While we already know that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be integrated into Call of Duty: Warzone this December during Black Ops Cold War’s first season, Activision has confirmed a few more details regarding how the two games are going to work together.
During Activision’s quarterly earnings call, President of Activision Rob Kostich was asked how progression between Cold War and Warzone would work, and while the Activision exec didn’t divulge a lot of details, we now know that there will be Black Ops Cold War loadouts available in Warzone, which is different from the Modern Warfare loadouts for the battle royale game.
Ryan Gee (Barclays): Good afternoon guys. This is Ryan. Thanks for taking the question. On Call of Duty, what should the player community expect to see change following the launch of Cold War next week? Specifically curious how the team plans to tie the progression between Cold Wars a multi-player mode and then a free-to-play mode in Warzone. And what they would say is the value prop for those Warzone players to upgrade to Cold War?
Rob Kostich: Now let me clarify a bit on your question on how Cold War and Warzone are going to work together and I’ll do this at a high level. And please also note that we’re going to be sharing a lot of details with the community coming up really soon. But first core Black Ops Cold War progression will build upon the success and will work similarly to how it did in Modern Warfare.
So for example all the awesome new Black Ops weapons and operators you unlock and your level one to 55 progression will be usable in Black Ops and in Warzone just like that work in Modern Warfare. Black Ops Battle Pass content and store content will also work across Black Ops and Warzone.
Now players of course can continue to use their Modern Warfare content in Warzone once Black Ops launches. And as a result, one cool feature that players will see is that they’ll be able to choose either their Black Ops load out or their Modern Warfare load outs in Warzone for their game play. And this is just one example on how Warzone is going to expand and evolve over time.
In the same statement, Kostich hinted at that overall progression, unlocks and content will be similar to what players saw in Modern Warfare, which kinda implies that seasons will be back (which is a no-brainer), though that leaves a big question mark on whether we’ll see the return of Prestige, even if the beta indicated that it will.
Rob Kostich: So — in terms of overall progression, unlocks and content we’ve really built upon what has worked really well for the community with Modern Warfare. And we think people and players will be really excited to check at everything Black Ops Cold War has to offer as well.
Now in terms of timing of the next season, Daniel mentioned this, we expect Season one for Black Ops, Cold War and Warzone to launch this December. And that’s when you’re going to be able to start to see the impact of Black Ops and Warzone really starting to work together in cool and fun ways. Again a lot more detail here which we’re going to be revealing in the next week or 2.
From the sound of it, we won’t have to wait long to know more about Black Ops Cold War’s progression, which is something a lot of Call of Duty players are looking forward to hearing more about.
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