Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches November 13, 2020

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches November 13, 2020

A thrilling campaign, signature Black Ops combat, PlayStation exclusive digital pre-order rewards, and more.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, the direct sequel to the iconic original Black Ops game developed by Treyarch, launches worldwide on Friday, November 13 for PlayStation 4. Black Ops Cold War is also scheduled for release late 2020 for PlayStation 5. 

The old team is back together. CIA operatives Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson return to the world of covert operations, pulse-pounding action, and global conspiracies. Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it…

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches November 13, 2020

The next generation of global combat

It’s 1981 during the height of the Cold War. The threat of nuclear war looms as decades of conspiracies come to a head. Welcome to the world of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Picking up where the first Black Ops left off, our returning heroes engage in deniable operations alongside new allies and old friends in a high-stakes race in the latest installment of this blockbuster series.

The Black Ops Cold War Campaign is an immersive single-player experience that arms you with an array of cutting-edge ’80s weaponry. Discover enemies and allies as you work to unravel conspiracies in a mind-bending and harrowing journey where you’ll come face to face with an unexpected enemy. 

Warzone and Black Ops Cold War 

Available now, the free-to-play blockbuster battle royale experience, Warzone* will share content with Black Ops Cold War. Black Ops Cold War includes shared progression features with Warzone, adding inventory items that can be used in both titles. Plus, Warzone players will still have access to Modern Warfare content they earned previously, like Operators and weapon blueprints. More information on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be announced at a later date.

A cross-gen and connected experience

Black Ops Cold War is a cross-generation and cross-platform title, meaning players can party up with friends on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and other platforms for a truly connected experience. And, when you move over to a PlayStation 5 console, you’ll take your profile, progression, and stats with you. For more information on these features, visit Activision’s FAQ

Ready to get hands-on experience with Black Ops Cold War? Read on for details on available editions, digital pre-order rewards, and how to get early access to the open beta, first on PS4. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches November 13, 2020

Go digital for a cross-gen gaming experience and battle-ready rewards 

Players can pre-order Standard, Cross-Gen, or Ultimate digital editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and all digital editions include the Confrontation Weapons Pack, available for use in Black Ops Cold War. 

Standard Digital Edition ($59.99 MSRP): Includes the game on PlayStation 4. Players can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version of the game for an additional $10.** Read this FAQ for more intel. 

Cross-Gen Digital Edition ($69.99 MSRP): Includes both a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 copy of the game.** 

Ultimate Digital Edition ($89.99 MSRP): Includes both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game**, the “Land, Sea, and Air Pack,” and the Battle Pass Bundle (includes 20 immediately activated Tier Skips) to purchase a Battle Pass for any post-launch Season of Black Ops Cold War. 

Purchasing the Ultimate digital edition from the Modern Warfare or Warzone Store grants players 10 tier skips that immediately advances your current Modern Warfare and Warzone Battle Pass system progress 10 tiers. 

The “Land, Sea, and Air Pack” is a robust nine-item bundle containing three Operator skins, three vehicle skins, and three developer-crafted weapon blueprints to confront the enemy across three domains of warfare. Use these items to help you master deniable operations in the field and pose a threat to your enemy no matter where the battle takes you. Get more details on the Land, Sea, and Air Pack here. 

Unlock more goods each Season with the Battle Pass, which includes earnable weapons, unlockable Operator skins, earnable Call of Duty points, and more. With the Battle Pass Bundle, gain access to unlock all tiers of the Battle Pass system and instantly advance to Tier 20, then progress through the tiers and unlock more items just by playing the game. 

Choose your preferred digital edition.

Get more with Digital Edition pre-orders, including Early Access to the Open Beta, first on PS4

All digital pre-orders (Standard, Cross-Gen, and Ultimate) include the Woods Operator pack, available for immediate use in Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

The Woods Operator pack includes the legendary soldier and SOG operative from the Black Ops series and an assault rifle weapon blueprint. His bundle also includes a unique quip and Finishing Move. Instantly activate the Woods Operator pack for battle in Modern Warfare and Warzone with your digital pre-order. 

In addition, digital pre-orders receive early access to the open beta, first on PS4.*** Ready up for signature Black Ops combat and stay tuned for more details and dates of the Black Ops Cold War Open Beta.

Read more about all digital pre-order incentives in the FAQ.

Purchase Black Ops Cold War in Store

Players can pre-order the physical Standard PS4™ or PS5™ editions now at participating retailers. 

Physical PS4 Standard Edition: Includes the full game on PlayStation 4****. Get more details at the official Activision FAQ about upgrading to the next-gen experience.  

Physical PS5 Standard Edition: Includes the full game on PlayStation 5. 

Physical pre-orders are not entitled to any bonus content (Early Access Open Beta, Woods Operator Pack, and Confrontation Weapons Pack) that comes with digital pre-orders. Consult the Activision FAQ for more details on physical editions. 

