Treyarch’s newest Black Ops iteration has outsold every other new game for the month of November in the UK.
Black Ops Cold War is the #1 best selling game for November 2020 in UK, per GFK market data released on December 2.
The game beats out other huge titles, with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, FIFA 21 and Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales trailing behind at the second through fourth spot, respectively.
According to the data, the vast majority of sales for Black Ops Cold War were through digital purchases, with physical boxed copies being drastically less than usual due to the ongoing pandemic. Interestingly enough, while Call of Duty was the #1 selling title for November, Spider Man: Miles Morales was actually the best selling game on PlayStation 5.
The launch title was a large part of the PS5’s marketing, and it’s no surprise PlayStation fans went for copies of it with their initial console purchase.
In terms of game sales overall, interestingly the Nintendo Switch takes the top spot for most game sales for the month of November, most likely coming from Black Friday sales. Titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 flew off the shelves.
For the physical hardware sales, PlayStation takes the #1 spot as the best selling console in the UK, followed by the heavily demanded Nintendo Switch system, which has kept that high demand since its launch in mid-2017. Microsoft’s Xbox is not mentioned in the data for this metric.
The launch of the new game systems also sparked a new demand for console accessories, which spiked 61.4% compared to the previous month, and jumped 48.3% when compared to November 2019.
The top selling accessories for the month were as follows
- #1 – PS5 DualSense Controller
- #2 – PS5 Pulse 3D Headset
- #3 – PS4 Dualshock
- #4/5 – Xbox Series X/S Controller (Shock Blue, Carbon Black)
- #7 – PS5 Media Remote
- #8 – Dual Sense charging Station
- #9 – Xbox Series X/S Controller (Robot White)
- #11 – PS5 HD Camera
The PlayStation brand dominates this chart with a wide variety of accessories, where the Xbox takes some slots, but all for extra custom colored controllers.
Additionally, the GfK also provided data for the top 20 selling games of November 2020, with Activision titles like Black Ops Cold War and Crash Bandicoot 4 holding the #1 and #20 spots.
Top 20 Best Selling Games For November 2020 UK (Data from GfK)
- #1 – Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- #2 – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- #3 – FIFA 21
- #4 – Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales
- #5 – Watch Dogs: Legion
- #6 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- #7 – Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
- #8 – Minecraft (Switch)
- #9 – Super Mario 3D All-Stars
- #10 – Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle
- #11 – Ring Fit Adventure
- #12 – Marvel’s Avengers
- #13 – Minecraft Dungeons
- #14 – Grand Theft Auto 5
- #15 – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
- #16 – Demon’s Souls
- #17 – Star Wars: Squadrons
- #18 -51 Worldwide Games
- #19 – Just Dance 2021
- #20 – Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War
The Scythe is a melee weapon coming to Black Ops Cold War. Here’s everything you need to know about unlocking the Scythe.
A brand-new melee weapon is coming to 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, giving players a sneak peek at the weapon. Now there is an official release date for the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War, so here’s how you can unlock it.
How to unlock the Scythe in Black Ops Cold War
The Scythe will be released for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on August 12, 2022.
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.”
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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.
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
- Best Cold War UGR Perks & Equipment
- How to unlock UGR in Black Ops Cold War
- Best alternatives to Cold War’s UGR
Best Cold War UGR loadout attachments
- 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
- 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
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.
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
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.
Image Credit: Activision
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