Cold War Releases in November, Cross-Gen Version Retails for $70


Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War will arrive later this year on November 13 and serves as a direct sequel to the original game in the series.

As promised, Activision today lifted the veil on all things Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, with all of the major details of the project now being unveiled.

Prior to the game’s full reveal in Call of Duty: Warzone, images and key pieces of information for the shooter leaked via digital storefronts. As the rumors we had heard suggested, Black Ops: Cold War is a direct sequel chronologically to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops. Characters like Frank Woods and Alex Mason make their return with the game taking place during the early 1980s. Accompanying modes such as multiplayer and Zombies will be coming back, too.

Here’s a full description of the game as a whole:

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.

Perhaps most importantly, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is also confirmed to launch on November 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It will then seemingly launch in tandem with both next-gen consoles in the PS5 and Xbox Series X, depending on when both platforms release.

Speaking of each next-gen console, Activision will also be going down a bit of a different route when it comes to upgrading current-gen versions of Black Ops: Cold War to those on PS5 and Xbox Series X. Rather than doing a free upgrade, purchasers will have the chance to spend $69.99 on a cross-gen version of the title. This will give you access to the game on your current-gen platform of choice, with an upgrade to the accompanying next-gen console being possible later on. While players are being asked to spend more money up front, it is better than some other systems that competing publishers have come up with.

We’re set to see a whole lot more of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War beginning tomorrow at Gamescom Opening Night Live, so stay tuned. Until then, you can check out some of the first screenshots from the upcoming shooter down below.

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