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How to Pack A Punch in Black Ops Cold War Zombies Die Maschine map

Here is how to build the Pack-A-Punch machine in the new Black Ops Cold War Zombie map.



Now that Black Ops Cold War is available to play worldwide, you can get right into mowing down hoards of Zombies on the new map Die Maschine. The Pack-A-Punch machine is a major component in this mode and here is how you can buld it.

Zombies mode has been a staple of the Call of Duty franchise for many years now. Ever since it first appeared in World At War, this mode has been updated with new features for each title that it has been in. Despite this, the Pack-A-Punch machine has been a consistent presence in every version of Zombies.

Now it has made its return in the new Black Ops Cold War game. The machine is especially useful when you’ve progressed through a few rounds and find yourself overwhelmed by the large number of dead folk trying to eat your brains. Here is how you build it in Black Ops Cold War’s Die Maschine map.

Pack-A-Punch has been a major part of the Zombies mode for years.

What does Pack-A-Punch do?

The Pack-A Punch machine (also known as the Forge) allows you to upgrade your weapon by spending points. This includes increased damage, new attachments and better magazine capacity In Die Maschine. The machine also adds a new camo to your weapon changes the color after a few upgrades.

You should absolutely spring for the increased damage boost as soon as you can because when the later rounds start, the zombies will be much faster and in greater numbers. You can find yourself surrounded with no escape before you even realize what happened.

The machine also gives you an opportunity to experiment with different types of ammunition. You can add Ammo Mods to your weapons so that they deal different types of damage to the undead. It will let you burn, freeze, shock and poison the zombies with toxic clouds.

Another new feature is that upgrade animations have been removed altogether so that will save some time. Your upgrade path consists of 3 increasing levels which come with increasing costs. The upgrade costs start at 5,000 points and the highest amounts to 30,000 points.

Ammo mods will allow you to deal different types of damage to zombies.

How to build the Pack-A-Punch machine in Die Maschine

In order to build the machine, you will need to make your way through a few rounds and rack up some points in order to open certain paths. This is what you need to do:

  1. Unlock the automated doors that take you to the underground Facility.
  2. Turn on the power.
  3. Head to the particle accelerator room.
  4. Interact with the two terminals.
  5. Enter the Anomaly.
  6. Go through the Aether Tunnel.
  7. Collect the Machine Part and bring it back to the origin of the Anomaly.
  8. Put the parts in Pack-A-Punch Machine and the machine will become available for use.
The particle accelerator room.

That covers everything you need to do to unlock the Pack-A-Punch Machine in Die Maschine.

This machine will be the only thing that can help you keep going in those later rounds so you should work with your teammate on getting to it as quickly as you can.

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How to unlock and use Prestige Keys in Black Ops Cold War

Prestige Keys are rewards in the Black Ops Cold War progression system. Here is how to unlock and use them.



The Prestige system in Black Ops Cold War opens up new challenges and rewards for players. One of the unique rewards you can earn is a Prestige Key. This is how you can acquire and use it.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is finally here, and things are a bit different this year with its progression system. Once you reach Military Rank 55, you will earn your first Prestige. In previous seasons, this would result in your entire loadout and level being reset. That is no longer the case.

Instead of grinding your levels back, you will be able to work towards more Prestige Levels without losing your existing gear and class. The new Seasons will bring more Prestige milestones, challenges, and rewards. One reward is for reaching a new Prestige rank is the Prestige Key.

Here is everything that you need to know about using Prestige Keys in Black Ops Cold War.

How to unlock Prestige Keys

The only way to earn these rewards is to play through Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Grind through the Multiplayer until you earn enough XP to surpass the base 55 Military Ranks. At this point, you’ll become season prestige rank 1 and enter into the prestige system.

Every time you reach a new Prestige rank, the game will give you a new sticker, emblem, and Prestige Key. You get these as rewards after passing through every 50 Season Levels. Other rewards include weapon blueprints and Battle Pass Tier Skips for the Battle Pass.

For a more detailed look at how the Prestige System works, you can look here.

