According to the game’s store listing, the direct sequel to the original Black Ops will take place in the 1980s with players crisscrossing the globe and fighting with late Cold War-era weapons. It also looks like multiplayer will feature vehicles, while zombies coop is also returning. Activision also announced that the game will support cross-play across current and next-gen platforms, as well as cross-progression for all game modes.

In addition to a $60 version, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will also be released as a $70 “cross-gen” bundle that lets players upgrade to the next-gen version of the game. That puts it line with other cross-gen games like NBA2K21 that will require players to pay to upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions rather than being able to unlock them for free. The next-gen version of the game is currently slated for “holiday 2020.”


Cold War will also have an early access beta for people who pre-order on PS4, followed by an open beta on all platforms, but the dates for when that will take place haven’t been revealed yet.