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How to get rainbow Dark Matter camos in Warzone and Cold War

Find out how to flaunt rainbow camos in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War.

A shot of a weapon in Warzone that has been given a rainbow camo

 You can no longer get Dark Matter camo in Warzone because this version of the game was shut down. This guide will be updated and useful if Dark Matter returns to Warzone in the future. However, it is still available in Black Ops Cold War.

With some computer wizardry, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players managed to create their own rainbow camos to make their gameplay look even more incredible.

For those dedicated enough to unlock the Dark Aether zombies camo, one of the hardest to obtain in Black Ops Cold War, you could use a clever trick using some popular streaming software to transform the purple and black active camo into whatever colour you wanted. It’s a trippy look, but a rainbow-themed active camo was sure to make you stand out from the crowd (like having Dark Aether wouldn’t anyway…)

If you had Dark Aether unlocked and ready to go, then all you needed was a PC and the OBS Studio streaming and recording software downloaded to it. Sadly, since Black Ops Cold War’s content is no longer integrated with Warzone, this cheeky trick nor the game’s camos, including Dark Matter, are currently available in the battle royale.

Rainbow Dark Matter camo in Warzone and Cold War

To get that rainbow Dark Matter appearance on your gun, you first needed to equip the Dark Aether camo. Then you had to use OBS to apply a filter that would change the colours being shown on your screen.

In the Source panel of OBS, you had to make sure your gameplay source was added. Then, it was as simple as right-clicking on your gameplay source to bring up a menu and select Filters.

In the Filters menu, you wanted to add a Chroma Key filter. Once you’d done that, you needed to adjust some settings for the Chroma Key filter. You first needed to change the Key Colour Type to Custom, and use the colour code #8000ff, which was the shade of purple used in the Dark Aether camo. Then, change the Similarity value to 290. This was probably the fiddliest bit. The last step was to add your desired colour or colours.

If you wanted just a single colour to replace the purple in Dark Aether, then you just had to right-click in Sources, select Add, and select Colour Source. From there, you picked the colour you wanted on your weapon, which you could preview using the overlay on your gun in your Warzone or Black Ops Cold War gameplay.

However, if you wanted the full rainbow effect, you needed to find a freely downloadable video of a moving rainbow pattern. Here’s an example of what we used at the time.

Once you had downloaded it, you could head back into OBS, and instead of adding the Colour Source, you would add a Media Source instead. Then, when it opened up your PC’s files, select the rainbow video.

Once added as a source, you just needed to ensure that it was covering your full screen. You could do this in OBS by simply dragging the corner of it when it appeared in the preview window at the top.

The last thing to do was to right-click on your rainbow video Media Source, and tick the box that says Loop. This meant it would continuously play.

And there you have it, how we created snazzy rainbow camos back in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. We plastered it to all of the best Warzone guns at the time just to make everything look that much more swanky.