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Leak & teasers reveal location, boss in Black Ops Cold War Zombies DLC 1

Leaks and in-game teases have revealed the location and potential boss battle in Black Ops Cold War’s first Zombies DLC.

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A combination of leaks and in-game teasers have revealed what we might see in Cold War Zombies’ first DLC.

Currently, Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies’ Dark Aether storyline only has one map, Die Maschine, which contains the classic map Nacht Der Untoten.

Fans are expecting new Zombies content in December but it’s likely we won’t see a new Zombies map in Season 1 of Cold War, as the roadmap only teased ‘New Modes’ for Zombies rather than a new map.

Leaks have revealed that the next map will be set in Vietnam and called Firebase Z.

YouTube channel TheGamingRevolution put together all of the leaks and in-game teasers to make a prediction on what the next Zombies map will be.

Leaks

Early leaks for Cold War Zombies revealed that the game would launch with Die Maschine and a Vietnam map called Firebase Z. Firebase Z never actually arrived at launch, so it’s likely it’ll be the next Zombies map added to the game.

A document was found in the game files that further teased a Vietnam setting. This Russian report teases players will be taken to the Khe Sanh area of Vietnam.

Popular leaker Tom Henderson, aka Long Sensation, said that we probably won’t see a new map until February at the earliest.

Vietnam location

The screens Weaver is looking at in the intro cinematic to Zombies shows several locations – Vietnam, Russia, and Berlin.

In-line with the leaks, a marker points towards the real-life Khe Sanh Combat Base in South Vietnam. We visited this location the mission S.O.G in the original Black Ops, which included a detailed layout of the area which could be used as the groundwork for a new Zombies map.

The campaign mission ‘Operation Fractured Jaw’ includes another real-world location, Firebase Ripcord. While we can see almost the whole base from the air, players didn’t get the chance to explore the base on foot.

However, a player uploaded a video of them glitching out of the mission and exploring the area. The textures are low quality, but they found an interesting nod to Zombies. The sign for the Doctors Quarters is the same model used in Shi No Numa for Richtofen’s quarters.

As players were never meant to see this sign, there’s no apparent reason for it to be included. This could mean they’re gearing this location towards being a Zombies map. Firebase Ripcord could be used as a foundation for a Zombies version of Khe Sanh, or perhaps players can visit both through a portal or the Dark Aether.

Boss fight

TheGamingRevolution has a theory on a potential boss fight for Firebase Z.

While in the Dark Aether on Die Maschine, you can see ghostly apparitions of monkeys. These monkeys are similar to the Zombie Monkeys on Shangri-La, so could be making a return in the jungles of Vietnam.

Graffiti on Die Maschine also teases a potential boss. There is a painting of a Gorilla wearing a helmet that looks similar to those worn by the Viet Cong. On the outside of the bunker, there is also a painting of the Cosmic Silverback boss from Dead Ops Arcade. These two images combined could be teasing another Gorilla-like boss for Firebase Z.

Also while completing an Easter Egg in Die Maschine, players can encounter a large monster made out of trees which players believe to be an Elder God. It’s possible that this creature could return as a boss, similar to the tree monster in CoD Mobile’s Shi No Numa.

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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

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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?

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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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How to get Warzone & Cold War Thrust Engine Blueprint

The Engine Thrust Blueprint has arrived in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, find out how to acquire it with our quick and easy guide.

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The Special Ops Pro Pack is a new bundle in Call of Duty: Warzone and Cold War Season 4. It comes with many cool items, including the new Thrust Engine Blueprint, and our guide will show you how to get it.

Special skins and weapon Blueprints help to prolong longevity in Call of Duty as players get drawn to these stunning new cosmetics. Whether it’s running around looking like Rambo and John McClane, or wielding a gun that is a literal dragon, items like this keep people coming back.

The July 22, 2021 update saw some new bundles be added to the CoD store, one of which includes the glorious new Thrust Engine Blueprint.

Check our quick guide to see how you can grab it yourself.

Warzone & Cold War Thrust Engine Blueprint Guide: How to buy & price

Special Ops Bundle in CoD

The Thurst Engine Blueprint is a special weapon skin for the FARA 83 Assault Rifle, and it gives it a secretive black coating to go with Portnova’s new Roze-like skin.

To claim the bundle for yourself, you’ll just need to do the following:

  1. Boot up either ‘Black Ops Cold War’ or ‘Warzone’
  2. Head on over to the ‘Store’ tab
  3. Search through the Bundles until you see the ‘Special Ops Pro Pack’
  4. Select it, and use COD Points to purchase the bundle
  5. Now equip any items from the bundle you desire!

If you’re looking to buy it, the Special Ops Pro Pack will set you back $19.99 / £16.79

What items do you get with the Special Ops Pro Pack Bundle?

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The main Operator skin and weapon Blueprint aren’t the be-all and end-all for everyone, so it’s important to know everything that comes with the bundle.

Here’s what you get with the Special Ops Pro Pack Bundle:

  • Hypersonic Operator Skin
  • Sound Barrier SMG Blueprint
  • Thrust Engine Assault Rifle Blueprint
  • Ace Pilot Calling Card
  • Challenge Coin Emblem
  • 2,400 COD Points

The COD Points are a decent part of this bundle as it can pay for more Bundles, or even pay for the Season 5 Battle Pass.

Also, check out the new CoD: Mobile Undead Siege Zombies game mode.

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Black Ops Cold War players call for major change to Special weapons

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War community is calling for Treyarch to make a major change to the Special weapons category.

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Cold War Special Weapons

Special weapons are some of the most unique and exciting items in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, but community members are calling for Treyarch Studios to make a major change to how they operate.

There are various categories of weapons that players can use to battle their enemies in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The game has the standard Assualt Rifles, SMGs, LMGs, Pistols, and more.

However, it also has a category known as Special weapons, which consist of unconventional weapons that allow players to collect some highlight and adrenaline-fueled kills.

While these weapons can be extremely powerful, Black Ops Cold War players have begun to call for a major change in how the Special weapons can be used in the game.

Black Ops Cold War Special Weapons

Taking to the official Black Ops Cold War subreddit, community member -Lusty- started a thread stating that they wished that the Special weapons had attachments players could equip like all of the other weapon categories in Cold War.

Many other players agreed as they wish there were attachments available for the Black Ops Cold War Special weapons that would allow them to change the playstyle of the weapons or offer new ways to use these items.

An example was given by community member springsight, who commented that they would like to see things like smoke rounds for the M97 Grenade Launcher.

“I want something that makes the launcher actually viable. Give me smoke rounds, flash rounds, semtex rounds, I just want to make things go boom :(.”

There is no doubt that the addition of attachments to the M97 Grenade Launcher, Ballistic Knife, Nail Gun, and R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow would make for even more exciting moments for Black Ops Cold War players to experience.

For more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, check out how to play Season 4 Reloaded Multiplayer and Zombies content for free, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

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