Call of Duty announced on September 9th the trailer for the multiplayer mode of its new game: Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War. The game, which will take place in the cold war period, promises to bring brand new elements as well as leverage the past successes of the COD franchise.
This is the next generation of Black Ops Multiplayer. #BlackOpsColdWar
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) September 9, 2020
Declassified Intel: Multiplayer Modes Overview
We will have Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy, Domination, and Kill Confirm brought back. In addition to them, other game modes include, VIP Escort, Combined Arms and Fireteam. For Black Ops 4 fans, the competitive control mode also returns.
This is a new game mode with a 6v6 objective. A randomly selected player will become a VIP. Team members will have to protect him. This player only receives a kitted-out pistol, a smoke grenade, a UAV, and five companions to protect him.
The five protectors of the VIP player will have to escort him to an extraction point while defending himself against the other team. And of course, the other team aims to neutralize the VIP player. The VIP player, if killed, will only return in the next round.
Combined Arms is a larger game mode where a lot of action happens. Basically this mode combines infantry with vehicular gameplay in a 12v12 battle. Depending on the map, you will have Tanks, Snowmobiles, Attack Helicopters, and Wakerunners. They will advance side by side with armed players waging intense combat.
At launch, expect to play multiple Combined Weapon Maps in a handful of Combined Weapon Modes, including Domination, which places multiple flags around a given map for teams to capture and defend.
Fireteam is a new 40-player category of Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer with up to 10 teams of four, where the action is centered around not just the operators in the field, but also the environment they battle in. The first available Fireteam game type is called Dirty Bomb, which we’ll have more information on as we get closer to launch!
Signature Combat: Initial Gameplay Information
In Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War you will have the familiarity of the Black Ops movement. However, new innvovations in gaming will also be present. Armament is the beginning. There is a new sound engine for weapons that will give the player more understanding of the enemy.
The Create-a-Class system is based on slot machines giving the player primary, secondary, lethal and tactical equipment. You will also have a Field Upgrade and a set of Advantages. Field Upgrades are items that will help your squad against enemies.
Loadouts can also be equipped with class-changing wildcards, which can provide one of four benefits:
- Grant eight attachments to a primary weapon
- Take up to six benefits
- Double the number of lethal and tactical spawning equipment
- Take three advantages of any category, instead of being limited to one of each.
Early Access and Open Beta Times
There are two weekends with Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War content. Each of them lasts a total of about five days, starting on Thursday morning, with the exact time to be decided.
Weekend 1: PlayStation®4 Exclusive Beta
The first Beta Weekend is exclusively for PlayStation 4 owners, running from Thursday, October 8 to Monday, October 12.
Weekend 1: Early Access
Thursday, October 8, and Friday, October 9 are available for early access on PlayStation 4 to players who have pre-ordered Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Check online here for pre-order information.
Weekend 1: Open
Saturday October 10, to Monday, October 12 is free to all PlayStation 4 owners. If you’ve got a PlayStation 4 and an internet connection, you should be ready to engage, though PlayStation®Plus may be a requirement in some territories.
Weekend 2: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC Beta (Crossplay)
The second Beta Weekend is for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners, starting from Thursday, October 15, and running to Monday, October 19.
If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner, regardless of whether or not you pre-ordered the game, you can resume and continue to play the Open Beta free for the entire Weekend 2 period.
Weekend 2: Early Access
On October 15th and 16th are available for early access to anyone who has pre-ordered or pre-ordered the game on Xbox One / Xbox Series X, or on PC via Blizzard Battle.net. If you have an Xbox One or PC and plan to play Weekend 2 in the beta, pre-order. This period will be open to PS4 players. Check online here for pre-order information.
Weekend 2: Open
The rest of the Open Beta period, which runs from Saturday, October 17, to Monday, October 19, is accessible to all players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC. In addition to these prerequisites and an internet connection, you must have everything you need to play. And as a reminder, Weekend 2 of the Beta Test will include crossplay.