If you’re looking to pick up Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PC, you can actually get a copy for free with NVIDIA’s brand new graphics cards — here’s how.
Chances are, if you play on PC or are planning on investing in one, you’ve likely been looking at the new range of NVIDIA graphics cards anyway, with the GeForce RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090 hitting shelves from September 2020.
Promising “groundbreaking AI acceleration, the lowest latency and best responsiveness” of any GPU, NVIDIA’s new product has already captured the attention of just about every PC gamer, and now they’re offering a free copy of the new Call of Duty title with any qualifying purchase of the GeForce RTX 30 series.
For a limited time, NVIDIA are offering a free digital code for Cold War with any purchase of a GeForce RTX 3080 or 3090, which cost $699 and $1499 respectively.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is a highly-anticipated GPU.
Once the card has been purchased and received, here’s what you’ve got to do to redeem your copy of Cold War:
Install your qualified graphics card.
Update or install the latest version of GeForce Experience (Version 3.18 or higher).
Open and log in (or register) to GeForce Experience.
Go to the Account drop-down menu in the top-right and select “REDEEM”.
Enter your bundle code from your qualifying bundle purchase.
Follow the remaining instructions on screen to sign in through or create your Battle.net account.
Select “REDEEM” to redeem Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to your Battle.net account.
Select “LAUNCH BATTLE.NET” to complete redemption and begin installation.
A free copy of Black Ops Cold War should help sweeten the deal if you’ve been eyeing up NVIDIA’s new GPUs.
What else is included, and how long is it valid?
As well as a brand new GPU and a free copy of Black Ops Cold War, you will also get the Woods Operator pack and Confrontation Weapons pack, featuring some extra cosmetics which can be used in Modern Warfare and Warzone.
If you want to qualify for the GeForce RTX Call of Duty bundle, you will need to make your purchase before December 10, 2020, after which the offer is no longer valid. It’s also worth noting that it could take up to 14 days for your Cold War code to get to you.
So, that’s it! Once you’ve made your purchase, you’ll have to be patient and wait for your code, but once it’s received, it won’t be long before you can get the game up and running — as long as it’s after the November 13 release date.
The Call of Duty League has combined Weeks 2 and 3 of Stage 1 into one massive Super Week of matches, and everything you need to watch and follow the event live can be found below.
ROKKR win their second in a row after ripping apart Surge.
Legion & Subliners get their first wins of 2021 with stunning sweeps.
Day 3 preview: Royal Ravens vs Empire; Thieves vs Surge; OpTic vs Ultra.
Due to the inclement weather in Texas and other parts of the United States causing power outages for a lot of pro players, the CDL opted to combine the Week 2 and 3 matches into Super Week.
Seven straight days of matches will see all 12 teams in action at least three times, and with the Stage 1 Major looming around the corner, this will be the final opportunity for teams to improve their seeding for the $500,000 tournament.
CDL Super Week: Stream
The CDL streams all of its matches exclusively on YouTube, which is where you can also find replays of matches that have already been completed.
CDL Super Week: Schedule
Super Week kicks off with a double-header on February 22 before six straight days of triple-headers between February 23-28.
Legion & Subliners sweep their way to first wins, ROKKR stay hot vs Surge
After going 0-2 in the Opening Weekend, Paris Legion finally got their first win of 2021 at Super Week, and what a win it was. Despite being underdogs to the Mutineers, Legion pulled off a shocking sweep that featured a rare Hardpoint ending on time.
Following Paris’ script, the New York Subliners also notched their first one in the win column after sweeping London Royal Ravens in perhaps the most dominant performance we’ve seen so far in 2021.
None of the three maps were close, especially the Control, which saw NYSL shred their opponents from start to finish and not give them even a chance at making any sort of comeback. With the loss, Royal Ravens now sit at 0-2 early on in the season.
Rounding off a trio of Day 2 sweeps was Minnesota ROKKR grabbing their second win in a row after taking apart Seattle Surge 3-0. The series was closer than the final scoreline would suggest as Surge did make solid comebacks in both the S&D and Control, only to fall just short in both.
Mutineers get first win of 2021, FaZe stay unbeaten
After losing their season-opener at CDL Opening Weekend, Florida Mutineers’ new-look lineup got their first win of 2021 with a 3-1 victory over LA Guerrillas, who now sit at 1-2. LAG won the first map in dominant fashion before the Mutineers ripped off three straight maps to secure the series.
The second match of the day was a battle of the unbeatens as Atlanta FaZe took on Toronto Ultra. The series started back-and-forth, and if it wasn’t for a clutch break at the end of the Raid Hardpoint, Atlanta may have found themselves down 0-2 early.
But things settled down after the second map as FaZe took games three and four quite comfortably to secure the 3-1 victory. The win now gives the boys in red a league-leading three wins, against just zero losses, while Ultra drop to 1-1.
Matches are best-of-five (HP, S&D, Control, HP, S&D)
CDL Super Week: Teams & Rosters
CDL roster spotlight: Minnesota ROKKR’s new-look lineup delivered an upset victory over Dallas Empire at Opening Weekend.
All 12 teams are participating in the Week 2 event, split into the two groups that were drawn at the start of Stage 1. All teams within the same group play each other once during the Stage, for a total of five matches.
Crimsix, Shotzzy, Huke, iLLeY
London Royal Ravens
Alexx, Dylan, Seany, Zer0
Los Angeles Thieves
Kenny, SlasheR, TJHaLy, Temp
Accuracy, Attach, Priestahh, MajorManiak
New York Subliners
Clayster, Asim, Diamondcon, Mack
Octane, Gunless, Prestinni, Loony
Simp, Cellium, aBeZy, Arcitys
Skyz, Owakening, Slacked, Neptune
Los Angeles Guerrillas
SiLLY, Assault, Apathy, Vivid
Scump, FormaL, Envoy, Dashy
AquA, Classic, Fire, Skrapz
Methodz, Bance, Cammy, CleanX
Make sure to check out our CDL 2021 Season hub for the latest standings, full schedule of all events, a breakdown of the season format, and more.