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How to Rank Up Fast in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War has many things for players to unlock, and impatient users are already looking for a way to rank up fast.

Wanting to level up fast in Black Ops Cold War is a feeling that all players experience. When you're playing online and you come across a user with a cool new gun or attachment, it's only natural to want it for yourself.

But ranking up can be a slow process, especially as you reach the game's higher levels. Thankfully, there's a way to speed things up and get to rank 55 in no time.

How to Rank Up Fast in Black Ops Cold War

Double Your XP With a New Promotion

Mountain Dew 2XP Promotion
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The first and most obvious way to rank up fast in Black Ops Cold War is to use an ongoing promotion. The double XP promotion by Mountain Dew, Doritos, and Game Fuel allows those who purchase specific items to get temporary XP boosts in-game.

Buying individual products will net you 15 minutes of double XP game time, whereas larger packs can provide up to 2 hours. A few lucky winners can even win double XP in Black Ops Cold War for a year.

Use Default Classes, at Least for a While

Black Ops Cold War Classes
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Although it's tempting to make a class as soon as you possibly can, some users point out that it's better to stick to the pre-made classes for a while. The reason for this is that the default classes are all relatively strong right out of the gate.

Instead of working with weaker loadouts, using the strong ready-made builds will have you getting more kills, and therefore more XP. However, as you rank up, it's certainly worth investing some time in making the best Black Ops Cold War weapon loadouts, to stay ahead of the competition.

The Best Game Modes for Ranking up Fast in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War Best Game Mode for Rank Up
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Some Black Ops Cold War game modes give more XP than others. Those who want to rank up fast in Cold War probably want to know which modes to play in order to earn experience the quickest.

According to players online, Domination and Hardpoint are the best picks in terms of overall XP gain. Try to play the objective as much as possible in these modes because that will help you net additional points as you go.

In larger-scale modes, too, such as Dirty Bomb, there are plenty of players and opportunities to gain XP. Obviously, play whatever you find most enjoyable to not burn yourself out, but bear in mind that some games are simply better than others for ranking up fast.

Playing With Friends

Black Ops Cold War Play with Friends
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You might not think it too useful, but playing with friends is actually a good way to rank up fast in Black Ops Cold War. This is because multiple players can capture objectives and get kills faster than one person by themselves.

Assuming you play as a good team, it also makes you more likely to win your matches. This also nets you additional experience at the end of each game.

On that note, finishing games will provide you with match bonuses, so make sure not to leave early during online matchmaking.

Completing Black Ops Cold War Challenges

Black Ops Cold War Challenges
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Black Ops Cold War challenges will each net players a little bonus XP, which goes a long way towards ranking up. You'll be completing a lot of challenges as you go along, but it never hurts to lean into challenge completion.

Switch up your guns to ones that will help you with each challenge, and just play the game naturally for best results. In the meantime, you'll be completing your challenges with each weapon class and earning some nice extra XP.

Medals that are earned through in-game actions, such as the One-Shot One-Kill award given to snipers, are also a way to rank up quickly. Pay attention to the medals you're getting in your own personal play style.

Then, you can adjust your game ever so slightly to ensure you're getting the most medals for the way you like to play. It always helps if you're running Black Ops Cold War with no lag too.

While you're looking to unlock as much as possible, here's how to unlock all Operators in Black Ops Cold War. And if you want to know exactly what the game has to offer, here's every Black Ops Cold War map, weapon, perk, and Scorestreak you can find.

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