Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

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Call of Duty: Black Ops returns... but this time with a Cold War flavor. The direct sequel to the 2010 hit FPS game Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War brings all the political intrigue and intense military action of that era in history. Chronologically, while Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was released in 2020, it is set between Call of Duty: Black Ops and Black Ops II. 

Plot and location

The story for the campaign of COD: Black Ops Cold War follows the exploits of CIA SAD/SOG officer Russell Adler (voiced by Bruce Thomas). Adler's primary mission is to bring down the subversive international terrorist called Perseus.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War also has nods in its narrative that establishes a shared universe with the Modern Warfare sub-series in the Call of Duty franchise. These narrative tie-ins can be found in both the campaign and multiplayer.


Players in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War can create their own operative for the story campaign, codenamed "Bell". Customization for this operator includes gameplay effects such as the intelligence agency they work under, perks, and skills, as well as purely cosmetic details such as skin tone, nationality, and gender.


For the first time since Call of Duty: Black Ops II, player decisions during the course of the campaign will have an impact on the story and, ultimately, which of the multiple alternate endings they will experience at the conclusion.

Visuals and other features

Similar to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, COD: Black Ops Cold War has a seasonal content system, including a Battlepass. There are also new weapons and maps added to the game, many of which are free to all who own the game. 

Release Date

Nov 13, 2020


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Games in Series



Mature 17+: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Drugs

System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 or better
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 or better
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: Multiplayer only – 35GB HD space  or All game modes – 82GB HD space

Interesting Facts

  • Actors James C. Burns and Sam Worthington did not return to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to reprise voicing the characters Frank Woods and Alex Mason, respectively.
  • The storyline of the campaign is set between Call of duty Black Ops and Call of Duty Black Ops 2
  • In the trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, it begins on 1968. The Vietnam War started in 1964 and lasted 11 years until 1975.
  • There is an anachronistic detail in a cuts cene within the game. It shows an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft taking off from an aircraft carrier. At this point in the game, the year is 1981. However, the F/A-18 did not enter active military service until 1983.

Mod Support


Cheats support




Contains Game/Battle Pass


LGBTQ Inclusive






Number of maps


Third/First Person

First Person

Game Engine

IW Engine 8.0

Protagonist sex


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