Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Update 1.23 Patch Notes

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When does Season 5 Reloaded come out?

Season 5 Reloaded Start-Time The Season 5 Reloaded update will go live at at 9 PM PST/ 11 PM CST on September 8th which translates to midnight for the East Coast on September 9th. Forbes‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ And ‘Warzone’ Season 5 Reloaded Start-Time, New Content And More

Update 1.23 has arrived for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and here’s the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch. A new patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should now be rolling out to PlayStation owners later today and tomorrow. If you have the PS4 version of the game, the update patch should be version 1.23. The basic gist of the update is to add the new Season Five Reloaded content to the game.

This should be more than your usual bug fixes because tons of new content is coming your way. The new update should be out on September 7 at 9 PM PT, with the new content dropping on Thursday. There is also a new update to Warzone that should be out later this week too.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

- This article was updated on September 8th, 2021

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Update 1.23 Patch Notes | Attack of the Fanboy

CharlieINTEL.com 08 September, 2021 - 12:11pm

Update 1.23 has arrived for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and here’s the full list of changes and fixes added with this patch. A new patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should now be rolling out to PlayStation owners later today and tomorrow. If you have the PS4 version of the game, the update patch should be version 1.23. The basic gist of the update is to add the new Season Five Reloaded content to the game.

This should be more than your usual bug fixes because tons of new content is coming your way. The new update should be out on September 7 at 9 PM PT, with the new content dropping on Thursday. There is also a new update to Warzone that should be out later this week too.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

- This article was updated on September 8th, 2021

How many people play Black Ops 4? 2021 player count

CharlieINTEL.com 08 September, 2021 - 08:31am

Ever wondered how many people are currently playing Black Ops 4? We look at the 2018 Call of Duty title’s 2021 player count.

Black Ops 4 was the last Call of Duty title to release before Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War shook up the formula. It featured the first-ever CoD battle royale, Blackout, which paved the way for Warzone’s incredible success.

The game became free as part of PlayStation Plus in July, but with no joint progression system, there’s less of a reason to go back to it. However, many still prefer the game’s mechanics and maps, so it still has a player base.

Here’s how many people are still playing Black Ops 4 in 2021.

Unfortunately, there’s no precise way to tell how many people are playing Black Ops 4 in 2021. However, we’ve done some digging around various player count tracking websites to come up with a rough estimate.

According to PlayStation tracking website PS-Timetracker, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was played by 2,510 of their users in August 2021. Of course, the number is likely much higher because you must sign up to have your stats tracked, and it only takes PlayStation players into account.

Another website, PlayerCounter, says that, at the time of writing, there are roughly 12,000 people playing Call of Duty games released before Modern Warfare (2019). Unfortunately, Black Ops 4 has been included with the other previous CoD games, so there is no precise data.

From this info, we estimate that there is likely somewhere between 5,000-10,000 players playing Black Ops 4 in September 2021.

Activision revealed in May that Call of Duty: Warzone has had over 100 million players log in to the battle royale title. According to PlayerCounter, there are 2 million players playing Modern Warfare right now, but this likely takes Warzone into account too.

According to Steam Charts, Black Ops III has 1,300 active users and the rest of the Call of Duty titles on Steam, such as WWII and Advanced Warfare, have player counts only in the hundreds. However, incorporating consoles likely makes the player counts higher.

You can also check out Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Battlefield 4’s player counts for 2021 too!

Call of Duty fans are once again calling on Activision to create and develop a massive standalone Zombies game.

When Zombies was first added to Call of Duty: World at War back in 2008, few could have predicted the juggernaut it would become among fans of the legendary FPS series. Since then, Zombies has been a staple in Treyarch CoD games, while Sledgehammer and Infinity Ward have dabbled in it too.

Black Ops Cold War‘s take on the game is certainly one of the most ambitious, with the open-world Outbreak mode a fan favorite. While Cold War has plenty of undead action, fans are still calling for even more: a standalone Zombies game developed by Treyarch.

There’s definitely interest from the community around this idea, with Reddit user ‘shweba16’ posting their idea about how it could work on the CODZombies subreddit, while asking others for their thoughts on whether it was a good idea.

