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How to fix ‘Unable to Join Party (3)’ bug in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War PC players have been unable to join a party with their cross-play friends, so here are a few solutions you can try.

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A BOCW bug has been making it so that players are “unable to join party” using cross-platform play, so here’s how to get back to playing with your friends in Season 1.

Crossplay has now become the standard for Call of Duty, with players across Xbox, PlayStation, and PC playing Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Black Ops Cold War together. But the process hasn’t been as smooth in BOCW.

Many PC players have been unable to join parties with their friends on consoles. The error message will pop up saying “Failed to Join Party. Unable to join party (3).” It’s an incredibly frustrating bug, especially when you want to take full advantage of CoDs crossplay capabilities.

We’ve put together some things you can do to fix the “unable to join party” error.

How to fix “unable to join party” error

First, you should all try exiting out of Black Ops Cold War and then restart your console or PC, then launching BOCW again. If that doesn’t work, there are a few things you can do to get back to playing with your cross-platform friends.

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Check crossplay is on

You should ensure that everyone you want to party up with has crossplay enabled.

To enable crossplay:

  1. Open Black Ops Cold War multiplayer
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Navigate to the Account tab
  4. Enable or Disable Crossplay

Re-add Activision friends

If you have crossplay enabled, it appears that the bug is an issue with Activision accounts. To fix this, you need to remove then re-add your Activision friends.

To remove and re-add Activision friends:

  1. Open Black Ops Cold War
  2. Navigate to the Social tab
  3. Select the friend you’re trying to party up with
  4. Click ‘Remove Activision Friend’
  5. Return to the Social Tab
  6. Select ‘Add Activision Friends’
  7. Add their username through either Activision, Xbox, PlayStation, or Battle.net

This might not work on the first go, so try it a few times and restart your game in between to be safe.

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Create party in Warzone

If you still can’t join your friends after re-adding them, there’s another solution. You need to create the party in Warzone, then back out to the main menu and launch BOCW. You should remain in the party together.

Hopefully, these tips will help you party up with your friends on other channels but if not, we recommend contacting Activision Support.

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How to unlock PPSH-41 in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

The fearsome PPSH-41 SMG is being included in CoD: Cold War Season 3, and this is how you’ll be able to wield this dangerous weapon.

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A returning legend is coming to Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War with the PP-SH41. The devastating SMG can rip enemies apart in seconds, and these are the unlock requirements for it in Call of Duty.

It’s almost like Christmas Day when the next season of content is announced for Call of Duty. After the official Roadmap for Season 3 was revealed, one tasty proposition is the forthcoming return of the PPSH.

The SMG has tore up CoD games for years with its insanely-high rate of fire, and it could be a legitimate meta-changer for Cold War and Warzone Season 3.

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PPSH-41 unlock requirements in Cold War & Warzone Season 3

As with every new Season of modern Call of Duty games, we usually get a new gun or two, new maps, and a new Battle Pass to complete.

Nothing has changed in this regard for Season 3, and players will be pleased to know that the PPSH can be in their loadouts very quickly.

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To unlock the PPSH-41, players will simply need to reach Level 15 in the Battle Pass. Don’t want to pay for the Battle Pass? Not a problem because just like with the MAC-10 from Season 1 and FARA-83 from Season 2, the PPSH is a free Tier for players to earn naturally.

There are no pay-to-win elements here, and everyone will be able to unlock and use the SMG when they’ve reached the required level.

Also, because the same XP is tied to both Cold War and Warzone, the good news is that you can unlock the PPSH-41 on either game. So you can pick your poison and choose which game will be easier for you to get to Level 15 quicker.

The PPSH-41 has featured in many previous Call of Duty games including the original titles, World at War, and most recently, the Black Ops titles.

Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will go live on April 22, and players can get stuck into unlocking the PPSH-41 as soon as possible!

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How to get Price ’84 Operator in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone

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The Black Ops & Modern Warfare worlds collide as Captain Price arrives in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone.

Activision has announced that the new Captain Price ’84 Operator will be available for FREE for everyone who already owns Black Ops Cold War at the start of Season 3.

