All weapons from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War have now been added to Warzone, so here are the fastest ways to level up your guns and have them battle royale ready.
Warzone is unique for allowing you to bring a custom-built weapon into matches with you. However, with no new weapons being added to the game for months, the loot pool became a bit stale.
Now, all of the weapons from Black Ops Cold War have been added to Warzone in Season 1, which has already reinvigorated the game. The M16 and Season 1’s MAC-10 SMG have already been dominating Verdansk and Rebirth Island.
If you haven’t been grinding Cold War’s multiplayer, you’ll find the new guns won’t have any attachments unlocked. If you’re looking to upgrade the new weapons to use in Warzone, follow these tips and tricks.
How to level up weapons in Warzone
If you haven’t bought Black Ops Cold War, you will begin unlocking the new weapons as you level up in Season 1. Taking a weapon with no attachments into regular Warzone will put you at a major disadvantage, so you should give Plunder a shot.
Plunder is a more casual experience than regular BR, and you don’t have to waste time trying to get a loadout drop. You begin the game with your loadout and can keep respawning without losing your guns. So drive around, complete contracts, and get kills if you’re a Warzone-only player.
Play Fireteam Dirty Bomb
Fireteam Dirty Bomb gives you a ton of weapon XP. In this mode, several teams battle it out on a large map to arm and detonate bombs. You take a loadout in with you, and if you die you will redeploy so you can dive straight back into the action.
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There are plenty of opportunities to get eliminations, so by getting kills and playing the objective, you will find your weapons leveling up much faster than regular multiplayer.
Nuketown is undoubtedly the best multiplayer map for ranking up weapons. This fast-paced, small map will allow you to get the most kills out of any multiplayer map in Black Ops Cold War. The constant, chaotic action makes taking advantage of Nuketown 24/7 playlists a no-brainer.
No matter what gun you’re using, you can make it work on Nuketown. Hang back with LMGs and Snipers, hold down mid with an AR, or rush the enemies’ spawn with an SMG and you’ll find weapons leveling up in no time.
Kills provide the most XP
This tip might sound obvious, but playing the objective doesn’t reward you much score Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer. If your main goal is to rank up guns, focus on getting kills and racking up killstreaks.
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Jumping onto each Hardpoint hill or Domination flag will, unfortunately, be a waste of time when leveling up weapons. Don’t let your team down though; you can still help while going for kills by holding down important routes and clearing objectives.
Some further tricks to level up guns
There are a couple more tricks you can use to level up weapons fast in Black Ops Cold War. If you are a PlayStation player, you receive a 25% weapon XP bonus when partied up with another PlayStation player. So if you’re specifically out to level up your weapons, try to party up.
Also, if you have bought Season 1’s Battle Pass, you will earn Double Weapon XP Tokens as you progress. Be careful though, the Tokens count down even when you’re in the menu, so make sure you’re getting the most out of them.
Take Black Ops Cold War’s weapons into Warzone with you, and you might find your new favorite loadout.
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Cold War devs respond to Zombies bug blocking 8 attachment Custom Mods
A Cold War Zombies bug has been blocking Custom Mods with over five attachments, and Treyarch has responded to the problem.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies players have been unable to equip Custom Mods with more than five attachments, and Treyarch have responded to the issue.
Custom Mods have arrived in Black Ops Cold War, allowing players to save their favorite attachment and Blueprint combinations. They can then quickly equip these Custom Mods in multiplayer, Zombies, and League Play.
However, a frustrating bug has been preventing players from using their Custom Mods equipped with eight attachments, and Treyarch has confirmed they are working to fix the issue.
When trying to equip a Custom Mod with eight attachments in Zombies, you will be met with a message that states players “Must equip Gunfighter Wildcard to equip a Custom Mod with more than 5 attachments.”
This message is designed for multiplayer to prevent players from bypassing the Gunfighter Wildcard by equipping a Custom Mod with eight attachments already on the game.
However, the problem is that Zombies doesn’t have Wildcards. This means that players can’t use their eight attachment Custom Mods, even though they can equip eight attachments through upgrading their weapon classes with Aetherium Crystals.
A concerned player asked Treyarch and their community manager, Josh “FoxhoundFPS” Torres, “is there any workaround or fix for equipping an 8 attachment Custom Mod in Zombies?” They also confirmed they had everything “fully tiered up,” unlocking eight attachment slots.
FoxhoundFPS replied, saying “Our team is aware of this issue and working toward a fix.” The issue hasn’t been added to their official Trello board so we don’t have a date for the fix being issued, but it is being addressed.
There is also no Gunfighter Wildcard in Warzone, which is a possible reason why Cold War Custom Mods can’t be taken into the battle royale, as the same issue as here would occur.
In the meantime, players will need to build their Custom Mods again when picking attachments before deploying to Die Maschine, Firebase Z, and Outbreak.
Image Credit: Treyarch
New leak claims fan-favorite Black Ops maps arriving in Cold War Season 3
A fresh leak is hinting at some new, fan-favorite maps coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in Season 3.
Treyarch could be set to bolster Black Ops Cold War Season 3 with all-new map remakes if a reliable source is to be believed.
A new season of Call of Duty is always exciting as it means that a whole new bundle of content is on the way. It does reach a point where the current maps have been played to death, and the game could do with a fresh lease of life.
This is why this potential leak could be great news for players as not one, but two new maps could be on the way to Cold War Season 3 in the form of Echelon and Standoff.
It was back in January that a major leak had confirmed the intent to add 8 new map remakes to Cold War throughout its life lifespan. Some of them have indeed been added, and now it looks like we’re set for two more if a Tweet from TheGhostOfMW is accurate.
As with all rumors, they usually originate from somewhere, pretty much from a reliable source. So it’s not crazy for this statement to be true.
Both of these maps would be welcome additions to Cold War and we’ve even made our own list of maps we’d like to see appear in CoD: Black Ops Cold War in the future.
As with all big rumors of this nature, we recommend you take it with a pinch of salt. But leaks have generally been reliable for the latest Call of Duty game, and we’ll wait to see what else is coming in Season 3.
Image credits: Treyarch
Cold War & Warzone Season 3 artwork reportedly leaked
A first look at Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 artwork has leaked online.
A first look at artwork for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 has leaked.
The user who shared this artwork on social channels has since deleted his Reddit account & post on it.
This leaked image, which was then re-uploaded to Imgur, showcases a new female Operator with Season 3 having a blue color scheme.
Please note: Activision has issued a DMCA take down of the images.
This artwork also shows in the background what looks to be a destroyed part of Verdansk, which lends more confirmation to the rumors of Verdansk’s major changes coming in Season 3.
It’s not clear which part of the map is shown behind her.
It’s also not confirmed yet as to how the leakers found the images, whether it was through data mining of certain game files or from another source.
For now, Activision has not officially confirmed or commented on these images.
Season 3 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone is set to begin on April 22. There has not been much reveals for Season 3 yet from Activision besides some teasers that Treyarch has started to post on their social accounts. More information is set to be announced as we get closer to the start date.
On the Warzone side of things, Raven has already teased some of the changes coming, including weapon balancing, skin adjustments, and more.
Warzone will also see a major event, which will begin on April 21 at 12PM PT.
Stay tuned for the latest news on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3.
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