“What would you guys think if Zombies became its own separate game like Warzone with Treyarch [as] developers?” they asked. “What if this game had all the maps, running on BO3 mechanics, while also having the upgradeable features from Cold War?”

“The game gets a constant stream of updates, season after season, with Wonder Weapons and maps being added. I’m only saying this since there’s a huge disparity between how much time I’ve put into Zombies compared to multiplayer this year.”

Zombies fans were definitely into the idea, with some saying they “only play CoD games for Zombies anyway,” while others discussed the possibility that they could turn it into a true campaign too, like other popular horror games such as Resident Evil or Days Gone.

Unfortunately for those who love this idea, it definitely won’t be happening any time soon. Sledgehammer Games have already confirmed that Treyarch have built and developed Vanguard’s Zombies mode, which will continue Cold War’s Dark Aether storyline.

Players are calling for the developers to bring back a fan-favorite feature from previous games for Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Players on PlayStation finally got a taste of the upcoming Call of Duty game, Vanguard, through the recent Alpha, which sparked some interesting feedback.

More players will be getting their first experience with Vanguard through the Open Beta, which had dates confirmed very recently.

Although not everyone has played Vanguard just yet, players are already asking the developers for certain features like map voting. In the latest of these requests, players are calling for the developers to bring back another fan-favorite feature that has previously been available in other Call of Duty games.

Custom emblems were previously a staple of Treyarch’s Call of Duty games, but unfortunately, Black Ops Cold War didn’t bring the feature back, which caused players to ask the developers for its return. The feature was also available in WWII, developed by Sledgehammer Games, the studio behind Vanguard.

Although the feature can be quite controversial, it was a very creative way for players to express themselves, and it looks like players are missing it.

Reddit user BigBearSD posted their opinion on why custom emblems should return in Call of Duty: Vanguard, stating: “Something I would like to see in this game. Bring back the ability to create your own emblems!”

The player states that the custom emblem feature provided a creative outlet for when players were done with online matches: “Whenever I maxed out my prestige in WWII and just was bored but feeling creative I would spend hours at a stretch sitting their making historically accurate WWII unit insignia/patches for all factions.”

Through spending hours in the custom emblem creator, the player even had requests from others on how to create the emblems they had made: “I had people asking me how to make a certain patch and I would give them screenshot walkthroughs.”

This must be a great feeling for those who had spent so long trying to perfect emblems and make them look good, hence why players would like the feature back. As the post says, the custom emblems were “a way to de-stress, unwind, (and) kill time.”

Although these custom emblems probably won’t make a return due to their inability to prevent players from creating explicit and insensitive content, the creativity that was allowed was truly a great way to engage players even out of a match.

For more on Call of Duty: Vanguard, check out our article on when in history Vanguard is set.

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Call of Duty took to Twitter recently to show off how effective its anti-cheat system has been recently ahead of its new PC anti-cheat coming in the future.

With the announcement of Call of Duty: Vanguard and its integration into Warzone, players were also told that the game would receive a brand new PC anti-cheat system to fend off the hackers who have been causing a great deal of frustration in the community.

Although the developers had been fairly quiet about the hacking situation and issues in Warzone, it seems they have finally got some revenge on cheaters creating as many accounts as they wanted to bypass ban waves.

Over on Call of Duty’s Twitter, the fan-favorite franchise posted a video of a hacker explaining just how effective the recent upgrades to their anti-cheat system have been.

Originally, hackers have just been able to create new accounts after being banned, allowing them to continue cheating and ruining the game for others. However, a recent video by a player showed that he had been hardware banned and could not play on any accounts on his PC.

This is shown in the video posted by Call of Duty, where a hacker is showing how they are unable to create a new account and use it to cheat: “I’ve been cheating for a little bit, it’s been fun…but every one of my accounts are banned, every single one with even me playing it.”

Although this video was a troll, it is a great way of advertising their anti-cheat strategy to entice players like NICKMERCS back to the game. In recent weeks, many streamers and content creators had been switching over to Apex Legends due to the abundance of hackers in Warzone.

