Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Mode Spotlight: Rambo’s Gun Game

Gun Game gets an explosive refresh, featuring heavy hitters like the War Machine, Combat Bow, and Death Machine. Get tips and tricks for blowing up the opposition.

  • Mode Recon

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Mode Spotlight: Rambo’s Gun Game

Gun Game gets an explosive refresh, featuring heavy hitters like the War Machine, Combat Bow, and Death Machine. Get tips and tricks for blowing up the opposition.

  • Mode Recon

Cover your ears, Operators, it’s about to get real loud in here. As part of Season Three’s ’80s Action Heroes event in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Rambo’s Gun Game promises an explosive match from start to finish, just as Rambo likes it.

Expect to handle some of the game’s heaviest hitters in this iteration of Gun Game. Read on for a refresher of the rules plus tips to ensure you’re the one dealing the heavy damage.

Rambo’s Gun Game: The Basics

Haven’t played Gun Game before? Don’t sweat it, we were all recruits at one point. In this party game, you’re up against every other Operator. Your objective: Be the first to work your way through a set of 20 weapons.

No Perks here, or Scorestreaks, or any custom loadouts. It’s all about your gun skill. All Operators start the match with the same weapon and will advance through the same 20 weapons as the match progresses. Eliminate an Operator with your current weapon to move on to the next.

If you take out an enemy with a melee attack, you’ll set them back one weapon in the rotation, though you won’t progress in your own. You’ll also be set back one weapon if you fall off the map or stick around in restricted areas for too long, so watch where you’re going.

To keep the action moving, regular Spy Plane sweeps of the mini-map will reveal the position of enemy Operators. And to help keep you alive against the updated arsenal made exclusively for the ’80s Action Heroes event — including the Combat Bow, War Machine, RPG-7, and the Death Machine — everyone spawns with the Stimshot equipped, too.

The first player to eliminate an Operator with the Ballistic Knife at the end of the weapon rotation wins the match.

Top 5 Tips

5. Play to Your Weapon. If there’s one major benefit you’ll get out of playing Gun Game — besides just having a plain old good time — it’s becoming a more well-rounded Operator. Adjust your playstyle to your current weapon, whether that means getting up close and aggressive with SMGs or timing shots from a distance with long guns.

4. Kill, Cover, and Heal. You’ll switch to the next weapon the moment you eliminate an enemy, making you briefly vulnerable. That brief moment might be all an enemy Operator needs to take you down. When the fighting gets crowded, land your kill, duck behind cover, and heal up with the Stimshot. Then get straight back out there.

3. Watch that Mini-map. With frequent mini-map sweeps, there’s no chance of hiding out for long. Try to get used to the timing so you can quickly glance up during scans, ensuring that you’re always working with the most up-to-date intel.

2. Vengeance for Your Enemy. See two Operators duking it out? Try to get up close and take out the victor with a melee elimination. You’ll set them back as if they never got the kill. Rude? Yes. Effective? Definitely.

1. Back in the Frying Pan. Every time you play Rambo’s Gun Game, you’ll get a little more familiar with the weapon rotation. No matter the match result, get back in there and play it again. Soon enough you’ll be anticipating complex strategies that make the most out of your explosive weapon armaments. Not to mention, you’ll earn Weapon XP for every weapon in the rotation along the way, so you’ll be leveling up weapons that you might not regularly use. Win-win.

Execute the mission.

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