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Even free from all its beta troubles, Black Ops Cold War is competing with a once-in-a-decade phenomenon thumbnail VG247

Even free from all its beta troubles, Black Ops Cold War is competing with a once-in-a-decade phenomenon

Black Ops Cold War is fighting an uphill battle against a Call of Duty game that didn’t quite play by the same rules.The state of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta really should worry everyone, not just Activision. Even when it’s not stuttering or glitching, its weapon balance and movement mechanics are archaic. Its Netcode is serviceable at best, questionable at worst, and its presentation in everything from visuals, animation, sound design feels like a major step back.Some of these problems will be cleaned up by launch, no question. Even then, Black Ops Cold War could not…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta extended for an extra day

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 18 October 2020 14:35 GMT This weekend’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta will be extended by an extra 24 hours, Treyarch and Activision have confirmed.This weekend saw the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta go live across all platforms the game is set to launch on – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.During the beta, Activision sent emails out to players, urging them to solve a series of cryptic messages that sort-of tie into the game’s Cold War setting. 🚨OPEN BETA EXTENDED🚨 Thanks to the code-breaking efforts of our incredible community,…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer beta tips: new Scorestreak, longer TTK, Wild Cards and more

Welcome to what’s going to be a decidedly different Call of Duty experience than the one millions of us have been playing for a year. The Black Ops Cold War beta is here, and it’s where most players will form their first impressions with this year’s game.Some things operate on feel, and others, well, we can let you know of ahead of time to save you some of the trouble. In the few tips to follow, we’ll cover everything from moment-to-moment changes from Modern Warfare, to Black Ops Cold War’s new quirks. This may be a harder transition compared to…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War actually has an FOV slider on all platforms

PC players won’t be the only ones able to tweak their FOV in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is doing what the vast majority of shooters do not: offer an FOV slider on consoles. This is one of several changes made based on alpha feedback, and will be available in the game’s beta and beyond.An FOV slider, for those unfamiliar, allows the player to widen their peripheral vision. A wider FOV means you get to see more around the edges of the screen, but makes targets at a distance smaller, and the…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies features new ways to progress, classic Perks, and Cold War weapons

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will include a Zombies mode, which was detailed today by Treyarch.In the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War four-person co-op mode DNA: Zombies, players can expect a fresh, new narrative along with a new cast of characters.The mode includes new ways to progress, classic Perks, and Cold War weapons.Storywise, it takes place in the early ‘80s, but its “roots reach back even further into the past.”Here’s more:As part of Requiem, a CIA-backed international response team led by Grigori Weaver from the original Black Ops story, operatives explore a World War II bunker…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer revealed – here’s the details

The multiplayer reveal for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War took place today, and here are the details.As detailed through Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer reveal, the map design will be rooted in “the game’s realistic and historical setting,” putting you smack in the middle of ab early 1980s Cold War narrative.Multiplayer maps will take you to the Angolan desert, frozen lakes of Uzbekistan, the streets of South Beach Miami, and the North Atlantic waters and event to Moscow.Treyarch called this a small array of maps that will be available at launch.Here’s a quick rundown…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta dates confirmed

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 9 September 2020 18:42 GMT The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta will kick off early in October.On today’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer reveal stream, Treyarch confirmed that the game’s upcoming multiplayer beta will go live October 8, first on PS4.If that date sounds familiar, it’s because – like many other details – it was leaked just last week.The Black Ops Cold War beta setup should be familiar to Call of Duty fans. The first sessions are open only to players who pre-ordered the full game before they later let…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has ray tracing

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:51 GMT Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will feature ray tracing and you can see it in action n the latest trailer.Ray tracing for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was announced during Nvidia’s presentation today where it revealed the new 3000 series of graphics cards.The trailer was made exclusively for Nvidia, so it shows scenes not included in the previous trailers.Earlier this week, the beta date for the game leaked. It’s set to kick off on October 8 PS4 players, followed by other platforms at a later date.The game will…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War physical Xbox One version can’t be upgraded to Series X, unlike PS4 to PS5

Transitioning Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War from current to next-gen platforms may prove to be messy for one subset of players.Following last night’s big Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveal, Activision has clarified a few remaining details about how players will be able to upgrade from PS4 to PS5 and from Xbox One to Xbox Series X.There’s the $70 Next-Gen Bundle, of course, and the option to upgrade digital editions within the same console family. When it comes to moving forward a disc-based version of Black Ops Cold War, the option is available – but only…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War campaign features player choice, character creator

