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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Series) Review
Posted: A year ago, last updated 9 weeks ago.
The campaign continues the single player narrative focused story of the Black Ops universe. This time set in the early 1980s during the volatile geopolitical battle of the Cold War. The multiplayer brings Cold War area weapons and equipment to the original Black Ops multiplayer experience. The Zombies mode has players working together to solve puzzles and unlock Easter eggs all within a new Zombies universe.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will have cross-platform and cross-generation play, players will have their profile, progression, and statistics tied to their Activision account. This allows them to switch between platforms, if they choose to do so, without losing in-game progress.
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Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 40 players online. Console versions support 2 player split-screen for multiplayer game mode only. PC does not support any split screen.
Players can play only in a party of up to 6 players. The Fireteam mode supports 10 teams of four for up to 40 players. The Zombies mode supports up to 4 players.
Cross-Play: You can play Black Ops Cold War with people on other systems: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, PC.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: Cross-Gen Bundle
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: Standard Edition
Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: Ultimate Edition
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to subscribe, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to subscribe, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. Can buy cosmetic packs with COD Points (CP) which is bought with real money. There is a free Battle Pass that will reward up to 200 CP and cosmetic items. The Battle Pass has a premium level that cost 1000 CP with more cosmetic items and rewards up to 1300 CP.
Ultimate Edition includes Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, a Battle Pass Bundle (that can also be purchased separately), and a cosmetic theme pack, 'Land, Sea and Air Pack'.
If pre-ordered, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War offers the 'Woods Operator Pack in Modern Warfare and Warzone' cosmetic pack and 'Confrontation Weapons Pack' will be included for free.
There are extensive assistance for aim, as well as a range of difficulty options.
There are good audio queues about the location of enemies, by your team mates calling out whether they are on the left or right. This is in addition to the stereo audio that relates to where shots are coming from.
You can opt for subtitles and specify the size. However, the other fonts of mission planning and menus are smaller and can't be resized.
There is a good overview of these accessiblilty options in the DAGERSystem video from Kyle Abbate.
Our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Accessibility Report documents 38 accessibility features:
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