Activision has lifted the covers off the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War update 1.27 patch notes, which confirms synchronised military ranks and Prestige Levels ahead of the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard Season One.
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Here’s what to expect in Black Ops Cold War when Season One of Vanguard and Warzone begins on December 8th:
Synchronized Military Ranks and Prestige Levels
Military Rank and Prestige Level progression will be synchronized with Vanguard at the launch of Season One.
All players will begin the season at the Military Rank or Prestige Level they have currently reached in Vanguard, or Military Rank 1 if they have not played Vanguard yet.
Players can progress Vanguard Military Ranks in Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Modern Warfare to unlock weapons, Equipment, Killstreaks, and other content for use in Vanguard and Warzone.
Complete Military Ranks 1-55 to start a new Prestige journey, with new Prestige Levels to unlock across Black Ops Cold War, Vanguard, Warzone, and Modern Warfare.
In Season One, players can earn up to Prestige 7 as they progress their Season Level. Four additional Prestige Levels will be added per season.
Each Prestige Level awards a Prestige Key, Tier Skip, Emblem, and Sticker in Black Ops Cold War.
Reach Season Level 50 in Season One to unlock the exclusive “Duck Hunt” Weapon Blueprint for use in Vanguard and Warzone.
Lifetime Prestige display added to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at the start of Vanguard Season One that display the total number of Prestige Levels earned across previous seasons and in Vanguard.
Prestige Master Ribbons
Players can now continue their Black Ops Cold War Prestige Master Ribbon progression. Each season, a new Prestige Master Ribbon will be added to the current six Black Ops Cold War Prestige Master Ribbons.
Players can progress their Prestige Master Ribbons in Black Ops Cold War, Vanguard, Warzone, and Modern Warfare by reaching Prestige Master at Season Level 200.
Players can now catch up on missed Prestige Master Ribbons each time they earn 200 Season Levels in a season. For example, reaching Season Level 400 will award two Prestige Master Ribbons, if available.
Black Ops Cold War Prestige Icons will be unlocked and available in the Prestige Shop for anyone who earned them in previous seasons.
Players can now equip any acquired Prestige Icon (1-27) as long as they’ve reached Prestige Master at least once in a current or previous season.
Players do not need to currently be Prestige Master to access Custom Prestige Icons in the Prestige Shop.
Equipped Prestige Icons will no longer be reset at the start of each season.
All previous Black Ops Cold War Season Challenges will be revealed and can be progressed by players who hadn’t revealed them over the course of previous seasons. Legacy Season Challenges can continue to be progressed in Black Ops Cold War.
Starting with Season One, players can access and progress new Multiplayer Season Challenges in Vanguard and Warzone, as well as Zombies Season Challenges in Vanguard.
Weapon Unlock Challenges
Weapon unlock challenge added to Multiplayer and Zombies for the .410 Ironhide Shotgun.
Weapon unlock challenge added to Multiplayer and Zombies for the Grav Assault Rifle.
Weapon Tuning (Dec. 6)
Reduced Damage Range from 3.81m to 3.68m.
Increased Damage drop-off when fired beyond 3.68m.
Dragon’s Breath Attachment
Now has a -5% effect on Fire Rate.
Increased Damage Range penalty from -25% to -35%.
Reduced Damage bonus from +17% to +16%.
12.1″ Extended Barrel
Reduced Damage Range bonus from +20% to +15%.
Updated Lobby theming in Multiplayer and Zombies.
ZOMBIES (DEC. 6)
Closed an exploit during the Main Quest boss fight.
Added “Not Enough Essence” prompt to the Arcade Token dispenser when the player does not have enough Essence to purchase a token.
Mauer der Toten
Addressed an issue where a texture was not appearing correctly after melting the door during the Main Quest.
Enemies killed by Brain Rot zombies will now contribute toward the Dragon Relic World Event.
Added Onslaught Containment and Onslaught Deprogram to offline Local play.
Fixed stability issues related to the Arsenal.