Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War News
News Call of Duty Meets Among Us in New Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Mode
As part of next week's Season Five update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, a new mode named Double Agent will be added to the core playlist, and it seemingly plays a lot like Among Us. Ignore the questionable character models for a second and two teams are pitched against each other: one must set bombs throughout the map and kill...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Reload with a Fifth Season
More content heading to both games
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone are bolstering their gun magazines on 12th August 2021 as the launch of Season Five deploys new content to both of the online multiplayer behemoths. Activision stopped short of detailing what that actually looks like, but expect new maps for Black Ops Cold...
News Here's a Look at Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's New Battle Pass
Also available in Warzone, obviously
If you’ve been following Call of Duty: Warzone this week, you’ll know that its iconic Verdansk map has been given an 80s makeover. The free-to-play Battle Royale, along with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, has also unlocked an entire new season of content which is available in both games now. It’s...
News Call of Duty: Warzone, Black Ops Cold War Both Packed with Double XP This Weekend
Level everything up
If you need to get your overall level up, boost the current season's Battle Pass, or rank up a certain weapon in either Call of Duty: Warzone or Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, this coming weekend is most certainly the time to do it. The two games are offering Double XP across virtually every progression system they have to...
News Refunds Assured for Call of Duty Players Who Bought Crossbow After Accidental Release
Progress will be reset
For a time yesterday, players of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War were able to get their hands on a weapon that shouldn't have been there. Not part of any patch notes released for the game, the Crossbow could be either purchased as part of a bundle in the in-game store or unlocked by completing challenges. However, Activision...
News Free PS Plus Call of Duty Combat Pack Available to Download Now
Contains lots of cosmetics
Sony's ongoing marketing deal with Activision has seen PlayStation players provided with a ton of exclusive content within Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone free of charge, and today is no different. PS Plus subscribers can now treat themselves to another Combat Pack over on the PlayStation Store...
News Here's What's in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Warzone's New Battle Pass
Naga is your new Operator
There’s a ton of new content coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone this week, as Activision makes preparations for Season 2 to get underway. All of the additions – including new Zombies mode Outbreak – will be free for everyone to play, so unsurprisingly the publisher is looking to...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Outbreak Gameplay Trailer Rises from the Grave
Free access week planned from 25th February
Activision has blown the figurative doors off its upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War mode, a new “large-scale” Zombies experience named Outbreak. Scheduled to release as part of a free update later this week, alongside 25th February’s new season, the mode sounds a little like a union of...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Warzone Reload with Huge Supply Drop of Free, Premium Content
Should keep you occupied
Geez, these seasonal Call of Duty updates are absolutely enormous – it’s taken us a good several minutes to read through everything Activision has in store. As we’ve already reported,
News Call of Duty Outbreak Is a 'Large-Scale' Zombies Mode for Black Ops Cold War
New mode leaks in Call of Duty app
Looks like Activision may have accidentally leaked a new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War mode named Outbreak, which is described as a “large-scale zombies experience”. Fans spotted the confirmation in the franchise’s official app, and while the wording has since been removed, nothing remains hidden on the...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Warzone Season Two Dated for 25th February
Welcome to the jungle
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone will both reload their content offerings from 25th February 2021 with the launch of Season Two. As revealed in the cinematic trailer above, it leans into the usual Vietnam theming while dropping hints about the Battle Royale map Verdansk. The footage only drops hints as...
News Like Clockwork, There'll Be a New Call of Duty This Christmas
Try to be surprised
It’s an annual staple now, so we doubt there’ll be many surprised faces reading this article, but Activision has confirmed that a new Call of Duty will release later this year. Obviously, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has cast some doubt on the viability of a new title, but it seems the publisher is confident it’ll be...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's Big Mid-Season Update Is Out Now
New Zombies map, multiplayer content
The time is now for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players as Activision reloads its gigantic multiplayer suite with more content for Zombies as well as traditional online bouts. The headline addition is the new Firebase Z map, which represents the first undead location to be added to the game since its...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Reloads with Firebase Z Trailer
Tombstone perk returns
Here it is, then: the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War zombies map, Firebase Z, which will be free for all players to enjoy from 4th February. The addition will continue the Dark Aether plotline, taking teams to a mysterious outbreak site known as Outpost 25. The Tombstone perk will return as part of the update, and...
News Prehistoric Warfare? Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Adds Wooden Stake Blueprint
More like Black Ops Ice Age, right?
For those of you who aren’t closely following Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, there are some insane cosmetic content drops these days. Also available in Call of Duty: Warzone, you can now customise your traditional Knife loadout, and transform it into a… Wooden stake? Yes, really: Activision is going full...
