On February 25th, Black Ops Cold War will receive a new update to mark the start of Season Two!
How can you download update 1.12 as quickly as possible?
Follow these steps and tips to download it in no time at all!
Black Ops Cold War Update 1.12 Time
Patch 1.12 for Black Ops Cold War will go live between 9PM and 11PM PT on February 23rd (5AM and 7AM GMT on February 24th)
The new content arriving in this update will unlock between 9PM and 11PM PT on February 24th (5AM and 7AM on Februray 25th)
The update is believed to be 10-15GB in size.
How To Download Black Ops Cold War Update 1.12 On PS4 And PS5
The update is 11.5GB on PS4 and 20GB on PS5.
For PS4 players, the ability to pre-download the update a few days before the update will go live, allowing players to jump straight into the action as soon as Season Two begins.
If the download doesn't begin automatically, press 'Options' when the game is highlighted, select 'Check for Update' to find update 1.12 and wait for the download to begin.
For PS5 players, repeat the process if the download doesn't begin automatically.
If you don’t feel like getting up early, we’d also recommend having automatic downloads turned on whilst in rest mode. To do this go to settings>power save settings>set features available in rest mode and then select the checkbox to stay connected to the internet.
If you're downloading Black Ops Cold War for the very first time, you can download update 1.12 along with the full game from the PlayStation Store.
How To Download Black Ops Cold War Update 1.12 On Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
The update is 15GB on Xbox One and 26GB on Xbox Series X/S.
The ability to pre-download the update has yet to appear on Xbox consoles, but there are still some tricks to ensure that the update downloads as fast as possible.
More often than not, the update should begin to download automatically if the 'Instant On' option is selected.
If not, closing down the game and re-opening it will trigger the update to download.
Again, if you want to download updates while the console is off, turn the 'Instant-On Power Mode’ by heading to Settings>General>Power and Startup and choose Instant-On Power Mode.
Then head back to the main menu in Settings and go to System>Updates and tick the 'Keep my console up to date' and 'Keep my games and apps up to date' checkboxes.
For those downloading Black Ops Cold War for the first time, head to the Xbox Store to download the update along with the rest of the game.
How To Download Black Ops Cold War Update 1.12 On PC
The update is 30GB on PC.
Before beginning the download, make sure your PC hard drive has enough space on it.
When launching Battle.Net, the update should begin to download without any further prompting.
If the update doesn't begin to download when the client opens, close down Battle.Net and re-open it to start the download.
How To Download Black Ops Cold War Update 1.12 As Fast As Possible
Close All Games And Applications
When downloading an update of any kind, the more items that are open, the download speed will almost certainly slow down.
Some of the apps that are open may well be a higher priority than the update itself, further slowing it down.
Make sure all unnecessary apps and programs are closed down on the PC or console to download it as fast as possible.
Put Console Into Rest Mode
When the console is on, it constantly uses bandwidth to check for updates and any notifications from a variety of places.
By placing it into Rest Mode and turning on automatic downloads, the update should download at a much faster speed.
Move The Console Closer To WiFi Router Or Use An Ethernet Cable
One of the fastest ways to download the 1.12 update is by connecting the console or PC to the router by using an ethernet cable.
The cable provides a direct connection to the router, meaning no outside interference can disrupt the download.
If you don’t have access to an ethernet cable, try and move the console or PC closer to the router to gain a slight increase in internet performance.
Avoid Downloading At Peak Times
Although everyone is desperate to jump into the action at the earliest possible moment, downloading the update when fewer people are online will allow you to download quicker thanks to an increase in speed.
Restart Your Router
If you do experience problems with download speed, it may be worth considering restarting your router.
If you encounter issues when downloading other updates, it’s likely that a problem with your router is slowing you down.
Unplug or press the reset button on the back of the router could solve your issues long enough to download the update quickly.
Change DNS Settings
When downloading previous updates for Black Ops Cold War, some players have reported that a change in DNS settings has improved their download speeds.
To change the DNS settings, enter the network settings of the console and choose to set up the DNS settings manually.
We used 220.127.116.11 as the Primary DNS and 18.104.22.168 as the Secondary DNS. This is Google’s public DNS and could help you download update 1.12 fast.