While playing with Call of Duty with your friends on different platforms can be fun, there is a risk of you encountering hackers and cheaters. You can avoid that by turning off crossplay in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2.
Crossplay in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is a feature that connects players across all platforms through an “Activision Account.” Players who do not opt-in to this system will be unable to play cross-platform.
If you do have an Activision Account, you will be automatically entered into the crossplay player pool by default.
Why turn off crossplay?
Simply put, cheaters and hackers. If you’re a console-only player, you might run into a few from the PC platform. While Raven Software have been steadily issuing ban waves in the run-up to Season 2, some cheaters will continue to slip through the cracks.
We strongly recommend keeping crossplay on to ensure the queue times stay short, we also understand that running into cheaters is no fun.
Unfortunately, if you’re on PC – turning off crossplay will significantly increase your matchmaking times. We do not recommend turning off crossplay unless you are on a console.
Why should I keep crossplay on?
If you’re wondering why you should keep crossplay on – first and foremost, interconnectivity. With crossplay enabled, you can play with Call of Duty friends on other platforms. If this is off, players on other platforms won’t be able to join your sessions and you won’t be able to join them.
Secondly, matchmaking times will be impacted if you turn off crossplay. Moreso on PC than other platforms, but the matchmaking pool you enter into on console will be against players with no Activision ID and other players who have turned off crossplay.
Lastly, connections. You’ll be entered into a more narrow pool of players, so this could also have a negative impact on your ping. Overall though, you should still be matchmade into the best available games.
How to turn off crossplay for Black Ops Cold War
- Log into Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer
- Navigate to Settings
- Go to the “Account & Network” Tab
- Change Crossplay from “Enabled” to “Disabled”
How To Turn off Warzone Crossplay
- Log into Warzone
- Go to the Options Menu
- Navigate to the Account tab
- Change Crossplay from “Enabled” to “Disabled”
Once crossplay is disabled, you’ll only matchmake against players on your native platform. You can toggle crossplay back on at any time. We especially recommend having it on while queuing for Warzone.
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What is the “Hunt for Adler” event in Cold War & Warzone Season 3?
An exciting new event is set to take place in Cold War & Warzone Season 3, but what exactly is “Hunt for Adler,” and what can you earn?
Amongst all the new content announced for Cold War & Warzone Season 3, a mysterious event has also crept under the radar. “Hunt for Adler” promises rewards and even an Operator skin, and here are all the details.
Russell Adler has been the star of Black Ops Cold War since the game’s launch in November 2019. His scarred face, black shades, and glorious hair have made him one of the most memorable Call of Duty characters in years – he even got an exclusive skin in Season 2.
His story in Cold War has seen him come face-to-face with an evil foe called Stitch, and during Season 2 he was captured. Now, Season 3’s lore tasks players with finding him, and Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players now have to “Hunt for Adler.”
But what exactly is Call of Duty’s Season 3 special limited-time event?
When does Hunt for Adler start in Cold War & Warzone Season 3?
According to the official event description on the Season 3 briefing website, Hunt for Adler will commence “with the launch of Season Three.”
It makes sense given the urgency of the season’s story. Meaning players will be able to start working towards the event’s goals as soon as the opening-day ribbon is metaphorically cut.
How to complete Hunt for Adler in Cold War & Warzone Season 3
Details on Hunt for Adler are rather limited at the moment with complete information to be available when Season 3 launches.
What we do know already is that there will be “unique in-game challenges in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to learn of Adler’s whereabouts.”
The description is clear in that to earn the special Adler skin, you only need to complete the full set of challenges for either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone, not both.
To reiterate, we have no idea what the challenges are just yet, but when Season 3 launches, we’ll be sure to update this page.
What rewards can you earn for completing Hunt for Adler in Season 3?
For taking part in this limited-time event, CoD players can expect to receive a whole host of cool goodies for their efforts.
Completing challenges will earn players the following:
- Weapon Charms
- Calling Cards
- New Operator skin
- And more…
The challenges will more than likely coincide with your natural gameplay, meaning that you shouldn’t have to go too far out of your way to earn the event rewards.
Image credits: Treyarch
What is Cold War’s Multi-Team Elimination? New battle royale mode explained
Black Ops Cold War is confirmed to be receiving its own battle royale mode in Season 3, so here’s how Multi-Team Elimination works.
Call of Duty fans will be treated to a new battle royale experience in Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam maps, with ‘Multi-Team Elimination’ dropping in Season 3.
