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How to decrypt Floppy Disk for Black Ops Cold War Operation Chaos

Here’s how to find the evidence and decrypt the floppy disk for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Operation Chaos mission.



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Decrypting the Floppy Disk for Black Ops Cold War campaign’s Operation Chaos may seem confusing, but we’ve broken it down into easy to follow steps.

As well as all the game’s different endings and unlockable ZORK terminal & Arcade, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s campaign has several side-missions for you to complete as you progress.

After completing the mission ‘Fracture Jaw,’ you’ll have access to the Evidence Board. From this board, you can replay missions, look over the evidence, and take part in side-missions. One of the first you’ll unlock is ‘Operation Chaos’ which tasks you with decrypting a floppy disk containing information about a Spy Ring you need to shut down.

You’ll need to find evidence in campaign missions, and then know how to solve the code to decrypt the floppy disk.

Here’s how to find the clues and solve the puzzle for Black Ops Cold War’s Operation Chaos mission.

Where to find Cold War’s Operation Chaos evidence

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In the mission ‘Brick in the Wall,’ a side mission has you talk to Greta, an informant. Inside the bar, approach and talk to her, and she’ll ask you to either rescue or kill a man named Richter.

After freeing, or killing, Richter, you’ll be able to pick up evidence from the table in the center of the room.

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Complete the mission then advance on to the next mission: ‘Redlight, Greenlight.’

When this mission takes you to the replica U.S town, go to the end of the street then to the top floor of the last building. You’ll find a map on the wall marked as evidence, so follow the game’s prompt to take a picture of it.

You now have everything you need to decrypt the floppy disk. Finish ‘Echoes of a Cold War’ then you’ll be able to access to Evidence Board again.

How to decrypt the Operation Chaos floppy disk in Black Ops Cold War

After accessing the Evidence Board, click on ‘Operation Chaos’ and select ‘Examine Evidence.’

A Coded Message

To decipher the coded message, you need to spot the pattern in a series of numbers.

This is where it gets a little confusing. Unfortunately, every single player will have a different number pattern to decipher, it’s completely random. We can’t tell you exactly how to do yours, but we can explain our logic to help you.

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Our sheet has 5, ??, 12, 14, 15 in red writing. Counting backward, the difference between 15 and 14 is 1, and 14 and 12 is 2.

The pattern appears to be adding one less number each time, so take away three, the next lowest number, away from 12 and you’ll have 9. Take away 4 from 9 and you’ll have 5, showing that 9 is the missing number.

Our page also had 7, 12, 17, ??, 27 in blue letters. The difference between all of these numbers is 5, so 17+5=22. You can double-check by adding another 5 onto 22 which equals 27. Therefore 22 is the missing number.

So the answer to our Coded Message is 0922.

The Front Page

Luckily, decrypting the Front Page is much easier than the Coded Message.

On the headline of the newspaper, you’ll find certain letters are marked in red. Write down these letters, then take a look at the Numbers Station Broadcast list.

The red letters can be rearranged to spell out one of the cities on the list. For example, if your red letters are A H M O A, they can be rearranged to spell ‘Omaha.’ Check the number code beside the city and write those down.

Decrypt the Floppy Disk

Now, find the full number you discovered from the Coded Message and find the city it corresponds to, and write down the city name.

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Now, you’re ready to decrypt the floppy disk.

  1. Go back to the ‘Operation Chaos’ menu and click ‘Decrypt Floppy Disk.’
  2. Enter the code that matched the city discovered from The Front Page
  3. Enter the city name The Coded Message corresponds to

The floppy disk will now be decrypted, so you can launch the Operation Chaos mission with all of the intel you need.

Hopefully, that’s cleared a lot of it up for you, and it’s a nice touch to have something a bit out of the norm for a Call of Duty game to vary things up.

Once you’re done with the Black Ops Cold War campaign, we have plenty of guides on the Die Maschine, Firebase Z, and Outbreak Zombies content. We also have tons of guides covering Cold War’s multiplayer too, including a ranking of all the game’s maps and best guns.

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How to set up Custom Games in Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Use our in-depth guide to learn how to set up your own Custom Games in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4.



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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4 has many weapons and modes for you to experiment with. Here’s how you can set up your own Custom Game.

For many players, the thought of stepping foot into CoD’s multiplayer is a terrifying prospect, and a quick warm-up against AI or friends is necessary. Or perhaps you want to test out a new weapon to see how it handles, but a competitive match won’t do it justice. Then a handy Custom Game is just the thing that you need.

The limitless freedom is what makes a Custom Game so handy. Black Ops Cold War has an ever-increasing roster of weapons and maps for players to dive into. Season 4 and its Reloaded update has really fleshed out the game with Mauer Der Toten vastly expanding the Zombies universe and new multiplayer maps to enjoy.

So let’s go over Custom Games and how you can set them up privately.

How to make a Custom Black Ops Cold War game

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Here is how you can set up a Custom Game for yourself in Black Ops Cold War:

  1. Boot up Cold War
  2. Head to the Black Ops Cold War lobby screen
  3. Select ‘Custom Games’ from the bottom left
  4. Go down until you find ‘Edit Game Rules’
  5. Click on ‘Settings’
  6. Manipulate them until you are satisfied

You can alter the details of the match by changing the time limit, the number of times you can respawn, and how long it takes to do so. You can also change the round score and mess around with some of the more advanced settings. These advanced options will give you even more control over how the game goes.

