Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is just hours away from its worldwide release, and we want to make sure you’re fully prepared for the festivities. Below is an overview of everything you need to know about the launch in terms of preloads, editions and more.
When will Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War be released?
According to a recent tweet from Charlie INTEL’s Call of Duty experts, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is expected to be released in North America on November 13th at 12 noon EST. This means that those on the West Coast will be technically capable of playing as early as 9pm EST November 12th.
If you are playing on PlayStation or Xbox, the game will unlock at midnight local time worldwide, except in North America, where it will unlock at 21:00 PT (11/12) | 23:00 CT (11/12) | 12:00 ET (11/13).
– Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) November 11, 2020
On an international level, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be available at 12 noon local time on November 13.
What about the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War summons?
For those who wish to launch Black Ops Cold War as soon as their above release time arrives, it will be possible to preload the game and keep it ready to play as long as you have placed a pre-order. The pre-release versions are now live on all current and next-gen platforms, so here is what you need to know.
Go to the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War store page on PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store or Battle.net and you should be able to download the game.
Scroll to your game library on PS4 or PS5 and select Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The option to download the game should appear.
On Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should be visible in the “Ready to Install” section under “Games & Applications”.
On Battle.net, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War should appear in your game library under the “Activision” subtitle. Click on the game name and press the large button labeled “Install”.
Before you start preloading, you should be aware of the file sizes.
Xbox One: 93 GB
Xbox series X|S: 136 GB.
PC: 82 GB (without RTX) / 125 GB (with RTX)
For more information on prestressing, please refer to our special prestressing guide.
What editions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are available?
You may also want to know what editions of Black Ops Cold War are available before you make a purchase. Here is a brief overview of your options.
Digital pre-order bonus: Frank Woods Operator for Call of Duty: Warzone.
Standard Edition ($59 current generation, $69 next generation): Game plus Confrontation Weapons Pack.
Cross Genre Pack ($69): Game plus Confrontation Weapons Pack: Current and next-gen versions of the game plus the Confrontation Weapons Pack.
Ultimate Edition ($89): Current and next-gen versions of Black Ops Cold War plus the Confrontation Weapons Pack, Land, Sea and Air Pack, Season 1 Battle Pass with 20 tier skips and 10 tier skips for Modern Warfare.
This is all you need to know on your way to the worldwide release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC starting November 13th.
Are you excited to play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tonight? Which edition did you buy? Tell us in the comments section!