March 01, 2021

Weekly Briefing – March 1

Season Two continues with some amazing Bundles and Playlists, Call of Duty League sets the stage for its first Major Tournament of the year, and get ready for the Toronto Ultra $100K!

February 27, 2021

Feb. 27 Patch Notes

Outbreak stability fixes, gameplay improvements, and UI updates.

February 26, 2021

Five Pro Tips for Outbreak!

As Season Two begins with a weekend of Double XP and Double Weapon XP, check out these tips for mastering the new Outbreak experience, including the Blueprint we’ve been using to complete our first experiments with ease.

February 26, 2021

Feb. 26 Patch Notes

Outbreak stability fixes, performance improvements, Apocalypse in Prop Hunt, and 2XP + 2WXP Weekend Begins

February 24, 2021

Season Two Briefing and File Size Intel

Prepare for the latest Call of Duty season with a recap of everything you need to know before launch and file sizes for both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone updates across all platforms.

February 24, 2021

Zombies Meta Update – New Skill Upgrades

Those new Refined and Flawless Aetherium Crystals are going to be put to good use with these incredible new upgrades to your Skills, available at the start of Season Two.

February 24, 2021

Season Two Details + Patch Notes

Dive into everything Season Two has to offer, starting Feb. 25th.

February 23, 2021

Breaking Down the Season Two Battle Pass and Bundles

Get to know all 100 Tiers of the Season Two Battle Pass System, including the two free weapons, new Operator Naga, and the first Reactive Weapon Blueprint. Also: a look at the first week of Store Bundles and the debut of Samantha Maxis as a playable Operator.

February 23, 2021

Introducing Naga: A Brutal Ex-Warlord

An unstable lord of chaos, rising through the ranks of his cartel to become the dominant commanding force across the Golden Triangle: Loyalty to Perseus is good for business. Available in the Season Two Battle Pass, this is Naga.

February 22, 2021

Experience Outbreak and Multiplayer for Free!

Celebrate the launch of Season Two with free access to a brand-new Zombies experience, action-packed Multiplayer maps, and more in Black Ops Cold War from February 25 to March 4.

February 22, 2021

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Experience Intel: Outbreak

Arriving in Season Two, this large-scale Zombies experience is unlike any other in Call of Duty history. From its purpose in the greater Dark Aether story to the spoils of survival, this is your initial guide to Outbreak.

February 19, 2021

Taking Advantage of Season One’s Final Double XP Weekend

Season One is wrapping up in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War with Double XP and Double Battle Pass XP. Here’s how you can maximize your gains to hit Tier 100 and Prestige Master before the season is over.

February 18, 2021

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™ Season Two: Announce Intel

The war goes wild in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone with Season Two, delivering incredible amounts of free content including a brand-new Zombies experience, six free-to-acquire weapons, four new maps, new points of interest in Verdansk, and much more.

February 18, 2021

Season Two Takes Over on Feb. 25

Get ready for a massive new Zombies experience, new Multiplayer maps and modes, six new weapons, and much more.

February 16, 2021

Weekly Briefing – February 16

The launch of Season Two for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is just around the corner; Call of Duty League™ Stage 1 Week 2 Kicks off on Thursday; and Throwback Moshpit makes its debut.

February 13, 2021

Feb. 13 Patch Notes

Zombies fixes, League Play updates, UI improvements, and more.

February 12, 2021

Complete Season One’s Final 10 Multiplayer Challenges

From earning Quad Feeds to setting up multi-Contract runs in Warzone, these tips can help you become a Multiplayer Season One Master in no time. Plus, we feature the CDL Team Packs and a weapon for crushing the League Play competition.

February 11, 2021

The CDL 2021 Season Begins

Plus new Kiss Confirmed mode, League Play updates, MP and Zombies improvements, and Double Weapon XP Weekend incoming.

February 10, 2021

Welcome to the new Battle.net!

We’re rolling out the biggest front-end upgrade to Battle.net in years.

February 10, 2021

Feb. 10 Patch Notes

New bugs fixes and improvements in Multiplayer, League Play, and Zombies.

