Season 2 of Call Of Duty: Cold War Black Ops is almost upon us. The new season kicks off next week, and Activision has revealed a slew of new content coming to the game, including the seasonal roadmap.
Players can look forward to new maps, game modes, and weapons that are free for everyone, along with a premium Battle Pass and new Item Shop content to spend your hard-earned dollars.
Let’s take a look at everything that’s coming up Cold War Black Ops in season 2.
With each new season, we see a bunch of new stuff coming out early in the season, with new content released later usually in a big mid-season update and occasionally sprinkled with updates. smaller and playlist changes. Some of the following items will be released next Thursday with the start of the season; all other content will be removed later.
Here’s the Season 2 gameplay trailer, which introduces us to the new operators, maps, and more. which we will talk about below:
Here’s the bulleted list of new content:
- New MP Map: Apocalypse (6v6)
- New MP mode: Gun Game
- New Scorestreak: Death Machine
- New Featured Playlist: Apocalypse 24/7
- 20 new multiplayer season challenges
- New Zombies Experience: Outbreak
- New skill levels: IV and V
- New types of etherium crystals: refined and flawless
- New weapon skills: specials and launchers
- New Terrain Upgrade: Frenzied Guard
- New Ammo Mod: Shatter Blast
- New Support Weapon: Death Machine
- New Zombies Onslaught: Apocalypse map (PS4 / PS5)
- 20 new season challenges for zombies
- New epidemic challenges
- New Battle Pass including the new FARA 83 assault rifle and LC10 SMG
- New vehicles: sedan and pickup truck
- 4 new prestige levels
- and much more throughout the season
Four new cards are heading to Cold War Black Ops in Season 2. This includes a new 6v6 map, a ‘strike’ version of Miami’s daylight, a new map for big teams, and an additional Gunfight map (although we really need a couple of new ones) .
Apocalypse (6v6) (Launch week)
“Welcome to the base of the Laotian jungle cartel in the heart of the Golden Triangle: Apocalypse. As Perseus forces reportedly hid key information in their stronghold in Laos, the best of the CIA approach the village ready to extract any evidence they can on the Nova 6 supply line … and where Adler is located. .
“This small to medium sized map is designed for aggressive operators, channeling the action under the stilted buildings and through the temple fortress. Launch the enemy through the buildings and the temple, being careful not to be too distracted by the reflection of the gold loaded into the trucks on the main road.
Golova (multi-team) (in season)
“Golova appears to be a traditional Russian village located in the picturesque Ural plains, but beneath its surface it holds a dark secret embedded by its designer and creator, Nikita Dragovich.
“A proving ground for the expansion of the Numbers program, Golova offers plenty of close combat opportunities throughout the city, from a massive church to its rows of houses and industrial park. The stepped terrain the city was built on still provides long-range combat opportunities, but encourages tighter, CQB play around its target areas.
Manor (2v2, 3v3) (in season)
“The action in Gunfight and Face Off is about to heat up with this mid-season addition to the card pool.
Located in Havana, Cuba, at the Hefe Mansion (last seen in the campaign’s End of the Line mission), this little map takes place on two courtyards: one to the east with two palm trees and a belvedere, and one to the west with a statue sitting atop a non-functioning fountain. These open courtyards contrast with a room wrapped in the center with a small side hallway and exposed balcony that can serve as a risky power position.
Expect the action to be head-on and frantic, especially when the extra time zone kicks in at a standstill from the main hall.
Miami Strike (6v6) (in season)
“Arise and shine, Miami… for soon it will be time to infiltrate Ocean Park Drive during the day.”
“With the sun shimmering on the colorful murals of Miami’s South Beach neighborhood, Miami Strike will focus the action in a smaller daytime version of the original map. Whether it’s a sure-fire TDM game or a tense Hardpoint battle, the heat is always on in the streets of Miami.
Three new modes drop in Season 2.
