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Top 5 tips to dominate Miami in Black Ops Cold War

Struggling with the darkness and vastness of the neon? Then soak in our top 5 tips to dominate Miami in Black Ops Cold War.

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Miami is a genuine bone of contention amongst the BOCW faithful due to its dark lighting and openness. But sometimes it’s good to play something for a bit of variety, so to try and find some enjoyment in it, here are 5 tips to own Miami.

Despite being an ideal representation of the 1980s aesthetic of Black Ops Cold War, Miami has faced backlash from lots of the Call of Duty community due to a couple of glaring issues.

Truth be told, the map isn’t THAT bad, and has some redeeming features and likable areas. So we’ll highlight them right now and help you to feel the energy of Treyarch‘s Miami a bit more.

1. The Hotel window

hotel balcony in miami in bocw

This is a great spot to target enemies that dare enter the barren wasteland of Miami’s exposed mid-section. The beauty of the window is that you’re equally as exposed.

It’s a hotspot for camping activity and earning a few hundred points. Plus, it overlooks flag B in Domination. You need to be constantly wary of enemies leading the charge to your hotel room, but a proximity mine should put those fears to bed, and in the grave.

2. Don’t go into the middle of the map

Unless you’re playing a fast-paced objective-based map that requires you to go to everywhere in a short space of time, just don’t do it. People will be scanning everywhere from the map’s prime spots. One building in the middle houses a rather dangerous Hardpoint that naturally attracts everyone to it.

There is too much open space and it will surely bring about your demise.

3. The beach is a good option

beach in miami in bocw

When you spawn and you feel like you’re miles away from the enemy, the instinct is to make your way through the dark alley of uncertainty then leads to Paramour. But guess what, the beach is a viable alternative too.

We find that few people opt for this route and it does provide a lot of cover. With boats, rocks, and decking to disguise your movements.

4. Cover is key

Some of Miami’s negativity arises because of its unapologetic lack of apparent lanes. It’s very open and free. So wherever you go, make sure to seek as much cover as humanly possible. Miami is one map that you don’t want to remain in the spotlight for too long.

5. If you dominate the bar, you can dominate the game

Paramour bar in miami in bocw

Everyone knows this building. It connects three different, crucial spots that allow you to gain an advantage. Once you’re upstairs, you’ll be able to commandeer control of the stairs leading up to it from the alley, you can overlook the downstairs bar area AND people running past outside, plus you can spot one of the spawn points near the hotel.

Some careful management is required here to hold it down for a sustained period of time, but if you can, then the points are yours.

With these tips now buried in your brain, Miami should now be more bearable and you can take advantage of it. So go and enjoy the vibe.

Head to our Black Ops Cold War map guides hub for tips on every map!

Image Credits: Treyarch

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New Firebase Z teasers reveal more information about returning Zombies characters

Treyarch has released more teasers regarding characters featured in the new Black Ops Cold War Zombies map, “Firebase Z”.

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Treyarch have revealed new teasers regarding the upcoming new Black Ops Cold War Zombies map “Firebase Z.”

Today, January 22, 2021, Treyarch has released images detailing three characters in the current Zombies storyline.

One of these characters is a returning fan favorite from the classic Black Ops franchise, and two are brand new.

Doctor William Peck

Doctor William Peck is a man with a genius IQ, and the Program Manager at the Department of Defense, who seems to have attracted the eye of the Soviet Omega group.

According to spies, they believe he could be turned to the Soviet cause if offered the right monetary incentive and career opportunity.

When Firebase Z releases, we’ll be sure to see the fate of Dr. Peck following this message from Dr. Valentina from the Omega group.

Sergei Revenov

Captain Revenov is a disciplined follower of the soviet cause who has worked as a counter-terrorism operator and has served in the Caribbean, Central America, Angola, and Afghanistan. At the request of the Omega group, he was transferred as an operative that they could trust.

Due to his track record of excellence and service, he was the perfect pick for a man to carry out any orders.

Samantha Maxis

Samantha Maxis is an ex BND (German Intelligence Service) operative. Recently, she has acquired stolen Soviet intel about Projekt Endstation, the location of the Die Maschine zombies map.

