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Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War perks revealed

Veteran Call of Duty players will be familiar with all of these perks

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War perks

Looking for a list of all the Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War perks? While this is still a little too early for a complete list of every perk that will be in the full release of Black Ops Cold War, we do know all of the perks that were present in the recent multiplayer alpha of the game, including their descriptions.

If you were expecting any shiny new perks that will threaten to upset the meta, then you may be disappointed: all of the perks we’ve spotted in Call of Duty Cold War have been seen in one guise or another multiple times in the series. With a much greater emphasis on vehicular warfare and traversal equipment like ziplines – not to mention the return or swimming and underwater fighting – we wouldn’t be surprised if the full game includes some perks aimed at improving your efficiencies in these fields.

As ever, the perks are split into three trees with no specific name and you can select one perk from each of the three trees to shape your best class. There are also Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War wildcards that allow you to pick six perks or pick all the perks from one tree, so we should see some interesting builds in multiplayer.


Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War perks list

Here are all of the Black Ops Cold War perks:

  • Engineer
  • Tactical Mask
  • Flak Jacket
  • Scavenger
  • Quartermaster
  • Tracker
  • Cold Blooded
  • Ghost
  • Ninja

Perk 1

Detect enemy equipment and scorestreaks through walls. See enemy scorestreaks on your mini-map. Re-roll your care packages.

Tactical Mask
Maximised resistance to flashbang and stun grenade. Immune to gas.

Flak Jacket
Take less damage from enemy explosives and Molotov fires.

Perk 2

Replenish ammo from fallen players.

Recharge equipment over 25 seconds.

See Imprint of enemy footsteps. Aim at enemies to reveal them on your team’s minimap.

Perk 3

Cold Blooded
AI-controlled scorestreaks will not target you. Player-controlled scorestreaks will not highlight you. Show up cold on thermal. Players in vehicles won’t see your nameplate.

Undetectable by enemy Spy Planes whenever you are moving, planting or defusing bombs, or controlling scorestreaks.

Sprint more quietly. Resistant to Field Mic.

And there you have it, all nine Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War perks revealed so far. There are some subtle nods in there that Treyarch is trying to nerf camping as a tactic, for example, the Ghost perk only hides your presence on the minimap if you’re moving or performing a key action. Hopefully this will address some of the worst habits Modern Warfare players have developed.

In the meantime, we’ve been keeping an eye out for all the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War guns we’ve seen in promo material – if you want to check it out, you know where to click.

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