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Black Ops Cold War next-gen version features: new audio, ray-tracing & more

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Treyarch has provided first details on the next-generation support of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on their blog.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be a launch title for the PS5, when the console launches later this year.

The studio has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War support the new PS5 specific features including 3D audio and haptic feedback on the DualSense controller.

In addition, the game will support 120Hz on next-generation console (Xbox Series X, S, and PS5) and PC for reduced latency and more with ray-tracing.

The audio system is called the “Threat Priority Audio System”:

We’ve also incorporated a new Threat Priority audio system that dynamically assigns higher priorities to direct threats during a firefight, so you always hear what you need to be successful. Shots are louder and sound different when an enemy is firing toward you; directional footsteps help determine the proximity and position of your enemies above, below, and around; directional bullet cracks and bullet impacts let you know where the highest threats are located; and improved occlusion provides more detail about the direction and distance of events all around you. On top of all this, next-generation hardware supports awesome 3D audio features, like HRTF on the PlayStation®5.

In the heat of a Multiplayer shootout, these new audio systems more clearly communicate where the danger is coming from at all times. In a game where sound can sometimes mean all the difference between victory and defeat, players will have every bit of information they need to win based on their awareness, map knowledge, and talent.

On next-gen consoles, players can expect 120Hz support for reduced input latency and a smoother gameplay experience, and hardware-based raytracing will be possible on next-gen, along with DirectX raytracing on PC for more realistic lighting and shadow effects. And on the PlayStation 5, haptic feedback and HRTF 3D audio will provide the most tactile combat experience yet in a Black Ops game.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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New Black Ops Cold War Zombies teasers found

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Zombies fans, strap in…

The PawnTakesPawn site continues to provide some exciting updates as we work towards the reveal of the Black Ops Cold War Zombies reveal.

Earlier this week, content creators received a package that led them to new PawnTakesPawn URL sites, which continued to unlock more secrets each day of the week.

Now, on Friday, Sept. 25, the easter egg hunt has led to a new URL site that showcases three new images of Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode.

Here’s the new images of Zombies, found on this site:

The next step of the Zombies Teaser is set to continue on September 28 at 12PM ET, per the PawnTakesPawn.

Here’s the site to go for this, where two more codes will be needed to unlock the next step of secrets.

This is the second teaser for Black Ops Cold War Zombies. The first was a 10 second video shown at the end of the MP Reveal trailer back on September 9.

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Xfinity customers can get Black Ops Cold War Beta Codes

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Xfinity has announced a partnership with Activision to provide Black Ops Cold War Early Access Beta codes for subscribers.

Xfinity announced the news on their website this week. The company says customers who are subscribed to Xfinity can request a beta code to get access during the Beta Early Access Periods.

Through a collaboration with Activision, all Xfinity customers are being given early access to the Open Beta of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alongside those who have already pre-ordered the game; three days before its opened up for everyone.

Xfinity customers can visit xfinity.com/callofduty and register for a unique code.

If you’re looking for more specific details, Activision’s new FAQ has you covered.

Xfinity has partnered with Activision in the past to provide Beta codes for their customers, including for Call fo Duty: WWII and Call of Duty: Black ops Cold War.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Early Access Open Beta begins on October 8 on PS4. You can also get early access by pre-ordering a digital edition of Black Ops Cold War.

The full Beta Schedule is as follows:

  • Weekend 1 —  PlayStation 4 Exclusive 
    • Early Access Begins: October 8
    • Open Beta Begins: October 10
    • Weekend 1 Ends: October 12
  • Weekend 2 — Beta on PS4, Xbox One, and PC 
    • Early Access for Xbox & PC (PS4 Open Beta) Begins: October 15
    • Open Beta Begins: October 17
    • Open Beta Ends: October 19

Stay tuned for the latest news on Black Ops Cold War beta. More information to come as we get closer to the October 8 start date on PS4.

SOURCE: Xfinity

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Black Ops Cold War side missions features puzzle to unlock more content

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As announced back with the reveal of Black Ops Cold War, the campaign of the game features side missions, alongside the main campaign story that exists.

Players can unlock and get these side missions as they continue to progress and play through the campaign. The campaign has a lot of player choice compared to the past in Call of Duty, with players picking their characters and even setting up their story for the multi-ending story.

Now, speaking to the PlayStation Magazine, Raven’s Dan Vondrak says that these side missions have another level to them that allows for more depth.

Vondrak says that, based on 80s theme, there’s a puzzles that can be solved in each of the side missions that will let players unlock more of these side missions.

“I was like, dude, if this was an ’80s game, you would have to solve some kind of puzzle,” said Vondrak. “People thought I was crazy. [Now] you have to use the evidence to solve these puzzles and that’ll unlock a different part of the side mission, so even here we wanted to make a call back to the ’80s.”

Vondrak says that Black Ops Cold War’s campaign is ‘breaking out of the normal traditional Call of Duty structure.’

Some of the campaign missions will be left up to players to see the next objective they want to complete, unlocking new possibilities for gameplay.

“This culmination of ideas and experiences are crystallized and harnessed into Black Ops Cold War,” said Treyarch dev Miles Leslie. “So you’ve got some RPG and some action. […] We’re throwing in all the experience-ingredients into the pie and what comes out of the oven is Black Ops – Cold War, which hopefully is gonna be super-tasty.”

Stay tuned for more information on the Black Ops Cold War campaign as November 13 approaches.

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