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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?

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

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

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

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

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 does Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 start? Season 6 end date

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 is set to make way for Vanguard Season 1, here’s everything we know about when it will happen.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard is finally here, but players will have to wait a little longer for the game’s first season. Here’s everything we know about Vanguard & Warzone Season 1, including release date and content.

After months of anticipation, Call of Duty: Vanguard has finally arrived, taking players back in time to World War II for all-out combat across the world. While Vanguard dropped on November 5, players will have to wait a little longer for the first season, and the content it will bring with it.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 6 has been going out with a bang thanks to the Secrets of the Pacific event.

With a new Warzone map, the RICOCHET anti-cheat, and Battle Pass, there’s plenty to get excited about with Vanguard & Warzone Season 1.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 start date

The sixth season of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will end on Thursday, December 2, 2021, bringing an end to the Treyarch game’s run. Vanguard Season 1 will officially kick off on December 8.

Vanguard owners will have 24-hour exclusive first play access to the Caldera map. Open access begins on Dec. 9. So, if you’re looking to get on the new map early, make sure you purchase Vanguard!

Vanguard will have been out nearly a month at this point, making it the ideal time to bring in the new Warzone Caldera map and WW2 weapons set to drop with the first season, as well as the long-awaited introduction of anti-cheat.

This isn’t to say that Black Ops Cold War will be forgotten, as Modern Warfare has still received content updates in the last year.

Vanguard & Warzone Season 1 content

Season 1 will be hugely important for both games, with major content coming to both Vanguard and Warzone.

For Vanguard, players will receive new multiplayer maps to explore and do battle on, along with the first Vanguard-specific Battle Pass, filled with new cosmetic content for players to enjoy.

Season 1 is set to be one of the biggest Warzone updates ever, with the new Pacific Caldera map finally releasing, Vanguard weapons being added, and the introduction of the new RICOCHET anti-cheat system.

There are also lots of changes coming to various aspects of Warzone, such as nerfs to Dead Silence and even a buff to Gas Masks.

What’s happening before Vanguard & Warzone Season 1

While December 8th will be when all of the official Vanguard and Warzone Season 1 action will be kicking off, there is still plenty of action to enjoy in the remaining time of Black Ops Cold War Season 6.

You can find the official schedule for all of the content coming to Warzone and Black Ops Cold War ahead of Vanguard Season 1 below thanks to the Call of Duty blog.

  • October 28 (Console) and November 2 (PC): Call of Duty: Vanguard Pre-Loading Begins – Pre-order now to get your game ready to play immediately at launch, in addition to numerous bonuses across VanguardBlack Ops Cold War, and Warzone.
  • November 5: Call of Duty: Vanguard Launch – Expect epic experiences on all fronts with Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies. Additionally, RICOCHET Anti-Cheat begins its implementation with server-side initiatives.
  • November 5 to December 2: Preseason in Vanguard  Access to Free Vanguard Tiers on the Black Ops Cold War Season Six Battle Pass System continues. Then on November 17, prepare to ship off to a fan-favorite map.
  • November 18: Operation: Flashback Begins in Warzone – An encore limited-time mode for Verdansk, celebrating its past 18 months of hosting over 100 million players strong in Warzone. Ready for your last dance in Verdansk?
  • November 24: Uncover the “Secrets of the Pacific” – Get intel on Caldera and its new points of interest through this event’s Warzone and Vanguard Multiplayer challenges.
  • November 30 and December 1: Last Hours of Verdansk. – Bombs away – see what happens to Verdansk before Warzone goes dark to prepare for Caldera and Season One.
  • December 8: Season One Begins – Vanguard players get new Multiplayer maps, 24 hours of exclusive access to Call of Duty®: Warzone™ Pacific and more to kick off Season One. All players can enjoy a new Battle Pass system and two free functional weapons. Plus: RICOCHET Anti-Cheat’s driver begins its rollout in Warzone.

In the meantime, players can continue to enjoy Vanguard’s Multiplayer and the final days of Verdansk.

To get the most out of your WWII experience, check out our guide on the best controller and aim assist settings, or when the next Double XP event will take place.

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Will you be able to use Cold War and Modern Warfare weapons in Warzone Pacific?

