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How to get Black Ops Cold War for free with NVIDIA 3080 and 3090

Published: 4/Nov/2020 11:55

by Jacob Hale

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If you’re looking to pick up Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PC, you can actually get a copy for free with NVIDIA’s brand new graphics cards — here’s how.

Chances are, if you play on PC or are planning on investing in one, you’ve likely been looking at the new range of NVIDIA graphics cards anyway, with the GeForce RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090 hitting shelves from September 2020.

Promising “groundbreaking AI acceleration, the lowest latency and best responsiveness” of any GPU, NVIDIA’s new product has already captured the attention of just about every PC gamer, and now they’re offering a free copy of the new Call of Duty title with any qualifying purchase of the GeForce RTX 30 series.

For a limited time, NVIDIA are offering a free digital code for Cold War with any purchase of a GeForce RTX 3080 or 3090, which cost $699 and $1499 respectively.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is a highly-anticipated GPU.

How to get your free copy of Black Ops Cold War

First things first, you need to buy one of the aforementioned cards from any of the retailers listed by NVIDIA, qualifying you for a free copy of Cold War.

Once the card has been purchased and received, here’s what you’ve got to do to redeem your copy of Cold War:

  1. Install your qualified graphics card.
  2. Update or install the latest version of GeForce Experience (Version 3.18 or higher).
  3. Open and log in (or register) to GeForce Experience.
  4. Go to the Account drop-down menu in the top-right and select “REDEEM”.
  5. Enter your bundle code from your qualifying bundle purchase.
  6. Follow the remaining instructions on screen to sign in through or create your Battle.net account.
  7. Select “REDEEM” to redeem Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to your Battle.net account.
  8. Select “LAUNCH BATTLE.NET” to complete redemption and begin installation.
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A free copy of Black Ops Cold War should help sweeten the deal if you’ve been eyeing up NVIDIA’s new GPUs.

What else is included, and how long is it valid?

As well as a brand new GPU and a free copy of Black Ops Cold War, you will also get the Woods Operator pack and Confrontation Weapons pack, featuring some extra cosmetics which can be used in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

If you want to qualify for the GeForce RTX Call of Duty bundle, you will need to make your purchase before December 10, 2020, after which the offer is no longer valid. It’s also worth noting that it could take up to 14 days for your Cold War code to get to you.

So, that’s it! Once you’ve made your purchase, you’ll have to be patient and wait for your code, but once it’s received, it won’t be long before you can get the game up and running — as long as it’s after the November 13 release date.

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Best Pellington 703 loadout for Black Ops Cold War: Attachments, Perks, Equipment

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:31 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 12:48

by Alex Garton

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The Pellington 703 is the perfect weapon for players looking to play aggressively with a sniper rifle in CoD Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War has three different snipers and each of them suits a different playstyle. For players who prefer to push others and maneuver around the map, the Pellington 703 should be your weapon of choice.

It’s worth noting that Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty game. This has led to players struggling to quick scope consistently and writing off snipers as weak. Although there are certainly easier weapons to master in Cold War, nothing will beat landing multiple shots with a sniper in a single streak.

Despite Cold War’s long ADS times, there are a number of attachments that can mitigate this and give you a sniper loadout that’s lethal in online matches.

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Cold War has the longest ADS time for snipers out of any Call of Duty title.

Best Pellington 703 loadout in Black Ops Cold War

Here’s how you need to kit out your Pellington 703 sniper for the most effective multiplayer loadout.

Pellington 703 loadout Attachments

  • Barrell: 26.5 Tiger Team
  • Body: Steady Aim Laser
  • Magazine: 7 RND
  • Handle: Serpent Wrap
  • Stock: Marathon Stock

Perks

  • Perk 1: Tactical Mask
  • Perk 2: Gear Head
  • Perk 3: Ghost

Wild Card

  • Law Breaker

Equipment

  • Lethal: Frag Grenade
  • Tactical: Stimshot
  • Field Upgrade: Field Mic

This loadout focuses on allowing you to play aggressively. In terms of attachments, the Tiger Team barrel increases the Pellington’s damage output by 20%. This means fewer hit markers and more one-shot kills.

The Steady Aim Laser improves the effectiveness of the weapon at close range using hip-fire. Finally, the Serpent Wrap reduces the Pellington’s ADS time by 10%, making it a perfect attachment for any of the snipers in Cold War.

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The Pellington 703 has the fastest ADS time out of any sniper in Cold War.

Moving onto perks, Tactical Mask is always useful to have when running an aggressive loadout that is seeking gunfights. The combination of Gear Head and the Field Mic is a great pairing for multiplayer and allows you to spam your field upgrade on cooldown. Finally, Ghost gives you the peace of mind that the endless spy planes in the air can’t track your every move when you’re running around the map.

Equipment in this loadout is fairly standard but you should focus on using the Field Mic whenever it’s off cooldown to gain valuable information. The reduced cooldown from the Gear Head perk is incredibly useful and will allow you to track the location of the enemy team.

Now, all there’s to do is make this Pellington 703 loadout and try it out in Multiplayer for yourself.