Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War March 18 Update Brings Two Game Modes, Buffs E-Tool Melee Weapon

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War received an update yesterday that brought some welcome changes to the game. One recently added weapon was tweaked and several game modes were changed. League Play also received a few additions in the map pool.

The E-Tool melee weapon is buffed significantly, now a 1-hit-kill weapon instead of a 2-hit. Melee swipe time is reduced as well and movement speed is increased. The classic Stockpile game mode is added to the game along with Knife Fight 3v3. In the latter game mode, both teams will only use melee weapons, and the first team to win six rounds takes the match.

A new Quick Play playlist, Combined Arms Moshpit, is now available to MP. It includes the Combined Arms version of Hardpoint, Domination, and Assault. The update makes changes to League Play and Zombie playlist as well. You can read about these changes below.



  • E-Tool
    • Changed from 2-hit to 1-hit kill.
    • Reduced melee swipe time.
    • Slightly increased movement speed boost.


  • Stockpile
    • Eliminate enemies to pick up dog tags and deposit your stash at the objective to earn points for your team.
    • First team to reach the score limit wins.
  • Knife Fight 3v3
    • 3v3 Gunfight with rotating randomized loadouts featuring Blueprint versions of the Machete, Wakizashi, Sledgehammer, E-Tool, and Knife.
    • First team to win six rounds wins the match.
  • Combined Arms Moshpit
    • New Quick Play playlist featuring Combined Arms: Hardpoint, Combined Arms: Domination, and Combined Arms: Assault.

Featured Playlists

  • Stockpile (NEW).
  • Knife Fight 3v3 (NEW).
  • Throwback Moshpit (also available in Hardcore).
  • Gun Game.
  • Nuketown 24/7.
  • Gunfight.
  • Face Off (also available in Hardcore).



  • CDL Hardpoint
    • Added Apocalypse to CDL Hardpoint map rotation.
    • Removed Crossroads Strike from CDL Hardpoint map rotation.
  • CDL Search and Destroy
    • Added Express to CDL Search and Destroy map rotation.
    • Removed Garrison from CDL Search and Destroy map rotation.


Featured Playlists

  • Outbreak.
  • Firebase Z.
  • Die Maschine.
  • Dead Ops Arcade: First Person.
  • Dead Ops Arcade.
  • Onslaught (PS4/PS5).
  • Onslaught Apocalypse (PS4/PS5).
  • Onslaught Nuketown (PS4/PS5).

You can read the patch notes on the official site.

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