Call of Duty: Cold War Info and Release

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The teaser video:

The Official trailer: (to be posted on the 26th)

New Black Ops Cold War premiere: August 27 gamescom stream

Geoff Keighley has announced that there will be a new “world premiere new look” at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War during the gamescom Opening Night Live stream.

The Opening Night Live stream will take place Thursday, August 27 at 11AM PT!

Keighley announced the news in a tweet building up the hype for the gamescom Opening Night stream.

The stream will begin on Thursday, August 27 at 11AM PT / 2PM ET.

You will be able to watch the live stream here:

The World Reveal of Black Ops Cold War is set for August 26.

@codplayers

Activision has confirmed exactly when the reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will take place on August 26.

The reveal will happen in Verdansk in Warzone at:

Wednesday, August 26
10:30AM PT
12:30PM CT
1:30PM ET
6:30PM UK
7:30PM CEST (EU)

Thursday, August 27
2:30AM JST
3:30AM AEST

The reveal will feature a first look at the worldwide reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

There’s a lot to come this week with Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War description revealed: sequel to Black Ops 1

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War official description has been revealed via the Modern Warfare game files following the latest update for the game on August 24.

The description reveals that Black Ops Cold War will be a ‘direct sequel’ to Black Ops 1 and feature a story that takes players through the 1980s journey of Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War will also feature the standard MP mode, alongside the return of Zombies, per the game’s description.

Here’s the full description:

The iconic Black Ops series is back with Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War – the direct sequel to the original and fan-favorite Call of Duty®: Black Ops.

Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters and more.

As elite operatives, you will follow the trail of a shadowy figure named Perseus who is on a mission to destabilize the global balance of power and change the course of history. Descend into the dark center of this global conspiracy alongside iconic characters Woods, Mason and Hudson and a new cast of operatives attempting to stop a plot decades in the making.

Beyond the Campaign, players will bring a Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment into the next generation of Multiplayer and Zombies experiences.

Welcome to the brink. Welcome to Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War reveal is August 26. Stay tuned for the latest news.

info via CODTracker and ModernWarzone .

Black Ops Cold War Editions leaked via MW files

The different editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has leaked via the Modern Warfare game files, as reported by CODTracker and @BKTOOR_.

There are 3 editions of the game:

  • Standard Edition
  • Cross-Gen Bundle
  • Ultimate Edition

All three editions include access to the beta with a pre-order and access to the Frank Woods Operator in Modern Warfare and Warzone. The Standard and Cross-Gen also include a Confrontation Weapons Pack.

The Standard Edition is the base edition available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Cross-Gen Edition includes the the base game but also the current-gen and next-gen versions of the game. This means Activision does not plan to offer free upgrades, but rather make users buy this edition to get both versions. Players who buy the PS4 Cross-Gen will get the PS5 version when available. And players on Xbox One who buy Cross-Gen will get the Xbox Series X version when available.

Includes Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War game (current-gen version and next-gen version when it launches) and Confrontation Weapons Pack. Pre-order and receive early access to the Open Beta and additional MW and WZ content.

There’s also the highest edition of the game, the Ultimate Edition, which includes the cross gen bundle and bonus content for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (via CODTracker).

Here’s what the Ultimate Edition includes:

The Ultimate Edition is packed full of content and delivers the best value for fans. Contents include:

  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War game
  • Note: console versions include current-gen version and next-gen version when it launches
  • Land, Sea and Air Pack
    • 3 Operator Skins
    • 3 Vehicle Skins
    • 3 Weapon Blueprints
  • Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips)
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack

Pre-order and receive:

  • Early access to the Open Beta
  • Iconic Operator Frank Woods and an assault rifle Weapon Blueprint for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and Call of Duty®: Warzone™
  • 10 Tier Skips for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and Call of Duty®: Warzone™

@codplayers

The Modern Warfare and Warzone game files just give on giving information….

Now, data miners have found the release date and the MP reveal date for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

Per the data miners and text across the files, the release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be Friday, November 13.

This information was found in text files in the game and also mentioned by the legal language of the different editions of the game.

In addition, data miners have found text files that reveal the MP world reveal of Black Ops Cold War will take place on September 9.

PlayStation partnership confirmed for Black Ops Cold War

PlayStation has confirmed that they are the marketing partner with Activision for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

The news was confirmed during the reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which said that the Open Beta for the game will begin first on PlayStation 4.