Luckily, it seems the developers have the situation more under control than they have in the past and will be looking to squash the hacking problem completely when the new PC anti-cheat system arrives during the upcoming Call of Duty: Vanguard cycle.

This is a great step for the developers at Call of Duty, as it adds another tool to the list when it comes to preventing cheaters and hackers in Warzone and Multiplayer.

For more on Call of Duty, check out our article on every confirmed change from the Vanguard Alpha.

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Warzone Season 5 Reloaded: What to expect

PC Gamer 08 September, 2021 - 03:30am

You'll be able to play Warzone Season 5 Reloaded on Thursday September 8th or 9th depending on your time zone. Below are a few release times around the world to help you figure it out.

Keep in mind that these are the Warzone release times. Cold War content will come out 24 hours before.

According to the roadmap provided on the Call of Duty blog, we'll be getting two new modes in Warzone: Clash and Iron Trails '84. Here's what we know about each.

Clash is going to be somewhat akin to a Warzone Rumble mode. Pitting 50 vs 50 in areas of Verdansk you already know, points will be scored up until a maximum of 500. 

Contracts will also be available, and defeating foes will give you upgrades to help you earn more points and gun your team's way to victory. It's basically like a normal big ol' deathmatch but with armour, loadouts, buy stations, and a bunch of other Warzone gear. If nothing else, it'll be great for ranking up guns.

This is a strange one. Maximum health is increased and health regen is altered. Basically, time-to-kill values go completely out the window and a whole new meta. 

Free loadout drops are disabled, tactical and lethal equipment are banned from the Gulag, and when you do get put back into Verdansk, the kit you have in the Gulag is what you'll spawn with. Basically, it's going to feel super weird.

Season 5 Reloaded is going to be adding new weapons, so keep an eye on the best Warzone loadouts page for info on that. At present, the only information we have is on the Sai melee weapon. 

According to the Call of Duty blog post, other weapons will be available. Here's the exact wording they used.

Classified Weapons: Be certain you [[REDACTED]] as these can [[REDACTED]], critical information we hope won’t get [[REDACTED]].

That's right folks. Be certain you redacted.

The broadcast stations across Verdansk will soon start sending out "The Numbers" signals. On September 21st, the event will begin and there will be nine challenges to complete in order to unlock the Sai melee weapon. 

The broadcast stations will also offer $2000 during the match if you interact with them, so even without the unlockable incentive you'll want to seek them out. Just be careful at the start of the event: they'll be absolutely rammed for a couple days so you'll be thrust straight into a scrap.

Hudson is coming to the game as a new operator. Starring as the face of the Reloaded event, he's looking menacing as ever. He'll be purchasable from a store bundle.

Judge Dredd is also here, for some reason. Now, I'm no comic book expert, so I probably won't go out of my way to pick the guy up, but he is looking pretty gnarly with that visor and sweet shoulder pads.

In the store bundle, you'll also receive a few more bits and pieces alongside two Judge Dredd skins for Beck.

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Warzone Season 5 Reloaded: What to expect

Dexerto 08 September, 2021 - 03:30am

You'll be able to play Warzone Season 5 Reloaded on Thursday September 8th or 9th depending on your time zone. Below are a few release times around the world to help you figure it out.

Keep in mind that these are the Warzone release times. Cold War content will come out 24 hours before.

According to the roadmap provided on the Call of Duty blog, we'll be getting two new modes in Warzone: Clash and Iron Trails '84. Here's what we know about each.

Clash is going to be somewhat akin to a Warzone Rumble mode. Pitting 50 vs 50 in areas of Verdansk you already know, points will be scored up until a maximum of 500. 

Contracts will also be available, and defeating foes will give you upgrades to help you earn more points and gun your team's way to victory. It's basically like a normal big ol' deathmatch but with armour, loadouts, buy stations, and a bunch of other Warzone gear. If nothing else, it'll be great for ranking up guns.

This is a strange one. Maximum health is increased and health regen is altered. Basically, time-to-kill values go completely out the window and a whole new meta. 

