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Oh, and the Gunfight Tournaments are finally live!

BOCW & Warzone Playlist Update April 8: Mini Royale & Double XP

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The Gunfight Tournaments are finally live in Black Ops Cold War! (Credit: Activision)

The latest Playlist Update for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone is live. It not only brings back the popular Mini Royale mode, but also introduces the Gunfight Tournaments, and launches the Double XP Weekend.

The weekly Playlist Update is here, and it brings a lot of great new features. We'll briefly introduce you to the new playlists below, and then go into a little more detail about one of the best modes that's finally in Black Ops Cold War: Gunfight Tournaments.

BOCW & Warzone Playlist Update

Black Ops Cold War

  • Gunfight Blueprints get their own playlist.
  • Gunfight Tournaments are finally available in Black Ops Cold War
  • Throwback Moshpit (also available in Hardcore).
  • Snipers Only, Nuketown 24/7, Prop Hunt, Face Off and Multi-Team Moshpit remain.


  • Mini Royale Trios are back.
  • Plunder Quads replace Plunder Trios.
  • Rebirth Island Resurgence Quads replace Resurgence Duos.
  • King Slayer has been removed.

We covered the Mini Royale Trios game mode in a full article, to give you all the details: What is Mini Royale in Warzone?

What are Gunfight Tournaments?

Gunfight Tournaments let 16 teams of two compete in a single-elimination bracket, to win cool prizes. The mode was already popular in Modern Warfare, and brings a little more thrill to the game. Each Season will have 2-3 Tournaments that you can join at any time.

Fight your way through the Preliminaries, Quarter Finals, and Semi-Finals with a fellow player, until you reach the finals. Each tournament offers new rewards in the form of calling cards, emblems, weapon tags, and blueprints. Additionally, you can earn extra experience points in each tournament.

BOCW Subway Gunfight Tournament
Gunfight Tournaments offer plenty of action. (Credit: Treyarch)


From now until Monday, April 12, Black Ops Cold War is offering Double XP. In Warzone, the 2XP Weekend starts on April 10. If you want to grind some prestige levels before the start of Season 3, you have the chance this weekend.


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This article was originally written by Lukas Ballat, translated from German.