Call of Duty: Weekly Briefing — May 3

The CARV.2 tactical rifle arrives, Black Ops Cold War delivers new playlists, streaming fans can watch three tournaments on Twitch, and the Call of Duty Endowment celebrates Military Appreciation Month.

As Season Three keeps on truckin’, there’s a lot happening in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™, with plenty of new content and events for all.

In this week’s briefing, we highlight the upcoming new CARV.2 tactical rifle, two new playlists joining the fray, an old favorite making its return, and several new bundles that will be available in the Store. Also, three tournaments will be streaming on Twitch this week, and the Call of Duty Endowment kicks off Military Appreciation Month.

Let’s get to the intel…

The Lead: CARV.2 Tactical Rifle and New Multiplayer Playlists!

Get your hands on the CARV.2 tactical rifle this week, Season Three’s latest weapon available in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone via in-game challenge and the “Plastik Prototype” Store bundle (more details below). This burst-fire weapon stands out in the tactical rifle class with its high bullet velocity output, offering powerful damage, solid recoil control, and a large ammo pool from the start.

The Yamantau + Diesel 24/7 playlist hits Multiplayer this week, where everyone can jump into Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Hardpoint on Season Three’s newest 6v6 maps. Gunfight Blueprints also returns to Featured Playlists this week with the latest Weapon Blueprints for players to get their hands on in 2v2.

The new Party Games playlist is also coming soon, which will include Sticks and Stones, Gun Game, and the return of Prop Hunt with the new Yamantau and Diesel maps added to the rotation!

What’s In Store This Week

There’s a lot In Store this week, starting with the “Alien Infestation Mastercraft” bundle, which includes two Weapon Blueprints: the Ultra “Incubator” Tactical Rifle and the Legendary “Sterilizer” SMG. Other items include the “Infected Ship” Charm, “Exploratory” Vehicle Skin, “The Hive” Animated Calling Card, the “Lifecycle” Animated Emblem, and the “Life Reading” Watch.

Next up is “Plastik Prototype,” a four-item bundle featuring the Legendary “Konsole” Blueprint version of this week’s new tactical rifle. Also included are the “Lazer Gun” Emblem, “Launch Control” Sticker, and “Brick,” an ’80s-style cell phone Charm.

Also this week, players can access “Gilded Age IV,” a deadly six-item bundle destined to sting your enemies. Featured in the bundle are two Legendary Weapon Blueprints — the “Counter Offer” Assault Rifle and “Subtle Threat” SMG — as well as the “Golden Scorpion” Charm, “Extravagant” Calling Card, “Gilded Scorpion” Emblem, and “Snapper Elite” Sticker.

Finally, players can experience Heaven and Hell with the “Angels & Demons Anime Reactive” bundle. Topping the bundle are the Ultra “Cursed Angel” Assault Rifle Blueprint and the Legendary “Divine Blossom” Sniper Rifle Blueprint. Also included are two Legendary Calling Cards — “Angel’s Grace” and “Demon’s Lust” — as well as the Legendary “Sword Singer” Emblem and the Rare “Good & Evil” Charm.

Call of Duty Endowment

May is Military Appreciation Month, and the Call of Duty Endowment (C.O.D.E.) honors medical service members and veterans by participating in the Call of Duty Endowment Revival Challenge. Players can also help US and UK military veterans by purchasing the C.O.D.E. Battle Doc Pack for use in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. For full details on both, check out the blog post from last week. 

Call of Duty Tournaments

Tournament fans have plenty to check out, as we highlight three competitions streaming this week. Continuing today is TeeP’s Trials, the creator-led tournament featuring none other than TeePee himself. This is day two of the event, which you can check out on his Twitch channel starting at 10 AM PDT.

Tomorrow, May 4, marks the start of the Jack Link’s Invitational, hosted by Jack Link’s and Team Envy. The event will be streaming here.

On May 5, the Atlanta FaZe $100K Gold Rush begins. The event was rescheduled from the season opening to this Wednesday. There’s $100K+ in gold prizes up for grabs! The event is hosted on the FaZe Twitch stream.

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