February 09, 2021

Feb. 9 Patch Notes

New League Play restrictions + Zombies improvements and fixes.

February 08, 2021

Weekly Briefing – February 8

League Play arrives, a special Valentine’s Day mode is incoming for Black Ops Cold War MP, the Fight for Humanity Event goes live on Call of Duty: Mobile, and the Call of Duty League 2021 Season starts this week!

February 08, 2021

Introducing League Play in Black Ops Cold War

The competition heats up as the CDL 2021 season kicks off.

February 06, 2021

Feb. 6 Patch Notes

Zombies stability improvements and bug fixes, movement tweak, and more.

February 05, 2021

Five Loadouts for Surviving “Firebase Z”

We share the five loadouts that were used to help create our guide to “Firebase Z,” including the Weapon Blueprint that we built upon to rake in those precious Raw Aetherium Crystals.

February 05, 2021

Feb. 5 Patch Notes

Zombies Easter Egg main quest enabled, new Prestige Shop content, Zombies updates + more.

February 04, 2021

A Guide to Surviving “Firebase Z”

From intel on the map’s main areas to strategies around the two new Support items and Tombstone Soda Perk, this is a mainly spoiler-free guide on what you need to know about “Firebase Z.”

February 04, 2021

Warzone Season One - Midseason Patch Notes

As Season One continues, a fix to infinite stim glitch is on its way, alongside a number of other awaited changes.

February 03, 2021

Tactical Map Intel: Express

Express is back! The competitive favorite from Black Ops II arrives as a free 6v6 Multiplayer addition to Season One of Black Ops Cold War. Get strategies and tips for dominating on this classic map.

February 03, 2021

Season One – Now Fully Reloaded with “Firebase Z”

In addition to new bundles in Warzone™ and Black Ops Cold War, the latest Season One update adds a classic Multiplayer map and the next history-defining Zombies chapter in the Dark Aether story.

February 03, 2021

Season One Reloaded Continues Feb. 4TH

"Firebase Z” comes to Zombies, Express arrives in Multiplayer, plus new modes and playlists, more Prop Hunt maps, Nuketown ’84 added to Gunfight, and much more.

February 02, 2021

An Update Regarding Anti Cheat Programs

February 01, 2021

Weekly Briefing – February 1

A fan-favorite Multiplayer map makes its triumphant return, “Firebase Z” arrives in Black Ops Cold War Zombies, and Call of Duty: Mobile is building up to its epic “Fight for Humanity” event.

January 29, 2021

How to Complete Multiplayer Season Challenges

Need some help with Season One’s Season Challenges? We have tips on the first 10 across Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™, as well as a weapon that helped us accomplish these feats.

January 26, 2021

Cold War Mode Intel: Snipers Only Moshpit

Calling all sharpshooters. Snipers Only is a back-to-basics precision brawl, now live for a limited time in Season One. Get tips and strategies to hit the mark and take the win.

January 25, 2021

Call of Duty®: Weekly Briefing – January 25

A new Zombies experience arrives Feb. 4th, 3v3 Gunfight Snipers Only returns, and Call of Duty League Kickoff Classic sets the stage this week.

January 22, 2021

How to Complete the Toughest Zombies Challenges

From upgrading a starting weapon to Legendary quality for “Old Faithful” to exfiltrating after 30 rounds for “The Great Escape,” we have the tips you need to become a Season One Zombies Master.

January 21, 2021

Introducing Zeyna: An Aggressive New Operator

With gasoline in her veins, Zeyna races into the NATO faction as a new Operator. Available now in a featured bundle that includes two Legendary Weapon Blueprints ideal for aggressive fast-paced play.

January 21, 2021

The Streetsweeper: How to Unlock the New Shotgun

Blast your opponents with the new rapid fire, high capacity Streetsweeper shotgun. Read on for tips on unlocking the weapon for use in Black Ops Cold War and WarzoneTM.

January 21, 2021

Jan. 21 Patch Notes

Snipers Only Moshpit makes its MP debut + Zombies improvements.

