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Warzone Ural Mountains: New Warzone map rumors & release date

There have been many rumors that Ural Mountains will be the next Warzone map, so here’s what we know about this new location.



Fireteam: Dirty Bomb in Black Ops Cold War.

With Zombies running rampant over Verdansk in Season 2, rumors continue to suggest Warzone will head to Black Ops Cold War’s Ural Mountains in the future. Here’s everything we know about the possible new Warzone map.

Warzone has undoubtedly become one of the most popular Call of Duty titles ever, so it’s no surprise that players are always eager for new content to come to the game.

Warzone has passed its one-year anniversary, so players are eagerly looking forward to what’s in-store in the next season. Many now declare they are bored with Verdansk, and Rebirth Island was more of a spin-off than the full CoD Battle Royale experience.

Players driving vehicles in Black Ops Cold War's Fireteam: Dirty Bomb.

Rebirth Island isn’t for everyone, and many are still calling for a new map to be added to play battle royale besides Verdansk, with it all but confirmed that the Ural Mountain from Black Ops Cold War will fill that space.

Ural Mountains

The strongest rumors regarding a new Warzone map all revolve around Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam: Dirty Bomb and Zombies’ Outbreak mode.

Player fighting zombies in BOCW Outbreak

Currently, there are three maps for this 40-player mode named Alpine, Sanatorium, and Ruka, which are all set in Russia’s Ural Mountains. Season 2’s Outbreak has also given us access to one more Ural Mountains location, Gololva. What makes players believe these could be used in Warzone is the fact that in the game’s code, their names start with the letters “wz.”

With the maps already bigger than regular 6v6 maps, it would make sense to bring them together to create a larger map for Warzone, while Fireteam already uses a lot of Warzone‘s mechanics anyway. Verdansk first arrived as playable locations in Ground War, Modern Warfare’s large-scale multiplayer mode.

Verdansk being nuked

With Black Ops Cold War x Warzone Season 2, Zombies arrived in Verdansk on the ship that crashed onto the shore between Port and Prison. This infection has begun to spread, with Zombies now overrunning Prison. It’s expected that Zombies will continue to spread across Verdansk until the whole area is infested with the undead.

Player fighting zombies in CoD Warzone

But what does that all mean for the Ural Mountains?

Audio files for an upcoming Warzone game mode called “Plague” were leaked. Through the announcer comms, we could hear Zombies had in fact overrun Verdansk and players were tasked with taking it back. This event, or mode, ends with Verdansk being nuked.

It’s expected that after Verdansk is wiped off the face of the earth, players will head to the Ural Mountains to continue the battle royale action.

Ural Mountains release date

Many players expected the end of Verdansk to coincide with Warzone’s one-year anniversary on March 10. By the anniversary, Zombies had not yet overrun Verdansk but it doesn’t look to be far away.

Golova map Black Ops Cold War

It was leaked that this massive event to destroy Verdansk would occur on March 11, but we now know that to be false. However, as Zombies continue to infest areas of the map, nuking of Verdansk appears to be approaching fast.

Although there are new rumors the Ural Mountains will arrive in April, there’s of course no official word for when the new map will arrive. It’s very likely that it will arrive either during Warzone Season 2 or launch with Season 3, though.

1980s revamp leaked for Warzone Season 3

A new clip was leaked that gave us our first look at the next evolution of Verdansk. This was a celebrity commercial that showcased the map getting a 1980s makeover.

Locations like Stadium, Dam, Airport, and Downtown were prominently featured in the leaked clip, and they had various changes to help them suit the new aesthetic. Activision then had the commercial taken down from all areas online.

Verdansk will get a 1980s makeover in Warzozne Season 3

This leaks makes the arrival of the Ural Mountains less likely to happen soon, but we might still see them added to the game at a later point. It’s unlikely that Verdansk will still be playable when they do arrive.

Some battle royales like PUBG have a rotation of maps that players can choose from, while others like Fortnite prefer to keep play to just one island.

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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 6 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 6, 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 6 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 6

playing using grappling hook in cold war zombies

It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP promotional event will be for Warzone and Black Ops Cold War and will officially start on October 22 and end on October 15 with a second Double XP Weekend taking place between October 29 and November 1.

This event will help players earn plenty of extra XP to level up during Warzone Season 6 and Black Ops Cold War Season 6.

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 6 Battle Pass to earn the new Grav Assault Rifle and .410 Ironhide Shotgun 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 LAPA loadout for CoD: Cold War Season 6

The LAPA is the final SMG to arrive in Black Ops Cold War and the here’s how to make the best Season 6 loadout with attachments and Perks.



lapa smg in cold war

The LAPA SMG has been added in Cold War Season 6 and looks to send Treyarch’s shooter off in style. So to celebrate it, here’s the best LAPA loadout you can put together, attachments, and Perks, and all.

