Season 3’s Reloaded update has finally arrived for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and it includes a ton of new content like, maps, modes, Operators, and more zombie goodies for everyone to enjoy.
Of course, Black Ops Cold War isn’t the only Call of Duty title getting in on the Season 3 Reloaded update mayhem. Both Warzone and Call of Duty: Mobile are getting substantial updates as well.
Rambo and Die Hard DLC
Rambo and John McClane will be available to buy from the Black Ops Cold War and Warzone stores now until June 18th at 9:00 p.m. PT/ June 19th 12:00 a.m. ET.
The Rambo Bundle includes Rambo, and yes, he is an Operator modeled after Sylvester Stallone–not a skin. This bundle also includes two finishing moves, three legendary weapon blueprints, as well as a calling card, emblem and an epic watch and charm.
McClane can be purchased through the Die Hard bundle, which is available throughout the same duration as the Rambo bundle. It includes John McClane’s character, based off of Bruce Willis, along with a finishing move, three legendary blueprints, a legendary calling card and emblem, an epic watch, and an epic weapon charm.
Both of these new characters are Operators; not just skins. Prices for each bundle is 2,400 COD Points, or $20.00.
New Multiplayer Maps
Black Ops Cold War is getting two new multiplayer maps, the first being Standoff. This is a new version of the original that was released in Black Ops II, and has made a come back in Cold War, with the exploding van and all.
The other new map is Duga, and it’s the larger of the two maps. This map should be familiar to Zombies players, as it was featured in Outbreak at the start of Season 3. It’s now a multi-team map for multiplayer.
New Multiplayer Modes
Black Ops Cold War’s new game modes are focused around Die Hard and Rambo, with the latest one being Die Hardpoint. This is Hardpoint, but with a twist, and is available to play right now.
Hard points start off in their original rotations, but then move to random hard point locations after the initial rotation. Capturing a hard point gives you a speed boost, but sets off a 30-second timer. You can extend this timer by getting kills and playing the objective. Standing on the objective stops the timer, while getting a kill adds 15 seconds to your timer if you’re off the hard point (max of 30 seconds). When the timer runs out, you explode. If you can get kills in succession you’ll get improved weapon handling, ADS speed, slide speed, and an even bigger explosion upon death.
Multi-Team Elimination will also be available at launch Season 3 Reloaded for Black Ops Cold War. This mode is set on the biggest maps in the game, and pins 10 teams of four against each other in a miniature battle royale-style mode. Obviously, last team standing, wins. Players can redeploy after they are killed, but only in a “limited” capacity. Loadouts are also unavailable, so you’ll have to scavenge to find weapons and items within the map.
The final new mode coming to Cold War is Rambo’s Gun Game. This launches next week and is a tad different from the original Gun Game. The rotation of 20 weapons will also include powerful weapons more akin to Rambo’s style, like the combat bow, the War Machine, the RPG‑7, and the Death Machine. All players will be getting a Stimshot to balance things out.
New Zombies Main Quest, Fishing, And More
Like every other time a major Black Ops Cold War update arrives, Zombies also received some special love from Treyarch. The biggest addition is to Outbreak, which got its first-ever main quest.
A new World Event is also making its way to Outbreak. Giant “Orda” monsters can now be seen across the Ural Mountains, and players who successfully defeat them will earn “powerful rewards.”
The oddest addition within Season 3 Reloaded is… fishing. Players can now find fishing poles around the map (near water, of course). You can catch all sorts of things, including salvage, armor, perks, or a “special surprise.”
Cranked 2: No Time To Crank
The Cranked mode for Zombies is also getting a special twist on Firebase Z and Die Maschine maps. This new version of Cranked gives players a knife and the power already turned on at the start. However, wall buys are unavailable and crafting tables are no more. Mystery boxes are still around, and they will have new weapons and items, as well as more support-type items. Zombies will also be dropping lethal explosive equipment in this mode.
Custom Mode Support, Weapon Buffs, And More
Custom Mod support has been added to the Apply Blueprint feature so you can save custom blueprints and bring them into Zombies mode.
Weapons from previous seasons like the Groza, Streetsweeper, R1 Shadowhunter, MAC-10, and Sledgehammer have been applied to mystery boxes and trials rewards.
Finally, there were weapon balance changes too that are specific to Zombies. Activision published these details separately on the Treyarch Blog.