Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is launching in November, but half of the fun of last year's Modern Warfare reboot came in the form of post-launch content.
New weapons, modes, and even the incredibly popular Warzone were patched in after the game had released, so what can we look forward to with Treyarch's title?
Black Ops Cold War DLC
Just as with Modern Warfare last year, Activision won't be offering a season pass for Black Ops: Cold War.
That should keep the community stronger by not dividing players between the "haves" and "have nots" like map packs used to.
Instead, we'll be getting another Battle Pass as an optional purchase.
From the game's official website: "Earn free content and unlock a whole new suite of items when you purchase Black Ops Cold War Battle Passes."
All new Black Ops Cold War functional content, such as base weapons and attachments, can be unlocked by playing both Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
The pass will again be intergrated across both the regular multiplayer and Warzone each season.
Fortunately, your cosmetics and items from Modern Warfare will carry over into the new version of Warzone.
The Battle Pass System will again include free tiers, which will include new weapons and other categories of items players can earn by playing the game.
Battle Passes will launch alongside themed post-launch live seasons which match the seasonal narrative.
The Battle Pass and Store will feature plenty of cosmetic content such as Operators, Weapons, Blueprints, Player Identity items, and more.
There will not be a Season Pass model. Post-launch Multiplayer maps and modes will be free and given to all players simultaneously on all platforms.
Maps, Modes and Weapons
As with Modern Warfare, new content will be free for all players.
We'd assume that weapons will be earned through the free battle pass (just as they are currently), with the premium pass allowing bonus cosmetics.
Expect new maps to drop regularly, too.
From the game's official website: "Massive calendar of free, post-launch content, including Multiplayer maps and modes."
PlayStation Exclusive Content
Activision and Sony are shacked up again, and that means if you're playing on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 you'll be getting some added goodies.
While these can often come in the form of cosmetic drops through PlayStation Plus, they're also more substantial.
Modern Warfare's entire "Survival" mode was exclusive to PS4 owners, for example.
What We Already Know
Land, Sea and Air Pack
This Ultimate Edition bonus offers a weapon blueprint, operator skin, and vehicle skin for three different themed packs.
Confrontation Weapons Pack
While we know that this pack will come with pre-orders of Black Ops: Cold War, Activision hasn't revealed what's in them... yet!
While some Twitter users have been noting various "Content Pack" downloads being added to their console when pre-ordering the game, these are unlikely to be anything to do with DLC as Modern Warfare had a similar situation last year and essentially used these downloads as install files to make up its mammoth file size.
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