Announcing Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War

Know your history – step back into the twisted world of Black Ops in the direct sequel to the iconic original game. Mark your calendars starting November 13th, 2020*.

Announcing Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War

Know your history – step back into the twisted world of Black Ops in the direct sequel to the iconic original game. Mark your calendars starting November 13th, 2020*.

Return to one of the most thrilling and unforgettable video game series of all time in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Set in the early ‘80s at the height of the Cold War, this is the direct sequel to Call of Duty®: Black Ops, the original phenomenon that started it all.

Developed by Treyarch and Raven Software, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is scheduled for worldwide release Friday, November 13, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Black Ops Cold War is also scheduled for release on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, when those consoles are available to players. 

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.

A Truly Connected Experience

As a new generation of consoles arrive later this year, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will have fans covered no matter where they play.  The title supports cross-platform and cross-generation play, so you can play with your friends regardless of whether they’re on current or next generation platforms. Plus, when you’re ready to move to PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X you can take your profile, progression and stats with you.  

Black Ops Cold War also features:

· Cross-play and cross-generation support: The entire community across PlayStation (PS4, PS5), Xbox (Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox Series X) and PC ( can party up and play together.

· Massive calendar of free, post-launch content, including Multiplayer maps and modes. 

· Battle Pass system to unlock post-launch content with unified progression across both Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone. Unlock items like base weapons, customization items and more simply by playing the game.

Today is only the beginning. In the weeks ahead, Treyarch will reveal to the world an all-new Multiplayer experience in Black Ops Cold War and the next, new chapter of Call of Duty Zombies.  November 13 can’t come soon enough!

Available now, the free-to-play blockbuster battle royale experience, Warzone will share content with Black Ops Cold WarBlack Ops Cold War includes shared progression features with Warzone, adding inventory items that can be used in both titles. Plus, Warzone players will still have access to Modern Warfare® content they earned previously, like Operators and weapon blueprints. More information on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will be announced at a later date.

Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War is published by Activision and developed by Treyarch and Raven Software with additional development by High Moon Studios, Beenox, Activision Shanghai, and Sledgehammer Games.  The title is available for pre-purchase and pre-order now. Check your local retailers or platforms for the latest information.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War delivers multiple options for players to choose from, including the Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle Edition or Ultimate Edition. 

Stay Connected to Additional Intel

Be sure to check back here at the Activision Games Blog in the coming days and weeks for the latest information. Also players can visit Treyarch’s Blog for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War announcements and content. Follow @CallofDuty and @Treyarch on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for additional information. 

Pre-orders at participating retailers are available now, or at


*Next generation console availability to be announced at a later date


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