Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 hits PS5 on October 25

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 hits PS5 on October 25

New info on Campaign, Multiplayer, and the return of round-based Zombies.

Attention, PlayStation players and Call of Duty fans — Black Ops is officially back! After four years, Treyarch and Raven are ushering in the next chapter in the vaunted Black Ops franchise with Call of Duty: Black Ops 6, releasing on Friday, October 25. We’ve got intel on some of the modes and features coming to the game and more on items such as pre-order benefits you can earn between now and launch. 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 hits PS5 on October 25

This will be signature Black Ops across a cinematic single-player Campaign, Multiplayer, and the epic return of Round-Based Zombies. Get ready for a mind-bending narrative and to go beyond the rules of engagement in all three modes. In Black Ops 6, you’re never sure who to trust and what’s real – – but this blog is real, so let’s dive in!

The Black Ops 6 Campaign narrative

It’s the early ‘90s – a period of transition and upheaval in global politics, characterized by the end of the Cold War and the rise of the United States as a single superpower. While the Gulf War commands the global spotlight, a shadowy clandestine force has infiltrated the highest levels of the CIA, branding anyone who resists as traitors. Exiled from their agency and country that once hailed them as heroes, Black Ops veteran Frank Woods and his team find themselves hunted by the military machine that created them. They are forced to go rogue, partnering with the criminal underworld to stay one step ahead of their own corrupted government. They’ll do whatever it takes to bring down the real traitors and clear their names — even if that means crossing the same lines as their enemies. There is no going back.

With the Campaign taking place in the years after the Cold War, longtime fans will recognize that this timeframe is directly connected to the 1980s flashbacks revealed during Black Ops 2 – the aftermath of which has left our heroes in dire circumstances.

In this new chapter, we see a different side of Frank Woods following his traumatic injury at the hands of Raul Menendez. His protege is Troy Marshall, who has been making a name for himself in the field. Marshall is a reluctant leader, driven by a strong moral compass.

Marshall and Woods are working with another new face in Black Ops 6: CIA handler Jane Harrow. She is a born leader, fearless and brilliant, and helps manage their relationships within the agency.

When an operation goes wrong, Woods and Marshall are suspended and ultimately forced to go rogue, and they soon realize they must trust each other to really get to the bottom of what’s going on. They must build their own team of rogue agents, recruiting two intriguing new characters in Felix Neumann, a technical genius, and Sevati Dumas, a mysterious assassin.

With a mixture of new and old faces, a legendary wildcard also returns to the fight – Russell Adler.  While his allegiances and motivations remain unclear, this former ally may have become a new and daunting enemy. 

Dynamic moment-to-moment Campaign gameplay variety

Leading the development of the Black Ops 6 Campaign is Raven Software, and with this Campaign, their goal is to deliver more: an increased variety of mission structures, additional focus on player choice, and more options to finish each mission, with dynamic moment-to-moment gameplay throughout. 

Mission variety is a key component of what PlayStation players can expect. From a map standpoint, some locations are more ideal for stealth, and some are more appropriate for large-scale battles, and the Campaign has a balance of both. These range from storming a palace to pulling off a heist in an opulent, southern European casino. Within the Campaign missions gameplay can unfold in multiple ways, giving the player the freedom to navigate through them as they see fit. This includes combat as well as conversation, as operatives talk, barter, and manipulate their way into different outcomes.

There are many more Campaign details that fans can find across Call of Duty channels, including details on enemies, equipment, the return of the Safehouse, and more.

A taste of what’s to come with Multiplayer and the return of RBZ

Treyarch is leaving no stone unturned in the development of both Multiplayer and Zombies. Many more details are coming later in the year on each of these modes but there are a few key things we can share now. 

In Black Ops 6 Multiplayer, players will test their skills across 16 new maps at launch, including 12 core 6v6 maps and 4 Strike maps that can be played 2v2 or 6v6. Many of these maps feature innovations on the classic three-lane map design, with quick time to engagement, and coming in the small to medium-sized range for the right amount of complexity. This allows for meaningful player choice, keeping the action flowing and the pacing optimal. A key point for Treyarch is that maps intentionally support gameplay variety. 

But that’s not all. It’s time to rejoice, Zombies fans! Round-based Zombies is back in a massive way. Players will be able to take down hordes of the undead in two brand-new maps at launch in the return of this fan-favorite mode. Players will experience the continuation of the Dark Aether storyline that started in Black Ops Cold War, with each map containing a curated mix of elements both new and familiar to discover.

And of course, in Black Ops 6’s post-launch seasons, players can look forward to even more exciting maps and groundbreaking experiences dropping into both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Introducing Omnimovement

Across the entire game, players will push beyond their limits with several new global innovations, including Omnimovement, the most fluid boots-on-the-ground Call of Duty movement to date. Movement has been a consistent area of focus and innovation across Call of Duty – and with Black Ops 6, Treyarch is redefining movement in a big way.

For the first time ever, players can sprint in any direction (forward, sidestepping, and backpedaling) and move like a true Black Ops action hero. This innovation immediately allows the player to move like never before and seamlessly chain combat maneuvers together, like sliding, diving, and a newly-enhanced supine prone, all with a full 360 degrees range of motion.

With Omnimovement – and core player movement in general – it’s not just about making the player move faster. This is Treyarch’s holistic approach to redefine what Black Ops movement really means. The upcoming Multiplayer Beta will be a perfect opportunity for PlayStation players to try it out for themselves.

There are many other exciting innovations and features coming to Black Ops 6, including the return of a more traditional Call of Duty Prestige system, but for now, let’s turn our attention to how you can get involved in the action.

Pre-orders now available at the PlayStation Store

Get yourself ready to dive into Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 by pre-ordering either of the digital editions on the PlayStation Store today: the Cross-Gen Bundle, which includes the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game, or the Vault Edition, which includes the Cross-Gen Bundle plus additional premium content.

Pre-order either digital edition and get Early Access* to the Open Beta, dates to be announced soon. Plus, pre-order either digital edition and get the Woods Operator Pack** – immediately unlock the Classic Woods Operator Skin in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III and Call of Duty: Warzone. Plus, get access to unlock the Zombie Woods and Numbers Woods skins by completing in-game challenges.

Black Ops 6: Vault Edition

Players who pre-order the Vault Edition from the PlayStation Store can expect the following premium content, in addition to the game itself:

  • Hunters vs. Hunted Operator Pack, including Operator Skins for Adler, Park, Brutus, and Klaus
  • Mastercraft Collection, featuring 5 different Mastercraft weapons
  • Season 1 BlackCell, including content, tier skips, Call of Duty Points, and more***
  • GobbleGum Pack for Zombies, including 12 GobbleGums of high rarities 

Be on the lookout for more information about Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 soon. And never forget, the truth lies …

*Actual launch date(s) and platform availability of MP Beta subject to change. Minimum Open Beta duration is 2 days. Limited time only. Internet connection required. PlayStation Plus subscription may be required for MP Beta.

**Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III or Call of Duty: Warzone on PS4 / PS5 required to redeem. Sold / downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by October 25, 2025.

***Battle Pass and BlackCell will be accessible in Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 once the Season 1 Battle Pass is made available in game. Battle Pass / BlackCell redemption applies to one Season of Black Ops 6 Battle Pass only.

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