Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and the battle royale sport Warzone are every set to develop in a significant method this week with the launch of the much-anticipated Season 2 Reloaded replace. The replace provides new maps, modes, and options, together with new weapons and retailer bundles. Extra Zombies content material is deliberate as properly, and plenty extra.
Activision ran via all the small print in a blog post, and we have a roundup right here of the important thing factors.
- Season 2 Reloaded Timing
- File Dimension
- Trendy Warfare And Warzone File Dimension Discount
- New Maps For Black Ops Chilly Struggle
- New Multiplayer Modes And Extra
- Weapon Stability Modifications
- New Zombies Content material
- PlayStation Unique Content material
- New Operators
- A New Weapon
- Extra Retailer Bundles
- Patch Notes
- LEAGUE PLAY
Season 2 Reloaded Timing
The Season 2 Reloaded replace goes dwell for Black Ops Chilly Struggle on March 29 at 9 PM PT, which is 12 AM ET on March 30. Warzone gamers get the replace slightly later, starting on March 30 at 11 PM PT, which is March 31 at 2 AM ET.
The file measurement for Season 2 Reloaded might be between 7.4 GB – 14.18 GB relying in your platform should you personal Black Ops Chilly Struggle. It is going to be 52-57.8 GB should you personal Warzone. The file measurement is so massive as a consequence of “the optimization of information,” Activision stated.
Black Ops Chilly Struggle Replace Sizes
- PlayStation 5: 12.2 GB
- PlayStation 4: 7.4 GB
- Xbox Sequence X / Xbox Sequence S: 14.18 GB
- Xbox One: 9.13 GB
- PC: 8.1 GB
Warzone Replace Sizes
- PlayStation 5: 52.0 GB
- PlayStation 4: 52.0 GB
- Xbox Sequence X / Xbox Sequence S: 57.8 GB
- Xbox One: 57.8 GB
- PC: 52.4 GB (Warzone solely) / 133.6 GB (Warzone and Trendy Warfare)
Trendy Warfare And Warzone File Dimension Discount
The Season 2 Reloaded replace is gigantic, however it additionally results in an total discount in obtain measurement as soon as it is full. Individuals who personal the complete model of Trendy Warfare and Warzone, or those that personal simply Warzone, will see their file measurement drop total.
“Enhancements to the general content material administration system has been made potential via information optimization and streamlining content material packs wanted for particular person sport modes,” Activision stated. “This can come after a bigger than standard, one-time replace for Season Two Reloaded, which can embody these optimizations and is critical in an effort to cut back the general footprint; future patch sizes for Trendy Warfare and Warzone are anticipated to be smaller than the one set to launch on March 30 at 11PM PST.”
With the replace utilized, Warzone’s file measurement will drop by between 10.9 GB and 14.2 GB, whereas the Trendy Warfare/Warzone file measurement will fall by between 30.6 GB and 33.6 GB.
Here’s a rundown of the approximate discount in file measurement you will see for Warzone and Trendy Warfare/Warzone in your particular platform:
- PlayStation 5: 10.9 GB (Warzone Solely) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Trendy Warfare)
- PlayStation 4: 10.9 GB (Warzone Solely) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Trendy Warfare)
- Xbox Sequence X / Xbox Sequence S: 14.2 GB (Warzone Solely) / 33.6 GB (Warzone and Trendy Warfare)
- Xbox One: 14.2 GB (Warzone Solely) / 33.6 GB (Warzone and Trendy Warfare)
- PC: 11.8 GB (Warzone Solely) / 30.6 GB (Warzone and Trendy Warfare)
New Maps For Black Ops Chilly Struggle
A number of new maps are coming to Black Ops Chilly Struggle within the Season 2 Reloaded replace, the primary of which is Miami Strike. A 6v6 map, it is a smaller model of Miami that is set within the day as an alternative of evening. Folks complained that the unique model of Miami was too darkish and too massive, so Treyarch tweaked it and created Miami Strike.
