Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War preorders show $70 cross-gen pricing

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Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Cover Art (Image credit: Activision)

Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Cover Art

Source: Activision (Image credit: Source: Activision)

What you need to know

  • Preorders for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are now live.
  • If you want the next-generation version of the game, you'll need to pay a little more.
  • The cross-gen edition is $70.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is now available for preorder on all platforms. There are three editions of the game: standard edition, cross-gen edition and ultimate edition. Any digital preorder grants access to Operator Frank Woods and an assault rifle Weapon Blueprint for use in Call of Duty: Warzone.

The standard edition just grants a copy of the game on PS4 or Xbox One, while the cross-gen edition is $70 and includes a next-gen copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. So, if you want to play the version that'll take advantage of your PS5 or Xbox Series X, then you'll need to pay a bit more. The cross-gen edition also includes the Confrontation Weapons Pack.

The Ultimate Edition includes the cross-gen edition but also throws in the Land, Sea and Air Pack, three Operator Skins, three Vehicle Skins, three Weapon Blueprints and a Battle Pass Bundle (1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips).

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is scheduled to release on November 13, 2020. The campaign is taking the form of a spy thriller that focuses on player choice.

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  • So much for smart delivery. This right here will set the new standard. If gamers willing pay for the cross gen version more game studios will start selling their games at this price. Thank God for gamepass. You might get the games a little later, but you'll still get them and in most cases with all additional content. Not really a COD fan, myself. I burnt out on them a long time ago
  • Correction: Sony exclusive deal allows PS5 to get free cross gen upgrade while Xbox owners have to pay for the Series X upgrade. Wow, first Avengers, now this.
  • You have a link for that?
  • Well ofc they will do that. F***ing greedy Activision.
    It's not just keep releasing yearly full price "games as a service" with free2play economics or even pay2win ...
    They will do this to because, why not? They don't care about image at this stage, they already have their sheep who will support them every year...
    2K and Activision. Let's see which other publisher will join the list of greedy *****.