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How to play Cold War MP & Zombies Season 3 free: dates, content, and more

Jump in and experience Black Ops Cold Season 3 content with a MP & Zombies Free Access Period.

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Activision and Treyarch have announced a free access week for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 3 content.

The new free access week will start on Friday, April 23 and end on Wednesday, April 28.

The free access week will include access to MP, including the new Season 3 MP maps & modes, alongside the updated Outbreak Zombies mode for all players.

The free access week will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

How to download

Players on PlayStation and Xbox can visit their console’s store to see a Free Trial Option for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to download. Search for ‘Cold War Free Trial’ on your console’s store to see it. The free trial is a separate download then Warzone.

For players on PC Battle.net, there will be an option to “PLAY FREE” on the Battle.net Client when you’re loaded into the Black Ops Cold War tab. This will kick start the download and then let you begin accessing the free trial content.

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Multiplayer

Nuketown 24/7, Multi-Team Moshpit, Face Off and More

We’re throwing open the doors for Free Access players to experience everything Multiplayer has to offer, from the large scale Multi-Team Moshpit to the classic Nuketown 24/7 grind. Jump into the intensity of 3v3 Faceoff with some friends, or ease into the old standards Team Deathmatch and Domination.

Free Access also includes the just-added Yamantau and Diesel Multiplayer maps. Fight through the crumbled remains of a Soviet observatory on snowy Mt. Yamantau, and battle it out in 6v6 and 2v2 on Diesel, featuring a deserted gas station in the New Mexico desert. Load up Yamantau 24/7 while you’re at it and master the new map.

Sticks and Stones

The classic party mode is back and making its debut in Black Ops Cold War. Available during Free Access, this game mode equips every Operator with the same loadout: a crossbow, Ballistic Knife, and Tomahawk. Eliminate enemies with the Tomahawk to bankrupt their score to zero.

In this free-for-all, it’s every Operator for themselves. Sticks and Stones supports a variety of maps, including the new Season Three 6v6 maps. Watch out for those Tomahawks flying by.

Zombies

Outbreak

All of the new Outbreak content will be open to play in Zombies, too. In Outbreak, up to four Requiem agents are tasked with exploring massive regions of the Ural Mountains while fighting off the undead. Work together to complete dangerous experiments and other objectives that are sure to lead to more loot, new enemies, and the next daunting Dark Aether portal.

Trek through Duga, the latest Outbreak region just added in Season Three, and speed to your next objective in the new Cargo Truck and high-speed Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV). Get to the target and take on the horde with the new Toxic Growth Field Upgrade, slowing the movement speed of entangled enemies while inflicting toxic damage

SOURCE: Call of Duty Blog

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How to get Arthur Kingsley Operator in Warzone & Cold War

Call of Duty has released a new Arthur Kingsley Operator for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War to give players a taste of Vanguard before its release.

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Players can now get a brand new operator called Arthur Kingsley for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, who is straight out of Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War are now in Season 5 Reloaded, giving players an abundance of Operators to choose from.

With speculation around the Season 6 Operator floating around after the recent Season 5 outro cinematic, there is an Arthur Kingsley Operator players can get their hands on before that.

Arthur Kingsley Operator in Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: Vanguard will be released on November 5. Now that players have finally had a chance to experience some gameplay with the Open Beta that was recently held, excitement is building.

As we edge closer to release, players are starting to question how Vanguard will integrate into Warzone and how it will carry on the seasonal story Black Ops Cold War has created throughout its integration with the battle royale.

The developers have decided to offer players a new Operator from Vanguard to obtain in both Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, giving players a taste for what’s to come.

How to get Arthur Kingsley Operator in Warzone & Cold War

Operator Arthur Kingsley in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War

In order to get Arthur Kingsley in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, players must have Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-ordered.

The pre-order must be digital, so don’t be surprised if you have already pre-ordered a physical copy but are not eligible for the Operator.

Here are the further details on the Arthur Kingsley Operator from the Call of Duty blog:

“The incredible value of Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-order rewards just got more legendary.

Starting today, those who digitally pre-order any edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard, or who have already pre-ordered the game already, will be able to play as Arthur Kingsley in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.*

It’s one of two rewards you get immediately for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone from pre-ordering Vanguard before its November 5th release, alongside the “Night Raid” Mastercraft submachine gun.”

So, there you have it, that’s how you can get the new Arthur Kingsley Operator in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

For more Call of Duty, check out our article on the upcoming Halloween event for Warzone.

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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.

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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.

This particular leak was posted by PlayStation Game Size on Twitter and showed what appears to be the key art for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 6 with Mason holding out his hand.

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.

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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.

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Best Cold War KSP 45 Loadout Class

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.

At the beginning of Cold War, the likes of the MP5, Krig 6, and the FFAR were tearing up lobbies, so guns like the KSP 45 never had a chance.

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

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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

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  • 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

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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

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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.

Best alternatives

The Milano 821 is another weapon that has become more popular in Black Ops Cold War, making it a fun alternative, especially after it also received recent buffs.

If you need something a bit meatier, then the Krig 6 or Stoner 63 could do wonders as well.

Image Credit: Treyarch / Activision

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