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How to use the Arcade in Cold War Forsaken Zombies

The Arcade is a standout feature in Cold War’s Forsaken Zombies, find out how to use it, what you can play, and what you can win.



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Forsaken’s Arcade is one of the most fun parts of Cold War’s new Forsaken map, and our guide will cover all aspects such as where it is, how to use it, what you can play, how much it costs, and what rewards you can claim.

As Black Ops Cold War begins to wind down, Forsaken represents one of the final pieces of the puzzle, and the newest Zombies mode provides even more fun – especially with its new Arcade section.

Distractions in Zombies game modes have become more and more frequent over the years with multiple Easter Eggs and special weapons helping to break up the endless waves of Zombies.

Forsaken is no different as it also comes equipped with a fascinating new Main Quest Easter Egg, but also the first fully-playable Arcade since Infinite Warfare’s Zombies in Spaceland.

We’ll run you through every aspect of the Arcade such as its location, how to obtain Arcade Tokens, and more.

Where is the Arcade in Forsaken Zombies?

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To get to the Arcade in Cold War Zombies’ Forsaken, players simply need to be in the ‘Anytown West’ part of the map and look out for a blue and purple retro-looking sign that says ‘Arcade.’

Enter the building and you should now be in ‘Arcade,’ meaning you can have a look around and maybe jump into some games!

To reiterate:

  1. Go to ‘Anytown West’
  2. Observe the buildings for a sign that says ‘Arcade’
  3. Enter it and enjoy

How to get Arcade Tokens in Forsaken Zombies

arcade token on floor in forsaken

If you’re eager to hop straight in and start playing some video games within a video game, then you’ll need Arcade Tokens. These can be obtained by either collecting them from dead Zombies or buying them.

Also, regardless of which option you choose, you can only carry one Arcade Token at all times. So even if you have one, and another Zombie drops one, it cannot be collected until you’ve used your existing one.

Collecting Arcade Tokens from Zombies

There are no guarantees, it seems, with regards to Zombies dropping Arcade Tokens and it looks to be up to chance whether or not they drop them.

All you can do is kill them and make sure to check the location in which they died.

Buying Arcade Tokens in Forsaken

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To purchase an Arcade Token, you’ll need to follow these easy steps to guarantee yourself a definite, but expensive, Arcade Token:

  1. Enter the Arcade
  2. Turn left and walk forward a bit
  3. You’ll should arrive at a ‘Change Machine’
  4. Pay 10,000 Points and the machine will eject an Arcade Token for you to collect

How to play Arcade games in Forsaken Zombies

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Now that you have a token, it’s time to play one of several games that the Arcade has on offer for Cold War Zombies players. Simply approach one of the machines and press the action button to use your token.

If it wasn’t already obvious, you will need to turn the power on first before you can interact with any of the Arcade games.

Here’s a list of each one, and a brief explanation of what they entail:

  • Der Eisendrache: Outbreak players will be familiar with this game as it’s essentially just the Dragon side quest in Outbreak Zombies. Simply kill enough Zombies in the ring of fire, and the Dragon will fly off.
  • Enduro: You control an ARC-XD through a mini-assault course with ramps and narrow paths. There are multiple Essence canisters and Points symbols scattered around and you’re against a timer to try and collect them all.
  • World at War: Fans of Treyarch’s 2008 title Call of Duty: World at War will love this game as you’re battling three waves of Zombies in a recreation of the first-ever Zombies map – Nacht der Untoten.

Forsaken Arcade Rewards in Cold War Zombies

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Each of the three Arcade games has a mixture of rewards to earn and it will be up to you to decide which one(s) are best to concentrate on getting.

Here are the respective rewards for each game:

  • Der Eisendrache: If you are successful in filling up the Dragon until its satisfied, then it will launch and drop a ‘Golden Loot Chest.’ This will typically produce a Perk, salvage, ammo, Legendary weapons, and possibly even Wonder Weapons too.
  • Enduro: All Enduro has to offer is Points, so it all depends on what you want from your game of Zombies at the time.
  • World at War: There are three rounds in World at War, and as you complete each round a new chest will drop. Once you get to the final loot chest, you will get a mixture of points and goodies – but there’s no confirmation of a Wonder Weapon.

Hopefully, that tells you everything you need to know about Forsaken’s Arcade in Black ops Cold War Zombies.

Also, don’t forget to check out our best tips to master the Forsaken Zombies map.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe is a melee weapon that was seen in Black Ops Cold War. Here’s how you can unlock it for yourself.



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A brand-new melee weapon has been seen in Black Ops Cold War and here’s everything you need to know about the Scythe, including how to unlock it.

It can be fun to rack up kills from a distance with an Assault Rifle after hopping into a game of Black Ops Cold War, and sometimes it’s more exciting to use a melee weapon to battle your enemies up close.

Treyarch accidentally released the Scythe melee weapon in Black Ops Cold War in a surprise update on June 6. Here are the unlock challenges the Scythe appeared with for both Multiplayer and Zombies.

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How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War

The Scythe was accidentally added to Black Ops Cold War on June 6, 2022, and tasked players with melee-based challenges to unlock it. Unfortunately, this was accidental so it has now been removed from the game, but it should arrive soon.

Despite being removed, we expect the unlock challenge to be the same. Here’s how to unlock the Scythe in both Multiplayer and Zombies:

  • Multiplayer – Using a Melee weapon, get 2 kills while Ninja or Dead Silence are active in 15 different completed matches.
  • Zombies – Using a primary Melee weapon, kill 200 enemies while Insta-Kill is active.

