Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War announced
New shooter will be set in 1980s, direct sequel to original Black Ops
Activision, Treyarch and Raven Software have announced Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
A direct sequel to the original Black Ops, and set in the early 1980s, Black Ops Cold War drops players into the depth of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical universe. In addition to the story campaign, Black Ops Cold War will bring an arsenal of Cold War weapons and equipment into the next generation of Black Ops Multiplayer combat, and an all-new co-operative gameplay experience with Zombies.
In the campaign, players will encounter historic figures as they battle around the globe through locales like East Berlin, Turkey, Vietnam, Soviet-era Moscow, and more. As elite operatives, players attempt to stop a plot decades in the making as they 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.
Black Ops Cold War will also support Call of Duty: Warzone. 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.
Fans who pre-order or pre-purchase select digital versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will instantly unlock digital rewards, including Black Ops Operator Frank Woods for play in Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and receive early access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Open Beta. Open Beta dates to be announced soon.
The title features cross-play support across current and next generation systems with cross progression across all modes. However, fans will need to buy the $70 "cross-gen bundle", $10 over the standard edition, if they want to upgrade to new console versions when they are released.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is scheduled for release globally November 13th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Battle.net. Next-Gen versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are scheduled for release Holiday 2020.