Digital pre-orders receive early access to the open beta, first on PS4.** Ready up for signature Black Ops combat and stay tuned for more details and dates of the Black Ops Cold War Open Beta.*

The PlayStation version of the trailer says the Beta will be available on PS4 at least five days in advance.

Dates for the Open Beta has not been announced yet.

Black Ops Cold War Editions: Pricing & Details Confirmed

Following the leak from the game files on August 25, Activision has confirmed the editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The game is available on November 13.

Pre-orders are now live on PlayStation 4 store, Xbox One Store, and Battle.net for PC.

There are three editions of the game: Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle, and Ultimate Edition.

Standard Edition (PS4, Xbox One, and PC): $59.99

Standard Edition includes:

  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War game
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack

Pre-order any digital edition and receive:

  • Early access to the Open Beta
  • Iconic Operator Frank Woods and an assault rifle Weapon Blueprint for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and Call of Duty®: Warzone™

Cross-Gen Bundle (PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Xbox Series X) : $69.99

Includes Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War game (current-gen version and next-gen version when it launches) and Confrontation Weapons Pack. Pre-order and receive early access to the Open Beta and additional MW and WZ content.

  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War game (current-gen and next-gen versions)
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack

Pre-order any digital edition and receive:

  • Early access to the Open Beta
  • Iconic Operator Frank Woods and an assault rifle Weapon Blueprint for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and Call of Duty®: Warzone™

Ultimate Edition (PS4/PS5, Xbox One/Xbox Series X, and PC): $89.99

  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War game
  • Console versions include current-gen version and next-gen version when it launches
  • Land, Sea and Air Pack
    • 3 Operator Skins
    • 3 Vehicle Skins
    • 3 Weapon Blueprints
  • Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips)
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack

Pre-order Ultimate Edition and receive:

  • Early access to the Open Beta
  • Iconic Operator Frank Woods and an assault rifle Weapon Blueprint for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and Call of Duty®: Warzone™
  • 10 Tier Skips for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and Call of Duty®: Warzone™

The Battle Pass Bundle will be available when Season 1 Battle Pass for Black Ops Cold War is made available.

Warzone content will transfer over with Black Ops Cold War

Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone will be tightly integrated when the game launches on November 13.

Now, the company has confirmed that fans who have leveled up in Warzone over the past several months and earned content through Modern Warfare & Warzone will keep all of that content with them going into the Black Ops Cold War seasons of Warzone.

Inventory items in Black Ops Cold War can be used in both titles, with shared progression between the two games when Black Ops Cold War drops on November 13.

Black Ops Cold War includes shared progression features with Warzone, adding inventory items that can be used in both titles. Plus, Warzone players will still have access to Modern Warfare® content they earned previously, like Operators and weapon blueprints. More information on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be announced at a later date.

Black Ops Cold War will also support and build on the hit, free-to-play experience Call of Duty: WarzoneTM. Black Ops Cold War includes shared progression features with Warzone, adding brand new inventory items that can be used in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Warzone players will still have access to all of their Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® content, including Operators and Weapon Blueprints previously earned.

Activision says more details on Warzone and Black Ops Cold War feature set to be announced closer to the game’s launch, so stay tuned.

Black Ops Cold War engine gets revamp to give modern take on 1980s

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War brings the franchise to the next-generation of consoles when it launches in November.

Raven Software’s technical team discussed during our virtual briefing what the team is doing to make the game look and play incredibly well.

Engine

First off, Treyarch’s Dan Bunting says that they are not fully using Modern Warfare’s engine for Black Ops Cold War. Infinity Ward debuted a brand new engine with Modern Warfare that was in the works for years, which dramatically transformed Call of Duty’s graphics.

Treyarch says that while the teams share the ‘underlying technology,’ the engine and technology being used in Black Ops Cold War was created back in 2015. Bunting says that the team worked hard to revamp and re-build a lot of their tools starting with Black Ops 3, and Black Ops Cold War showcases the power of what they were able to do. It’s important to focus on making tools and specific functionality versus a whole engine, and that’s where they focused.

The tool set built with this game was intended to be scalable and broad to work on future platforms, including PS5 and Xbox Series X. The teams are sharing tools, but there is new stuff in Black Ops Cold War.

Black Ops Cold War tool set

Raven’s Lighting Director Alberto Noti spoke during the briefing as to how the team worked to bring the 1980s to life in Black Ops Cold War. Noti says that the team pushed to make the game ‘visually stunning’ and ‘push Call of Duty visual boundaries.’

The team was able to create photorealistic visual experience with the next-generation tools to bring this game to life. They wanted to make sure they could capture the essence of the 1980s. And, the teams did that through building vintage aesthetics through modern tools.