Gamers can strive Miami Strike to their coronary heart’s content material within the 24/7 playlist for it this week.
One other new map is Mansion, which is ready in Cuba. This can be a 2v2 or 3v3 map which could be very small and guarantees “high-octane, frenetic firefights,” based on Activision.
The third new map accessible at launch with Season 2 Reloaded is Golova, which is a multi-team, large map set in a Russian village. Gamers may discover the map acquainted, as components of it had been included within the Outbreak mode for Zombies.
New Multiplayer Modes And Extra
Along with new maps, there are new multiplayer modes coming to Black Ops Chilly Struggle, the primary of which is Multi-Staff Hardpoint. That is the biggest model of Hardpoint, that includes 10 squads of 4 preventing to regulate Hardpoints throughout the map. Along with being performed with extra folks and on bigger maps, Multi-Staff Hardpoint provides gamers 1 level for each second when all teammates are within the Hardpoint. The primary to 1,000 factors wins.
The favored Prop Hunt mode will get new maps and props with Season 2 Reloaded, with Miami Strike and Satellite tv for pc becoming a member of the combo. New props are included, however Activision did not specify them.
Sooner or later in Season 2 Reloaded, a brand new characteristic referred to as Gunsmith Customs might be added to Black Ops Chilly Struggle. This enables gamers to combine and match attachments that had been beforehand locked to at least one weapon.
Weapon Stability Modifications
The Season 2 Reloaded replace introduces a sequence of weapon steadiness adjustments for LMGs in addition to extra tuning for the LC10, AK-74u, Mac-10, KSP 45, Milano 821, Krig 6, FFAR 1, Groza, Magnum, and RPG-7. There are additionally adjustments coming to a number of attachments, in addition to assault rifles and SMGs. Moreover, rocket injury has been elevated total towards enemies with Flak Jacket in Hardcore. You may see a rundown of all of the adjustments beneath within the official patch notes.
New Zombies Content material
Zombies followers are getting some new content material and options, together with the brand new Sanatorium evening area of the Outbreak map. This is similar Sanatorium you already know, however at evening, which ought to make it rather a lot spookier.
There may be additionally a brand new Outbreak goal referred to as Safe, which challenges gamers to safe particular assets from the undead and defend it for a sure time period.
“Squad up and name down the Essence Conversion Modules from orbit. These rocket-powered assortment capsules siphon Essence from the undead and convert it into objects you should utilize in fight,” reads a line from its description. “To finish this job, Requiem brokers should kill zombies within the established perimeter till the conversion course of is full… simpler stated than accomplished.”
A brand new Outbreak automobile can also be coming to Zombies within the Season 2 Reloaded update–the filth bike. This can be a quick automobile that handles properly and will provide help to transfer throughout the map rapidly to keep away from the undead and full targets.
There can even be extra secrets and techniques to find, together with new audio logs and radio transmissions that shed new mild on the overarching Darkish Aether story. Activision additionally teased that gamers can anticipate “different mysteries” to find throughout the map.
In different Zombies information, the Useless Ops Arcade is getting tweak so gamers get XP and battle cross XP for collaborating. Activision additionally reminded gamers that Useless Ops Arcade not too long ago added a first-person mode, so gamers can test it out from a brand new perspective.
A brand new Useless Ops Arcade map referred to as Silverback Slideways is coming to Zombies within the new replace as properly; that is the fourth Silverback Slideways map within the sport.
Lastly, Zombies followers are getting a brand new characteristic within the replace referred to as “Apply Blueprint.” This lets you apply any weapon blueprint to their weapon from the Pause menu in not solely Outbreak, but in addition Firebase Z and Die Maschine.
PlayStation Unique Content material
Sony’s exclusivity cope with Activision continues with Season 2 Reloaded, as Onslaught gamers can take a look at the brand new Containment mode on the sport’s Gunfight maps. There are additionally new Stage 2 and Stage 3 armor drops, an ammo mode, and aether software that gamers can use to improve their weapons. New Bronze, Silver, and Gold Chalice drops are coming as properly. This content material will presumably be accessible on different platforms past PlayStation later.
