'Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War' Reveal Recap: Release Date, Trailer & Beta

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has officially been revealed, following an event that left players sprinting to the Stadium to avoid a nuclear blast. Now that the dust has finally settled, here's a recap of everything you need to know about the game including its release date, a first look at its reveal trailer and details about its upcoming multiplayer beta.

The Essential Details

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'Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War' has been revealed for a November 13 release on PS4, Xbox One and PC. It features campaign, multiplayer, Zombies and Warzone offerings. PS5 and Xbox Series X this holiday. Treyarch/Raven Software/Activision
  • Release Date: November 13 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Next-gen version dates to be announced later.
  • Developed by Treyarch and Raven Software.
  • Campaign, multiplayer, Zombies and Warzone.
  • Cross-play, cross-progression and a Battle Pass.
  • No paid DLC.
  • Multiplayer reveal September 9.
  • Shared progression with Warzone, meaning Modern Warfare earned content will carry over to the new game.
  • The game runs on a new graphics engine.

Upgrades and next-gen

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There will be upgrade options for current-gen and next-gen systems if you want them. Treyarch/Raven Software/Activision
  • The standard next-gen version of Black Ops Cold War will cost $69.
  • Players can upgrade from current-gen to next-gen via the Cross-Gen Bundle (see below) or by paying $10, as long as you're staying in the same console family.

Campaign Details

  • Set in the early '80s and is a sequel to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops.
  • "Players encounter historic figures and learn hard truths as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Turkey, Vietnam, Soviet-era Moscow and more."
  • Woods, Hudson and Mason return to hunt down Perseus, an asset bent on global destabilization.
  • It's possible to create your own character.
  • There are multiple endings triggered by player choice.

Editions, Beta and Pre-Orders

If all these details sound good to you, it's time to consider a pre-order. Here's what we know so far about the game's three editions: Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle and Ultimate Edition.

All Digital Pre-Orders Include

  • Early Open Beta Access.
  • Frank Woods Operator in Modern Warfare and Warzone.
  • Beta dates are not known, but PS4 beta will start first.

Standard Edition ($59 current-gen, $69 next-gen)

  • Game.
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack.

Cross-Gen Bundle $69

  • Both current and next-gen games.
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack.

Ultimate Edition $89

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This pack is available to those who buy the Ultimate Edition. Treyarch/Raven Software/Activision
  • Both current and next-gen games.
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack.
  • Land, Sea and Air Pack: Three Operator Skins, Vehicle Skins and Weapon Blueprints.
  • Season 1 Battle Pass plus 20 tier skips.
  • 10 Tier skips in Modern Warfare (digital only).

That's all you need to know about Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War following today's reveal.

What do you think of Black Ops Cold War based on this trailer? Will you be pre-ordering any of the three editions? Tell us in the comments section!