This game is rated PEGI 18
Our review includes potentially triggering words:
Assault, Blood-splatter, Decapitation, Dismemberment, Drug, Gore, Horror and Sex.
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Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 6 months 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.
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-Platform: You can play Black Ops Cold War with people on other systems: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, PC.
You can play this game in the following styles:
Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated Mature Accompanied (MA 15+) for Strong Violence, also with Moderate Themes and Language as well as Mild Drug Use and Sex.
You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
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
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription 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.
You can choose to Toggle or Double-Tap for Crouching, Prone, Sprint, Walk behaviour. You can also select to use Toggle rather than Holds for weapon aiming and vehicle controls. You can select to automatically move forwards. You can't rebind the Escape key which is required during the tutorials.
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.
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