News New Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Starter Pack Focuses on Adler
Get some extras with your COD Points
If you’ve just picked up Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and you’re looking for a Supply Drop to get your campaign underway, then maybe check out the new time-limited Starter Pack that Activision has released. Available from the PlayStation Store, this premium purchase will set you back £4.31/$4.99 and...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season One Adds Even More Maps and Modes in February
Plus one new map right now
The content just keeps on coming for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War as Activision announces more maps and modes will be added to both multiplayer and Zombies in February. Firebase Z is the new location for Zombies while Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 map Express returns in Black Ops Cold War on 4th February 2020. If you're...
News Play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies Mode for Free This Week
No purchase needed until 21st January
Activision has a sweet deal lined up for those still sitting on the fence debating whether to buy Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War or not. Starting this Thursday and running through until 21st January 2021, both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 owners can download a free trial of the Zombies mode, giving you...
Soapbox I Think I Like Battle Passes, But They Do Stress Me Out a Bit
Sammy purchases his first Battle Pass and shares some thoughts
I’ve been familiar with the concept of the Battle Pass ever since Fortnite introduced it a few years ago, but I’ve never actually paid to participate in one. I’ve grabbed some of the free rewards in titles like Rocket League, and I’ve enjoyed the non-premium season structure in...
News New Maps, Modes Coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Next Week
Sanatorium, Drop Kick, and more
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is well into its first season now, but developer Treyarch’s keeping things fresh with a mid-season update on 14th January. Starting next week you’ll be able to enjoy a new Fireteam map named Sanatorium, which is described as a “Soviet experimental health retreat”. The blurb...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season One Content Detailed, Now Releasing 16th December
New Warzone map confirmed
Activision has detailed what it is pitching as "the largest free content drop in Black Ops history" as the publisher prepares for the launch of Season One inside Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. For that to happen though, the release has actually been pushed back by six days to 16th December 2020, but a series of Double XP...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Finally Increases Weapon XP Gain in New Patch
Nuketown glitch also fixed
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War players can breathe at least one sigh of relief as Treyarch confirms that weapon XP gain has been increased as part of the PlayStation 5 title's latest patch. Arriving overnight for fans, the update simply reads: "Increased Weapon XP earn rates for both Multiplayer and Zombies". We don't...
News Classic Call of Duty Map Nuketown Gets a Retro Makeover Next Week
Acceptable in the 80s
It wouldn’t be a Call of Duty game without Nuketown now, would it? Treyarch’s legendary close-quarters map is getting a retro makeover for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War next week, and you’ll be able to infiltrate the 1984-themed neighbourhood from 24th November. It’ll be available for free for everyone. There’s an...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Reddit Page Ablaze with Complaints
Skill-based matchmaking causes trouble
It's probably fair to say that the hardcore Call of Duty community hasn't taken too kindly to the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. With skill-based matchmaking at the forefront of multiplayer complaints, those playing the game day in and day out are racking up a huge list of problems the latest entry...
News PS5 Backwards Compatibility Limitations Block Call of Duty: Warzone from Running at 120 Frames-Per-Second
But the rest of Black Ops Cold War does
PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility can bring some stunning improvements to PlayStation 4 games, as the likes of Days Gone and Ghost of Tsushima demonstrate. However, one thing we learned with Rocket League this week, is that developers need to port their games to Sony’s next-gen console in order to get...
News Call of Duty Loads in Seconds on PS5, But You Have to Wait for Everyone Else
Cross-platform play is cool and all, until you realise you have an ultra-fast SSD and the people you’re playing with don’t. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveals a problem that we’d anticipated prior to launch: you’ll never see any speed advantages in multiplayer, because the game will always be held back by the lowest...
News How Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's PS4 to PS5 Upgrade Works
The numbers, Mason
PS4 to PS5 upgrades are, in principle, a relatively straight-forward thing: you buy the game on the PlayStation 4 and you get to download the PlayStation 5 version when it’s available. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is making things a little bit more confusing by the way it’s handling things, so we figured we’d browse...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Video Demonstrates PS5 Controller's Transformative Triggers
Many of our American readers will have already played with the DualSense, so you’ll have a good idea what it’s all about. For the rest of you, though, perhaps you’re still pondering what difference the PlayStation 5’s innovative new pad makes. Leave it to a 37-second YouTube video filmed on a smartphone camera to get the point...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Lets You Delete Modes You're Not Playing on PS5
Save some space
We’ve all had a bit of time to accept that storage space management is very much a thing on the PlayStation 5, but now it’s down to both the platform holder and publishers to ensure we have the tools we need to better manage the content on our console. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has a really interesting solution: you can...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Personalises PS5 Haptic Feedback for Every Gun
Very cool stuff
At least at launch, it very much looks like third-party developers will be embracing the unique features of the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller. Adaptive triggers and haptic feedback genuinely sound like big game-changers and those of you in the US will experience them for yourself tomorrow. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one...
