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Best perks to use in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer

Published: 16/Nov/2020 13:54

by Andrew Highton

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Perks are one of the many ways in which players can customize their load-outs to their heart’s content. Some are alright, some are must-have. Focusing on the latter, here are the absolute best perks in Black Ops Cold War.

Every CoD’s nuances are what makes each game feel unique and different from the last. Multiplayer is more than just point, aim, and fire. Your perks and various other abilities and accessories are what completes your setup.

As with every year, the right perks are critical to ensuring your best chance of success. So we’re going to try and point you in the direction to see if we can maximize your kills-per-game.

Best perks you should equip

What’s the point of being an A1, tip-top, marksman extraordinaire if your perks are meaningless tag-alongs?

Make the most out of them, that’s why they’re there after all. So we’ll run through all 15 of the perks that CoD: Black Ops Cold War has to offer and single out the best ones for you.

Paranoia

paranoia perk in bocw
Treyarch
Paranoia is great for keeping you on your toes.

Description: Hear an alert when an enemy aims at you. Your vision pulses if the enemy is outside of your view.

Any perk that gives you some alert that you’ve been seen is always useful. With Paranoia equipped, an audio cue will generate, basically informing you that your position has been compromised. It’s admittedly not quite as useful if you run around the map like a headless chicken. But it’s still a great perk and is so beneficial in more tactical modes.

Gear Head

gear head perk in bocw
Treyarch
Worth it for those regular Proximity Mines.

Description: Reduce Field Upgrade cool down. Store up to two Field Upgrade charges.

The importance of field upgrades can be quite understated sometimes. When you’ve got beauties like the Proximity Mine and the SAM Turret, having regular access to these devices is essential.

Direct competition with Quartermaster, Gear Head just prevails because of its ability to store more of these invaluable pieces of equipment.

Gung-Ho

gung ho perk in bocw
Treyarch
A foregone conclusion if you like balls-to-the-wall, high-octane action.

Description: Fire your weapon and use Equipment while sprinting. Move at full speed when reloading. Switch weapons faster. Take less damage from falling. Fire more accurately when sliding.

Does what it says on the tin. This may be a bit more specialist in terms of the role it carries out, but Gung-Ho is the top pick for the people that can’t stop running like they’re Jason Statham in Crank.

Firing on the move, firing whilst sliding, quick weapon switching, etc. Everything is about going a million miles an hour, if you’re a cautious sniper, maybe this isn’t the one for you.

Ghost

ghost perk in bocw
Treyarch
No. More. Spy Planes!

Description: Undetectable by enemy Spy Planes whenever you are moving, planting or defusing bombs, or controlling scorestreaks.

This narrowly edges out Cold-Blooded because of the incessant frequency of Spy Planes. There’s nothing more jarring than merrily galloping around the map, only to hear that a Spy Plane is airborne.

Ghost puts to bed any fears of your position being discovered by the enemy and it’s very liberating.

Ninja

ninja perk in bocw
Treyarch
Silence is golden.

Description: Sprint more quietly. Resistant to Field Medic when sprinting. Speak only when necessary.

Yes, we’ve cheated a bit by having three from Perk 3, but it has the best ones, plus you can always select more by using the Perk Greed wildcard. Ninja makes its usual appearance in CoD multiplayer as it’s immensely useful.

In the same way that Gung-Ho favors speed, Ninja also benefits from speed. Additionally, it’s a perfect companion for stealth too. Simply must-have.


For more news and guides on Treyarch’s CoD: Black Ops Cold War, check out our Call of Duty hub for all the latest information and help!

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Warzone Season 2 update LIVE: Latest news, reactions & tips

Published: 25/Feb/2021 22:40 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 22:55

by David Purcell

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Activision’s integration of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War brought a load of new content to the game in Season 1, and next up is the Warzone Season 2 update. The massive patch introduced a huge overhaul to content, including new weapons, map changes, and more. 

On launch day, we will be keeping you on top of all the live updates as they happen for all things Warzone. In the live blog below, we’ll be posting everything you need to be equipped properly for battle, including guides, news, leaks and reactions from streamers and fans.

Warzone Season 2 essentials

Warzone Season 2 Launch day live blog


Agency Suppressor and Silencer nerfs to be reverted

February 25, 9:30pm GMT

One of the new changes that CoD fans were not fond of in the new update? A secret nerf to the Agency Suppressor and other silencers. Back when BOCW integrated, the suppressor was buffed so that it helped bullet velocity and was therefore comparable to the Monolithic Suppressor. That was then nerfed in Season 2.

To the satisfaction of virtually all players, those secret nerfs are going to be reverted. As Raven Software confirmed within a day of the update, Cold War suppressors will soon be, once again, buffed so that they are more viable at range.


How to get Yellow Access Cards

February 25, 8:00pm GMT

New locations and new silos may have nothing on the newest loot box, which can only be found on the new Ship POI. After you kill enough zombies, you can get a Yellow Access Card which can then be used to unlock a humming, glowing chest.

For more information on how to secure a Yellow Access Card and earn some of that sweet, exclusive loot — check out our full guide.


