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Cold War Express Map

Cold War Express Map

Treyarch released the Black Ops Cold War Express map on February 4th, 2021. This is the re-release of the COD Black Ops 2 Express map. According to Drift0r it is a one to one duplicate. The map is set in the future of Los Angeles. It is a medium sized map and is symmetrical. The layout is in the shape of the letter “U”. There is an interior section to the train station and a section that is outside. A set of train tracks divide these two areas and bisect the map. One train is not moving. One train is actively running. The active train can eliminate players. Watch out for the barriers that move to indicate a train is approaching.

Show mini map of Express

Cold War Express Mini Map


The train station is an open space compared to the exterior part of the map. There are multiple places to take cover when crossing the open areas. The strongest overwatch position in this area is the lift at the top of the mini map. Players who do not check for enemies at that location will not make it across the inside of the train station.

There is an office in the center of the map that overlooks the middle of the map. This is a high traffic area. Each side of the office is a short hallway that leads to a staircase. Follow the staircase to reach the bridges that overwatch the train tracks.

The bridges offer a great position to snipe long avenues as people wait for the train to pass. The roof of the train also provides access to the bridges. Don’t cross the train tracks without checking the bridges for enemies.

A control room is on the bottom of the minimap of Express. The control room has a strong advantage over the outside portion of the map. Jump up through the windows or climb the ladder in the locker room to reach it. Players who do not check for enemies at this location will regret it.

Even though there are outdoor elements to this map, it’s wise to invest in interior style scorestreaks. So, for instance, avoid aerial attack style score streaks. Using smoke grenades to cross the open parts of the map is the 200 IQ move.

Cold War Dec 22nd Patch Notes

Daily Challenges are now live in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, as well as Double Battle Pass XP and our new Raid 24/7 and Face Off playlists!

Double Battle Pass XP Through Dec. 28

This holiday season, Treyarch is giving everyone the gift of Double Battle Pass XP through 10AM PT December 28th, so you can unlock twice as many Battle Pass rewards throughout the holidays.

Simply play Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer and Zombies to double your Battle Pass progress. And starting December 25th, Warzone gets in on the action with Double Battle Pass XP running until 10AM PT Dec. 28th for both games!

Happy Holidays from Treyarch Studios:

From The Treyarch family to yours, we hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season, wherever you are in the world. After such an unconventional year, it’s safe to say we can all use a little rest, relaxation, and… red-nosed zombie dogs? Sure.

GLOBAL Patch Notes

Daily Challenges

Now available in Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone, Daily Challenges provide new ways to earn XP bonuses by completing in-game objectives.

Head to the Challenges menu to receive three Daily Challenges every 24 hours, which can be swapped out with reserve Challenges at any time. Choose the Challenges that best suit your play style and complete them at your own pace without losing progress. Any Daily Challenge that you swap out will retain any earned progress and can be completed later.

Each Daily Challenge completed will grant you a healthy sum of bonus XP, so be sure to complete as many as possible to level up even faster on your journey to Prestige Master and beyond.

  • Players receive 3 Daily Challenges each day for Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone (9 total) to complete for XP bonuses.
  • Challenges can be swapped in/out to suit your play style. Instead of new Daily Challenges replacing your current Challenges, they are added to the list of reserve Challenges for each mode, and can be completed any time before the end of the season.
  • Complete Daily Challenges at your own pace without losing progress. Challenges swapped out will retain any earned progress and can be completed later.
Prestige Shop

Added a confirmation prompt when unlocking new content at the Prestige Shop using Prestige Keys.


Addressed a UI error related to Weapon Blueprints.


Fixed a crash that could occur when redeeming Battle Pass tier bundles.


Starting today, Treyarch is bringing two new featured playlists to Black Ops Cold War: Raid 24/7 and Face Off!

Raid 24/7 is self-explanatory: it’s all Raid, all the time. Get ready for match after match of the Black Ops II classic, featuring TDM, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint. Hardcore Raid 24/7 is also available via Quick Play, featuring Hardcore TDM, Domination, and Kill Confirmed. Multiplayer Free Access players can check out Raid 24/7 until Dec. 24th, as well. Check out our updated Free Access playlists in the patch notes below.

If you’re ready for some serious close-quarters action, grab two friends and jump into Face Off to play 3v3 matches of TDM, Domination, and Kill Confirmed on all four of our new Gunfight maps: Game Show, ICBM, U-Bahn, and KGB.

Face Off has a unique set of rules: Scorestreaks are disabled, capture times are quicker in Domination, and time limits and score limits are shorter to keep things fast and frenetic. Hardcore Face Off is also available via Quick Play, so anyone can get in on the action. Check out Face Off with your friends and let us know what you think!

