The Tactical Nuke Scorestreak Returns In Black Ops Cold War

The legendary Nuke scorestreak has made its way to the rest of Black Ops Cold War after previously being a hidden secret.

Veteran players will have fond memories of the Nuke scorestreak. Debuting in Modern Warfare 2, the killstreak required players to earn a total of 25 kills in a row without dying. It would then wipe out the entire map with a nuclear explosion and earn your team a win regardless of the score.

The Nuke scorestreak has actually been present in Black Ops Cold War for a while. However, it was only available to use on the Cranked Hardpoint mode as a hidden scorestreak. This time, it requires players to earn a total of 30 kills in a row, also without dying.

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This streak differs from the usual scorestreaks included in Black Ops Cold War. Usually, streaks are earned via collecting score that persists between deaths. To earn a nuke, you have to do it the old fashioned way – cold, hard kills.

Here’s what it looks like to call one in on the Hardpoint Cranked mode:

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Tactical nuke incoming!

Treyarch announced the change in the upcoming Season 4 Reloaded patch notes. It says: “We’ve heard from those players who went the extra mile in Cranked Hardpoint to earn the hidden Nuke Scorestreak, and we’re bringing it to the rest of Multiplayer. 

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“Starting this week, players will now be able to call in a Nuke and automatically win the match by earning 30 kills without dying in all modes, with the exceptions of League Play and CDL variants, Multi-Team, Party Games and Gunfight.”

Despite Treyarch claiming that calling in a nuke will end matches instantly, it later clarifies that matches may continue after a nuke is called in. The streak will only wipe all of the players on the map. If that score is enough to tick the score over to a win, then the match will end.

It’s a neat easter egg that’s been turned around into more of a fully-formed feature. Even so, I’m 100% certain that I will never ever earn one for real.

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Featured Image Credit: Treyarch/Activision

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