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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War editions, next-gen, cross-gen, pre-order bonuses

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will launch with a variety of editions available to purchase. This years release also coincides with the release of the next-gen consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X. This article details all Black Ops Cold War editions available for purchase for all platforms and the content that comes with each edition.

Physical Standard Edition

The physical standard edition is the disc-based game that you are used to purchasing from retailers.

Must know:

  • This year, you can upgrade to the PS5 version through the Playstation store, this will require inserting the PS4 disc into the PS5 to access the digital upgrade.
  • The Xbox One version cannot similarly be upgraded to the Xbox Series X version.

Physical Next-Gen Standard Edition

The next-gen physical standard edition is the version available from retailers, as above, except this version is for the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Must know:

  • This physical edition will not be playable on a discless PS5.
  • If you purchase the physical edition for Xbox Series X, it will include both the Xbox Series X and Xbox One version of the game on disc.
  • The PS5 version will not operate on PS4.
  • The Xbox Series X version includes an Xbox Series X disc that is also playable on Xbox One.

Digital Standard Edition

The digital standard edition is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC (Battle.net). It contains the game and comes with a bonus ‘Confrontation Weapons Pack’ which includes two weapon blueprints available for use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

Must know:

  • If you pre-order this version, you will have access to the Multiplayer Open Beta.
  • Instant access to ‘Woods Operator Pack’ which includes an operator skin, M4 weapon blueprint, voice quip and finishing move for use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone.
  • This edition (PS4, Xbox One) will be playable on their respective next-gen consoles. However, there will be no technical improvements such as higher framerate, faster loading times etc.

Digital Cross-Gen Edition

The digital cross-gen edition includes the game for both console generations, as long as it’s the same console family (PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X).

Must know:

  • Pre-order bonuses include early access to the Multiplayer Open Beta and the Woods Operator Pack (as detailed above) for use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone.
  • Purchasing the cross-gen edition on PS4 gives you a digital entitlement to both PS4 and PS5 versions of the game. The PS4 version will download immediately on November 13th. The PS5 version will be available to download from your account library on release of the Playstation 5 later this year. Purchasing the cross-gen edition on PS5 gives you automatic access to the PS4 version.
  • Purchasing the cross-gen edition on Xbox One gives you a digital entitlement to both Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of the game. The Xbox One version will automatically download on November 13th. The Xbox Series X version will become available to download from your account library on release of the Xbox Series X. Purchasing the cross-gen edition on Xbox Series X gives you automatic access to the Xbox One version.

Digital Ultimate Edition

The digital ultimate edition includes the game for both console generations within the same console family (Xbox One and Xbox Series X or PS4 and PS5).

Must know:

  • Included is the Confrontation Weapons Pack, with two weapon blueprints for use in Black Ops Cold War at launch.
  • A single season Battle Pass bundle, including 20 tier skips.
  • Land, Sea, Air Pack for use in Black Ops Cold War which includes three operator skins, three weapon blueprints and three vehicle skins.
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Highlighted content available with the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition.