Announcing Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War

Announcing Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War

Scheduled for global release on Friday, November 13, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the direct sequel to the original Black Ops, bringing signature combat to life through a conspiracy-laden Cold War experience developed by Treyarch and Raven Software.

Set in 1981 at the height of the Cold War, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes you to a world on the brink, where even the slightest spark could ignite a nuclear conflict. Joining forces with CIA operatives Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson, a newly-formed team will carry out covert missions in a race against time to unravel a vast conspiracy.

Campaign: Dark Conspiracies, Deniable Operations, and Badass Weaponry

Picking up after the events of the original game, Black Ops Cold War sets you on the trail of a secret plot that has been in motion for decades.

Expect a single-player experience entrenched in the global tensions of the Cold War, armed with weaponry of the era — both state-of-the-art and prototypical. The race is on to discover the truth and battle through mindbending twists and turns that only Black Ops can deliver.

A Complete Connected Experience

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War supports cross-platform play for a truly connected experience to bring the entire community together. More information can be found within Activision’s FAQ.

Available now, the free-to-play blockbuster battle royale experience, Warzone will be extended and 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.

Pre-Purchase on Today

Pre-purchase the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard edition or Ultimate edition today to get more rewards.

All pre-purchases include early access to the Cold War open beta*. Plus, pre-purchases include the Woods Operator pack (includes the iconic Black Ops SOG operative, Sgt. Frank Woods, as a playable Operator, an assault rifle weapon blueprint, quip, and Finishing Move) for immediate use in Modern Warfare and Warzone**.

Choose between two available PC editions:

  • The Standard Edition ($59.99 USD MSRP): Includes the full game and the Confrontation Weapons Pack.
  • The Ultimate Edition ($89.99 USD MSRP): Includes the full game, the Confrontation Weapons Pack, the “Land, Sea, and Air Pack,” and one Battle Pass Bundle (includes 20 Tier Skips) for use in any post-launch Season of Black Ops Cold War.

The “Land, Sea, and Air Pack” is a nine-item bundle featuring three vehicle skins, three Operator skins, and three weapon blueprints—the “Sucker Punch” shotgun, “Black Tide” assault rifle, and “Wingman” pistol—available immediately within Black Ops Cold War on launch.

The Battle Pass bundle grants players access to unlock all tiers within the Battle Pass system and includes 20 immediately activated tier skips. Progress through the tiers simply by playing the game and unlock Operator skins, weapon blueprints, Call of Duty points, and more.

Read the official Activision FAQ for more intel on Cold War on PC and all pre-purchase rewards.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches globally on November 13. Pre-purchase now through the Blizzard Shop.

* 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 pre-purchase platform required to redeem Woods Operator and Blueprint. Sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by Nov. 13, 2021.

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