The Operator listing for Black Ops Chilly Struggle and Warzone grows with the Season 2 Reloaded replace to incorporate a person named Wolf, who might be accessible at launch.
“From a younger age, Terrell Wolf perfected his expertise as a hunter within the Louisiana bayous surrounding his grandparent’s house,” reads a line from his description. “Coming into service on his 18th birthday in reminiscence of his fallen brother, he now stalks extra harmful prey as an elite Delta Power sniper working alongside Woods within the seek for Russell Adler.”
Wolf has a canine good friend who comes out for a brutal ending transfer.
The second new Operator is Rivas, who grew up in Nicaragua and witnessed the brutality of the cartel first-hand. “Her expertise are unparalleled within the persevering with seek for Adler,” reads a line from her description.
Wolf might be accessible on the Season 2 Reloaded launch whereas Rivas is because of launch later. They are often bought in retailer bundles with Name of Responsibility Factors.
A New Weapon
The ZRG 20mm sniper is coming to Black Ops Chilly Struggle and Warzone later within the season. This new sniper rifle has a quick reload velocity and is able to dropping an enemy with a single shot not solely to the pinnacle but in addition within the chest or shoulders, making it very lethal. You may unlock the weapon by finishing an in-game problem or you should buy it outright.
Extra Retailer Bundles
Season 2 Reloaded will add quite a few different retailer bundles down the highway, together with the Dragon’s Greed bundle that comes with numerous dragon-themed objects.
Final of all, Activision revealed the complete patch notes for the Season 2 Reloaded replace, they usually cowl the particular weapon steadiness adjustments and all the things else. Have a look:
- Assault Rifles
- Krig 6
- Improved visibility whereas firing in ADS.
- Full tuning cross on weapon accuracy, weapon motion, and visible readability whereas firing with any Optic attachment.
- Addressed situations of the weapon feeling “floaty” when firing for a protracted period of time.
- FFAR 1
- Elevated ballistic velocity by 12.8%.
- Elevated most injury vary by 40%.
- Full tuning cross on Muzzle and Underbarrel attachments that have an effect on Recoil on assault rifles.
- Krig 6
- Submachine Weapons
- Milano 821
- Elevated mid-range injury by 10%.
- Elevated mid-range injury vary by 33%.
- Elevated dash out velocity by 14.2%.
- Elevated elevate velocity by 11%.
- Barely elevated ADS-in velocity.
- KSP 45
- Elevated ballistic velocity by 32.5%.
- Diminished burst delay by 20%.
- Diminished accuracy with extended firing.
- Diminished muzzle velocity by 23.4%.
- Diminished max injury vary by 41%.
- Barely lowered mid-range injury.
- Modified bullet sample so as to add barely extra horizontal trajectories.
- Full tuning cross on Muzzle and Underbarrel attachments that have an effect on Recoil on SMGs.
- Milano 821
- Gentle Machine Weapons
- Gentle Machine Gun Alpha
- Diminished most injury vary by 25%.
- Gentle Machine Gun Alpha
- Sniper Rifles
- Disabled glint impact on sniper rifles with Iron Sights outfitted.
- Elevated ADS velocity by 11%.
- Barely decreased hip-fire accuracy.
- Twin Wield: Bullet trajectories at the moment are extra different when firing each weapons concurrently.
- Redesigned the 4.7” Takedown Barrel attachment right into a “Tight Snub” Barrel. This attachment now provides injury to each enemies and automobiles.
- Barely elevated blast radius.
- Vastly elevated size of straight rocket flight path.
- Rockets now inflict extra injury to enemies with Flak Jacket in Hardcore. Nonetheless requires a direct hit for a 1-hit kill.
