Season One Roadmap
Nuketown will not be available in Black Ops Cold War immediately but rather on November 24, 2020. The new Nuketown is called 'Nuketown '84', is set in 1984 and has a classic vintage look.
In addition to that, season one will be dropping on December 10, 2020, bringing with it a lot of new content including the following:
- 2v2 Gunfight
- New Weapons
- New Zombies Mode
- New Multiplayer Maps & Modes
- Classified Warzone Experience
Perhaps, the most interesting part of the roadmap list is the 'Classified Warzone Experience' that promises a new Warzone map after the integration goes through. We have covered more about this in detail here.
Warzone integration is scheduled when the first season of Black Ops Cold War commences on December 10, 2020. When that happens, player progression, weapon progression, operator selection, in-game store access, and the battle pass system will be changed accordingly. We have provided the details below.
The Black Ops Cold War's progression system is built on a familiar and similar path to that of Modern Warfare and Warzone, incorporating an innovative prestige system. The new prestige system gives you more challenges and earnable content.
There are three phases in the new player ranking system that will be shared across all three games (Modern Warfare, Warzone & Black Ops Cold War) until the new Season One begins. This means that you will rank up regardless of what game you play.
Phase 1: Military Ranks
Your originally enlisted ranks (level 1-55) will now be known as Military Ranks. The Military Ranks will be fully synchronized between all three games (Modern Warfare, Warzone & Black Ops Cold War). As mentioned earlier, you can level up no matter what game you are playing, including the new Black Ops Cold War Zombies. You can rank up either by playing the zombies mode or progressing through the usual multiplayer modes and completing challenges in any three games.
Phase 2: Progression Reset
To ensure that player progression synchronizes across all three games. The original military rank will be reset within Modern Warfare and Warzone at the start of the new Black Ops Cold War Season One. This new reset rank is synchronized to your current Black Ops Cold War progression when Season One begins.
Phase 3: The Seasonal Prestige System
The new officer progression system will now be known as 'Season Levels, ' based on a new Seasonal Prestige leveling system with an updated interface. These are going to be fully synchronized across all three games.
The new seasonal prestige system will contain aspects of the classic prestige system that will allow payers to unlock and utilize rewards, including the classic "player identity" items. The player identity items hint at only one thing, and that is the new prestige emblems.
Although you can level up through one of the three games, it is recommended that you level up through the prestige system by doing challenges in Black Ops Cold War as that contains challenges tailored to the Black Ops Cold War gameplay experience. We will have more information related to the prestige system soon.
All the weapons you unlock in Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War will be available to use in Warzone. These weapons include both the primary and secondary weapons and their blueprints.
However, you won't be able to bring your Modern Warfare weapons into Black Ops Cold War and vice versa, you are limited to only bringing these weapons in Warzone. There will be a clearly visible label indicating whether the weapon originated from Modern Warfare or Black Ops Cold War in your loadout and weapon selection menu.
All XP and leveling progression counts both in Warzone and the game from which the weapon originated (Black Ops Cold War or Modern Warfare). This means that whether you are using a Black Ops Cold War weapon in the base game itself or Warzone, your weapon XP and progression will be retained regardless.
You will be able to jump into Verdansk with Operators from both Modern Warfare ad Black Ops Cold War. All the Operators you have unlocked or purchased in Modern Warfare will continue to be available in Warzone, including all the skins, quips, and finishing moves.
The Operators that you get are supposed to work on the respective titles they originate from and in Warzone, with the exception of just one Operator available in all three games, Frank Woods.
The only way to get access to the skin solely available in Modern Warfare is by pre-ordering the digital version of Black Ops Cold War.
Battle Pass Integration
Battle Pass is going to be interconnected across all three games as well. The post-launch season content will be shared across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone through the Unified Battle Pass system, including the free tiers.
You will get a number of new content items for Season One of Black Ops Cold War that will also be used in Warzone. While the new Battle Pass items are only accessible in the new Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, you will still be able to level up the Battle Pass by playing Modern Warfare. Moreover, you will be able to check the progress on all three games that you play to keep track of your Battle Pass.
In-Game Store Access
As soon as Season One starts, you will be able to access the Black Ops Cold War's in-game store to purchase a variety of bundles using COD Points.
The new in-game store interface will have labels on the bundles and items available for sale, in order to differentiate them from game to game. Black Ops Cold War store will have all the items that can be used within the game as well as Warzone. The same goes for the Modern Warfare in-game store.
The Warzone store will have bundles as well, but they will be clearly labeled to indicate what game they originate from - it could be either Black Ops Cold War or Warzone.
For the first time ever in Call of Duty history, in addition to cross-play and cross-gen gameplay, players will now be able to play games across titles together. The Cross-Title invite feature allows you to invite friends who are playing Modern Warfare or Warzone to join you in Black Ops Cold War, and vice versa.