January 19, 2021

Call of Duty®: Weekly Briefing – January 19

The Zombies Free Access period continues in Black Ops Cold War, Call of Duty: Mobile kicks off its Snow Day Event, and a new Operator joins the fight during this exciting week in Call of Duty.

January 15, 2021

Prestige Primer Episode 7: Zombies Tips

The Zombies Free Access Week is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and our Lead Writer has the tips you’ll need to destroy the undead horde with ease.

January 15, 2021

Celebrating 115 Day

It’s that time of year again, Zombies fans.

January 14, 2021

Season One Continues: What You Need to Know

The biggest year of Black Ops continues with new weaponry, modes, and more starting today, as well as a beloved 6v6 Multiplayer map and all-new Zombies experience coming on February 4.

January 14, 2021

“Firebase Z” Arrives Feb. 4th in Zombies

The newest Zombies adventure is launching in Season One, free for all players.

January 14, 2021

SEASON ONE: RELOADED

Season One continues with new maps, new modes, new weaponry, a new Zombies adventure, and much more.

January 13, 2021

Black Ops Cold War Mode Intel: Face Off

Ready for some frenetic 3v3 Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Kill Confirmed action on Black Ops Cold War’s Gunfight maps? Get tips and strategies for prevailing through the chaos in the latest Mode Intel.

January 12, 2021

Jan. 12 Patch Notes

Various stability improvements for PS5 and Zombies players, plus Double Weapon XP Weekend begins Jan. 15

January 11, 2021

Call of Duty®: Weekly Briefing – January 11

Call of Duty: Weekly Briefings are back with the latest updates across Black Ops Cold War, Warzone™, Mobile, and more.

January 11, 2021

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Free Access Week!

The first-ever free access event for this legendary Call of Duty® mode runs from January 14 to January 21.

January 08, 2021

The Prestige Primer Episode 6: A Mint Condition Guide to Mastercrafts

Learn how these Ultra-rarity Weapon Blueprints can help you become the envy of your enemies in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™.

January 07, 2021

Jan. 7 Patch Notes + Mid-Season Preview

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

January 05, 2021

Introducing Bulldozer: Pummel Your Enemies with this Ferocious New Operator

Fiercely loyal to his team, Bulldozer stops at nothing to get the job done. Available now in a featured bundle that includes three Legendary Blueprint weapons and green tracer fire.

December 22, 2020

Mode Spotlight: Prop Hunt Is Back for Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War

The popular game mode unlike any other in Call of Duty history is back. Get to know and master this returning favorite and prepare for some wild and wacky action.

December 22, 2020

Daily Challenges Have Arrived!

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

December 19, 2020

Prestige Shop Now Live

Unlock legacy Prestige Icons and Calling Cards in Season One.

December 17, 2020

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Gunfight Tips

The high-octane 2v2 Gunfight mode is back for Black Ops Cold War Season One. From the rules of engagement to intel for each map, this is what you need to know before diving in with your duo.

December 17, 2020

Season One is Here!

Welcome to the biggest content drop in Black Ops history.

December 16, 2020

Play Black Ops Cold War for Free!

For one week in December, players can jump in and experience Multiplayer modes and playlists like Raid the Mall, Nuketown Holiday 24/7, and Prop Hunt. All for free.

December 15, 2020

Season One Arrives Dec. 16!

Get the latest patch notes and all the details on what’s coming to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone in Season One.

December 14, 2020

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™ Season One Battle Pass Overview

Read more about what’s inside the 100 tiers of the Season One Battle Pass System, including the new Operator “Stitch,” two free weapons, four fresh mixtapes for Wartracks, up to 1,300 Call of Duty points, and more.

December 14, 2020

Introducing Stitch: Adler’s Adversary Carrying Out Perseus’ Vision

This ex-KGB chemical weapons expert will stop at nothing to destroy the man who cost him everything, and advance Perseus’ march toward global domination. Available in the Season One Battle Pass, this is Stitch.

