Black Ops Cold War Feb 26 update: Ray Gun, MP fixes, full patch notes - Dexerto
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Black Ops Cold War Feb 26 update: Ray Gun, MP fixes, full patch notes

Published: 26/Feb/2021 20:01 Updated: 26/Feb/2021 20:21

by Theo Salaun

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A new, February 26 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War update launches 2XP Weekend, fixes a variety of issues across the Multiplayer and Outbreak modes and makes a slight change to the iconic Ray Gun.

Just days after Black Ops Cold War: Season 2 debuted across Cold War and Warzone, Treyarch have dropped a new update gifting the community a double-XP weekend and making some fixes to their multiplayer offerings. 

Centered predominantly on League Play and the new Zombies Outbreak mode, the developers also honed in on, and fixed, a few weird issues on the game’s Raid and Checkmate maps. And, speaking of weirdness, they also brought back a Prop Hunt playlist.

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Overall, the update should make the experience smoother for players who are invested in League Play and Outbreak, while also bringing on some other adjustments that help users across the board.

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The new patch brings a chance for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players to level up their guns more quickly, but also an opportunity to address some bugs. On Raid, there was a notable unintended spot near the basketball court where someone could shoot enemies, but not get shot back. That has been addressed.

Overall, though, most of the update’s changes address quality-of-life issues with Outbreak and League Play, while also offering one universal performance fix for framerate issues. The full patch notes can be seen below.

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Feb 26 Patch Notes

GLOBAL

Events

  • 2XP + 2WXP Weekend
  • Double XP and Double Weapon XP now live in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone through 10AM PT Monday, March 1st. 

Performance

  • Addressed framerate performance issues on all platforms since Season Two launch.

MULTIPLAYER

Maps

  • Raid
  • Addressed an issue that allowed players to stand outside of the intended play space outside of the basketball court.
  • Checkmate
  • Addressed an issue that allowed players to capture the P3 Hardpoint zone outside of the boundary.

Modes

  • Prop Hunt
  • Added Prop Hunt to Featured Playlists (Feb. 25).
  • Added Apocalypse to Prop Hunt map pool.

After Action Report

  • Addressed an issue where both teams would display the same score in the After Action Report. 

LEAGUE PLAY

Menus/Lobby

  • Added the Outbreak Event tab to League Play.
  • Added the Challenges tab to League Play.
  • Re-enabled the Calling Cards tab in the Player Identity list in League Play.
  • Addressed an issue where Tokens could not be redeemed from the League Play lobby. 

UI

  • Addressed an issue with the Rank 1 emblem being present in multiple locations before a player had completed Placement Matches.

ZOMBIES

Outbreak

  • Stability
  • Addressed stability issues related to Objectives, Hellhounds, Plaguehounds, Trials Machine, and Dragon Relic.
  • Added various crash fixes.
  • Progresssion
  • Addressed an issue that was resulting in lower-than-intended Outbreak Match bonus XP totals.
  • Gameplay
  • Addressed various enemy pathing issues.
  • Addressed an issue that caused a loss of functionality for the parachute after going down from a fall.
  • Field Upgrades
  • Addressed an issue where the Aether Shroud Field Upgrade could lose its initial full charge during the Retrieve Objective.
  • Support
  • Closed an exploit that allowed the Death Machine to be used indefinitely.
  • UI
  • Addressed a UI error that would appear when pinging the Trials Computer.

Weapons

  • Ray Gun
  • Added a cap to the amount of splash damage the Ray Gun and other weapons can inflict on the player.