Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War will bring new content and a huge change to Call of Duty: Warzone.
Season 1 is fast approaching for Black Ops: Cold War and Warzone, due to release on December 10th, 2020.
This will be a huge update for both titles and finally bridge the two games together for player progression. It will also be the first time Warzone will transition from one Call of Duty to another, which will be a crucial moment in Activision’s plan to make Warzone a feature to accompany every future Call of Duty game.
Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming season.
In a nutshell, cross-progression is coming to Modern Warfare, Warzone & Black Ops Cold War. No matter which Call of Duty experience you choose to play, you will still be ranking up weapons across Warzone and Cold War.
When the update drops on December 10th, expect some Black Ops Cold War weapons to be available in Warzone and the gunsmith for use. The new battle pass also has shared progression between the titles, so the weapons in Black Ops Cold War’s battle pass will also be in Warzone.
Level-up weapons and core progression level across multiple Call of Duty experiences come season one.
If you’d like to know more about this system, we have a full breakdown in this article: Black Ops Cold War Prestige System: Seasonal, Master Ranks
Coming to the game will also be brand new multiplayer maps, game modes, weapons, and a new warzone experience.
- Maps – Currently, all we know is that Nuketown (pictured below) will be coming on November 24th. More maps will be dropping for multiplayer at Season 1’s launch.
- Gamemodes – 2v2 gunfight will be making a return from Modern Warfare for its first appearance in the Black Ops universe. There will also be brand new zombie modes.
- Classified Warzone Experience – It is rumored that this experience will be the return of the Alcatraz island blackout map, however, it will be Cold War/Soviet themed.
- Additional game modes for core multiplayer.
The Call of Duty store will be fully-functional with new bundles when Season 1 drops. Packs obtained from the store will have disclaimers on them, clearly stating if you can use your cosmetics in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
All unlockable items in the Battle Pass will be available for use in both games, however, the in-game store may be different in terms of game availability, depending on the pack you purchase.
Your COD points will carry between all games, but not across platforms. If you’re switching from console to PC, or from Xbox to PlayStation, remember to spend your COD points before you make the switch. They are platform-locked.
This update will be one of the largest ever brought to Call of Duty, with major changes across Warzone, Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War. All players, regardless of which game they prefer, will benefit from the new season.
Cold War Season 3 patch update: New maps, weapon balancing & more
Everything you need to know about Black Ops Cold War’s Season 3 update.
Treyarch is releasing the latest patch update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on April 20 at 9PM PT on all platforms.
This new patch update, version 1.16, includes the Season 3 content, with Season 3 officially starting on April 21 at 9PM PT / April 22 at 12AM ET / 5AM UK / 6AM CEST.
The update includes early access to just some of the Season 3 content until the full season begins.
Black Ops Cold War Season 3 will include 2 new MP maps, new Zombies Outbreak location, new Operators, new Battle Pass, and more content to come.
Cold War Update Size
- PlayStation 5: 12.3 GB
- PlayStation 4: 8.1 GB
- Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S: 11.6 GB
- Xbox One: 8.3 GB
- PC: 13.1 GB
Treyarch says the full patch notes for the new update will arrive on April 21, but have given a high level overview of what’s included in the patch.
This post will be updated with the full patch notes once available.
Cold War Season 3 Patch Overview
- New lobby theme
- Strafe Run Scorestreak
- Cargo Truck
- New weapon tuning
- All LMGs
- All shotguns (including the Streetsweeper)
- FFAR 1 • Krig 6 • Assault rifle Barrel attachments
- SMG sprint speed
- League Play Combat Record
- Increased XP in Zombies
- Expanded Outbreak objectives
- Split-screen updates
- Operator Randomizer feature + more
Check back here on April 21 for the full patch notes on the update.
What is the “Hunt for Adler” event in Cold War & Warzone Season 3?
An exciting new event is set to take place in Cold War & Warzone Season 3, but what exactly is “Hunt for Adler,” and what can you earn?
Amongst all the new content announced for Cold War & Warzone Season 3, a mysterious event has also crept under the radar. “Hunt for Adler” promises rewards and even an Operator skin, and here are all the details.
Russell Adler has been the star of Black Ops Cold War since the game’s launch in November 2019. His scarred face, black shades, and glorious hair have made him one of the most memorable Call of Duty characters in years – he even got an exclusive skin in Season 2.
