22 Apr 2021 10:58 AM +00:00

Black Ops Cold War is changing with Season 3

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It's finally here! Black Ops Cold War Season 3 is out now and there's a lot changing. Both Treyarch and Warzone developers Raven Software have shared their full Patch Notes, so we finally know what's changing in Call of Duty.

LATEST - Warzone Patch Notes Out Now

We won't list them all below, but you can check out the full Warzone Season Three Patch Notes here.

There's a full sweep of attachment changes, updated recoil patterns, and finally, a Roze nerf has been implemented for that skin. We don't know whether this will add a nice big light on top of her head or not, but apparently, it'll make her easier to spot going forwards.

We'll have to wait and see though. For now, we've got this snippet of 80s Verdansk to look at:

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Patch Notes

Following the Season Three content reveal, we now know the Call of Duty Black Ops Update 1.16 patch notes!

Read over the huge patch below:

Global

Battle Pass

  • New 100-Tier Battle Pass available in Season Three.
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Weapons

  • PPSh-41 [NEW]
    • New SMG available to unlock in the Season Three Battle Pass.
  • Swiss K31 [NEW]
    • New sniper rifle available to unlock in the Season Three Battle Pass.
  • Ballistic Knife [NEW]
    • Unlock Challenge available for the Ballistic Knife in Black Ops Cold War at Season Three launch. Available in Warzone later in the season.
  • FARA 83
    • Unlock Challenge available for the FARA 83 assault rifle.
  • LC10
  • Unlock Challenge available for the LC10 SMG.
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Operators

  • Wraith
    • New “Wraith” Operator available at Tier 0 in the Season Three Battle Pass.
  • Operator Randomization
    • Added a new option to the Operators menu that will allows players to randomly select any unlocked Operator currently owned.
  • Operator Skin Randomization
    • Added the option to randomize unlocked Operator Skins in the Operators menu.
    • Players can select randomized Operator Skins for a selected Operator, or set up a selection of their favorite skins for an Operator to cycle between.
  • General
  • Addressed an issue where the “New” breadcrumb (green dot) could appear for an Operator that the player has already inspected.
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Main Lobby

  • Updated main lobby theming for Season Three.

Weapon Unlock Challenges

  • Players can now complete weapon challenges in both Multiplayer and Zombies for previous, current, and future weapons unlockable via in-game challenge.
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Weapon Tuning

  • Light Machine Guns
    • Light Machine Gun Alpha
      • Reduced max damage from 42 to 38.
      • Reduced max range from 38.1m to 21.59m.
      • Slight increase to vertical recoil.
      • Slightly reduced ADS speed.
      • Reduced range bonus on Match Grade Barrel attachment from +100 to +50%.
      • Reduced range penalty of Division Barrel attachment from -25% to -12%.
    • RPD
      • Increased max damage from 38 to 42.
      • Reduced max range from 50.8m to 20.4m.
      • Reduced ammo capacity from 75 to 50.
      • Reduced range bonus on Match Grade Barrel attachment from +100% to +50%.
      • Reduced range penalty of Division Barrel attachment from -25% to -15%.
    • M60
      • Reduced max range from 76.2m to 20.4m.
      • Reduced ADS speed by 13.8%.
      • Increased probability of horizontal view kick when hip-firing.
      • Reduced range bonus on Match Grade Barrel attachment from +100% to +50%.
      • Reduced range penalty of Division Barrel attachment from -25% to -15%.
  • Shotguns
    • Streetsweeper
      • Removed 1-shot kill potential.
      • Decreased max damage from 138 to 88.
      • Reduced mid-range pellet damage from 6 to 5.
      • Reduced damage bonus on Task Force Barrel attachment.
    • Hauer 77
      • Increased max range from 5.08m to 5.72m.
      • Reduced range penalty on Task Force Barrel attachment from 12% to 7%.
      • Reduced damage bonus on Task Force Barrel attachment.
    • Shotgun Bravo
      • Increased mid damage range from 9.14m to 10.16m.
      • Increased mid-range pellet damage from 2 to 3.
      • Reduced max damage from 118 to 108.
  • Assault Rifles
    • FFAR 1
      • Reduced recoil penalties on Task Force Barrel attachment by 10% total.
      • Increased bullets added to 34 RND magazine attachment from 34 to 38.
      • Reduced reload speed penalty on 34 RND magazine attachment from 10% to 5%.
      • Increased bullets added to 38 RND Speed Mag magazine attachment from 34 to 38.
      • Reduced ADS speed penalty on 38 RND Speed Mag magazine attachment from 20% to 10%.
    • Krig 6
      • Increased headshot multiplier from 1.25 to 1.4.
      • Reduced max damage from 35 to 33.
    • Attachments
      • Added an ADS move speed bonus to the following barrel attachments for assault rifles: Ultralight, Contour, Contour M2, CMV Mil-Spec.
  • Tactical Rifles
    • Tactical Rifle Charlie
      • Reduced max range from 30.48m to 19.05m.
      • Increased burst fire delay from 0.216 to 0.233.
      • Increased max damage from 51 to 52.
      • Increased headshot multiplier from 1.25 to 1.4.
      • Reduced range bonus on Task Force barrel attachment from +50% to +40%.
      • Reduced damage bonus on Task Force barrel from +15% to +12%.
  • Submachine Guns
    • Sprint Speed
      • Reduced sprinting speed of all SMGs. Pistols are now the fastest guns to sprint with.
  • With specific attachments, an SMG may now allow sprinting as fast as a pistol.
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Vehicles

  • Cargo Truck
    • New vehicle available in Outbreak and Multi-Team.
  • Controls
  • Addressed an issue where aiming while driving Snowmobiles or Dirt Bikes would not function when L1/R1 and L2/R2 settings were swapped.
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Features

  • Arcade
    • Arcade available in the Barracks at the start of Season Three, featuring 10 free classic Activision arcade games:
      • Barnstorming
      • Boxing
      • Chopper Command
      • Enduro
      • Fishing Derby
      • Grand Prix
      • Kaboom!
      • Pitfall!
      • Pitfall II
  • River Raid
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Prestige Rewards

  • Added four new Prestige Levels (12-15) and Prestige Rewards:
    • Level 50: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
    • Level 100: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
    • Level 150: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip
    • Level 190: All Season Challenges Available
    • Level 200: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card
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Season 3 Release Date

Black Ops Cold War Season 3 is due to start on April 22nd, following the cataclysmic Warzone "Nuke Event" on April 21st. With a lot of focus being given to this event, we don't actually have too much information about what's to come in the next major update.

Below, you can check out the "Outro Cinematic" for Season 2 that prepares us for what's in-store.

This shows that Wood's search for Adler continues and there are new reports that he is indeed in Verdansk. Woods, Wolf, Rivas, and the rest of the NATO forces are on the clock as Adler's in danger.