After the pre-requisite number of leaks it's finally been officially confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the next entry in the long-running FPS mega-series. Alongside last night's reveal in Warzone, Activision announced that a number of versions will be available to buy with an arsenal of different bonuses and extras. We've gathered all that info right here so you can scope out the right Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War pre-order for you.
If you're after info on the game itself, our very own Will Judd has been given a first look at the Black Ops Cold War campaign. For a Call of Duty game, it all sounds mightily interesting, with talk of character creation, Hitman-style levels and a fair dollop of player choice. Will that pique the interest of even the most disinterested Call of Duty player?
Intruiged? You can use the links below to jump to each edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War available to pre-order. Most are just digital pre-orders right now, but we'll update as any new listings go live.
We'll be breaking down what's included with each version, the best prices available and any pre-order bonuses you'll receive. We'll also be explaining what the Cross-Gen Bundle is all about - especially important if you're looking to upgrade to a PS5 or Xbox Series X later this year.
With every Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War pre-order you'll get access to the game's upcoming beta (date: TBA), the mysterious Confrontation Weapons Pack and the Woods Operator Pack. The latter grants you immediate access to the Frank Woods character in Warzone and Modern Warfare, along with a unique assault rifle blueprint that can be used in both games. You'll also get 10 Tier Skips to use in Modern Warfare and Warzone.
Most importantly, there's one massive caveat to note if you want to upgrade to the next-gen versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. You'll have to buy the Cross-Gen Bundle or Ultimate Editon to ensure the PS5 or Xbox Series X version is included. However, if you just buy the Standard Edition, you will not get a free upgrade to the respective PS5 or Xbox Series X versions. Keep that in mind depending on your purchasing plans for either of the next-gen consoles.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition
The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition is the biggest and most expensive version of the game you can buy. This version comes with all the items we've listed below, in addition to beta access, Woods Operator Pack and the Confrontation Weapons Pack that's included with all Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War pre-orders.
- A copy of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War
- Land, Sea and Air Pack - includes three operator skins, three vehicle skins, and three weapon blueprints
- Battle Pass Bundle - includes 1 Season Battle Pass + 20 Tier Skips
- Cross-Gen Bundle - an upgrade to the PS5 / Xbox Series X version when it launches
In the UK:
|PlayStation Store||£89.99||Buy on PS4|
|Microsoft Store||£89.99||Buy on Xbox One|
|Battle.net (PC)||£79.99||Buy on PC|
In the US:
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Bundle
Unlike a number of other games that are offering you a free upgrade to their respective next-gen versions, you'll need to buy the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Bundle if you want the option to transfer your copy from PS4 to PS5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X.
For that privilege, you'll have to pay a small premium. This edition of the game costs £65 / $70 - that's slightly more than the standard version. It's a rather unfortunate decision from Activision, we feel.
You'll get no other extras on top of that for paying more. Apart from, of course, beta access, the Woods Operator Pack and the Confrontation Weapons Pack if you decide to pre-order.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition
To keep things simple, you can pre-order the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition from almost anywhere. It's listed for $59.99 in the US and £59.99 in the UK. Some retailers may shave a little off the price - and you can find those best offers below.
Remember, though, that you won't receive the option to upgrade to a next-gen copy if you buy this version. If you think you're going to buy a PS5 or Xbox Series X close to launch at the end of the year, you may want to consider the Cross-Gen Bundle instead. If you're sticking with current-gen for a while yet, this version will be just perfect.
As with all other Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War pre-orders, you'll get access to the upcoming beta and the Confrontation Weapons Pack. These latter items will be immediately accessible in Modern Warfare and Warzone.
In the UK:
|PlayStation Store||£59.99||Buy on PS4|
|Microsoft Store||£59.99||Buy on Xbox One|
|Battle.net (PC)||£49.99||Buy on PC|
|ShopTo||£56.85||Buy on PS4||Buy on Xbox One|
In the US:
|PlayStation Store||$59.99||Buy on PS4|
|Microsoft Store||$59.99||Buy on Xbox One|
|Battle.net (PC)||$49.99||Buy on PC|
|GameStop||$59.99||Buy on PS4||Buy on Xbox One|
|Walmart||$59.99||Buy on PS4||Buy on Xbox One|
|Best Buy||$59.99||Buy on PS4||Buy on Xbox One|
That covers all the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War pre-order info we have for you right now. If any other versions or spectacular offers unveil themselves before the game's November launch we'll be sure to add them to this page!