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Black Ops Cold War alpha glitch lets players carry three or more guns

Published: 19/Sep/2020 21:08

by Theo Salaun


The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Alpha is live for one weekend across PS4 and players have already discovered a glitch that is a particularly pleasant surprise, as it allows them to carry three or more weapons.

Like the Overkill perk in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, players can carry two primary weapons in Black Ops Cold War if they have the Law Breaker wildcard equipped. But it doesn’t stop there, as numbers of people who are trying out this weekend’s Alpha have reported being able to carry three or four guns during their matches.


The experience harkens back to the days of the Mule Kick Perk-a-Cola, which enabled Black Ops players to equip three primary weapons in the Zombies and Cyborg Rising modes across many of the franchise’s titles.

This glitch was brought to the forefront by Call of Duty pro player Justin ‘SiLLY’ Fargo-Palmer, who realized, in a moment of absolute bewilderment, that he had two primary weapons and a secondary to choose from: “I’m very confused … how do I carry three guns? I have three guns, bro, am I faded?” 


In this case, SiLLY found himself blessed with a Type 821, XM4, and Diamatti in his inventory. That’s a lot of bullets to let loose before you need to reload.

But players have reported randomly getting to enjoy even more weapons at their fingertips, as another showed that they were essentially playing with two separate classes (for four guns total) at one point.

Here, Keith ‘Trident’ Pecora is gallivanting around BOCW’s Miami map comfortably switching between an SMG, a sniper, and two pistols. It’s essentially two full classes, neither of which have Law Breaker equipped.



Again, no one has any idea how this happened or what led to this glitch, only that players “somehow have two full classes at the same time.” It’s as bizarre as glitches get, not to mention overpowered.

The bright side is that this popped up in the alpha, which means that the developers have more than plenty of time to sort it out before the beta kicks off in October, followed by the full release of Black Ops Cold War on November 13.

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3 tips to help you crush Black Ops Cold War’s Fireteam: Dirty Bomb mode

Published: 15/Oct/2020 20:52 Updated: 15/Oct/2020 22:17

by Tanner Pierce


During the second weekend of the beta, Black Ops Cold War players got a chance to try out one of the new large-scale modes called Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, and needless to say it’s a bit different from the rest of the game. Here are some tips to put you above the rest.

With Black Ops Cold War, fans have a variety of classic modes to choose from, including Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed, etc. alongside some larger experiences like Combined Arms. That being said, there’s an even bigger mode called Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, which pits 40 players against each other in an attempt to set off radioactive explosives around a large map.


The mode itself is a bit different from the others, clearly taking a bit of inspiration from Warzone with the inclusion of armor, doors, etc., meaning that players of Fireteams: Dirty Bomb might be a bit confused when they drop into the map for the first time. Fret not, however, as there are some things to remember about the mode that just might give you an advantage over everyone else.

Supply boxes can be found around both maps in the Fireteams: Dirty Bomb mode.

Use the supply crates found around the map

In Dirty Bomb, you have to collect Uranium and plant them at bomb sites around the map. Players can pick it up from fallen foes who drop it, but there’s another way to get it that doesn’t require you to get in a firefight.


Scattered around the map are small loot chests, similar to the ones seen in Warzone. Opening these chests will guarantee you a few pieces of Uranium, in addition to extra bonuses like armor plates, kill streaks, and more.

The best part is that there are a ton of these located around the map. If you’re having trouble finding them, all you have to do is listen for the clicking sound that a Geiger Counter would make.

Tons of people seem to be walking right past these chests in game, so finding one that hasn’t been taken shouldn’t be a problem.

When you spawn into the map, quickly find items like killstreaks and armor, they’ll help you out.

Find items and find them fast

While the crates drop Uranium, they also have the possibility of giving out some helpful items as well. Right now, there’s a few things that the crates can wield, and it would definitely behoove you to find them as quick as possible:

  • Armor
  • Armor satchel (allows you to hold more pieces of armor)
  • Self-revive kit
  • RC-XD
  • Counter Spy Plane
  • Sentry Gun

It’s important to find at least a couple of these items as soon as possible as doing so can put you at a serious advantage over everyone else.

Like the Uranium, your character drops all items when you die, so if you get taken out, you’ll have to go find them all over again.

Stick around the bomb sites, as other teams can add Uranium for the bomb and then you can take them out.

Stick to the bomb sites

In the mode, anyone can deposit Uranium at the five sites around the map, but once the bomb is planted, it belongs to your team. Because of this, it’s important to stick around the site that you want to take once you start depositing your materials.

Don’t take them out right away, however, instead, allow them to plant their Uranium and take them out. This means you can have a fully functioning bomb in no time, without any of the work.


Is that evil or dirty (no pun intended)? Maybe, but it’ll allow to detonate the explosive easier and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

Of course, there are other things to remember while playing but if you follow all these tips, you might just be able to win your Fireteams: Dirty Bomb matches with ease.