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Best scorestreaks to use in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer

Published: 16/Nov/2020 18:01 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 14:01

by Alex Garton


Black Ops Cold War provides players with a range of scorestreaks to utilize in multiplayer, but it can be difficult to choose which ones will aid you the most within your games. Well, here’s what we think are the best scorestreaks to run in Cold War multiplayer to rack up your kills.

Black Ops Cold War has made some significant changes to scorestreaks, making them a lot easier to earn throughout a game. A player’s scorestreak will no longer reset on death and instead will be accrued over the course of the match. This means objective-based players can now earn high-level scorestreaks without having to rack up multiple kills in a row.

Here’s what we think are the best scorestreaks to run in Cold War multiplayer.

Best scorestreaks in Black Ops Cold War

Spy Plane

The Spy Plane was always going to make an appearance on the list of best scorestreaks in Cold War. It’s a classic that’s been a part of nearly every online Call of Duty game.

In Cold War, the Spy Plane will require 1000 points and gives your team a massive advantage for a short period of time. It’s worth noting that the Spy Plane has a 90-second cooldown so it can’t be utilized over and over again. Of course, it’s nowhere near as exciting as the Cruise Missile or Chopper Gunner, but it’s a scorestreak you can’t afford not to pickup

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The Spy Plane is a great scorestreak as it helps you as well well as your team.

Cruise Missile

The Cruise Missile allows the players to control three synchronized missiles that can be directed at players or an area of the map. This scorestreak will require 2600 points, making it a big step up from the Spy Plane. However, it’s definitely worth running to clear locations and pick up some guaranteed kills. Don’t forget that the best time to use the Cruise Missile is often at the start of a round when players are running together to take an objective.

War Machine

Now we’re getting to the really exciting scorestreaks. The War Machine is a grenade launcher capable of killing players with a single hit. Of course, all this power does come with a hefty requirement of 3500 points, but the scorestreak is definitely worth running if you’re looking to control locations and areas in modes such as domination.

It’s worth noting that kills from the War Machine, unlike other scorestreaks, will count toward your killstreak. This is definitely a scorestreak for players who like to keep their feet on the ground and take on enemies head on — and it’s incredibly powerful to boot.

Chopper Gunner

Another classic scorestreak, if you’ve played any of the classic Call of Duty titles you know how destructive a Chopper Gunner can be. In Cold War, it’s no different and is definitely worth running if you enjoy causing chaos from above. It’s worth keeping in mind the Chopper Gunner requires a massive 6000 score to earn, so don’t expect to be earning one every game.

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The Chopper Gunner is a scorestreak that can take you to the top of the leaderboard in an instant.

VTOL Escort

The VTOL Escort is the second-highest scorestreak in the game, requiring 8500 points to earn in-game. It allows the player to take control of a VTOL jet and rain missiles down on enemies across the map.

For this scorestreak, you’re going to need to have a seriously good game. It’s a goal that you can aim to reach and it’ll feel all the more satisfying when you finally get to pilot the VTOL jet.

That’s our rundown of the best scorestreaks in Black Ops Cold War. Don’t forget to cater your scorestreaks to your own skill level, it may not be a wise decision to run all the high-level scorestreaks when you’re just getting started.

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Best Warzone loot rotations to get more wins

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:17

by Jacob Hale


Warzone has undoubtedly been a monster hit for Activision and the Call of Duty franchise, but even now players are still struggling to find the best loot rotations to maximize their chances of winning.

While Black Ops Cold War might be fresh on the shelves, Warzone is still super popular. Just as many players are dropping into Verdansk as ever before, and major changes Cold War will bring to the game are highly anticipated.

So, if you’re trying to figure out the best places to pick up loot and put yourself in the most advantageous positions for the long game, you’ve come to the right place, as we take into consideration potential zone pulls, best places to offer mobility and more.


Warzone hospital
Hospital is great if you want solid mobility — just make sure to grab that heli!

What you’ll find is that, most of the time, the circle pulls towards one of the four corners of the map, so there are several places for you to consider with this in mind, based on where you expect the zone to go.

Dropping at Hospital places you in the middle of the lower half of the map, with a whole bunch of loot available. The buildings surrounding the main hospital will often be busy due to the sheer amounts of loot available. But you can often find a lot of mobility as well, including a helicopter, when dropping here, setting you up for the long haul.


Warzone stadium open
The Stadium opening up completely changed the game.

Stadium was absolutely hectic when it first opened, but now it’s a much easier place to land, and as always, offers a lot of loot. The best part about Stadium is the chance of finding a keycard to open up the loot bunkers, which will get you more than sufficiently set up for the rest of the game.

Again, due to how central it is on the map, Stadium is great if the circle pulls anywhere towards the east side of the map, but it can also be used to loot up and push into Downtown, which is always a hotspot for players dropping in to the battle royale game.


Warzone prison
Prison is crammed with loot, but could be a game-winning drop if you don’t mind a slower game.

A Prison drop will rarely be the most exciting, except for the opening few minutes which will likely be hectic. That said, the loot on offer is often ideal, and many games see the circle finish around Prison too.

If you think the zone looks to be finishing in Prison, you can work your way through all the floors to amass serious amounts of loot, and if it finishes away from Prison you can easily float into the likes of Farmland and Port, which equally have good loot on offer.


warzone quarry back building
Quarry is popular, but is usually a fairly safe drop, which could be perfect if you want some peace while you loot up.

Quarry is always a busy spot, filled with contracts and, most importantly, loot. Offering good rotation opportunities, it’s easy enough to stock up on everything you need in Quarry before moving out to the likes of Military Base or even as far as Dam, depending on how the zone moves.

Similarly, you can move out to TV Station for a more central position, which in itself is also filled with loot, to maximize your chances of staying ahead of circle rotations.

Train Station

Warzone train station
Train Station has loot in abundance, and could definitely set you up well at the start of the game.

Finally, Train Station is arguably the best place to drop from a pure loot perspective. There’s unprecedented amounts of loot crates, and it feels like it naturally stretches out towards Downtown, Promenade, Boneyard and Hospital, making it easy to rotate out of when the zone moves.

Needless to say, if you drop at Train Station (and make it out alive), you should be more than prepared to take any gunfight and buy whatever you need from the Buy Station.

They’re our top picks for the best loot rotations in Warzone, but ultimately a lot of it comes down to personal preference. That said, these spots will guarantee you some solid loot and a decent amount of cash to use, so it’s worth practicing these drops and rotations.