The game features the latest display and next-gen technology, supporting 4K and HDR across the board. Black Ops Cold War was designed to be a ‘modern’ looking game that was ‘visually sharp’ but also ‘era appropriate environment.’

In designing the lighting, the teams had to target. Showcase and use photorealism to bring the 1980s style to life, and use real time lighting technology.

Raven and Treyarch identified color pallets for the different places players will travel through in the game. Examples shown to use included a teal color look for Berlin location, and a pink, purple, and red combination for the 1980s vibes. They added in 1980s props to highlight through the lighting technology.

The teams also built Real Time Lighting technology to be able to adjust the lighting in locations in real time during development. This unlocked the team to showcase precise shadows in each area that realistically matched the location. In a clip shown, they showcased how the lighting team is able to go in and update the look and feel of locations in real time and in render.

Raven’s Lighting Director says the teams pushed the ‘limits of the engine’ to make the ‘most realistic adventure’ in the Black Ops saga. Engine was ‘vastly improved’ over the last few years to build on the next-generation. It’s a next-gen experience and ‘lives and breathes’ the 1980s feel.

The last piece Raven Software shared on this was the volumetric and how the fogs/effects are displayed in game. With this game, light rays are no longer invisible. Fog will be able to showcase and be more immersive throughout the entire game’s journey.

Black Ops Cold War campaign has multiple endings

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War campaign has multiple endings.

Players have a ton of choice during the campaign experience – from how they play certain missions to the voice lines they pick during different parts of the missions.

The campaign also offers mission choices, which allows players to choose how to play and interact with certain missions. Some missions can be played in different ways – stealth, run and gun, and more, while others will be more linear overall. The narrative seasons also have player choice options.

There are a few side missions for players to experience as well. These side missions start off locked, but as you experience the main campaign, you continue to reveal the side missions. You can collect additional evidence from side missions.

And all of these decisions will influence the campaign’s ending. This is not the first time a Black Ops game has had multiple endings, but the amount of player choice available in Black Ops Cold War is vastly different than past experiences.

The endings are dictated by how you as character play the entire campaign. There are missions where you select how to play it: stealth option, run and gun into the action, and more as the mission progresses. And those decisions are vital in building the overall story you’re playing.

Raven says that each of the different endings are “special endings” and the team “love how these have turned out.” The Creative Director says that the endings will “feel uniquely Black Ops.”

This also leads to replay-ability for the campaign for fans who want to experience the alternate endings throughout the story.

Black Ops Cold War will feature cross play, free DLC, & Battle Pass

Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will follow Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s feature set in providing fans with a joint experience.

Black Ops Cold War will feature cross play with all platforms – PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. Players will be able to play with their friends regardless of platforms. And similar to Modern Warfare, player progression will transfer between all platforms.

Black Ops Cold War will feature cross generation crossplay support, with cross progression for all players to play together. The title features cross-play support across current and next generation systems with cross progression across all modes.

In addition, the company has announced that there is no Season Pass for Black Ops Cold War. All post launch MP map DLC will be free. Activision confirms a steady stream of content for MP, Zombies, and more to come throughout the post launch seasons.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will also offer a Battle Pass system and deliver a steady stream of free post-launch content, including multiplayer maps and modes, Zombies experiences along with a robust schedule of in-game community events.

And, the Battle Pass system introduced In Modern Warfare will return in Black Ops Cold War. Activision announced changes to monetization in their games with Modern Warfare in 2019, eliminating loot boxes in favor of a Battle Pass system.

Fans who order the Ultimate Edition of Black Ops Cold War will get Season 1’s Battle Pass Bundle when available.

Black Ops Cold War campaign lets you create your own character

In a first for Call of Duty, the Black Ops Cold War campaign will let you create your own character to play as through the experience.

The Create your Character menu will let fans create the character’s gender, name, identity, back story, and more. Players will create a CIA dossier for themselves, and can redact or un-redact parts of the history they want to while building the character.

How you shape the gender of the character affects the voice over as well for your own dialogue lines.

You can also pick your place of birth and develop a background for your character. Raven has confirmed that there are no gameplay advantages or bonuses of selecting characters in certain ways.

This is a pure cosmetic play to give players more choice of their gameplay in the campaign.

This is a first for Call of Duty, being able to design your own character in the campaign, and it’s an important decision by Raven Software.

Players will be prompted to create and design their character when they load into the Black Ops Cold War campaign menu.

