The Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Alpha starts this week
Activision has confirmed that a free Call of Duty Cold War Alpha for multiplayer is being launched this week on PS4. Gamers will be able to access it for free on their PlayStation 4 consoles, with the pre-load going live on September 17, 2020. Developers Treyarch has confirmed that the new Black Ops Alpha has a release date set for Friday, September 18, 2020.
The COD Cold War Alpha release time has been set for 6pm BST on PS4, on Friday, and will give gamers days of game time, if the servers hold up.
The new COD Alpha will be available to play until Sunday, September 20, 2020, on PS4.
A message from Sony adds: “PlayStation 4 owners can also get a taste of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer through an exclusive Alpha weekend, complete with multiple modes, maps, and a preview of the Create-a-Class and Scorestreak systems.
“Pre-load begins September 17 at 8 a.m. PDT. The Alpha kicks off on September 18 at 10 a.m. PDT and is set to conclude on September 20 at 10 a.m. PDT. “
More details on today’s campaign reveal can be found below, covering the reveal of the new Nowhere Left to Run mission overview:
Developed by Raven Software, the game’s single-player experience will bring players back to the early 1980s at the height of the Cold War to stop a subversive plot with global implications: the threat of global thermonuclear war.
As a direct sequel to the original Call of Duty: Black Ops, it all begins with Nowhere Left to Run. In this mission, you play as CIA Operative Alex Mason, who arrives to Trabzon with their fellow operatives, including returning hero Frank Woods and new ally Russell Adler.
Specifically, this CIA fireteam infiltrates an airport just as Arash, their high value target (HVT), is about to board a freight aircraft. After witnessing his cruelty towards his own men, the player must take a crucial shot at the confirmed HVT.
During the playthrough shown at the event, the shot goes through another one of Arash’s men, and the fireteam’s cover is blown. Fighting through a group of defenders as the aircraft starts to pull away, the operatives secure a pickup truck and give chase.