I’m getting worse at making titles.
Let me start off by saying I was going to make this post about Gamescom, but I didn’t see anything good so I decided to talk about Call of Duty.
For some time now, fans have pretty much known exactly what the next Call of Duty title was going to be due to rumors. The first trailer released on August 19th, with an official worldwide reveal set for August 26th. The reveal took place during a cool in game event in Warzone.
During the event, players were tasked with doing a number of objectives with sirens blaring in the background, words flashing on screen, and a voice in the background.
It’s that time of the year folks. Call of Duty season is almost upon us, and it’s Treyarch’s turn to save us.
I think what came as the biggest surprise was information that came out a day before the reveal. Cold War is set after Black Ops 1 and is a direct sequel. It’s an interesting choice especially since we all assumed Treyarch was going to either restart the story similar to Modern Warfare or not give us a story since Black Ops 4 lacked one.
𝙲𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚘𝚏 𝙳𝚞𝚝𝚢: 𝙱𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝙾𝚙𝚜 𝙲𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚆𝚊𝚛 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚍𝚛𝚘𝚙 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚑𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙲𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚆𝚊𝚛’𝚜 𝚟𝚘𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚕𝚎 𝚐𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚘𝚕𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚋𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚕𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚢 𝟷𝟿𝟾𝟶𝚜. 𝙸𝚗 𝚊 𝚐𝚛𝚒𝚙𝚙𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚜𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚕𝚎-𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚎𝚛 𝙲𝚊𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚒𝚐𝚗, 𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚍𝚊𝚛𝚔 𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 𝚐𝚕𝚘𝚋𝚊𝚕 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚜𝚙𝚒𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚢 𝚊𝚕𝚘𝚗𝚐𝚜𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝚒𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚒𝚌 𝚌𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚜 𝚆𝚘𝚘𝚍𝚜, 𝙼𝚊𝚜𝚘𝚗, 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝙷𝚞𝚍𝚜𝚘𝚗, 𝚊𝚜 𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚗𝚎𝚠 𝚌𝚊𝚜𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝚘𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚜𝚝𝚘𝚙 𝚊 𝚙𝚕𝚘𝚝 𝚍𝚎𝚌𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚜 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚖𝚊𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐.
𝙱𝚎𝚢𝚘𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙲𝚊𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚒𝚐𝚗, 𝙱𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝙾𝚙𝚜 𝙲𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚆𝚊𝚛 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚍𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚗𝚎𝚡𝚝 𝚐𝚎𝚗𝚎𝚛𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚘𝚏 𝙼𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚒𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚎𝚛 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚉𝚘𝚖𝚋𝚒𝚎𝚜 𝚎𝚡𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚜, 𝚋𝚎𝚐𝚒𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚆𝚘𝚛𝚕𝚍𝚠𝚒𝚍𝚎 𝙼𝚞𝚕𝚝𝚒𝚙𝚕𝚊𝚢𝚎𝚛 𝚁𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚊𝚕 𝚘𝚗 𝚂𝚎𝚙𝚝𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟿.
𝙲𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚘𝚏 𝙳𝚞𝚝𝚢: 𝙱𝚕𝚊𝚌𝚔 𝙾𝚙𝚜 𝙲𝚘𝚕𝚍 𝚆𝚊𝚛 𝚊𝚛𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚗 𝙽𝚘𝚟𝚎𝚖𝚋𝚎𝚛 𝟷𝟹, 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟶.The official description of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Since it is a direct sequel expect to see all the familiar faces Black Ops 1 had with Frank Woods’ grizzly screaming front and center. Hell you can preorder the game now and use him as an operator in Warzone. Speaking of which….
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition — PS4: The standard edition of the game on PS4.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition — PS5: The standard edition of the game on PS5.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Edition: Includes a copy of the game on PS4 and a PS5 copy.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition: Includes a copy of the game on PS4, a PS5 copy, the Land, Sea, and Air Pack which consists of three Operator Skins, three Vehicle Skins, and three Weapon Blueprint and finally a Battle Pass Bundle with 1 Season Battle Pass and 20 Tier Skips.
Shout out to Android Central for the descriptions since the video got taken down.
There’s a bunch of fancy differences between the editions, and the Cross-Gen bundle pretty much confirms Activision won’t do free upgrades to next gen consoles (big shocker there). All preorders grant access to the MP beta which is set to launch October 9th (according to sources).
Along with all this info, we got some pretty interesting details about the campaign with one of them being that you create your own character that you play as from start to finish. Besides that, there are multiple endings, a few missions that will involve trippy sequences, player choices in conversations, and more. Sounds ambitious, but not surprising since Treyarch usually are the ones who take chances in the campaign department.
Interestingly enough, this game will follow in Modern Warfare’s footsteps by allowing for cross-play, cross progression and similar battle pass system. Expect to see Warzone tagging along too since they can’t just forget the cash cow they created now can they? I’m interested to see how they do any events or cross overs between both games.
I’m a Treyarch dude. I see Treyarch, I get excited. I think the teenager in me still gets excited when I see a CoD trailer, and this one definitely got me hyped. Expect to get my full run down of the MP reveal when it takes place on September 9th.