Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: Update brings a new map - that's in the patch

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: Update brings a new map - that's in the patch

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Treyarch has released a new update for Season 5 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The patch notes are already available - and with them details on the changes and innovations. One of the highlights is the new map drive-in, which is designed for 6v6 battles. After downloading the patch, you play the map both in 6v6 rotation and in 24/7 format in the featured playlists. Fans should already be familiar with the map from previous Black Ops DLCs: The map is set in an abandoned drive-in theater, where snipers and assault soldiers alike can let off steam.

With the update, Double Agent Melee also comes into the ego Shooter: Only melee weapons and finishing moves are allowed here. "Based on your feedback, we have changed Double Agent so that all players start without weapons. We have also replaced all loot weapons with melee weapons," the developers write in the patch notes. It is again up to the double agents to take out opposing players or detonate all bombs in order to win the game. In the game mode Knife Fight 3v3, the Tomahawk has been removed from the loadouts.

With the update, adjustments are also available in the Zombies mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (buy now € 64.99 / 53, € 99). Among other things, the developers have installed a stability fix for a rare bug in the main quest at Wall of the Dead and the Outbreak Trials. You can find the full patch notes below. The next Double XP weekend will also take place from 7pm this evening until August 30th. This time you bag double the amount of Battle Pass experience points.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - current patch notes



Marshal Dragon's Breath attachment now works in conjunction with Dual Wield. [August 20]



Drive-In Drive-In added to the 6v6 map rotation. Drive-In 24/7 added to Featured Playlists. Game Modes

Double Agent: Melee Melee weapons only. Operatives and the investigator must find clues and eliminate all double agents to win. Double Agents must eliminate all Operatives and the Investigator or detonate all bombs to win. Knife Fight 3v3 Removed the Tomahawk from Knife Fight loadouts. Custom Games Double Agent Added new options to Double Agent Custom Games: Starting Pistol: Set whether players start with a Pistol or no weapon. Loot Weapons: Set whether weapons found on the ground, in containers, and in supply drops are guns or Melee weapons. Featured Playlists

Drive-In 24/7 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore) Double Agent: Melee [NEW] Knife Fight 3v3 [NEW] Nuketown 24/7 (Also available in Hardcore) Face Off 6v6 ( Also available in Hardcore) 12v12 Moshpit (Also available in Hardcore) Party Games Multi-Team



Added stability fixes for rare issues related to the "Wall Of The Dead" Main Quest, bunny side quest, Outbreak Trials, and the spawning of the Chalice and Aether Tool items. Outbreak

Regions Increased chance to rotate to Collateral in earlier Regions. Equipment addressed an issue that could cause a loss of functionality when applying a blueprint just before using the grapple gun. Exfil

Addressed an issue that could allow a Hellhound to become stuck during Exfil. Perks

Addressed a rare issue that could cause Death Perception to create phantom duplicated items that could not be picked up. Featured Playlists

Outbreak (Endless and 3 Region) Mauer der Toten Firebase Z Die Maschine Dead Ops Arcade 3 Dead Ops Arcade 3: First Person Onslaught (PlayStation) Onslaught Accelerated (PlayStation) Onslaught Containment (PlayStation) Onslaught Echelon (PlayStation)

Call Of Duty: Vanguard PS5 Alpha Starts Today: How To Download And What's Included

Call of Duty: Vanguard's alpha test kicks off today, August 17, on PlayStation consoles. To get you primed and ready for the 48-hour test, we're rounding up the key details like how to download and what to expect as you try out the new Champion Hill mode.

How To Download Call Of Duty: Vanguard Alpha

The Vanguard Champion Hill alpha is available only on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, per the ongoing timed-exclusivity deal between Sony and Activision. Pre-loading has been available for some time already, but if you haven't done that yet, you can find the Champion Hill alpha client in the PlayStation Store on PS5 and PS4 and get started that way. The test begins today, August 27, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, and runs for a period of 48 hours, ending at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on August 29.

Anyone who already has Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Warzone, or Black Ops Cold War will find the Vanguard Champion Hill alpha in the main menu of those games once it's downloaded. You can then navigate to the Alpha blade on the far left to get started.

