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Black Ops Cold War Zombies Season 5 ‘Death Perception’ Perk Explained

There’s a new Perk coming to Black Ops Cold War Zombies in Season 5 – here’s everything you need to know about Death Perception!

Perks are game-changing power-ups in Call of Duty Zombies, with the ability to massively boost your performance in-game. Thanks to Aetherium Crystals, you can power up each consumable in a huge way, so getting hold of Cold War’s 9th Perk is a big deal.

There have been many rumors about what Black Ops Cold War Zombies’ next Perk would be, and this one is a bit out of the left field. Few gamers could have predicted that the Black Ops 4 Perk would be the next to return in Cold War Zombies.

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Season 5 New Outbreak Crafting Item - Grapple Gun
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But we now have confirmation that Death Perception is coming to Black Ops Cold War. And new leaks indicate that it could be a must-have Perk in Season 5!

Make sure to unlock Black Ops Cold War’s new Season 5 weapons before hopping into the action:

Then, check out everything new in Warzone & Black Ops Cold War Season 5 here!

Cold War Zombies Death Perception Perk

In a new Call of Duty blog, Activision explains exactly what Death Perception will do in Cold War Zombies.

Like in Black Ops 4, Death Perception is all about seeing enemies through walls. In this way, it’s easy to save yourself from running into an incoming Zombie horde.

Incoming Zombies will be marked by a bright outline, even if they’re obscured behind a wall. However, it’s the Perk’s upgrades that really help it shine.

Right now, Treyarch hasn’t revealed exactly what upgrading Death Perception with Aetherium Crystals will do. However, the Perk’s Tiers are already leaking.

And, speaking of new additions, Warzone has some new Perks of its own to help shake-up the meta!

Black Ops Cold War Zombies Death Perception Perk in Season 5
(Source: Activision)

All Death Perception Perk Tiers & Upgrades in Cold War Zombies

According to new leaks, these are the available tiers for Black Ops Cold War Zombies’ Death Perception Perk.

  • Tier 1: Minimap update rate increased.
  • Tier 2: Enemies give danger indicators when behind the Player.
  • Tier 3: Gain 20% more looted salvage.
  • Tier 4: increase armor penetration damage by 10%.
  • Tier 5: Nearby chests, resources & item drops are key lined through walls.

Remember, you’ll need to earn Refined and Flawless Aetherium Crystals fast to upgrade this new Perk!

Alongside Death Perception, Treyarch is finally adding the flamethrower to Black Ops Cold War to help combat the undead hordes. And a powerful Tesla Storm Field Upgrade will have you shooting lightning between your allies and boosting movement speed too.

Recently, we heard the news that Call of Duty Zombies Chronicles 2 is in development! It’s a good time to be a Zombies fan.

What’s more, you can drop into Cold War Zombies with the new Season 5 Operators! Check out how to unlock each one below:

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