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How to upgrade Black Ops Cold War from Xbox One to Xbox Series X

Here is how you can upgrade your Xbox One copy of Black Ops Cold War for the Xbox Series X./S

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Upgrading the Xbox One to the Xbox Series X can be a bit tricky. Here is how you can upgrade your current copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for the new console.

The latest installment in the Black Ops series titled Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War finally became available to play on on both the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One as of November 13, 2020. The game’s debut follows the recent release of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles which have several new upgrades.

They come with an enhanced frame rate, ray-tracing and quicker loading speeds. If you purchased an Xbox One copy of the game before getting a Series X then you will probably want to play it on the newest device since it is backwards compatible. However, you will need to manage your expectations a bit.

The Xbox Series X/S have backwards compatibility with the Xbox One.

How to upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox Series X

Black Ops Cold War doesn’t support free upgrades or Smart Delivery, so if you’re looking to upgrade the game to the next-gen version then you have to pay for the upgrade. The upgrade is only available for the Digital Standard Edition on Xbox One through Microsoft Store. Physical Copies on Xbox One cannot upgrade to the Xbox One.

Players can visit the Microsoft Store on their Xbox console to upgrade the bundle and the pay price difference between the editions.

As we mentioned before the Xbox Series X is backwards compatible so you will be able to run the Xbox One copy of the game on the next-gen console. You can only enjoy the new Xbox’s features if you purchase something other than the Xbox One Standard Edition of the game.

Which edition to purchase

There are a few different editions of the the game and we will summarize them for you.

Standard Edition

The Xbox One version of Black Ops Cold War is known as the Standard Edition and it includes the base game along with four content packs. This includes the Confrontation Weapons Pack and if you get it at launch then you will also get couple of weapon blueprints.

The Standard Edition comes with Digital and Physical Copy versions. This digital edition provides you with the option to upgrade to Xbox Series X through the Microsoft Store at launch for $10.

Cross-Gen Bundle

To take full advantage of the new console’s features, then you should definitely get the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Bundle. This costs $10 more than the Standard Edition, but you will be getting both the current-gen and next-gen versions of the game.

The Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Bundle

The Ultimate Edition

The version of the game might be right up your alley if you’re a really big spender. For £99.99/$99.99, you will get the Series X/S version along with its first battle pass and other neat perks such as the Land/Sea/Air Pack.

Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition can be purchased for £99.99/$99.99

So in conclusion, you can’t enjoy the new features of Xbox Series S|X with an Xbox One standard copy, but you can still play the game via backwards compatibility or upgrading.

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Black Ops Cold War players call for more Modern Warfare style weapon conversions

Black Ops Cold War players are asking the developers to take inspiration from Modern Warfare by adding more weapon conversions to the game.

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Battling players in Black Ops Cold War

Weapon conversions allow you to change how a weapon behaves in Modern Warfare drastically, and players are asking the developers to add more of them to Black Ops Cold War.

Modern Warfare had various weapon conversions that drastically altered how a weapon functions in combat. For example, the X16 came with different triggers to increase or decrease the rate of fire cap.

Balck Ops Cold War only has one conversion with Season 4’s C58, and players aren’t satisfied with that. Some of them are calling the devs to take some inspiration from what Modern Warfare did.

Cold War player fighting with C58

Reddit user Tsuikyit_The_VIP started a discussion about this in the Black Ops Cold War subreddit. They expressed their disappointment with the C58’s weapon conversion in the game.

“The 5.56 60 round drum completely takes away the 4HK potential and doesn’t change up any other stats,” wrote the user. “Much like the M4A1, it should’ve gotten a faster fire rate or reduced recoil to make up for the lack of a 5HK range, but it never got one.”

The Redditor then suggested that the devs should build off what Modern Warfare did by adding more weapon conversions to the game.

Many of the commenters agreed with this suggestion. Several players feel that the current selection of weapon alterations in Black Ops Cold War pales in comparison to what’s available in Modern Warfare.

“I don’t need 15 different optics choices on my weapons,” wrote one user. “Like, what am I gonna do with a sniper scope on my SMGs? Give me some .45 ACP ammo options or selector switch to fire my MX4 on 3 RND burst. “

Hopefully, the developers will continue to innovate the game as its lifecycle continues.

For more Black Ops Cold War, be sure to check out our article on the Field Mic glitch that gives players wallhacks or how to install the PS5 high-resolution texture packs for the first-person shooter.

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Crazy Cold War Field Mic glitch gives players wallhacks

A crazy new Field Mic glitch is allowing Black Ops Cold War players see enemies through walls in Season 4.

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Field Mic in Black Ops Cold War Season 4

Black Ops Cold War players have discovered a crazy bug with the Field Mic Field Upgrade where it allows players to see through walls.

Black Ops Cold War Season 4 Reloaded brought a ton of extra content to the game, most notably the Mauer Der Toten Zombies map and the OTs 9 SMG. However, it appears to have also brought a game-changing Field Mic glitch.

The Field Mic is a powerful Field Upgrade in Black Ops Cold War, picking up enemy sounds and displaying them on your minimap. However, a crazy bug now allows players to use it to see enemies through walls.

Black Ops Cold War Field Mic Field Upgrade

Reddit user alison_bee was the player to reveal this glitch. As they went prone beside a friendly Field Mic, they could see the outline of an enemy through the dish. This enemy was actually on the other side of a wall, essentially giving the player wallhacks.

We can only assume that this is a glitch and not an intended feature for the Field Upgrade. There’s also no way of knowing when this bug arrived in the game. It could have been there since launch, but it’s likely that someone would have noticed it earlier than now, so it probably arrived with Season 4 Reloaded.

It appears that this glitch doesn’t pop up every time, with one player saying that it only happens if you see the Mic glowing blue. Others said that thermals make Field Upgrades glow blue, and since alison_bee was using a thermal scope, this could have caused the glitch.

If this glitch becomes more widespread, it could become a real problem – especially in more tactical modes such as Search and Destroy. It’s possible that the Cold Blooded or Spycraft Perks will protect you from this exploit, but there’s no way of knowing for sure.

This post picked up a ton of traction on the Cold War subreddit, so it’s likely that it’s now on Treyarch’s radar. There’s no way of predicting when this will be fixed, but we’re fast approaching Cold War and Warzone Season 5.

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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?

cod bocw custom match

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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