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Jan. 7 Patch Notes + Mid-Season Preview

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Raid + Crossroads Strike 24/7, Gunfight Blueprints, Dirty Bomb Duos, Gameplay Improvements, Warzone Updates, and a Mid-Season Content Preview

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Daily Challenges Have Arrived!

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Earn bonus XP for completing new objectives each day and enjoy Double Battle Pass XP, Raid 24/7, 3v3 Face Off, and more.

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Season One is Here!

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Welcome to the biggest content drop in Black Ops history.

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Season One Arrives Dec. 16!

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Dec. 9 Patch Notes

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Dec. 8 Update: Prepare for Season One

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Nov 30. Patch Notes

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Nov 25. Patch Notes

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SEASON ONE: RELOADED

The biggest year in Black Ops gets even bigger today with new Multiplayer and Zombies content, plus more new surprises coming later in Season One. Warzone also receives a new set of featured playlists alongside this week’s weapon tuning and game updates – read on for details below.

LIVE NOW: NEW MAP, NEW MODES, NEW WEAPONRY + MORE

Today’s mid-season Black Ops Cold War update delivers a massive new 40-player Multiplayer map with Sanatorium, the all-new 6v6 Dropkick mode, the new Wakizashi melee weapon, our frantic new Cranked mode in Zombies, new in-game Zombies intel as Raid joins Onslaught on PlayStation, and more.

  •  New MP Map: Sanatorium
    • Ten teams of four drop in and face off in this experimental Soviet health retreat based in the Ural Plains. Collect and deposit uranium, wipe out the enemy teams, and dominate the opposition with land, sea, and air vehicles. Commandeer a fleet of watercraft including Gunboats and the new Tactical Raft to control the surrounding waters.
  • New MP Mode: Dropkick
    • Jump into this brand-new, fast-paced 6v6 mode where two teams fight for control of a nuclear briefcase, with plenty of opportunity for epic back-and-forth gameplay. While in control of the briefcase, you’ll gain access to nuclear launch codes and earn points for your team. The first team to reach the score limit by controlling the briefcase triggers the nuke for explosive results!
  • New Zombies Mode: Cranked
    • It’s kill or be killed as the clock ticks down in our newest Zombies mode. Eliminate zombies to reset the timer and stay alive – if your timer reaches zero, you’ll explode! The timer gets shorter as the game progresses, so watch out for the Cranked Timer power-up to temporarily freeze your team’s countdown. When the last player dies, it’s game over. Make use of the in-game Ping system to help your squad survive!
  • New Zombies Onslaught Map: Raid (PS4/PS5)
    • Zombies fans on PlayStation can now take on the undead in Raid to earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold rankings in Onslaught. Take on enough elite enemies and you’ll unlock some exclusive rewards, along with some new in-game intel along the way.
  • New Weapon: Wakizashi
    • A sleek new sword has arrived for fans of close-quarters action, offering a slightly better reach compared to the standard Knife in exchange for speed. The Wakizashi can be unlocked via in-game challenge, or as a Weapon Blueprint in the new “Disavowed Assassin” Store Bundle. Once unlocked, the Wakizashi can also be taken into Zombies via loadout support, so you can chop ‘til you drop for weapon camos and XP.

As announced in today’s new roadmap , there’s plenty more content on the way throughout the rest of Season one:

  • New Operator: Zeyna (Jan. 21)
    • This Senegal-born DGSE Mobility and Heavy Weapons specialist has been a motorhead for as long as she can remember. Watch for Zeyna in a new Store Bundle available on Jan. 21.
  • New Zombies Map: “Firebase Z” (Feb. 4)
  • New MP Map: Express (Feb. 4)
    • A competitive classic returns from Black Ops II! Express arrives in Multiplayer on Feb. 4th, providing plenty of close-quarters and long-range engagements among the bullet train tracks in this high-speed rail station. Remember to mind the gap.
  • League Play (In Season)
    • As the 2021 Call of Duty League season gets ready to kick off, we’re planning to bring League Play to Black Ops Cold War in the second half of Season One. Keep an eye out for more details in the coming weeks as we prep for launch.
  • New Multiplayer Modes (In Season)
    • In addition to this week’s new Dropkick mode, watch for more Multiplayer modes to follow, including the new Snipers Only Moshpit, new ways to play Gunfight, and more.

