In Black Ops Cold War, your psychological profile can have a big effect on how you play. Here’s how to choose the right one for the way you play.
Black Ops: Call of Duty Cold War isn’t the most recent Call of Duty game, but after a few years of mixed fan reactions to new games, many players are going back to the last one made by Treyarch. It’s not surprising that the game is still popular even though it came out a few years ago. It has a great single-player story and a battle mode that stays true to Call of Duty games from the past.
The Cold War mission for Call of Duty: Black Ops is one of the best things fans have gotten in a while. For people who want to play it again or try it for the first time, the first step is to make a character. Aesthetics are, of course, only the beginning of this process. Psychological profile attributes can have a big effect on how well a character does in a story, and picking the right ones often depends on how you like to play. Here are a few that stand out from the rest.
- Effect: When you move, your hip shots are more effective.
Impatient will work best against people who like to run around and shoot things. But even in games with a slower pace, being able to do damage while moving can be a useful feature to any playthrough.
In a mission where you have to make quick decisions and think on the fly, it can be very important to be able to deal with enemies at the same time. This trait is like a permanent laser sight attachment, which is something that is often overlooked.
- Effect: The player can now carry two more pieces of attacking and defensive gear.
Tormented is an underrated trait that makes it possible for a character to carry a lot more equipment. This is a well-rounded perk that can fit almost any play style, but it isn’t as high on the list because most players will probably use guns much more than equipment.
Still, being able to switch between tactical and lethal tools can help a player win almost any fight, especially when they are outnumbered. It’s a great thing to add to another attacking or defensive choice.
- Effect: Initial sprint boost duration 3x.
Lone Wolf is an attribute that is easy to miss because it doesn’t give any stats for fighting. But you can’t ignore the fact that it can give you a burst of speed. In a run-and-gun game, it can make it much easier for players to duck between cover or get close to enemies in the blink of an eye.
It can also be the difference between a character and a danger being too close or too far away, which makes it a versatile choice worth thinking about.
- Effect: Rate of Fire Increased by 25%
It can be hard to tell at first how well fire rate translates into hard battle stats, but on most weapons, if the rate of fire is high and the accuracy is good, it almost always means more damage. When used on fully automatic guns, it can do a lot of damage right away, killing enemies before they have a chance to shoot back.
On semi-automatic guns like rifles, it can make it much easier to do damage quickly and effectively from a distance. This attribute is so low on the list because players will have to be even more accurate than normal to get the most out of it.
- Effect: Weapon kick reduced by 25%
Methodical is another psychological profile trait that acts like a permanent weapon attachment. It will be like having a foregrip permanently attached to any weapon a player chooses to use. Making it much easier to hit your target. So, this is a great item to buy along with Relentless, since both will be used better.
25% less damage may not seem like much. But it can make a big difference in how easy it is to use a weapon. It will make it much easier to hit targets at long distances, especially with fully automatic guns.
- Effect: Reloading speed increased by 50%
One of the best things a player can do is cut down on the time they have to wait between fights. Reducing the time it takes to restart by 50% does this better than almost anything else in the game.
In the Black Ops Cold War game, players will often face swarms of enemies that are hard to kill with just one magazine. To get back into the action quickly, players should reload quickly. This will cut down on the amount of time they are in danger and get them back on their feet very quickly.
- Effect: Aiming speed increased by 100%
Perhaps the most overlooked trait on the list is paranoid. It will cut a player’s ADS time in half. Which is something that most people won’t care about but is very useful in battle. Skilled Call of Duty players will switch between ADS and hip-fire all the time. Cutting down the time it takes to do this by a huge amount makes it much more useful.
ADS shots will be much more accurate, but hip fire lets you move a lot faster. Players can deal more effective damage faster and be ready for any situation. If they can use both skills at the same time with little break in between.
Calm Under Pressure
- Effect: Pain flinch reduced by 90%
Remember the Toughness bonus from old Call of Duty games? Calm Under Pressure is at least as good, and maybe even better. It makes it easier for players to stay still while shooting and taking damage. Which is hard to do since the perk was taken away.
This perk is one of the best because it makes experienced players feel nostalgic. But most players didn’t appreciate the flinch reduction perk until it was taken out of the game a few years ago. When someone has a trait like Methodical, their aim will be like a laser in no time.
- Effect: Health increased by 25%
Survivor gives a 25% health point boost and is one of the few defensive psychological profile traits. It is also the best. In a game where bullets and bombs are always going off, being able to take a few more hits is important no matter how you like to play.
Pairing this with perks like Calm Under Pressure or Aggressive Positioning can be a great way to improve an aggressive style of play and turn a character into a very durable but dynamic operator. It can also be used with the next perk on the list to get the best of both worlds.
- Effect: Bullet damage increased by 25%
In this case, the most clear and straightforward quality is probably also the best one. A boost to how much damage bullets do is a huge perk for any player. Since it will cover almost all of the damage that needs to be done over the course of Geometry Dash Subzero game.
Violent Tendencies is a trait that works with any play style and goes well with almost every other perk on this list to give a big boost to raw power. With good aim, pairing it with Relentless can make even SMGs feel like shotguns up close, dealing a lot of damage in the blink of an eye.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is now out for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.