Originally set to launch next week, Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 1 start date is set to assault gamers on December 16! This is also the date when Call of Duty: Warzone will be integrated into Black Ops Cold War!
According to Activision, Black Ops Cold War Season 1 is the “largest free content drop in Black Ops history” which includes the integration of Operators, weapons player progression, and Battle Pass rewards across Black Ops Cold War & Warzone.
An Unprecedented Amount of Free Warzone Content
Battle Royale is set to go beyond Verdansk: prepare to drop into a new Warzone map and mode at launch. Warzone’s arsenal gets even bigger with over 30 Black Ops Cold War base weapons, as well as Blueprint variants! Also, make sure you’re ready to face down fellow prisoners of Warzone in a new Gulag experience
While there’s no breakdown of new content coming in Season 1 just yet, we do know that it will feature new multiplayer maps, the return of Gunfight mode from Modern Warfare, and more!
An Undeniable Offering of Black Ops Cold War Content
Prepare for an incredible amount of free content in Black Ops Cold War, including new Multiplayer maps, new and fan-favorite 6v6 modes and playlists, the return of 2v2 Gunfight with four new maps, and a massive new Fireteam map. This offering includes a battle through a sprawling luxury complex within the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. That’s right: the legendary Call of Duty: Black Ops II 6v6 map known as Raid will be ready to play in Black Ops Cold War at Season One launch.
Before Season 1 drops, there’s a double XP and double weapon XP event coming on December 12 as well.
2XP + 2WXP Weekend and Free Bundles Incoming!
To thank you for your continued support and patience, and to help you level up before Season One, Treyarch will be enabling Double XP and Double Weapon XP in Black Ops Cold War from 10AM PT Saturday, Dec. 12 until the launch of Season One.
Lastly, there’s also going to be a two free bundles coming to gamers for a limited time provided they log in between December 8 at 10 a.m. up to 11 p.m. on December 15. The bundle includes:
“Field Research” Bundle
· 1 Epic Operator Skin (Park)
· 1 Epic SMG Weapon Blueprint
· 1 Epic Reticle
· 1 Epic Calling Card
· 1 Rare Weapon Charm
· 1 Epic Operator Skin (Garcia)
· 1 Rare Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint
· 1 Epic Reticle
· 1 Epic Weapon Charm
According to Treyarch, content updates for Black Ops Cold War, Warzone and Modern Warfare are scheduled to roll out, with the first one set for December 8 for Black Ops Cold War. This update will bring quality of life impropvements to the game and prepares for Season 1 integration for the Dec. 16 launch.
Treyarch will preview the Season 1 content from Dec. 7 to Dec. 16.
Black Ops Cold War Update (Dec. 15), Warzone Update (Dec. 16)
A pair of content updates will deliver Season One game content for players of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. For more information on the content of these updates, consult Treyarch’s Game Intel blogs for patch notes.
Once the second content update becomes available in Warzone, Season One will launch simultaneously across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
Once the patch is out, we’ll be sure to let our readers know.
Source: Call of Duty