Following Warzone and Cold War Season 5 Reloaded, ‘The Numbers’ event will arrive, which is expected to continue the mystery of the Red Doors and Numbers Program. Here’s everything we know about the event, including its start date, challenges, and rewards.
Mysterious Red Doors appeared in Verdansk at the launch of Season 4, teleporting players to rooms filled with high-tier loot and Killstreaks. These doors started behaving more erratically in Season 5, bringing players to a mysterious corridor, dropping them from the sky, and even disappearing.
The new season also added mysterious mobile broadcast stations around Verdansk, and now with the Warzone and Cold War The Numbers event live, the community may get some answers regarding the Red Doors and mobile broadcast stations during Season 5 Reloaded.
Here’s when the event will begin, its challenges, and the exclusive rewards you can earn.
What is Warzone Season 5’s The Numbers event?
Warzone Season 5 brought Mobile Broadcast Stations to Verdansk. These were relatively inactive at the start of the season but “seem to be stirring.” They’ll soon begin “amplifying the ‘Dragovich Program’ tapes – A.K.A. the Numbers broadcasts – across the region.”
For this event, players will need to investigate these Broadcast Stations and will earn a pile of rewards for doing so.
Warzone Season 5 The Numbers event start and end date
As part of the Season 5 Reloaded announcement, Call of Duty devs revealed that the event kicked off on September 21 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST and will end on October 5 at 9 PM PT/ 11 PM CT/ 12 PM ET / 5 AM BST (October 6) in Black Ops Cold War.
The Numbers event will conclude in Warzone on October 6 at 9 PM PST/ 11 PM CST/ 12 PM EST / 5 AM BST (October 7)
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Warzone and Cold War The Numbers event challenges
This is a seasonal event. There are nine challenges to complete in both Warzone and Cold War to earn exclusive rewards. Devs revealed that in Warzone, you must activate the Mobile Broadcast Stations, and the more you activate, the more rewards you’ll earn.
Also, as an in-game incentive to visit these Stations, you’ll get “An instant $5,000 Cash bonus in the current match” that you can spend on Loadouts, Killstreaks, or anything else to help you secure the win.
You can find all of the Warzone and Cold War The Numbers event challenges below:
- In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station northwest of the Military Base
- In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station south of the Port
- In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station north of the Airport
- In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station west of the Train Station
- In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station between the Boneyard and Superstore
- In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station east of the Salt Mine
- In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station at the Farmland
- In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station at the Hills
- In Warzone, activate or listen to the Mobile Broadcast station southwest of the TV Station
Black Ops Cold War
- Complete 3 Multiplayer matches on Zoo or earn Objective Milestones in Outbreak Survival
- Win a Multiplayer Demolition match or earn 2 or more Zombies Round or Objective Milestones and Exfil successfully
- Get a total of 50 Eliminations in Multiplayer or Slaughter Medals in Zombies (killed 5 enemies rapidly)
- Get 10 kills with Lethal Equipment in Multiplayer or earn Lethal Equipment multi kill medals in Zombies
- Earn 25000 total Multiplayer Score or Zombies Essence
- Get 3 Multiplayer kills without dying or recover 500 health with food items in a region of Outbreak Survival 3 times
- Get 5 kills with Scorestreaks in Multiplayer or earn Support multi kill medals in Zombies
- Get 5 kills with or assisted by your Field Upgrades in Multiplayer or earn Field Upgrade multi kill Medals in Zombies
- Earn 3 multi kills in Multiplayer or Eliminate Elite enemies in Zombies
Warzone and Cold War The Numbers event rewards
You can find all of the Warzone and Cold War The Numbers event rewards that are now available for players to earn by completing the challenges above below:
Black Ops Cold War
And for completing all nine The Numbers challenges in either Warzone or Cold War, you’ll unlock the Sai melee weapon. This is a dual-wield weapon that “allows for improved agility and fast attacks.”
That’s all we know about Warzone Season 5’s The Numbers event, but stay tuned to Charlie INTEL for all updates.
Also, check out all of the game-changing weapon buffs and nerfs in Warzone Season 5 Reloaded.
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When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?
We have the dates and times for the next CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 5 Double XP event to help you rank up weapons and Battle Passes.
With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone in Season 5, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.
XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 5 has already offered Double XP since it started, allowing players to level up the various aspects of the game faster. It’s now time for another one where players will be able to level up all of the new content at a much faster pace.
How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 5
It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double Weapon XP promotional event will be for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War and will officially start on September 24 and conclude on September 27.
This event will help players earn plenty of extra XP to level up during Season 5 of the popular Call of Duty games.
What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?
Here’s a full list of the Double XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:
- EST – 1:00 PM
- CST – 12:00 PM
- PST – 10:00 AM
- GMT – 5:00 PM
These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, as it naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.
Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard, including its release date, gameplay, and more.
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Best AK-47 loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 5
The AK-47 Assault Rifle is extremely powerful in Cold War Season 5, and these are the attachments and Perks to make the perfect loadout.