New Featured Playlists Raid 24/7 and Face Off (3v3):

  • Raid 24/7 [NEW]
    • Includes TDM, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint on Raid.
    • Hardcore Raid 24/7 also available in Quick Play.
  • Face Off (3v3) [NEW]
    • 3v3 matches of TDM, Domination, and Kill Confirmed on Gunfight maps: Game Show, ICBM, U-Bahn, and KGB.
    • Scorestreaks disabled.
    • Shorter time limits and score limits for fast-paced matches.
    • Shorter capture times in Domination.
    • Hardcore Face Off also available in Quick Play.
  • Nuketown Holiday 24/7
  • Prop Hunt
  • Gunfight
  • Fireteam: Dirty Bomb
  • Prop Hunt
    • Increased time between Prop whistles from 20 seconds to 30 seconds.

Closed an exploit where Field Upgrades could be planted out of bounds.

Combat Record
  • M79
    • Added tracking for Popcorn Medal (multi-kills) for the M79.
    • Changed the M79 Medal Spotlight from Headshots to Popcorn.
Multiplayer Free Access

Updated Playlists:

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Domination
  • Gunfight
  • Nuketown Holiday 24/7
  • Raid 24/7 [NEW]
  • Prop Hunt [NEW]
  • Combined Arms: Hardpoint [NEW]
  • Fireteam: Dirty Bomb [NEW]

COD Cold War Groza

The COD Black Ops Cold War Groza is an Assault Rifle available for use in Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone. Multiplayer, Zombies, and Warzone game modes have different weapon stats for the Groza. Below we will organize some content from trusted community content creators that will provide education to use the Groza AR in all modes.

Multiplayer Groza

In multiplayer, the weapon was last tested on December 21st 2020 by Drift0r and his results were released on his YouTube channel for his In Depth series.

Show Drift0r's Groza In Depth Video

The Groza was tested for Multiplayer by XclusiveAce on December 18th 2020 and his results were released on his YouTube channel which include some class setups and stats.

Show XclusiveAce's MP Groza Video

Warzone Groza

The Groza has different values in Warzone, it’s a different engine all together.

Show Groza Attachment Table
BarrelSeconds per 497mVelocityRange (m)Date
Base0.83459631Feb 6, 2021
Ultralight0.83459642Dec 16, 2020
Cavalry0.83459640Dec 16, 2020
Reinforced Heavy0.55190238Dec 16, 2020
GRU Composite0.484102741Dec 16, 2020
Contour M20.68472731Dec 16, 2020
CMV Mil-Spec0.53493134Dec 16, 2020

In Warzone, the weapon was tested on January 24th 2021, by Xclusive Ace. The results he found were released on his YouTube channel.

Show XclusiveAce's Warzone Groza Video

The Groza was tested for both Warzone and Multiplayer by JGOD on December 17th 2020 and his results were released on his YouTube channel which include some class setups and stats.

Show JGOD's MP & Warzone Groza Video

cod black ops cold war mac 10

Black Ops Cold War MAC-10

The MAC-10 is as Submachine Gun weapon added to Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (BOCW) and Warzone during the December 16th Season 1 Battle Pass update. It is a close range weapon with a fast rate of fire and low horizontal recoil pattern.

Unlock The MAC-10

This is how To unlock the Mac-10 In Warzone and BOCW Multiplayer.
The MAC 10 is a free weapon for all players in both Warzone and Cold War. It unlocks after passing tier 15 of the season one free battle pass.

Multiplayer MAC-10

Xclusive Ace goes into detail about the COD BOCW MAC 10 in multiplayer and reveals a few best class setups.

Show XclusiveAce's MP MAC-10 Video

Warzone MAC-10

The MAC-10 has different stats in Warzone than it does in Multiplayer. The weapon was also introduced into Warzone, but that game is developed by a Raven Studios, and a lot of how the magic between the studios goes is untold. The attachments have the same names and it seems that the systems that were in place before COD Black Ops Cold War was released are still registering in the graph of the Gunsmith. However, notable community enthusiasts such as Drift0r, JGOD, and as well as the aforementioned Xclusive Ace, all have spoken about them being different than their multiplayer counter parts. Below is a table of the MAC-10 attachments and their stats.