- Infantry V-Choke
- Up to date attachment description to make clear execs and cons.
- Infantry V-Choke
- Weapon Development
- Gamers can now earn Weapon XP and Problem progress through the use of any weapon, even when they don’t presently personal it (for instance, utilizing one other participant’s weapon picked up from the bottom that the participant doesn’t presently personal).
- Barely lowered velocity of adjusting stances from stand, crouch, and susceptible. Extra changes to come back to deal with remaining disparity between 1st-person and Third-person views.
- Added Automobiles part.
- Addressed a problem with the “Killed By” stat not monitoring correctly.
- Miami Strike (6v6)
- Miami Strike added to 6v6 rotation in Multiplayer modes.
- Miami Strike will change the unique Miami map in all core modes apart from Mixed Arms, Search & Destroy, and VIP Escort.
- Miami Strike 24/7 playlist additionally accessible at launch.
- Mansion (2v2, 3v3)
- Mansion added to rotation in Gunfight and Face Off.
- Golova (Multi-Staff)
- Golova added to rotation in Multi-Staff modes.
- Hardpoint: Addressed a problem that allowed gamers to seize P3 Hardpoint exterior of the supposed boundary.
- The Pines
- Management: Adjusted Zone B to permit capturing towards the pizza counter.
- Hardpoint: Adjusted distance of spawns from P1 to every aspect of the map to scale back probabilities of spawning beside or behind enemy staff.
- Management: Prolonged Zone A as much as the platform exterior of “inexperienced” room.
- Management: Conditional Attacker spawns added to scale back journey time to Zone A.
- Hardpoint: Eliminated spawns that had been too near P2 and P5.
- Hardpoint: Added a bigger unfold of spawns for P1, P2, and P3 to scale back probabilities of spawning behind enemy staff.
- Miami (Authentic)
- Scaled down bullet collision on the Miami Patrol van.
- Multi-Staff Hardpoint
- New Multiplayer mode added to Multi-Staff.
- 10 squads of 4 struggle for a number of Hardpoints at a time. Every set of Hardpoints lasts 120 seconds earlier than rotating to the following places.
- Groups will earn 1 level each second for all teammates inside a Hardpoint.
- The primary squad to achieve 1,000 factors wins the match.
- Prop Hunt
- Miami Strike and Satellite tv for pc added to map rotation.
- Refreshed prop rotation for a number of present maps.
- Addressed a problem the place the Finest Play prop digital camera might seem underground.
- New Customized Sport Choices added:
- Time Per Phase: The period of time added onto the present spherical time restrict when a zone phase is captured.
- Time beyond regulation Guidelines: Determines whether or not Time beyond regulation Protection is given to the staff with essentially the most kills or essentially the most zone segments captured through the earlier rounds.
- New Customized Sport Choices added:
- Added Gunfight mode-specific Medals.
- Battle Chatter now disabled in Gunfight and Gunfight variants.
- VIP Escort
- Addressed a problem the place the participant might hear incorrect VO traces when starting a spherical because the VIP.
- Addressed a problem the place teammates might spawn on high of each other after a staff wipe respawn.
- Enemy purple dots will now be prioritized on high of goal icons on the mini-map.
- Miami Strike 24/7 [NEW]
- Multi-Staff Hardpoint – Golova [NEW]
- Multi-Staff Moshpit [NEW]
- Moshpit of Multi-Staff modes, together with 40-Participant Hardpoint on Ruka, Alpine, Sanatorium, and Golova.
- Prop Hunt [NEW]
- Snipers Solely Moshpit
- Nuketown 24/7
- Face Off
- Flashbang/Shocked Challenges at the moment are simpler to finish.
- Fog of Struggle
- Addressed inconsistencies with the Smoke Grenade Cowl Assists fight stat.
- Addressed points with “Fog of Struggle” Problem and “Sight Unseen” Medal not monitoring correctly with the Hazard Shut Wildcard outfitted.
- Up to date Problem description for readability.
