Season 3 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone was a huge season and possibly the biggest content drop in history.
It means that Season 4 has a lot to live up to as the games go from strength to strength.
While there's a lot of certainty in the new season (new maps, weapons, Operators, skins) there's a lot of details still missing.
What plans do Activision and Treyarch have going into the summer?
Find out everything you need to know about Black Ops Cold War Season 4 in our hub!
One In The Chamber Returning?! - 11th June
Treyarch has changed its Twitter profile picture to what appears to be a brand-new game mode for Black Ops Cold War.
The single bullet heavily suggests that the popular One In The Chamber mode will be making its return.
Season 4 Cinematic Revealed - 11th June
After a brief glimpse at Season 4 went live on June 10th, Activision has released the full-length cinematic for the new season.
Check it out below!
Hijacked Confirmed! - 11th June
After rumours pointed towards its return, classic Black Ops map Hijacked will be arriving as part of Cold War Season 4!
Hijacked will be the fourth classic map to arrive in Cold War after Raid, Express, and Standoff appeared in previous seasons.
First Season 4 Trailer Revealed - 10th June
The first trailer for Cold War Season 4 has been released!
A Desert Theme? - 10th June
Eagle-eyed players that have watched the latest cutscene ahead of Season 4 have heard Africa mentioned.
Could the new season feature a desert theme?
New Weapons Leaked - 9th June
According to @ZestyCODLeaks, there will be a variety of weaponry coming to the Cold War arsenal during Season 4.
The most notable addition is the Chicom CQB SMG from Black Ops 2.
Alongside the Chicom, a range of new melee weapons will be arriving as well as explosive ammunition for the Crossbow!
First Cinematic Teaser Released - 8th June
Treyarch has posted the first cinematic trailer ahead of the Season 4 reveal taking place on June 10th.
Reveal Set For Thursday - 8th June
Summer Game Fest will get to premiere the first look at Season 4 for Cold War and Warzone.
Operator Names Leaked - 7th June
Notable leaker @ZestyCODLeaks has uncovered three names that are likely to be the Operators arriving in Season 4.
First Look At Season 4 - 7th June
As part of the Summer Game Fest, players will get a first look at what is coming in Season 4.
Season 4 Start Date
Season 4 will begin on the 17th June 2021.
The first cinematic trailer has revealed all of the new maps arriving in Season 4 of Cold War.
Find a full list of maps arriving below!
- Collateral - 6v6 and 12v12
- Amsterdam - 2v2
- Hijacked - 6v6
As of writing (May 24th), there has been little to no information surrounding which weapons will be arriving as part of Season 4.
Looking back at Season 3, there was a mixture of classic and near-futuristic weaponry added to the arsenal in the forms of the PPSh-41 and the CARV.2 tactical rifle.
With a potential reveal for COD 2021 on the horizon, is there a chance we see more World War 2 weaponry added into Cold War? We will have to wait and see.
As always, the start of a new season will contain a brand-new Battle Pass containing 100 Tiers of brand-new content to unlock.
For just 1000 COD Points, you'll be able to get your hands on weapon blueprints, calling cards, stickers, weapon charms, Operator skins and so much more!
Hand Cannon Spotted - 11th June
During the full-length cinematic for Season 4, Jackal can be seen wielding what looks to be an incredibly powerful pistol.
Could it be the arrival of the Hand Cannon as a Scorestreak?
Season 3 saw the debut of the Strafe Run and the Death Machine and it's likely that more will be added as part of the new season.
A trap has been set. A CIA safe house has been hit. And an old enemy returns to get his revenge.
After storming an experimental Nova 6 production site on Rebirth Island, Russel Adler has made a powerful enemy in Viktor "Stitch" Kuzmin, the ex-KGB leader of the Nova 6 program. And Stitch is looking to settle the score.
Now, Adler and his CIA strike team find themselves trapped, and surrounded by enough Nova 6 nerve gas to throw the world off its axis.
Frank Woods knows the jungles of Southeast Asia all too well. During the events of the original Black Ops, he and Alex Mason tracked down a crashed plane filled with Nova 6 gas deep in Laos, only to be captured and held as a POW until his eventual escape in 1972.
Twelve years later, Woods returns to Laos with NATO’s finest to handle another crisis. Russell Adler has been abducted after his fateful re-encounter with Stitch following a massive firefight in the abandoned Twin Pines Mall.
Adler’s whereabouts are still unknown, but according to clues left behind by Perseus agents, he may be held within the Golden Triangle. This intel leads a CIA strike team led by Woods to a contraband trafficking route for Nova 6 ran by one of Stitch’s accomplices – Kapano “Naga” Vang – who is ready to pounce on these agents from the shadows.
But the question remains: Where is Adler?
Frank Woods managed to rescue Adler from Verdansk but Stitch reveals that his work with him is "done," leading many to imply that Adler has been brainwashed in a similar fashion to how Alex Mason was brainwashed back in the first Black Ops title.
With US satellites interfering with Stitch's communications, Wraith pushes the fugitive to go ahead with the plan, revealing that their contact in Africa is ready.
Could we be heading to Africa for the next part of the story?
With Raven Software confirming that it is going to continue embracing the 1980s theme, there is a chance that we could see another limited-time event relating to the time period begin at the start of Season 4.
Alongside the potential of a new LTM, it's likely that some new points of interest could be added into Verdansk '84 that may coincide with the event.
Alongside a new LTM set in the 80s, leakers have uncovered that an event that may reveal COD 2021 has been added to the files. Could it take place in Season 4?
Little information surrounding exact details of what Raven and Activision have in store has been revealed so be sure to check back as soon as any news breaks.
During Season 3, Raven Software has done an excellent job in making sure the entire Warzone weapon arsenal is balanced, enabling players to use a variety of weapons in their loadouts.
The developer has confirmed that more changes will be arriving in the battle royale, and with the start of Season 4 often playing host to a huge update, the beginning of the season could see some changes to the current metagame.
With the CR-56 AMAX assault rifle currently proving to be the most popular rifle to use, it's likely that some chances could bring it in line with some of the other weapons on offer.
Points Of Interest
As mentioned earlier, new points of interest could be added into Verdansk '84 depending on the theme of any LTM that might arrive.
During the 80s Action Heroes event, Warzone saw the additions of Nakatomi Plaza in Downtown and ten survival camps located across the map.
If Activision is intending on revealing COD 2021 during Season 4, there could be some new POIs inspired by World War 2 added to the map.
Alongside a potential reveal, the mine shaft remains closed, much to the curiosity of players wondering what could be inside. Will Season 4 mark the opening of the mines? We will have to wait and see.
Fast Travel System
A fast-travel system involving the Red Doors from Black Ops Cold War was unintentionally revealed after players received a survey from Activision asking for feedback on the feature.
The Red Doors will be located all over the map, enabling players to traverse the map as quickly as possible.
The system has yet to be revealed by Raven Software, meaning it could arrive as part of Season 4.
Zombies And Outbreak
Season 3 saw Treyarch implement a number of changes to Zombies, especially in Season 3 Reloaded.
Alongside the changes, the first Outbreak Easter Egg went live, continuing the battle between Requiem and Omega groups.
A second Easter Egg for Outbreak is expected to go live in Season 4, setting the scene for the next round-based map which is rumoured to be set in Berlin.