Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 5 Changes
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August 13, 2021

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 5 Changes

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 5 is finally out with new changes and a thrilling new Battle Pass packed with fresh content across the 100 tiers. COD Season 5 comes with epic changes on Multiplayer, Onslaught, weapons, Zombies, and Dead Ops Arcade 3. With refreshing new weapons, classic Black Ops maps, and Double Agent mode, Treyarch has remastered classics and introduced new content that will entice every player.

Black Ops Cold War Season 5

The new season of Black Ops Cold War is shaping up to be a captivating season packed with electrifying action. Treyarch already released the Patch Notes, which gives fans a glimpse of how things will unfold right from the start to the end of the season. As in previous seasons, each player starts with a pistol. But from there, agents will earn unique skills depending on their abilities and roles.


Black Ops Cold War Season 5 launches with five all-new multiplayer maps, including the return of the 6v6 Slums Black Ops 2 map, 6v6 Echelon map, 2v2 Showroom Gunfight map, and 3v3 Showroom Gunfight map. In the course of this season, Treyarch will also bring the Drive-In map and Zoo later on.

Other changes coming to Multiplayer include the Double Agent mode, which isn’t much different from Trouble in Terrorist Town. Double Agent characters must work undetected to sabotage missions. It’s the work of other players to identify the agent. Good news to players, Double Agent mode can be played in Custom Games where friends can play together in a private match.

Besides the brand-new multiplayer maps and modes, Activision is introducing the old-school Flamethrower as a low-cost scorestreak weapon. Ardent Call of Duty fans who might have played earlier games such as World at War will love this addition in Black Ops Cold War Season 5.

There won’t be “lobby shopping” in the multiplayer League Play anymore. League Play Map and mode UI will come to life when the lobby is locked in and once all players are found.


Treyarch made noticeable changes to assault rifles. Many fan-favorite selections such as the LC10, FARA 83, QBZ-83, FFAR, XM4, and C58 have been nerfed and buffed on areas to balance the game. Each of the weapons received a buff, which comes because of the reduction of the Bullet Velocity penalty. In effect, rifles can now cause significant damage even with long-range shots. Dual-wielded pistols will curb strafe speeds and movement by 5%, thus reducing the operator’s mobility and agility.

Will all these Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Season 5 changes, XM4 stands as the weapon which received most of the changes. Several attachments, such as the Salvo 50 RND Fast Mag and SAS Mag Clamp, got removed. Also, recoil control and reload quickness were adjusted to improve XM4’s handling. The FFAR wasn’t spared, either as several of its attachments were nerfed. C58 also got buffs and now has better visibility and increased damage range.

While the FARA and QBZ received slight changes, the Groza was adjusted to bolster vision and promote better handling. Similarly, FARA 83 received Iron Sights adjustment and reduced recoil control. Both KSP 45 and LC 10 were nerfed. Finally, the LC 10 received increased recoil while KSP45’s range was slightly reduced.

Other Call of Duty Changes

Treyarch has revealed a lots of new content coming to the Zombies mode at the start of season 5. Death Perception perks and others are now upgradable, allowing players to become more dangerous. With Field Upgrades like the Tesla Storm, players can fire just a few rounds to cause maximum damage to enemies. Flamethrower also comes as a handy addition to the Zombies as a support weapon.

Dead Ops Arcade 3 gets a new Ikari EggXit bonus map. With this map, players can explore new areas in the wild while challenging for hidden rewards and fighting deadly foes. For Onslaught players, get ready for an outstanding narrative Intel in the new Echelon map. Zombies and Onslaught players will see both new enthralling Operator Missions and captivating weapon unlock challenges.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Season 5 is here. With all these changes and updates that will come as the season progresses, Season 5 is a promising chapter for Treyarch and fans alike.

Written by Daniella Johnson

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