Cold War Platform Shaken Up By Huge Season Two Reloaded Update

Published: Mar 31, 2021 - Last Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Warzone have just received a massive patch in the form of the Season Two Reloaded update, which brings along with it an immense list of changes and fresh content.

Image Credit: Call of Duty

It’s a refreshing booster for the platform, not just for the new content, but for the fixes and overall improvements in stability that Treyarch and Raven so desperately needed to inject into their respective games. However, this update is set to cause ripples that will impact both League Play and the Call of Duty League 2021 season.

Once again, it’s a scenario that will impact the CDL predictions and the Call of Duty betting scene going forward, as the meta is tightening and changing following a huge weapon tuning update that comes with Season Two Reloaded. In a bid to make the game more balanced, Treyarch has flipped the switches on almost every weapon in the game, but not everyone is pleased with the changes…

Manipulating the Meta

If you’re a fan of the Call of Duty League, you’ll know that the ‘meta’ changes once every so often anyway, but Treyarch is making moves to influence those changes more heavily and directly this season. When the 2021 season started, it was almost a two-gun meta, with the AR players running the XM4, and the SMG players using the AK74u.

However, that meta quickly changed, with the Krig becoming the AR of choice – or the QBZ, while the SMG players retained the AK74u. Now, Season Two Reloaded changes things again, offering a considerable range and accuracy nerf to the AK74u that just might make it less favourable.

Instead, players are now dropping off to use the Milano, an Uzi-esque SMG that has been in the game since Day One. Funnily enough, I published an article on a few weeks ago explaining that the Milano was ‘the unexpected choice’ that SMG players should keep an eye on.

Image Credit: My Milano, captured in-game

Calling Out the Content

There’s a substantial array of content provided in the Season Two Reloaded update that’ll keep fans pleased – for a short while, at least.

We’ve been gifted an innovative and attractive update to the Miami map, which was originally hated for its permanent darkness and hard-to-see spots. Now, Miami Strike comes with a glaring sunlight setting, a smaller environment, and a much cleaner aesthetic.

Also included in the Season Two Reloaded updated are the Mansion (2v2, 3v3) and Golova (multi-team) maps, meaning all the bases are covered. We’re also seeing totally new game modes in Multi-Team Hardpoint, Gunfight Tournament, and Blueprint Gun Game.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Black Ops Cold War update without a focus on Zombies, and Treyarch has certainly delivered in that respect. The fans of the iconic sub-mode can expect an entirely new Outbreak region, new objectives, and a new vehicle.

Finally, we’ve got two new operators, a new sniper rifle, and the return of Prop Hunt.

What an update.

Grant Taylor-Hill

Since: February 12, 2021

Grant is a lifelong, multi-platform gamer with a passion for journalism and more than ten years' experience in the industry. He'll try any game once, and when he's not playing them, he's watching them, being as he is an avid esports fan.

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