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29 Jan 2021

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Update: 28 January - Playlists, Release Time, Multiplayer, Zombies & More

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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Update - January 28

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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Update - January 22

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Warzone Playlist Update - 22 January

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Patch Notes - 7 January

Treyarch have hit us with yet another big update in Black Ops Cold War!

This update comes with some Playlist changes, and sets things up for more releases next week.

Release Date

The newest Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Update went live on 28 January, introducing new Playlist options.

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

Let's go over what's new and what's coming next!

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Update - January 28

The new Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Playlist Update is only the first of some awesome changes coming soon.

Here's what's now available in-game as of 28 January:

  • New Tracer Pack Rogue Bundle
  • 3v3 Gunfight Snipers Only is back

READ MORE: Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Warzone full Weekly Briefing notes

While these new things are nice, fans should be excited for what's coming next on 4 February - which includes the new Call of Duty Zombies map Firebase Z which will be free for all players!

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Update - January 22

This week's Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War update went arrived on 22 January, packing a huge punch introducing 2 new multiplayer game modes, and improving the Cranked game mode in Call of Duty Zombies among plenty more.

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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.

Let's dive right into this week's COD Black Ops Cold War update patch notes:

Multiplayer

Featured Playlists

  • Snipers Only Moshpit
  • Dropkick (6v6)
  • Nuketown 24/7
  • Raid + Crossroads Strike 24/7
  • Gunfight
  • Face Off (3v3)
  • Prop Hunt

Zombies

Stability

  • General stability improvements.

Modes

  • Cranked
    • Removed Plaguehound rounds.
    • Cranked Timer now pauses while using Support items.
    • Addressed an issue that caused the Cranked Timer to remain visible after death.

Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • Addressed an issue that could allow players to remain in first-person inside Dungeons.

Along with these changes came a new Playlist Update for Call of Duty Warzone!

Warzone Playlist Update - 22 January

Verdansk:

  • BR Quads
  • BR Trios
  • BR Duos
  • BR Solos
  • Blood Money Quads

Rebirth Island:

  • Resurgence Duos
  • Mini Royale Quads

Multiplayer Update - 7 January

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.

Zombies Update - 7 January

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.

Patch Notes - 7 January

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:

GLOBAL

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.

MULTIPLAYER

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

Modes

  • 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.

Scorestreaks

  • 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.

ZOMBIES

Stability

  • Added various stability fixes.

Gameplay

  • 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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