

Here’s where you can find all the Launch Keys:

  1. Key One: It can be found in a dead-end corridor lit by ominous red lighting. Kill the special Mimic and claim the first key.
  2. Key Two: Found near Silo B, you’ll need to deposit Aetherium Crystal Chunks in an “Aetherium Harvesting Unit” which can be found in the Silo. Deposit 20, and you’ll receive the Aetherium Blast ability. Go and find the Jellyfish located nearby, get close, and use the ability. The jellyfish will pull you in towards it, and you can collect the second key
  3. Key Three: Collect an Essence Trap from another dead-end in Silo A, and find a vent emitting a blue glow. Set the trap below the vent, back away, and wait for a monkey to become ensnared in the trap and captured. Acquire the trap, and you’ll get the third and final key.

Start the Launch Sequence

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It’s now time to approach the end of this journey. With all three keys, you’ll need to quickly go around all three silos and “Insert Launch Key.” Doing so will trigger a timer, so you need to head to the middle room to be able to ascend the stairs and “Get to the Surface.”

Defeat Legion

Exit the elevator and you will see a huge presence warp into the map, and your final mission in the Easter Egg is to simply “Kill Legion.

As you can expect, the boss has a whopping health bar, summons minions and Zombies to help, and will take a titanic effort to beat it. But if you are successful, then you will not only be victorious, but you will get to see the final cutscene, and complete the Easter Egg.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe is a melee weapon coming to Black Ops Cold War. Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the Scythe.



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A brand-new melee weapon is coming to Black Ops Cold War and here’s everything you need to know about the Scythe, including how to unlock it.

It can be fun to rack up kills from a distance with an Assault Rifle after hopping into a game of Black Ops Cold War, and sometimes it’s more exciting to use a melee weapon to battle your enemies up close.

Treyarch accidentally released the Scythe melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War in a surprise update on June 6, giving players a sneak peek at the weapon. Now there is an official release date for the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s how you can unlock it.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe will be released for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on August 12, 2022.

Here’s how to unlock the Scythe in both Multiplayer and Zombies:

  • Multiplayer – Using a Melee weapon, get 2 kills while Ninja or Dead Silence are active in 15 different completed matches.
  • Zombies – Using a primary Melee weapon, kill 200 enemies while Insta-Kill is active.

Completing 15 multiplayer matches will take some time, so you might be faster jumping into a game of Zombies.

The in-game description says that the Scythe is a “quick swinging” two-handed melee weapon that allows you to “reap a bountiful harvest by cutting down all who stand in your path.”

For more Call of Duty, check out the newly revealed Farm 18 map and how to play the Multiplayer beta.

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Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.



Best UGR loadout in UGR

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.

Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.

The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.

If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.

Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments

Operator underwater using UGR
  • Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.

Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.

Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.

Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment

Flak Jacket Perk in BOCW
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stimshot

We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.

Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.

In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.

How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War

UGR in Warzone

To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR

Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.

For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.



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Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”

On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

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Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”

The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.

How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone

Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.

The Nikita AVT and M1916 have also arrived in Warzone with Season 3, so you can check out how to unlock the new Assault Rifle and Marksman Rifle.

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