The Black Ops Cold War lore has taken us to the jungle, which is why we’ve been able to set foot in the new Apocalypse map. Season 2’s new Jungle-themed map is here, and we’ve come up with some top tips to master it.
Season 2 of Black Ops Cold War really stoked the fire by throwing the FARA 83 and LC10 at us to play with along with the new Apocalypse map. Players now have the opportunity to rumble in the jungle, and there are many different ways to do so.
It’s a medium-sized map with lots of tight corners and rooms with multiple entry points. There are few areas in the map that you can feel ‘safe’ in, so it’s vital you embrace some of these important Apocalypse tips to survive in Black Ops Cold War’s newest map.
1. The Flag A spawn point is dangerous
At the time of writing, the game seems to have a habit of deploying fresh spawns in exactly the same spot near the back of the Flag A area. Therefore it becomes very easy for the enemy team to keeping killing players here and anticipate their movements.
Our best advice is to use the wall in front of you for cover and make a beeline for the house on the right that requires a ladder. At the very least you can provide covering fire to draw fire from your team to escape on the opposite side, or pick off enemies yourself.
2. Watch out for the hidey holes
There are two or three spots on Apocalypse that provide a little window for you to peep your head through and essentially lie in wait for potential victims.
The best part about them is that you are pretty much obscured apart from your head. Make sure to find them and make the most of them.
3. Underground is good
Down one side of Apocalypse is a useful upper and lower channel that you can easily exploit if you’re careful. Its biggest strength, and weakness, is that it’s exposed to the middle section of the map.
If you’re defending it, use the barrels for cover to pick off players coming from the Flag C spawn. If you’re attacking it, always try and approach it from the middle as you have a superior vantage point, especially as you have the benefit of light on your side.
4. SMGs & Shotguns will do the trick
Despite its size, as we said, it has lots of huts and tighter corners which require fast, hard-hitting weapons to conquer Apocalypse.
So something like the new LC10 absolutely shreds, and when you pair it off with something like the Streetsweeper or the Gallo, then you’re in for a good time.
5. Arguably the best spot on the map
Given the height superiority that this cliff-edge offers, the ability to see two opposite sides of the map, and the fact that it’s just a quality spot, this is the location that should command the most presence.
One of the most important things to consider with this view is that players get a healthy eye line of Flag B. Regardless of if you’re defending it or attacking it, you can go a long way to helping keep that area in your team’s favor.
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Best Krig 6 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5
Here are the best attachments and Perks to absolutely dominate with the Krig 6 Assault Rifle in CoD: Black Ops Cold War Season 5.
The Krig 6 still is one of the most accurate Assault Rifles in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 5, and possibly the game, and we’ve got the perfect Perks and attachments to help you become unstoppable.
This powerful Assault Rifle is incredible at close-to-mid-range and absolutely decimates at long-distance engagements. We even ranked the Krig 6 as Cold War’s best weapon in Treyarch’s latest Call of Duty title, so it’s absolutely worth having in at least one of your Black Ops Cold War loadouts.
On top of its CoD: Cold War supremacy, it’s also been an unbelievable gun in Call of Duty’s battle royale title too. If you’re looking for the best class in Warzone, you can check out our Krig 6 Warzone loadout.
Here’s the best combination of attachments and perks for your Krig 6 in Black Ops Cold War Season 5 Reloaded.
Best Black Ops Cold War Krig 6 attachments
- Optic: Microflex LED
- Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
- Barrel: 19.7″ Ranger
- Body: Ember Sighting Point
- Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
- Magazine: 40 Rnd
- Handle: Airborne Elastic Wrap
- Stock: Raider Stock
With the Gunfighter Wildcard equipped, the Krig can hold up to eight attachments, so we’ve started with the Microflex LED sight for precise shots at any range. To improve the weapon’s accuracy even further, the Infantry Compensator and Field Agent Grip will make vertical recoil almost non-existent.
As you’ll want to hold down long lines of sight, you’ll need a high bullet velocity to take out targets quickly at any range. To do this, the 19.7″ Ranger barrel is an excellent choice.
For the Krig 6’s body, we’ve applied the Ember Sighting Point. Not only will you be able to hip-fire with deadly accuracy if the situation arises, but the torch will also reveal enemies, counteracting some of Black Ops Cold War’s visibility issues.
The 40 Rnd Magazine bolsters its ammo capacity, allowing you to take out several targets without reloading, and you can even afford to miss a few shots in a firefight.
Next, we have the Airborne Elastic Wrap for our handle as it greatly increases your ADS and allows you to get firing much quicker. Plus, it nullifies most flinch resistance effects too.
The final attachment you should run is the Raider Stock which gives your Aim Walking Movement speed a healthy bonus, making yourself a hard target to hit while strafe shooting.
