Everything Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War


The next Call of Duty game in the series is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and it’s coming out this November. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

What is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War about?

The debut trailer shows the game is a direct sequel to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops.

This game 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. President Reagan authorizes a black ops mission led by CIA officer Russell Adler and his team to take care of Perseus. This means Black Ops characters Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson will also be along for the ride.

The player’s character is codenamed Bell and can be customized to your liking in terms of ethnicity, skin tone, genres, and personality special perks. The game is said to be inspired by actual events and will take players across locations such as: Vietnam, East Berlin, Turkey, and the Soviet KGB’s headquarters. 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 and cross-progression as well.

How will rewards and levels in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War work?

You’ll be able to earn rewards as you make your way through the game via the battle pass. There will be free updates with new maps and modes in addition to community events after the game releases. There will not be a dedicated battle royale mode but will be sharing progression with Warzone. You’ll see all of your levels and experience from applicable Call of Duty games here.

Will there be zombies in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War?

Zombies were confirmed to be coming back in this iteration of Call of Duty. There’s not enough information to know what kind of zombie-related content will be in the game or what kind of enemies or stages there will be at this point.

What consoles will Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War be available to play on? 

  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X
  • PC

Is Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War available for preorder?

Yes, Black Ops Cold War is currently available to preorder at participating retailers. It will be available in three different versions. Preordering any edition will gift you Operator Frank Woods and an Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint to use in-game in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition:

The Standard Edition is $60 and comes in both digital and physical editions. This game doesn’t come with any additional content. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition:

The Ultimate edition of 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

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen:

The Cross-Gen edition of Black Ops Cold War is $70. This includes the standard game and download capability on the upcoming Xbox Series X or Playstation 5.

When does Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War release?

Black Ops Cold War is set to debut on November 13, 2020.