Cold War Outbreak Aether Tool - How To Unlock and Upgrade

The new season of CoD: Black Ops Cold War is here with a Zombie Outbreak! But what is this Aether Tool? Read more to find out!

By Soham Rane

April 22, 2021

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has returned with another Zombie attack! Here, we tell you how to unlock the Aether Tool in the Outbreak.

After last season’s popular Zombie outbreak, CoD: Black Ops Cold War brings the Outbreak back in Season 3.

Among the many new changes and upgrades to help you, the Aether Tool is a pretty useful one.

Read more to find out how you can unlock and upgrade using the Aether Tool in Outbreak.

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What Is The Aether Tool in Outbreak?

According to CoD’s blog, the idea behind the Aether tool in the Outbreak is:

Experience new interactive events throughout the Ural Mountains to earn in-game rewards! For the first time in Outbreak, gain access to upgrades for the D.I.E. Machine Wonder Weapon, unlock the powerful Aether Tool item by destroying Fury Crystals, discover the secret to warping ahead to higher difficulty regions even faster, and more.


In tthe same blog, they mention that the Dark Aether story continues as the Requiem expands its operations in Russia. New secrets about the Dark Aether will be uncovered “as the stage is set for the events yet to come…”

In the game, the Aether Tool is a wrench which upgrades the rarity of your gun by one tier. This will help you in combat in the Outbreak.

How To Unlock And Use It For Upgrades

The Fury Crystal event is a feature of the new Cold War Outbreak. If you destroy Fury Crystals, you can unlock the powerful Aether Tool.

However, players are also reporting that the wrench is also dropped by Zombies in the Outbreak. Remember that this is a possibility only for high-level players.

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You need to attach the Aether Tool item to your gun to upgrade it to a higher Tier.

However, some PC players are reporting that they are unable to do so. We will keep you updated when Treyarch patches this for Outbreak.

Remember that the PlayStation exclusive ‘Onslaught’ feature already has this where it works.

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Soham Rane

I'm Soham Rane, a digital enthusiast with a soft side for everything esports and gaming. I love exploring competitive games from FPSes to MOBAs while also enjoying the thrill of open-world games

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