Black Ops Cold War Pre-Load Dates, File Sizes on All Platforms Revealed

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Earlier today, we posted that the PS5 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will require 285GB of HDD space minimum. Today, Activision has announced the Black Ops Cold War pre-load dates and file sizes for every platform (next-gen included).

Black Ops Cold War Pre-Load Dates:

PlayStation® 4: Pre-loading will be available on November 5th at 9 PM. PT.

Xbox One: Pre-loading will be available on November 5th at 9 PM. PT.

PC: Pre-loading will be available on November 10th at 10AM PT.

Next Generation Consoles: Pre-loading will be available on their respective launch dates (November 10th for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, November 12th for PlayStation 5).

If you purchased a digital version of the game, but it is not downloading during the pre-load period, visit your platform’s respective first-party store and follow the prompts to begin the download. Ensure your console is also updated to the latest firmware before attempting to pre-load the game.

On PC, Black Ops Cold War can be found under “Partner Games” in the Battle.net launcher.

As for the file sizes, here’s what Activision has announced:

File Size (at launch)*

In order to pre-load Black Ops Cold War, you must have the following free drive space on your platform:

PlayStation 4: 95GB

PlayStation 5: 133GB

Xbox One: 93GB

Xbox Series X|S: 136GB

Note: console players can choose to uninstall specific game mode packs, such as for Campaign or Zombies, in order to reduce the game’s overall file size. This content can be managed in-game through the “Account & Network” section of the Settings menu.

PC: 35 GB (Multiplayer Only) / 82GB (Full Game) / 125GB (Full Game on Ultra Graphics)

Note: PC players can also choose to install specific game mode packs, such as for Campaign and Zombies, in order to reduce the game’s overall file size. Also note the updated PC file size numbers.

Don’t forget, if you pre-order the game on any platform, you’ll get two weapon blueprints available the moment you boot the game through the Confrontation Weapons Pack!

Confrontation Weapon Pack

Along with the Woods Operator pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare® and WarzoneTM, digital pre-orders will receive the Confrontation Weapons Pack in Black Ops Cold War.

Available immediately once Create-a-Class is unlocked, the Confrontation Weapons Pack includes two rifles stylized to show the cultural divide between East and West Cold War forces.

Representing the U.S.S.R. is the Iron Curtain, an Assault Rifle based on an iconic Soviet heavy-hitting weapon. The other Blueprint, the Western Front, is a three-round burst Tactical Rifle with plenty of patriotic flare. Both Blueprints will include five pre-configured attachments, allowing you to experiment with these attachments before they are unlocked organically on that specific weapon.

These two Blueprints can be found and equipped through the Create-a-Class section of the Loadouts menu.

Regarding the 285GB report, we’ve reached out to Activision just to get to the bottom of it and if it’s an error on the packaging or something else. Note that these are launch file sizes, and most likely doesn’t include Call of Duty: Warzone as well, since it’ll be integrated into Black Ops Cold War in December.

Source: Call of Duty

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