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War campaign trailer was revealed today, and more information on what to expect from it has surfaced. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will allow you to create your own character, and choices made during the campaign will have a direct effect on its ending.When creating your character, you will be able to choose from options such as skin tone, psychological profile, and gender. You can also leave them as classified, which will provide the character with gender-neutral pronouns, according to Eurogamer.Some options will do more than just affect your appearance, as…

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War features next-gen cross-play support, free MP maps, Zombies, more thumbnail VG247

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War features next-gen cross-play support, free MP maps, Zombies, more

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was revealed today, and you can check out the campaign trailer below.It was also announced today you can expect free multiplayer and Zombies post-launch content in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Revealed today after earlier leaks, the game was finally revealed within Warzone as a sequel to the first Black Ops title.The game takes place in 1981 and features a conspiracy story, where “deception and subterfuge” make up the single-player campaign, developed by Raven Software.You will encounter historic figures and learn “hard truths” as you battle through locales like East Berlin, Turkey, Vietnam, Soviet-era Moscow, and more.Your…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War now available for digital pre-order

There will be three editions available for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.The PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store and Battle.net have Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War up for pre-order.There’s of course the $59.99 standard edition, but there is also a Cross-Gen Bundle and an Ultimate Edition which will be made available.The Cross-Gen Bundle digital option will run you $69.99 and allows you to download the next-gen version at no extra cost when it launches. Pre-order any digital edition and receive Early access to the Open Beta, Operator Frank Woods, and an assault rifle Weapon Blueprint for immediate use…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War reveal to take place inside Warzone

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 26 August 2020 17:35 GMT Activision and Treyarch will reveal Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War today, and it looks to be happening inside Warzone. What we will see of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War in Warzone is unknown at present. It could be a live-event or a trailer. In case you aren’t around to watch, we will likely see something released after the initial reveal at 1:30pm ET, 6:30pm UK. Many streamers will be playing the game, but we’ve embedded the Twitch stream for NICKMERCS below. If you want to see it…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War trailer banned in China for Tiananmen Square footage

By Cian Maher, Monday, 24 August 2020 14:27 GMT A new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War trailer was released just prior to the weekend, but has since been banned in China due to its inclusion of footage from the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. The news comes from CBR, where a report on the trailer was recently published. As it turns out, there are actually two separate teaser trailers – one of which is less than half as long as the other.You can check out the original, lengthier trailer in the video embedded below. This is the one that…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leak reveals beta, the return of Frank Woods

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 24 August 2020 09:56 GMT A new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War leak gives us a few hints about some of what’s to come.A number of different pre-order bonuses for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War have leaked, offering some insight into what to expect. The details, shared by COD Tracker, are not accompanied with any images, just information.For starters, the details confirm the existence of a beta test ahead of release. This news isn’t surprising, but given how late in the year Black Ops Cold War is being unveiled compared…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War officially confirmed as this year’s game, reveal on August 26

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 20 August 2020 08:40 GMT A week of Easter egg hunts and an elaborate ARG have led us to the first official teaser for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Activision has officially, in an unusual way, confirmed the name of this year’s Call of Duty. As industry reports suggested earlier this year, and backed up by Doritos bags, this year’s game is titled Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Over the past few days, the company has been running a big ARG that involved sending Call of Duty YouTubers slide projectors, which would later point…

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Call of Duty 2020 teaser appears in Warzone

A teaser for Call of Duty 2020 – or Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War – recently appeared to a player in the middle of a Warzone match. Footage of the teaser was shared online by a Twitter user who goes by the handle NutterButterAF. Check it out below – the Call of Duty 2020 reference is towards the end of the video, so make sure to watch the whole thing (it’s pretty short). Cod 2020 teaser in warzone!!! Full clip!!!! @PrestigeIsKey @NICKMERCS @timthetatman @drdisrespect @InfinityWard @CallofDuty @charlieINTEL @Swagg #CallofDuty #CoD2020 #CallofDutyModernWarfare #Warzone @RavenSoftware @Treyarch pic.twitter.com/K36EMaNirH — NutterButterAF (@NutterButterAF)…