Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has been highly successful, to no surprise, but it's due to the constant updates and additional content added in every season. Initially, the tactical nuke wasn't included in Black Ops Cold War, which wasn't too surprising to fans, as Treyarch had previously never dabbled with the feature. Previously, the tactical nuke made its appearance as a feature in 2019's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and was only obtainable by killing 30 players.
Now, in a move that's surely going to surprise fans, Treyarch has added the tactical nuke into Cold of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in the latest update. This would also mark the first time Treyarch added a feature into its Call of Duty games. The nuke was first introduced in Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare as a secret power-up before it was permanently added into the sequel.
The feature was added in quietly without much notice in the last update and was only discovered and shared when a player, Ghost Rymms, stumbled upon a tactical nuke by accident. The catch is that the nuke is only available through "Die Hardpoint," which is a mode added in the recent Black Ops: Cold War 80s Action Heroes update. Once players reach 25 kills with any weapon, they'd be able to call it in and wipe out everyone in the lobby. However, the match will resume once everyone respawns, and it can be obtained more than once in a game.
However, it is currently unclear if Treyarch intends to retain the killstreak even after the mode is completed. Yet, it might be wiser to limit the feature to timed modes as it would draw a lot of attention. Of course, this could be Treyarch testing the waters and watching how people react before deciding whether to remove the tactical nuke by the end of the "Die Hardpoint" mode or keep it permanently. One thing to keep in mind is that the effectiveness of the feature seems to be lessened, as it doesn't end the match ultimately, earning the team that used the killstreak a victory but allowing everyone to respawn after dying.
Regardless of what Treyarch decides to do, this is entirely new grounds as the developer has never utilized the feature in its previous games. Yet, this isn't the first time Treyarch decided to play around with the concept of nukes as with Warzone. In the recent third season, Verdansk was nuked, which ushered in a 1984 re-skin of the same map.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is slowly beginning to grow on players, as steps have been taken to improve the game since launch. Patches have added requested features and removed the many bugs that first plagued the game, while post-launch Seasons have done a lot to solve its content problem. While there is still work to be done, the game can be deemed a success, especially when its status as one of the best-selling games of all time is considered.
On top of this, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War featured a well-received campaign full of new and old characters. Its unique status as a prequel and a sequel allowed it to work its way into the established timeline nicely, and many praised the more unique missions and features of the story mode. However, despite so much going for it, the likelihood of a proper Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 2 is low — with something else done within the Black Ops universe instead.
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