Cold War April 8 patch notes: Gunfight Tournaments

Keshav Bhat

Treyarch has released the latest game settings update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on all platforms on April 8.

This update has added in the Gunfight Tournaments feature to Black Ops Cold War, allowing players to go up against another duo in a bracket all operated by the game.

Double XP is now live in Black Ops Cold War MP, Zombies, and League Play. It will end on Monday, April 12 at 10AM PT. Treyarch says that Double XP will be live in Warzone from April 10 through April 12.

Treyarch has not mentioned when to expect Gunsmith Customs or the new Operator Rivas. Both were listed as coming this week, so stay tuned for updates.

From Treyarch:


This week’s Featured Playlists see the debut of the Season Two Reloaded edition of Gunfight Blueprints, offering a new collection of the latest Weapon Blueprints to try out in 2v2 on our most frenetic maps, including the latest addition to the map rotation, Mansion.

Throwback Moshpit also makes its return in Multiplayer, offering a fast-paced mix of TDM, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint on some of the most classic maps in the Black Ops series: Raid, Express, and Nuketown. For all those old-school players looking for a good time this weekend, we got you… along with four straight days of Double XP.


Our four-day Double XP Weekend has begun in Black Ops Cold War, live now through 10AM PT Monday, April 12th! Season Three will be here before you know it, so make sure to hit that next Prestige Level before the next season’s Prestige journey kicks off. Note: Double XP will also be available in Warzone 10AM PT April 10th-12th.

We’ve also implemented some additional gameplay updates for Control in MP and Dead Ops Arcade 3 in Zombies. Here’s a look at what’s new in today’s update:


  • Double XP Weekend
    • Four days of Double XP now available in Multiplayer, Zombies, and League Play through 10AM PT Monday, April 12.

Gunfight Tournaments

  • Sixteen teams of two clash in a 2v2 single-elimination tournament for exclusive rewards. Win and move on to the next round. Lose, and you’re out.
  • Register for a Tournament and get matched up with 31 other players of similar skill.
  • Each Tournament is broken up into 4 Rounds: Preliminaries, Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals, and the Tournament Finals.
  • Each Tournament introduces new exclusive rewards as you win your way through the bracket. Rewards for the first Tournament include a new Emblem, Calling Card, Charm, and Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint.
  • XP is also awarded as players win their way through each Tournament and can be earned repeatedly with each Tournament participation.


  • Control
    • Each segment captured by the Attackers will now add 20 seconds to the game clock. Time will no longer be added after capturing a single zone.
    • Overtime Defense is now awarded to the team that captures the most zone segments in the previous rounds. In the event of a tiebreaker, the team with the most kills will be awarded Defense in Overtime.
    • Also applies to CDL Control in League Play.

Featured Playlists

  • Gunfight Tournament [NEW]
  • Gunfight Blueprints [NEW]
  • Throwback Moshpit (also available in Hardcore)
  • Snipers Only Moshpit
  • Nuketown 24/7 (also available in Hardcore)
  • Prop Hunt
  • Face Off (also available in Hardcore)
  • Multi-Team Moshpit

Dead Ops Arcade 3

  • Enemies
    • Addressed an issue where the Gladiator enemy was not spawning under certain circumstances.
    • Addressed an issue where the Gladiator enemy’s axes remained on the screen longer than intended.

Featured Playlists

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

SOURCE: Treyarch

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