- Gestures can now be used earlier than the spherical begins.
- Up to date messaging when a participant is kicked from the occasion.
- Addressed and problem the place gamers on Mounted Turrets may very well be resistant to Filth Bike automobiles.
- Addressed a problem the place VO would say “No Targets Destroyed” if the Assault Helicopter was destroyed with a Cruise Missile.
- Regulation Breaker
- Regulation Breaker in League Play will not permit any weapon to be put into both weapon slot. Gamers will solely be capable of use a Major and Secondary weapon.
- Regulation Breaker will now solely permit gamers to equip a number of Perks from the identical Perk class.
- Perk Greed
- Perk Greed is now restricted fully.
- Gamers who stop out of energetic matches or are kicked for pleasant fireplace will now be issued a matchmaking suspension for a time period.
- Penalties will escalate if the participant continues to stop out of matches or is persistently kicked for pleasant fireplace.
- Prolonged placement bracket to incorporate Prime 25 and Prime 50.
- Up to date gem illustration in Rank Development display.
- Up to date Ladder Occasion Full display with new gem celebration animation.
- Added location to the highest of the League Play Ladder to showcase present placement gems.
- New Area
- Sanatorium (Night time) area added to Outbreak.
- New Goal
- Safe Goal added to Outbreak.
- New Automobile
- Filth Bike automobile added to Outbreak.
- New Intel
- New Audio Logs and Radio Transmissions added for gamers to find within the Ural Mountains.
- Added fixes for numerous crashes associated to Goals, Trials, the RAI-Okay 84, and the Frost Blast Subject Improve.
- Addressed numerous points the place gamers might fall out of the map on Alpine.
- Addressed a problem the place gamers might get caught in a planter on Golova.
- Addressed a problem the place the Golden Chest might push automobiles beneath the map.
- Addressed a problem the place kills with automobiles weren’t all the time contributing to the Dragon Relic.
- Gamers will now take injury from the Dragon Relic rocket thrusters when it takes off. Look out beneath!
- Diminished period of Holdout Goal by 30 seconds.
- Added Ammo Cache to the Holdout Goal house in Alpine.
- Cleaned up areas that had been interfering with barricading and taking pictures out of home windows within the Golova Holdout Goal.
- The Defend console now takes extra injury from Hellhounds.
- Addressed a problem the place selecting up the specimen head whereas susceptible might forestall the participant from with the ability to deposit it through the Defend Goal.
- Addressed a problem the place the progress bar for depositing the canister might break through the Retrieve Goal.
- Enemies will not de-spawn when the Payload teleports.
- Addressed numerous zombie pathing points in Ruka, Alpine, and Golova.
- Addressed a problem the place Manglers might nonetheless use their arm cannons and Krasny Soldats might nonetheless use their jet packs after they had been destroyed by Vitality Mines.
- Addressed a problem the place injury from the Tempest was not mitigated by Armor.
- Addressed a problem the place zombies would ignore gamers when one other participant deployed a Cymbal Monkey and left the match.
- Subject Upgrades
- Addressed a problem the place Subject Upgrades may very well be reset after switching courses and warping to a different area.
- Addressed a problem the place Subject Improve cost was not reset when altering courses.
- Addressed a problem the place Elites weren’t being counted towards the Outbreak Eliminations problem.
- Addressed a problem the place Trials challenges had been duplicating sooner than supposed.
- Addressed a problem the place gamers had been unable to re-roll attachments on some weapons after upgrading them on the Pack-a-Punch machine.
- Closed an exploit that allowed duplication of the Ray Gun or RAI-Okay 84 utilizing the Pack-a-Punch machine.
- Addressed a problem the place gamers with a full stack of Tools had the choice to select up that very same Tools and drop their stack.
- Assist weapons that use ammo will not be refilled when warping to a different area.
Spherical-Based mostly Maps
- Firebase Z
- Addressed a problem the place cross-platform gamers had been unable to load right into a Non-public match.