Free loadout drops are disabled, tactical and lethal equipment are banned from the Gulag, and when you do get put back into Verdansk, the kit you have in the Gulag is what you'll spawn with. Basically, it's going to feel super weird.

Season 5 Reloaded is going to be adding new weapons, so keep an eye on the best Warzone loadouts page for info on that. At present, the only information we have is on the Sai melee weapon. 

According to the Call of Duty blog post, other weapons will be available. Here's the exact wording they used.

Classified Weapons: Be certain you [[REDACTED]] as these can [[REDACTED]], critical information we hope won’t get [[REDACTED]].

That's right folks. Be certain you redacted.

The broadcast stations across Verdansk will soon start sending out "The Numbers" signals. On September 21st, the event will begin and there will be nine challenges to complete in order to unlock the Sai melee weapon. 

The broadcast stations will also offer $2000 during the match if you interact with them, so even without the unlockable incentive you'll want to seek them out. Just be careful at the start of the event: they'll be absolutely rammed for a couple days so you'll be thrust straight into a scrap.

Hudson is coming to the game as a new operator. Starring as the face of the Reloaded event, he's looking menacing as ever. He'll be purchasable from a store bundle.

Judge Dredd is also here, for some reason. Now, I'm no comic book expert, so I probably won't go out of my way to pick the guy up, but he is looking pretty gnarly with that visor and sweet shoulder pads.

In the store bundle, you'll also receive a few more bits and pieces alongside two Judge Dredd skins for Beck.

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Cold War and Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Update and Patch Notes Today (September 8)

DualShockers 08 September, 2021 - 02:39am

By Kyle Knight

Today’s update is simply a pre-load for the big mid-season update, so fans won’t notice any changes live in-game just yet. However, we do know exactly what to expect from the update thanks to the Call of Duty website.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Cold War update on September 8, otherwise known as Season 5 Reloaded.

Mark your calendars, September 9th marks the beginning of Season 5 Reloaded featuring a new Cold War Multiplayer Map, Mode, and plenty of new content coming to Zombies and Warzone.

Speaking of which, fans can expect a brand new Warzone Event to begin on September 21, known as ‘The Numbers Event’. Various rewards will be available for players across both Cold War and Warzone during the duration of the event.

Players can also expect new bundles, Outbreak content, a new weapon, as well as the Hudson Operator. More details of which can be found at the official Call of Duty website or in the Season 5 Reloaded Roadmap below.

Pre-loading for Season 5 Reloaded is now officially live in Cold War, but the update won’t actually go live in both Warzone and Cold War until Thursday, September 9 at 12AM ET / 5PM BST.

There is, unfortunately, no pre-loading for the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Update, players can expect the update to go live for Warzone as soon as the mid-season update begins at the times mentioned above.

Below you will find the official patch notes for the Cold War update on September 8. Warzone patch notes are expected to arrive shortly, so stay tuned.

Cold War and Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Update and Patch Notes Today (September 8)

MP1st 08 September, 2021 - 02:39am

By Kyle Knight

Today’s update is simply a pre-load for the big mid-season update, so fans won’t notice any changes live in-game just yet. However, we do know exactly what to expect from the update thanks to the Call of Duty website.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Cold War update on September 8, otherwise known as Season 5 Reloaded.

Mark your calendars, September 9th marks the beginning of Season 5 Reloaded featuring a new Cold War Multiplayer Map, Mode, and plenty of new content coming to Zombies and Warzone.

Speaking of which, fans can expect a brand new Warzone Event to begin on September 21, known as ‘The Numbers Event’. Various rewards will be available for players across both Cold War and Warzone during the duration of the event.

Players can also expect new bundles, Outbreak content, a new weapon, as well as the Hudson Operator. More details of which can be found at the official Call of Duty website or in the Season 5 Reloaded Roadmap below.

Pre-loading for Season 5 Reloaded is now officially live in Cold War, but the update won’t actually go live in both Warzone and Cold War until Thursday, September 9 at 12AM ET / 5PM BST.

There is, unfortunately, no pre-loading for the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Update, players can expect the update to go live for Warzone as soon as the mid-season update begins at the times mentioned above.

