The hotly awaited first season of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, which is now tied to the new title, has been delayed. Activision announced that the new season will begin on the 16th of December instead of the 10th. We're guessing a minor game called Cyberpunk 2077 had something to do with that.
Season 1 will bring the biggest influx of brand new content to Warzone, absolutely free, to celebrate the transition of it being integrated with Black Ops Cold War. This means the ongoing narrative and content releases will move on from being Modern Warfare inspired to being more in line with the new setting and story, and the best way to signify that change is to introduce a new map!
That's right, with the launch of Season 1, Verdansk won't be the only place you can drop into anymore. Alongside the new map, there will be a new mode, the addition of more than 30 Black Ops Cold War base weapons with their various blueprint versions and something Activision is calling a "new Gulag experience", whatever that means.
Fans of Black Ops Cold War's multiplayer mode won't be untreated either. Season 1 brings several new maps, 6v6 playlists including new modes, the triumphant return of 2v2 Gunfight with four new dedicated maps and a new Fireteam map that's bigger than any before. New guns and Zombies modes are coming too.
As is to be expected, there will be a new seasonal progression system in play, called Prestige, with a total of 1,000 levels to climb with all sorts of special rewards to unlock. To help you prepare for all the content that is to come, some double XP events and free bundles are coming soon.
Double XP in Multiplayer and Warzone will be activated on the 12th of December and will last until the season finally begins, and you can also claim the Field Research Bundle, containing an Epic skin for Park, an Epic SMG Blueprint, an Epic Reticle, an Epic Calling Card and a Rare Weapon Charm. You can also grab the Certified bundle, containing an Epic skin for Garcia, a Rare Assault Rifle Blueprint, an Epic Reticle and an Epic Weapon Charm. Simply log in to claim these bundles!