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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

Tactics

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.

Warzone Patch Notes January 13th 2021

January 13th Warzone Patch Notes

Call of Duty released an update for Warzone today. According to the patch notes released by Raven Studios, the Infinite stim glitch is fixed, the DMR is Nerfed, Mac-10 blueprints match the base mac 10 now, the Type 63 was nerfed, and the Diamatti burst pistols were nerfed.

Blueprints

Gallantry (Mac-10)
  • All stats updated to match base Mac-10

Weapons

DMR-14
  • Bullet penetration reduced from sniper to AR
  • Damage falloff ranges decreased
    • 55 damage before / 48 damage after 750 units (down 70% from 2500 units)
  • Recoil increased
    • Increased moderately for second and third bullet
    • Increased slightly for subsequent bullets
  • Locational damage multipliers adjusted
    • Headshot now does less than 100 damage after 750 units
    • Lower torso reduced from 1.1 to 1.01 (~8%)
Type 63
  • Bullet penetration reduced from sniper to AR
  • Damage falloff ranges decreased
    • 60 damage before / 45 damage after 900 units (down 55% from 2000 units)
Diamatti Burst Pistol
  • Max damage reduced from 45 to 40 (~11%)

Attachments

DMR-14
  • Front Grip
    • Vertical recoil reduction removed
    • Horizontal recoil reduction increased from 20% to 30%
  • Field Agent Foregrip
    • Vertical recoil reduction decreased from 35% to 25%
    • Horizontal recoil reduction increased from 35% to 30%
Type 63
  • Front Grip
    • Vertical recoil reduction removed
    • Horizontal recoil reduction increased from 20% to 30%
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
    • Vertical recoil reduction decreased from 45% to 30%
    • Horizontal recoil reduction decreased from 45% to 40%
Diamatti Burst Pistol
  • Akimbo
    • All location damage multipliers set to 1

Tactical Equipment

  • Player no longer get infinite tactical equipment (including stun grenades and stim shots) when dropping their weapons while cooking a grenade.

Challenges

  • Seasonal Challenges have been fixed to appear and should now track as intended.

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.

UI

Addressed a UI error related to Weapon Blueprints.

General

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

MULTIPLAYER Patch Notes

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
Modes
  • Prop Hunt
    • Increased time between Prop whistles from 20 seconds to 30 seconds.
Gameplay

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]
rebirth island bunker access code map

How to open the bunker on Rebirth Island

This is a guide on how to open the bunker on Rebirth Island, the new map for Call of Duty Warzone. The new warzone map was added during the season 1 update for COD Black Ops Cold War that introduced the new universal battle pass system. The new map has a hidden bunker just like Verdansk. Also, just like Verdansk the bunker has an access key pad that needs a special code before it can be opened.

The bunker found behind the yellow door in the building next to the headquarters building on Rebirth Island is accessible with a code. The code to open the yellow door on Rebirth Island in Warzone is found in a new set of three (3) locations each game.

Step By Step Process

First find the brief case that spawns randomly around the map. Then open the brief case to find three (3) photos. These photographs will be of locations on Rebirth Island. Each location on the map will have a three (3) or two (2) digit code written there. That code changes each map.

After you have found all three codes enter them in the keypad to gain access to the bunker behind the yellow door on Rebirth Island in the headquarters area. Inside you will find an exclusive blueprint for the MAC 10 named the Red Room.

How to open the bunker on Rebirth Island Video Guide

This is a video guide provided by Espresso for the Rebirth Island Easter egg.

Show Video Table of Contents
  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 01:36 – Things To Know Beforehand
  • 02:56 – Tac Map of Item Locations
  • 03:26 – Briefcase Spawns & Reference Images
  • 04:13 – How to Find & Correctly Input Code Numbers
  • 05:06 – Unlocking the Bunker
  • 05:26 – Items You Get From the Bunker
  • 06:19 – Future Rebirth Night Hints?
  • 07:04 – Important Lore Building Letters in the Bunker

Check out our conclusive guide on opening all the bunkers in Warzone.

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
Barrels
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