Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer goes cross-platform, cross-generation
The time to release of the latest edition of the Call of Duty franchise is getting short. Accordingly, it’s nearly time for multiplayer previews.
Treyarch and Raven are developing the new game, Black Ops Cold War, for Activision. It’s set in the 1980s during the height of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States.
There are four dates for the Black Ops Cold War multiplayer sessions:
- PS4 pre-orders only: October 8 and 9
- Open to all PS4 players: October 10 to 12
- Windows and Xbox pre-orders and PS4 players: October 15 and 16
- Open to players on all platforms: October 17 to 19
Activision will release Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on November 13 for PS4, Windows, and Xbox One. In addition, versions for Xbox Series S/X and PS5 are coming.
A direct sequel
To clarify, the new game is the third in the COD: Black Ops series. It is, however, a direct sequel to the first game, 2010’s Call of Duty: Black Ops. Here’s what Activision has to say:
Taking place after the events of the original story, Black Ops Cold War reunites players with legendary operatives Alex Mason, Frank Woods, and Jason Hudson as they’re pulled into a high-stakes conspiracy. Joined by a new cast of characters and faced with threats from the past, players will uncover a subversive plot with devastating global implications.
Campaign: Dark Conspiracies. Deniable Operations. Badass Weaponry.
It’s 1981 and a global threat is looming at the height of the Cold War. As the world rests on the brink of nuclear conflict, a newly-formed team of CIA operatives will engage in a series of deniable operations and covert spycraft to prevent an unimaginable disaster.
The single-player Campaign experience led by Raven Software arms players with an array of badass munitions, including fan-favorite classic firearms and prototypical weaponry from the Cold War era. The race is on to discover the truth and battle through mindbending twists and turns that only Black Ops can deliver.