Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s movement receives big changes for launch

With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War soon set to release, developer Treyarch has announced a whole heap of tweaks and additions following the game’s run in open beta. From new maps and weapons to fresh scorestreaks, there’s a heck of a lot to dig into here, and it’s already plain to see that the open beta provided only the slightest look at what the full game has to offer.

New weapons include the FFAR 1 assault rifle, Bullfrog SMG, M60 LMG, DMR 14 tactical rifle, and M79 special launcher, and the latest scorestreaks are the Combat Bow, Armor, Care Package, Cruise Missile, VTOL Escort, and Gunship.

Beyond these additions, Cold War’s movement has been altered quite considerably. Your slide is now shorter and slower because, as Treyarch explains, “sliding is intended as an escape mechanic or quick entrance into crouch or cover. It’s not intended to be over-used during engagements, or to be too advantageous in close quarters.”

During the beta, it was actually faster to fire your weapon from a sprint by sliding as opposed to just ending your sprint normally. This has been addressed, meaning ending a sprint to fire is now quicker than sliding to fire. On the flip side, mantling has been buffed, boosting mantle speeds across the board.

The patch also offers a host of rebalances, including buffs for the LMG class, nerfs for SMGs, and tweaks to both the Flak Jacket and Paranoia perks. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches tomorrow, November 13, for both current and next-gen consoles and PC. Oh, and did you know that you can get double XP codes by buying some beef jerky?