Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has many new weapons and features for you to experiment with. A custom game will give you the time to try these out without the hectic nature of a multiplayer match. This is how you can create one.
Black Ops Cold War only recently released, so players are still testing out the many different weapons and attachments available to them. You can always learn by diving right into a multiplayer game with a random loadout to see how it suits you but this won’t be very effective.
A custom game serves as a much better alternative to multiplayer matches for the purpose of checking your weapon capabilities. Custom matches let you choose the parameters of the match, such as who you will be playing against and for how long. This gives you an opportunity to relax and learn what playstyle suits you best.
Let’s go over how custom games work.
How to create a custom game
Here is how you can set up a custom game for yourself:
- Open the 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
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 guns and attachments to 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.
Once you’ve found a loadout that suits you, use the custom game to train by turning up the bot difficulty. This way, you’ll get a taste of a more challenging combat situation so you’ll know how to handle yourself when playing multiplayer. You will also get a better understanding of which weapon will suit you best in certain situations.
That should cover everything you need to know about setting up a custom game in Black Ops Cold War. Have fun!
Black Ops Cold War Nov 24 Update: Nuketown & 2XP
Nuketown ’84 has arrived. Free for everyone. Let the mayhem begin!
Treyarch has released a new map in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, free for everyone.
The new map & more is live as part of the new in-game update that went live in Black Ops Cold War on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
To celebrate the return of Nuketown, Treyarch has added in Nuketown 24/7 playlist so that fans can experience this new map exclusively for a limited time.
November 24 Patch Notes:
2XP + 2WXP
- Double XP and Double Weapon XP enabled in Multiplayer and Zombies through 10AM PT Monday, November 30th.
- Nuketown ‘84
- Added Nuketown ’84 to 6v6 map rotation in Quick Play Core and Hardcore playlists.
- Added Nuketown 24/7 featured playlist.
- Added Nuketown ’84 to Custom Games map list.
- Crossroads Strike
- Addressed an issue in Crossroads Strike that allowed players to contest a Hardpoint and Control zone outside of the intended objective boundary.
- Addressed an issue where incorrect images would show for Diamond & Gold weapon camo rewards in the After-Action Report.
- Addressed an issue where Knife camos would not progress if in the primary weapon slot.
- Fixed a rare crash that could occur in Domination.
- Addressed an issue that could prevent zombies from attacking the player after teleporting from the Dark Aether.
- Addressed an issue that allowed players to leave the gameplay space when teleporting back from the Dark Aether.
- Addressed an issue that could cause a main quest item from timing out, causing a progression break.
- Addressed an issue that could cause the player to sometimes lose functionality at the pause menu if the Gunsmith remained open after the intro cutscene.
- Addressed an issue that sometimes caused an incorrect Pack-a-Punch camo to appear on weapons obtained from Trials.
- Addressed an issue that sometimes caused incorrect Revive UI to appear at the end of a match.
- Added various stability fixes.
- Added Nuketown ‘84 to the Onslaught map list.
- Added a new Onslaught Challenge with a unique Weapon Blueprint reward.
Double XP & Double Weapon XP will be live in game through Monday, November 30 at 10AM PT to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
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Nuketown ’84, Double XP, and Double Weapon XP are live in Black Ops Cold War on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Jump into the game now and level up those weapons on the fan favorite map!
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Cold War glitch removes bushes from Cartel and players love it
Bushes have long been a complaint from the Black Ops Cold War community, and one lucky player got a taste for the map without them.
A glitch in Black Ops Cold War removed the bushes in Cartel for one lucky player, and the community agrees that it’s a major improvement.
The bushes in the center of the map Cartel have been an issue since the Cold War Beta. Dense foliage surrounds the B flag, completely conceals prone players, and leads to easy eliminations on unsuspecting enemies.
This makes pushing the B flag on Domination extremely high risk. Due to this, much of the action on Cartel occurs in the hangar and down by the river on either side of the map.
One lucky user encountered a glitch where the bushes had vanished.
Trimming the hedges
Reddit user ‘CapAustria‘ shared a glitch they experienced in-game, which removed all the bushes from the map’s center.
The glitch only lasted for one game, and the bushes were only hidden at certain angles. This was likely due to textures failing to load-in, rather than a sneak peek at an upcoming update.
