Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – Details On Zombies, Cross-Play, And Warzone

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – Details On Zombies, Cross-Play, And Warzone
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At long last, Activision finally announced, to the surprise of no one, that the long-rumored Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a real thing, and that it’ll be released on current-gen consoles on November 13.

So far, the story has been the focus of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War trailers, with the devs promising to reveal the game’s multiplayer details on September 9. But, there’s been a few small details that have come out regarding COD’s other modes, including Zombies and the popular Warzone.

The upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will have a Zombies mode that’ll receive more content post-launch. Unfortunately, though, that’s all we know about the mode for now, but we should have more details shortly before or following the game’s multiplayer reveal next month.

Modern Warfare’s Warzone will continue on after Black Ops Cold War is released, as Treyarch won’t make another free to play battle royale, or even attempt to expand upon their previous one: Blackout. Instead, they’ll add assets from the latest Call of Duty game into the already existing application, and those assets will likely be added when the game launches in November.

While speaking with Games Radar earlier this month, Infinity Ward’s design director, Geoff Smith, said that Warzone will be updated with the new games’ content after they release, although he didn’t clarify whether or not this will be an annual thing, or if it’ll be a one-time deal.

“Although Warzone is very closely tied to Modern Warfare, it was designed from the beginning as its own game,” said Infinity Ward’s design director. “As the game continues to be updated over time, it will evolve and become tied to other games in the Call of Duty universe.”

Cross-play will also continue with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, but given that the game will release shortly before Sony and Microsoft launch their next-gen consoles, the game will also have cross-gen support, which means that current-gen players will be able to play against next-gen players in online matches. So, for example, if you have a PlayStation 4, you can play against someone with a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.

Again, the big multiplayer reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be in just a few weeks on September 9, so we should get a ton of details regarding everything mentioned in this article. The game itself will release on current-gen consoles in November, with a next-gen release date TBA.