New Black Ops Cold War playlist update & Patch Notes

Last Updated on: 29th April 2021, 08:28 pm

It’s Thursday and that means we’re getting another new Black Ops Cold War title update from Treyarch. For the most part, they’re quite small and often just include Playlist Changes. However, this one also has a couple of key fixes and UI changes. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest COD update below.

New Black Ops Playlist Updates

In Black Ops Cold War’s Multiplayer, you can look forward to two new Featured Playlists and a continuation of some fan-favourites like Nuketown 24/7. God forbid they ever get rid of Nuketown 24/7, right? How would anyone do any sort of in-game Multiplayer challenge?

Gunfight Tournament

There’s a new week of Gunfight Tournaments available in Black Ops Cold War with some exclusive rewards up for grabs if you take part (and do well) in them. This will be available regularly through the week until May 6th.

” If you didn’t unlock the rewards from winning our previous Gunfight Tournament, no worries – you’re still able to catch up and win them and this week’s rewards by winning your way through the bracket twice. Gunfight Tournament prizes are queued so players will never miss out on a reward!”

New Black Ops Update Antonov Diesel Map
Credit: Treyarch

Diesel 24/7

This one was about last week, but this week Treyarch is making Diesel 24/7 a 6v6 playlist instead of a 3v3 Face Off playlist. This means you can look forward to playing the standard array of Multiplayer modes on the brand-new map for a whole week!

” The new 6v6 Diesel 24/7 playlist is also live this week, offering a Moshpit of 6v6 TDM, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint on one of Season Three’s new maps! Jump into core matches from the Featured Playlist menu, or jump into Hardcore Diesel 24/7 in Quick Play.”

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Additional Featured Playlists

The new “novelty” mode, Sticks and Stones, is staying for another week and Snipers Only Moshpit is returning as a Featured Playlist this week in Black Ops Cold War’s Multiplayer. You can check out all the Featured Playlists from the Patch Notes below:

  • Gunfight Tournament [NEW]
    • New week of Gunfight Tournaments now available through May 6 with exclusive rewards.
  • Diesel 24/7 [NEW] (also available in Hardcore)
    • 6v6 Moshpit of Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint on Diesel.
  • Sticks and Stones
  • Snipers Only Moshpit
  • Nuketown 24/7 (also available in Hardcore)
  • Gunfight
  • Face Off (also available in Hardcore)
  • Multi-Team Moshpit

Full Patch Notes

As we said before, there isn’t just Playlist Changes in this latest Black Ops Cold War update. Here’s everything else that’s been changing (courtsey of Treyarch’s Patch Notes):



  • Added Ping information while searching for a match.


  • Progress for Multiplayer Challenges, Daily Challenges, and Season Challenges are now retained when players quit Multiplayer matches.
  • Addressed an issue where kills near a deployed Trophy System were not counting toward progress for the “Prepare and Survive” Season Challenge.

READ MORE: Black Ops Cold War “Battle Royale” coming in Season 3



  • Addressed an issue that prevented the Swiss K31’s aim assist from functioning properly, which also affected Deadshot Daiquiri.


  • Added a stability fix related to enemy spawns.
  • Added a stability fix related to the Phase Rift feature.

Firebase Z

  • Added a stability fix related to Trials.

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Featured Playlists

  • Outbreak
  • Firebase Z
  • Die Maschine
  • Dead Ops Arcade: First Person
  • Dead Ops Arcade
  • Onslaught (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Containment (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Nuketown (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Yamantau (PlayStation)