Completing 15 multiplayer matches will take some time, so you might be faster jumping into a game of Zombies.

The in-game description says that the Scythe is a “quick swinging” two-handed melee weapon that allows you to “reap a bountiful harvest by cutting down all who stand in your path.”

For more Black Ops Cold War, you can check out how to unlock the UGR SMG as well as the best controller settings.

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Best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s our best compelte with Attachments, Perks, and Equipment.



Best UGR loadout in UGR

The UGR is a brand-new SMG in Black Ops Cold War, and players can’t wait to try it out in multiplayer matches. Here’s our breakdown of the best UGR loadout to run in BOCW.

Even though CoD Vanguard is now in its third season, and Modern Warfare 2 is arriving this year, support for Black Ops Cold War is still going strong. After a huge Zombies patch on April 25, Treyarch have now added a remastered version of the Jungle map, as well as a new weapon.

The UGR SMG is an interesting close-range option, as it’s an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.” It doesn’t have the bullet velocity to take enemies out at distance, but it’s formidable in close-quarters combat.

If you’re looking to run it in multiplayer, you’ll need to know how to make the most of it. Check out our best UGR loadout for Black Ops Cold War.

Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments

Operator underwater using UGR
  • Barrel: 12.8″ VDV Reinforced
  • Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
  • Magazine: Explosive Flechettes
  • Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
  • Stock: KGB Skeletal Stock

We kick things off with the 12.8″ VDV Reinforced Barrel to seriously boost the UGR’s bullet velocity and damage range. The UGR is severely lacking in both departments, but this attachment makes it far more competitive in longer-range battles.

Next up, we went for the Spetsnaz Grip to keep the recoil in check and make it far easier to control. Then we chose KGB Skeletal Stock and GRU Elastic Wrap for a decrease in sprint-to-fire time and ADS speed, allowing you to get shots earlier while rushing around the map.

Many were surprised to see that the UGR comes with explosive rounds, so we couldn’t resist equipping Explosive Flechettes to our loadout. Aside from the obvious boost in overall damage, they also increase ammo capacity which is vital in a fast-firing weapon.

Best Cold War UGR Perk & Equipment

Flak Jacket Perk in BOCW
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket & Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger & Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost & Ninja
  • Lethal Equipment: Semtex
  • Tactical Equipment: Stimshot

We think the UGR is still effective with only five attachments, so we’re equipping Greed Wildcard to use extra Perks in each slot in BOCW multiplayer matches,

Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask are incredibly important in the first slot, as they’ll keep you protected from incoming explosives and Gas Mines, which can be frustrating when running and gunning.

Next, we picked Scavenger to make sure you never run out of ammo, as well as Assassin to keep the Scorestreaks rolling in. In the final slot, we recommend Ghost to stay invisible on enemy radars, as well as Ninja to help with flanking, which you’ll want to do a lot of with the UGR.

In terms of equipment, Semtex is an easy-to-use lethal, while Stimshot will give you a handy health boost when things get tough out there.

How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War

UGR in Warzone

To unlock the UGR SMG, players must kill an enemy revealed by their Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. If you’re not a big multiplayer fan, it can be earned in Zombies by eliminating 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

You can also bypass the challenges altogether if you don’t mind spending 2,400 CoD Points on the new Lazar bundle.

Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR

Black Ops Cold War has some powerful SMGs if the UGR isn’t working for you. The TEC-9 and LC10, in particular, remain incredibly strong in multiplayer matches and rank as two of the best weapons in the entire game.

For more, be sure to check out the best UGR loadout to use on Caldera in Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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How to unlock UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

Here’s everything you need to know about the new UGR SMG including how to unlock the weapon in Cold War and Warzone.



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Treyarch continue to release new weapons for Cold War and the latest is the UGR SMG based on the APS underwater rifle that will be making its way to both Cold War and Warzone. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

Although Vanguard is now in Season 3 and 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, Treyarch are still releasing content for 2020’s Black Ops Cold War. Alongside a ton of Zombies changes that arrived with the April 25 update, Treyarch confirmed the classic Jungle map and a brand-new weapon would arrive in the “coming weeks.”

On May 6, the new UGR SMG made its way to the game alongside a remastered version of the Jungle map. Here’s how to unlock the UGR in Cold War and Warzone.

UGR SMG in Cold War & Warzone

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Those who played Call of Duty: Ghosts may recognize Cold War’s new UGR SMG as it’s based on the APS underwater rifle that appeared in the campaign. The in-game description says it’s a “full-auto submachine gun” and an “underwater rifle modified for improved land performance.”

The weapon is projectile-based with quite a low bullet velocity, so you won’t be beaming enemies at range with ease. Players were also surprised to see that it comes with explosive bullets.

How to unlock UGR in Cold War & Warzone

Players can unlock the UGR by killing an enemy revealed by your Spy Plane, UAV, or Field Mic with an SMG in 15 different completed matches. You can also unlock the UGR in Zombies if you eliminate 1000 enemies while using an Epic rarity or better SMG.

The new UGR SMG has the same unlock challenge for both Cold War and Warzone, so it’ll be up to you to decide which game you’d like to complete it in. In addition, you can also receive the UGR straight away by purchasing the new Lazar bundle for 2,400 CoD Points.

The Nikita AVT and M1916 have also arrived in Warzone with Season 3, so you can check out how to unlock the new Assault Rifle and Marksman Rifle.

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