The next Call of Duty iteration is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and it's headed out this November. Here's what we know about it thus far.
Another year, another Call of Duty. It's the same story for 2020, even despite being in the middle of a global pandemic. The latest upcoming Call of Duty title is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, officially revealed near the end of August.
We're expecting to get our hands on the game come November across various consoles, but since that's still a little ways away, we've got all the information we could find about the upcoming game here to help keep you up to date.
Here's everything we know right now about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
What is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War about?
From the debut trailer, we can ascertain that the game is a direct sequel to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Cold War is set during the Cold War (obviously!) in the '80s. It takes place after President Ronald Reagan finds out about a Soviet spy named Perseus and then authorized a black ops mission led by CIA officer Russell Adler and his team to take care of Perseus.
Of course, this means Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson will also be along for the ride, who you likely recall were in the other Black Ops title.
The player character is codenamed Bell and can be customized to your liking in terms of ethnicity, skin tone, genres, and personality in terms of special perks.
The game is said to be inspired by actual events and will take players across locations like Vietnam, East Berlin, Turkey, Soviet KGB's headquarters, and a variety of other places.
Interestingly enough, the campaign will include different endings depending on what players choose throughout the game.
Will Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War include multiplayer?
Yes, like every Call of Duty game before it, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will include multiplayer. Activision confirmed during the game's reveal presentation that it will include cross-generational support as well as cross-progression.
You'll be able to earn rewards as you make your way through the game via battle pass. There will be additional free updates with new maps and modes in addition to community events after the game releases.
Apparently, there will not be a dedicated battle royale mode and will be sharing progression with Warzone, so if you're already playing that part of Call of Duty, you'll see all of your levels and experience there.
Will there be zombies in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War?
Though the original game reveal only touched on the potential of zombies briefly, they were confirmed to be coming back in this iteration of Call of Duty.
Unfortunately, there's nothing we know at this point about what kind of zombie-related content will be in the game or what kind of enemies or stages there will be.
This is definitely a topic we'll have to come back to as we inch closer to the game's release.
What consoles will Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War be on?
Currently, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will debut on:
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox One
- Xbox Series X
Is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War available for preorder?
Yes, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is currently available to preorder at participating retailers and it will be available in three different versions.
Preordering any edition will get you the following goodies to use in-game in Modern Warfare and Warzone:
- Operator Frank Woods
- Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition
The Standard Edition is $60 and comes in both digital or physical editions. This game doesn't come with any additional content, and it's just the regular game so you'll be good to go to play.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition
The Ultimate edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is $90 and comes with the standard version of the game in addition to:
- Season 1 Battle Pass and 20 tier skips
- Land, Sea, and Air Pack
- 3 Operator Skins
- 3 Vehicle Skins
- 3 Weapon Blueprints
You also get access to the next-gen version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X.
When does Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War release?
Right now, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is set to debut on 13 november 2020 – unless there are any delays. If so, we'll be sure to let you know.
Keep checking back to make sure you're up to date on all the additional information that comes down the line.
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