Black Ops Cold War multiplayer Free Access Week starts today

In the run up to Christmas, Activision are holding a Free Access Week for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer, highlighting the Season One content that launched just yesterday.

Starting today, Thursday 17th December, at 6PM GMT and running until Thursday 24th December, at 6PM GMT, you’ll be able to a selection of maps, modes and playlists from the game without paying a penny (except for needing PS+ or Xbox Live Gold for online multiplayer).


The week is split into two, ‘Stage 1’ from Thursday to Monday featuring Team Deathmatch, Domination, 2v2 Gunfight, the Nuketown Holiday 24/7 Playlist and the Raid the Mall Playlist.

Then, from Monday until the week ends on Thursday, players will also have access to Prop Hunt, Combined Arms Hardpoint and Fireteam Dirty Bomb, in addition to the modes from the first few days.

The promotional week isn’t just there to lure in new players, but also get existing players to play some more. From 18th to 21st December, you can get double XP for all operators and double weapon bonuses as well. Then from Tuesday 22nd December through to 6PM GMT on Monday 28th December, you’ll get Double Battle Pass XP.

Just to make things a bit more confusing, the Double Battle Pass XP only applies to BOCW from 22nd-25th December, and then both BOCW and Warzone from 2th to 28th December.

You got all that?


After a last minute delay of 6 days, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone kicked off Season One yesterday. For Black Ops Cold War, it saw the return of 2v2 Gunfight, a new Fireteam map as Raid returned from Black Ops II, and new Zombies modes. For Warzone, this was the update saw popular battle royale spin-off would now tie in with Black Ops instead of Modern Warfare, getting the Alcatraz map to play on, adding 30 BOCW weapons into the mix and shaking up how the Gulag system works.

In our review for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Nick wrote:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a decent entry in the series, but it feels like it doesn’t quite know what it wants to be. The campaign is full of underused ideas, while the multiplayer misses some of the magical charm of Modern Warfare, opting for faster paced aggressive battles which just don’t feel as satisfying. While still enjoyable, Black Ops Cold War fails to recapture the magic of Black Ops 1 and 2.

You can read the full review here.

Source: Activision

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