Alongside the LAPA SMG, the .410 Ironside, Grav, and Battle Axe help to make up the final batch of weapons for Black Ops Cold War in Season 6.

To make the LAPA SMG a beast to match up with the likes of the TEC-9 and LC10, we’ve got the perfect attachments and Perks you should be running in Cold War Season 6.

Best Cold War LAPA loadout attachments

lapa smg on its side in cold war
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 10.2″ Ranger
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Magazine: Vandal Speed Loader

To make a great LAPA SMG loadout, we begin with a simple Microflex LED optic to improve its visual cleanliness.

The Agency Suppressor is a tried and trusted attachment that emphasizes vertical recoil reduction and aids concealment. Whereas the 10.2″ Ranger barrel provides some very welcome range and bullet velocity.

To round this loadout off, we’ve opted for the ever-popular Field Agent Grip for a massive recoil boost and the Vandal Speed Loader sacrifices a tiny bit of ADS speed for more starting ammo and greatly reduced reload speeds.

Best Perks to run with the LAPA in Cold War Season 6

cold war ghost perk
  • Perk 1: Flak Jacket / Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Scavenger / Assassin
  • Perk 3: Ghost / Ninja

You only need five attachments for the LAPA SMG in Cold War, meaning Perk Greed can be selected to allow an extra Perk in each slot.

Flak Jacket is immensely useful for overcoming the large number of explosives and Scorestreaks you’ll face in each match of Cold War. Whereas the Tactical Mask is vital to surviving the large number of Gas Mines that will also be placed.

With the LAPA being an SMG, there’s always the chance you’ll munch your way through clips of ammo, so Scavenger will keep your ammo count healthy. Assassin is a nice way of earning bonus points during games and will help you to earn some of the game’s higher Scorestreaks.

Our last two Perks are Ghost, which will hide you from Spy Planes, and Ninja will allow you to run more quietly, freeing you up in a way.

How to unlock the LAPA in Cold War Season 6

lapa smg in black ops cold war

The LAPA is available to players that successfully complete all 9 challenges for The Haunting event, on either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone.

Follow our guide on how to complete The Haunting challenges to unlock LAPA SMG to add this powerful weapon to your inventory.

Best alternatives to the LAPA in Cold War Season 6

If you’re not interested in the LAPA then don’t worry, maybe try out a punishing Assault Rifle like the Krig 6 or XM4 to make light work of your opponents.

And that’s everything you need to build the best LAPA loadout in Black Ops Cold War Season 6! You can also check out our weapons tier list for the best gun overall.

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How to open Scare Packages in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer & Zombies

One of The Haunting challenges players with opening a Scare Package in Black Ops Cold War, here’s how to do it in multiplayer and Zombies.



The Haunting COD Zombies with pumpkins on their heads

Scare Packages have dropped into Black Ops Cold War’s The Haunting event, and players are tasked with opening one of these spooky supply drops for a challenge. Here’s where you can find them in Cold War multiplayer and Zombies.

The Haunting event is in full swing in Black Ops Cold War, with plenty of spooky content for Halloween fanatics to dive into.

Among the new skins and maps is a host of creepy challenges to be completed, one of which asks players to open an aptly named Scare Package in multiplayer or Zombies.

Here’s our guide to completing this challenge in both modes.

How to open Scare Packages in multiplayer

Scare Package and Care Package BOCW comparison

Scare Packages come as reskinned versions of the normal Care Packages called in as a Scorestreak. You’ll be able to them apart thanks to their orange color and the Halloweeny music that plays when the helicopters drop it off.

Coming across Scare Packages in multiplayer is probably the trickier method of the two because devs have made it a game of chance.

The problem is that not every Care Package comes as a Scare Package, so you will have to keep getting scorestreaks to have a chance of one dropping.

There’s also the issue that other players could swoop in and steal your Scare Package after it lands, so make sure you’re in a safe space when you call it in.

How to open Scare Packages on Zombies

Scare Package in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

To open a Scare Package in Zombies, instead of players calling them in they will spawn in a random location on the map every five rounds.

It’s far more straightforward here because you don’t have to compete with other players but just a hoard of AI Zombies.

Unfortunately, they won’t show up on your mini-map, but thanks to their bright color you shouldn’t have too much trouble tracking them down.

We recommend saving one Zombie at the end of the round so you can freely explore the map without worrying about being eaten alive.

Warzone and Black Ops Cold War The Haunting event challenges rewards

That was our guide on how to open Scare Packages in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer and Zombies.

For more on Black Ops Cold War, check out how to complete the Forsaken Zombies Perkaholic easter egg, and how to unlock the Ghost of War Ultra Skin.

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