‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ gets an update: Everything to know
Activision just released all the details for the mid-season update of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone. The announcement happened Thursday afternoon, and included information about new weapons, maps, modes, and more.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War fans have every right to feel excited right now. There were so many new things revealed during the season 1 update that it all feels like a lot to take in. Thursday’s update was only half of what fans can expect. More is on its way for the February 4th update. Some details about that update were also announced on Thursday.
In a blog post by the developer, we learned about all the new contents coming to the game. Here’s a rundown of all the important updates to be aware of.
The new Disavowed Assassin bundle for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War & Warzone contains five items, including three legendary items. These items are a katana-like melee weapon blueprint, new operator skin, a new finishing move called “Dangerous Approach”, an epic emblem, and a calling card. The bundle became available on January 14th.
But the new items don’t stop there. Later this week another bundle will drop. It’s called the Tracer Pack Indigo bundle. Firstly, it will contain two legendary blueprints. The blueprints are the “Great Pacific” assault rifle and the “Turbo Powered” SMG. Both of them fire indigo tracer rounds.
Other items in the upcoming bundle will be another new emblem, a sticker, a charm, and a calling card. The Tracer Pack Indigo bundle can be bought in the game’s store starting January 17th.
Another new addition to the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War update is the Sanatorium map. This new multiplayer map is a hilly area where players can discover the secrets of Project Golova. In this map, players can use land, sea, and air vehicles to fight enemies. The game’s developer described the map as a “massive new arena” and a “sprawling new map.”
There is also another new map available for the game’s Onslaught mode, which is only for PlayStation users. The Onslaught mode map is called “Raid”, and it was also released today. The Raid map brings players into a Los Angeles mansion setting that’s filled with zombies.
More announcements for future content was also announced. On Feb. 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players can get another additional map. This one will be called “Express,” and it’s a map from Black Ops II. The map has two trains going around a transportation hub.
Onslaught is one of the modes players can experience, and now the game has a new one. Dropkick mode was added to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War today. It’s described as a “frantic game of nuclear hot potato.” In Dropkick mode, two teams fight over a briefcase containing nuclear codes.
A winner is determined in Dropkick mode when one of the teams reaches 200 points.
“Cranked” is a new game mode available for those who own Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. In this mode, while players fight zombies, a clock keeps ticking. Players have to make sure they kill at least one zombie within a specific timeframe. The game’s Zombies Free Access Week goes until January 21st, meaning the entirety of the game’s Zombie mode & features will be free for anyone to try.
The second half of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War update on February 4th will bring more zombie content. It will be a new zombie map called “Firebase Z”. According to game company Treyarch, the new map is the next part of the Zombies storyline.