- Closed an exploit within the Village the place zombies had been unable to assault the participant.
- Closed an exploit that allowed gamers to depart the map in Rocky Protection.
- Closed an exploit that allowed accessing the Teleporter earlier than buying the primary door.
- Die Maschine
- Addressed a problem the place the D.I.E. Shockwave may very well be obtained via the door to its location.
- Added numerous crash fixes associated to aspect quests.
Useless Ops Arcade 3
- Gamers now earn participant XP and Battle Cross development in all Useless Ops Arcade modes (topic to extra tuning).
- Bonus Maps
- New Silverback Slideways bonus map added to rotation.
- Elevated Key spawn charges and added extra Key places.
- Tuned the variety of hits a participant can take up in The Wild earlier than dying.
- Tuned life donation rewards.
- Added fixes for numerous shield-type pickups not correctly crediting their proprietor with kills.
- Addressed a problem the place spinning Chickens might probably kill the participant with sawblades.
- Addressed a problem the place gamers had been typically unable to depart the Lethal Dungeon when accumulating the ladder.
- Addressed a problem the place gamers may very well be left behind when the Dungeon was triggered.
- Addressed a problem the place the Flogger Lure might trigger unintentional participant deaths.
- Added numerous exploit fixes.
- Boss / Underboss stage enemies will now kill in a single shot no matter whether or not the participant is in First Individual.
- Diminished explosive injury vary of Meatballs once they die.
- Addressed a problem that might end in spawning invisible enemies.
- Addressed a problem the place the Spider might launch the participant’s automobile out of the map.
- Addressed a problem the place our bodies might disappear in sure graphical modes.
- Addressed a problem the place some particle results weren’t enjoying on enemies.
- Addressed a problem the place particular particle results might stay on-screen as an alternative of being cleaned up.
- Addressed a problem the place deciding on the Flip Bumper controller setting might create a battle when switching from First Individual mode to traditional mode.
- Added numerous crash fixes.
- Gamers at the moment are capable of instantly stop the match after a bunch migration happens in Useless Ops Arcade 3.
- Battle to comprise the forces of the Darkish Aether and survive an intense new expertise on close-quarters Gunfight maps.
- Blueprint Problem
- Full the most recent Blueprint Problem unlock the unique “Jungle Fighter” tactical rifle Weapon Blueprint.
- New Merchandise Drops
- Stage 2 and Stage 3 Armor drops now accessible.
- Ammo Mod drops now accessible that apply a random alternate ammo sort to your weapon.
- Aether Software drops now accessible that improve your weapon.
- Bronze, Silver, and Gold Chalice drops now accessible that can Pack-a-Punch your weapon, as soon as earned.
- Server Pause
- Server pause now accessible in Non-public Onslaught matches.
- Firebase Z
- Die Maschine
- Useless Ops Arcade: First Individual
- Useless Ops Arcade
- Onslaught (PS4/PS5)
- Onslaught Containment [NEW] (PS4/PS5)
- Onslaught Nuketown (PS4/PS5)
- Onslaught Apocalypse (PS4/PS5)
- Apply Blueprint
- Gamers can now apply any Weapon Blueprint they personal to their weapon within the Pause menu, together with any weapon picked up or acquired from a Wall Purchase.
- Useless Wire
- Useless Wire Tier V now accurately spreads to three targets as an alternative of 5.
- Addressed a problem the place Useless Wire was doing the identical quantity of tick injury to zombies and particular enemies.
- Elemental Pop
- Tuned down depth of FX on Tier V electrical discharge for Elemental Pop.
- Addressed a problem the place some gamers might get caught on the Pause display in Zombies.
- Addressed situations the place gamers weren’t put into the identical occasion after accepting an invitation.
- Addressed a problem in “Finish of the Line” the place the participant might fall via the bottom after utilizing a turret.
- Addressed a uncommon crash that might happen when coming into or quitting a mission.