While Activision didn’t share more details about what will be playable during the beta, it’s safe to say that it will focus on the multiplayer aspect of the game. A mix of Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy, Domination, and Kill Confirmed are probably your best bet, although Cold War is also introducing a few new match types to the mix. New modes include the 6v6 objective-based VIP Escort, the 12v12 large-scale mode Combined Arms, and the 40-player multi-team mode Fireteam.
The game, which is being developed by Treyarch and Raven Software, will also feature a single-player campaign and a co-op Zombies mode.
We also got a first look at the game’s first mission running on PS5 (a PC was emulating PS5 specs during the demo) and it looks great. Take a look for yourself:
Cold War continues the story of the very first Black Ops game, which saw US operatives deal with a Russian threat in the days leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The new game, which is set in the 1980s, will have to reckon with the tail end of the Cold War. Returning characters include Alex Mason and Frank Woods from the first game as well as the debut of Ronald Reagan in the Call of Duty franchise.
“Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters and more,” reads the campaign’s description.