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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: Black Ops Cold War' Free to Play On PC Until Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 3, 2021 @ 8:47 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.

With the Numbers Program wreaking havoc in the field, we’re putting out a call to all Operators. We need new Requiem agents, too, if we’re going to stand a chance containing the expanding Outbreak Zones. Mission critical: we need all the help we can get.

Join the fight when Free Access goes live from Thursday, September 2 at 10 AM PT through Tuesday, September 7 at 10 AM PT. Warzone players will find all their Black Ops Cold War weapons and global-level progress intact within the trial, and any progress earned during the trial will carry over to Warzone.

Recruit your friends and squad up! Whether you’re itching for Multiplayer, Zombies, or both, we’ve got you covered. During Free Access, download Black Ops Cold War on PC via Now onto the supported modes:


Season Five Moshpit, Double Agent, Nuketown 24/7, and more

Play how you want with nine supported Multiplayer modes. Compete on the recently added Echelon, Slums, and Drive-In maps in the Season Five Moshpit, or go old-school with Throwback Moshpit, featuring a selection of remastered Black Ops fan-favorites. Get chaotic in Nuketown 24/7 and Face Off 6v6, where engagements are constant and mayhem is guaranteed, or squad up for a collection of social game modes in Party Games. Test your skills against enemy duos for in-game rewards in Gunfight Tournaments, or run-and-gun in Team Deathmatch. Play them all and more for the full tactical experience.

Free Access players can also drop into the new Double Agent mode. Join the investigating team and search for clues to uncover hints about the Double Agents in your group, then wipe them out before they sabotage the mission. Or act as a Double Agent planting bombs and eliminating players who stray too far from the pack.


Free Access also includes the entire Outbreak experience in Zombies, the perfect mode to introduce your friends to the Dark Aether universe. Get in on all the new Season Five additions, too — travel to the new region, Collateral; blast your enemies to shreds in the Tank; get around quick with the Grapple Gun; and take on the sinister new Disciple enemy throughout the Ural Mountains and Algerian Desert. Form your squad of up to four, level up your Skill Tiers, gear up, and get out there.

Keep All Your Progress

If this is your first deployment to Black Ops Cold War, know that all the progress you earn during the Free Access period will be saved and carried over to the full game upon purchase. This applies to both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Upgrade and Get the Season Five Battle Pass free

Free Access players who upgrade to the full version of Black Ops Cold War during the trial will automatically receive the Season Five Battle Pass + Free Tier Skips as a thank-you for joining the fight.

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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