When Will Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War Release on PS5 and Xbox Series X?

Wondering you can play Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X? Here's what we know.

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War
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Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War will be here in time for Christmas! Activision has confirmed that the game will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Nov. 13. The new shooter will also release on next-gen consoles, but fans hoping to jump straight into the upgraded version may have to wait a while after launch.

At the moment, we don’t know when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version of the game will launch beyond later this year. Activision confirmed in a press release that the next-gen versions will hit in Holiday 2020, “depending on when consoles are available to consumers.”

While the game will be available on next-gen consoles, Call of Duty fans will have to buy the Cross-Gen Bundle on PS4 or XBO to upgrade to the PS5 and XSX versions when they launch. That bundle will cost $70, making Cold War the latest cross-gen game to not allow players to upgrade to next-gen for free.

The game, which is being developed by Treyarch and Raven Software, will feature a single-player campaign, a multiplayer mode, and a co-op Zombies mode.

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Cold War continues the story of the very first Black Ops game, which saw US operatives deal with a Russian threat in the days leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The new game, which is set in the 1980s, will have to reckon with the tail end of the Cold War.

“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,” reads the campaign’s official description.

The game’s multiplayer offering promises to allow players to “engage in deniable operations as an elite operative using state of the art tools of the tradecraft across a variety of experiences from small skirmishes to all-out, vehicle-fueled warfare.” Activision will unveil more about the game’s multiplayer on Sept. 9.

Cold War will allow players to bring all of their progress and items from the Modern Warfare version of the Warzone battle royale mode to the Cold War version of Warzone. Players will be able to continue playing Warzone through Modern Warfare when the new game launches.

“Uncover dark Cold War experiments that unleash a new Zombie threat to take on in frightening and intense co-operative gameplay with friends,” Activision said of the undead component of the new game. More details regarding Zombies are coming at a later date.

More Call of Duty news as we learn it.

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