Activision has revealed when players will be able to download the latest entry in its popular first-person shooter series, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. In this entry, players will be thrown back to the Cold War era and must fight through iconic historical locations and meet famous figures. Alongside the campaign players also have the multiplayer, zombies, and a Black Ops Cold War makeover is also coming to Warzone. In this guide, we’ll be running you through the CoD Black Ops Cold War preload and unlock times on all platforms, so you can dive into the action as soon as possible.
When Can You Preload Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War?
Preloading for Black Ops Cold War starts at 9 p.m. PT today, Nov. 5, on PS4 and Xbox One.
For PC players, preloading begins on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. PT, while the next generation consoles will have preloading available on their launch dates.
That means PS5 players will be able to begin preloading on Nov. 12, while Xbox Series X and S players can begin preloading the game on Nov. 10. Unfortunately, Activision hasn’t shared exactly what time these next-gen preloads will go live on the systems’ launch dates. But we’d expect a similarly early morning preload launch on these like PC has.
To surmise, here’s a convenient list of all of Black Ops Cold War’s preload times on all platforms:
- PS4: Nov. 5, 9 p.m. PT
- Xbox One: Nov. 5, 9 p.m. PT
- PC: Nov. 10, 10 a.m. PT
- Xbox Series X|S: Nov. 10
- PS5: Nov. 12
Chances are you’ll definitely want to get the head start that preloading offers players when downloading digital games. Black Ops Cold War is pretty huge, and depending on your internet connection speed, it could take a while to download.
Here’s the download size on all platforms:
- PS4: 95GB
- PS5: 133GB
- Xbox One: 93GB
- Xbox Series X|S: 136GB
- PC: 125GB
What Times Does Black Ops Cold War Unlock?
After preloading the game, you can’t just start playing right away. You’ll need to wait until the game’s official release date. But what time on Nov. 13 will the game unlock if you’ve preloaded it?
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will unlock at midnight in your time zone. As soon as the clock hits 12:00 a.m. on Nov. 13, you’ll be able to load up the game and dive into the myriad of content on offer.
That’s everything you need to know on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s preload and unlock times on all platforms.
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