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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Update: 14 January - Playlists, Midseason Update, Expected Content, Release Time, Multiplayer, Zombies & More

Treyarch has a new Black Ops Cold War update in store for us!

So here's everything you need to know about the COD refresh arriving this week.

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Latest News: Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Midseason Update Playlist

Treyarch have revealed the Playlist Update changes in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Midseason Update.

This is only a piece of what we can expect in the massive Midseason Update!

Release Date

We are expecting a Black Ops Cold War update this Thursday, 14 January.

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COMING SOON: We are expecting an update in Cold War very soon!

Treyarch usually drop their updates in the evening, so expect it to arrive anytime from 6pm-9pm GMT.

We will update this page with new information as soon as it arrives.

Expected Content

Treyarch regularly uses their updates to refresh their game modes in COD: Black Ops Cold War and we can expect more of the same this week!

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NEXT GEN IMMERSION: Treyarch have hand-tuned each of the game’s weapons to reflect their feel when firing in-game.

In addition, Treyarch uses the update as a chance to fix any bug issues to the games.

Keep reading to find out what arrived earlier this month.

7 January Multiplayer Update

This Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War January 7 update changed quite a bit about Multiplayer, including the addition of new playlists like "Nuketown '84", "Raid + Crossroads Strike 24/7", "Fireteam: Dirty Bomb Duos", and more.

Other than that, some small scorestreak fixes and changes to XP values for Operator Missions have been implemented.


7 January Zombies Update

No major updates were added to the Zombies mode here, however, some stability fixes were introduced.

Dead Ops Arcade 3 did see some issues resolved, which are mostly small bugs or issues with particle effects.

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Zombies saw very few changes with this update, minus some Dead Ops Arcade 3 fixes.

7 January Patch Notes


The full Black Ops Cold War patch notes for the January 7 update have been released by Treyarch on their official blog and can be found below:


Daily Challenges

  • Addressed an issue that could prevent new Daily Challenges from appearing.
  • Addressed issues preventing the following Daily Challenges from tracking properly:
    • "Team Deathmatch Challenger"
    • "Hardcore Challenger"
    • "Hardcore Champion"

Season Challenges

  • Addressed an issue that could prevent progress from tracking for the "Mass Casualties" Challenge when using a Cruise Missile.


Featured Playlists

  • Raid + Crossroads Strike 24/7 [NEW]
    • Includes TDM, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint on Raid and Crossroads Strike.
    • Hardcore version also available in Quick Play.
  • Gunfight Blueprints [NEW]
    • 2v2 Gunfight matches using new randomized Weapon Blueprint-based loadouts.
  • Fireteam: Dirty Bomb Duos [NEW]
    • Fireteam: Dirty Bomb played with 20 players (10 teams of Duos).
  • Nuketown 24/7 [UPDATED]
    • Nuketown ’84 Holiday replaced with Nuketown ’84.
  • Face Off
  • Prop Hunt
  • Fireteam: Dirty Bomb


  • Gunfight
    • Added extra models and collision to prevent being able to kill enemies at their spawn in Game Show at the start of a match.
  • Combined Arms
    • Adjusted time in Combined Arms: Assault when a zone is captured.


  • H.A.R.P.
    • Addressed an issue in Hardcore modes where Spy Planes exiting the map could override the mini-map being active, even if a H.A.R.P. was still active.
  • Care Package
    • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when calling in a Holiday Care Package.

Operator Missions

  • Adjusted XP values for Operator Missions.



  • Added various stability fixes.


  • Closed various map exploit areas.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented the Ammo Mod from appearing on the player’s weapon immediately after using the Pack-a-Punch.

Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • Addressed an issue where the player could load into Dead Ops Arcade with the wrong Operator Skin.
  • Addressed an issue where the player could be downed by walking underneath a spike trap.
  • Addressed different effect issues occurring when transitioning from solo play.
  • Addressed various particle effect issues.

Onslaught (PS4/PS5)

  • Addressed an issue where a player could lose their Bronze chalice after a private match.
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