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Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War gets its big Season 3 update tonight with four more multiplayer maps, six new weapons, and a new chapter of Zombies in Outbreak.
On Thursday at noon, the Season 3 update will arrive for Call of Duty: Warzone, the free Battle Royale version of Call of Duty. And earlier today, Activision Blizzard said the Call of Duty franchise has now surpassed 400 million copies sold since its debut in 2003.
Normally, this is the time of year when Activision reveals the first details of its new game slated for fall. But with the success of Warzone and the nature of Call of Duty all year round, the seasonal update has become much more important than before. The developers of Cold War are Raven Software and Treyarch, with Treyarch focusing more on multiplayer now and Raven taking on Warzone.
Players are following a tale from Warzone where zombies took control of the battle royale map, the city of Verdansk, and saw it rise in a mushroom cloud as authorities detonated a missile nuclear over the city in order to stop the zombies. The event ends Thursday at noon Pacific Time.
I love the intertwining of the plots between Cold War, Zombies, and Warzone – at least for now. I liked the battle that took place on Mount Yamantau in the Cold War game, and I’m happy to see a new multiplayer map based on this location. Otherwise, I can’t wait to see more as the new season kicks off.
New file sizes
Cold War’s four new multiplayer maps include three 6v5 maps: Yamantau, Diesel, and Standoff. Duga is a multi-team card. Sticks and Stones is returning as a sort of melee mode, and the update also brings a new multi-team elimination mode. And Cold War’s file size ranges from 8.1GB to 13.1GB, down from previous sizes.
“We are constantly updating the fact that we recently had the opportunity to actively select which sections of the game to load,” Amos Hodge, Creative Director at Raven Software, said during a press briefing. “It’s the amount of content. He’s a single player, he’s zombies, he’s MP, he’s Warzone. It’s like four games. We are continually working on file sizes. We know this is a problem. You will see it improve. “
The Warzone / Cold War multiplayer storyline will tie the storylines of Zombies, Warzone, and Cold War into one story. In Season 3, the teams must save CIA agent Russel Adler, who has been kidnapped by Naga. This will give the villain, Stitch, time to execute his grand plan. Cold War will have limited time in-game events, operators, and challenges. The three new operators are: Wraith, Knight and Antonov. Captain Price will also arrive in Cold War multiplayer as a Legendary Operator.
The teams always collaborate remotely, Hodge said. He said remote testing made it easier to see how players were experiencing the game.
“Working from home has helped us in a number of ways. This facilitated communication with the other studios. The gaming test is a big sinkhole, and it’s almost like a LAN environment. Everyone is screaming. Sometimes the gameplay can feel more fun when it isn’t. What’s fun is the camaraderie, the LAN Party vibe. “
Those who purchase a version of Black Ops: Cold War at the start of Season 3 will receive the Captain Price Operator to use in Black Ops: Cold War and Warzone. Additionally, anyone who already owns Black Ops: Cold War will automatically receive the Captain Price Operator at the start of Season Three.
Weapons include the PPSh-41 SMG, Swiss K31 Sniper Rifle, Balistic Knife Melee Weapon, CARV.2 Tactical Rifle, AMP63: Pistol, and Baseball Bat Melee Weapon. Hopefully, there is nothing mastered here as we need good weapons but nothing that will disrupt the gameplay again.
Yamantau (6 vs. 6, launch week)
The teams will fight through the collapsed remains of the Soviet observatory on Mount Yamantau. They will fight through a huge downed satellite dish, snowy interiors and broken podiums. You will be able to quickly cross your enemies to make the jump on the competition.
Diesel (6-vs-6/2-vs-2/3-vs-3, launch week)
In the desert, players will prepare for Gunfight mode fights on this fast-paced map. You can fight around a gas station and its surrounding buildings in the middle of the badlands.
Standoff (6 against 6, in season)
This Black Ops II classic returns in Cold War multiplayer mode. Face off against this mid-sized map, which features three approaches and offers plenty of opportunities to outsmart your opponents. Watch these buildings and watch out for the van near the hay bales.
Duga (multi-team, in season)
You can deploy your team to the Ural Mountains in this new multi-team environment. Duga offers styles of play, whether you prefer to roam central administrative offices for close range battles or make your way around the perimeter through the bus depot to the chemical processing plant for gunmen. ‘elite. You can also climb to the top of the network tower for a view before parachuting to a destination of your choice.
With the return of the ballistic knife, multiplayer will feature the return of the Sticks and Stones party mode. Prestige levels will also be extended to 15 levels. The update also has a new Scorestreak, or reward for playing well in a match, dubbed Strafe Run, where you can have a pair of jet fighters strafing part of the map. He also has a new freight truck.
Dead Ops Arcade 3, a fun version of Zombies, is getting some new improvements this week, including an adjustment to XP gains and updates to the Mamaback boss fight.
Season three also brings a new set of weapon settings to Black Ops Cold War. This tuning pass makes adjustments to all levels of the Light Machine Gun class, reinforcing some of the areas where LMGs were particularly versatile compared to other classes. The Shotgun class is also undergoing some changes, including adjustments to the Streetsweeper to remove its 1-hit kill potential and limit its damage values.
The developers have also made changes to the department setting for Assault Rifles, SMGs, and Tactical Rifles, including attachment updates for FFAR 1, sprint speed updates for SMGs, etc.
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