Gun game (free for all)
The classic gun game is heading for multiplayer. In this mode, players all start with the same weapon and then every time you kill you get a new weapon and whoever passes all the weapons first wins. It’s a lot of fun and definitely my favorite way to play a free-for-all style game.
Okay, is Activision now referring to Fireteam as Multi-Team? It appears to be the case. This new mode is Hardpoint with a twist: 10 teams of four compete to hold the Hardpoint. It’s ringing . . . somewhere between hectic and horrible. I doubt I’ll be playing much of this mode in Season 2.
This is a Kill Confirmed / Hardpoint hybrid mode. You collect the ID plates of fallen opponents, but you don’t score until you bring them to a rotating storage site. We have seen this mode several times before. It can be a lot of fun or just ridiculously frustrating. When you carry a bunch of tags and get killed right before you put them down. . . not funny.
New weapons and goodies
A bunch of new weapons and a new score are on the way in Season 2. We’re getting new pistols, a crossbow, and a new melee weapon, but not all of them at the very start of the season.
The first two of these will be free levels in the Season 2 Battle Pass. The rest can be earned by completing a challenge or purchasing blueprints in the Item Shop.
FARA 83: Assault rifle (launch week)
“This fully automatic assault rifle is a heavyweight among its peers, as it boasts one of the fastest rates of fire in its class and exceptional effective range for solid damage. In the hands of a competent Operator, the FARA 83 can be a real force in crushing opposition.
“Get the FARA 83 for free for use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at level 15 of the Season 2 Battle Pass, just by playing the game.”
LC10: SMG (Launch week)
“A well-balanced fully automatic submachine gun, the LC10 offers CQB operators the ability to stretch mid-range combat on a smaller, agile weapon platform thanks to its solid precision and extended effective damage range. . While his damage per shot sits on the lower end of the SMG spectrum, his above-average rate of fire and lower recoil can prove to be a deadly combination.
“Get the LC10 for free for use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at Level 31 of the Season 2 Battle Pass, just by playing the game.”
Electronic tool: melee (in season)
“Put your enemy six feet underground with the E-Tool, a military-style three-pronged shovel typically used for digging a defensive combat position. Recently modernized for the wars of the end of the 20e century, the E-Tool is considered a standard problem for soldiers around the world for its usefulness. But as a secondary weapon, is just as effective as an auxiliary weapon in extremely close quarters.
R1 Shadowhunter: Special (seasonal)
“The simple, lightweight design of this crossbow allows for great maneuverability and quieter eliminations. If an operator doesn’t prefer his iron sights, he can always shoot accurately from the hip up close or choose to attach one of the many optics. Good hunt.”
ZRG 20mm: Sniper (in season)
Designed for snipers who need the power to take out targets at extremely long distances, this bolt-action sniper rifle offers faster bullet speed than any other weapon in its class, as well as the ability to eliminate operators with a single blow to the head, chest or shoulders in exchange for a slower rate of fire. Its reload speeds are some of the fastest in the class, allowing snipers to quickly switch magazines when faced with multiple hostile forces.
Apart from that, we get two new vehicles, the Sedan and the Light Truck, as well as the Death Machine Scorestreak in which players are equipped with a high powered minigun (which also arrives in Zombies mode).
Season 2 will also include a Battle Pass covering both Cold War and Warzone. It includes new Operator and Operator skins, new weapons (free) and much more. Here’s the trailer:
Finally, players will now be able to increase their Prestige up to 11. Here’s how it works:
• Level 50: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint and Battle Pass Level Jump
• Level 100: New level of Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key and Battle Pass
• Level 150: New level of Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key and Battle Pass
• Level 190: All season challenges available
• Level 200: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Level Jump, Master Prestige Calling Card
• Level 250-1000: New prestige key every 50 levels
Call Of Duty: Cold War Black Ops Season 2 begins Wednesday at 11 p.m. PT / Thursday at 2 a.m. ET.