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Black Ops Cold War Season 1: Release time, new modes, weapons, maps, Operators and more

Everything you need to know about Black Ops Cold War Season 1, including the release time, new operators, weapons, maps, modes and much more.
Black Ops Cold War Season 1: Release time, new modes, weapons, maps, Operators and more
Black Ops Cold War Season 1 is releasing on 16th December on all platforms, and we've also got the Warzone integration to look forward to on the same day, with the new Rebirth Island map and much more.

Now, Activision and Treyarch have revealed all the content you can look forward to in Black Ops Cold War Season 1, including new maps, modes, Operators, prestige levels. Here's everything you need to know about the massive update.

Black Ops Cold War Season 1 release time

We already know Black Ops Cold War Season 1 is releasing on 16th December 2020. Now, we know the exact time as 23:00 PT on 15th December, which is some time on 16th December for most of the world.

For those in the UK, that's 08:00 GMT on 16th December. You can also expect the content update to become available for download sometimes on the 15th of December.

Now that you know the exact time of the Black Ops Cold War Season 1 release, check out an image showcasing all the content via Activision on Twitter.

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Yes, there's a plethora of content coming to Black Ops Cold War with the first season, so much so that it requires a deeper look. 

 

New Operators Cold War Season 1

There are three new Operators coming to Black Ops Cold War during Season 1. The first operator, Vikhor "Stitch" Kuzmin, will be available on launch via the Battle Pass. 

Check out some lore and images for all three new Operators coming in Black Ops Cold War Season 1 below.

Stitch: Warsaw Pact (Launch Week)

Vikhor "Stitch" Kuzmin is a former KGB chemical weapons expert tasked with overseeing the production of bioweapons on Rebirth Island until 1968, when the island was raided by the CIA. Captured and questioned, he lost an eye during interrogation by Russel Adler.

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Soviet leadership viewed the loss of Rebirth Island a failure and sent him to the Gulag. There he was radicalized and recruited by Perseus. Later, Perseus arranged for Stitch’s jailbreak and installed him back at Rebirth Island, in order to restart the facilities there to create new stockpiles of the deadly nerve agent "Nova 6".

Bulldozer: NATO (In Season)

A highly skilled member of a US Marine Corps Special Reaction Team, Wyatt "Bulldozer" Jones is a CQB and hostage rescue expert. Always first in the fight, Bulldozer strives to protect the defenceless and serves with distinction.

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Zeyna: NATO (In Season)

Senegal-born DGSE Mobility and Heavy Weapons specialist Zeyna Ossou has been a motorhead for as long as she can remember. Growing up around the garages of her rally driver father, she jokes that she has gasoline in her veins.

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Both Zeyna and Bulldozer will be available later in the season as part of a store bundle in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Black Ops Cold War Season 1: New weapons

Five new weapons will become available throughout Black Ops Cold War Season 5. Check out the list of new weapons below, as well as when you can expect them to releases.

  • MAC 10: SMG (Launch Week)
  • Groza: Assault Rifle (Launch Week)
  • Streetsweeper: Shotgun (In Season)
  • Wakizashi: Melee (In Season)
  • Sledgehammer: Melee (In Season)

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No exact releases times have been revealed for three of the five new weapons coming to Black Ops Cold War with Season 1.

Black Ops Cold War Season 1 new modes

A total of four new multiplayer modes will be arriving throughout Black Ops Cold War Season 1. This includes the popular 2v2 Gunfight mode from Modern Warfare, as well as two new 6v6 modes and a 12v12 Hardpoint mode.

  • Gunfight (2v2) Launch Week
  • Prop Hunt (6v6) Launch Week
  • Dropkick (6v6) In Season
  • Combined Arms: Hardpoint (12v12) Launch Week

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Dropkick is coming later in the season and will be a frantic game of nuclear hot potato featuring two teams each vying for control of a special and extremely important briefcase...

 

New maps for Black Ops Cold War Season 1

A total of eight new maps are set to release for Black Ops Cold War Season 1, with seven of these maps getting released in the launch week.

Check out images (via Activision) of all seven launch week maps below, as well as a description of the one new map coming later in Black Ops Cold War Season 1.

The Pines (6v6) Launch Week

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Raid (6v6) Launch Week

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Nuketown ’84 Holiday (6v6) Launch Week

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Game Show (2v2) Launch Week

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ICBM (2v2) Launch Week

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KGB (2v2) Launch Week

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U-Bahn (2v2) Launch Week

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Sanatorium (Fireteam) In Season

Deep in the Ural Plains is a Soviet experimental health retreat – the focus of a clandestine investigation by NATO forces in September 1984.

Low wooded hills provide cover for fireteam squads to gain reconnaissance over the main, roughly circular-shaped main 'hotel': a concrete, brutalist architectural behemoth flanked by lakeside structures and a large wooden dock.

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With links to secret testing within State Sanatorium U-23, notes found within the grounds of this sprawling complex indicate a conditioning trial known as Project Golova.

New Scorestreak and Vehicle

There's a new Scorestreak called H.A.R.P. as well as a new vehicle called Tactical Raft coming with Black Ops Cold War Season 1.

Scorestreak: H.A.R.P. (Launch Week)

This high-flying stealth aircraft (or High-Altitude Reconnaissance Plane) shows both enemy positions and their directions on the mini-map, giving you a key advantage during the end-game moments of a Multiplayer match.

Vehicle: Tactical Raft (In Season)

A fast-moving boat that allows for quick manoeuvring and carrying personnel across water-based terrain, beginning with the lake in the Sanatorium Fireteam map. Deft use of this watercraft can turn the tide of battle in the right hands.  

 

New Zombies modes in Black Ops Cold War Season 1

Lastly, there are two new Zombie modes coming with Black Ops Cold War Season 1, with the launch week one festively called "Jingle Hells" leading the way.

Jingle Hells (Launch Week)

This limited-time holiday mode turns "Die Maschine" into more of a winter wasteland than a wonderland, and there’s plenty of cheer to keep you in the yuletide mood.

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Aside from the new holiday decorations, expect a variety of festive firepower to augment your offensive capabilities including snowballs that can freeze zombies, stocking power-ups, presents you can extract from frozen foes, and special surprises waiting inside the snowmen.

Cranked (In Season)

A limited-time mode both literally and figuratively! Keep one eye on the countdown timer, and the other on your zombie-killing: spend too long without an undead takedown and you’ll explode!

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There’s no time to lose as your survival depends on frantic, terror-filled takedowns where the only respite is the Cranked power-up, granting a brief breather before the carnage continues.