Oct. 26, 2021 Patch Notes
October 05, 2021
It’s all been leading up to this. Get ready for the final showdown in Multiplayer and Zombies, kicking off at 9PM PT Oct. 6th / 12AM ET Oct. 7th in Season Six! New content and features include:
Season Six starts this week with 100 new tiers of content in the Battle Pass, including the return of Alex Mason at Tier 0. Play all the way through to Tier 100 to earn two free weapons, new Weapon Blueprints, Operator Skins, Vehicle Skins, War Tracks from the Black Ops series, 2XP Tokens, and more. For a special added bonus, you’ll get instant access to three panda-themed Operator Skins for Bulldozer with the Battle Pass Bundle.
This season, we’re proud to bring the new .410 Ironhide Shotgun, Grav Assault Rifle, and Battle Axe Melee weapon to Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty®: Warzone™ at launch. Starting on Oct. 19th, you’ll also be able to earn the LAPA SMG during “The Haunting” Event, as well as the Hammer & Sickle Melee weapon later in the season. For those who missed out on Season Five’s arsenal, we’re also adding new weapon unlock challenges to MP and Zombies for the EM2, TEC-9, and Sai.
Four new Prestige Levels will be available at launch, and more legacy content from previous Call of Duty games is coming to the Prestige Shop, as well as the new “Trench Crawler” Weapon Blueprint at the start of the season. Start saving those Prestige Keys!
Three new maps are coming to Multiplayer at the launch of Season Six, starting with Deprogram. This medium-sized map takes place entirely in Russell Adler’s fractured mind as he’s being stabilized by Mason and Hudson, including Adler’s memories of Vietnam and his fateful encounter with Stitch at The Pines in New Jersey.
It’s all connected by the mysterious Red Doors, which can transport players in and out of the action in an instant. Deprogram is by far one of our most unique MP experiences in Black Ops history, and we can’t wait for everyone to check it out later this week.
In Amerika, players will take to the streets of a Soviet training facility built as a facsimile of Anytown, USA. Be sure to say hi to Bubby at the Burger Town! For some 2v2 and 3v3 action, we’re bringing you deep below a KGB headquarters vault in Gluboko. If you’re looking for a non-stop grind, this one is particularly crazy in Face Off 6v6.
We’re kicking off Season Six’s Featured Playlists with Deprogram 24/7 and Face Off Gluboko 24/7 this week, along with a new Gunfight Tournament and updated Face Off 6v6 and 12v12 Moshpit playlists including the newest maps in rotation. Keep an eye out for even more Multiplayer content in “The Haunting” Event starting Oct. 19th, including a spooky Halloween version of a classic map, as well as some additional modes to sink your teeth into...
As always, we’re delivering 20 new Multiplayer Season Challenges packed with exclusive Calling Cards and XP rewards to unlock, plus an Animated Master Calling Card for conquering the full set. Reach the rank of Prestige Master, and you’ll get access to all 20 challenges!
And now... the shocking finale of Black Ops Cold War Zombies is almost here.
It all comes down to this. Requiem and Omega Group face off in the ultimate showdown in “Forsaken,” our final round-based map in Black Ops Cold War Zombies and the conclusion to the opening chapter of the Dark Aether story.
As Omega attempts to lure The Forsaken into this dimension – believing they can capture its power to weaponize against the West – Requiem plans on extracting Kazimir Zykov from the Dark Aether to prevent The Forsaken from entering our world. Meanwhile, Requiem’s Director has approved Agent Maxis for “Operation First Domino,” tapping into her newfound Dark Aether powers to serve Requiem’s secretive objectives.
The stakes have never been higher for Samantha Maxis... and for reality as we know it.
Fortunately, as members of Requiem’s elite strike team, you’ll have access to plenty of new toys as you arrive at Omega’s secret test site in western Ukraine. This includes one of the most unique Wonder Weapons in the history of Zombies: The Chrysalax, forged in the pools of Aetheria within the Dark Aether itself. This new multi-function Wonder Weapon in "Forsaken" can be acquired through its own in-game quest, as a potential reward in Trials, or as a lucky roll at the Mystery Box.
