Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Beenox Studios
Release Date: Nov. 13, 2020

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'Call of Duty: Warzone' (ALL) World Series Competitive Event Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on May 19, 2021 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT

A direct sequel to the original, fan-favorite Black Ops, and set in the early 1980s, Black Ops Cold War, drops players into the depth of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical universe in a gripping experience where nothing is as it seems.

In addition to the story campaign, Black Ops Cold War will bring an arsenal of Cold War weapons and equipment into the next generation of Black Ops Multiplayer combat, and an all-new co-operative gameplay experience with Zombies.

In pure Black Ops style, Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War fuses elements of 1980s pop culture through a mind-bending conspiracy story, where deception and subterfuge are the norm in the gripping single-player Campaign. In this sequel to the original Call Of Duty: Black Ops, players encounter historic figures and learn hard truths as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Turkey, Vietnam, Soviet-era Moscow, and more. As elite operatives, players attempt to stop a plot decades in the making as they follow the trail of a shadowy figure named Perseus, who is on a mission to destabilize the global balance of power and change the course of history. Beyond the Campaign, players will bring a wide selection of Cold War weapons and equipment into the next generation of Multiplayer combat and an all-new Zombies experience.

The title features cross-play support across current and next generation systems with cross progression across all modes. Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will also offer a Battle Pass system and deliver a steady stream of free post-launch content, including multiplayer maps and modes, Zombies experiences along with a robust schedule of in-game community events.

World Series of Warzone is a new program that will feature massive online events, prizing, and plenty of competition. 

Fans can expect some of the biggest Warzone stars, streamers, and community members to squad up to battle for massive prizes in a custom Warzone lobby competition.

The 2021 World Series of Warzone (WSOW) showcases four online Call of Duty: Warzone competitions with a $300,000 prize pool per event, the largest program prize pool of any previous Warzone tournaments to date. The semi-invitational program will be separate trios- and duos-based competitions for each of the North America and European regions.

The first competition starts with players based in North America for the World Series of Warzone: Trios NA. All 50 trio squads will compete in a custom lobby for six matches, accumulating points based on kills and overall placement of their squads. The performance of the 50 trio squads will determine their share of $200,000.

An additional $100,000 is up for grabs in the Captain’s Cup - a fun twist that will be led by some of the biggest names in Call of Duty esports.

Five captains will be selected based on their existing ties to the Call of Duty franchise to compete in the Captain’s Cup. Captains will be tasked with drafting a team of trio squads that have been formed prior to the draft. In turn, each captain will have pre-selected two players to form their trio squad. Then, each of the five captains will engage in a 9-round live draft via snake draft that is complete when there are five teams of 10 trios (or 30 total players per team). Each captain’s team will be scored based on the aggregate point total of its 10 trio squads. The performance of each of the five teams will determine their share of the Captain’s Cup prize pool, which features $20,000 to the winning captain and $1,000 for each member of the winning captain’s team.

The draft pool of trio squads will be assembled prior to the draft. Each trio will be formed by a trio squad leader prior to the draft and will include players invited by Activision to participate, representatives from Call of Duty League teams, and winners from official program qualifiers, including the squad that wins the World Series of Warzone Open Qualifier on the GameBattles platform (details below). Note that no more than two Call of Duty League pros can compete on a single trios squad.

Before participating in a WSOW event, all participants will need to pass an extensive and internal Activision security check to make sure their Activision accounts are in good standing. Participants found to have violated competitive integrity standards will be banned from all future Activision sponsored Warzone events and may be subject to further action.


Call of Duty World Series of Warzone: Trios NA

Details for the three remaining WSOW events will be announced at a later date.

Black Ops Cold War will also support and build on the hit, free-to-play experience Call Of Duty: Warzone. Black Ops Cold War includes shared progression features with Warzone, adding brand new inventory items that can be used in both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Warzone players will still have access to all of their Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare content, including Operators and Weapon Blueprints previously earned.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on

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