Now, the good times continue to roll on with brand new content in this milestone update.
Prop Hunt is returning alongside new maps such as Miami Strike!
We're also expecting the new ZRG 20mm Sniper at some stage with the R1 Shadowhunter Crossbow recently being added.
Here's everything you need to know about the Cold War and Warzone Season 2 Reloaded mid-season update!
Warzone Patch Notes - 31st March
Miami Strike Gameplay - 30th March
Golova Gameplay - 30th March
Patch Notes Revealed - 29th March
The 1.14 patch notes have been revealed including all fixes, weapon balancing and new content.
Check out all that's changing here.
We're expecting the mid-season update to arrive on the 29th March 2021.
The new update will arrive at the following times:
- 9PM PT Mar. 29
- 12AM ET Mar. 30
- 5AM BST Mar. 30
- 6AM CET Mar. 30
- 4PM AEDT Mar. 30
This is based on the Season 2 update.
- Miami Strike (6v6)
- Mansion (2v2, 3v3)
- Golova (Multi-Team)
- Multi-Team Hardpoint
- Prop Hunt
- Miami Strike
- New Props
- Sanatorium Outbreak map
- Gunfight Tournament
- Blueprint Gun Game
Check out the full patch notes here.
Check out the full patch notes here.
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 Vikhor "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?
As of writing, (1st March) Treyarch has yet to confirm the release of any new maps during Season Two, leaving Apocalypse as the only new map to be released.
It’s more than likely that this will change as several unreleased maps have been discovered within the files of the game.
New maps coming in this update are:
- Miami Strike
Mansion (2v2, 3v3) (In-Season)
The action in Gunfight and Face-Off is about to heat up with this mid-season addition to the map pool.
Set in Havana, Cuba at the Hefe Mansion (last seen in the Campaign’s “End of the Line” mission), this small map takes place across both courtyards: an eastern one with two palm trees and a gazebo, and a western one with a statue sitting atop a non-functional fountain. These open courtyards contrast to a centre wrapped room with a small side hallway and an exposed balcony that can serve as a risky power position.
MANSION: Need I say more?
Miami Strike (6v6) (In Season)
Rise and shine, Miami… because soon, it will be time to infiltrate Ocean Park Drive during the day.
With the sun glistening off the colourful murals of Miami’s South Beach neighbourhood, Miami Strike will focus the action into a smaller daytime rendition of the original map. Whether it's a white-knuckle game of TDM or a tense Hardpoint battle, the heat is always on in the streets of Miami.
NIGHT AND DAY: Miami day-time is just the vacation we need
We're expecting more remakes at some point in the near future - some of these maps that were leaked before launch include:
- Firing Range
@TheMW2Ghost seems confident that Summit and Firing Range will feature in Season 2.
The ZRG 20mm sniper rifle will be added to Cold War and Warzone at some point in the second half of the season.
ZRG 20mm: Sniper
Built for sharpshooters who need power to eliminate targets at extremely long ranges, this bolt-action sniper rifle boasts a faster bullet velocity than any other weapon in its class, as well as the ability to eliminate Operators with a single shot to the head, chest, or shoulders in exchange for a slower fire rate. Its reload speeds are among the fastest in the category, allowing snipers to quickly change out magazines when faced with multiple hostile forces.
BOOM! HEADSHOT: A new sniper arrives to mix things up
The addition of the sniper could well spark change to the long-range metagame while the crossbow is a great addition for those wanting to add some extra style points to their gameplay.
We're being introduced to TWO new Operators in Season 2 Reloaded:
Wolf: NATO (In Season)
Putting together the team for Adler’s rescue mission, Woods knew he would need the best Jungle Warfare Operators available. Terrell Wolf learned to hunt in the bayous of Louisiana surrounding his grandparent’s home. Entering service on his 18th birthday in memory of his fallen brother, he now stalks more dangerous prey as an elite Delta Force sniper.
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF: Don't bite the hand that feeds
Rivas: NATO (In Season)
The other Operator joining Woods in the search for Adler, Karla Rivas grew up in Nicaragua surrounded by the Menendez Cartel and their wars with rival gangs. Her firsthand experience of the deadly consequences they had on their surrounding communities drove Rivas to dedicate her life to ridding her country of the Cartel’s influence, using guerrilla tactics to weaken them by any means necessary.
CRY ME A RIVAS: Silent but deadly
Gunfight is only getting the one map this season and that is Mansion.
Exfiltration (In Season)
During an Exfiltration Battle Royale, a portable radio crackles into life, coming online somewhere in Verdansk. The Operator who secures this radio and holds onto it for a sufficient period of time automatically wins the game for them (or their squad, in non-Solo modes).
To ensure their exfil isn’t by the book, anyone holding the radio is marked on the Tac Map as if they were under a Most Wanted Contract (also known as an HVT or High-Value Target) with all Operators also receiving intel on how much longer the current radio holder has until they win.
Other than this new win condition, the same Battle Royale rules apply. Expect a circle collapse and a winner to be determined by the last Operator or squad standing, should nobody receive an early exfil with the radio.
PROCEED TO EXFIL: Bringing a whole new meaning to staying alive
Zombies have overrun Verdansk and you must take it back. If you fail, the Nuke detonates. If you succeed, you exfil (via @ZestyCODLeaks)
We're expecting a new map to arrive in Black Ops Cold War Zombies as Treyarch opted to skip a release in Season 1.
Yamantau may be the first zombie map we see as a part of Cold War's DLC program, so it is interesting to see TGR talk about it.
TGR makes some key points throughout the video alluding to the new map.
Some of these include:
- Secret Dark Aether Character
- Outbreak in Yamantau
Sanatorium is being added to the Outbreak mode in the Season 2 Reloaded update!
We're also expecting new perks at some stage including:
- Double Tap - Increased rate of fire
- Mule Kick - Allows the player to carry three weapons
- PHD Flopper - Negates all fall damage and the player creates an explosion when falling instead
It's highly unlikely any new content will be added to the Campaign as this wasn't done through the entirety of Modern Warfare.
However, it wouldn't be out of the question for Treyarch to break the mould.
The Campaign has had a wonderful reception, with the only complaint being that it is too short.
With side missions featuring in this mode, perhaps a few more will be added to it?
Multi-Team Hardpoint (In Season)
Get the squad together and prepare for the biggest version of Hardpoint ever created in Call of Duty. Taking place across the largest maps in Black Ops Cold War, this hectic new squad-based Hardpoint mode tasks 10 squads of four with capturing and defending Hardpoint hills around the map that rotate every 120 seconds. The first squad to reach 500 seconds of total objective time wins the match.