Warzone & Cold War Playlist Update Today (August 26) - Patch Notes & Release Time

A new Multiplayer Map arrives in Cold War today!

By Kyle Knight

August 26, 2021

All eyes might be on Call of Duty: Vanguard at the minute, but Warzone and Cold War are still set to receive their weekly Playlist Update today (August 26) with plenty of new and returning modes.

The latest Playlist Update will go live in both Warzone and Cold War at 10AM PT / 6PM BST, with patch notes expected to follow shortly after.

Treyarch Studios have been kind enough to reveal what playlist changes will be arriving in Black Ops Cold War this week. So, here’s what to expect from today’s update.

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What’s Coming To Call of Duty This Week?

Although the Call of Duty Weekly Briefing blog post has been absent for some weeks now, Treyarch Studios has been keeping fans up to date on what they can expect to arrive in Cold War.

On August 26th, fans will be treated to a brand new 6v6 Multiplayer map in Cold War. ‘Drive-In’, one of the classic Black Ops DLC maps, has been remastered and updated for Black Ops Cold War and is set to arrive in the upcoming Playlist Update.

The returning map will also have its very own ’24/7′ Playlist for fans to experience non-stop Drive-In action.

Plus, a twist on the new Double Agent mode will arrive this week, with Treyarch Studios stating that it will be an “up close and personal” version of the mode.

3v3 Knife Fight is also set to arrive, as well as a special Double Battle Pass XP Weekend. Players will receive Double Battle Pass XP from Friday, August 27th right through until Monday, August 30th.

Warzone and Cold War – August 26 Patch Notes

The official patch notes for the Warzone and Cold War August 26 Playlist Update have arrived. Check them out below, or for more details read the full blog post by Treyarch Studios.

For Warzone patch notes, keep an eye on Raven Software’s Twitter account.



  • Marshal
    • Dragon’s Breath attachment now works in conjunction with Dual Wield. [August 20]



  • Drive-In
    • Drive-In added to the 6v6 map rotation.
    • Drive-In 24/7 added to Featured Playlists.

Game Modes

  • Double Agent: Melee
    • Melee weapons only.
    • Operatives and the Investigator must find clues and eliminate all Double Agents to win. Double Agents must eliminate all Operatives and the Investigator or detonate all bombs to win.
  • Knife Fight 3v3
    • Removed the Tomahawk from Knife Fight loadouts.
  • Custom Games
    • Double Agent
      • Added new options to Double Agent Custom Games:
        • Starting Pistol: Set whether players start with a Pistol or no weapon.
        • Loot Weapons: Set whether weapons found on the ground, in containers, and in supply drops are guns or Melee weapons.

Featured Playlists

  • Drive-In 24/7 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Double Agent: Melee [NEW]
  • Knife Fight 3v3 [NEW]
  • Nuketown 24/7 (Also available in Hardcore)
  • Face Off 6v6(Also available in Hardcore)
  • 12v12 Moshpit(Also available in Hardcore)
  • Party Games
  • Multi-Team



  • Added stability fixes for rare issues related to the “Mauer Der Toten” Main Quest, bunny side quest, Outbreak Trials, and the spawning of the Chalice and Aether Tool items.


  • Regions
    • Increased chance to rotate to Collateral in earlier Regions.
  • Equipment
    • Addressed an issue that could cause a loss of functionality when applying a Blueprint just before using the Grapple Gun.


  • Addressed an issue that could allow a Hellhound to become stuck during Exfil.


  • Addressed a rare issue that could cause Death Perception to create phantom duplicated items that could not be picked up.

Featured Playlists

  • Outbreak (Endless and 3 Region)
  • Mauer der Toten
  • Firebase Z
  • Die Maschine
  • Dead Ops Arcade 3
  • Dead Ops Arcade 3: First Person
  • Onslaught (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Accelerated (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Containment (PlayStation)
  • Onslaught Echelon (PlayStation)
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Kyle Knight

Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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