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Black Ops Cold War is getting a double agent mode in Season 5

Season 5 of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War goes live next week on August 12, and in it, you will be able to play as a double agent.

As a double agent in Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, you will set bombs across the map or eliminate Operatives undercover.

Then again, you can also be assigned as an Operative where you will be tasked with seeking out the double agents.

There is also the Investigator who will need to find clues in order to help their fellow Operatives.

How it works is each match assigns double agents who are there to sabotage the mission. You will need to communicate, investigate, and expose the traitors, or successfully wipe out the investigating team in order to win.

It starts with up to ten players in a lobby who are assigned one of the aforementioned three roles. The roles also feature unique skillsets and content during each round.

Double agents have access to gas mines, counterspy planes, combat bows, and attack helicopters. They also have protection from the radiation spreading from the bombs they’ve set.

Investigators gain access to trophy systems, stimshots, and hand cannons. They are also able to see the footprints of an attacker when examining a player's death location. Investigators can also issue a Wanted Order on a player that they find to be suspicious.

Each player starts with a pistol, and weapons and equipment will be introduced in the preparing stage, where all players can obtain weapons in different parts of the map.

Treyarch strongly suggests using voice chat when playing the mode.

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