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Black Ops Cold War Oct 17 patch notes: New level cap, Control, and more added

A new update has arrived for the Black Ops Cold War beta and it introduces some brand new content into the game.
Black Ops Cold War Oct 17 patch notes: New level cap, Control, and more added
Today, the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta became open for all prospective players and platforms. This means anyone on any system can download the beta and begin experiencing the multiplayer. If you want to earn some additional rewards, like free Battle Pass Tier Skips in Warzone, try and make sure you reach level 10. 

To mark the occasion, Treyarch has pushed an update out for the beta. 

Today's update, sees a raised level cap, new weapons, streaks, and other items, and the popular Control game mode.

Keep reading to see everything that arrived with the 17th October patch. 

New Black Ops Cold War beta update 

Black Ops Cold War Oct 17 patch notes: New level cap, Control, and more added(Picture: Treyarch)

The biggest attraction with the update is the increased level cap. Previously held at 31, this new, and presumably final, cap now sits at 40. With this, all new content is unlocked for players willing to level up.

Some of the highlights between levels 31 and 40 are the Ninja perk, RPD LMG, and Semtex grenade.

Aside from the leveling system, Treyarch also introduced the fan-favorite game mode Control. Pitting two teams against each other, this mode is like Search and Destroy, Hardpoint, and Domination mixed into one mode. Ultra competitive, Control will certainly provide some entertaining matches in Black Ops Cold War. 

Black Ops COld War patch notes(Picture: Treyarch)

Below, you can read the full patch notes for the 17th October, courtesy of Treyarch.

Black Ops Cold War 17th October patch notes


All players now have access to the following by reaching level 40:

    • RPD light machine gun
    • RPG-7 launcher
    • Magnum pistol + more
    • Quartermaster
    • Ninja
    • Air Patrol
    • Chopper Gunner
    • Perk Greed
    • Decoy
    • Semtex
    • Jammer


  • Fireteam: Dirty Bomb
    • Reduced the chances that players will join a match already in progress.
    • Reduced the spawn frequency of the Hind.
    • Reduced the drop rates of War Machine and Attack Helicopter Scorestreaks.


  • Fixed a crash that could occur when players joined a Fireteam: Dirty Bomb match and were assigned an invalid team.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in Fireteam: Dirty Bomb if a player disconnected while depositing Uranium.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when killing other players while in a vehicle that was just destroyed.


  • Fixed an issue where the Gunsmith button could be missing after selecting a new weapon.


  • Prevented the player’s name from being displayed in the Barracks menu if Real ID was enabled in