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How to Fix Black Ops Cold War Weapon Camos Not Unlocking

There’s a new hotfix for one of Black Ops Cold War’s most notorious issues. Here’s how to fix Cold War weapon camos that are not unlocking.

Since the launch of Black Ops Cold War, players have been reporting that weapon camos are bugged. Sometimes even unlocking every weapon camo will still leave players with the Gold Mastery level locked away.

This is the cause of a lot of frustration in the game’s community, especially as the developers have known about the issue for ages. Treyarch even responded to the Cold War weapon camo issue and a fix was said to be on the way.

Gold Weapon Camo Bug Black Ops Cold War
(Source: Treyarch)

But when the Black Ops Cold War weapon camo fix finally dropped, players noticed no change in-game. What’s more, it’s now been around 3 weeks since the update, with no further solutions in sight.

Luckily, there is something players can do if their Black Ops Cold War weapon camos aren’t unlocking.

How to Unlock a Black Ops Cold War Gold Weapon Camo

In order to unlock your Black Ops Cold War Gold Mastery camo, players need to ensure that all prior camos are unlocked. Each one is tied to its own unique challenge that a player must complete in Multiplayer.

However, sometimes players can use all previous camos but the Gold Mastery one stays locked. If this happens, there is a solution, but it’s an annoying one.

Black Ops Cold War Gold Camo Locked
(Source: Treyarch)

You’ll need to download Warzone if you don’t already have it ready. Load up the battle royale and make a class with your gun of choice.

Then check your weapon camos again, while inside Warzone. Chances are, there’s a weapon camo that actually isn’t unlocked.

Simply head back into Cold War to finish off your remaining challenge, and the Gold Mastery camo should unlock.

This solution comes from Lricha18 on Reddit, who claims that their “behind cover” kills were actually at 49/50. For some reason, Black Ops Cold War is failing to recognize that a player isn’t quite done with their challenge.

Either that or Black Ops Cold War is losing players’ camos over time. This wouldn’t be impossible as a weird Cold War bug is causing players to lose XP right now.

This isn’t the first time that Black Ops Cold War players have had to load into Warzone though. In fact, Cold War’s new challenges include Warzone and fans aren’t happy about it.

Looking for the best way to grind weapon camos in Black Ops Cold War Zombies? We’ve got the answers.

However, many Black Ops Cold War actually hate the Dark Aether weapon camo. If you’re one of them, it may be better sticking to Multiplayer for now.

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Walt Mather

Saturday 28th of August 2021

Developers could care less about Camo glitches. They honestly believe you'll forget about all the aggravation before their next game is released. What they don't get is we'd flock to a publisher who honestly cares about players AFTER they've purchased.