Activision and Treyarch have published some new information about Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War. Tune in for the first trailer, the release date, and even more info about the new title. We have all details at a glance.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War continues the popular shooter series at the end of the year. After several teasers and leaks, the official announcement including the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War release, trailer, and further information followed yesterday evening.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Release & Platforms
Black Ops Cold War will be released, as leaked in advance, on November 13, 2020, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With the release of the two next-gen consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the shooter will also be implemented for both platforms.
The story of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
Responsible for the campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is developer Treyarch and the studio of Raven Software. Scriptwriter David S. Goyer, who among other things wrote the story of the first Black Ops offshoot, is also involved again.
As expected, this is a direct successor to the original Black Ops from 2010, and well-known characters are also back in the game. However, the purely fictional story of the shooter is only based on historical events and does not accurately reflect them. The story of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War revolves around the Cold War and is supposed to deal with the nuclear arms race of the two superpowers the Soviet Union and the USA. The game is supposed to read between the lines and tell of illegal military operations and secret agents.
The game is set in 1981, but there will also be flashbacks to 1968 when we are on the road in the Vietnam War. The main task is to expose, locate, and eliminate a double agent known as Perseus. As the story unfolds, we encounter real-life personalities such as U.S. President Ronald Reagan, as well as well-known characters from the Black Ops series such as Woods, Hudson, and Mason.
A Character Editor for the Campaign
For the first time in the history of Call of Duty, we don't play a fixed protagonist but create one ourselves in the character editor. Gender, name, and military background can be freely determined. Even a psychological profile can be created which, according to the developers, is supposed to provide more immersion and a more intense gaming experience.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Gameplay
Basically, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is also a rather linear shooter. However, Treyarch and Raven have a few gameplay innovations up their sleeves.
- In some missions, there will be choices that open up several ways
- The decisions made will affect the rest of the mission, but even the end of the game - there will be several different endings
- Two optional side missions, which need to be activated first, are to provide additional variety
Cold War's campaign takes us to different locations in Asia, Europe, North and Latin America, and, during the Vietnam War, to the jungles of Laos. In addition, there will even be supernatural elements in some sections that reflect the mental state of the protagonist. In addition to the series-typical arsenal of weapons, there will also be numerous gadgets from special agents such as the already well-known RC car, as well as real vehicles. The Bannerocks truck by Woods will apparently play an important role.
The Technique of Cold War
From a technical perspective, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War also marks a huge leap forward. 4K resolution including HDR effects and an especially wide color spectrum (Wide Color Gamut) are supposed to provide even better graphics.
The main focus is also on real-time light effects, which should make the image look more vivid. Special smoke and special effects are to provide atmosphere, especially in the next-gen version.
Cold War Multiplayer
Details about the multiplayer of Cold War remain mostly a mystery. However, the classic multiplayer mode, the popular zombie-coop mode, a battle pass, and even a cross-platform multiplayer will be available again.
In addition, all Cold War content will also be included in the battle royale mode Call of Duty: Warzone. Information about the multiplayer will be revealed on September 9, 2020.
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