Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Pre-Loading, File Size Update, and Confrontation Weapon Pack Details

Prepare for Black Ops Cold War with this guide to pre-loading, as well as learn about the free bundle you’ll get when you pre-order the game: The Confrontation Weapons Pack.

by James Mattone on November 04, 2020

The launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is coming soon on November 13th, and if you haven’t pre-ordered it yet, now is the time to do so.

If you pre-ordered the game digitally, you can pre-load it to ensure it’s ready to go at launch.

Also, no matter what platform you pre-order on, you’ll get two free Weapon Blueprints available the second you start the game through the Confrontation Weapons Pack.

Here are the details for that pack, as well as when pre-loading is available over the next week:

Confrontation Weapon Pack

Along with the Woods Operator pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® and WarzoneTM, digital pre-orders will receive the Confrontation Weapons Pack in Black Ops Cold War.

Available immediately once Create-a-Class is unlocked, the Confrontation Weapons Pack includes two rifles stylized to show the cultural divide between East and West Cold War forces.

Representing the U.S.S.R. is the Iron Curtain, an Assault Rifle based on an iconic Soviet heavy-hitting weapon. The other Blueprint, the Western Front, is a three-round burst Tactical Rifle with plenty of patriotic flare. Both Blueprints will include five pre-configured attachments, allowing you to experiment with these attachments before they are unlocked organically on that specific weapon.

These two Blueprints can be found and equipped through the Create-a-Class section of the Loadouts menu.

Pre-Loading Details

Pre-loading will be available in the coming days before the game’s November 13th launch for all platforms, including next-generation consoles once they arrive.

Below is a breakdown of when pre-loading begins on all platforms:

PlayStation® 4: Pre-loading will be available on November 5th at 9 PM. PT.

Xbox One: Pre-loading will be available on November 5th at 9 PM. PT.

PC: Pre-loading will be available on November 10th at 10AM PT.

Next Generation Consoles: Pre-loading will be available on their respective launch dates (November 10th for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, November 12th for PlayStation 5).

If you purchased a digital version of the game, but it is not downloading during the pre-load period, visit your platform’s respective first-party store and follow the prompts to begin the download. Ensure your console is also updated to the latest firmware before attempting to pre-load the game.

On PC, Black Ops Cold War can be found under “Partner Games” in the Launcher.

File Size (at launch)*

In order to pre-load Black Ops Cold War, you must have the following free drive space on your platform:

PlayStation 4: 95GB

PlayStation 5: 133GB

Xbox One: 93GB

Xbox Series X|S: 136GB

Note: console players can choose to uninstall specific game mode packs, such as for Campaign or Zombies, in order to reduce the game’s overall file size. This content can be managed in-game through the “Account & Network” section of the Settings menu.

PC: 35 GB (Multiplayer Only) / 82GB (Full Game) / 125GB (Full Game on Ultra Graphics)

Note: PC players can also choose to install specific game mode packs, such as for Campaign and Zombies, in order to reduce the game's overall file size. Also note the updated PC file size numbers.

Stay Connected to Additional Intel

Be sure to check back here at the Activision Games Blog daily for the latest information on Black Ops Cold War. Also, be sure to visit Treyarch’s Blog for more Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War announcements and content.

Follow @CallofDuty and @Treyarch on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for additional information. 

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Additional storage space may be required for mandatory game updates.

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