This post quickly gained traction on Reddit, with all of the top comments stating how much of an improvement this is compared to how the map currently looks. Although flashlight attachments help to spot players hiding in the foliage, most agree the map would be vastly improved without the bushes.
Players were concerned that removing the bushes, would create too much open space. With a sniper tower overlooking the center of the map, this would make the area even more of a ‘No Man’s Land.’
Instead, there is actually quite a bit of cover in the area that’s usually concealed by the foliage. In the screenshots, we can see hay bales, a wheelbarrow, and barrels dotted around this location.
With player visibility being a common complaint in Black Ops Cold War, it’s likely that trimming or removing the bushes would go down well with the community.
Top 5 tips to help you beat Zombies Dead Ops in Black Ops Cold War
Having trouble surviving in the Dead Ops mode in Cold War? These five tips will help save your life.
The grossly underrated Dead Ops mode is back for a third go in BOCW. The twin-stick mayhem has returned and brings with it a new map of goodies and gadgets to make things fun. But in order to win, you’ll need to know these 5 top tips to beat Dead Ops 3 in Black Ops Cold War.
After originally debuting back in CoD: Black Ops I, Dead Ops has seen limited use, with its only other appearance arriving in BLOPS2.
Thankfully, Treyarch has changed this with Black Ops: Cold War. To successfully overcome its challenge, you’ll have to battle your way through countless waves of zombies and creatures. To get you off on the right foot immediately, we have some essential advice you should heed.
Top five tips
If you’re in a rush and want a quick-fix to help you beat Dead Ops, these are the must-know tips to get you going straight away.
They’ll teach you about teamwork, what to do, and most importantly what NOT to do.
Tip #1 – Always keep track of your teammates
It’s amazing that after all these years of team-based online gaming, players will still forget their allies’ presence. Don’t do this in Dead Ops! They need you, and you need them. Forget dashing after treasure to score yourself a quick buck; see if your compatriot is being surrounded.
You can also help by allowing them to have better weapons. If you look deep inside yourself, you’ll know your ability in this kind of game. If it clearly exceeds those around you, then maybe stick to the base weapon and allow them to grab most of the helper tools.
Teamwork makes the dream work, after all.
Tip #2 – Ignore the first-person pickup
It’s awful. The only redeeming quality it has is that it can help you find bonus rooms a bit easier – you can still find them normally with some intuition.
First-person may seem cool at first, but this mode isn’t designed for it. When you’re being attacked from all directions, you need to be able to see everything in a tight space.
Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.
Tip #3 – Don’t keep pointlessly firing weapon drops
If you feel you do need weapon pickups, then manage your use of them. They are very limited, and their scarce ammo needs to be conserved. For instance, you’ve picked up an RPG, a horde of zombies flood through one of the level’s openings, and you start unloading at them.
This will naturally help your cause, but there is an inevitable stopping point where the supply of dead goons ends. Yet you’re still firing your weapon and wasting precious ammo that could make or break your life in the round.
Tip #4 – Bomb effectively and boost sensibly
During the course of a Dead Ops 3 run, you’re going to accumulate a hefty supply of bombs and boosts. There will be plenty to spare…early on. That arsenal of power-ups will diminish quicker than a roadrunner evading a coyote.
Bombs should be an emergency escape method, nothing else. If you’re 99.99% sure you’re going to die, do it. They’re also great for Totem heads and bosses. Again, as for boosting, use this as a last-ditch recovery action to save yourself from an early grave. They’re both plentiful but finite.
Tip #5 – Don’t get cornered
The importance of this tip cannot be understated. If you’re new to the concept of Dead Ops and top-down, twin-stick shooters, then it’s important to grasp the fundamentals. If you’re in a nice open space, then you can afford to stand still a bit longer.
- Read More: Best Zombies perks in Black Ops Cold War
If the area is compact and contained, then you always need to have an exit strategy. Where will you go if you’re about to be cornered? Do you have enough supplies to escape? Is there a teammate near you that can help? These are all ways to stop yourself from getting isolated, cornered, and killed – repeatedly.
There you go, five top tips to beat Dead Ops 3 in Black Ops: Cold War. They will serve you in good stead and definitely increase your playtime.
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