As with every Call of Duty game, the AK-47 is a tank of an Assault Rifle with some exciting but manageable recoil. Here is how you can make the best Cold War AK-47 loadout in Season 5.
In a game primarily defined by the strength of its SMGs such as the TEC-9 and LC10, Cold War does boast some quality Assault Rifles with a quick time-to-kill. You’ll need some awesome firepower in Season 5.
The firepower of the AK-47 has never been in question, and it has become even more powerful as the season progress. Following Season 5 Reloaded, the AK remains one of the best choices available, and our AK-47 loadout will see to the choppy recoil and make the gun a great addition to your loadout.
- Best AK-47 loadout attachments for Cold War
- Best Perks to run with the AK-47 in Cold War
- Most recent AK-47 buffs & nerfs in Cold War
- How to unlock the AK-47 in Cold War
- Best alternatives to Cold War’s AK-47
Best AK-47 loadout attachments for Cold War Season 5
- Muzzle: Suppressor
- Barrel: 20″ Liberator
- Underbarrel: Spetsnaz Grip
- Magazine: 40 Rnd
- Handle: GRU Elastic Wrap
Given how potent the AK-47 is on its own in Black Ops Cold War, we think you’ll only need five attachments, so we would recommend selecting Perk Greed as a Wildcard.
The AK-47 has pretty clean iron sights, so you’re safe to leave the irons and add a barrel attachment instead. We recommend the 20″ Liberator for an all-important boost to its bullet velocity. Buffs in Cold War Season 5 also reduced the Suppressors bullet velocity penalty, so it’s well worth using on your AK-47.
One of the biggest things we’re trying to secure for the AK is its accuracy and recoil, and the Spetsnaz Grip is one of the most significant ways to lock it down. The GRU Elastic Wrap offers a healthy boost to ADS to improve its speed and mobility, and the 40 Rnd mag allows us some spare shots.
Best Perks to run with the AK-47 in Cold War Season 5
- Perk 1: Tactical Mask & Flak Jacket
- Perk 2: Assassin & Gearhead
- Perk 3: Ghost & Gung-Ho
With Perk Greed, you have six options to choose. The AK-47 is strong at all distances, especially with the extra bullet velocity the barrel provides.
Tactical Mask will prevent non-lethal equipment from disrupting you, and Flak Jacket provides the usual immunity to explosives – a regular occurrence in Cold War.
Assassin is fantastic for extra points, and Quartermaster lets you use more equipment to stop people sneaking up on you.
Ghost is a universally loved perk that hides you from radar, and Gung-Ho is useful for extra mobility and a quick weapon switching if your ammo runs dry.
Most recent AK-47 buffs & nerfs in Cold War
The AK-47 was last directly buffed back in Season 4 when its Suppressor attachments’ behavior was changed.
- Reduced range penalty on Suppressor muzzle attachment from 15% to 13%.
- Increased range penalty on GRU Suppressor muzzle attachment from 25% to 27%
How to unlock the AK-47 in Cold War
Reach Level 7, and you’ll be using be brandishing this classic weapon in no time at all.
Best alternatives to Cold War’s AK-47
If you feel that the AK-47 isn’t for you, give our LC10 loadout a try to see if mobility and an exhilarating rate of fire are for you. Or, you could use the ever-powerful Krig 6 to dominate enemies over range.
You can check out where the AK-47 ranks amongst the other guns in our Black Ops Cold War Season 5 weapons tier list.
For tips and tricks to dominate your enemy on every Black Ops Cold War multiplayer map, you can check out our guides below.
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Hardcore Cold War Outbreaks Zombie mode: No health regen or minimap
The Numbers Event has welcomed a new twist on Black Ops Cold War’s Outbreak game mode, find out all the changes here.
Black Ops Cold War Outbreak fans have been given a new challenge by Treyarch as the new hardcore variation has arrived in Season 5. The limited-time mode has interesting twists on the regular format, and we have them all here for you.
Here’s everything we know about the new hardcore Outbreak Survival mode in Black Ops Cold War Season 5.
What is Outbreak Zombies hardcore mode in Cold War?
As with normal hardcore variations of standard Call of Duty game modes, the new hardcore Outbreak mode takes away useful resources from the player.
An informative Tweet from the official Treyarch Twitter account revealed all the differences between normal Outbreak and the hardcore variation.
Here are the key points concerning Cold War’s hardcore Outbreak mode:
- Health regen disabled
- Scavenge for food to survive
- Start with a 1911 pistol
- No mini-map, overhead map, or Blueprints
- Survive as long as you can!
The biggest factors now are the lack of any health regeneration and no maps to guide you around the mission areas.
How long is hardcore Outbreak Zombies in Black Ops Cold War for?
It seems like players will need to cram as many games in as they can in the next month as the presence of the hardcore mode won’t last that long.
It’s expected that once The Numbers Event concludes, so will the Outbreak LTM. Meaning, hardcore Outbreak will be leaving on Tuesday, October 5.
Hopefully, you can get as many games in as possible before the game mode leaves Cold War as we approach the game’s, presumably, sixth and final season.
Also, stay caught up on all the latest news and guides for Call of Duty: Vanguard.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
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