Black Ops Cold War: How To Get Aetherium Crystals And XP FAST
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Black Ops Cold War: How To Get Aetherium Crystals And XP FAST

Nick Farrell
17 November 2020

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Black Ops Cold War marks the beginning of a new era for Call of Duty Zombies.

The mode has seen several innovations introduced ranging from armor to weapon rarities.

Now, Treyarch has possibly released their best map for zombies YET!

There are a lot of new features within the game mode, including Aetherium Crystals.

These majestic crystals can be used for various aspects of zombies, but the way to obtain them is not clear to some players.

Here's how to find them easily within Black Ops Cold War! 


What Are They? 

Aetherium Crystals are a new form of currency within Black Ops Cold War zombies.

These crystals can be used to upgrade different aspects of your zombie's loadout.

Whether it is your perks, weapon classes, or field upgrades; there is a lot of ways you can use these crystals.

So, it is quite important that you obtain these crystals as fast as possible! 


How To Obtain Them? 

There are various ways to obtain these crystals over the course of a zombie match.

You will have to play quite a bit of zombie in order to max out every aspect of your loadout, but over time you will obtain more and more.

So far, we have noticed three main ways to obtain these crystals: 

  • Milestones for reaching certain rounds
  • Beating the easter egg within Die Maschine
  • Exfilling at certain rounds

These are the most well-known ways to obtain these crystals; so it should not be to hard to obtain some! 


XP Fast

Playing zombies in Black Ops Cold War will also level up your player.

This can be an easy way to gain some quick XP that will transfer over to multiplayer.

With that said, there are some ways you gain an ample amount of XP.

One of these ways is to exfill at certain rounds.

We recommend exfiling past round 20; as this will reward you with an incredible amount of XP! 

Some players have noted if you can make it to round 30, the difference in the amount of XP you gain from previous rounds is staggering!

Check out the following YouTube video from MrRoflWaffles who notes this: 


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