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Opinion: Cold War’s new Scorestreak system needs adjusting

Black Ops Cold War’s new Scorestreak system has some teething problems, so here’s how Treyarch could address the issues.

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Black Ops Cold War introduced a new Scorestreak system but it isn’t without teething problems.

In the new Scorestreak system, Scorestreaks no longer reset on death. This means however many points you accumulate towards earning the next Scorestreak carries into the next life. To make earning high-end Scorestreaks more rewarding, points earned accumulate through killstreaks. The higher the streak, the more points you earn for each kill.

As this is a brand new system for Cold War, issues with the system have been making multiplayer lobbies a frustrating experience.

Here are the most prominent problems with the Scorestreak system, and how they could be addressed by Treyarch.

Earn Rate

Treyarch adjusted the earn rate of Scorestreaks between the beta and the full launch. Treyarch felt it was too easy to earn certain Scorestreaks and too difficult to earn others.

After these updates, most players earn their Scorestreaks at roughly the same time throughout a match.

There will be a point where the announcer calls ‘multiple enemy Spy Planes above’ as players all unlock the Spy Plane. Then there will be a portion of the game where Artillery and Cruise Missiles are spammed, and finally, in the end-game, several Attack Helicopters are called in.

Scorestreak earn rates need to be adjusted further. To keep games varied and Scorestreaks rewarding, they need to be more difficult to earn. Not being able to leave spawn due to a continuous barrage of Scorestreaks or earning an Attack Helicopter but having to wait in a queue of three to use it aren’t satisfying experiences.

There could also be a larger gap between points needed to earn Scorestreaks. For example, there are only 100 points between earning Artillery and the Cruise Missile. If you earn one, you’re likely to earn the other in the same kill. This leads to more Scorestreak spam.

Objective Score

The current Scorestreak system rewards getting kills much more than it rewards objective play. The points earned for kills drastically outweigh those for capturing flags or holding a hardpoint. Offensive or defensive kills do not increase your score enough to be worthwhile.

Low points earned for objective play is due to the score multipliers applied to killstreaks. As you rack up a high killstreak, the amount of points earned continues to increase. There is currently no such system for objective play.

To make objectives more rewarding, Treyarch could add score multipliers to objectives. The longer you hold a hardpoint for in a single life, the more score you should earn. The same goes for capturing and defending flags. Getting offensive and defensive kills should also add to score multipliers.

This way, earning Scorestreaks is a fair experience across all playstyles.

We know that Treyarch is aware of inconsistencies in the new Scorestreak system because of adjustments made between beta and launch. It’s possible that another overhaul is coming with Season 1 in December.

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Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass: all 100 tiers

Her are all 100 rewards tiers for the new Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass.

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Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass

Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2 is now here, and Treyarch have brought us a brand new Battle Pass complete with new cosmetics for use in both games.

This newest season of Call of Duty content brings us the new Zombies Outbreak mode, Warzone changes, and new maps for Black Ops Cold War.

Additionally, the Season 2 Battle Pass includes the return of the popular Reactive Camos from Black Ops 4, weapon + vehicle skins, new blueprints, charms, FARA 83 Assault Rifle, and the LC10 SMG. The new weapons are free for all players and do not require a purchase of the premium Battle Pass. They unlock at Battle Pass levels 15 and 31 respectively.

All 100 Season 2 Battle Pass Tiers

Here’s the rundown of all the new content in the battle pass for Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 2.

Tiers 1 – 5

For purchasing the pass, we’ll immediately be rewarded with Naga’s “Viper” skin and Park’s “Survivor” skin.

Tiers 6 – 14

Tiers 15 – 23

At tier 19 there is a quite brutal finishing move unlocked called “Tactical Roll”

Tiers 24 – 32

Tiers 33 – 41

Tiers 42 – 50

Black Ops 2’s official mixtape makes an appearance at tier 44, treating players with a throwback to the fan-favorite classic.

Tiers 51 – 59

Tiers 60 – 68

Tiers 69 – 77

Tier 71 rewards us with yet another exciting mixtape, “80’s Rock 2”. This includes the hit titles “Rebel Yell”, “Wild Side”, and “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

Tiers 78 – 86

Tiers 87 – 95

At tier 94, you’ll get an 80’s Pop mixtape, with hit tracks such as “Africa”, “Kids In America” and “Your Love”. Additionally, when you hit tier 95, you’ll be treated to a reactive camo for the new FARA 83 Assault Rifle.

