Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Release Date, Details Officially Revealed
It is finally the fated day in which the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War 2020 title has been finally revealed. We have waited months upon months for the next mainline game in the franchise to be announced, and it is here alongside the Black Ops Cold War release date.
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Release Date
Today, Activision released the official trailer and debut of Black Ops Cold War, the next game in the long-running Call of Duty franchise. This latest entry will be the fifth mainline in the Black Ops sub-series and the Black Ops Cold War release date that is set for later this fall.
Players will finally get their hands on the game for themselves when the Black Ops Cold War release date arrives on Nov. 13. Contrary to concerns about what would happen with the game, it will release this year rather than be delayed.
This is ultimately no surprise given the fact that Activision hasn’t let something huge like that happen in the well over a decade now that the series has been a yearly tradition for the video game community. Rain or shine, pandemic or not, the game will still come out this year.
The Black Ops Cold War release date is less than three months away from now, so, shockingly, we are just now officially finding out about the game. Sure, we’ve had leaks, rumors, and other teases this summer, but the actual reveal came months after we had originally expected.
Setting for the Singleplayer Campaign
For years now, the new Call of Duty games have been revealed typically in May with more information given at E3 or later on during the summer. This time around, players had to wait until now to hear about the game and what it is about.
Despite this, we already knew a lot about the game due to the leaks. They were mostly confirmed today during the reveal in Call of Duty Warzone, and through the press release sent to us. Black Ops Cold War will take place in the early 1980s during the midst of the, well, Cold War.
Players will be able to check out a singleplayer campaign that takes players to various locations during this tumultuous time in the history of the world and take place at an odd time in the history of the franchise. It will be the fifth game but take place much earlier in the timeline.
Activision is touting the game as the direct sequel to the original Black Ops game, which is strange as we expected this to follow in the footsteps of the Modern Warfare 2019 reboot. It is a restart of the sub-franchise with its characters.
What We Know About the Story
Instead, Cold War will follow the direct events of what happened in the original Black Ops and follow Woods, Mason, and Hudson’s fan-favorite characters as you battle to uncover the truth. Interestingly enough, players will be able to shape the outcome of the narrative throughout the campaign.
It is uncertain how this will happen, but there will likely be choices of some kind that you can make at key moments. It begs the question of whether this game is going to reboot the following games or offer a prequel experience.
Though most of the details today are about the singleplayer campaign that follows the player tracking down the shadowy villain Perseus around the world, there is little known about what else is coming to the game. We do know basic details about what’s to come.
Treyarch and Raven Software, the game’s developers, are touting that the next generation of the Call of Duty multiplayer experience will be there with Cold War equipment, so expect something that could be a major departure of last year’s Modern Warfare.
Multiplayer Will Be Revealed Later
That said, what is even more intriguing is that we will have an “all-new Zombies experience” in Cold War. There is no telling what this means, but we expect something very different from the last one in Black Ops 4, but changes like this are rather common.
And lastly, Call of Duty Warzone will continue forward with Black Ops Cold War as its main partner, so we should expect some connections between the two in the future. Cold War will feature cross-play support across both the current consoles and next-gen across all game modes.
There will be a battle pass system throughout the seasons like Modern Warfare, including free post-launch content like new multiplayer maps and game modes. Zombies will even get some love post-launch with some new experiences and a robust schedule of events.
For now, we will have to wait a little bit longer to find out more about what exactly Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War will be like in terms of multiplayer and Zombies. The multiplayer reveal will happen on Sept. 9, and there is an open beta planned for the future.
If we were to guess, the open beta will likely happen in October but possibly late September as we have heard that this game is being worked on heavily up until the last minute due to development problems. It will finally release on Nov. 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Next-gen versions are scheduled for this holiday, likely at their respective launches.