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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

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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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When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?

We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 6 Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and Battle Passes.

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With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone in Season 6, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.

XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 has already offered Double XP since it started, allowing players to level up the various aspects of the game faster.

It’s now time for another one where players will be able to level up all of the new content at a much faster pace.

How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 6

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It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP promotional event will be for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War and will officially start on October 29 and end on November 1.

This event will help players earn plenty of extra XP to level up during Warzone Season 6 and Black Ops Cold War Season 6.

What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?

Here’s a full list of the Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:

  • EST – 1:00 PM
  • CST – 12:00 PM
  • PST – 10:00 AM
  • GMT – 5:00 PM
Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Double XP schedule

These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.

This will be a great way to level up the new Season 6 Battle Pass to earn the new Grav Assault Rifle and .410 Ironhide Shotgun weapons and get them ready to use in all of your future Cold War and Warzone battles.

Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard, including its release date, gameplay, and more.

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Vanguard devs explain why game size will be much smaller than Warzone & Cold War

Thanks to new tech, Call of Duty: Vanguard’s file size is set to be much smaller than Warzone and Cold War at launch.

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Call of Duty players have grown increasingly frustrated with Warzone and Cold War’s massive file size, but Activision has explained why the problem will be fixed in Vanguard.

As Modern Warfare, Warzone, and Black Ops Cold War continue to update, the games’ file sizes have kept growing. Black Ops Cold War is now sitting at around 200 GB, with Warzone adding at least another 50 GB. If you have a smaller hard drive, Call of Duty doesn’t leave much room for anything else.

Activision already allows you to uninstall certain aspects of the games such as Campaign and Zombies, but they have plans to significantly reduce Vanguard’s file size at launch.

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“Good news for hard drives everywhere,” tweeted Call of Duty on October 26. “Vanguard’s install size at launch will be significantly below previous Call of Duty releases.”

They didn’t reveal Vanguard’s exact file size, but players can expect to “save up to 30%-50%+ on next-gen console and PC hard drive disk space.” Although last-gen consoles weren’t mentioned, next-gen editions take up significantly more room, so this should bring the sizes more in-line.

This will be done through “new on-demand texture streaming tech,” which is already available in Modern Warfare and Warzone for PC. Rather than taking up space on your hard drive, textures are downloaded on the go. Warzone players previously saved around 25 GB when it was introduced, but their new tech appears to be more effective at reducing file size.

Of course, this could cause issues for players with a poor internet connection, so it remains to be seen if it’ll be optional.

This also lines up with the Microsoft Store listing that Vanguard will be 75 GB on Xbox One, and 95 GB on Xbox Series X|S. These early sizes are much smaller than Cold War’s 133 GB launch size.

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Warzone and Vanguard will integrate later this year, bringing the new RICOCHET anti-cheat and new Pacific map. Warzone is currently tied to Modern Warfare, but it’s expected to shift over to Vanguard with Season 1. This could bring across the new tech, but we’ll need to wait for official confirmation.

We’re less than a fortnight away from Vanguard’s November 5 release, so we expect to find out more details before launch.


For more Call of Duty: Warzone, you can check out YouTuber JGOD’s best weapons ahead of Vanguard’s integration.

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Overwolf respond to Warzone & Cold War Windows 11 player bans

Overwolf have responded to reports that Warzone and Cold War players are getting permanently banned for using it alongside Windows 11.

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Call of Duty PC players have reported that using a combination of Windows 11 and Overwolf software is getting them permanently banned from Warzone and Cold War, and Overwolf have now responded to the issue.

Call of Duty devs have been waging an ongoing war with hackers and cheaters, with one dev saying that they are “ruining some of the best work” of his life. Over 800,000 accounts have now been banned, but perhaps not all bans are fair.

Cold War and Warzone PC players are claiming that upgrading to Windows 11 and using it alongside Overwolf is causing them to be permanently banned. Overwolf have now acknowledged the issue and put measures in place to prevent these wrongful bans.

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Overwolf is a platform used to create and install in-game apps, such as ‘Outplayed’ which allows players to record their footage. However, this Overwolf app is reportedly causing permabans when used alongside Windows 11.

Several users, including Reddit user WraithGG, claimed they were permanently banned from Warzone after attempting to open Cold War on an Insider Build of Windows 11, with Outplayed from Overwolf open. WraithGG said that this is a “well known and apparently rather common issue,” and both Activision and Overwolf are “refusing” to lift the ban or help.

“I have finally received a response from Activision telling me that despite being innocent, they cannot unban my account,” said WraithGG. “They have acknowledged the error in the ban, but are refusing to lift the ban as all bans are final.”

Overwolf have now responded to the issue. In a blog post, they said that “we are aware of a number of users who have been banned after playing Cold War and Warzone on Windows 11 while using Overwolf.”

“While we are not responsible for the bans, Support Main is one of our core values and we immediately began to look into the issue to protect gameplay and our community,” they continued. “For background, Cold War has been supported on Overwolf for months without any bans or issues.”

They then outlined the steps they’ve made since:

  1. “We have released an update to our games list to change the way the Overwolf overlay works and will no longer trigger a ban from Activision while using Windows 11. It’s important to note that in the 24 hours following this change, we have not had any new ban reports.
  2. We’re working closely with the very top levels at Activision, and we’ll do whatever we can to help those whose accounts have been banned. We can’t promise it will work, but we’ll give it our best shot.”

Overwolf said they will keep the community updated if they have any more information to share.

Now that the issue has been officially acknowledged, Activision may change their stance and unban players flagged for using Windows 11. This could be a similar story to Cold War Zombies players who were unfairly banned by the Sail 630 Nuclear Bug, and later had their accounts restored.

These reports have made some users worried about Vanguard’s upcoming kernel-level RICOCHET anti-cheat, which launches with its Warzone integration.

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