Tiers 96 – 100

At the end of the Battle Pass, you’ll unlock this seasons exclusive player emblem, and the “Warlord” skin for Naga, alongside a vehicle skin and epic weapon blueprint.

How much does the Battle Pass cost?

Currently, the Premium Battle Pass is 1,000 CoD Points, or $10 USD. If you’d like to skip 20 tiers instantly upon purchase, you can grab the Premium Battle Pass bundle in the store for 2,400 CoD points, or $24 USD.

If you have all of your CoD Points saved up from the last Premium Battle Pass, you should have just enough to purchase the base Season 2 Battle Pass. If you progress it all the way to Tier 100, you’ll have 1,000 COD points for the Season 3 Battle Pass as well.

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How to unlock the FARA 83 Assault Rifle in Black Ops Cold War Season 2

Find out how you can wield the blistering new FARA 83 Assault Rifle in Black Ops Cold War Season 2 with this handy guide.

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Black Ops Cold War Season 2 is set to hit the ground running with a myriad of new content, including the new FARA 83 Assault Rifle. Our quick guide will show you how to unlock it.

The launch of a new season is always an exciting prospect with new maps looking to become the new fan favorite and new weapons trying to become the dominating meta. Speaking of new weapons, Black Ops Cold War Season 2 is no different as the latest season of CoD introduces some new tools to shake things up.

One of the latest firearms added to the game is the FARA 83 Assault Rifle. Based on the real-life Galil AR, the weapon has most recently been seen in Modern Warfare and Warzone. Now it’s the turn of Black Ops Cold War players to try out this impressive gun to use in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2.

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Unlocking the FARA 83 in Black Ops Cold War Season 2

During the course of Season 2, we expect to see new additions require special steps and requirements to make them available.

Season 1 was no stranger to this with weapons such as the menacing Streetsweeper Shotgun and the swift, slicing Wakizashi Sword both demanding different goals be fulfilled.

To gain access to the FARA 83 Assault Rifle, Treyarch is thankfully not going to make you complete the same task in 15 separate matches or anything remotely that strenuous.

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In order for you to unlock the FARA 83, you’ll very simply need to reach Tier 15 of the Battle Pass. Doing so will immediately redeem the FARA 83 for yourself as it’s one of the free tiers in the game’s paid Battle Pass.

Treyarch and Activision have usually tried to avoid pay-to-win situations and always make new weapons available for all players so that none are locked out and creating an unfair advantage.

This was the case of the Groza and the MAC-10 in Black Ops Cold War Season 1. That is absolutely the case here for the FARA 83 as well.

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How to unlock the LC10 SMG in Black Ops Cold War Season 2

To get your hands on the all-around beast that is the LC10 SMG in Black Ops Cold War Season 2, follow this simple guide to unlock it.

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The compact LC10 SMG is a powerful shredder in Black Ops Cold War, and you can get your hands on this new Season 2 addition by using our easy-to-follow guide.

Black Ops Cold War already boasts some of the finest weaponry ever seen in a Call of Duty game with absolute monsters like the Krig-6, the AK-74u, the FFAR, and more.

Season 1 hasn’t had its meta controlled by one or two weapons, with the game seeing a healthy spread of guns being used. Even after the later additions of the Groza and the MAC-10, there still wasn’t any one gun that people immediately defaulted to gain an advantage.

Unlock your own LC10 to use in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 2, and see if it can compete with the likes of the devastating MP5 or the furious Bullfrog.

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Unlocking the LC10 SMG in Black Ops Cold War Season 2

People are always keen to try out new toys in a game like Call of Duty, it’s what makes seasonal updates so exciting and refreshing.

The LC10 SMG is one of four new weapons that have accompanied Treyarch’s massive Season 2 update, and it could be the most desirable of the lot.

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To find out if the LC10 is the one for you, you’ll very simply need to reach Tier 31 of the Battle Pass. No K/D ruining challenges are required to unlock the LC10, you just need to keep playing Black Ops Cold War Season 2 naturally, and it will eventually unlock one as one of the free Tiers in the Battle Pass.

There are no worries here about paid Battle Pass users having access to superior firepower that other people won’t have, thankfully.

Hopefully, the LC10 helps you to tear up some games and become an absolute force in Black Ops Cold War Season 2.

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