His story in Cold War has seen him come face-to-face with an evil foe called Stitch, and during Season 2 he was captured. Now, Season 3’s lore tasks players with finding him, and Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players now have to “Hunt for Adler.”
But what exactly is Call of Duty’s Season 3 special limited-time event?
When does Hunt for Adler start in Cold War & Warzone Season 3?
According to the official event description on the Season 3 briefing website, Hunt for Adler will commence “with the launch of Season Three.”
It makes sense given the urgency of the season’s story. Meaning players will be able to start working towards the event’s goals as soon as the opening-day ribbon is metaphorically cut.
How to complete Hunt for Adler in Cold War & Warzone Season 3
Details on Hunt for Adler are rather limited at the moment with complete information to be available when Season 3 launches.
What we do know already is that there will be “unique in-game challenges in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone to learn of Adler’s whereabouts.”
The description is clear in that to earn the special Adler skin, you only need to complete the full set of challenges for either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone, not both.
To reiterate, we have no idea what the challenges are just yet, but when Season 3 launches, we’ll be sure to update this page.
What rewards can you earn for completing Hunt for Adler in Season 3?
For taking part in this limited-time event, CoD players can expect to receive a whole host of cool goodies for their efforts.
Completing challenges will earn players the following:
- Weapon Charms
- Calling Cards
- New Operator skin
- And more…
The challenges will more than likely coincide with your natural gameplay, meaning that you shouldn’t have to go too far out of your way to earn the event rewards.
Image credits: Treyarch
What is Cold War’s Multi-Team Elimination? New battle royale mode explained
Black Ops Cold War is confirmed to be receiving its own battle royale mode in Season 3, so here’s how Multi-Team Elimination works.
Call of Duty fans will be treated to a new battle royale experience in Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam maps, with ‘Multi-Team Elimination’ dropping in Season 3.
Black Ops Cold War Season 3 has been unveiled. Following Warzone’s live event, a ton of content will be coming to the game, such as new maps, the classic PPSH, and Captain Price’s arrival as a Cold War Operator.
These new weapons and Operators will also be available in Warzone, but Black Ops Cold War is set to get a battle royale mode of its own in Season 3.
Here’s everything you need to know about Cold War’s Multi-Team Elimination mode.
What is Cold War Season 3’s Multi-Team Elimination?
In the Black Ops Cold War Season 3 announcement, Call of Duty revealed that a new game mode, Multi-Team Elimination, would be coming to the game. This is essentially a mini battle royale played on Cold War’s Fireteam maps in the Ural Mountains.
Developers described how “multiple teams of four will fight to survive ever-expanding radiation zones.” Keeping with the nature of a battle royale game, “Redeploys will be limited and loadouts will be restricted, so teams will need to scavenge for weapons, Scorestreaks, Armor, Redeploy Tickets, and more.”
You have to be “the last team standing or the first squad to board the exfil chopper in the final safe zone to achieve victory.”
How is Multi-Team Elimination different from Warzone?
Multi-Team Elimination sounds a lot like Warzone, except it will be more similar to Blackout, as it’s played on the Black Ops engine. Movement and weapon mechanics will remain exactly as it is in Cold War, so you won’t get that jarring feeling as you switch between the games.
Rather than Warzone being played exclusively on Verdansk and Rebirth Island, it appears that Multi-Team Elimination will be played on the different Fireteam maps, such as Sanatorium, Ruka, and Golova. It’s unclear if the maps will be combined to create the Ural Mountains map leaked to have been designed for a scrapped Blackout 2.0.
Also, rather than the vast array of weapons in Warzone, Multi-Team Elimination will be exclusive to Black Ops Cold War and its own weapons.
And it appears the way you win Multi-Team Elimination differs from Warzone. From the developers’ description, it appears you can win the game by being the first squad to board the exfil chopper in the final safe zone. If you’re a fan of ninja defuses in Search and Destroy, you’ll likely enjoy sneaking onto the chopper and leaving the last teams to perish to the radiation.
When does CoD: Cold War’s Multi-Team Elimination launch?
Call of Duty devs has revealed that Multi-Team Elimination will launch later in Season 3. The most likely time for its arrival is ‘Season 3 Reloaded’ which will take occur roughly halfway through the season.
There is plenty of content releasing over the course of Season 3, including the Multi-Team Duga map which premieres with Outbreak at the Season’s launch.
That’s everything you need to know about Cold War’s mini battle royale launching in Season 3! You can also check out the six new weapons that have been confirmed for Season 3.
Image Credit: Activision / Treyarch
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