Get more details on today’s update and the future of Season One at the Call of Duty Blog.

ZOMBIES FREE ACCESS WEEK BEGINS

For the first time in Call of Duty history, Zombies will be available for free during Zombies Free Access Week! Grab your friends and take on the terrors of “Die Maschine” and the new Cranked mode for free through Jan. 21. Download Zombies Free Access in your platform’s store to get started.

Note: We're aware of an issue where Zombies Free Access players can currently only be joined by other players at the main menu. If you're hosting other players as a Zombies Free Access player, be sure to squad up at the main menu before heading into Zombies.

DOUBLE WEAPON XP WEEKEND STARTS JAN. 15

As a reminder, we’re kicking off the weekend with Double Weapon XP in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone through 10AM PT Tuesday, Jan. 19th! Drop in and level up those weapons twice as fast, all weekend long.

Check out what’s new in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone below, and remember to visit our Trello board to see what we’re currently tracking for future updates:

 

GLOBAL

  • Weapons
    • Wakizashi
      • Now available via in-game challenge and as a Weapon Blueprint in the Store.

 

MULTIPLAYER

Maps

  • Sanatorium
    • New 40-player Multiplayer map set in an experimental Soviet health retreat in the Ural Plains.

 

Modes

  • Dropkick
    • Two teams fight for control of a nuclear briefcase, each gaining points when carrying the briefcase. The first team to reach the score limit by controlling the briefcase will trigger the nuke sequence to win.

 

Vehicles

  • Tactical Raft
    • New watercraft available for use in Sanatorium.

 

Featured Playlists

  • Dropkick [NEW]
  • Sanatorium 24/7 [NEW]
  • Nuketown 24/7
  • Raid + Crossroads Strike 24/7
  • Gunfight Blueprints
  • Face Off (3v3)
  • Prop Hunt

 

ZOMBIES

Modes

  • Cranked
    • Eliminate zombies to reset the Cranked Timer and keep yourself alive. Fail to eliminate a zombie before your timer reaches 0, and you’ll explode!
    • The Cranked Timer gets shorter and shorter as the game progresses. Keep an eye out for the Cranked Timer power-up, which temporarily freezes the Cranked Timer for all players on the team.
    • The game ends when all players are dead.

 

New Featured Playlists

  • Cranked
  • Onslaught Raid (PS4/PS5)

 

Weapons

  • Wakizashi
    • Loadout support for the Wakizashi added to Zombies, once unlocked.

 

Stability

  • General stability improvements.

 

And from Raven Software:

WARZONE

(updated Jan. 13)

 

Blueprint Weapons

  • Gallantry (Mac-10)
    • All stats updated to match base Mac-10.

 

Weapons

  • DMR 14
    • Bullet penetration reduced from sniper to assault rifle stats.
    • 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 bullets.
    • 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%).
  • Type 63
    • Bullet penetration reduced from sniper to assault rifle stats.
    • 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%).

 

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%.
  • 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%.
  • Burst Pistol
    • Akimbo
      • All location damage multipliers set to 1.

 

Tactical Equipment

  • Addressed an issue that allowed players to access unlimited tactical equipment (including Stim) when dropping their weapons while cooking a grenade.

 

Challenges

  • Season Challenges fixed to appear/track as intended

 

Featured Playlists (Updated Jan. 14)

  • Verdansk
    • Quads
    • Trios
    • Duos
    • Buy Back Solos
    • Plunder Trios
  • Rebirth Island
    • Resurgence Quads
    • Mini Royale Solo

 

- Treyarch and Raven Software

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