Best Perks to run with Black Ops Cold War’s Krig 6
- Perk 1: Flak Jacket
- Perk 2: Scavenger
- Perk 3: Ghost
While holding down lanes and defending Hardpoints or flags in Domination, expect a shower of Frag Grenades and Semtex to come your way. Flak Jacket will keep you protected from explosives, which is vital to staying alive and keeping killstreaks going.
To make sure you can hold onto your devastating Krig 6, Scavenger will allow you to resupply ammo on the fly. Finally, to further preserve your life, Ghost will keep you hidden from enemy Spy Planes, allowing for effective flanks and ambushes.
Most recent Krig 6 buffs and nerfs in Cold War
Treyarch has left the Krig 6 Assault Rifle alone for quite some time now which shows how much the devs feel the Krig 6 is balanced right now.
Here is the extent of the Krig 6 changes:
- Reduced range penalty on Agency Suppressor muzzle attachment from 30% to 25%.
How to unlock the Krig 6 in Black Ops Cold War
The Krig 6 is simple to unlock in Black Ops Cold War. You just need to play the game until you reach Level 16.
Completing challenges, taking advantage of Double XP events, and racking up high killstreaks will all be massive contributors to ranking up fast. Once you hit Level 16, you’ll have access to the Krig 6 in Cold War and Warzone.
Best alternatives to Cold War’s Krig 6
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Cold War Zombies players furious as update deletes camo progress
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies camo is being affected after a recent update has reset camo progress for many players.
The newest Black Ops Cold War game settings update has ruined Zombies camo progress for many by resetting their accomplishments and stats.
Completing and unlocking camos is a big deal for many Call of Duty players, as the thrill of seeing hard work pay off is a huge buzz.
Whether it’s Diamond, Damascus, or Dark Matter, being able to equip these cool camos with your favorite guns is a great visual. Treyarch made it so that players could also unlock camos through specific Zombies challenges so that they didn’t feel forced to play multiplayer.
However, one of Black Ops Cold War’s “Game Settings update” improvements has inadvertently deleted Zombie camo unlock progress for many.
Posted in the official Call of Duty Zombies subreddit, a video from user noeltorious brought attention to the changes made by the latest game settings update.
The player showed off two different versions of their Marshal Shotgun, one with a standard look, and one that had the Dark Aether camo.
In one loadout, they hovered over all the hardest-to-unlock camos, and they were all locked, despite the challenges underneath showing that the requirement had been fulfilled.
The player then went to a loadout where the Marshal actually had the Dark Aether camo equipped, but despite the camo being applied to the weapon, it still showed up as locked.
One frustrated player stated that: “Nah nah, if this happens I’m going to be so f*cking pissed, all my hard work, so close to Dark Aether, I’m never touching cod again.”
This seems like a pretty big change and glitch in the system that is affecting a lot of Cold War players. We would imagine it’s something that Treyarch will be looking at as soon as they can.
Also, check out the first Cold War Season 6 Zombies map teasers.
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Cold War September 16 update patch notes: Nuketown 12v12, Zombies fixes, more
Treyarch has released another Cold War update, bringing the chaotic Nuketown 12v12 as well as fixing some Zombies issues.
Treyarch has released another update for Black Ops Cold War Season 5, adding Nuketown 12v12 and fixing issues with the Zombies mode.
Black Ops Cold War Season 5 Reloaded continues with the September 16 patch notes. In this update, the devs “turn up the chaos” by adding Nuketown 12v12, which will be available in both Core and Hardcore modes. Gunfight Blueprints also return for those looking for more tactical gameplay.
It also brings Zombies updates with stability “stability fixes related to Trials, joining matches in progress, the Black Chest World Event in Outbreak.” On top of that, they’ve changed the LT53 Kazimir from Rare to Epic to help with recognition.
Cold War Season 6 is on the horizon, and the devs have teased that “more intel on what’s to come at the launch of Season Six” next week.
Cold War September 16 patch notes
- Nuketown 12v12 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)
- Zoo 24/7(Also available in Hardcore)
- Demolition(Also available in Hardcore)
- Gunfight Blueprints
- Face Off 6v6(Also available in Hardcore)
- 12v12 Moshpit(Also available in Hardcore)
- Party Games (now featuring Double Agent)
- Added stability fixes related to joining matches in progress, the Black Chest World Event in Outbreak, zombies using projectiles on vehicles, and Trials.
- Changed the rarity of the LT53 Kazimir from Rare to Epic to assist with item recognition.
- Outbreak (Endless and 3 Region)
- Mauer der Toten
- Firebase Z
- Die Maschine
- Dead Ops Arcade 3
- Dead Ops Arcade 3: First Person
- Onslaught (PlayStation)
- Onslaught Drive-In (PlayStation)
- Onslaught Diminishing Light (PlayStation)
- Onslaught Containment (PlayStation)
For more Call of Duty content, you can check out how to play in Vanguard’s Open Beta, which goes live for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC players this weekend.
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