Introducing Arthur Kingsley: Task Force One’s Leader Arrives in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™ Through Call of Duty®: Vanguard Digital Pre-Order

Call of Duty®: Vanguard pre-order rewards deliver the ultimate value, with Arthur Kingsley arriving today in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™, the next evolution in the “Night Raid” Mastercraft and more, available with Vanguard pre-order.

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Introducing Arthur Kingsley: Task Force One’s Leader Arrives in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™ Through Call of Duty®: Vanguard Digital Pre-Order

Call of Duty®: Vanguard pre-order rewards deliver the ultimate value, with Arthur Kingsley arriving today in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™, the next evolution in the “Night Raid” Mastercraft and more, available with Vanguard pre-order.

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The incredible value of Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-order rewards just got more legendary.

Starting today, those who digitally pre-order any edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard, or who have already pre-ordered the game already, will be able to play as Arthur Kingsley in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.*

It’s one of two rewards you get immediately for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone from pre-ordering Vanguard before its November 5th release, alongside the “Night Raid” Mastercraft submachine gun. And what you receive for pre-ordering Vanguard does not stop there: 

Early pre-load of the game – perfect for ensuring you’re prepared for the game’s November 5th launch – for those who digitally pre-order the game.

All digital version pre-orders include the Frontline Weapons Pack, which includes one seven-attachment and one eight-attachment SMG Weapon Blueprint for Vanguard.

Double Weapon XP Pack within the Digital Cross-Gen Bundle.

Double XP, the Task Force One Pack, Frontline Weapon Pack, and a Battle Pass bundle including 20 tier skips that all come with the Ultimate Edition. 

Vanguard’s legendary pre-order rewards are fit for a fight on all fronts, and you can explore all of the pre-order options here.

As for what you can get immediately in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, Sergeant Kingsley of the British Army’s 9th Parachute Battalion is here, and he is the definition of a natural born hero.

This is who you can lead the squad with during your next battle royale, Multiplayer, or Zombies experience right now: 

Meet the King, Arthur Kinglsey

Full Name: Arthur Kingsley

Date of Birth: 02/16/1916

Nationality: British

Birthplace: Cameroon

Faction: NATO

Blood Type: O+

First Language: Duala

Service: SOTF (Special Ops Task Force) 001, SOE (Special Operations Executive)

Timeline:

1932 – Attends Cambridge University in England at the behest of his father.

1936 – Graduates from Cambridge and joins the British Army.

1939 – Deployed to France as part of the BEF when Britain declared war on Germany after the invasion of Poland.

1940 – Survives the Battle of Dunkirk and makes it back to England.

1944 – Participates in Operation Tonga as a Paratrooper Sergeant

1945 – Leads a special operations team known as Vanguard to a Nazi submarine base in search of intel regarding the plans of Nazi high command after the inevitable fall of Berlin.

Biography and Peer Assessment:

Arthur Kingsley was born to a noble family in the Douala region of Cameroon. He was educated in England and studied international affairs at Cambridge University. Arthur’s multicultural upbringing and education taught him what was at stake when the Nazis rose to power. He joined the British military to fight for himself and his homeland, eventually rising through the ranks to become a Sergeant. Arthur is determined to stop the looming threat of the Nazis and halt the spread of their poisonous ideology. 

How to Unlock Arthur Kingsley

Similar to Frank Woods in Modern Warfare® and Warzone, this Arthur Kingsley Operator is playable Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, and is unlocked by pre-ordering Vanguard. He differs from the Vanguard version of Arthur Kingsley, who will be available in the game on November 5th and will be in Warzone at a later date.

In short, pre-ordering Call of Duty: Vanguard not only allows you to try out Arthur Kingsley in Warzone before his “official” Operator is available, but also gives you access to play as him in Black Ops Cold War.

Kingsley will be unlocked after digitally pre-ordering the game and can be found under the NATO section of the Black Ops Cold War Operator screen or in Warzone. He will be available at the time of this article’s publishing date – Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. PT  – to anyone who pre-ordered the game digitally, including anyone that pre-orders the game now up until the release of Vanguard.

Those that already pre-ordered digitally should not have any additional steps; contact Activision Support for any questions or issues.

Additional Pre-Order Rewards – Night Raid Mastercraft Reaches Second Evolution Today

In addition to the Arthur Kingsley Operator in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, all digital pre-orders come with the Ultra-rarity “Night Raid” Mastercraft SMG.

This warplane-inspired Weapon Blueprint comes pre-equipped with a 55 Round Drum for increased magazine capacity, 14.9" Rifled Barrel for damage range, Muzzle Brake 7.62 for vertical recoil control, a Spetsnaz Stock for improved shooting and aim walking movement speeds, and a unique Quickdot LED Optic. 

Those who already pre-ordered the game saw the first stage of this evolving weapon – as Vanguard readies for launch, so too does this weapon through its changing visuals. As of this update, the “Night Raid” will see its jet engines begin to fire and an air slipstream rush across the weapon’s body.

This means its default stage is no longer visible, nor will the weapon revert to prior evolution states, and the next phase of its ignition will launch in October.

October will also see the inclusion of one more pre-order bonus – whatever may lurk in the shadows as Halloween approaches, stay connected to all our official channels for intel on this treat as a thanks to those who pre-order Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Be Ready to Rise: Additional Intel is Incoming

Ensure you have the latest official information about Call of Duty: Vanguard by checking the Call of Duty Blog in the coming days and weeks. In addition, be sure to visit the Sledgehammer Games Blog for additional announcements and content.

Pre-orders at participating retailers are available now. You can also go to CallofDuty.com and select your preferred edition*.

 

Rise on Every Front.

*Offer content and availability may vary by region and is subject to change. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War/Call of Duty: Warzone on pre-order platform required to redeem offer. Sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by November 5th, 2022.

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