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Black Ops Cold War Patch Fixes Weapon Camo Issue, Adds Zombies Content & More

Black Ops Cold War fans will be very happy with the latest game patch, which finally fixes the weapon camo issue. The extensive update also adds long-awaited additional Zombies content, balance adjustments, and more.

Today, Black Ops Cold War is getting a new patch that is sure to make many users return to the latest Call of Duty title. Ahead of the upcoming Cold War Season 1 update, this patch aims to fix a range of issues with the game.

One such issue is the infamous camo bug, where players aren’t getting their Cold War weapon camos. When users update their Black Ops Cold War to the latest patch, this problem should be a thing of the past.

black ops cold war season 1 patch
(Source: Treyarch)

In addition, the Cold War December 8 patch is also adding new Zombies content to the game. Through a series of new ‘Season One Intel’ hints, Treyarch lets fans in with a sneak preview at upcoming Zombies maps and more.

Here’s everything that’s coming in the new Black Ops Cold War patch:

Black Ops Cold War December 8 Patch – What Does It Contain?

Free Bundles

In an effort to thank fans for their patience after the delay of Black Ops Cold War Season 1, Treyarch is offering free content bundles for all users. There are 2 bundles up for grabs, but you’ll have to be quick to claim them.

Park Free Operator Bundle Season 1
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Anyone who loads into Black Ops Cold War before Season 1’s launch will receive the following rewards:

“Field Research” Bundle:

  • 1 Epic Operator Skin (Park)
  • 1 Epic SMG Weapon Blueprint
  • 1 Epic Reticle
  • 1 Epic Calling Card
  • 1 Rare Weapon Charm

“Certified” Bundle:

  • 1 Epic Operator Skin (Garcia)
  • 1 Rare Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint
  • 1 Epic Reticle
  • 1 Epic Weapon Charm

Treyarch’s official blog suggests that these rewards must be claimed after 10 AM PT on December 8. However, it appears that the patch is already live in some regions.

New Playlists and Double XP

With the new update, Treyarch introduces a new Motherland Moshpit playlist that focuses on Moscow and Crossroads Strike.

This playlist will contain TDM, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint matches. A Hardcore version of Motherland Moshpit will also arrive in Quick Play.

Motherland Moshpit coming in the new update
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While we’re saying goodbye to Nuketown 24/7, Treyarch promises that the playlist will return ‘with a special twist’ later in the season. The developer is likely referring to the leaked Christmas Nuketown ’84 that will come nearer the end of December.

But there’s good news for those upset by the recent Season 1 delay. From December 12 up until the beginning of Season 1, players can earn double XP and weapon XP once again.

Given the issues with the most recent double XP event in Cold War, it’s no surprise that Treyarch is rolling out this feature again already. But it’s nice to see it making a return.

Next-Gen Console Fixes

Since launch, Black Ops Cold War has been crashing next-gen consoles. What’s more, players have actually reported numerous occasions where Cold War has bricked their Xbox Series X or PS5.

And although there are ways to fix your bricked PS5, it’s far from an ideal issue.

Next-Gen Issues Black Ops Cold War
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In the December 8 patch, Treyarch states that they’re adding “crash fixes related to ray tracing on next-gen consoles.” These fixes come alongside general stability improvements, which aim to ensure that next-gen issues are no longer plaguing the in-game experience.

Whether the patch will make Black Ops Cold War safe to play on next-gen hardware again, we’ll have to wait and see.

Weapon Camo Fixes

Although it’s taken longer than many players would have liked, Treyarch appears to finally be fixing the weapon camo issues. Previously, dozens of players reported issues with their Mastery camos not unlocking properly.

UPDATE: Treyarch has acknowledged that not all weapon camo issues have been fixed just yet. Stay tuned for further updates on this problem soon.

call of duty black ops cold war weapon camos fix
(Source: Treyarch)

Now, this issue should be fixed, and all earned camos should be unlocked. To make things easier on players, Treyarch is also reducing the number of kills without dying required to progress in launcher and M79 camo Challenges.

This is particularly useful, seeing as Cold War’s Flak Jacket Perk is making players invincible to explosives.

Scorestreaks Adjustments

We already know that more Scorestreaks are coming in Black Ops Cold War Season 1. Now, it seems that Treyarch is adjusting the system in general before the update’s launch.

The December 8 patch for Cold War will notably reduce the spawn rates of the Gunship, Chopper Gunner, and VTOL Escort in Fireteam: Dirty Bomb.

Chopper Gunner Black Ops Cold War
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Care Packages will also no longer fall through the roof in Checkmate, and explosions from the Scorestreak will not damage teammates in Hardcore.

VTOL Escorts won’t have their cameras destroyed from going out of bounds anymore, and the Chopper Gunner path has been adjusted on Crossroads Strike to better suit the map.

Field Upgrades Changes

When the new update drops, using a Trophy System in an area where an enemy Trophy System is already present will cause your Field Upgrade to be destroyed. What’s more, the Trophy System as a whole just got more reliable.

Interestingly, using an enemy Assault Pack will now remove it completely. And finally, the bug that allows players to use two Field Mics for double score bonuses is getting a fix.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Updates

Although the upcoming Black Ops Cold War Season 1 doesn’t contain the new Vietnam Zombies map, new content is still arriving. And it all starts with this December 8 patch.

ray gun black ops cold war zombies
(Source: Treyarch)

Besides a range of general bug and stability fixes, Black Ops Cold War Zombies is also getting new Season 1 Intel to discover. Die Maschine now contains new pieces of information that will hint towards future content.

Hopefully, we’ll find a way to interact with these undiscovered Easter eggs in Black Ops Cold War Zombies. Unfortunately, the developer promises that it’s also closing various exploit areas.

Fans will have to bid farewell to the infinite round Cold War Zombies exploit, assuming this is one of the patched locations.

A rare bug that caused the progression of the Die Maschine main quest to halt has also been fixed. Now, players should have no issues completing the Die Maschine Easter egg, providing they know what to do.

For the full list of patch notes, check out Treyarch’s blog here.

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