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*UPDATED* CoD Black Ops Cold War Midseason Update COUNTDOWN - Season One Reloaded, Patch Notes, Release Time, Date, Firebase Z, Zombies, Sanatorium, Drop Kick & more

Call of Duty Black Ops Season 1 arrived almost a month ago, so it's high time we received a mid-season update!

A new patch launches today, and here's what we know so far.

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Latest News - Season One: Reloaded is Here

Treyarch has officially released the roadmap for the rest of Season One as we head toward Season Two in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Warzone Season One Reloaded Maps Release Date Patch notes Midseason Update
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THE PATH: We now have a clear picture of COD Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season One: Reloaded

This is now called Season One: Reloaded, which includes the upcoming Zombies free week (14 January to 21 January) new Zombies map Firebase Z (4 February) and everything in-between!

Firebase Z: New Call of Duty Zombies Map

Firebase Z will be a brand new Call of Duty Zombies map coming to Black Ops Cold War!

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Call of Duty Zombies Firebase Z Black Ops Cold War Dark Aether Map
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FIREBASE Z: A new map is unleashing the Dark Aether in Call of Duty Zombies

This map has been teased by Treyarch for some time, but players won't have to wait until Season 2 to play it.

Firebase Z will arrive on 4 February.

Release Time

We are expecting the Midseason update to take place at between 1-4pm ET / 6-9pm GMT.

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Release Date

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Midseason Update arrives on Thursday 14 January, though we don't have an exact release time just yet.

Patch Notes

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Sanatorium Fireteam Game Mode Map
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SANATORIUM, LEAVE ME BE: The new COD Fireteam-exclusive map will be action-packed

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Midseason Update patch notes have not been released, but we do have some ideas on what's coming.

Maps

Treyarch have revealed a new Call of Duty Zombies map with a teaser (pictured below) - and it could very well be a big part of the Midseason Update.

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While the new Call of Duty Zombies map may not be confirmed for this patch - one new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War map is definitely coming in the Midseason Update, Sanatorium.

READ MORE: Call of Duty Warzone DOWN: Server Interruptions on All Platforms

Sanatorium will be a multiplayer map designed exclusively for the Fireteam game mode, and looks amazing according to leaks!

Guns

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be receiving some big balance changes around guns, and some of these have already gone live in today's Call of Duty Warzone update.

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Call of Duty Warzone DMR Nerfs Midseason Update Patch Notes Release Time
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THE VILLIAN: Call of Duty: Warzone's DMR has been universally hated, and nerfs are finally here

These changes include massive nerfs to the DMR, Type 63, and Burst Pistol.

READ MORE: Call of Duty Zombies Free Week Begins January 14th

Each of these guns is receiving changes with baseline stats like recoil, but also many changes across attachments that will surely change up some players' loadouts.

Game Modes

Two new game modes are expected in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Midseason Update.

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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Midseason Update Drop Kick 6v6 Game Mode
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TARGET ACQUIRED: Drop Kick 6v6 brings a whole new objective game mode to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

The first new game mode is Drop Kick 6v6, a new multiplayer mode where two teams fight for control of a briefcase filled with launch codes.

The second new game mode is Cranked, a limited-time game mode in Call of Duty Zombies, where players must keep killing zombies before a timer expires or they explode.

READ MORE: Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War New Dropkick Game Mode Leaked

Playstation players will also receive Dark Aether intel in Zombies, and Raid as a new addition to the map list as Playstation exclusives.

Call of Duty Warzone Update

While fans are waiting for the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Midseason Update, a new Call of Duty Warzone update is here now.

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Call of Duty Warzone Update DMR Nerfs January 13
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TAKE THE FIELD: Warzone is a brand new experience after today's update

These are the patch notes for the January 13th Warzone update:

Blueprints

  • Gallantry mac 10
    • All stats updated to match base Mac-10

Weapons

DMR-14

  • • Bullet penetration reduced from sniper to AR
  • Damage falloff ranges decreased
    • 55 damage before / 48 damage after 750 units (down 70% from 2500 units)
  • Recoil increased
    • Increased moderately for second and third bullet
    • Increased slightly for subsequent bullets
  • Locational damage multipliers adjusted
    • Headshot now does less than 100 damage after 750 units
    • Lower torso reduced from 1.1 to 1.01 (~8%)
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Type 63

  • Bullet penetration reduced from sniper to AR
  • Damage falloff ranges decreased
    • 60 damage before / 45 damage after 900 units (down 55% from 2000 units)

Burst Pistol

  • Max damage reduced from 45 to 40 (~11%)
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Attachments

DMR-14

  • Front Grip
    • Vertical recoil reduction removed
    • Horizontal recoil reduction increased from 20% to 30%
  • Field Agent Foregrip
    • Vertical recoil reduction decreased from 35% to 25%
    • Horizontal recoil reduction increased from 35% to 30%
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Type 63

  • Front Grip
    • Vertical recoil reduction removed
    • Horizontal recoil reduction increased from 20% to 30%
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
    • Vertical recoil reduction decreased from 45% to 30%
    • Horizontal recoil reduction decreased from 45% to 40%
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Burst Pistol

  • Akimbo
    • All location damage multipliers set to 1

Tactical Equipment

  • Player no longer gets infinite tactical equipment (Stim) when dropping their weapons while cooking a grenade

Challenges

  • Seasonal Challenges fixed to appear/track as intended
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