Black Ops Cold War Land, Sea, & Air Pack revealed

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Ultimate Edition, which costs $89.99, includes bonus content, including the Land, Sea, and Air Pack.

Now, the content for this pack has been confirmed.

Land Themed Pack

Whether you call it the “motherland” or the “homeland,” these three items will help clean house of any hostile forces.

  • Operator Skin – Ground infantry with bandolier and mesh face camouflage.
  • Weapon Blueprint – “Sucker Punch” Shotgun – A sawed off-stock and shorter barrel more than mitigates the weight of shells taped to the side, with the weapon’s simple appearance allowing it to blend into most non-tundra engagement environments.
  • Vehicle Skin “Red Bear” – The colorful blue hue seems a little worn, but the bright red star on the side will made this a standout tank among a platoon.

Sea Themed Pack

Suit up for operations at sea to maneuver behind enemy lines.

  • Operator Skin – Special operations wetsuit.
  • Weapon Blueprint “Black Tide” Assault Rifle – Chambered for 5.56x45mm NATO cartridges, the Black Tide’s a gold standard for any Operator, a fitting label for a blueprint that features subtle, yet intricate, gold accents.
  • Vehicle Skin “Leviathan” Skin– A striking zebra-like pattern is only broken up by necessary accessories, including its classy seafaring trim and decals.

Air Themed Pack

Be a maverick and prepare for take-off with this pack – its contents allow any Operator with ace flying skills to also look the part.

  • Operator Skin – Airborne division operator flightsuit.
  • Weapon Blueprint “Wingman” Pistol – Like any good co-pilot or emergency parachute, this reliable sidearm can be phenomenal in a pinch, and comes with a design that includes a signature fin flash insignia and checkered muzzle.
  • Vehicle Skin “Death Dealer” Skin – This hulking beast of a chopper forgoes the more extreme checkered pattern seen on a Blueprint and Operator Skin for yellow markings on a blue-painted base, with a devilish bomb-dropping caricature plastered on for a dark comedic effect.

The “Land, Sea, and Air Pack” is a robust nine-item bundle containing three Operator skins, three vehicle skins, and three developer-crafted weapon blueprints to confront the enemy across three domains of warfare. Use these items to help you master deniable operations in the field and pose a threat to your enemy no matter where the battle takes you.

Based off of this, it appears to confirm that Operators are returning in Black Ops Cold War. Warzone first introduced vehicle skins, now this game will continue with additional skins for vehicles.

The Land, Sea, & Air Pack is included with the Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition, which is available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition for next-gen priced higher

Activision has confirmed that the Standard Edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on next-gen will be priced higher than the current-generation standard editions.

For almost 15 years now, standard editions of games have been $59.99 for players, with almost all companies offering higher and premium editions for different prices.

Activision has now confirmed they will be increasing the price of the Standard Edition of next-generation games for their franchise starting with call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The “Standard Edition” for Next-gen will include a copy for current-gen users who want to play on that version too.

Standard PS5 or Xbox Series X Edition ($69.99 USD MSRP): Includes the Xbox Series X or PS5 version of the game.

For fans interested in buying Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War digitally, you can get the Cross-Gen bundle which includes both the current-gen and next-gen version of the game.

Digital Standard Edition of Black Ops Cold War can upgrade to next-gen for a fee

Activision will allow users who buy the current-generation of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War digitally on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One to upgrade to the Cross-Gen edition.

This option exists for users who are not sure about buying a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X this holiday season.

Players who buy the digital standard edition of the game will be able to upgrade to the cross-gen for $10 fee. This is available from PS4 to PS5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X.

Includes the game on PlayStation 4. Players can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version of the game for an additional $10.

Players can upgrade to the Cross-Gen Edition which includes the Xbox Series X version of the game after launch for an additional $10.

Black Ops Cold War Editions & Upgrades FAQ

Activision Support has shared a lengthy FAQ on their website detailing exactly the different bundles, options, and more for Black Ops Cold War and which editions are compatible with next-gen consoles.

