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Black Ops Cold War release date and description potentially leaked

Published: 25/Aug/2020 10:54

by Matt Porter


Dataminers have allegedly leaked the release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, along with the official description of the game from the Modern Warfare files. 

With Modern Warfare’s run drawing quickly to an end, Call of Duty fans have turned their attention to the next addition in the legendary FPS franchise, with Black Ops Cold War scheduled to drop later in the year.

Players spent days following clues and hints that eventually lead to the official reveal trailer, and following the release of the Modern Warfare Season 5 Reloaded patch on August 25, leakers sifting through the new files have apparently found a release date for Black Ops Cold War and the official description of the game.

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Black Ops Cold War teasers were appearing in Warzone.

According to leaker ‘BKTOOR_’ on Twitter, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be hitting shelves on Friday, November 13, which matches previous release windows for other titles in the franchise, while CoD games always release on Fridays.

Along with that, leakers also discovered the official description for the game inside the Modern Warfare files, which confirms that Cold War is a direct sequel to the original Black Ops title. You can read the full description 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 plot decades in the making.”

Players are eagerly awaiting their first look at Black Ops Cold War, with the game’s reveal set to go live in Warzone on Wednesday, August 26, while their will also be a world premiere new look at the latest Black Ops title on the opening night of Gamescom 2020 on August 27.

Of course, all the information in this article are leaks so it should be taken with a pinch of salt, but it seems we finally have a date we can mark on our calendars for the release of Black Ops Cold War.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton


The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.