Activision has confirmed that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will merge with Call of Duty: Warzone in December, a month after the new title’s initial release.
During Activision‘s latest investor call, Activision’s chief operating officer Daniel Alegre said this integration between the two games will begin with Black Ops Cold War’s first season. This means players will be able to bring Black Ops Cold War weaponry & operators into Warzone.
Not only that, content from the Black Ops battle pass, as well as new Black Ops store content, will also work across Warzone and Black Ops. Activision confirmed that players will also have the option to choose either their Black Ops multiplayer loadout or their Modern Warfare loadout for Warzone.
“Black Ops Cold War’s in-game content will be centered around the same in-game system that resonated so well with players in Modern Warfare. And starting with the first season of in-game content in December, Black Ops Cold War will be integrated into Warzone. We’ll bring Black Ops Cold War‘s characters and weaponry into the free-to-play experience along with substantial new content, ensuring that Warzone remains both a terrific experience and a powerful on-ramp for the franchise’s premium content,” Daniel Alegre explained.
Activision president Rob Kostich further added: “Now players can also expect a ton of free post-launch content from the Black Ops Cold War premium experience across multiplayer and zombies. I think we did a great job on this for the community for everyone with Modern Warfare and we’ll do the same with Black Ops. So 13th November really is just the beginning for this game and I think it’s a great game. And just like Modern Warfare, this game is going to get bigger and better and more fun as the year goes on.”
It will be interesting to see how Infinity Ward now balances the new Black Ops Cold War weapons, keeping Warzone’s playing environment in mind. We’ll have to wait and see until December arrives.