Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Finally Adding Gun Game

Activision announces the fan-favorite game mode ‘Gun Game’ will make its debut in : during the second season.

Activision just released a ton of new information concerning the second season of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, and all on the heels of announcing the upcoming season’s release date, February 25. The information pretty much covers everything players should expect from the approaching season, including — but not limited to — new maps, operators, and the debut of the popular Call of Duty mode Gun Game in Black Ops Cold War.

When exactly Gun Game is supposed to arrive isn’t specified at the moment. The blog post that details its release only claims that it will debut sometime during the second season’s launch week, which is a description mirrored in several of the other new items featured in the post. However, it’ll most likely launch the same day that the season goes live. Thursday is usually when Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War developer Treyarch changes out multiplayer modes.

Gun Game will remain untouched from its original iteration; it won’t have any new spins to it. Players won’t have access to Custom Loadouts, Perks, Equipment, Field Upgrades, or Scorestreaks. Instead, they’ll have to use a predetermined set of weapons. Each set will consist of 20 weapons, start with a pistol, and end with a knife. Successfully killing someone with a weapon will move players to the next available one. Meanwhile, kills with melee attacks and Finishing Moves will set victims back one weapon. The first person to cycle through all 20 weapons wins.

The other game modes coming with Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War‘s Season 2 include Stockpile and Hardpoint. Like Gun Game, these modes don’t have exact release dates. In fact, their release descriptions are even vaguer than Gun Game’s, simply stating that the modes will happen sometime this season. Regardless, like Gun Game, the announcement at least means that they’ve entered the rotation. Black Ops Cold War has featured Hardpoint before, but Stockpile’s Season 2 appearance will be its first.

In regards to how the two upcoming modes will play out in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Hardpoint sees 10 squads of four running around the map with the objective of capturing and defending Hardpoint hills that rotate every 120 seconds. The first squad to reach 500 seconds of total objective time wins the match. Stockpile works as a mix of both Hardpoint and the Kill Confirmed game mode. Like Kill Confirmed, players kill enemies and collect their dog tags, but to get points they have to stockpile those tags at deposit sites that rotate around the map.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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