Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season One - New Release Date & Time, New Map, Integrated Progression, Seasonal Prestige System & more

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone's Season One update has been delayed, Activision has announced.

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Season One was set to launch on 10th December - the same day as Cyberpunk 2077 comes out, but the release date has since been changed!

Season One Release Date

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season One will now launch on Wednesday, 16 December.

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ALL TOGETHER: COD Black Ops Cold War & Modern Warfare join forces in Warzone

"It's an unprecedented amount of free content and the teams are currently prepping for the biggest Season One launch week ever seen," Activision said in a blog post.

"For this to occur, we're taking a few more days to finalise everything before unleashing this massive drop of new, free content to the community."


Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Integration

The launch of Season One of Black Ops Cold War marks the integration of operators, weapons, player progression and battle pass rewards across Treyarch's Black Ops Cold War and the free-to-download battle royale Warzone.

Over 30 Black Ops Cold War base weapons as well as their blueprints hit Warzone on 16th December.

As for Black Ops Cold War, it gets new multiplayer maps, new 6v6 modes and playlists, the return of 2v2 Gunfight from Modern Warfare with four new maps, and a new Fireteam map.

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RAID RETURNS: Fan favourite map returns in Season One

The highlight here is the return of fan-favourite Black Ops 2 6v6 map Raid, which will be playable at the launch of Season One.


Seasonal Prestige System Launches in Season One

The launch of the new season will also bring us a Seasonal Prestige system which launches across Black Ops Cold War, Warzone and Modern Warfare, with up to 1000 season levels to work through.

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COMBINED EFFORTS: Any weapons upgraded in Modern Warfare can be used in Warzone

Treyarch have announced that a fresh double XP and double weapon XP weekend is set for Saturday, 12th December until the launch of Season One on the 16th.


There are two free bundles also coming to all Black Ops Cold War players.

To get them, log in to the game between 6pm UK time on Tuesday, 8th December and 7am UK time on Wednesday, 16th December.

New Warzone Map Arriving with Season One

Activision promised a new Warzone map and mode at the launch of Season One.

This is undoubtedly Rebirth Island, which was leaked recently:

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SNEAK PEAK: Rebirth Island map leaked online

Activision also said Warzone is getting a "new Gulag experience".

The Gulag is where players go to after their first elimination in the battle royale, and offers a chance to return to the action after killing a single opponent.