BOCW Update August 17: Patch Notes, Bug Fixes & More

BOCW Update Zombies
The latest BOCW update mainly focuses on Zombies. | © Activision

The Black Ops Cold War August 17 Update went live last night. In addition to corrections made to the Season 5 update, it also makes some changes to the game's Zombies Mode. Let's take a look at the BOCW August 17 Update Patch Notes. Here's everything you need to know...

Black Ops Cold War Season 5 hasn't been live long. It brought us new maps, weapons, and more. With the Season 5 update, a weapon balancing update went live, which mainly revised the game's assault rifles. The latest update brings a large number of bug fixes and improvements to BOCW Zombies. Enough chatting, though, here are the BOCW August 17 Update Patch Notes...

BOCW Update August 17 Patch Notes

BOCW Update August 17 Patch Notes: Global

Weapon Tuning

  • Assault Rifles (All)
    • Reduced Bullet Velocity penalty on Agency Suppressor attachment from -30% to -15%.


  • Custom Mods
    • Full Custom Mod support added for Launchers, Special weapons, and Melee weapons. [August 12]

BOCW Update August 17 Patch Notes: Multiplayer


  • Double Agent
    • Fixed various stability issues encountered in Double Agent.

BOCW Update August 17 Patch Notes: Zombies


  • Fixed stability issues related to the Death Perception Perk, Outbreak World Events, Outbreak Jump Pads, and the Disciple enemy.


  • Gameplay
    • Added improvements to the triggering conditions for the Omega Helicopter.
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the player from receiving the correct amount of Salvage from the Omega Helicopter when Death Perception is equipped.
    • Addressed an issue that caused the Omega Helicopter to unintentionally spawn and activate on initial player spawn locations.
  • Objectives
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Holdout Objective lighting from turning off after completing the Objective in Collateral.
    • Addressed an issue that prevented the Disciple's drain attack beam from appearing when used against Objective targets.


  • LT53 Kazimir
    • Salvage cost reduced from 2,000 to 1,500. [August 12]
    • Addressed an issue that allowed duplication of the LT53 Kazimir.
  • Pack-a-Punch
    • Players can now prevent the application of Pack-a-Punch camos on weapons by using a melee attack on the Pack-a-Punch Machine before packing the weapon. [August 12]
    • Players can also lock in the Pack-a-Punch Tier I or Tier II camo by using a melee attack on the machine after packing the weapon to their preferred tier.


  • Added “Train Inbound” notification to subtitles when a train is approaching in “Mauer der Toten” for players with hearing loss. [August 12]

Before we forget, the patch notes also announce the new Pistol / Shotgun Marshal for tomorrow's playlist update. As soon as the weapon is in the game, and we have been able to test it extensively, we will of course let you know whether the Marshal might be the next OP sidearm in Warzone.

Please keep in mind that these Patch Notes were taken directly from the Raven Software website, but do not include the in-depth analysis that were part of the original set of notes. This includes discussions about Zombies updates, stability fixes, the Marshal, and more. You can check out the BOCW August 17 Patch Notes in full on the Raven Software website.

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This article was originally written by Lukas Ballat.