Players will simply have to log in and be able to access Captain Price ’84 in both Warzone & Black Ops Cold War after the Season 3 launch on April 22.

The Operator will be useable in both Black Ops Cold War MP & Zombies and Warzone, but players will need to use the Operator in Black Ops Cold War MP online first before it becomes accessible in Warzone.

That Operator is none other than Price ‘84, propelled into the Cold War era and outfitted in tactical gear suited for the most clandestine of wetwork operations.

How to unlock

Those who purchase any version of Black Ops Cold War at the start of Season Three will receive the Price ’84 Operator for use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Plus, anyone who already owns Black Ops Cold War will automatically receive the Price ’84 Operator at the start of Season Three.

Simply log into Black Ops Cold War following the Season Three Update to add Price ’84 to your roster of elite Operators. You will need to go online in Black Ops Cold War first before he appears as a playable character in Warzone.

Activision states that the Price ’84 Operator is a different Operator from the Modern Warfare Price Operator.

SOURCE: Call of Duty Blog

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Six weapons including PPSH arrive in Cold War & Warzone with Season 3

Six new weapons, including fan favorite PPSH SMG & Ballistic knife arrive in Season 3.

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Treyarch has unveiled six new weapons are coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone with Season 3.

As part of the announce blog post for Season 3, the studio revealed a look at the new weapons planned for Season 3 of Cold War & Warzone.

Some of the weapons will be part of the Battle Pass and be included at launch, while others will come during the season and unlocked via bundles or challenges.

Here’s a breakdown of the 6 new weapons:

Six New Weapons

PPSh-41: SMG (Launch Week)

When you need to spit fire, pick up the PPSh-41 SMG, an absolute classic in the series. Though its damage per shot is moderate, its rapid-fire, high-capacity capabilities encourage an aggressive playstyle ideal for leading the charge in objective modes and clearing out tight spaces in Warzone.

Obtain the PPSh-41 for free, ready to use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Tier 15 of the Season Three Battle Pass.

Swiss K31: Sniper Rifle (Launch Week)

Precision and power. The Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle was made for one neutral country ready to rearm for world war, but will now find itself in the arsenals of the NATO and Warsaw Pact forces. This bolt-action sniper rifle boasts exceptional accuracy, as well as fast rechamber and aiming speeds with a large ammo capacity. Aggressive sharpshooters will be in their element with this new rifle, whether it’s sniping out in the wilds of Warzone or pushing forward on objectives in Black Ops Cold War.

Ballistic Knife: Melee (Launch Week)

A versatile weapon first introduced in the original Call of Duty: Black Ops, this iteration of the Ballistic Knife is a rare piece of spy technology developed in the late 1970s by Soviet Forces.

The spring-action knife launcher can either be used as a melee weapon or to silently fire lethal retrievable blades. It is most effective at short ranges, but the most skilled Operators could theoretically land a deadly hit from extreme distances. Available in Black Ops Cold War at the launch of Season Three and in Warzone mid-season.

CARV.2: Tactical Rifle (In-Season)

Carve through the competition with this burst-fire tactical rifle, joining the ranks of the M16 with its high-damage, high-bullet-velocity output. Boasting moderate firepower with solid recoil control and a large ammo pool, the CARV.2 cuts the deepest when used for mid- to long-range engagements.

AMP63: Pistol (In-Season)

The Secondary category gets even deeper later in Season Three thanks to the AMP63 pistol. Slotting in as the fourth sidearm in Black Ops Cold War’s arsenal, this personal defense weapon is a cross between a self-loading pistol and a fully automatic SMG. Expect this weapon to output high amounts of damage in a short period of time thanks to its full-auto nature, which makes it highly effective in close quarters.

Baseball Bat: Melee (In-Season)

A classic bruiser’s weapon of war, and Black Ops Cold War’s newest addition for one-hit melee fans. Unlock the Baseball Bat in Season Three, and get out there and crack some skulls in Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone.

Obtain the Ballistic Knife, CARV.2, AMP63, and Baseball Bat during Season Three in one of two ways: complete an in-game challenge to obtain the free base weapon, or pick up a bundle with a Blueprint version when it appears in the Store.

SOURCE: Call of Duty Blog

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