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Warzone engine won’t change following Black Ops Cold War integration

First details on Warzone’s engine for Black Ops Cold War confirmed.

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According to Activision’s Art Lead, Call of Duty: Warzone won’t see any changes to its engine when it merges with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

Activision’s Art Lead posted the info on ResetEra, a popular gaming forum, when asked about how the overall game will shift with the integration to the new title.

In the forum, someone commented asking how the engine shift will occur and what impact would it have on the game. Fans have been waiting for news on what to expect, as Modern Warfare’s engine is quite different in how it feels compared to Black Ops Cold War.

The Art Lead ‘ShutterMunster’, who is a verified poster on the forum as “Art Lead @ Activision”, says, “There will not be an engine shift for WZ.”

This means that Warzone will remain on Infinity Ward’s new engine, while Black Ops Cold War MP experience will be on Treyarch’s engine. What this means for next-gen features and support is yet to be announced.

Activision revealed during the company’s investor call on October 29 that Warzone’s integration with Black Ops Cold War will take place in December. December will see Black Ops Cold War’s first season of content as well.

“And starting with first season of in-game content in December, Black Ops Cold War will be integrated into Warzone,” said Activision Blizzard President & Chief Operating Officer Daniel Alegre. “We’ll bring Black Ops Cold War characters and weaponry into the free to play experience, along with substantial new content ensuring that Warzone remains both the terrific experience and a powerful on-ramp for the franchise’s premium content.“

Warzone and Black Ops Cold War will become integrated across progression, Battle Pass, and store content in December, when the game shifts away from Modern Warfare.

In addition, it was revealed that both Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare loadouts and Operators will remain useable in Warzone, even after the shift. Players will be able to pick between Black Ops Cold War and Modern Warfare loadouts when dropping into Warzone in December.

“Now players can of course continue to use their Modern Warfare content in Warzone once Black Ops launches,” said Activision President Rob Kostich. “And as a result, one cool feature players will see is that they’ll be able to choose either their Black Ops loadout or their Modern Warfare loadout in Warzone for their gameplay. And this is just one example of how Warzone’s gonna expand and evolve overtime.”

More information on the game’s feature set to be announced soon. Stay tuned for the latest information on Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches on November 13 with Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies.

Source: ResetEra (via ModernWarzone)

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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.

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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

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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.

This will be a great way to level up the new Season 5 Battle Pass to earn the new TEC-9 SMG and EM2 Assault Rifle weapons and get them ready to use in all of your future Cold War and Warzone battles.

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.

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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 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

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  • 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

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The AK-47 was last directly buffed back in Season 4 when its Suppressor attachments’ behavior was changed.

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  • 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

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The AK-47 hasn’t been added mid-game like the FARA or the monstrous Streetsweeper, so the unlock requirements are easy.

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.

Nuketown ’84 | Crossroads | Raid | The Pines | Moscow | Miami | Cartel | Satellite | Checkmate

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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.

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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.

Treyarch’s support for Outbreak Zombies doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. The game mode has been a huge success, and new areas, objectives, and Easter Eggs are a testament to this.

The Numbers Event has finally landed in Cold War and Warzone, and along with new challenges and content, it’s also surprisingly added a new Outbreak Zombies game mode to test players.

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?

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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.

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