Black Ops Cold War is the next Call of Duty title to coincide with Warzone.
It was confirmed that Warzone will evolve and connect the Call of Duty universe for years to come.
While details are still unclear how it will work and what that transition may look like, we can certainly hazard some guesses thanks to the information and leaks that are already out there.
Here's what we know about Black Ops Cold Warzone.
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- Latest News
- Release Date
- New Map
- Seasons & Battle Pass
Rebirth Map Updated? - 18th November
Is Alcatraz returning as the Gulag for Black Ops Cold War's version of Warzone?
The Rebirth island update has been added to the MW files and here's a sneak peek of what it looks like.
Read all about it here.
Activision Confirm Content Transfer - 26th August
Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Warzone with Black Ops Cold War when the game launches on November 13th.
Dataminers have found a release date of 13th November 2020.
An official release date for the mode is unknown, but we expect it to arrive with the launch of Black Ops Cold War.
As Warzone is already out, the update may come before the launch of the new Call of Duty title.
Black Ops Cold War's Warzone mode will remain free-to-play.
In-game purchases can be made with COD Points.
Black Ops Cold War's Warzone will be supported on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC.
Activision has confirmed that Warzone will remain on the Modern Warfare engine amid rumours that the battle royale would be transitioning to the Black Ops Cold War engine.
Find more information about it here.
Update - November 6th 2020: According to recent rumours, there will be no changes to the current Warzone map until late Q1 or early Q2 of 2021.
For more information on when we will see a new Warzone map, click here.
Black Ops Cold War will bring a new map to Warzone, likely bringing a Cold War-era theme to the map.
With the story between Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War, could the maps be connected? Will we receive a 1980s style Verdansk or an entirely new map altogether?
It's still a big mystery at this point, but @_TomHenderson_ has leaked that there will be a new map that replaces Verdansk.
He also detailed that Verdansk could reappear at a later date depending on player feedback.
You could argue this is very similar to Fortnite's Chapter structured, in which the new Chapters bring a cleanse and a restart to what's currently in play. One difference here is that they aren't working back in time, but rather always going forward; it will be strange seeing modern-day weapons wielded in a past setting.
Early rumours suggested that the Blackout map might return with some different POI. Treyarch has said that it was very happy with its first attempt at a Call of Duty battle royale mode, so will they attempt to create a Blackout 2.0?
It's hard to imagine that would be the case, but it's always a possibility.
Everything you've earnt in Warzone will be preserved and retained as Warzone evolves - that means...
- Those who earned Modern Warfare items in Modern Warfare or Warzone will retain them in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- New Black Ops Cold War content, such as weapons and attachments, can be unlocked by playing Black Ops Cold War and Warzone
- The Battle Pass System will continue to include free tiers, which will include new base weapons in addition to other categories of items players can earn simply by playing the game
- Battle Passes will launch in tandem with post-launch live seasons based on that season's narrative
- Players can see the content they will earn or buy through the Battle Pass or Store
- The Battle Pass and Store will feature a variety of cosmetic content, including 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.
We assume killstreaks will return in the Warzone mode and be similar to what's already there with a Cold War spin
Killstreaks have been rumoured already, these could include:
- Napalm Strikes
- Artillery Strikes
Seasons & Battle Pass
A Season 1 Battle Pass is confirmed to arrive with Black Ops Cold War.
Season One for Black Ops Cold War will go live on December 10th with a brand-new Battle Pass.
So far, Battle Passes and Seasons have gone hand-in-hand with Modern Warfare and Warzone.
The smart assumption is that it will continue to be a universal experience, especially with the Battle Pass.
There is the possibility that Warzone has a slightly different approach and continues to path it's on.
Vehicles will return in Warzone.
It's unknown if all Vehicle skins will carry over into the new Warzone mode
Updated November 6th: Treyarch has confirmed that Black Ops Cold War Operators will be playable alongside Modern Warfare Operators in Warzone.
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Yes, Black Ops Cold War Warzone will feature cross-play and support cross-generational play for both Multiplayer and Warzone.