As its ancient schematic suggests, this weapon can take two different forms. The first is the Chrysalax Savager, an Aetherial axe that can kill multiple zombies in a single swipe and launch a spinning energy blade into the air.
By shifting the hilt into a front grip, the Wonder Weapon transforms into the Chrysalax Storm, a rapid-fire Dark Aether energy weapon. In this form, shots have a chance to mutate normal zombies into explosive Aetherium Crystal bombs for some added crowd control.
We’re also bringing in the big guns (literally) with two new Support Weapons: the Hand Cannon and the ARC-XD, AKA the Aether Remote-Controlled Explosive Device.
Pick up the Hand Cannon at the Crafting Table when you want to deal massive damage to Special or Elite enemies at their weak points, or if you’re looking to clear an area with as few shots as possible. If you’ve got the need for speed, the ARC-XD takes out zombies as you drive past them with a pulse attack from its attached Aetherium Crystal, and its explosion on impact is more than enough to clear a room.
For our tenth and final Zombies Perk, we’re delivering the best of both worlds with the evolution of a series favorite. PhD Slider comes to “Forsaken” in its own dedicated Perk Machine and at Der Wunderfizz in all round-based maps and Outbreak, packed with game-changing abilities.
Long-time fans will be familiar with PhD’s base ability and some of its crucial upgrades, including immunity to explosive damage from your own weapons. However, its true potential is unlocked once all five Skill Tiers have been activated. Here’s what PhD Slider brings to the table:
Because you can carry all ten Perks with no limits in Black Ops Cold War, players can combine a maxed-out PhD Slider with Perks like Speed Cola, Jugger-Nog, and Stamin-Up to sprint into a slide even faster, stay alive longer after slamming into hordes at high rounds, and survive massive blasts generated by dropping from huge heights.
Of course, a new Zombies map brings a new set of Zombies Challenges to take on for cosmetic items and XP rewards, as well as new Operator Missions a new Dark Ops Challenge to conquer in “Forsaken.” Twenty new Season Challenges are also coming to Zombies with unique Calling Cards and XP rewards to earn as you make your way to Prestige Master.
Ready to go hunting? Clear your calendar and assemble your squad... the Main Quest in “Forsaken” kicks off at 10AM PT / 1PM ET Thursday, Oct. 7th. You won’t want to miss this.
Also in Season Six, the D.I.E. Wonder Weapon can now be upgraded at the Pack-a-Punch machine in "Die Maschine" and Outbreak! We’re also enabling the Rampage Inducer for Local offline play, and Dead Ops Arcade 3 receives a new round of gameplay improvements and stability fixes this week – check out the patch notes below for details.
On PlayStation, Onslaught gets its newest map with Deprogram and the all-new Onslaught Elite limited-time mode, where you’ll face Elite enemies with each Surge. Survive 20 Surges in Onslaught Elite and you’ll add the exclusive “Rock Salt” Weapon Blueprint to your collection.
Watch for our Season Six Special Broadcast at YouTube.com/Treyarch this week for even more details on “Forsaken” straight from the dev team, and get ready for the upcoming reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard Zombies! The next chapter of the Dark Aether story awaits.
This season also brings new weapon tuning changes for the Marshal, EM2, and TEC-9 from Season Five, as well as adjustments for the C58 Assault Rifle, KSP 45 and LC10 SMGs, Hauer 77 and Streetsweeper Shotguns, the Nail Gun, and Ranger Barrel attachments on all Shotguns. Please note that any tuning changes to base damage or critical damage multipliers will not carry over in Zombies.
Check out the patch notes below for the full list of tuning details to expect in this week’s Black Ops Cold War game update before the official start of the season.
Let’s start the season off strong! This weekend, unlock the new .410 Ironhide, Grav, and Battle Axe, and start leveling them up twice as fast during three days of Double XP & Double Weapon XP! The party starts this Friday, Oct. 8th.
Read on below for everything coming to Black Ops Cold War when Season Six launches at 9PM PT Oct. 6th / 12AM ET Oct. 7th. For the latest Warzone updates, follow @RavenSoftware and @CallofDuty on Twitter, and track all the latest game updates at our official Trello page.
Weapon Unlock Challenges
Prestige Levels and Rewards
Dead Ops Arcade 3