December 11, 2020

Prestige Primer Episode 4: Final Pre-Season Weekend Edition

We detail the Operators and one of the Blueprints found in the pre-season log-in bonuses you can get in Black Ops Cold War before 11 PM PST on Dec. 15 and share a top gameplay tip for maximizing levelling next season.

December 10, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Season One

Revenge, Revolt, and Revelations rock the world of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone as Season One storms onto consoles and PC, offering a massive expansion of free content including eight free maps, three free-to-acquire weapons, an innovative and rewarding Battle Pass system, and much more. Plus: drop into the new Rebirth Island Warzone map!

December 10, 2020

Dec. 10 Patch Notes

Nuketown 24/7 returns, plus Scorestreak tuning, optic improvements, Zombies updates + more.

December 09, 2020

Dead Ops Arcade is Back!

The third installment of the top-down shooter is here in Black Ops Cold War Zombies.

December 09, 2020

Dec. 9 Patch Notes

Stability improvements, 12v12 Miami, Pack-a-Punch Ray Gun Camos in Zombies, and more.

December 07, 2020

Dec. 8 Update: Prepare for Season One

Quality-of-life improvements, stability & bug fixes and more, plus free bundles and 2XP + 2WXP Weekend incoming!

December 04, 2020

The Prestige Primer Episode 3: Five Reasons to Try Hardcore

We break down how Hardcore modes can help you earn XP quickly while improving your gun skills, as well as feature a secondary weapon that can dish out plenty of one-shot kills.

December 04, 2020

Season One Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™ Release Date

New Black Ops Cold War Double XP and Double Weapon XP Weekend and Free Bundles are incoming, leading to a massive expansion of free content as Black Ops Cold War and Warzone connect. Season One will now launch on December 16.

December 03, 2020

C.O.D.E.Bowl Presented Goes Live December 11

For the first time, the CODE Bowl will feature a trans-Atlantic competition between US and UK military

November 30, 2020

Nov 30. Patch Notes

Global Weapon XP earn rates increased, Zombies Weapon XP improvements, and an out-of-bounds fix for Nuketown.

November 25, 2020

Black Ops Cold War: David Goyer Interview

We sit down with David Goyer about his involvement in the Black Ops Cold War single-player experience, from his history with the franchise to how to develop engaging narratives for an interactive medium.

November 25, 2020

Nov 25. Patch Notes

Hardcore Nuketown ’84, stability improvements, and Zombies tuning.

November 24, 2020

Tactical Map Intel: Nuketown ‘84

Nuketown returns! The iconic 6v6 Multiplayer map is back with a brand-new aesthetic in Nuketown ‘84. Get strategies and tips for securing victory no matter your experience.

November 24, 2020

Nuketown ’84 is Now Live!

The iconic 6v6 map is reimagined in Black Ops Cold War, free for everyone.

November 23, 2020

Black Ops Cold War: Meet the Operators

From the CIA’s most elite joint forces members to ex-special forces mercenaries, this the intel you need to know about those who fight for NATO and the Warsaw Pact.

November 23, 2020

Nov. 23 Patch Notes

Spawn updates, stability improvements, and bug fixes in MP and Zombies.

November 21, 2020

Nov. 21 Patch Notes

Various fixes now live in Zombies and Multiplayer.

November 20, 2020

Prestige Primer: Operator Challenge Tips

From Woods and Park to Stone and Garcia, this Prestige Primer will help you unlock all nine Operators available in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™, as well as detail a weapon that silently competes against CQB heavyweights.

November 20, 2020

Launch Week Patch Notes

See everything we’ve updated since launch and a preview of what we’re tracking.

November 19, 2020

Get the Nuketown Weapon Bundle: Free!

All players who purchase Black Ops Cold War and log in before December 4, or who play the game at any point online up until 10 a.m. PT on November 20, will receive a free Epic Shotgun Weapon Blueprint and nine cosmetic items.

November 17, 2020

Black Ops Cold War Launch Map Intel

Get to know the basic intel and advanced tips for all 12 maps: Alpine, Armada Strike (6v6), Armada (Combined Arms), Cartel, Checkmate, Crossroads Strike (6v6), Crossroads (Combined Arms), Garrison, Miami, Moscow, Ruka, and Satellite.

