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Report: Call of Duty 2020 still planned to launch this fall, not a Black Ops reboot – Update

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Update 2: Schreier has posted another tweet now saying the game might be part of the Black Ops world/connected to it, but not a reboot. He has also said that the name he has heard internally is “Call of Duty: Vietnam.”

Update: Jason Schreier has responded to a few more readers on Twitter providing just some additional context on the 2020 Call of Duty game.

Schreier says the 2020 game is ‘not a Black Ops reboot,’ despite some rumors from TGR and other sources saying it was.

He says in a follow-up tweet that he does believe the game is set in Cold War/Vietnam era, which lines up with what we’ve heard about the new game too.

Original Story:

Former Kotaku reporter (now on his way to Bloomberg News), Jason Schreier, posted an article today in the New York Times discussing the overall gaming industry and how there’s both a positive and negative aspect to the COVID-19 situation impacting the industry.

In the article, he noted that some developers are experiencing troubles adapting to the work from home lifestyle and finishing up major game launches. Many aspects of game development had to be re-done and re-thought for the remote work, including development testing. Some aspects are on hold all together like motion captures, voice recordings, and other aspects.

As part of the article, Schreier noted that this fall could still see the release major new games, including Call of Duty and EA Madden Titles.

Now on Twitter, he has stated that the 2020 Call of Duty game is currently still planned to launch this fall, but that could change as situations evolve over the coming months.

Schreier broke the story back in May 2019 that 2020 Call of Duty game plans shifted, with Activision putting Treyarch in charge with Sledgehammer and Raven supporting the game development.

Activision has still yet to even confirm this news, with the company opting to not mention the development studios during their February earnings call.

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When does Black Ops Cold War launch on next-gen?

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War arrives worldwide this November across platforms.

The title represents the first Call of Duty game to launch for the next-generation consoles. The newest entry is developed by Treyarch and Raven Software.

Some fans have been looking for clarification as to when Black Ops Cold War launches for each platform, so let’s breakdown the release dates for the different platforms.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will launch on November 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC worldwide.

PlayStation 5

Sony PlayStation has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will ‘launch alongside’ the new PS5. PlayStation and Activision are continuing their marketing partnership for Call of Duty with this title.

The PlayStation 5 launches in select countries on Thursday, November 12, and the rest of the world on November 19.

Black Ops Cold War will be available on Friday, November 13 on PS5 in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.

Black Ops Cold War will then be available on Thursday, November 19 on PS5 for the rest of the world.

Xbox Series X | S

Activision confirmed that Black Ops Cold War will release on the new Xbox consoles.

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch on Tuesday, November 10 in 36 countries.

Black Ops Cold War will release on Friday, November 13 on the Xbox Series X | S worldwide.

Game Editions

Here’s a breakdown of which edition you need to get for the different next-gen consoles.

PS5 Disc Edition or Xbox Series X

If you’re buying the PlayStation 5 with Disc Tray or Xbox Series X, here’s the different options available:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Current-Gen Digital Standard Edition ($59.99):
    • The Current-Gen Digital Standard Edition is playable on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. However, this is the current-gen version played via backwards compatibility and does not include next-gen features.
    • On PS5 and Xbox Series X, players will have the ability to upgrade for $10 to the next-gen version of the game.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Current-Gen Physical Standard Edition ($59.99):
    • The Physical Standard Edition for PS4 and Xbox One is playable on PS5 with Disc or Xbox Series X (within console family). However, this is current-gen version played via backwards compatibility and does not feature any next-gen upgrades.
    • On PlayStation 5, you can upgrade from the PS4 edition to PS5 edition for $10. Upgrades for Xbox are not available with the Xbox One Physical Standard Edition. PS5 players who buy the PS4 physical standard edition will be required to insert the PS4 game disc into the PS5 in order to play the game.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Digital Cross-Gen Edition ($69.99):
    • The Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Edition includes access to both the current-gen version of the game, alongside the upgraded next-gen version of the game as part of the bundle.
    • The Cross-Gen Edition is available as a digital purchase only on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X, Xbox One.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Next-Gen Physical Standard Edition ($69.99):
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for PS5 and Xbox Series X will also be available as a physical disc edition for those interested.
    • The PS5 Physical Standard Edition of the game only includes the PlayStation 5 version.
    • Xbox Series X Physical Standard Edition of the game will include a copy of the game for both the Xbox Series X and the Xbox One.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition ($89.99):
    • Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition includes access to both the current-gen version of the game, alongside the upgraded next-gen version of the game.
    • Ultimate Edition is available as a digital purchase only on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X, Xbox One.

PS5 Digital Edition or Xbox Series S

If you’re getting a disc-less console (PS5 Digital Edition or Xbox Series S), here’s the options different editions available:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Digital Standard Edition ($59.99):
    • The Digital Standard Edition can be played at no extra cost on PS5 and Xbox Series X. However, this is just the current-gen version played through backwards compatibility and does not feature any next-gen upgrades.
    • On both PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, players will have the ability to upgrade for $10 to the next-gen version of the game from their console store.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Digital Cross-Gen Edition ($69.99):
    • The Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Edition includes access to both the current-gen version of the game, alongside the upgraded next-gen version of the game as part of the bundle.
    • The Cross-Gen Edition is available as a digital purchase only on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition ($89.99):
    • The Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition includes access to both the current-gen version of the game, alongside the upgraded next-gen version of the game as part of the bundle.
    • The Ultimate Edition is available as a digital purchase only on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One.

Hopefully this guide helps you navigate the best edition and release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War as November approaches.

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Black Ops Cold War Zombies Reveal: How to Watch

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The world reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies is set for Wednesday, September 30 at 10AM PT.

As part of the continued PawnTakesPawn easter egg, content creators were sent through an entire hunt on the website to find new links, images, and audio clips.

On Monday, Sept. 28, the final link was found by the easter egg hunters, which was a URL labeled as /truthbomb.

The site tells fans to get ready for “10AM PT SEPTEMBER 30TH.” It also provides a link to Call of Duty Youtube’s channel at that time to see a new video.

The website also has teaser video for the upcoming Zombies reveal trailer.

Activision has confirmed that the reveal of the Zombies mode will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Call of Duty’s YouTube channel on social media.

The studio posted a tweet highlighting the cover art for the Zombies mode:

So far, there’s been a few teasers released since the game’s announcement about what the Zombies mode will be about. The end of the MP reveal trailer featured a short 10 second video of Zombies as well.

Zombies fans have been eagerly waiting for a full reveal, and it’s almost time to get a first look at what Treyarch’s team has been cooking up.

Tune in to the YouTube channel for the reveal trailer, and check back here for the latest news on the Zombies experience.

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Black Ops Cold War PS4 alpha most popular COD PS4 alpha or beta ever

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Activision has announced that the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PS4 Alpha was the most popular PS4 alpha or beta in Call of Duty history.

The announcement came in a tweet from the company, revealing that the PS4 alpha was the most downloaded.

The did not provide the number of downloads the Alpha had.

“Thanks to our players for making last week’s Black Ops Cold War Alpha the most downloaded PS4 alpha or beta in Call of Duty history.”

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PS4 Alpha was available for one weekend only, only on PS4 as part of Activision’s and PlayStation’s agreement.

Next up is the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta, which is set to begin on October 8.

Beta Schedule:

  • 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 updates on the Open Beta.

SOURCE: Call of Duty

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