Call of Duty fans who pre-order Black Ops Cold War following its reveal next week will unlock a Frank Woods character in Warzone, according to a datamine of the game’s files.
CodTracker reports that the Woods Operator Pack will be unlocked in Modern Warfare and Warzone for pre-ordering select editions of Cold War. Woods is one of the protagonists of the original Black Ops game and will likely appear in this year’s soft reboot.
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In addition, the datamine reportedly reveals plans for a Black Ops Cold War open beta for players to experience the game before its release. The beta looks set to take place on PS4, Xbox One and PC and those who pre-order are likely to receive early access.
Finally, the datamined info reportedly mentions a ‘Confrontation Weapons Pack’, ‘Land, Sea and Air Pack’ and a Season 1 Battle Pass Bundle.
Warzone’s Battle Pass currently shares content with Modern Warfare and will likely do the same with Black Ops Cold War when it releases later this year.
Activision officially announced Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War this week with a teaser trailer, following a week-long alternate reality game in Call of Duty: Warzone.
The full reveal for the Cold War-themed instalment will take place on Wednesday, August 26 in Call of Duty: Warzone, as VGC first reported back in May.
VGC understands that the new Black Ops will include its own game modes such as campaign, multiplayer and zombies, but it will also incorporate free-to-play Warzone like Infinity Ward has done with Modern Warfare.
Warzone will continue to run on Modern Warfare’s engine, with development led by long time battle royale collaborator Raven Software, which also created Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode.
However, sources indicated to VGC that a planned Warzone map update will now take place later in the year. VGC previously reported that the Black Ops’s reveal would coincide with a Verdansk revamp to bring it more aesthetically in line with the game’s Cold War setting.