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Black Ops Cold War Nov 25 patch notes: Hardcore Nuketown & more fixes

Published: 25/Nov/2020 18:05 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 19:43

by Tanner Pierce


Another day, another Black Ops Cold War game settings update. This time, we have the much anticipated inclusion of a Hardcore Nuketown ’84 playlist, alongside another wave of bug fixes, which actually address some of the crashing problems. Here’s what you need to know.

If you thought you were going to get by without another Black Ops Cold War game settings update, you’re sorely mistaken. Treyarch has revealed that yet another has gone live on November 25. Of course, these game settings updates only require a small in-game download, so you don’t have to worry about making sure your console is in rest mode or downloading a patch.


Like most of the other updates and patches until this point, this update is relatively small, only adding in one major change. Still, the update is significant, especially in Treyarch’s quest to squash all the bugs currently affecting the game, so it’s important to break it all down. Here’s all the major changes.

Major changes in the Black Ops Cold War Nov 25 update

By far the biggest change with this update is the inclusion of a hardcore playlist for the recently added Nuketown ’84. The map was originally added during the previous patch, but it was sorely lacking options for players who enjoy hardcore mode, which removes most of the HUD, increases damage, and disables healing.


People have been asking for this playlist since the map was added on November 24, so hopefully its inclusion will satisfy those players for the time being.

Easily the biggest addition with the new patch is that of a Hardcore Nuketown playlist.

Beyond that, a few different bugs were also fixed, mostly with the crashing that’s been affecting the game since launch. There’s only been three in total that have been fixed, but that being said, considering this sort of glitch can stop you from even playing the game, that just means there are three less that people have to deal with.

Zombies also got a tiny fix as well. Apparently, players were getting too much weapon XP during the double weapon XP bonus. This has also been fixed, while at the same time adjusting the overall earn rate for weapon XP in the mode.


Treyarch’s official patch notes to follow:



  • Added Hardcore Nuketown 24/7 to Hardcore tab in Quick Play.


  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when playing Hardpoint.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur while pinging locations.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur loading into a Multiplayer match.



  • Addressed an issue that allowed players to earn more weapon XP than intended in Zombies during 2WXP events. This fix includes new general weapon XP tuning, which will result in faster overall weapon leveling in Zombies.