On Aug. 26, Treyarch and Activision will unveil Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War inside the Warzone mode — the franchise’s free-to-play battle royale mode. But the next entry in the Call of Duty series has already seen several leaks already this week. Early Tuesday, players discovered a full description for the new game. Players have now also discovered multiple different editions — including the Cross-Gen Bundle.
According to the leak, Activision will offer a Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle, and Ultimate Edition. The Standard Edition will cost $59.99 for current generation consoles, and $69.99 on next-gen. It comes with the Frank Woods Operator skin and access to a pre-launch beta when you pre-order. The Cross-Gen Bundle is the interesting inclusion here.
The existence of the Cross-Gen Bundle means players won’t automatically gain access to the upgraded version of Cold War for PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X if they buy the standard edition for modern-gen.
This continues the wild west nature of third-party pricing going into the next generation of consoles.
The $70 video game is inevitable
But truly devoted Call of Duty players won’t need to worry about the Cross-Gen Bundle at all. The game’s Ultimate Edition includes both a current and a next-gen version of the game, as well as other goodies like operators, vehicles, and weapon skins, a battle pass bundle, and a weapons pack. Like the Cross-Gen Bundle, it’s currently unclear how much an Ultimate Edition will run interested players.
We’ll likely learn more about the pricing for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War during the reveal event on Aug. 26.
Update (Aug. 26): Pre-orders for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are live, and we now know the cost of the Cross-Gen Bundle. Players can pick up the Cross-Gen Bundle, which will grant access to the PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions of the game, for $69.99 — a price difference of $10 above the standard version of the game.
Update 2 (Aug. 26): According to Charlie Intel, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Standard Edition on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will cost $69.99, the same as the Cross-Gen Bundle. We’ve updated the body of the article to reflect this new information.
For those of you not planning to buy Black Ops Cold War on current-gen platforms….Activision has now confirmed Standard Edition of games will be priced at $69.99 for PS5 and Xbox Series X. https://t.co/lxDTQVXJR7
— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) August 26, 2020