Generally, you can choose to play against other players, but only those who you want to invite. You can also choose to play with bots so you have a bit of practice before initiating a private game. If you want to simply get a feel for the loadout, then turn the bot difficulty down.

When you’re in a Custom Game, you can take your time and go through various new guns like the C58 and MG 82 LMG, use their attachments, and see how they affect your ability to play. You won’t have to worry about being shot by other rowdy players who would ruin your concentration and keep you focused on your own survival the entire time.

How to make a Custom BOCW Zombies game

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Setting up your own game of Zombies is generally very similar to the creation of a regular match.

Here is how you can set up a Custom Game for yourself:

  1. Open the Black Ops Cold War Zombies screen
  2. Press your right bumper or click on “Private” which is next to “Public”
  3. Create your own Custom Game

That’s it. It’s that simple. Now you can enjoy localized versions of Dead Ops 3, Die Maschine, Firebase Z, Outbreak, and Mauer Der Toten.

Where is the Custom Game button?

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During one of the Black Ops Cold War updates, many people became concerned that Custom Games had been removed altogether. The reality is that Treyarch inadvertently moves it further down every now and again.

Due to the addition of so many different playlist options, Custom Games have been relegated to the bottom of the pile. Simply keep scrolling down through the modes, and you’ll see that it’s still there.

That should cover everything you need to know about setting up a Custom Game in Black Ops Cold War.

Also, check out the best Outbreak loadout for CoD: Black Ops Cold War.

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How to get Warzone & Cold War Thrust Engine Blueprint

The Engine Thrust Blueprint has arrived in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, find out how to acquire it with our quick and easy guide.



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The Special Ops Pro Pack is a new bundle in Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War Season 4. It comes with many cool items, including the new Thrust Engine Blueprint, and our guide will show you how to get it.

Special skins and weapon Blueprints help to prolong longevity in Call of Duty as players get drawn to these stunning new cosmetics. Whether it’s running around looking like Rambo and John McClane, or wielding a gun that is a literal dragon, items like this keep people coming back.

The July 22, 2021 update saw some new bundles be added to the CoD store, one of which includes the glorious new Thrust Engine Blueprint.

Check our quick guide to see how you can grab it yourself.

Warzone & Cold War Thrust Engine Blueprint Guide: How to buy & price

Special Ops Bundle in CoD

The Thurst Engine Blueprint is a special weapon skin for the FARA 83 Assault Rifle, and it gives it a secretive black coating to go with Portnova’s new Roze-like skin.

To claim the bundle for yourself, you’ll just need to do the following:

  1. Boot up either ‘Black Ops Cold War’ or ‘Warzone’
  2. Head on over to the ‘Store’ tab
  3. Search through the Bundles until you see the ‘Special Ops Pro Pack’
  4. Select it, and use COD Points to purchase the bundle
  5. Now equip any items from the bundle you desire!

If you’re looking to buy it, the Special Ops Pro Pack will set you back $19.99 / £16.79

What items do you get with the Special Ops Pro Pack Bundle?

special pro pack contents

The main Operator skin and weapon Blueprint aren’t the be-all and end-all for everyone, so it’s important to know everything that comes with the bundle.

Here’s what you get with the Special Ops Pro Pack Bundle:

  • Hypersonic Operator Skin
  • Sound Barrier SMG Blueprint
  • Thrust Engine Assault Rifle Blueprint
  • Ace Pilot Calling Card
  • Challenge Coin Emblem
  • 2,400 COD Points

The COD Points are a decent part of this bundle as it can pay for more Bundles, or even pay for the Season 5 Battle Pass.

Also, check out the new CoD: Mobile Undead Siege Zombies game mode.

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Black Ops Cold War players call for major change to Special weapons

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War community is calling for Treyarch to make a major change to the Special weapons category.



Cold War Special Weapons

Special weapons are some of the most unique and exciting items in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, but community members are calling for Treyarch Studios to make a major change to how they operate.

There are various categories of weapons that players can use to battle their enemies in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The game has the standard Assualt Rifles, SMGs, LMGs, Pistols, and more.

However, it also has a category known as Special weapons, which consist of unconventional weapons that allow players to collect some highlight and adrenaline-fueled kills.

While these weapons can be extremely powerful, Black Ops Cold War players have begun to call for a major change in how the Special weapons can be used in the game.

Black Ops Cold War Special Weapons

Taking to the official Black Ops Cold War subreddit, community member -Lusty- started a thread stating that they wished that the Special weapons had attachments players could equip like all of the other weapon categories in Cold War.

Many other players agreed as they wish there were attachments available for the Black Ops Cold War Special weapons that would allow them to change the playstyle of the weapons or offer new ways to use these items.

An example was given by community member springsight, who commented that they would like to see things like smoke rounds for the M97 Grenade Launcher.

“I want something that makes the launcher actually viable. Give me smoke rounds, flash rounds, semtex rounds, I just want to make things go boom :(.”

There is no doubt that the addition of attachments to the M97 Grenade Launcher, Ballistic Knife, Nail Gun, and R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow would make for even more exciting moments for Black Ops Cold War players to experience.

For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out how to play Season 4 Reloaded Multiplayer and Zombies content for free, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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