Plenty of players have had the chance to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War thanks to the game’s numerous betas. However, when the game drops today, the 13th of November, quite a few things will have changed. Thankfully, Treyarch has released some patch notes that let players know everything that’s been tweaked from the beta to release.
Some of the biggest additions in these patch notes are the new weapons that weren’t in the beta. According to the notes, the FFAR 1 will be added as a new assault rifle, along with the Bullfrog SMG, the M60 LMG, the DMR 14 tactical rifle, the M79 special launcher, and more additions that aren’t listed in the notes.
The patch also reduces the speed and effectiveness of sliding, one of the most prevalent mechanics in both Black Ops Cold War’s beta and in Modern Warfare, the series’ previous entry. While this nerf should make sliding a slightly less popular option for players that are already in the middle of a firefight, it should still be a great way to get around the map.
Among the patch’s many other changes, it also brings tons of weapon balancing updates including nerfs to the AK-47 and SMGs as a whole. Unfortunately, there wasn’t really enough time for players in the beta to develop a consistent meta, so it’s hard to say how these changes will matter, or how different the guns will feel from their beta versions.
For a look at all the changes coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War between the beta and official release, you can check out the full patch notes.