November 16, 2020

Black Ops Cold War: Weapon Overview

Learn about how each weapon class can help you conquer Multiplayer, including a quick bullet-by-bullet breakdown of all weapon types and a detailed look at each one individually.

November 13, 2020

Welcome to Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War

The much-anticipated sequel to the original Black Ops is available today!

November 13, 2020

Prestige Primer: Progression Toward Prestige

A weekly column about progression and advanced strategies in Call of Duty® returns with an explainer of the progression system for Black Ops Cold War, as well as a deeper dive into a shotgun blueprint that you can earn when you sign up for Call of Duty e-mails.

November 13, 2020

Black Ops Cold War: Multiplayer Modes

Get to know every available Multiplayer game mode at launch with basic rules and tips for conquering the competition.

November 13, 2020

Black Ops Cold War: Loadouts Guide

From Gunsmith to Field Upgrades, Wildcards, and Scorestreaks, here’s how you can build a full loadout in the Black Ops Cold War.

November 13, 2020

Black Ops Cold War

Welcome to the Black Ops Cold War Landing Site, your hub for Blog-related official announcements, features, news, tactics, and tips.

November 13, 2020

Black Ops Cold War is NOW LIVE!

Welcome to Launch Day.

November 12, 2020

Getting Started: Controls and Settings (Xbox)

We break down the basic controls and settings in Black Ops Cold War across both console generations.

November 12, 2020

Getting Started: Controls and Settings (PC)

From basic keybinds to general overviews of each settings submenu, this guide is everything you need to know about the game’s controls and settings on PC, or playing with a keyboard and mouse on another platform.

November 12, 2020

Getting Started: Controls and Settings (PlayStation)

We break down the basic controls and settings in Black Ops Cold War across both console generations.

November 12, 2020

Black Ops Cold War Boot Camp: 30 Tips!

Crack open the case of finding Perseus, dominate the Multiplayer lobby, and ascend into those higher rounds in Zombies with these 30 Black Ops Cold War tips and tricks.

November 11, 2020

Getting Started in Black Ops Cold War

The first guide to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War details how to boot up the game, set up your account, game mode overviews, and information on progression.

November 11, 2020

Black Ops Cold War: The Road to Launch

Get up to speed on everything new in Black Ops Cold War since the Open Beta.

November 09, 2020

Black Ops Cold War Premise and Landing Site

We kick off Launch Week with a quick reminder on Black Ops Cold War’s premise and a link to our Landing Site, your home base for the latest official intel about the game.

November 06, 2020

Player Progression in Black Ops Cold War

Learn all about the evolution of the classic Prestige system.

November 04, 2020

Black Ops Cold War Pre-Loading, File Size, and Other Details

Prepare for Black Ops Cold War with this guide to pre-loading, as well as learn about the free bundle you’ll get when you pre-order the game: The Confrontation Weapons Pack.

November 02, 2020

A Deep Dive into the Black Ops Cold War Campaign

With the help of Raven’s Senior Creative Director Dan Vondrak, we detail three missions from the game’s mind-bending Campaign: Nowhere Left to Run, Fracture Jaw and Desperate Measures.

October 30, 2020

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Gameplay Guide

Learn all about the new innovations coming to Black Ops Cold War Zombies, as well as a few additional treats...

October 29, 2020

Black Ops Cold War PC Trailer and Specs

Get to know the game’s upcoming features for PC in a stunning 4K trailer, as well as check the minimum and recommended, competitive, and ultra specifications for the game.

October 18, 2020

Oct. 18 Crossplay Open Beta Updates

All attachments unlocked, Open Beta extended 24 hours, 2XP continues, and new stability improvements added.

October 17, 2020

Welcome to the FREE Crossplay Open Beta

Free on all platforms: eight maps, nine modes, and 40 ranks to unlock.

October 16, 2020

Oct. 16 Crossplay Open Beta Updates

2XP + 2X Weapon XP, Scorestreak system tuning, bug fixes, and more.

