Black Ops Cold War is undergoing its second double XP period, and one player has discovered the fastest way to level up your weapons while it’s active.
Treyarch’s latest double XP period allows players to not only rank up fast in Black Ops Cold War, but it also levels up your weapons quickly. This is particularly handy in Cold War, which many fans have criticized for having slow progression in general.
Of course, it didn’t take long before some fans discovered the best way to use your time in the double XP period. For all those looking to level up Black Ops Cold War fast, here’s the best way to take advantage of the double XP.
Best Way to Level Up Weapons in Black Ops Cold War Double XP
Unlike the last double XP period, weapon XP is no longer broken in Black Ops Cold War. And that means that the easy way to level up Cold War weapons fast is back up and running again.
For those that missed it the last time around, there are a few ways that will get you the maximum weapon XP in the shortest time possible. Here are your best strategies to earn XP and level up those guns quickly:
Black Ops Cold War Zombies Public Matches
Playing a 4-player Cold War Zombies match is the best possible way to earn weapon XP fast. Whether you’re playing with friends or just through the Zombies matchmaking system, you’ll see a noticeable boost to your leveling speed when using this method.
However, playing Zombies gives you diminishing returns after the first few rounds when it comes to weapon XP. As a result, you’ll want to leave the game at Round 21.
Before that point, you’ll be earning around 1 weapon level with every passing round. Don’t worry about leaving games early; you won’t be losing any XP for doing so.
Simply remaining in the Die Maschine starting area is a solid strategy until you need to Pack-a-Punch. If your team is willing to Exfil, you can always take the bonus XP at this point.
Otherwise, leaving the game will keep all acquired levels with no issues.
The Solo Zombies Strategy
If you’re more of a solo player, it’s still possible to level up your weapons fast in Black Ops Cold War Zombies. The best way of doing it is to simply play the first 10 rounds of Die Maschine with your weapon of choice.
Make sure you’ve got the Ring of Fire Field Upgrade and get large groups of zombies following you around the stage. Then run for the door, near the radio spawn, and drop the flames.
When standing in a Ring of Fire, you actually deal additional damage to the undead. What’s more, at Tier 3, the upgrade will let you shoot endlessly without reloading, by taking your bullets directly from your stock rather than your weapon’s magazine.
Try to avoid using Nuke power-ups when they drop, but definitely grab an Insta-Kill if you see one. You’ll be leveling up weapons quickly with this method, but rounds will take longer in general due to fewer players being active.
Which Mode to Play in Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer
If you’re not a Zombies fan and prefer to level up your weapons in Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer, that’s fine too. The best gamemode for weapon XP in Cold War has always been Fireteam: Dirty Bomb.
According to a large part of the game’s community, the game mode makes it easy to level up your weapons, especially in double XP. However, a recent glitch did make Fireteam: Dirty Bomb unplayable in Black Ops Cold War for a while.
Currently, Black Ops Cold War players are reverse boosting to protest SBMM. With the launch of the game’s first season just around the corner, it’s not great that players aren’t having fun with Cold War.
Perhaps Black Ops Cold War Season 1’s Christmas content will be enough to get players back on Treyarch’s side.