A new datamined update for Call of Duty Warzone has revealed a bunch of details about Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War. The game has been revealed as a direct sequel to the first game in the Black Ops series. How the story will evolve given how over-the-top the series has already been will be interesting to watch. Though there have also been hints that the game would get a Zombies mode as a post-launch update, this has yet to be confirmed.
The reveal of the datamine did uncover some aspects of the pre-order for Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War. A basic pre-order will get you an open beta pass. Going up to the much more expensive Ultimate Edition will get you a Woods operator pack for Modern Warfare and Warzone. The Ultimate Edition includes a weapon pack, three operator skins, three vehicle skins and three weapon blueprints, as well as a pass for the first season’s Battle Pass.
We also know when the game will be released as well. It would also seem that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be released on Friday, November 13. The leaks suggest that we could see a bit more soon. It appears as though Activision has a stream setup to reveal more about the game this month, on August 26. The event is scheduled for August 26, at 10:30 AM PT.
Until then, enjoy trying to guess what all this news means, and what Activision is planning.
Here’s the datamined description:
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.
Welcome to the brink. Welcome to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
*Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of Beta subject to change. Limited time only. Minimum Open Beta duration is 2 days. Internet connection required. Online multiplayer subscription may be required.
**Offer content and availability may vary by region and is subject to change. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare/Call of Duty: Warzone™ required to redeem offer. Sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by November 13th 2021.
***Battle Pass and Tier Skips will be accessible in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War once the first Battle Pass is made available in game. Battle Pass redemption applies to one season of Battle Pass only.