How to Use Prestige Keys in Black Ops Cold War

Once you’ve got a Prestige Key in your hands, you may be wondering how you can use it. Its purpose is to unlock Legacy Prestige Icons when you use it at the Prestige Shop. These icons will be from the previous Call Of Duty games, and you can add them when you reach Prestige Master.

The bad news is that the Prestige Shop is not available until Season One opens up on December 10. When it finally begins, the game will also add additional Prestiges. You can keep earning XP up to level 1000 and then get milestone rewards after crossing 50 levels. This means you can get 20 milestones when the season resets.

At the moment, we can only wait for December 10 to come around so that we can use the Prestige keys. We’ll keep updating this article as more information becomes available.

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Black Ops Cold War Competitive Settings V1.01 announced



Call of Duty League has announced the first version of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Competitive Settings for the 2021 season.

UPDATE – Nov. 23: Activision has updated the Call of Duty League Competitive Settings to no longer have Semtex restricted.

These settings will be updated and changed as the seasons go on, and as more feedback is given from players to Treyarch & CDL.

The 2021 Call of Duty League season will kick off soon, with a full schedule on the season to be announced by the League in the near future.

Competitive Call of Duty rules adjust over time. The rules below represent the settings in place for Call of Duty Challengers events. Version 1 of the 2021 season Competitive Settings is foundational and rules may change throughout the year. Maps and modes may also change at a later date.

Competitive Settings V 1.0 have been developed in coordination between League Administration and representatives (players, coaches) of the Call of Duty League.

The season begins with the Call of Duty Challengers online Elite & Scout events in December.

Competitive Rule Set V1.0

Maps & Modes:

  • Hardpoint
    • Cartel
    • Checkmate
    • Crossroads
    • Garrison
    • Moscow
  • Search & Destroy:
    • Checkmate
    • Crossroads
    • Garrison
    • Miami
    • Moscow
  • Control:
    • Checkmate
    • Garrison
    • Moscow

Restricted Items:

  • Primary Weapons:
    • All LMGs
  • Secondary Weapons:
    • All Shotguns
    • All Launchers
    • All Special Weapons
  • Attachments
    • Body
      • SWAT 5MW Laser Sight
      • Ember Sighting Point
    • Stock
      • Dual Wield
  • Tactical:
    • Stimshot
    • Decoy
  • Lethal:
    • C4
    • Tomahawk
  • Field Upgrade:
    • Proximity Mine
    • Field Mic
    • Gas Mine
  • Perks:
    • Perk 1:
      • Paranoia
      • Forward Intel
    • Perk 2:
      • Tracker
  • Wildcard:
    • Danger Close
  • Scorestreaks:
    • Combat Bow
    • Spy Plane
    • Counter Spy Plane
    • Care Package
    • Sentry Turret
    • Air Patrol

More information on the Call of Duty League Competitive Settings, including specific settings for Hardpoint, S&D, and Control modes, are available on the CDL site.

As always, stay tuned for the latest news on the Call of Duty League 2021 season.

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Black Ops Cold War Nov 23 Patch Notes: MP Spawn Updates



Treyarch has released a patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on November 23rd.

A new in-game update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is now live on all platforms that addresses spawns, stability, and bugs across MP & Zombies.

The update includes a pass on Hardpoint spawns and preps the game for the launch of Nuketown, coming November 24 at 10AM PT. Nuketown will be available for free for everyone on all platforms.

Patch Notes



  • Adjusted Hardpoint spawn logic to reduce average travel time to active Hardpoints.
  • Adjusted enemy weighting for spawns in Crossroads Strike and Armada Strike.

Fireteam: Dirty Bomb

  • Addressed a UI error that could sometimes occur when loading into a match of Fireteam: Dirty Bomb on Ruka.


  • Addressed an issue that would prevent Flak Jacket from properly protecting the player from explosive damage in Hardcore modes.


Field Upgrades

  • Addressed an issue where the player could earn Field Upgrade charge while their Ring of Fire was currently activated.


  • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused zombies to use their ranged attack unexpectedly.
  • Addressed a rare issue that could rarely cause the Megaton to be permanently invincible after splitting.


  • Added various stability fixes.

Source: Treyarch

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