Our quick and easy guide will answer the question of whether or not players can use Cold War and Modern Warfare guns in Warzone Pacific.

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One question on everyone’s mind ahead of Warzone Pacific’s Caldera map is whether or not you’ll be able to use Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War’s guns in it. We will answer that for you today.

Call of Duty: Warzone already has a ridiculously bloated arsenal of weapons for players to choose from. With over 100 guns to select as of Warzone Season 6, the transition into Warzone Pacific and the new Caldera map will see all of Vanguard’s guns added.

However, this begs the question for many players, will the new map and addition of nearly 40 Vanguard weapons mean that either Modern Warfare or Black Ops Cold War weapons need to miss out?

Can you use Modern Warfare and Cold War weapons in Warzone Pacific?

Fans of any of Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War’s weapons will be pleased to know that they too will also be carrying over into Warzone Pacific.

In an exclusive interview with Dexerto, Zach Hodson, Lead Designer at Sledgehammer Games discussed how Vanguard’s weapons will have to be considered when being added to all the other existing guns in the game.

He said that SHG has to keep a “separate balance sheet to track how things might work in Warzone.” Presumably, this is to factor in the extra 40 guns, taking Warzone up to a total of about 150 guns for players to use.

It should be noted that Warzone Pacific game modes will tailor the guns to its different game modes. Warzone Caldera Battle Royale will allow the use of all guns, whereas Vanguard-specific modes will only allow the use of Vanguard weapons.

How to use Cold War & MW weapons in Warzone Pacific

Whilst there’s nothing concrete just yet, we think that to use these weapons in Warzone Pacific, players will simply be able to select the ones they have unlocked once the Season 1 integration with Vanguard goes live.

When Black Ops Cold War and Warzone merged, it was a simple case of players being able to use the guns that they’d unlocked in Cold War, Modern Warfare, and Warzone. If you hadn’t unlocked a certain gun, then you could complete a challenge condition that was different in each game.

We expect this to be exactly the same in Warzone Pacific, and it’ll be up to the preference of the player, and their availability of each CoD game, to decide how to unlock particular weapons.


We’ll be sure to update this once Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software have provided a bit more official insight into the integration of weapons.

In the meantime, check out everything we know about Vanguard and Warzone Season 1.

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Cold War players claim they’ll boycott game as “best mode” removal sparks fury

Black Ops Cold War fans are claiming they will boycott the game after the “best mode” was removed, days before Vanguard’s release.

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Hours before Vanguard’s release, players are claiming they’ll boycott Black Ops Cold War following the removal of the game’s “best mode.”

With Activision releasing a new Call of Duty annually, each game’s lifespan is two years tops. Some CoD titles will fizzle out before then, while others hang on for dear life near the end of year two.

Vanguard aims to take players back to WWII. Many fans have expressed their disappointment with returning to an oversaturated time period. So much so that players had planned on sticking with Black Ops Cold War for a second year.

However, players’ plans to stick with BOCW changed after the recent removal of the fan-favorite 12v12 mode. This isn’t the first time Treyarch removed this mode, but fans have reason to believe it won’t be coming back.

Fans boycott Cold War following 12v12 removal

Just days before Vanguard’s release, Treyarch has pulled the plug on Black Ops Cold War’s 12v12 mode. And of course, fans are furious. Players that had planned to stick with BOCW for a second year are now boycotting the game until 12v12 is reinstated.

Many fans have taken to Twitter and Reddit to express their disappointment. Tweets from users like chaigrima and ColvinoYT state that 12v12 was the “only reason” they played CW Multiplayer.

Replies to posts similar to these are from fans stating they won’t be returning to BOCW until 12v12 is reinstated. And a Reddit post from u/RagingSerenity claims that 12v12 was BOCW’s “best game mode” and the game is boring now that it’s gone.

For the most part, fans understand why Treyarch removed the game mode. Activision wants Vanguard to sell as many copies as possible at launch. And one of the best ways to do so is to throttle players’ enjoyment of a previous title.

With so many players flooding Vanguards servers over the coming days, Activision may also need to free up server space. Nonetheless, BOCW fans are still outraged at the removal of 12v12. And it’s hard to say whether Treyarch can justify bringing it back after the release of Vanguard.

For more Cold War, check out when Season 6 ends and Vanguard Season 1 starts.

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