Activision and Treyarch have announced a free access week for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Season 4 Reloaded content. Find out how you can snag this free trial and enjoy the latest CoD content.
Every now and again Activision hands out free access trials to try and entice new players to the latest CoD title – Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
The free access week will include access to Multiplayer, including the new Season 4 Reloaded maps & modes, alongside the updated Outbreak Zombies mode for all players.
Here’s everything you need to know about the free access week for Cold War Season 4.
When does the Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reloaded free trial start?
New players will get plenty of time to get to grips with Black Ops Cold War as the free access week will start on Thursday, July 22, and conclude on Thursday, July 29.
The free access week will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
How to download the Cold War Season 4 Reloaded free access week
Finding and installing the free access week, thankfully, doesn’t take too much effort or trouble. A quick search and a few button prompts later, players will be able to get stuck into the game’s offerings.
Here’s what players will need to do:
- You need to go on your respective console’s store – PlayStation or Xbox
- Search for “Cold War Free Access”
- A free trial option for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should be available to download
- Download it, and then boot it up to play
Here’s the direct link for players on PlayStation or Xbox:
For PC players, there is an option to “PLAY FREE” on the Battle.net client when you load into the Black Ops Cold War tab. This will kick start the download and then let you begin accessing the free trial content.
Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reloaded new content: Maps, Modes, Mauer Der Toten
Despite not being a fully-fledged big season update, the Season 4 Reloaded patch is still set to bring a ton of new content to the game.
The headline inclusion is the brand-new round-based Zombies map – Mauer der Toten. Treyarch describes this crazy new map by saying “Agents will navigate through the dark streets, lit only by spotlights, street lamps, and long-abandoned vehicles, to reach various key landmarks and structures, including a U-Bahn where flaming trains carry undead passengers to parts unknown.
“They won’t be alone, however, if they can find a way to activate a new robotic companion, Klaus, who will help them defeat the undead. All of that, plus a new Wonder Weapon with four unique variants, fast-travel ziplines, terrifying new enemies, new quests to discover, and more secrets and surprises are coming in this massive new round-based map.”
Not only that, but the mode also sees the return of the fan-favorite Mule Kick Perk too.
In terms of Black Ops Cold War’s main multiplayer additions, players can experience the return of the paintball party map Rush, as well as the new Capture The Flag game mode.
All this awaits existing players and newbies who will make the most of this special, free access week to celebrate the continuation of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 4!
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
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.
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
Here is how you can set up a Custom Game for yourself in Black Ops Cold War:
- Boot up Cold War
- Head to the Black Ops Cold War lobby screen
- Select ‘Custom Games’ from the bottom left
- Go down until you find ‘Edit Game Rules’
- Click on ‘Settings’
- 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
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:
- Open the Black Ops Cold War Zombies screen
- Press your right bumper or click on “Private” which is next to “Public”
- Create your own Custom Game
Where is the Custom Game button?
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.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
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.
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
To claim the bundle for yourself, you’ll just need to do the following:
- Boot up either ‘Black Ops Cold War’ or ‘Warzone’
- Head on over to the ‘Store’ tab
- Search through the Bundles until you see the ‘Special Ops Pro Pack’
- Select it, and use COD Points to purchase the bundle
- 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?
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.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch / Raven Software
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.
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.
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.
Image Credits: Activision / Treyarch Studios
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