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assault, blood-splatter, decapitation, dismemberment, drug, gore, horror and kill.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Series) Review
Posted: 9 months ago, last updated 12 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.
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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 create, 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 create, 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.
PEGI 18 for bad language, violence. Cut scenes include depictions of strong violence, including a sequence in which a foreign intelligence operative is restrained and subjected to questioning. When he refuses to answer he is shot in his head. In multiplayer mode there are occasions when the use of explosive devices, such as a missile or an explosive vest, results in a human character being blown apart. The use of zombies mode results in sight of decapitations, dismemberment and blood. There is use of strong language (‘*!@?*').
ESRB MATURE 17+ with blood and gore, drug reference, intense violence, strong language, and suggestive themes. Players use pistols, machine guns, assault rifles, and explosives to kill hostile forces in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, blood-splatter effects, and cries of pain. In addition to ranged combat, players have the ability to stab or pistol-whip enemies close-up, or use them as human shields. Some weapons cause characters to explode into bloody chunks of flesh. A zombie mode also depicts decapitation and dismemberment, as players use bladed weapons and guns to kill hordes of undead soldiers/creatures. In one setting, flyers with the words "peep show" and "XXX" can be seen alongside pictures of women in lingerie; a red-light-district storefront is depicted with a neon sign that reads "XXX." During one mission, players infiltrate a drug cartel—drug packages and piles of white powder can be seen in a warehouse. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.
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 details 41 accessibility features:
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