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Every confirmed weapon in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 10/Sep/2020 17:30 Updated: 10/Sep/2020 17:47

by James Busby

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer reveal gave us a good look at Treyarch’s action-packed title. Here are all the new and returning weapons we got to see.

The Black Ops Cold War multiplayer reveal gave FPS fans around the world a good look at the upcoming maps, modes, killstreaks, and perks that will be present when the game releases later this year. However, many players have been eager to see which classic Black Ops guns will be returning. 

The multiplayer reveal showcased 17 weapons in total, giving players the chance to see how they perform in-game. This list only includes the guns and launchers officially shown in the current Alpha build of the game, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t see your favorites. 

Check out all the confirmed weapons below to find out which ones made the cut. 

Note: We will be updating this list whenever Treyarch showcases a new weapon.

Assault Rifles

XM4 

XM4 Black Ops Cold War

Previously known as the Commando in the original Black Ops, the XM4 is Cold War’s answer to the classic fully automatic assault rifle. It comes with a 30-round magazine and a decent rate of fire, allowing players to crush opponents during close to medium range engagements. There’s a reason why Woods himself favors this reliable rifle. 

Krig 6 

Krig 6

The Krig 6 not only sounds incredibly powerful, it’s also extremely effective at melting through your enemy’s health bar. In fact, the time to kill with this gun is blisteringly fast and it only takes a few rounds to kill an enemy. Landing those all-important head and bodyshots is also incredibly easy thanks to the Krig 6’s high accuracy. 

AK-47 

AK-47 Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War wouldn’t be the same without this iconic gun. The AK-47 has been present in the majority of Call Duty games, so it really is no surprise that it has made its return. Boasting a methodical rate of fire and highly damaging rounds, the AK-47 will likely prove a popular pick.

SMGs

MP5 

MP5 Black Ops Cold War

The MP5 continues to tear things up in Modern Warfare’s standard multiplayer and Warzone modes, but how will it fair in Cold War? Well, it looks like Treyarch have drastically increased its rate of fire and raised the number of bullets needed to secure a kill. 

While you may be able to shred through opponents in close-quarters gunfights, you’ll need to control the recoil if you wish to land your shots at range. 

Type 821 

Type 821 Black Ops Cold War

This pintsize SMG may look visually similar to the original Black Ops’ Uzi, but boy does it pack a fierce punch. Like the Uzi, the Type 821 has a more methodical rate of fire and deals good range damage. 

Having an SMG that can quickly drop opponents in both close-quarter and medium-range firefights is huge, especially when you’re playing on the game’s more sizable maps. 

AK-74u 

Ak-74u Black Ops Cold War

Those of you who have been paying close attention to Call of Duty’s pro streams will know just how busted the AK-74u is. In fact, the majority of early access lobbies quickly defaulted to this gun. The AK4-74u boasts an impressive rate of fire, high damage output, incredible accuracy, and offers players huge amounts of versatility. 

Whether this assault rifle will remain OP when Cold War officially releases remains to be seen. However, Treyarch did acknowledge the gun’s balance concerns in a recent Twitter post, where they stated players can expect the usual balance tweaks and tuning. 

Tactical Rifles

M16 

M16 Black Ops Cold War

You can’t base a game around the Cold War era without featuring this iconic assault rifle. The M16 offers reliable damage and accuracy across all engagement ranges, making it extremely versatile. Many players were wondering if Black Ops Cold War would include the series’ first fully-auto M16, but the multiplayer-only featured the traditional three-round burst mode. 

As a result, you’ll want to use the M16s highly accurate firing pattern to secure those all-important headshots. While it can perform admirably in close-quarters fights, it’s almost always better to seek out medium to long-range fights where the rifle truly excels. 

Type 63 

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War

The Type 63 is a semi-automatic rifle that performs similar to that of Modern Warfare’s FAL. In fact, those with a quick trigger finger can absolutely melt targets across multiple engagement ranges. Currently, this rifle can kill a full health enemy with just three bullets to the chest, making its time to kill one of the fastest in the game. 

Light Machine Guns

RPD 

RPD Black Ops Cold War

This LMG will be familiar to those of you that have played the original Modern Warfare and Black Ops games. The RPD has always been favorite amongst players wishing to pepper their enemies with high-caliber rounds. 

Boasting a steady rate of fire and decent accuracy, the RPD certainly gets the job done. It may not be as strong as the other guns on this list, but this could change upon release. 

