Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is Finally on Sale for Under $40 on Consoles

Jon Bitner
·5 min read

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  • Release Date: November 13th, 2020

  • Editions Available: Standard, Cross-Gen, Ultimate

  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

  • MSRP: Standard – $59.99 | Cross-Gen – $69.99 | Ultimate – $89.99

While Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of 2020’s most celebrated releases, you can already get the game on Xbox One for $39.99 at Walmart. The PS4 version costs a little more, but it’s still on sale at $49.94.

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This is one of the best deals we’ve seen for Black Ops Cold War (it also went on sale for $45 digitally close to the end of last year).

Activision has released Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, a bombastic direct sequel to the original Black Ops from 2010. Cold War takes place during the ’80s, allowing players to jump into the shoes of soldiers throughout Vietnam, East Berlin and Moscow.

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The next installment in the Black Ops saga has a lot to live up to, since the 2019’s Modern Warfare revival is arguably one of the best CoD titles in recent memory.

Current Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Deals

Although Black Ops Cold War is a relatively new release, there are already a few good discounts available. Console players take note: You’ll need to spend an extra $10 if you want to receive a next-gen. update. The base game will be compatible with both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, but if you want the graphical enhancements, you’ll need to shell out a bit more cash, bringing the MSRP to $69.99 for the standard edition.

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New physical discs of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War are currently sold out. The listing below reflects the price of used units.

Which Version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Should I Buy?

There are three versions of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War available, one of which is exclusive to consoles. Here’s what you can choose from:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition – $59.99 (XB1/PS4) | $69.99 (Series X/PS5)

Things are a bit confusing for folks who purchase the physical, Standard Edition of Black Ops for Xbox One or PS4 and want to upgrade to next-gen.

Here’s what we know:

  • PlayStation owners can pay an upgrade fee on the PlayStation Store to access the PlayStation 5 version.

  • Xbox owners cannot upgrade their physical copy to next-gen, but the Digital Standard Edition can be upgraded for $10.

  • If you buy the $70 Xbox Series X standard edition, you’ll still be able to play it on Xbox One, but the PlayStation 5 version will not work on your PlayStation 4.

Also, note that the base game is $10 more expensive on both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Edition – $69.99

If you know you’re going to upgrade to a next gen console at some point and want to avoid the hassle describe above, you can just opt for the Cross-Gen Edition of the game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Ultimate Edition – $89.99

If you’re looking to get the most out of your Cold War experience, you might be tempted to buy the Ultimate Edition. This version comes with a bundle of digital content, a premium battle pass, and free next-gen upgrades. Here’s the full rundown:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Cross-Gen Bundle

  • 3 Operator Skins

  • 3 Vehicle Skins

  • 3 Weapons Blueprints

  • Confrontation Weapons Pack

  • Land, Sea, and Air Pack

  • Battle Pass Bundle

You can also set up a Deal Alert, and we’ll let you know if there are any more discounts before or after the game is released.

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