Rise Nation overcame Red Reserve in convincing fashion in the first round of the CWL Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs.
A rematch of the CWL Anaheim grand finals was set to be the most explosive match of day one, but early on Rise Nation showed weren’t interested in putting on a spectacle, preferring to demonstrate that their victory in that grand final was no fluke.
Valkyrie Hardpoint kicked off the series, with the two teams trading blows early, but it was Rise Nation that took control down the stretch to draw first blood with a 250-190 win. London Docks Search and Destroy was even more convincing, a 6-3 win for Rise leaving Red Reserve looking for a reverse sweep.
Red Reserve finally got off to a strong start on Ardennes Forest CTF, taking a 2-0 lead, but Rise Nation were able to strike back with two of their own. A last-second flag race almost sealed the deal for Rise, but Red were able to clutch up and force overtime.
Here, Red’s Joseph ‘Joee’ Pinnington came through with a massive play, flanking to pull the flag early and winning a crucial fight to escape, running it home for an incredible fast capture time that Red defended in the final round to take the game 3-2.
Unfortunately for Red, that was the only ground that Rise would concede in this match, coming back with a vengeance on Gibraltar Hardpoint, a crushing 250-98 to close the series out 3-1.
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.