At a high level look, here’s the key points:

  • Digital Standard Edition of Black Ops Cold War on PS4 and can be upgraded to the PS5 version for $10
  • Digital Standard Edition of Black Ops Cold War on Xbox One upgrade to Xbox Series X is “being evaluated”
  • Physical Standard edition of Black Ops Cold War on PS4 can be upgraded to the PS5 version for a fee, and it requires the PS4 disc to be in the PS5 in order to play. You cannot buy the physical PS4 edition and upgrade to PS5 version if you decide to buy the PlayStation 5 Digital Console.
  • Physical Standard edition of Black Ops Cold War on Xbox One can not be upgraded to the Xbox Series X version
  • The base, digital and physical standard edition of Black Ops Cold War can be played on PS5 and Xbox Series X via backwards compatibility if you don’t want to get the Cross-Gen bundle or upgrade, BUT you don’t get the next-gen version. It is just the standard PS4 or Xbox One version played on the next-gen consoles
  • You can only upgrade within console family (PS4™ to PS5™ or Xbox One to Xbox Series X)

Here’s the full breakdown from Activision Support:

Standard Edition Info

Digital Standard Edition – PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Battle.net

The digital Standard Edition features the base game Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War along with the Confrontation Weapons Pack that includes two Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War weapon blueprints, available at launch.

Pre-order and get the following rewards:

  • Early access to the Multiplayer Open Beta
  • Instant reward Woods Operator Pack – featuring a Sgt. Frank Woods Operator Skin, M4 Weapon Blueprint, Voice Quip and Finishing Move available for immediate use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone

Next-generation upgrade options for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Both digital console versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War offer upgrades, within the same console family, from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5.

  • PlayStation 4 will have an option to upgrade to PlayStation 5 through the PlayStation Store.
  • Xbox One upgrade to Xbox Series X through the Microsoft Store is currently being evaluated and new information will be updated in this FAQ when available. Please see information below regarding the Xbox Series X version as part of the digital Cross-Gen Bundle.

Both current generation versions (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) will be playable on their respective next-generation console via backwards compatibility by downloading the game from your account’s digital library. But, the game will not include any of the next-generation features, such as higher framerate, hardware based ray-tracing, faster load times, and more.

The digital Standard Edition is available for pre-order on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Battle.net through platform stores and select Call of Duty in-game stores.

Physical Standard Edition – PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

The physical Standard Edition features the base game Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War , and is available for pre-order now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One through select retailers.

Next-generation upgrade options

  • PlayStation 4 version will have an option to upgrade to PlayStation 5 through the PlayStation Store. Please note: The PlayStation 4 disc must be inserted into the PlayStation 5 to access the digitally upgraded PS5 version of the game.
  • Xbox One version cannot be upgraded to Xbox Series X . Please note: Please see the information below regarding the Xbox Series X version as part of the digital Cross-Gen Bundl e.

Both current generation versions (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) will be playable on their respective next-generation console via backwards compatibility by inserting the disc into the console. But, the game will not include any of the next-generation features, such as higher framerate, hardware-based ray-tracing, faster load times, and more.

Can I upgrade the current generation physical disc version of Black Ops Cold War to work on a discless next-gen console?

A physical Standard Edition disc to digital next-generation upgrade will not operate with a disc-less console. If you choose to upgrade your physical PlayStation 4 disc to the digital version of the game on PlayStation 5, the physical PlayStation 4 disc must be inserted into the PlayStation 5 disc drive in order for the PlayStation 5 version of the game to play.

If I buy a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War on PlayStation 4, upgrade it to the digital version on PlayStation 5 and then lend or sell the physical copy, can I still play the digital PlayStation 5 version of the game I’ve downloaded?

No. For the digital PlayStation 5 version of the game to play, you must have the PlayStation 4 disc inserted into the disc drive of the PlayStation 5.

Next-Gen Physical Standard Edition – PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X

  • PlayStation 5 Standard Edition: Includes the PlayStation 5 version of the game on disc. The PlayStation 5 Standard Edition works on the PlayStation 5 console with a disc drive. This version of the game will not operate on a discless PlayStation 5. For a version of Black Ops Cold War that is compatible with the discless PlayStation 5, please refer to the digital Cross-Gen Bundle.
  • Xbox Series X Standard Edition: Includes both the Xbox Series X and Xbox One version of the game on disc.

Previous generation compatibility

  • PlayStation 5 Standard Edition will not operate on a PlayStation 4.
  • Xbox Series X Standard Edition includes an Xbox Series X disc that is also playable on an Xbox One.

What comes with the digital Cross-Gen Bundles?

The digital Cross-Gen Bundle includes the base game Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for both console generations within the same console family. Players also will get the Confrontation Weapons Pack that includes two Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War weapon blueprints, available at launch.

