dark        

Here's the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveal trailer and all the launch day details

0

Strap in for pricing drama

Creedence Clearwater Revival is a necessary choice for any depiction of the Vietnam War. Did you know CCR, despite having seven studio albums and leaving a footprint as one of America's great political rock bands, was only active for four years? Then John Fogerty fucked off to make songs about how great it'd be if his coach let him play baseball.

This Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveal trailer briefly touches on "Run Through the Jungle" as the obligatory CCR nod, although, for my money, I'll take "Who'll Stop the Rain" off the same album.

There are probably other takeaways from the long-teased Black Ops Cold War announcement from Activision, most of which have nothing to do with a defunct band. Cold War is a direct sequel to 2010's original Black Ops. The campaign is set in the 1980s and the narrative goes globetrotting as clandestine operatives are carried out around the world in an attempt to unravel conspiracies. In this story, someone named Perseus "is on a mission to destabilize the global balance of power and change the course of history."

On the multiplayer side, Zombies (a Treyarch staple) is again back as a cooperative mode. Warzone will also be supported in a way that "expands and extends" the free-to-play battle royale mode. The likely outcome is that Activision adds a second Cold War-themed map to Warzone to bolster the one Modern Warfare map it currently has. Activision almost certainly views Warzone as a platform rather than a one-off tangent to Modern Warfare. The multiplayer reveal is coming on September 9, but we don't know if that includes all facets of online play or just the traditional Call of Duty multiplayer elements.

Black Ops Cold War launches on November 13, but here's where it gets sticky. The standard edition is $60, the "Cross-Gen Bundle" is $70, and the Ultimate Edition is $90. Activision is holding back any sort of next-gen enhancements from anyone who simply buys the current-gen version (which may or may not launch before new consoles release). The Cross-Gen Bundle alleviates that concern for an extra $10. It seems as though few third-party publishers will be keen on the Smart Delivery-style system where consumers just get next-gen enhancements for buying the base game.

(If you need clarification or have questions about specific scenarios, Activision has a very convoluted Black Ops Cold War editions FAQ. It might leave you more confused, though.)

That's more or less everything we know about Black Ops Cold War for now. I'll leave you with this world premiere exclusive first look at Zombies:

You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

Click to open photo gallery:

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Brett Makedonski
Brett MakedonskiManaging Editor   gamer profile

While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby... ... more + disclosures


 


 


Also on Destructoid: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War   (26)   From our database:

  • Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid? - Chris Moyse
  • Whatcha been playing this week, Destructoid? - Chris Moyse
  • Does your PC have the firepower to run the Black Ops Cold War beta? - Brett Makedonski
  • Lock 'n' load for the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta - Chris Moyse
  • You don't have to start Zombies mode with a pistol in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - Jordan Devore
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will show off Zombies on September 30 - Jordan Devore
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha is now available to download on PS4 - Chris Moyse
  • Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War brings a dose of radio-controlled death to the battlefield - Chris Moyse
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's multiplayer beta starts October 8 on PS4 - Jordan Devore
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #Activision #Black Ops #Call of Duty #Gallery #next gen #PC #PS4 #PS5 #Raven Software #Shooters #Trailers #Treyarch #Xbox One #Xbox Series X

    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


    LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!



     
     
  •