Season 6 Patch Notes now available ahead of next Black Ops Cold War update

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Treyarch has dropped the Season 6 Patch Notes ahead of the next Black Ops Cold War update and there's a lot to look at. We're getting a Marshal Pistol nerf, a new Playlist Update featuring the new Multiplayer Maps, and a whole lot more. Here's a full run-down of what to expect.

COMPLETE - Full Season 6 Patch Notes

Below, you'll be able to look through the entire set of Season 6 Patch Notes yourself. We're taking this right from the horse's mouth - so to speak - so if something feels like it's missing... It just is missing.

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You can also preload the Season 6 update right now - we recommend doing this so you can jump into Forsaken, the new round-based Zombies map, or some NukeJacked 24/7 as soon as possible.

Black Ops Cold War Season 6 Patch Notes
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GLOBAL CHANGES

Battle Pass

  • Season Six
    • New 100-Tier Battle Pass available.
  • Operators
    • Mason
    • Fuze
      • New Fuze Operator arriving later in the season.
    • Bulldozer
      • Three bonus panda-themed Operator Skins for Bulldozer included with Season Six Battle Pass Bundle purchase.
  • Weapons
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Weapon Unlock Challenges

  • Battle Axe
    • New Battle Axe melee weapon available via in-game challenge in Multiplayer or Zombies, or via unique Blueprint version in the Store at the start of Season Six.
  • Sai
    • Unlock Challenge available for the Sai Melee weapon in Multiplayer and Zombies.
  • EM2
    • Unlock Challenge available for the EM2 assault rifle in Multiplayer and Zombies.
  • TEC-9
    • Unlock Challenge available for the TEC-9 SMG in Multiplayer and Zombies.

Weapon Tuning

  • Assault Rifles
    • EM2
      • Reduced maximum damage from 48 to 42.
      • Increased vertical recoil on first bullet fired.
      • Removed -7% fire rate penalty from 25.8” Task Force Barrel attachment.
      • Increased horizontal recoil control penalty on 25.8” Task Force Barrel attachment from 15% to 25%.
    • C58
      • Added 12% horizontal recoil reduction to STANAG 60 Rnd Drum attachment.
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  • Added 8% vertical recoil reduction to STANAG 60 Rnd Drum attachment.
  • Submachine Guns
    • TEC-9
      • Reduced ADS speed from 0.233 to 0.266.
      • Reduced sprint to fire speed from 0.3 to 0.333.
      • Reduced weapon swap speed from 0.35 to 0.375.
      • Increased effective range penalty on Burst Fire Repeater Muzzle attachment from 15% to 33%.
    • KSP 45
      • Reduced headshot multiplier from 1.4x to 1.33x.
      • Increased damage increase on 10.5” Task Force Barrel attachment to 8%.
    • LC10
      • Reduced headshot multiplier from 1.4x to 1.33x.
  • Pistols
    • Marshal
      • Reduced max damage range from 5.08m to 3.81m.
      • Reduced firing speed from 0.35 to 0.366.
      • Increased range penalty on Dragon’s Breath attachment from 8% to 25%.
      • Bonus Damage from Dragon’s Breath is now reduced at ranges beyond 6.66m. Maximum bonus damage has been reduced from 40 to a maximum of 24. The 12.1” Extended Barrel attachment increases this range before damage drop off.
  • Shotguns
    • All Shotguns
      • Increased effective damage range bonus on Ranger Barrel attachments from 30% to 33%.
    • Hauer 77
      • Added slightly longer visual shake after firing.
    • Streetsweeper
      • Added more dramatic visual and weapon movement when firing.
  • Specials
    • Nail Gun
      • Shots to the head and neck now do 2x damage.

Prestige Levels and Rewards

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  • Added four new Prestige Levels (24-27) 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
    • Levels 250 - 1,000: New Prestige Key every 50 levels

Prestige Shop

  • New “Trench Crawler” Weapon Blueprint added to the Prestige Shop.
  • New Legacy Calling Cards added to the Prestige Shop.

Main Lobby

  • Updated main lobby theming for Season Six

MULTIPLAYER

Maps

  • Deprogram (6v6)
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  • New map added to Multiplayer rotation in 6v6 modes.
  • Amerika (6v6)
    • New map added to Multiplayer rotation in 6v6 modes.
  • Gluboko (2v2, 3v3)
    • New map added to Multiplayer rotation in Gunfight and Face Off modes.

