Winter is ending soon in the real world. But in the reel world of Action Movie FX, it has only just begun.

The popular app developed by Bad Robot Interactive has just gained a “cool” new trio of blockbuster winter effects.

There’s the Avalanche FX, which releases a mass of snow, ice, and rocks onto your scenes. There’s the Iceman FX, which inserts an abominable snowman in your scenes. And then there’s the Skifall FX, which involves the dropping of a presumably defective or destroyed cable car.

The Avalanche FX is free, while the Iceman FX and Skifall FX are bundled in the Winter Blast pack, an in-app purchase worth $0.99.

These three winter effects are welcome additions to Action Movie FX. But apparently, their arrival coincided with the unannounced removal of the Call of Duty: Black Ops II effects.

A favorite among users of the app, the Call of Duty: Black Ops II effects set comprised the Hellstorm Missile FX, the EMP FX, the Dragonfire Drones FX, and The Claw FX. Included in the app in October last year, these four effects were taken directly from the popular console game.

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Unfortunately, for reasons yet unknown, they are no longer found in Action Movie FX. So, if you’re a fan of the Call of Duty: Black Ops II effects and you’re not too keen on getting the new winter effects, I suggest you skip this update.

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later, the new version of Action Movie FX is available now in the App Store for free.

For its Best of 2012 year-ender in the App Store, Apple named Action Movie FX the iPhone App of the Year.

In addition, Apple featured Action Movie FX in its “Hollywood” iPad TV ad, which aptly aired during the Oscars telecast last month.