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How to upgrade Black Ops Cold War from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S

Published: 14/Nov/2020 1:30 Updated: 16/Nov/2020 14:59

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War can be upgraded from the Xbox One to the Xbox Series X and S, but the process isn’t as smooth as it could be. Here’s a quick guide on how to do it.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is in full swing, and that means it’s available on the Xbox Series X and S in addition to the Xbox One. However, the next-gen consoles provide the optimal experience, with increased frame-rates, ray-tracing, and fast loading times. 

If you bought Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the Xbox One, you’ll be glad to know it can be used on the Xbox Series X and S as well. Keep in mind, though, that it has been marred with annoying crash issues.

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However, if you’re wondering whether it can be upgraded to the next-gen version, and how to do it, don’t get too excited. Unfortunately, Activision-Blizzard has made it harder than it needs to be.

Xbox Series X Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
Treyarch
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is bound to be a smash hit on the Xbox Series X.

How to upgrade from Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S

The bitter truth is that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War cannot be upgraded from Xbox One to Xbox Series X and S for free. It was a decision that went against the grain and sparked widespread criticism.

Sadly, that means you’ll have to fork out some cash if you want to upgrade to the next-gen version. To make matters worst, only the digital versions can be upgraded. Physical copies cannot be upgraded at all.

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If you still want to go ahead and do it, you’ll need to visit the Microsoft Store on your Xbox Series X or S console. Then, you’ll need to purchase the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Bundle and pay the 10 dollar price difference between that and the Standard Edition.

Xbox Series X Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
Treyarch
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War looks incredible on the Xbox Series X.

It’s a shame that Xbox Series X and S need to pay an extra fee if they want to upgrade from the older version. It’s a stark contrast to the dual-entitlement system used in other games.

But in the end, it might not seem like a big deal to those who are willing to pay for all the added benefits.

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