Stoner 63

Stoner 63 Black Ops Cold War

Unlike the RPD, this LMG offers a much higher rate of fire and increased accuracy. The Stoner 63 dominated opponents back in the original Black Ops, so it’s good to see this speedy LMG return to the battlefield. 

Sniper Rifles

LW3-Tundra 

LW3-Tundra Black Ops Cold War

Sniper rifles have always been the go-to for those looking to crack some craniums and secure those montage-worthy headshots. As of writing, Black Ops Cold War has two very powerful sniper rifles to choose from.

The LW3-Tundra is the first on the list and is your typical bolt-action sniper rifle. While it may be incredibly strong, you’ll need a decent aim if you wish to avoid any counterattacks during the reload animation. However, being able to instantly kill an opponent with a single shot to the head or chest is well worth the risk. 

Pelington 703

Pelington 703 Black Ops Cold War

The final sniper rifle on this list is none over than the Pelington 703. This bolt-action rifle may perform incredibly similar to the LW3-Tundra, but its superior handling speed and fast rechambering give it the edge. If you want a sniper that makes snapping and flicking to targets a breeze, then the Pelington 703 will do just that. 

Pistols

1911

1911 Black Ops Cold War

This American semi-automatic pistol has been present in almost every Call of Duty title, so it makes sense that Black Ops Cold War would feature the 1911. Call of Duty’s love for this prominent pistol is clear and while it may not look that imposing, this well-rounded handgun can get you out of many a tricky situation. 

Diamatti 

Diamatti Black Ops Cold War

The Diamatti is Cold War’s answer to the burst-fire machine pistol. In fact, this gun was previously known as the Beretta M93 Raffica and appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. If you’ve used any burst-fire pistol before, then chances are you’ll know what to expect when using the Diamatti. 

After all, having a secondary that you can rely on is huge, particularly when you need to reload or find yourself low on ammo. The Diamatti can quickly shred through your enemy’s health in a single burst, but don’t expect much outside of close-quarter firefights. 

Shotguns

Hauer 77 

Hauer 77 Black Ops Cold War

Shotguns have long been a point of contention among the CoD community, so Treyarch will likely be paying special attention to these lethal secondaries. The first shotgun on the list is that of the Hauer 77. Unlike the Gallo SA12, the Hauer 77 is a traditional pump-action shotgun. 

Currently, the majority of players seem to get more hitmarkers than they do kills. It’s because of these frustrations that we don’t expect to see the Hauer 77 outside of a few select scenarios. It’s certainly no Origin or 725.

Gallo SA12 

Gallo SA12 Black Ops Cold War

The Gallo SA12 is Black Ops Cold War’s answer to the SPAS-12. Kitted out with a 7-round magazine and highly effective hipfire, this shotgun can make short work of most enemies in close-quarter skirmishes. Even if you fail to kill an opponent in one shot, the Gallo’s fast fire rate keeps your shots flying. 

Launchers

Cigma 2

Cigma 2 Black Ops Cold War

The Cigma 2 can effortlessly destroy vehicles via its lock-on system and can even be fired at players. Blacks Op Cold War is home to all kinds of deadly aerial killstreaks, snowmobiles, buggies, boats, and even tanks. 

As a result, you’ll want to equip something that can take these vehicles down before they begin to wreak havoc. Fortunately, this auto-locking launcher will do just that, making it the perfect counter to any vehicular play. 


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Black Ops Cold War Zombies leak reveals new Pack-A-Punch, armor, more

Published: 29/Oct/2020 2:20 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 2:23

by Brad Norton

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A huge collection of Black Ops Cold War Zombies leaks has seemingly revealed a ton of key details for the upcoming mode, including new weapons, Perks, armor, and plenty of additional features. 

Zombies in Call of Duty has been around since World at War released in 2008. The round-based mode has been a staple in Treyarch games ever since and the upcoming Black Ops Cold War is no different.

The iconic mode is returning in a big way. Not only will new features be on display on a new map, but players will be able to join up with friends across all platforms for the first time ever. There’s a ton to look forward to, but before the November 13 launch, a wide array of details have already leaked out online.

From brand-new features in the latest iteration, to the surprise inclusion of armor, and even a new spin on Pack-A-Punch, there’s plenty to digest. Here’s an overview of all the key information from the new leaks.

Armor coming to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Warzone armor
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Warzone’s armor system appears to be making its way to Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

In a first for the series, armor is reportedly making its way to the Zombies experience. Similar to how it functions in Warzone, players will be able to equip three armor plates at once. Additionally, this armor can then be upgraded at brand new ‘armor stations’ around the map. 