Show MAC-10 Attachment Table
Muzzle Brake
Sound Suppressor
Infantry Compensator
SOCOM Eliminator
Agency Suppressor
BarrelVelocitySeconds per 497mDate
Base3501.418Feb 7, 2021
Extended4511.101Feb 7, 2021
Cavalry3501.418Feb 7, 2021
Reinforced Heavy7270.684Feb 7, 2021
Ranger6930.717Feb 7, 2021
Rifled3501.418Feb 7, 2021
Task Force6200.801Feb 7, 2021
Steady Aim Laser
Mounted Flashlight
SOF Target Designator
SWAT 5mw Laser Sight
Tiger Team Spotlight
Ember Sighting Point
Quickdot LED
Millstop Reflex
Kobra Red Dot
Visiontech 2x
Microflex LED
Diamondback Reflex
Sillix Holoscout
Fastpoint Reflex
Axial Arms 3x
SUSAT Multizoon
Tactical Stock
Wire Stock
Duster Stock
No Stock
SAS Combat Stock
Raider Stock
Red Cell Foregrip
Patrol Grip
Bruiser Grip
Field Agent Grip
SFOD Speedgrip
43 Round Drum
Fast Mag
43 Round Speed Mag
STANAG 53 Round Drum
Vandal Speed Loader
Salvo 53 Round Fast Mag
Speed Tape
Dropshot Wrap
Field Tape
SARS Jungle Grip
Serpent Wrap
Airborne Elastic Wrap
Best CQB Weapon in Warzone?

Many creators and streamers have expressed in videos and social media posts that the MAC-10 is the new close range meta weapon for Warzone. NickMercs even made a video about the weapon exposing his class setup. He said its the new best class in Warzone and runs the muzzle brake, the 5.3 inch extended barrel, the wire stock, the patrol grip, and the Stanag 53 round drum.

This is a list of all of the weapons in Warzone. Visit our guide on Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Modern Warfare. Don’t forget to bookmark our Warzone Bunker Code guide, as well.

COD Black Ops Cold War Dec 9th Patch Notes

Cold War Dec 9th Patch Notes

Cold War Dec 9th 2020 Patch Notes


Today, on Dec 9th, 2020, for COD Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch Studios released a small patch, and these are the notes. The short of the update is that it addressed a few issues that managed to slip through the cracks following yesterday’s quality of life update. In more detail, the update restored the ability to vote on maps in playlists where it was unintentionally disabled, it added Nuketown ’84 back to the Onslaught map list in Zombies, it implemented new stability fixes, and it corrected a handful of UI bugs. They have also added Miami to the Combined Arms map list, bringing the total 12v12 map count to four (4), along with Crossroads, Armada, and Cartel. Zombies players will also now see unique Pack a Punch (PaP) camos on their Ray Gun after upgrading it at the PaP in Zombies.

They stated that they are also tracking two particularly tricky issues since yesterday’s update:

  • Diamond Camo progress is still appearing locked for some players, despite being earned.
  • Some Xbox players are seeing a “Trial Has Ended” pop-up message on the front-end menu.

They thanked everyone for their patience as they work to investigate and fix these issues. As always, you can check out live updates on some of the issues that they are tracking at Treyarch’s official Trello board.


This is a list of the COD Black Ops Cold War global Dec 9th 2020 patch notes.

UI (General)
  • Addressed an issue where breadcrumbs could appear on locked items.
  • Addressed an issue where menu breadcrumbs could return after going to Campaign.
  • Addressed an issue where red visual artifacts could appear under the rewards in the After Action Report.
  • Addressed an issue where white placeholder boxes could appear in place of the player’s Calling Card and Emblem during player inspection.
UI (Gunsmith)
  • The Hunter icon will no longer appear distorted in the Weapon Mastery tab of the Gunsmith for the M79.


This is a list of the COD Black Ops Cold War multiplayer Dec 9th 2020 patch notes.

MP (General)

This is a list of the COD Black Ops Cold War general Multiplayer Dec 9th 2020 patch notes.

  • Restored map voting in playlists where it was unintentionally disabled.

MP (Stability)
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur when the Field Mic was in use.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur in Search and Destroy.

MP (Game Modes – Combined Arms)

This is a list of the COD Black Ops Cold War Combined Arms Dec 9th 2020 patch notes.

  • Added Miami to Combined Arms map rotation.


This is a list of the COD Black Ops Cold War Zombies Dec 9th 2020 patch notes.

Die Maschine

This is a list of the COD Black Ops Cold War Die Maschine Dec 9th 2020 patch notes.

Die Maschine Patch Notes
Die Maschine (Stability)
  • Added general stability fixes.
Die Maschine (Weapons)
  • Added Pack-a-Punch camos for the Ray Gun.
Die Maschine (Gameplay)
  • Addressed an issue where zombies could ignore the player after leaving the Dark Aether during certain side quests.
Onslaught (PS4/PS5)

This is a list of the COD Black Ops Cold War Onslaught mode Dec 9th 2020 patch notes.

Onslaught Patch Notes
Onslaught (Maps)
  • Added Nuketown ’84 back to the Onslaught map list.

Treyarch is aware of the error some users are getting that displays “Blackout Trial has ended” in Cold War.

Some players report encountering a screen that informs them that their Blackout trial has ended.

This is a list of all COD Black Ops Cold War updates and patch notes.

For more information check out Call of Duty’s official blog post highlighting the December 9th, 2020 Cold War patch notes.