What To Expect

The Champion Hill alpha lets you try out ... wait for it ... the new Champion Hill mode. Developer Sledgehammer Games said internal playtests of the 3v3 mode have gone over swimmingly, and the studio is now geared up to let fans try it out. The developer reminded fans that what's available in the early test is only a 'small slice' of what will be available in the forthcoming beta in September and then the full launch in November. Still, this is the first time the public gets to go hands-on with Vanguard and test out its core multiplayer features.

Champion Hill is a round-robin deathmatch tournament where you compete against other squads. Everyone starts with the same loadout, and then you collect cash by killing enemies or acquiring it on the map. Cash can be spent on upgrading weapons and buying more equipment, perks, and killstreaks.

The test includes four maps: Courtyard, Trainyard, Market, and Airstrip. There are Duos and Trios playlists available, letting you play on teams of two or three. As announced previously, Champion Hill includes a pre-set variety of weapons, and each has 10 upgrades available. There are two weapon sets available in the alpha, and they include ARs, LMGs, shotguns, and pistols. In terms of equipment, players can expect multiple types of grenades, a throwing knife, and a proximity-triggered explosive mine.

Multiple types of perks and streaks are available for players to better equip themselves on the battlefield, while there are four main Operators that will be randomly assigned when matches begin. These include Lucas Riggs, Polina Petrova, Wade Jackson, and Arthur Kingsley.

You can see a full rundown of the content available in the Vanguard Champion Hill Alpha below, as written by Sledgehammer.

  • Courtyard
  • Trainyard
  • Market
  • Airstrip
  • Champion Hill (Duos and Trios)
  • Weapons are persistent through matches. There are ten upgrades per weapon and each weapon upgrade adds one attachment.
  • Weapon sets will rotate. Both Weapon Set 1 and Set 2 include: ARs, LMGs, Shotguns, and Pistols.
  • MK2 Frag Grenade: Cookable Fragmentation Grenade.
  • No. 69 Stun Grenade: Slows victim’s movement and aiming.
  • Throwing Knife: Retrievable knife that is lethal when thrown at the body or head.
  • Gammon Bomb: Impact Grenade.
  • MK V Gas Grenade: Explodes on impact with the ground, releasing a lingering cloud of gear gas that causes slowed movement, blurred vision, and coughing.
  • S-Mine 44: Proximity-triggered explosive.
  • Ghost: Undetectable while moving by Spy Planes, enemy intel, and Field Mics.
  • Survival Training: Maximized resistance to stun effects. Immune to gas.
  • High Alert: Your vision pulses when enemies outside of your view see you.
  • Tracker: Enemies leave behind a footprint trail. See markers at enemy death locations and hide the death markers of enemies you kill.
  • Demolition: Extra lethal on spawn. Thrown lethals display an indicator showing the path of the lethal.
  • Double Time: Double the duration of Tactical Sprint. Increase crouch movement speed by 30%.
  • Spy Plane: Calls in a spy plane which reveals all enemy positions on the minimap to allies. Can’t be shot down. (This automatically activates in the next match.)
  • Flamenaut: Receive a flamethrower with unlimited fuel and a protective suit. Both lost on death. (This automatically activates in the next match.)
  • Deathmachine: Equips a machine gun with explosive rounds and a fixed number of bullets. Persists through death until ammo is depleted. (This automatically activates in the next match.)
  • V2 Rocket: Activates instantly, and drops a V2 Rocket, killing all players and ending the match.
  • Extra Life: Gain 1 additional life for your team.
  • Armor Plate: A single piece of Armor.
  • Full Armor: Full set of armor plates.

    Note: Operators will be randomly assigned.

  • Lucas Riggs
  • Polina Petrova
  • Wade Jackson
  • Arthur Kingsley
  • Rewards

    Everyone who takes part in the Vanguard Champion Hill alpha will get a calling card and an emblem to use in Vanguard when it releases. This content will also be available in Warzone.


    While the Vanguard Champion Hill alpha is exclusive to PS5 and PS4, there will be an open beta coming to all platforms in September. PlayStation members who preorder Vanguard get in first, from September 10-13, while preorder members on all platforms can play September 16-17. Then from September 18-20, everyone can play, regardless of preorder status. This will all happen after Vanguard's multiplayer is formally unveiled on September 7.

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