Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops that drops the players into the volatile geopolitical battle of the 1980s. In the single-player campaign, players will face historical figures and hunt a shadowy figure named Perseus across iconic locations such as like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, and Soviet KGB headquarters.
Single-player aside, Black Ops Cold War allows the players to employ their Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment in the Zombies co-op mode. The upcoming game also shares progression with the battle royale title Warzone, including battle pass progression and inventory items that can be used in both titles.
Pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War digitally to receive the following bonuses:
- Open Beta Early Access
- Woods Operator Pack for immediate use in Modern Warfare and Warzone:
- Sgt. Frank Woods Operator
- M4 Weapon Blueprint
- Voice Quip & Finishing Move
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- Best Buy: $10 in rewards for My Best Buy members
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Standard Edition ($59.99 / $69.99)
The standard edition of Call of Duty: BOCW is available for current and next-gen consoles, with the latter costing $10 more. Digital versions of the standard edition come with the Confrontation Weapons Pack that includes two weapon blueprints for use in Black Ops Cold War; the same does not appear to be the case for retail counterparts.
While current generation (PS4 or Xbox One) copies of the game can be played on next-gen consoles via backwards compatibility, they will lack next-gen enhancements such as higher framerates, ray tracing, and shorter load times. Players may upgrade digital versions of the game to next-gen via PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store at a later date, or just purchase the bundle outlined below to begin with.
Cross-Gen Bundle ($69.99)
The digital Cross-Gen Bundle includes the base game for both console generations within the same family (PlayStation 4 and 5 or Xbox One and Series X). It also includes the Confrontation Weapons Pack containing two weapon blueprints.
Ultimate Edition ($89.99)
Lastly, the $90 Ultimate Edition includes a digital copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for both console generations plus the following:
- Open Beta Early Access (pre-order bonus)
- Woods Operator Pack for immediate use in Modern Warfare and Warzone (pre-order bonus)
- 10 Modern Warfare and Warzone Tier Skips for immediate use in the current Battle Pass Season (Ultimate Edition pre-order bonus)
- 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
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches November 13, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Battle.net. Next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions will follow late in the year.