Activision has finally unveiled Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer mode last night and has confirmed that an open beta will be happening beginning October 8, 2020.
PlayStation 4 pre-order players will be the first to get the beta on October 8 and will be followed by the general PS4 players on October 10. The general access for the game will be on October 17, 2020.
Probably the most compelling improvement in Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer mode is the lack of Specialists which were a key feature in the previous Black Ops games. Scorestreaks and Wildcards will be a new feature in the game as well as Field Upgrades such as the Jammer and Field Mic which can be equipped by players in their loadout.
Players can also expect familiar modes such as Search and Destroy, Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, and Domination. There will also be new exciting modes including VIP Escort, Combined Arms, and Fireteam which provides large scale 12v12 and 40-man battles. The multiplayer mode will also introduce new maps such as the Armada, Crossroads, Miami, Moscow, and Satellite.
The developers also confirmed that Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War will share its content with Warzone, just as Modern Warfare is currently doing. Black Ops Cold War’s shared progression with Warzone allows players to use items in both games. In addition, Warzone players will still have the ability to access all Modern Warfare content they have previously earned such as weapon blueprints and Operators.
The developers said more information will be unveiled about Black Op’s integration with Warzone in a future event. Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War has been considered as a direct sequel to the classic Black Ops game and will be released on the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and all next-gen consoles on November 13, 2020.
◾ In-depth Gunsmith stats
◾ Traditional mini-map returns
◾ Faster TTK than BO4
◾ Ninja Perk is back
◾ Health bar UI can be toggled
◾ Edit loadouts mid-match
◾ Unlimited sprint
◾ Auto health regen
◾ More progression system details to come
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— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) September 9, 2020
Pre-orders for Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War are now live. Players who avail the pre-orders will have early access to the open beta and Sgt. Woods operator bundle which can be used for both Modern Warfare and Warzone.