How to unlock LC-10 & FARA 83

February 25, 4:56pm GMT
We’ve posted two guides now on how to unlock the new Season 2 weapons, in both Multiplayer for Black Ops Cold War, and for Warzone. Here’s the one for the LC-10 and the other for the FARA 83. 

The good news is that they are fairly simple to get, as you grind through the Battle Pass. Speaking of which, check out the last post…


Warzone Season 2 Battle Pass rewards

February 25, 3:56pm GMT
While we have a comprehensive guide on the Season 2 Battle Pass, our Call of Duty lead writer Albert Petrosyan has also posted a short clip running through the rewards for each tier – seen below. There’s plenty to get through this time, no doubt about it!


Gas damage change

February 25, 3:42pm GMT
Here’s an interesting change that you might have missed in the patch notes. The gas that takes over the Warzone maps will potentially deal more damage this season, depending on how you play. The notes state: “Players that are continually in the gas will suffer more damage over time.”

It will be interesting to see how that’s received with the community.


Warzone Outbreak event

February 25, 2:50pm GMT
Season 2 kicks off with a new Zombies event called Outbreak, bringing a whole load of new rewards to Call of Duty. Below you can see some of the rewards, though we do have a full list here – courtesy of Brad Norton, one of our CoD writers.

Warzone Outbreak Event
Activision
There’s plenty on offer throughout The Outbreak Event.

How to get Vulture Exo Reactive Blueprint

February 25, 1:40pm GMT
One of the best looking blueprints Warzone has seen is available at Level 95 in the Season 2 Battle Pass. It’s called Vulture Exo Reactive and it looks… Crazy.


Best LC-10 Warzone class

February 25, 12:58pm GMT
One of the new weapons, the LC-10, is a submachine gun that can tear through your opponents with ease. Especially if you have our recommended class built out!

LC10
Activision / Treyarch
The LC-10 was added in the Season 2 update of Warzone.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 13.9” Task Force
  • Stock: Raider Stock
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: STANAG 55 Rnd

Here’s our LC-10 Warzone loadout guide, courtesy of James Busby. Inside is more details, including best perks, equipment and tips.

We also have an LC-10 class guide for Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, written by Jacob Hale.


FaZe Swagg Twitch milestone

February 25, 12:34pm GMT
Shoutout to Faze Swagg for an incredible Warzone Season 2 livestream on Day 1, where he topped his personal best for peak viewers. Seen below in his tweet, 96,000 people were watching him play Call of Duty at one point. Very well done, sir!


Have your say #WarzoneSeason2

February 25, 12:28pm GMT
There’s so many opinions out there in the community. What’s the best thing about the latest Warzone update – or maybe the worst? You can join the debate by tweeting with #WarzoneSeason2! We’ll feature some of the best comments below.

It looks like some players will need to abandon ship, as most of the lobby is headed right for the Tanker Ship POI.

It looks like glitches are still very much a thing, sadly.


Best FARA 83 Warzone loadout

February 25, 11:30am GMT
Looking to give the FARA 83 a go in Warzone? Here’s the best loadout to try out when you jump in.

Black Ops Cold War FARA 83 gameplay
Activision
The FARA 83 has been added in Warzone Season 2.

Attachments

  • Muzzle: Agency Suppressor
  • Barrel: 15.5” Contour
  • Optic: Axial Arms 3x
  • Underbarrel: Field Agent Grip
  • Ammunition: Salvo 60 Rnd Fast Mag

Perks

  • Perk 1: EOD
  • Perk 2: Overkill
  • Perk 3: Amped

Equipment

  • Lethal: Semtex
  • Tactical: Heartbeat Sensor

You can also read our full Warzone loadout guide here, from James Busby. Not only that, Jacob Hale has picked out a best class for Black Ops Cold War multiplayer as well – check it out. 


Warzone Silo locations

February 25, 11:15am GMT
A number of new Weapon Silos have appeared as part of those map changes. We have found each of them, seen below.

Warzone silo locations
Activision
Here’s where you can find the Warzone weapon silos on Verdansk.

Season 2 map changes

February 25, 10:45am GMT
Warzone’s S2 update has introduced a number of new features, but one of the most exciting will be the map changes introduced by Raven Software. The developers have added a new Shipwreck POI, Weapon Silos, and more.

Tanker ship POI in Warzone Season 2.
Activision
New cargo tanker ship POI coming to Warzone in Season 2!

For a full breakdown, check out our full guide from Albert Petrosyan.


First look at new weapons!

February 25, 10:32am GMT
As we mentioned, two new weapons are available in the Season 2 update! These can be seen below – tweeted from our @DexertoIntel account.


Patch notes

February 25, 10:29am GMT
Finally, a new major patch has been released in Warzone – and things have certainly been shaken up!

Notable changes include the following:

  • Ship POI added
  • New weapons: FARA 83 & LC-10
  • New Warzone modes: Rebirth Island Resurgence Extreme & Exfiltration
  • Zombies Outbreak challenge
  • Double XP weekend starting Feb 26

If you’re looking for a quick summary of everything that’s changed for the new Season 2 update, check out the full patch notes here.