This means that teams will be able to boost their health greater than ever before.

In previous iterations, Juggernog was the main source of health buffs. However, with full armor and Juggernog in Black Ops Cold War, players can allegedly survive “10 hits from a Zombie.”

Perks in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Many of the fan-favorites are back, but a new Perk is also on the way in Black Ops Cold War.

While previous leaks outlined which perks to expect in the newly revamped Zombies mode, a few new details have slipped through the cracks. There is one new Perk-a-cola in the game and it’s referred to as ‘Elemental Pop.’

This unique perk will activate an Ammo Mod at random. You may be wondering what an Ammo Mod even is, that’s because these are entirely new with Black Ops Cold War as well. There are four Ammo Mods in total and chugging this new perk will randomly give out one at a time.

Below is a list of all four and how they function:

  • Cyrofreeze – Frost damage and slows enemies.
  • Dead Wire – Electric damage and stuns enemies.
  • Napalm Blast – Fire damage and burns Zombies.
  • Brain Rot – Turns a Zombie to an ally.
Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Elemental Pop is set to change your weapons in exciting new ways.

One of these effects will be applied to your equipped weapon, changing how the map will play out moving forward. Also of note, Pack-A-Punch has been changed to fit these new Ammo Mods as well.

Whenever you’re Pack-A-Punching a gun in Black Ops Cold War, you’ll reportedly be able to choose from this list. No longer will the upgrade be down to luck; players will have input in the effects their weapons will come with.

Field Upgrades in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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Eight powerful Field Upgrades are supposedly in the works for Black Ops Cold War.

Rather than working with Specialists in the upcoming Zombies mode, Field Upgrades are in focus. There are seemingly eight in total, though only five may be included at launch, according to the leaker.

Some of these help wipe out waves of enemies while others will set your team up to defend a location. They all have unique functions so you’ll have to pick wisely and spread them out among your team. Below is a list of each Field Upgrade seemingly confirmed for launch.

  • Aether Shroud – Masks your presence, making you near-invisible to Zombies. Lasts 5 seconds.
  • Ring of Fire – “Ring shows up that boosts damage inside for everyone.” Also burns enemies that step inside.
  • Healing Aura – Heal yourself and teammates to full health within a small radius.
  • Frost Blast – Wind blast of frost damage. Also slows Zombies.
  • Energy Mine – Proximity mine.

Additionally, three more Field Upgrades appear to be joining the list in future seasons. Lightning Links, Toxic Growth, and Frenzy Guard could all change your strategies as Black Ops Cold War evolves.

New Rune upgrade system in Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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It looks like there will be more to grind for than any previous Zombies experience.

While plenty of other details may seem like obvious iterations, Runes are supposedly the “biggest innovation” in Black Ops Cold War. These serve the role of a fully-fledged upgrade system. Everything from Perks to weapons can all be upgraded through the use of Runes.

With every aspect of the game having three distinct tiers, that leads to a total of 72 permanent upgrades to unlock. These are all purchasable with a new in-game currency known as ‘Aetherium,’ according to the leaks.

Aetherium comes in both Raw and Flawless variants. There’s no telling just how long the grind will be to tally up your Aetherium, though playing the game is seemingly the only way to earn this new currency. 

One example of the Rune system at work focused on the Stamin-Up perk. With the level one upgrade, movement impairing effects from stuns and Zombie strikes are reduced by 50%. At the next tier, all fall damage is removed. Finally, at level three, players are able to sprint while aiming.

Other new details for Zombies in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War zombie gameplay
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You can spot a blueish grenade dropping off of this Zombie in the official trailer. This could be part of the new loot system.

Right off the bat, you’ll notice that Zombies have health bars and display damage numbers when being hit. Additionally, there will be a compass and minimap no different from Warzone. 

Zombies will supposedly also have a chance to drop random loot at any time. Similar to power-up drops in the classic Zombies experience, foes can drop armor, grenades, and even killstreaks, according to the leaker.

Last but not least, there is a new Salvage system in the game.

As you progress through the rounds and fend off waves, you’ll collect Salvage which can then be used to build various tools. From explosives to support equipment and even Monkey Bombs, crafting will be a key feature in Zombies.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies gameplay
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This is a look at Salvage in the Zombies trailer, according to the leaker.

As always with early leaks, do take this information with a grain of salt until Black Ops Cold War is released. Some of these details could come from an early build that has since been changed or outright scrapped.

Only time will tell how much of this holds true. If even half of this info is accurate, however, Zombies fans could be in for the most elaborate year thus far.