Season Challenges

  • 20 new Multiplayer Season Challenges available to be revealed and unlocked with exclusive Calling Card and XP rewards.
  • Reveal a new Challenge every 10 Season Levels. Complete all 20 Season Challenges to unlock the Season Six Multiplayer Master Animated Calling Card.

Operator Missions

  • New Season Six Operator Missions available in Multiplayer.

Featured Playlists

  • Deprogram 24/7
  • Face Off Gluboko 24/7
  • NukeJacked 24/7
  • Gunfight Tournament
  • Face Off 6v6 (now featuring Gluboko)
  • 12v12 Moshpit (now featuring Deprogram and Amerika)
  • Party Games
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  • Multi-Team

ZOMBIES

Round-Based Maps

Main Quest

  • Main Quest coming to “Forsaken” starting at 10AM PT, October 7th.

Perks

  • PhD Slider
    • New upgradeable Perk is now available from the PhD Slider machine in “Forsaken” and in the Der Wunderfizz machine in all round-based maps and Outbreak.
    • Skill Tiers
      • Base ability - Sliding into enemies triggers an explosion. The size and damage increase the farther you slide before impact.
      • Skill Tier I – Immunity to environmental damage while sliding.
      • Skill Tier II – Increased slide duration.
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  • Skill Tier III – Immunity to self-inflicted explosive damage.
  • Skill Tier IV – Increased slide speed.
  • Skill Tier V – Falling from a large height will trigger an explosion. The size and damage increase the higher you fall.

Wonder Weapons

  • Chrysalax
    • New multi-function Chrysalax Wonder Weapon available in "Forsaken" via in-game quest, Trials, or the Mystery Box.
    • Chrysalax Savager mode takes the form of an Aetherial battle axe. Players can kill multiple zombies with a single swipe and throw a spinning energy blade in melee form.
    • Chrysalax Storm mode takes the form of a rapid-fire energy weapon by transforming the ax hilt into a front grip. Shots have the chance to turn normal zombies into Aetherium Crystal bombs.
  • D.I.E.
    • The D.I.E. Wonder Weapon can now be upgraded at the Pack-a-Punch machine.

Support Weapons

  • ARC-XD
    • New ARC-XD Support Weapon is now available in all round-based maps and Outbreak.
  • Hand Cannon
    • New Hand Cannon Support Weapon available in all round-based maps and Outbreak.

Enemies

  • New Elite enemy introduced in Season Six: The Abomination.
  • Adjusted Plaguehound pounce behavior to make their attacks easier to telegraph and dodge.
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  • Adjusted Tempest teleport behavior so that it now teleports in bursts. After multiple teleports, it will be unable to teleport for a period of time.

Traps

  • Suspended Hind
    • New trap available in "Forsaken."

Intel

  • New in-game Dark Aether story Intel available to discover in “Forsaken.”

Challenges

  • Added new Zombies Challenges for “Forsaken,” including a new Dark Ops Challenge.
  • 20 new Zombies Season Challenges available to be revealed and unlocked with exclusive Calling Card and XP rewards.
    • Reveal a new Challenge every 10 Season Levels. Complete all 20 Season Challenges to unlock the Season Six Zombies Master Animated Calling Card.

Operator Missions

  • New Season Six Operator Missions available in Zombies.

Features

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  • Rampage Inducer is now available in Local offline play.

Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • Gameplay
    • Addressed invisible collision on the "Barrelly Making It!" map.
    • Addressed a situation where the Geothermal pool could activate during fade to black and possibly kill a player during Arena gameplay.
    • Improved loot spawn point on the Geothermal map to prevent items from spawning inside/close to objects.
  • Stability
    • Addressed an issue with “out of memory” scenarios in late-stage games.
    • Added general stability and exploit fixes.

Onslaught (PlayStation)

  • Maps
    • Deprogram added to Onslaught map rotation.
  • Intel
    • Added new Dark Aether story Intel to discover in Onslaught.
  • Modes
    • Onslaught Elite
      • Face Elite enemies with every Surge in this new Onslaught mode.
      • Survive 20 Surges to unlock the new “Rock Salt” Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint.

Featured Playlists

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  • Forsaken [NEW]
  • Outbreak (Endless and 3 Region)
  • Mauer der Toten
  • Firebase Z
  • Die Maschine
  • Dead Ops Arcade: First Person
  • Dead Ops Arcade
  • Onslaught (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Deprogram (PlayStation) [NEW]
  • Onslaught Elite (PlayStation) [NEW]
  • Onslaught Containment (PlayStation)