Black Ops Cold War Season 3 has been unveiled. Following Warzone’s live event, a ton of content will be coming to the game, such as new maps, the classic PPSH, and Captain Price’s arrival as a Cold War Operator.
These new weapons and Operators will also be available in Warzone, but Black Ops Cold War is set to get a battle royale mode of its own in Season 3.
Here’s everything you need to know about Cold War’s Multi-Team Elimination mode.
What is Cold War Season 3’s Multi-Team Elimination?
In the Black Ops Cold War Season 3 announcement, Call of Duty revealed that a new game mode, Multi-Team Elimination, would be coming to the game. This is essentially a mini battle royale played on Cold War’s Fireteam maps in the Ural Mountains.
Developers described how “multiple teams of four will fight to survive ever-expanding radiation zones.” Keeping with the nature of a battle royale game, “Redeploys will be limited and loadouts will be restricted, so teams will need to scavenge for weapons, Scorestreaks, Armor, Redeploy Tickets, and more.”
You have to be “the last team standing or the first squad to board the exfil chopper in the final safe zone to achieve victory.”
How is Multi-Team Elimination different from Warzone?
Multi-Team Elimination sounds a lot like Warzone, except it will be more similar to Blackout, as it’s played on the Black Ops engine. Movement and weapon mechanics will remain exactly as it is in Cold War, so you won’t get that jarring feeling as you switch between the games.
Rather than Warzone being played exclusively on Verdansk and Rebirth Island, it appears that Multi-Team Elimination will be played on the different Fireteam maps, such as Sanatorium, Ruka, and Golova. It’s unclear if the maps will be combined to create the Ural Mountains map leaked to have been designed for a scrapped Blackout 2.0.
Also, rather than the vast array of weapons in Warzone, Multi-Team Elimination will be exclusive to Black Ops Cold War and its own weapons.
And it appears the way you win Multi-Team Elimination differs from Warzone. From the developers’ description, it appears you can win the game by being the first squad to board the exfil chopper in the final safe zone. If you’re a fan of ninja defuses in Search and Destroy, you’ll likely enjoy sneaking onto the chopper and leaving the last teams to perish to the radiation.
When does CoD: Cold War’s Multi-Team Elimination launch?
Call of Duty devs has revealed that Multi-Team Elimination will launch later in Season 3. The most likely time for its arrival is ‘Season 3 Reloaded’ which will take occur roughly halfway through the season.
There is plenty of content releasing over the course of Season 3, including the Multi-Team Duga map which premieres with Outbreak at the Season’s launch.
That’s everything you need to know about Cold War’s mini battle royale launching in Season 3! You can also check out the six new weapons that have been confirmed for Season 3.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
How to unlock Wraith in Warzone and Cold War Season 3
How to unlock the upcoming Call of Duty Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 3 operator, Wraith, including price and background details.
Call of Duty has finally revealed its roadmap for Season 3 of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, introducing a new Wraith operator.
It seems Call of Duty is keeping the Cold War and Warzone intertwined story going with the latest announcement of Season 3.
Players will experience a new Warzone event and map update and new multiplayer maps, weapons, and more. The new season also brings 4 new operators, one of which can be obtained on release day, April 22nd.
How to unlock Wraith in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 3
Wraith’s description is quite a mouthful, as she is described as an “ex-Norwegian Intelligence Services alpine warfare specialist-turned-Perseus-agent,” who will be joining the Warsaw Pact to fight against the NATO forces.
Like the Naga operator in Season 2, Wraith will be the first unlock in the Season 3 battle pass, which you will need to purchase to unlock the new operator. The battle pass is 950 COD Points, or you can buy the free tiers bundle, which will unlock 25 tiers of the battle pass for 2,400 COD Points.
Like the other tier 0 operators in previous seasons, Wraith will also have a Legendary variation that players can unlock after reaching Tier 100.
Wraith’s character model is suspected to be based on a previous specialist from the Black Ops series, as she has striking similarities to Erin “Battery” Baker from Black Ops 3 & 4.
Season 3 of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will also bring 3 other operators along with Wraith to be unlocked throughout the battle pass, Knight, Antonov, and a new version of Captain Price. Both Knight and Antanov will be available in Season through the store bundle offerings.
Captain Price’s Black Ops Cold War Legendary Operator will be available on release of Season 3 as long as you have or purchase a copy of Black Ops Cold War. To unlock him for use on Warzone, log into Black Ops Cold War after the Season 3 update, and he will then be available for you in Warzone.
For more on Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, check out our article on how to unlock the Swiss K31 in Warzone & Cold War Season 3.
Image Credits: Activision
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