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The Season 2 Reloaded update is out now for Black Ops Cold War and it brings quite a bit of content to the game.

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Below, we have everything you need to know about what's coming to Treyarch's 80's shooter.

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LATEST - The Update Is Actually Out Now

Treyarch has opted to abandon their usual Thursday slot for updates and push out the Season 2 Reloaded update for Black Ops Cold War a little earlier in the week.

If you didn't manage to preload the update, it went live at 00:00 EST / 05:00 BST on March 30th.

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This is a little earlier than the usual Thursday at 13:00 EST / 18:00 BST time slot that Treyarch often opts for when updating their title.

This means that we could still be waiting for a full playlist update and in-store bundle refresh. The Black Ops Cold War store refreshes daily at the same time, 13:00 EST / 18:00 BST, so it might be worth checking back then for a few more Weapon Blueprint and Operator Bundles.

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Preloading Is Live

It has been reported over the last twenty-four hours that preloading for Black Ops Cold War's next major update is here.

If you're on a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, you should be able to initiate and begin downloading the Season 2 Reloaded update for Black Ops Cold War ahead of its release.

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What is interesting is that some people are suggesting that Season 2 Reloaded will begin on March 30th at 00:00 EST / 05:00 BST.

With every past Call of Duty update coming out on a Thursday, this seems wholly unlikely and we are expecting this earlier installation is just there to allow for a smooth addition of the content on Thursday in the regular update slot.

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Release Date & Time

The next major update for Black Ops Cold War, Season 2 Reloaded, is due on April 1st and should go live around 18:00 GMT / 14:00 ET.

As with previous seasons, we are expecting pre-loading to be made available. However, there is currently no news as to when this will go live.

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We will make sure we keep things updates as-and-when more information is revealed.

New Operators

Wolf and Rivas, who both feature in the Black Ops Cold War Season 2 Cinematic Trailer seen below, are both due to be added to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone in the coming update.

We don't know for certain how much their Operator Bundles will cost, but based on previous mid-season Operators, we're expecting them to be 2,400 COD Points.

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In a similar fashion to Maxis' introduction in Week 2 of Season 2, we are expecting one new Operator to join the store with next week's update and another to join a week later in the store refresh.

New Maps

There are three new multiplayer maps coming to Black Ops Cold War in the next major update and we have a brief look at what to expect below.

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Miami Strike, a smaller day-time variant of Miami, is coming to all 6v6 playlists.

Next Black Ops Cold War Update Season 2 Reloaded Miami Strike
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SUNNY - Miami's never looked brighter than this!

Mansion is joining Gunfight and Face-Off as the next new small-scale multiplayer map.

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Next Black Ops Cold War Update Season2 Reloaded Mansion
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OPEN UP - The middle of Mansion is going to be deadly

Finally, Golova, which you might have seen in Outbreak, is joining the Multi-Team playlist map rotations.

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DEATH TRAP - Golova is going to be a chaotic new Fireteam map, for sure

Playlist Updates

We don't know just yet all of the Playlist updates coming to Black Ops Cold War in the next update as they are mostly independent of the upcoming content additions.

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Each week, there is a refresher and playlists are rotated on both Zombies and Multiplayer for Black Ops Cold War.

That being said, we do know the following thanks to Treyarch on Twitter:

New Outbreak Content?

Outbreak was, and is, a smash hit amongst Treyarch's COD Zombies and the next Black Ops Cold War update is bringing another map into rotation.

The long-awaited Fireteam map, Sanatorium, is being added to Outbreak with a little twist. It's going to be dark!

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That's right, Sanatorium (Night) is coming to Black Ops Cold War Zombies Oubtreak in the next major update: Season 2 Reloaded.

The question we want to know is, can Manglers swim?

In addition to this, changes to how Weapon Blueprints work in Outbreak are coming! You can now apply any owned weapon blueprint to your gun at any time.

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Patch Notes

Although we don't have the full Patch Notes just yet, we do know that the following weapons will be receiving a tuning update:

  • RPD
  • M60
  • Stoner 63
  • LC10
  • AK-74u
  • MAC-10
  • KSP 45
  • Milano 821
  • Krig 6
  • FFAR 1
  • Groza
  • Magnum
  • RPG-7
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Below, we have a small snippet of what's in store in the next update. We will make sure we update this when the full Patch Notes drop for the next Black Ops Cold War update soon.

Global Updates

2XP Event

  • 2XP now available on PlayStation through 10AM PT March 26.
  • Triple-Double Weekend begins 10AM PT March 26 on all platforms (Double XP, Double Weapon XP, Double Battle Pass XP). Ends 10AM PT March 29.

Visuals

  • Addressed a visual issue where Naga’s legs could display improperly.
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Multiplayer Updates

New Weapons

  • R1 Shadowhunter (added Mar. 24)
    • New one-shot kill crossbow available via in-game challenge and the Store.
    • Added to the Special weapon category in Create-a-Class.

Featured Playlists

  • Nuclear Apocalypse [NEW]
    • TDM, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint on Nuketown ’84 and Apocalypse.
    • Also available in Hardcore via Quick Play.
  • Snipers Only Moshpit
  • Stockpile
  • Gun Game
  • Nuketown 24/7 (also available in Hardcore)
  • Gunfight
  • Face Off (also available in Hardcore)
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Zombies Gameplay

  • Addressed an issue where multiple players would not receive a prompt to accept the Exfil after a player used the radio to call in the helicopter.

Featured Playlists

  • Outbreak
  • Firebase Z
  • Die Maschine
  • Dead Ops Arcade: First Person
  • Dead Ops Arcade
  • Onslaught (PS4/PS5)
  • Onslaught Apocalypse (PS4/PS5)
  • Onslaught Nuketown (PS4/PS5)
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