Shooter fans around the world will have to put their fingers on the triggers again soon. This time in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Below are the main key features of the multiplayer component of the game, which are known at the moment.
The new part of Call of Duty is already being prepared for release. Taking the reins back into their own hands, Treyarch introduced players to the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War… The game takes place in the same universe with the previous games of the cycle and continues the events of the first part of the 2010 series.
But many gamers are eager to play exactly the network game, which was described in detail at the conference on September 9, 2020. Among a number of facts revealed during the presentation, there were enough tidbits for those who are interested in the online mode and the series in general.
More dynamic maps
Some of the maps shown in the presentation did a good job of showing how the developers have stepped forward in terms of level design. For instance, actions at one of the locations take place in the North Atlantic on two ships sailing in a parallel course in a huge ocean… Players will swim, use boats, and shoot from both ships, generating many unforgettable gameplay moments.
Cross-platform between “generations”
The 2019 reboot of Modern Warfare had a good cross-platform, allowing gamers to play against each other regardless of the type of console. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War takes it one step further and unite console players of different generations… Those who play on the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X (S) will be able to join the matches of those who are still playing on the platforms of the current generation. After all, the more multiplayer community, the better.
120 fps on next-gen consoles
The Call of Duty series has always had impressive FPS rates. With the exception of certain situations inherent in single-player campaigns, the games in the franchise consistently ran at 60 frames per second. but Next-gen versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will break that bar with an astounding 120 FPS…
Unfortunately, to fully appreciate this advantage, you need to have a TV or monitor with the appropriate refresh rate, so this option will remain unavailable for most players.
Free post-release content
Adhering to Modern Warfare’s multiplayer structure, the developers intend to support Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War after its release free content: from maps and game modes to weapons… More and more multiplayer games are ditching paid DLC in an effort to avoid player splits and looking for alternative ways to monetize. And as long as the monetization model doesn’t turn the game into a pay-to-win mechanic, it doesn’t interfere too much with the gameplay.
The maps are imbued with the spirit of the Cold War
The game has a Cold War aesthetic throughout. The meticulously recreated Ronald Reagan is proof of this. Missions, maps and weapons will correspond to the given historical era… However, the developers emphasize the fact that all online battles inspired by the Cold War period are controversial and cannot be regarded unambiguously.
Integration with Warzone
Warzone has brought unique mechanics like a kill streak or second chance after death to the battle royale genre, characterized by a large number of players and a large-scale map. Therefore, for many, the question remained open: what will be the future of this mode after the release of new parts of the franchise? By confirming the mutual integration of games, the developers have dispelled this mystery. Even though progress in Black Ops Cold War will affect Warzone in one way or another, unlocked content from Modern Warfare will still remain…
Multikills are one of the most enjoyable gameplay experiences and have become an integral part of the Call of Duty gaming experience. To make life easier for beginners, the developers have changed the criteria for filling the killstreak scale. From now on, she is not tied to murders, but to points… Moreover, premature death no longer interrupts streak. But spamming the enemy with drones or other cheap bonuses will not work either: each of them has a recharge.
Experienced players spend a lot of time adjusting their class trying to create something perfect. Therefore, one of the features of the classes from Black Ops 4 is back again. So called Wildcards – analogue of perks, allowing one way or another to influence the class. Some of them allow you to use more modules on the main weapon or select several additional perks. Sharing skills can be a nightmare for players, but if done correctly, the multiplayer component of Black Ops Cold War will provide a unique gaming experience.
The games in the series have always been accompanied by short beta tests necessary to test new features and to make sure the title is ready for release. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta test will take place in the second week of October 2020… Those who pre-order the game on PS4 will have access to it a couple of days early on October 8, 2020. The main testing is scheduled for the weekend from 10 to 12 October. The next phase of the beta test will take place from October 15 to 16 for pre-ordered Black Ops Cold War on all other platforms. After that, two more days of open testing are planned.
Learn more about how to participate in testing.
Battle Pass returns
To avoid dividing players into two camps due to the addition of paid content that closes access to new maps and game modes, Call of Duty has provided a different model for monetizing multiplayer. It’s about Battle Pass featuring a new set of level-completion rewards… It remains to be seen if Black Ops Cold War will be divided into seasons, as it was in Modern Warfare. However, progress will be tracked across all platforms and console generations.