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Black Ops Cold War makes major changes to create-a-class & scorestreaks

Published: 9/Sep/2020 18:15 Updated: 9/Sep/2020 18:42

by Calum Patterson


The loadout and Scorestreak system in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is undergoing a major revamp, with a mix of new and old systems creating something totally new.

Black Ops Cold War is Treyarch’s latest entry in the CoD franchise, and they have to follow up to Infinity Ward’s incredibly successful Modern Warfare.

Treyarch have often been praised for their innovation of game systems, pioneering the pick-10 class system which returns in the new game – sort of.

Cod Cold War campaign
Create-a-class has been revamped for Black Ops Cold War.

Create-a-class/Loadouts in Black Ops Cold War

This year, the create-a-class is a mix of the Pick 10 formula and the system from Modern Warfare. Players will be able to customize their classes in an entirely new way.

As always, you can choose a Primary, Secondary, 1x Tactical, 1x Lethal, 1x Field Upgrade, 3x Perks, and a Wild Card. Gunsmith also returns however, as popularized in Modern Warfare, giving complete customization options for weapons.

For each weapon, there are seven attachment slots. You will unlock attachments just like how it is done in MW – by ranking the progression level on that specific weapon. Of these seven slots, you can use five of them to apply attachments.


  • Optic
  • Muzzle 
  • Barrel 
  • Under-barrel 
  • Body 
  • Stock
  • Magazine
  • Handle 
Black Ops Cold War gunsmith
The Gunsmith returns in Black Ops Cold War

But, things get a bit more complicated when Wildcards are involved. So far, there are four Wildcards in the current build:


  • Danger Close – Equip extra lethal and tactical equipment, and start with max ammo 
  • Law Breaker – Equip any weapon in either slot and equip any perks 
  • Gunfighter – Unlocks 3 additional attachments slots of your primary weapon 
  • Perk Greed – Equip 3 extra perks 

As you can see, these are incredibly powerful bonuses to your loadout, and picking which one makes most sense for your class will be crucial.

Field Upgrades also return, which can be selected on classes – read more about them here in our full multiplayer breakdown.

Scorestreaks in Black Ops Cold War

Scorestreaks, rather than killstreaks, make their return in the new game, but, yet again, with a twist on the old formula. Here, Scorestreaks do not reset upon death. This has actually been seen before, in Modern Warfare 3 (if players used support streaks), but never in a Treyarch game.

“A dynamic and rewarding Scorestreak System means score is no longer lost on death, and you’ll earn score multipliers for stringing together multiple kills in the same life,” Treyarch explains.

Choppers in Black Ops Cold War
Scorestreaks won’t reset on death in Black Ops Cold War.

But, that doesn’t mean there is no consequence for dying. The more score you get during a single life, the faster you will earn streaks. Your ‘Chain Score’ is displayed on the HUD, which shows the bonus for getting multiple kills. As well as kills, objective work, assists and every other method of getting score will contribute.

Scorestreaks have a cooldown time, which should alleviate ‘spamming’ of too many streaks as players are able to earn them over a match. The cooldown length varies for every streak.

For everything else you need to know about multiplayer in Black Ops Cold War, check out our full breakdown here.

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New Warzone update removes helicopters & adds Juggourdnaut Royale

Published: 23/Oct/2020 19:56

by Tanner Pierce


Infinity Ward has pushed out a new playlist update for both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone and while it adds some modes to the game like Juggourdnaut Royale, it also removes helicopters from the night-version of its battle royale.

New playlist updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, generally speaking, only change out the gamemodes in the game, but today’s is a bit special. According to some notes released by Infinity Ward, the new hotfix removes two major aspects of the title.

The first is the removal of helicopters from the night version of Verdansk, which is pretty major to say the least. Currently, it’s unclear exactly why Infinity Ward made this change, as they didn’t specify in their tweet. It could be due to a bug, low visibility, or something else entirely.

Pumpkin heads have also been removed from Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In addition, the developer also removed the pumpkin heads due to a bug occurring, although exactly what that bug is was also not made clear. It’s also undetermined if this removal also affects the pumpkin heads on the juggernaut suit, which automatically has the head attached when you put it on.

Beyond these removals however, the update also adds a new mode, Juggourdnaut Royale. Despite the name being a bit different, this is the exact same mode as Juggernaut Royale, which was added to the game during Season 4. Players have to fight over juggernaut suits located around the map in order to survive.

On top of that, Infinity Ward also added BR Solo Survivor and Plunder: Candy Collector to the rotation, both of which appear to be renamed versions of the standard modes.

It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes the developers to re-add the helicopter and pumpkin heads to the game. While the former has obviously been in the game from the start, the latter is a nice seasonal treat that will only be around for a couple more weeks.