Below you will find the official patch notes for the Cold War update on September 8. Warzone patch notes are expected to arrive shortly, so stay tuned.

Cold War and Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Update and Patch Notes Today (September 8)

CharlieINTEL.com 08 September, 2021 - 02:39am

By Kyle Knight

Today’s update is simply a pre-load for the big mid-season update, so fans won’t notice any changes live in-game just yet. However, we do know exactly what to expect from the update thanks to the Call of Duty website.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Cold War update on September 8, otherwise known as Season 5 Reloaded.

Mark your calendars, September 9th marks the beginning of Season 5 Reloaded featuring a new Cold War Multiplayer Map, Mode, and plenty of new content coming to Zombies and Warzone.

Speaking of which, fans can expect a brand new Warzone Event to begin on September 21, known as ‘The Numbers Event’. Various rewards will be available for players across both Cold War and Warzone during the duration of the event.

Players can also expect new bundles, Outbreak content, a new weapon, as well as the Hudson Operator. More details of which can be found at the official Call of Duty website or in the Season 5 Reloaded Roadmap below.

Pre-loading for Season 5 Reloaded is now officially live in Cold War, but the update won’t actually go live in both Warzone and Cold War until Thursday, September 9 at 12AM ET / 5PM BST.

There is, unfortunately, no pre-loading for the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded Update, players can expect the update to go live for Warzone as soon as the mid-season update begins at the times mentioned above.

Below you will find the official patch notes for the Cold War update on September 8. Warzone patch notes are expected to arrive shortly, so stay tuned.

Call of Duty Season 5 Reloaded launch time, Operators, and Warzone updates

Inverse 07 September, 2021 - 11:04am

The new midseason update is light on content, but still has something to look forward to.

Call of Duty Season 5 Reloaded is on the horizon and serves as the midseason update featuring new modes, a weapon, Operators, and a limited-time event. Since this is a midseason update, you shouldn’t expect massive content drop, but there are still some things to be excited about.

Below, we’ll cover everything you’ll need to know about Warzone Season 5 Reloaded, including its start time, and what to expect from it.

The Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update will go live on September 8 at 9 p.m. Pacific, September 9 at midnight Eastern. Depending on your platform, expect to reserve around 9-10GB of room for the Season 5 Reloaded update.

Sadly, there isn’t a Season 5 Reloaded trailer just yet, and it’s unclear if one will be released at all since this is a midseason update. Typically, trailers are reserved for major updates and events.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone share progression systems, and since both are linked, each game will receive content as part of Season 5 Reloaded. However, we’ll only be covering the new Warzone content here.

For Warzone, Season 5 Reloaded will come with a handful of new features, including new Operators, modes, and a limited-time mode. Here are the most noteworthy inclusions:

Most notably, the Warzone Season 5 Reloaded update comes with a batch of new modes, such as Clash and Iron Trials ‘84. Clash is a deathmatch mode that pits teams of 50v50 against one another at select areas of Verdansk. The first to reach 500 points wins, though you don’t need to secure eliminations to score. Contracts also earn you points, giving lower-skill players an opportunity to contribute.

Aside from that, the Iron Trials ‘84 mode is a new take on the battle royale formula. This mode is for the most skilled players, as it will be even more difficult to come out on top. Base health is increased in this mode, along with a change to health regeneration (though it’s unspecified how it will be changed). Iron Trials will not feature any free loadout drops, meaning you must purchase them throughout the map (at a higher price). There will also be environmental changes, along with a more barebones version of the Gulag in this mode.

As for “The Numbers” limited-time event, not much is known about it, but we do know players will need to visit mobile broadcast stations to activate them and earn rewards. Based on its description, it doesn’t seem to be anything too substantial, unfortunately. This is set to begin on September 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Players will also gain access to the new Sai melee weapon, which likely won’t make much of a splash to the game’s meta. In addition to the new Hudson Operator, you’ll be able to purchase the new Judge Dredd bundle, which features an Operator skin, weapon blueprint, charm, finishing move, and calling card. Look forward to this bundle when it launches later on in the season.

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