Black Ops Cold War Outbreak: How To Open Golden Loot Boxes

There’s nothing you can’t open without a bunch of bullets.

In Call of Duty Cold War Zombies, a new mode by the name of Outbreak has arrived, which has brought some new additions to the Zombies game mode. One of the new additions is the different loot boxes throughout the Outbreak game mode.  Out of all the different types of loot boxes, the Golden Loot Box is the best which contains the most valuable loot.

Therefore, consider yourself lucky if you manage to get the Golden Loot Box. Such a reward, however, doesn’t come without effort, as this lootbox takes you through hell to open it. In this guide, we will explain how to open Golden Loot boxes in Cold War Outbreak.

How to open Golden Loot Boxes in Cold War Outbreak

While playing COD Outbreak, you will be able to find the Golden Loot Boxes when you see a box being struck by a bolt of energy on the mini-map. These boxes can spawn anywhere on the map.

Go to this bolt location on the mini-map to find the Golden Loot Box. It will be a bit larger compared to the other tiers of boxes that spawn. As you approach the Golden Loot Box, it will prompt you to “Confront the Dark Aether” to prove you are worthy.

If you are ready to take on this challenge, hold the key shown on the screen to spawn a large group of enemies, including regular as well as special zombie enemies. A red beam will strike, and a whole group of Zombies will spawn at once.


Some loot boxes have a smiley face on them. These are essentially of no significance, and the color of the faces does not change the rarity of the chest.

These will include Zombies like Tempests, Hellhounds, Mimics, and Panzersoldats may spawn so be prepared to take them on.

You will have to kill each and every zombie that spawns in this challenge to open the Golden Loot box in Outbreak. Even if you miss one, the box won’t open. Any missing zombies will be indicated by a dot on the map.

Once you deal with all the zombies, the box will open, and it will contain highly valuable loot. The COD Cold War Golden Loot Box can contain the following items as a reward:

  • Full power weapon (up to tier 4)
  • Wonder Weapon
  • Free Perk
  • Salvage
  • Equipment
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