Investigate and expose in Black Ops Cold War Season 5's Double Agent

Black Ops Cold War's newest game mode is arguably one of the most "Cold War" game modes Treyarch's Call of Duty title has seen. The Double Agent game mode is all about subterfuge and espionage and we can't wait to dive in. Here's everything you need to know about the new mode and what it all means...

The new Double Agent game mode explained

In Black Ops Cold War's Double Agent, you take one of three roles when you join a lobby:

  • Double Agents, who must either eliminate everyone else or successfully set off explosive charges around the map.
  • The Investigator, who can use clues to target suspected Double Agents as Wanted criminals.
  • Operatives, who must work together to identify and eliminate the Double Agents before it’s too late.

Every role has access to different tools to help them complete their own objectives. If you are chosen to be a Double Agent, you have to work to kill everyone else or set off the explosives. As an Operative, it's up to you to work together to stop that from happening. Anyone could be a Double Agent, even your closest ally.

Black Ops Cold War Season 5 Double Agent Game Mode
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WHO'S YOUR FRIEND NOW? - Everyone is an ally, until they aren't...

The Investigator is the person you need to keep alive. They can check out player death locations for clues and issue a Wanted Order on who they think the Double Agent is. It screams Among Us, but many people are comparing it to GMOD's Trouble in Terrorist Town mode.

Either way, it sounds like a lot of fun and you're going to need to keep your wits about you...


When does Double Agent come out?

UPDATE: Season 5 is out now and that means you can jump into Double Agent whenever you want! Good luck, Investigator.

Double Agent is the first new game mode to join Black Ops Cold War during the launch of Season 5 and that means we know exactly when it'll become available.

Black Ops Cold War Season 5 starts on August 12th at the following times:

  • 21:00 August 11th - PST
  • 00:00 August 12th - EST
  • 05:00 August 12th - BST

Double Agent should be available from these times and we're expecting a playlist update to drop at around 10:00 PST / 13:00 EST / 18:00 BST on August 12th, if not sooner, to reflect this properly.