Black Ops Cold War is getting a new update this week!
On the 8th December, we'll be receiving a new update to prepare us for Season 1's launch.
But how can you download the update as fast as possible?
Here's what you need to do.
Black Ops Cold War 1.09 Update Time
No time has currently been given, but we anticipate for it to arrive sometime at 6pm GMT on the 8th December 2020.
How To Download Black Ops Cold War 1.09 On PS4 And PS5
In order to download the Black Ops Cold War 1.00 update, you will need to ensure you have enough space on your hard drive.
More often than not, the game should automatically download the update. However, you can manually look for the update by pressing the 'Options' button on your PS4 controller when hovering over the game on your menu.
This will bring up the options menu - click 'Check for Update'. This should find the 1.09 update and begin the download.
If you're downloading for the first time, you can get it from the PlayStation Store here.
How To Download Black Ops Cold War 1.09 On Xbox One And Xbox Series X
In order to download the Black Ops Cold War 1.00, you will need to ensure you have enough space on your hard drive.
More often than not, the game should automatically download the update if you have 'Instant On' turned on.
You can prompt the update by closing the game app and loading it up again, which will prompt.
If you're downloading for the first time, you can get it from the Xbox Store here.
How To Download Black Ops Cold War 1.00
In order to download the Black Ops Cold War 1.09 update, you will need to ensure you have enough space on your hard drive.
When launching Battle.Net, your game should automatically download and update.
If it is not receiving the update, try closing Battle.net fully and re-opening it.
How To Download As Fast As Possible
Close All Games And Applications
It goes without saying that the more things you're using on your PC, console and mobile will slow down your update as these will take up bandwidth.
Some of these applications may even take priority over your update.
Be sure to close them down and ensure other people in your household aren't using them.
Put Your Console Into Rest Mode
When your console is turned on, it will constantly be using bandwidth to check for new messages, friend requests, and online notifications that get priority over updates.
If you put your console into Rest Mode, turn on automatic downloads or select ‘Stay Connected to the Internet’, the update should download much faster.
Move Your Console Closer To Your WIFI Router Or Use An Ethernet Cable
Using a wired connection is the best way to increase your download speeds for the update.
Ethernet cables use a direct connection to your router to ensure any connection issues stemming from the distance between your console and the router do not affect your internet stability.
If you don’t have an ethernet cable on hand, even just moving your console or setup closer to your WiFi router temporarily should help to quash any stability issues that may be causing a slow download.
Avoid Downloading The Update At Peak Times
This may be hard for those fans who want to play immediately, but scheduling your update so it downloads when fewer people are online trying to do the same should see your speed increase.
Restart Your Router
Sometimes, problems with download speeds are nothing to do with your console or PC, but instead with your WiFi.
If you frequently have problems with your internet even when not downloading huge updates, this may be the issue.
Unplugging your router and restarting your internet may solve your connection issues, albeit temporarily, for long enough for you to download the latest update.
Change Your DNS Settings
Other players have reported that changing your DNS settings can help improve download speeds.
If you go to ‘Network Settings’ and choose to set up your DNS manually, inputting the Primary DNS as 220.127.116.11 and the Secondary DNS as 18.104.22.168 will connect you using Google’s public DNS and help speed up your download.