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Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode revealed: trailer, details, more

Published: 30/Sep/2020 18:24 Updated: 30/Sep/2020 20:54

by Tanner Pierce

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After weeks of anticipation, the Black Ops Cold War Zombies reveal is finally here and it looks insanely creepy. Here’s everything you need to know about the new story, new characters, new map, and more.

Most people know that a Zombies mode is a mainstay of the Treyarch Call of Duty games. Every single entry since World at War has had one, and it’s safe to say that many fans were looking forward to what the developer had in store for Black Ops Cold War – especially since the story technically ended in Black Ops 4.

Even though it took a few weeks, Black Ops Cold War Zombies was finally revealed on September 30, and it’s looking completely different from its previous entries in the series. According to the developer, this new experience will bring a whole new set of characters alongside a completely original story, while still being faithful to what was previously established in BO4.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Official Trailer

Story

Black Ops Cold War Zombies puts players in control of a team of characters called Requiem, which is led by the classic character Grigori Weaver from Black Ops 1. The whole story seems like a perfect fusion between a classic Black Ops narrative and a Zombies experience.

In the new story, Requiem team is tasked with investigating an old World War II bunker, filled with “decades-old secrets”. In addition, Treyarch also revealed that another team, led by the Soviets, called Omega Group will be involved with the story in some way, shape, or form.

Map

The base map, called Die Maschine, will feature references to older Zombies maps, including a version of Nacht der Untoten, the original map from World at War. While it’s unclear exactly how big the map is, it seems pretty extensive from the trailer and it should be a while before players have discovered everything it has to offer.

Unfortunately, details on the map itself seem to be scarce but that makes sense, as Treyarch probably wants to save that for the actual release.

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Black Ops Cold War is going to be a brand new story, while still being faithful to the ending established in BO4.

Gameplay

Gameplay is where things get a bit different. While the classic, round-based combat is still here, Treyarch is also including a number of new elements in order to keep things fresh. Probably the biggest change is the inclusion of the Exfil.

With this, you can choose to end your current session for the first time ever. You won’t immediately be taken out of the match, however. Instead, you’ll have to face a harder wave of Zombies while attempting to make your way to the helicopter that pulls you out.

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Wonder Weapons, like the Ray Gun, will be making their return in Black Ops Cold War Zombies.

Players will also be able to use their own classes that were crafted in the Gunsmith, meaning starting out with a pistol is no longer required. It’s currently unknown how extensive this system will be, as starting with two major weapons with attachments and the works doesn’t sound fair.

Beyond that, you’ll also have new equipment to take advantage of. Not only are Field Upgrades being added to the mode for the first time, but players will also have a new selection of equipment as well, in the form of the War Machine, Sentry Turrets, and even a Chopper Gunner.

Once again, it’ll interesting to see how Treyarch balances these new features, as having the ability to completely decimate a field of Zombies sounds like a ton of fun, but will absolutely require balancing so that it doesn’t feel too easy.

In addition, classic features like perk machines, wall-buys, and Wonder Weapons will be making a comeback. Die Maschine even includes the return of the fan-favorite Juggernog, which was infamously absent in BO4.

All in all, it seems like Black Ops Cold War Zombies is shaping up to be a very interesting experience. While it still maintains the classic Treyarch style, it seems to be changing things up in an interesting way. Here’s hoping it delivers.

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Best Milano 821 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 18/Nov/2020 5:58

by Brad Norton

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If you’re always pushing the pace and playing aggressively in Call of Duty, SMGs should be your go-to in Black Ops Cold War and we’ve got an overview of the fastest Milano 821 loadout possible.

While Assault Rifles are there to help you in mid to long-range gunfights, SMGs are always about up-close engagements. You should be trying to blitz your way through the map and towards the next kill.

As a result, you’re going to want to fine-tune your weapon of choice to fit that playstyle. Rather than equipping attachments to improve your aim or your reveal distance, for example, speed should be the top priority.

Thankfully, the Milano 821 is an early unlock in the SMG category and it’s one of the fastest guns in the game. Here’s how you can get the most out of it.

Best Milano 821 loadout for Black Ops Cold War

Milano loadout Black Ops Cold War
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Reach new speeds with this ridiculous Milano loadout.
  • Optic: Microflex LED
  • Muzzle: Infantry Compensator
  • Barrel: 10.6 Task Force
  • Body: SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
  • Underbarrel: SFOD Speedgrip
  • Magazine: Vandal Speed Loader
  • Handle: Speed Tape
  • Stock: Marathon Stock

We recommend picking the Infantry Compensator Muzzle over the Socom Eliminator. While the latter provides even more vertical recoil control, it comes at the expense of movement speed. Your goal is to be as quick as possible, so hindering speed is a big deal-breaker for this loadout.

The 10.6 Task Force Barrel might be the strongest attachment in Cold War. Not only does it boost your overall weapon damage, but also the range of the SMG along with its bullet velocity. There is no better way to bump the lethality of the gun but obviously, it comes with some steep tradeoffs.

You’re giving up on the notion of fine aim in favor of an outright beastly weapon. This thing will shred with the right Barrel, but it won’t be easy to control. So you’re going to want to play from a closer range and always be pushing the pace.

With the 5mw Laser Sight, there isn’t much of a need to actually aim down sights. Your recoil is going to be tough to handle to begin with, so firing from the hip will often be the easier choice.

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You’ll be zooming through the map in no time with this setup.

No need to reduce flinch with this particular weapon since you’ll rarely be aiming down sights. Instead, opting for the simple Speed Tape Handle is the way to go. This will give a slight buff to your ADS speed without any downsides.

Make sure you’re running Gung-Ho in the third perk slot as well. This is a complete game-changer for SMG classes as you’ll always be on the move, running and gunning with every fight. This will help keep you ahead of the competition with seamless movement.

If you’re trying to mix things up and swap out from the fast-paced SMG action, be sure to check out our other weapon guides to set up the best classes in Cold War.