Currently, the Omega group believes she is working with Requiem and the CIA to expose the inhumane work of the Omega group to the world.

For now, that’s all the intel from today’s drop. You can read more about Firebase Z, including the release date here.

Image Credit: Treyarch/Activision

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Gunfight Tournaments could be headed to Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War’s popular Gunfight mode looks set to be bolstered by the return of intense tournaments to declare the ultimate duo.

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2v2 Gunfight action is about to become even tougher and more meaningful in Black Ops Cold War. One gamer’s CoD glitched and revealed a screen that suggested Gunfight Tournaments are set to return.

Gunfight has been a revelation since its inception in the 2019 Modern Warfare reboot. Focusing on close-quarters combat between two teams of two, Gunfight provides a random loadout that both teams have to utilize to survive.

Each round then boils down to sudden death circumstances and it keeps going – with new loadouts – until one team wins.

Modern Warfare eventually introduced tournaments that you could compete in and progress through to earn lots of XP and bonuses. Thanks to a new BOCW glitch, it seems like the concept will be returning soon.

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Black Ops Cold War Gunfight Tournaments leaked

Some of the glitches seen in Black Ops Cold War as of late have usually been of the detrimental variety, including some horrific hit-registration issues and a thermal scope glitch.

But this new glitch, thankfully, casts a spotlight on something more positive. In the below image, Reddit user theManJ_217 is clearly in the process of finding a new game in BOCW. However, a random action results in a glitchy screen that blends both the matchmaking screen and a previously unseen Gunfight Tournament notice.

The nature of the image is a bit suspect because it is just an image, but it looks convincing nonetheless. It’s a rational idea, anyway, as Gunfight is continually expanding as seen with the recent Gunfight Blueprint playlist that was added.

Given that Gunfight was only added with the launch of BOCW Season 1, it would make sense to not rush all the content out too quickly.

Gunfight tournaments could likely be one of the marquee features of Season 2 and we may even see another variation of the mode in the future.

Image credits: Treyarch

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Warzone devs respond to incorrect Cold War weapon attachment descriptions

Developers have confirmed a fix for Black Ops Cold War weapon attachment descriptions being incorrect in Warzone.

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Several attachments for Black Ops Cold War weapons ported to Warzone don’t match their in-game descriptions. Warzone devs have confirmed that a fix is in the works.

Call of Duty content creators such as JGOD have done extensive testing on all of Warzone’s weapons. They discovered that the MAC-10’s Gallantry blueprint performed vastly better than its regular counterpart and that Black Ops Cold War sniper scopes have no glint.

The broken MAC-10 has now been patched, but there have been serious inconsistencies with the BOCW attachment descriptions. Some have no effect on the weapon, and others do the opposite of what they’re supposed to.

Raven Software has confirmed that they are working on a fix for incorrect attachment descriptions, as well as certain attachments not unlocking.

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Warzone devs to fix incorrect attachment descriptions

On Activision’s official Trello Board, a card reading CW weapon attachments: Certain attachments are not unlocking or working as intended’ was added with the tag ‘under investigation’ on January 21.

The card was added by Alexis Barth, the Communications and Community Manager at Raven Software, confirming they will be handling the patch.

With Warzone featuring a detailed Gunsmith system, you can choose up to five unique attachments that vastly change your weapon’s performance. Each attachment has a different description and stats to match. Meaning you can build your weapon any way you want.

However, many of the attachments for the Black Ops Cold War weapons in Warzone do the opposite of what they’re meant to, with some even having no effect.

For example, the Stoner 63 can be vastly improved by a barrel that supposedly gives extra ‘vehicle damage’ but actually increases bullet velocity. The Striker Grip for the SMGs also grants recoil control when it’s meant to increase melee damage speed.

Most players wouldn’t even think about attachments not performing as they’re meant to, so they could be wasting their valuable slots.

Raven also addressed they are working for a fix on weapon attachments not unlocking.

It may take Warzone devs a while to fix this issue as they have to test every Cold War weapon, so keep an eye on Charlie Intel for the best weapon loadouts, such as our guide for the best AK-74u.

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