Leaks suggest that Cold War is “direct sequel” to Black Ops, set for November release

There's a load of information thanks to a Modern Warfare update.

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An official description of the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops: Cold War, has been leaked following an update to Modern Warfare.

Cold War is set to feature “iconic characters” Woods, Mason, and Hudson from the Black Ops series, according to information from data miners CODTracker and ModernWarzone. The release date is reportedly set for Nov. 13.

Cold War will also reportedly feature multiplayer and the classic Zombies mode. Free-to-play battle royale Warzone will also have a Zombie Royale mode, according to the leaks.

An Ultimate Edition of the game will reportedly be available, including additional bundles such as the Land, Sea, and Air Pack and Battle Pass Bundle. The Confrontation Weapons Pack serves as a pre-order bonus, giving players early access to the beta and opening up Frank Woods for usage in Modern Warfare and Warzone, according to the leaks.

The full description in the game files is as follows:

“The iconic Black Ops series is back with Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War – the direct sequel to the original and fan-favorite Call of Duty®: Black Ops. Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War’s volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player Campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters and more.

As elite operatives, you will follow the trail of a shadowy figure named Perseus who is on a mission to destabilize the global balance of power and change the course of history. Descend into the dark center of this global conspiracy alongside iconic characters Woods, Mason and Hudson and a new cast of operatives attempting to stop a plot decades in the making.

Beyond the Campaign, players will bring a Cold War arsenal of weapons and equipment into the next generation of Multiplayer and Zombies experiences.

Welcome to the brink. Welcome to Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War.”


The reveal of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War inside of Warzone is scheduled to take place at 12:30pm CT on Aug. 26.