Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Cover ArtSource: Activision

What you need to know

  • Preorders for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are now live.
  • If you want the next-generation version of the game, you'll need to pay a little more.
  • The cross-gen edition is $70.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is now available for preorder on all platforms. There are three editions of the game: standard edition, cross-gen edition and ultimate edition. Any digital preorder grants access to Operator Frank Woods and an assault rifle Weapon Blueprint for use in Call of Duty: Warzone.

The standard edition just grants a copy of the game on PS4 or Xbox One, while the cross-gen edition is $70 and includes a next-gen copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. So, if you want to play the version that'll take advantage of your PS5 or Xbox Series X, then you'll need to pay a bit more. The cross-gen edition also includes the Confrontation Weapons Pack.

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The Ultimate Edition includes the cross-gen edition but also throws in the Land, Sea and Air Pack, three Operator Skins, three Vehicle Skins, three Weapon Blueprints and a Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips).

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is scheduled to release on November 13, 2020. The campaign is taking the form of a spy thriller that focuses on player choice.

Standard or cross-gen

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Cold War era

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes players to the 1980s with a thriller-esque campaign at the height of tension between superpowers. This is just the standard PS4 edition of the game, while the cross-gen version is $70 and includes the digital PS5 version of the game. The ultimate edition includes the cross-gen version and some extra digital goodies.

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PlayStation 5