Pre-order digital now to secure early access to the open beta, first on PS4, and drop into Warzone with Sgt. Frank Woods to familiarize yourself with Black Ops past. Know your history, then fight to uncover secrets hidden in a decades-long conspiracy. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches globally on PS4 November 13 and on PS5 in late 2020. 

*A one-off nominal cost of €0.25 for age verification for Call of Duty: Warzone applies to non-PS Plus members in Germany.

**PlayStation 5 console (launching holiday 2020) required to play PS5 version

*** Open beta available on PlayStation 4, five days prior to other platforms.

**** Upgrade offer is to a digital version of the game. Account for PlayStation Network required. PS5 Digital Edition does not play PS4 discs and only offers upgrades for digital PS4 games.

Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of MP Beta subject to change. See for more details.  Minimum Open Beta duration is 2 days. Limited time only, while Early Access Beta Codes last, at participating retailers. Internet connection required.  

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare / Call of Duty: Warzone on PlayStation 4 required to redeem Woods Operator and Blueprint.  Sold/downloaded separately.  Must be redeemed by Nov. 13, 2021.

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  • Hi I have a question
    Can I get the beta without pre ordering because I’m not getting it
    Please let me know

  • Wow so we have to pre-order the digital version to try the beta, have to pay $10 more for the PS5, all pre-order bonuses are restricted to digital versions of the game….Activison is really pushing digital.

  • Call of duty Cold War Looks amazing . I hope we get a mode 64 players battles on multiplayer. And hope they bring back the classic zombies back. PlayStation is the best place to play. Thank you PlayStation for delivery the best for us hard core fans

  • If it’s a Cold War, will we not be shooting each other then? Will it be just users online staring at each other across the map for the tension of the Cold War? Can’t wait for my k:d


  • Looking great!

  • Figures it’d be Activision trying to charge extra for the current to next gen update patch. Why am I not surprised.

  • RIP your hard drives. From the above statements, Warzone will NOT be part of Call of Duty: Black Ops, but continue on in Modern Warfare. The battle pass will be shared between Call of Duty: Black Ops and Warzone, but you have to play Warzone in Modern warfare.

    • No you don’t. Warzone has been available standalone on all platforms since March.

    • The “standalone version” still requires 100gb of disk space, it is very much still Modern Warfare. Also people will have issues with updating, as now you need two large games, that require extra disk space for when downloading patches.

      It would have been a better solution, if Warzone moved to be part of Cold War, but hopefully one day.

  • $70 ladies and gentlemen, let that sink in. I know many people won’t care but I’m no longer buying games at launch starting next gen.

    • I’ve often wondered if it wouldn’t be more profitable to lower the launch price so that more people are willing to buy full price.

    • Especially when price goes after few weeks let’s say 20% down, for another War crimes simulator copycat.

    • You should be happy it was not 70 for ps3 or ps4. This will be the first big jump since the pixel to 3d days.

  • 70$? not buying on launch, and that goes to all games with this price hike. Sorry, there is no excuse to justify the price increase while still using anti-consumer practices like season passes, loot-boxes, DLC and micro transactions. I was fine with 60$, now in response I’ll wait for discounts way under 60$ and probably even lower on flash sales. Games are so unfinished these days that waiting will benefit me more that the discount itself, if you know what I mean.

  • Pay to upgrade to the ps5 version? That’s a big no, and if the ps5 version is 70, guess I’m not buying cod this year lol, already littered with mirco transactions, ill just buy cyberpunk instead and get a free ps5 upgrade

  • Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Charge more money while doing so. Sounds great.

  • Funny how y’all messed up CoD beyond fix so you had to get back to the old school CoD sort of a twisted way to listen to the fans,typical activision.Also funny that tease of the online…y’all all happy that you have vehicles now while BF has been doing that for more than a decade lol.

    But it’s all cool,last year’s MW was the rebirth of CoD game is great and I see this is going in the same direction too,B.O 1 was pretty good…so looking forward to this.

    Also I must say making the online cross-gen connected is an incredible idea…this way the playerbase will always be stable,not that CoD needs playas but maybe hopefully that will inspire other devs to do the same.

  • Game looks awesome ready to play it on next gen

  • Can’t wait for the beta.

  • Any one can help me i pre order cold war ultimate on my ps4 but i can’t see frank operator?

  • But do we have to buy it too in ps5 or we can use ps4 games in ps5?

    • if you purchase the PS4 version and pay the $10 digital upgrade fee then you have to use your PS4 disc in the PS5 to play on the PS5.

  • im pre-ordering a ps5 with disk drive as soon as I can in Canada. hope the ps5 will have an option to force output resolution to 1440p @ 120hz and alow the dualsense to run in wired USB mode like the newer ds4 controller can

  • Looks good 👍

  • Anyone else not able to see the 2nd video? Won’t give me credit for this course.

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