For a long time, the Call of Duty release calendar was quite predictable, with three Activision studios alternately releasing games. A game was made by Infinity Ward. Sledgehammer was next to arrive. Treyarch was the next person to arrive. This cycle worked well for a few years until Activision decided to change things up for the Call of Duty game in 2020.
It’s unclear what happened, but Treyarch (which most recently published Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in 2018) is back in the game, according to Kotaku’s Jason Schreier. Although there isn’t much information on this project yet, there is some.
Here’s all you need to know about the rumored Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War, from release dates and platforms to setting and battle royale.
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When will Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War be available for purchase?
With the start of a new year comes a new Call of Duty, and Black Ops – Cold War is no exception. The news of a new release is always exciting, and we now know when the game will be released: November 13, 2020. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War will be released on current-generation platforms and PC on that date. What about the PS5 and Xbox One X, on the other hand?
Fans are still waiting for formal release dates for next-gen consoles since the official announcement states that it will be accessible “when such platforms are available to gamers.”
Even if Black Ops – Cold War isn’t a launch title, it’ll almost certainly be released soon after.
Activision has stated that Black Ops – Cold War would support crossplay across all platforms and generations. Not just the competitive multiplayer modes of the game, but also Zombies.
Is Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War getting a trailer?
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War has a couple of new trailers available due to Gamescom 2020. One appears to be an in-game sequence that introduces a few of the game’s important characters and discusses the plot. If you’re curious as to why you’re shooting thousands of people in this year’s CoD, it could be useful.
The unveiling trailer is likely to pique the attention of the majority. It covers the location and tone, many big set pieces, a couple of the hallucinatory moments that the Black Ops branch of Call of Duty is renowned for, and fairly amazing music. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War appears to be primarily influenced by the 1980s when the Cold War was still a ticking time bomb. As is typical in CoD, anticipate a lot of twists and turns, a few close calls, and at least one major betrayal as the campaign nears its end.
Is Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War going to include a campaign?
Gamescom 2020 revealed a lot about Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, particularly the campaign. Not only has it been confirmed that the upcoming Call of Duty will include a campaign, but it has also been revealed that it will be similar in length to the previous Call of Duty games and will include some interesting new features.
The campaign of Black Ops – Cold War will include certain open-ended missions, which is a unique element. Although Call of Duty has been chastised in the past for its mission layout, which effectively drives players along a corridor, Cold War will feature objectives with several paths to victory. It will also have branching routes and numerous endings, allowing players to make decisions that influence the campaign’s destiny. It appears that how players finish some open-ended missions will have an effect on subsequent tasks. It’ll be fascinating to see how much control players have over the tale of the Cold War.
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War will be released on which platforms?
You should be covered for Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War if you own a current-gen system that isn’t the Nintendo Switch, or if you plan on purchasing a next-gen platform in the near future. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with PS5 and Xbox Series X versions already announced.
Purchasing the game on current-gen and afterward upgrading to next-gen looks to be a long and winding road.
Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, according to The Verge, will be available in 10 different ways. For the current generation, disc versions are available. For the following generation, there are disc-based versions available. There are digital versions of those disc releases, as well as Ultimate Edition bundles that will be available in both physical and digital formats.
Upgrades to the next generation are available for $10 on current-gen digital editions. For an additional $10, PS4 owners can upgrade to the next-generation version on their PS5. Upgrades are not available for the Xbox One disc edition. The game will cost $60 on current-gen consoles. It will set you back $70 for the next-generation models. The Ultimate Editions have a price tag of $90 each.
You’ll have to pick a few choices.
Is Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War a reimagining?
As information regarding Black Ops – Cold War became available, a lot of conjecture arose. People speculated that the game will be a soft reboot of the Black Ops sub-franchise, bringing the series closer to Modern Warfare, which underwent a similar pruning to help condense what had become a bloated storyline across years of games. Characters from past Black Ops games were confirmed to be returning, but how will everything fit together?
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Thankfully, Gamescom 2020 provided a focal point for everything. Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War is a follow-up to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops. However, it is only canonically a sequel to the original Black Ops game. It’s unclear whether this means the sequels will be fully abandoned; given that this game is set in the 1980s, it’s feasible that it could just take place before some of the other games in the series. The Call of Duty franchise has also dabbled in the concept of a multiverse, so it’s plausible that’s what’s going on here.
At this time, all we know about Black Ops – Cold War is that it’s a sequel that also acts as gameplay reset for the series.