Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Set to Release on November 13th According to new Leaks

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Set to Release on November 13th According to new Leaks

New information has been datamined through the new Season 5 update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone; revealing the release date, the official description and different versions of Black Ops Cold War.

Release Dates

According to new datamined information, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's release date will be Friday, November 13. Along with this, it seems the Multiplayer reveal date will be September 9th. This means we'll likely see a Multiplayer beta in late September or early October if these dates are correct.

Special Editions

There have been 3 editions of Black Ops Cold War found, these include the Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle and Ultimate Edition. All editions come with access to the beta with a pre-order and access to the Frank Woods bundle in Modern Warfare. The Cross-Gen Edition will contain both the current gen (Xbox One/PS4) and next gen (Xbox Series X/PS5) version of the game. This suggests that Activision will not be providing free upgrades and will instead require you to purchase this edition of the game.

The Ultimate Edition includes:

  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War game
  • Note: console versions include current-gen version and next-gen version when it launches
  • Land, Sea and Air Pack
    • 3 Operator Skins
    • 3 Vehicle Skins
    • 3 Weapon Blueprints
  • Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips)
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack
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Pre-order and receive:

  • Early access to the Open Beta
  • Iconic Operator Frank Woods and an assault rifle Weapon Blueprint for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and Call of Duty®: Warzone™
  • 10 Tier Skips for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® and Call of Duty®: Warzone™

Artwork for each different edition was also found in the game files.

Official Description

The datamined files have revealed the official description for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The description indicates that BOCW will be a “direct sequel” to Black Ops 1. The official description can be read below:

The iconic Black Ops series is back with Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War – the direct sequel to the original and fan-favorite Call of Duty®: Black Ops.
Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters and more.

As elite operatives, you will follow the trail of a shadowy figure named Perseus who is on a mission to destabilize the global balance of power and change the course of history. Descend into the dark center of this global conspiracy alongside iconic characters Woods, Mason and Hudson and a new cast of operatives attempting to stop a plot decades in the making.

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Beyond the Campaign, players will bring a Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment into the next generation of Multiplayer and Zombies experiences.

Welcome to the brink. Welcome to Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War.

The worldwide reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will take place tomorrow August 26 at 1:30PM ET in Warzone. It seems that players will be required to complete a challenge in order to unlock the reveal trailer. So make sure you’re ready to drop into Verdansk tomorrow.

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Charlie "MiniTates" Cater has been an esports writer since May 2020, specialising in Call of Duty. He is also a University Student studying esports.