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.
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.
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:
- Unlock the automated doors that take you to the underground Facility.
- Turn on the power.
- Head to the particle accelerator room.
- Interact with the two terminals.
- Enter the Anomaly.
- Go through the Aether Tunnel.
- Collect the Machine Part and bring it back to the origin of the Anomaly.
- Put the parts in Pack-A-Punch Machine and the machine will become available for use.
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.
Warzone & Cold War Season 6 key art leak shows Mason Operator
A new leak looks to have given the Call of Duty community a first look at the Mason Season 6 Operator for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.
A new leak looks to have revealed the first look at the Alex Mason Operator that is expected to be a significant player in the story for Call of Duty: warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 6.
Season 6 is right around the corner for both Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, with the community excited to see where the story for both games will be going after the previous five seasons.
The Season 5 outro cinematic that was released recently gave players a tease of who will be major players in the story for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War in Season 6, with Alex Mason being teased as the best person to bring in a rogue Adler thanks to his experience with The Numbers Broadcast that is currently taking over Verdansk.
Alex Mason’s return looks to have received further confirmation, as a recent leak has revealed the Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 6 key art that has Alex Mason front and center.
With the likes of Frank Woods and Hudson being playable Operators in Warzone and Cold War, it is not surprising to see that Alex Mason will likely become a playable character in the last season for Black Ops Cold War.
Mason was not featured as heavily in Cold War compared to his roles in Black Ops and Black Ops II, so it will be interesting to see how his speculated return in Season 6 of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will play out.
There is no doubt that many players will be excited to see Alex Mason return as a playable character if this Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 6 leak comes to fruition.
For more Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, check out the new Sai melee weapon reportedly gives permanent Dead Silence, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch Studios
Best KSP 45 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5
Buffs have made the KSP 45 a fearsome Cold War SMG, so here’s the best loadout with perks and attachments to complement it.
The KSP 45 has become of CoD: Black Ops Cold War’s best weapons. Treyarch did buff it, and this SMG has been a must-use gun since then. Here is the best Cold War KSP 45 loadout in Season 5, including attachments and Perks.
A burst-fire SMG is a weird hybrid to begin with, but weak stats didn’t help it. But now, it has increased viability as a lobby-owning laser beam.
To ensure that players get the most out of it, we’ve gone through and kitted it out with the best attachments and Perks to discover its best self in Black Ops Cold War Season 5.
Best Cold War KSP 45 loadout
Best Cold War KSP 45 loadout class attachments
To ensure you get the most of Cold War’s KSP 45, ensure you have the Gunfighter wildcard equipped to increase your maximum attachments.
- Optic: Visiontech 2x
- Muzzle: Muzzle Brake .45 APC
- Barrel: 10.2″ Rifled
- Body: Steady Aim Laser
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Foregrip
- Magazine: 45 Rnd Drum
- Handle: Serpent Wrap
- Stock: Wire Stock
The improved effectiveness of the best Cold War KSP 45 loadout means we want to use this at different distances, so the Visiontech 2x will cover that. The gun’s accuracy is now a big factor in its efficiency, so instead of favoring one or the other, we’ve applied the Muzzle Brake .45 APC to give its vertical recoil a tiny boost.
The 10.2″ Rifled barrel makes the best Cold War KSP 45 loadout even more deadly at range, and the Steady Aim Laser makes it equally deadly at close range. The trusty Field Agent Foregrip bolsters vertical and horizontal recoil whilst the Fast Mag offers super-quick mag changing.
We’re going to give the KSP much faster ADS time thanks to the Serpent Wrap, and the Wire Stock lets us more around more freely with less penalty to sprinting.
Best Perks to use with Cold War KSP 45 class
- Perk 1: Flak Jacket
- Perk 2: Assassin
- Perk 3: Ghost
Staying alive is the name of the game with the KSP 45, as its power can help you to achieve some insane scores. So Flak Jacket provides immunity to the litany of explosive devices that Cold War has in store for players.
Assassin supports this idea by rewarding you with more points for killing enemies on a Scorestreak, and Ghost makes you invisible to tracking devices.
Most recent AK-47 buffs & nerfs in Cold War
Treyarch has tinkered with the KSP 45 in Cold War Season 5, just giving it a couple of minors adjustments for players to consider.
Here are the most recent changes to the KSP 45:
- Reduced Effective Damage Range from 25.4m to 22.86m
- Slowed burst fire delay from 0.066 to 0.083
How to unlock the KSP 45
The KSP 45’s newfound power can only be utilized once you reach Level 37.
Doing so allows you to create the best Cold War KSP 45 loadout class, and you can also access it in Warzone Season 5 as well.
Image Credit: Treyarch / Activision
Warzone & Cold War Season 6 cinematic teases Mason’s return
Warzone and Black Ops Cold War have a new Season 5 outro cinematic hinting at Mason’s importance in the story for Season 6 of the Call of Duty games.
The latest cinematic for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 has been released, and players are excited about the reference towards Mason returning.
As we enter the final season for Black Ops Cold War before Vanguard‘s release, which will inevitably integrate with Warzone, players have been given a hint towards Mason’s return in a brand new cinematic.
For those still keeping up to date with the details, this outro cinematic plays a pivotal role in setting up the final season for Black Ops Cold War.
Black Ops Cold War will enter its final season soon, and players are desperate to find out who the last operator will be. It seems the last operator could be a fan-favorite character from the Black Ops series, Mason.
Although the cinematic is only a minute long, players can gain some critical information from it. Hudson and Woods are having a conversation about Adler’s disappearance, discussing what they should do next.
Ultimately, they decide that Woods should go after Adler, who is in Verdansk, while also mentioning the return of Mason, whose experience with the numbers could give them the edge.
You can find the official description of the new Warzone and Black Ops Cold War cinematic below:
“The news is flooding in: more Operators have abandoned their missions. Mounting evidence suggests that Adler has gone rogue. Disturbed, Hudson sends Woods to find Adler and bring him in… along with the one person whose Numbers Program intel could provide the edge they need.
The showdown begins in Season Six.”
We’ll have to wait for Season 6 to see where the story will go, but it’s set up to be an exciting end to what’s been a great seasonal story.
Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch / Raven Software
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