News Call of Duty Fans Aren't Pleased with the Black Ops Cold War Map Count
Just eight at launch
Although Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War looks set to be the most content-packed entry in the franchise so far, it appears to have hit a bit of a problem at the final hurdle. The game, out this Friday on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, seemingly contains just eight multiplayer maps at launch. The total does scrape into double...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's PS5, PS4 Bonuses Are a Bit Embarrassing
Two extra loadout slots! Bonus Battle Pass skips!
Sony, as you know, is the principle marketing partner for the Call of Duty franchise, which means every-so-often Activision must walk a tightrope between not p*ssing off its fanbase while still providing PlayStation with some extras. In the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, it means...
News Call of Duty Combines Progression Across Three Games This December
Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare
Well, this is going to be really easy to explain. Following the launch of Call of Duty: Warzone, the free-to-play Battle Royale shooter has become a big enough deal to where Activision feels the need to combine and streamline its progression across another two games. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Requires 133GB of Free Space on PS5
95GB on PS4
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will take up a considerable chunk of your PS5's SSD. It's estimated that Sony's next-gen console has around 700GB of usable storage space straight out of the box, but that won't last you very long if Cold War's freshly revealed file size is anything to go by. The official word is that you'll need a...
News There's Already a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Launch Trailer
More than two weeks early
Roughly two and a half weeks before its release, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War already has a launch trailer. That's slightly unusual given the fact that these marketing drops usually work in tandem with the actual release of a game, but here we are. The minute-long slice of footage focuses entirely on the campaign for...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Gets Exclusive Zombies Mode on PS5, PS4
Through until November 2021
Sony's partnership with the world's biggest first-person shooter franchise will continue with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War as the latest iteration grants PlayStation players exclusive access to a new Zombies mode. Fittingly titled Zombies Onslaught, it will be available at launch on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies Mode Really Could Be a Game of Its Own
Treyarch has shared a first glimpse at the incredibly in-depth Zombies mode shipping with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War this November. Much like the titles before it, this really does feel like its own game within a game as members of the team describe how they're overhauling the experience with free post-launch content, a brand new...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies Reveal Set for Wednesday
The undead are back
Following a bit of a mixed reception to the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha test, the next step in Treyarch's marketing cycle will be to reveal the Zombies mode. It'll take place this coming Wednesday at 10am PT / 6pm BST on the official Call of Duty YouTube channel, assumedly in the form of a trailer along with a bit of...
Hands On Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Couldn't Be More Different
A step back from Modern Warfare?
Despite the fact that some will undoubtedly scoff at the idea, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War might be the biggest deviation the franchise has made in quite some time. That's in terms of both feel and gunplay inside its multiplayer suite, and we don't think the change is for the better. Last year's Call of Duty:...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Looks Bonkers in PS5 Gameplay Trailer
It's gonna blow up
Call of Duty trailers are about as explosive as they come, and this new video for the latest game is no exception. The 80s-set Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War looks mad in this PS5 gameplay trailer, and what's more, it's taken from the first mission in the game. It involves a high speed pursuit along a Turkish airstrip after...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Reveal Is Intense, Chaotic, and Running on PS5
Treyarch has taken the first couple of steps towards fully unveiling the multiplayer offerings of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and it did so with a trailer featuring footage running on a PlayStation 5. Every snippet of gameplay you see in the epic, three-minute trailer above is taken from Sony's next-gen console, and it looks...
News The President Cameos in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cinematic
Da Doo Ron Ron
We already saw glimpses of Ronald Reagan in this week’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveal trailer, but here’s a longer look at the president as part of an extended cinematic from the upcoming first-person shooter. The clip’s all aviator sunglasses and handlebar moustaches as you’d expect, but there’s some interesting...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Is 4K, 120 Frames-Per-Second on PS5
According to report
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will run at 120 frames-per-second in 4K resolution, according to a report published by Venture Beat. It’s unclear whether the title will achieve a full native 2160p image, but more likely is that it will render at a lower resolution and then use reconstruction techniques. The framerate seems...
News Activision Bumping PS5 Price Points Beginning with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
It’ll cost you $69.99 to grab a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War cross-gen bundle, meaning that you’ll be able to play the game on the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 4. But the reason for that increase is because Activision is charging $69.99 for standard next-gen copies of the game, exactly the same as NBA 2K21 confirmed
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War the Latest Title to Showcase PS5 Gameplay
Hopefully more to come
It’s crazy that we’re even writing this headline three months prior to the PlayStation 5’s purported release date, but genuine next-gen footage has been so short in supply that the story kinda writes itself. While we’re still yet to see a single second of gameplay running on Xbox Series X, the debut Call of Duty: Black...
News Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Dated for 13th November, PS5 Upgrade Costs More
Know your history
Activision has delivered on its promise to unveil Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War inside Call of Duty: Warzone, debuting footage via an in-game event that was captured from a PlayStation 5. The game will launch on PlayStation 4 on 13th November 2020, and you'll be able to upgrade to the PS5 version if you purchase the specific...