LATEST - It WAS An Early Launch
Unusually, Treyarch has pushed out their Season 2 Reloaded update for Black Ops Cold War a little earlier than usual.
For the most part, Black Ops Cold War updates drop on Thursdays around 13:00 EST / 18:00 BST. However, the Season 2 Reloaded update is actually out right now.
It went live at 00:00 EST / 05:00 BST on March 30th following a short period of preloading for some PS4 users.
On top of all the new content, a large proportion of the guns have undergone a Weapon Tuning Pass. In particular, the Krig-6 and Milano 821 both underwent significant change.
Is It Early?
After reports surfaced that pre-loading has started for Black Ops Cold War on PlayStation consoles, some users have taken the installation time as a clue as to when Season 2 Reloaded will begin.
As you can see below, the update itself can be installed on March 30th at 00:00 EST / 05:00 BST.
Some people seem to think that this means Season 2 Reloaded will begin on Tuesday, March 30th. However, with every other Call of Duty update and content release coming on Thursday at 13:00 EST / 18:00 BS... This seems wholly unlikely.
In reality, we imagine this early installation is just so that the new content can be added smoothly and without any delay.
Season 2 Reloaded Release Date Teased
Activision has yet to announce an official release date for BOCW Season 2 Reloaded.
However, Treyarch recently released a tweet that points to it being next week.
Call of Duty updates happens on a Thursday, meaning that we can expect Season 2 Reloaded to launch on Thursday, meaning that the update could land anywhere from Monday, March 29th to Thursday, April 1st.
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New Operators, Maps, & Guns
Season 2 Reloaded is adding a lot of content to Black Ops Cold War, especially for a mid-season update! The biggest year in COD history might not be an over-exaggeration.
Rivas and Wolf, the two other new characters we saw in the Season 2 Cinematic Trailer, are on the way as Operators in the mid-season update.
We expect both of them to receive in-store Operator bundles in the next two weeks.
Both the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow and the ZRG 20mm Sniper Rifle will be added to Black Ops Cold War, and Warzone by default, in the Season 2 Reloaded mid-season update.
They will both be obtainable via in-game challenges or by acquiring a weapon blueprint for them.
Golova, the multi-team map featured in Outbreak at the moment, and Mansion are both coming to Black Ops Cold War's Multiplayer in the Season 2 Reloaded update.
Golova will be playable on a number of standard playlists and Mansion is a 2v2 / 3v3 Gunfight map.
In addition to this, a daytime variant of Miami is due to launch too. We don't know too much about this but we know it'll be smaller and more intense.
There's also something coming to Outbreak... Keep an eye out.
For the latest, make sure you're looking at Treyarch's social media channels.