October 15, 2020

Black Ops Cold War Beta: Loadouts

From Gunsmith to Field Upgrades, Wildcards, and Scorestreaks, here’s how you can build a full loadout in the Black Ops Cold War Beta.

October 15, 2020

Black Ops Cold War Beta: Weapon Overview

Learn about how each weapon class can help you conquer Multiplayer during the Black Ops Cold War Beta.

October 15, 2020

What’s New in the Crossplay Open Beta

Whether you’re a console or PC player, get up to speed on all the new content and updates in Weekend 2 of the Open Beta, because there’s something for everyone.

October 14, 2020

Black Ops Cold War Beta: Mode Recon

The Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Open Beta* features both new and classic game modes. Get details and strategies for each one.

October 13, 2020

Black Ops Cold War *Open Beta: Everything You Need to Know

Two weekends of thrilling pre-launch Multiplayer gameplay, one unforgettable Black Ops Cold War Beta. Prepare to drop into the Beta with this guide that includes a schedule, redemption instructions for Early Access, and pre-load info.

October 13, 2020

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Beta PC Roundup

Ready to play the Beta on PC? Make sure your rig is up to specifications, get intel on pre-load information, and learn more about accessing the Beta early through Twitch Drops.

October 13, 2020

Thanks for Playing Weekend 1 of the Beta!

More to come for Weekend 2 in the Crossplay Open Beta.

October 08, 2020

Welcome to the Black Ops Cold War Beta!

Early Access begins today on PS4.

October 07, 2020

New Ways to Play in the Beta

Learn about the new maps, modes, and features coming to Black Ops Multiplayer

October 07, 2020

The Journey from Alpha to Beta

See what’s changed since the Black Ops Cold War Alpha.

October 06, 2020

Get Adler in Call of Duty®: Mobile by Playing Black Ops Cold War Beta

Dive into the Black Ops Cold War Beta and receive a free Adler skin in Call of Duty: Mobile. Here’s how.

September 30, 2020

Into the Dark Aether: A New Zombies Story

Everything you need to know about Black Ops Cold War Zombies.

September 21, 2020

Thanks for playing the Alpha!

We’ll see you in the Open Beta.

September 18, 2020

The PS4 Alpha is Live!

Jump in and play Black Ops Cold War right now!

September 17, 2020

PS4 Alpha Intel

Everything you need to know for the weekend.

September 09, 2020

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Play and Battle Pass Intel Overview

The latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise will feature cross-play, cross-progression, cross-generation play, integration with Warzone™, and more.

September 09, 2020

Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Reveal

Introducing the Next Generation of Global Combat

September 04, 2020

Black Ops History: Lazar and Sims

The gang’s all here.

September 03, 2020

Black Ops History: Adler and Park

Get to know some of your new Cold War crew.

September 02, 2020

Black Ops History: Jason Hudson

Mason’s CIA handler returns to serve his country.

September 01, 2020

Black Ops History: Frank Woods

Everyone’s favorite Marine is back in action.

August 31, 2020

Black Ops History: Alex Mason

Our original protagonist returns in the direct sequel to Black Ops.

August 31, 2020

This Week in Call of Duty® - August 31

All the intel on the happenings in Call of Duty

August 26, 2020

Welcome to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

We missed you, too.

August 26, 2020

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Editions Detailed

Decide which edition is right for you, including next-gen console options and a load of pre-order benefits.

August 26, 2020

Operation Know Your History – Live in Warzone™

Permission has been given to debrief a top-secret operation, originally classified for nearly four decades, so that all Operators are informed on when and how to complete it.

August 26, 2020

Announcing Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War

Know your history – step back into the twisted world of Black Ops in the direct sequel to the iconic original game. Mark your calendars starting November 13th, 2020*.

August 26, 2020

Black Ops Cold War

Welcome to the Black Ops Cold War Landing Site, your hub for Blog-related official announcements, features, news, tactics, and tips.

May 18, 2020

Celebrating 10 Years of Black Ops

The Black Ops Series: A Look Back to Where It All Began