The London Call of Duty franchise has made history as the first team to announce a roster acquisition.
In a September 17 announcement, London revealed that British-born Bradley ‘Wuskin’ Marshall would be joining the team.
The 22-year-old is formerly part of Team Reciprocity and finished tied for 5-6 in the CWL Championship in August. He was released from his team back in August when Reciprocity announced they would not participate in COD franchising.
Welcome Bradley "Wuskin" Marshall as our first @LondonCOD player, pending league approval. @wuskinz is one of the best Assault Rifle players on the scene. We hope Bradley's hardworking and individual skill will help put the team on the place where we expect to be. More tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/MqIRrrd4wM
He has competed in multiple Call of Duty games including Black Ops 3 and 4, Infinite Warfare and World War 2.
Wuskin is known as one of the best assault rifle players in the game today with phenomenal individual skill. He was a 2018 CWL Pro League All-Star and should make for a solid foundation for London to build around.
The roster move is still pending league approval, but it’s unlikely to be overruled. This is common in Activision Blizzard esports, as many teams have announced roster moves pending League approval in the OWL.
Happy to finish up rostermania, I’ve signed with @LondonCOD for the Call Of Duty esports in 2020, pending league approval! Now it’s time to sit back and watch the chaos unfold, follow @LondonCOD it’s now my official home!
The European region, particularly the UK, has been represented well in CoD esports over the past few years. The London team is being managed by a legendary member of the British esports scene, Michael “ODEE” O’Dell, formerly of Team Dignitas.
Most teams are waiting to announce roster moves, but have begun to announce staffing such as general managers.
Black Ops Cold War is almost upon us and if you’re struggling to keep on top of the many different versions, early in-game bonuses, and even cross-gen features, we’ve got you covered.
Treyarch’s next mainline entry in the Call of Duty series is fast approaching. After a record-shattering Alpha, followed by an equally impressive Beta, it’s clear that we’re in store for one of the biggest releases in franchise history.
More players are eager to drop into the action than ever before, but preordering can be a bit confusing. There are multiple unique versions of the game that span across five platforms. For veterans and newcomers alike, it can be easy to lose track of what’s included with each edition.
If you’re wondering which to preorder, we’ve got you covered. Below is a complete rundown of every version of Black Ops Cold War.
When does Black Ops Cold War release?
Treyarch’s next big release is launching on Friday, November 13, 2020. Black Ops Cold War will be available across more platforms than many previous releases. Current-gen players can hop in on day one across the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Meanwhile, those with next-gen consoles from day one can access the game on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X + S. Of course, PC gamers will also be getting in on the fun as well.
Regardless of where you’re playing or where your friends are playing, everyone can still team up. Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will feature cross-platform and cross-generation play for all multiplayer modes as well as Zombies.
Digital Black Ops Cold War editions
It can be easy to lose track of what content and which features are included with the many different versions of Black Ops Cold War. Some come with weapon Blueprints while others come with the ability to play across multiple platforms.
To keep things simple, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are three main versions of the game. If you’re playing on PC, it couldn’t be simpler. Though if you’re a console gamer, things get a bit muddled due to the new generation of hardware.
Below is a full table of what you need to know. From preorder bonuses to the exact features and content provided with each version, use this as a guide before putting your money down.
PlayStation Digital Preorders
PS4 version of the game
PS5 version of the game
PS4 version playable through backwards compatibility
Woods Operator Pack (available now in Warzone and Modern Warfare)
If you prefer to snag a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War, there are some unique details to keep in mind. With many digital versions of the game, cross-platform functionality is built-in. If you opt for a disc, however, an extra cost is associated with unlocking this cross-gen feature.
For example, if you buy a physical copy for the PS4 but want to play on PS5 in 2021, you’ll have to pay $10. It gets even more complicated if you purchase a physical copy for next-gen and want to revert back for whatever reason.
Below is a complete list of details to be wary of before buying a physical copy of Black Ops Cold War.
PS4 Standard Physical edition can upgrade to PS5 for $10.
PS5 Standard Physical edition only comes with the PS5 version.
Xbox One Physical Standard edition cannot upgrade to Xbox Series X
Xbox Series X Standard Physical edition includes Xbox One copy
Black Ops Cold War has three unique versions across five different platforms.
So there you have it, everything there is to know about the various editions of Black Ops Cold War. Options are almost always a good thing and there’s plenty to choose from to fit your ideal CoD experience.