Pre-order and get the following rewards:

  • Early access to the Multiplayer Open Beta
  • Instant reward Woods Operator Pack – featuring a Sgt. Frank Woods Operator Skin, M4 Weapon Blueprint, Voice Quip, and Finishing Move available for immediate use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone

Cross-generation compatibility

  • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5: Purchase the Cross-Gen Bundle on PlayStation 4 and receive a digital entitlement to both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game. The PlayStation 4 version will download immediately to your console when Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches on November 13th. The PlayStation 5 version of the game will automatically become available for download from your account library once the PlayStation 5 launches later this year. If you purchase the Cross-Gen Bundle on PlayStation 5, you will also receive an entitlement to the PlayStation 4 version of the game.
  • Xbox One and Xbox Series X: Purchase the Cross-Gen Bundle on Xbox One and receive a digital entitlement to both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of the game. The Xbox One version will download immediately to your console when Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches on November 13th. The Xbox Series X version of the game will automatically become available for download from your account library once the Xbox Series X launches later this year. If you purchase the Cross-Gen Bundle on Xbox Series X, you will also receive an entitlement to the Xbox One version of the game.

The digital Cross-Gen Bundle is available for pre-order on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One through platform stores and select Call of Duty in-game stores.

What comes with the digital Ultimate Edition?

The digital Ultimate Edition includes the base game Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for both console generations within the same console family and for PC on Battle.net. Players also will get the Confrontation Weapons Pack that includes two Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War weapon blueprints, available at launch.

The Ultimate Edition also includes the following Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War content:

  • One Season of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Battle Pass Bundle, including 20 Tier Skips
  • The Land/Sea/Air Pack for use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
    • Three Operator Skins
    • Three Weapon Blueprints
    • Three Vehicle Skins

In-Game Store Ultimate Edition Bonus Content

By pre-ordering the digital Ultimate Edition from the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and/or Call of Duty: Warzone in-game store, players will unlock 10 instant reward Modern Warfare and Warzone Tier Skips for immediate use with the current Modern Warfare and Warzone Battle Pass Season.

Pre-order and get the following pre-order rewards:

  • Early access to the Multiplayer Open Beta
  • Instant reward Woods Operator Pack – featuring a Sgt. Frank Woods Operator Skin, M4 Weapon Blueprint, Voice Quip, and Finishing Move available for immediate use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone

Cross-generation compatibility

  • PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5: Purchase the Ultimate Edition on PlayStation 4 and receive a digital entitlement to both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game. The PlayStation 4 version will download immediately to your console when Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches on November 13th. The PlayStation 5 version of the game will automatically become available for download from your account library once the PlayStation 5 launches later this year. If you purchase the Cross-Gen Bundle on PlayStation 5, you will also receive an entitlement to the PlayStation 4 version of the game. The Battle Pass, Tier Skips, and Land/Sea/Air Pack content will be available for use across both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game when upgrading/transitioning between console generations within the same family.
  • Xbox One and Xbox Series X: Purchase the Ultimate Edition on Xbox One and receive a digital entitlement to both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of the game. The Xbox One version will download immediately to your console when Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches on November 13th. The Xbox Series X version of the game will automatically become available for download from your account library once the Xbox Series X launches later this year. If you purchase the Cross-Gen Bundle on Xbox Series X, you will also receive an entitlement to the Xbox One version of the game. The Battle Pass, Tier Skips, and Land/Sea/Air Pack content will be available for use across both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of the game when upgrading/transitioning between console generations within the same family.

Black Ops Cold War Perseus Briefing Cinematic Video

During the gamescom Opening Night Live stream, Activision and Treyarch have debuted the very first cinematic trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

This is the latest footage of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, following the reveal trailer that debuted on August 26.

The footage showcases a briefing of the mysterious enemy Perseus in Black Ops Cold War.

Watch the new video now:

Report: Black Ops Cold War Early Access Open Beta to begin October 8 on PS4

According to a new report, the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Early Access Open Beta will begin on October 8 on PS4.

This news come via the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in-game store on the Arabic Version of the game, which states that users who pre-order Black Ops Cold War will “get early access to the Open Beta starting October 8, first on PS4.”

Here’s the image of the listing on Arabic Store, via @CODTracker & @InfoCODEsp_:

We ran it through translations, alongside CODTracker, and it says that “Early Access for the Open Beta starting October 8 and will be available on PS4 first.”

Activision has not announced any dates for the Open Beta for Black Ops Cold War as of now.

Players who want early access to the Open Beta will have to pre-order the game digitally on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The beta is confirmed to be available first on PS4, with other platforms to follow.

The MP world reveal for Black Ops Cold War is set for September 9, and we hope to get the Beta dates on that day, so stay tuned.