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How to run faster in Black Ops Cold War: Attachments & weapons

Having fast movement is a valuable strategy in Call of Duty, so here’s how to maximize your speed when playing Black Ops Cold War.

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Getting around the map quickly is a key to success in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s how to run faster and maximize your movement speed in multiplayer.

Being fast and unpredictable on the map is extremely important in Call of Duty. Not only can you reach Bomb Sites, Hardpoints, and Domination flags before the enemies can expect you to be there, but you can also be extremely difficult to track and hit in gunfights.

Black Ops Cold War offers players a plethora of attachments and perks to improve speed around the map. We’ve put together the attachments and perks you can use to run faster.

Does high FOV make you run faster?

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It can often look like your favorite content creators and pros are moving faster than you when running around the map. This because their field of view is likely higher than yours, which gives the common misconception that having a higher FOV makes you move faster.

This is caused by your field of view being stretched which gives the optical illusion that you’re moving faster than you are. Having a high FOV gives several advantages but it won’t actually make you move any faster.

To learn more about FOV, you can check out our best FPS settings for Black Ops Cold War.

How to run faster in Cold War

Now we’ve cleared up if FOV makes a difference, we can get into what really will make you move faster.

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Grips and Stocks will vastly improve your movement speed in Cold War. By selecting different attachments and variations, you can prioritize general Movement Speed, Sprinting Move Speed, Shooting Move Speed, and Aim Walking Movement Speed.

Fastest Assault Rifle class in Cold War

Assault Rifles are the perfect close-mid range weapon, meaning you can be extremely versatile in your playstyle. These attachments are chosen to improve your movement speed while not having any significant drawbacks. With these equipped, you’ll be moving at optimal speed around Black Ops Cold War’s maps.

To move as fast as possible with the XM4, for example, you should make sure you have these attachments equipped.

  • Barrel: 11.8″ Extended
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip
    • +5% Movement Speed
    • +5% Shooting Move Speed
    • +5% Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Handle: Speed Tape
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
    • +5% Shooting Move Speed
    • +40% Aim Walking Movement Speed

The names of these attachments will vary across the different ARs, but they can all be found in the same position and have very similar characteristics.

The rest of the attachments are up to you! But be mindful of penalties to speed.

Fastest SMG class in Cold War

One of the greatest advantages of using an SMG is speed. You can be the first onto Hardpoints and flags, and get in enemies’ faces before they can expect it.

We’re building an MP5 this time, equipping it with the best attachments to maximize your movement speed.

  • Barrel: 9.5″ Extended
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
    • +3% Movement Speed
    • +3% Sprinting Move Speed
    • +3% Shooting Move Speed
    • +3% Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Handle: Speed Tape
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
    • +5% Shooting Move Speed
    • +15% Aim Walking Movement Speed

As always, the rest of the attachments are up to you, but these combined will allow you to be the fastest player on the map.

Fastest Tactical Rifle class in Cold War

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To build the fastest Tactical Rifle possible in Black Ops Cold War, we’ve taken the M16 as an example. These attachments give a massive boost to your Aim Walking Movement Speed allowing you to effectively strafe-shoot, making you a difficult target in firefights.

  • Barrel: 15.9″ Strike Team
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip
    • +5% Movement Speed
    • +5% Shooting Move Speed
    • +5% Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Handle: Speed Tape
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
    • +10% Shooting Move Speed
    • +78% Aim Walking Movement Speed

These attachments’ names will change depending on the weapon, but they’ll be in the same position and have similar effects.

Fastest LMG class in Cold War

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LMGs are notoriously heavy and will significantly slow down your movement speed. However, these attachments will largely counter the drawbacks.

We’ve built the fastest Stoner 63 possible in Cold War.

  • Barrel: 16″ SOR Cut Down
    • +50% Shooting Move Speed
  • Underbarrel: Bruiser Grip
    • +3% Movement Speed
    • +3% Sprinting Move Speed
    • +3% Shooting Move Speed
    • +3% Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Handle: Speed Tape
    • No penalty to movement speed
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
    • +10% Shooting Move Speed
    • +75% Aim Walking Movement Speed

Fastest Sniper Rifle class in Cold War

Pelington BOCW

When sniping in Cold War, you want your movement speed to be at an absolute maximum. To effectively quickscope, you need to be fast and unpredictable so you can take out multiple foes.

Here are the best attachments to maximize the Pelington’s movement speed.

  • Barrel: 27.2″ Combat Recon
    • Huge buff to bullet velocity with no penalty to movement speed
  • Underbarrel: Infiltrator Grip
    • +5% Movement Speed
    • +5% Shooting Move Speed
    • +5% Aim Walking Movement Speed
  • Handle: Speed Tape
    • Faster ADS with no penalty to movement speed
  • Stock: SAS Combat Stock
    • +10% Shooting Move Speed
    • +72% Aim Walking Movement Speed

These attachments combined will allow you to run around the map as fast as possible. If you’re interested in a full sniping set-up, you can check out our quickscoping guide.

Best perk to run faster in Cold War

Gung Ho perk BOCW

Now that you have the fastest weapons possible in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll want to boost this further with your choice of perks. Undoubtedly the best perk to maximize your movement speed is Gung-Ho.

This perk will allow you to fire weapons and use equipment while sprinting, meaning you never have to slow down while navigating the map. Also, you’ll continue to move at full speed when reloading and switch weapons faster.


You now have everything you need to become the quickest player on Black Ops Cold War’s maps. If you’re a controller player, you check out the best settings to improve your movement and aim.

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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.

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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

player using an m16 in cold war multiplayer

Here is how you can set up a Custom Game for yourself in Black Ops Cold War:

  1. Boot up Cold War
  2. Head to the Black Ops Cold War lobby screen
  3. Select ‘Custom Games’ from the bottom left
  4. Go down until you find ‘Edit Game Rules’
  5. Click on ‘Settings’
  6. 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

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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:

  1. Open the Black Ops Cold War Zombies screen
  2. Press your right bumper or click on “Private” which is next to “Public”
  3. Create your own Custom Game

That’s it. It’s that simple. Now you can enjoy localized versions of Dead Ops 3, Die Maschine, Firebase Z, Outbreak, and Mauer Der Toten.

Where is the Custom Game button?

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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.

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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.

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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

Special Ops Bundle in CoD

The Thurst Engine Blueprint is a special weapon skin for the FARA 83 Assault Rifle, and it gives it a secretive black coating to go with Portnova’s new Roze-like skin.

To claim the bundle for yourself, you’ll just need to do the following:

  1. Boot up either ‘Black Ops Cold War’ or ‘Warzone’
  2. Head on over to the ‘Store’ tab
  3. Search through the Bundles until you see the ‘Special Ops Pro Pack’
  4. Select it, and use COD Points to purchase the bundle
  5. 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?

special pro pack contents

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.

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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.

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Cold War Special Weapons

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.

Black Ops Cold War Special Weapons

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.

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