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Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War field upgrades: all the latest details

The field upgrades system is back, here's what we know so far

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War field upgrades

Want to know more about field upgrades in Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War? Every time there’s a new Call of Duty fans are eager to learn exactly how the new create-a-class and loadout systems will work. Players want to know whether they’ll have ten class points to pick from, if there will be abilities like in Black Ops 4, how much weapon customisation there will be, what the Black Ops – Cold War perks are, and any other snippets of information they can get hold of.

We’ve already got a list of all the confirmed and rumoured Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War guns you can expect to get your hands on, the various Cold War wildcards you can equip, and how the Cold War class system works, but now we’re turning our attention to field upgrades.

For starters, thanks to some leaked and official multiplayer footage, we now know this mechanic from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is staying put for Black Ops – Cold War. In case you’re unfamiliar with field upgrades, they are an additional piece of equipment that you can assign to your class that runs on a cooldown system. When that cooldown is over you can then press X on keyboard or L1/LB + R1/RB on gamepad to place your field upgrade down.

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War field upgrades

Here are all of the field upgrades in Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War:

  • Proximity Mine
  • SAM Turret
  • Jammer
  • Field Mic

Proximity Mine

Recharge time: 2:00

Throwable mine, explodes shortly after an enemy runs or drives over it. Can be avoided by crouching. Destroys any vehicle that runs over it.

SAM Turret

Recharge time: 3:45

Launches missiles at enemy air scorestreaks and player-piloted helicopters.


Recharge time: 2:30

Creates an electronic disruption field, disabling enemy field upgrades and degrading enemy minimap information.

Field Mic

Recharge time: 3:15

Deploys a recording device that highlights enemy sounds on your minimap.

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