Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War — Rounding up the Best Pre-Order Deals

Anyone who wants to pick up the game on PC can already find it at a discount.

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  • Release Date: November 13th, 2020
  • Editions Available: Standard, Cross-Gen, Ultimate
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • MSRP: Standard – $59.99 | Cross-Gen – $69.99 | Ultimate – $89.99

Activision recently released a bombastic trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, a direct sequel to the original Black Ops from 2010. Cold War will take place during the ’80s, allowing players to jump into the shoes of soldiers throughout Vietnam, East Berlin and Moscow.

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The next installment in the Black Ops saga has a lot to live up to, since the 2019’s Modern Warfare revival is arguably one of the best CoD titles in recent memory.

If you happened to miss the reveal trailer, you can check it out below:


The Best Pre-Order Deals for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Although Black Ops Cold War doesn’t release until November 13th, there are already a few good discounts available. Specifically, if you’re a PC player you’ll be able to save a few bucks on a digital copy of the game.

Console players take note: you’ll need to spend an extra $10 if you want to receive a next-gen update. The base game will be backward compatible with both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, but if you want the graphical enhancements, you’ll need to shell out a bit more cash, bringing the MSRP to $69.99 for the standard edition.

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Which Version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Should I Pre-Order?

There are three versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War available for pre-order, one of which is exclusive to consoles. Here’s what you can choose from:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition – $59.99 (XB1/PS4) | $69.99 (Series X/PS5)

Anyone who purchases the Standard Edition of Black Ops Cold War will get the following pre-order bonuses:

  • Confrontation Weapons Pack
  • Digital pre-orders come with access to open beta, Frank Woods Operator (Modern Warfare), and Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint (Modern Warfare)

Things are a bit confusing for folks who purchase the physical, Standard Edition of Black Ops for Xbox One or PS4 and want to upgrade to next-gen.

Here’s what we know:

  • PlayStation owners can pay an upgrade fee on the PlayStation Store to access the PlayStation 5 version.
  • Xbox owners cannot upgrade their physical copy to next-gen, and we still don’t know if they’ll be able to upgrade their digital edition.
  • If you buy the $70 Xbox Series X standard edition, you’ll still be able to play it on Xbox One, but the PlayStation 5 version will not work on your PlayStation 4.

Also, note that the base game is $10 more expensive on both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Edition – $69.99

If you know you’re going to upgrade to a next gen console at some point and want to avoid the hassle describe above, you can just opt for the Cross-Gen Edition of the game.

This version includes an update for next-gen consoles along with all the Standard Edition pre-order bonuses.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition – $89.99

If you’re looking to get the most out of your Cold War experience, you might be tempted to buy the Ultimate Edition. This version comes with a bundle of digital content, a premium battle pass, and free next-gen upgrades. Here’s the full rundown:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War base game
  • Early access to open beta
  • Woods Operator pack (Modern Warfare)
  • Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint (Modern Warfare)
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack
  • Land, Sea, and Air Pack
  • Battle Pass Bundle

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Jon Bitner

Jon is a freelance writer who primarily focuses on topics related to video games, science, medicine and technology. Before starting his career as a writer he worked in the Biotechnology industry. He has a degree in Biology, and when he isn't writing he can usually be found traveling, playing video games or hunting down the latest deals.

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