Activision and Treyarch have announced that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone Season 1 have been delayed.
The news comes as fans were eagerly awaiting information on what to expect with season one, including many leaks over the past week highlighting some of the upcoming content.
The company has announced, however, that the new content season is delayed.
The first season of Black Ops Cold War & Warzone will now begin on December 16.
Here is the information from the blog of Call of Duty blog:
An unprecedented amount of free content from Warzone
Battle Royale is set to go beyond Verdansk – get ready to step into a new Warzone map and mode at launch. Warzone’s arsenal gets even bigger with over 30 basic Black Ops Cold War weapons, as well as Blueprint variants! Plus, make sure you’re ready to take on other Warzone prisoners in a new Gulag experience.
An undeniable offering of Black Ops Cold War content
Get ready for an incredible amount of free content in Black Ops Cold War, including new multiplayer maps, new and fan-favorite 6v6 playlists and modes, the return of Gunfight 2v2 with four new maps, and a huge new Fireteam map. This offer includes a battle through a sprawling luxury complex within Los Angeles’ Hollywood Hills. That’s right – Call of Duty: Black Ops II’s legendary 6v6 map known as Raid will be ready to play in Black Ops Cold War at the launch of the first season.
Make room at your Gunsmith table to purchase free weapons and get ready for new Zombies modes, Seasonal Challenges, and the full launch of the Seasonal Prestige system crossover titles, with up to 1,000 seasonal levels to advance!
It’s an unprecedented amount of free content and teams are gearing up for the biggest first season launch week ever. For this to happen, we will take a few more days to finalize everything before launching this huge drop of new and free content for the community.
F2XP + 2WXP week end and incoming free packages!
To thank you for your continued support and patience, and to help you level up before Season 1, Treyarch will enable Double XP and Double Weapon XP in Black Ops Cold War starting at 10 AM. M. PT from Saturday December 12 until the launch of the first season.
Two free packs will also be available to all Black Ops Cold War players through a new preseason offer! Just log in between 10 a.m. M. PT on December 8 and 11 p.m. Dec. 15 Pacific Time to claim both packages, including:
Field Research Package
- 1 Epic Operator Skin (Parking Lot)
- 1 epic SMG weapon plan
- 1 epic reticle
- 1 epic calling card
- 1 rare weapon charm
- 1 epic operator skin (García)
- 1 Rare Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint
- 1 epic reticle
- 1 Epic Weapon Charm
Content Deployment: Preparing for the First Season Release
Over the next week, expect additional communications on this channel, as well as on the Treyarch blog and on social media, as we make sure you are updated as often as possible.
During this time, content updates are scheduled for Black Ops Cold War, as well as Warzone and Modern Warfare. See details below.
Black Ops Cold War update: December 8
The first one is a Black Ops Cold War update, which will be available for download on Tuesday, December 8. This update brings a number of quality of life improvements to Black Ops Cold War and prepares players for the new Season 1 game content integration, which will be available on December 16.
Between December 7 and December 16, expect the lines of communication to be open as we preview numerous items from season one, showcasing the massive expansion of incoming content.
Black Ops Cold War Update (December 15), Warzone Update (December 16)
A couple of content updates will bring game content from the first season to Black Ops Cold War and Warzone players. For more information on the content of these updates, check out Treyarch’s Game Intel blogs for patch notes.
Once the second content update is available on Warzone, the first season will launch simultaneously on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.
We want to thank you, the Call of Duty community, for your tremendous support and patience. We are honored to serve the most passionate community out there.
This is one of the first times Activision has delayed a massive post-launch launch.
The company announced the now-delayed release date of the first season in early November and provided fans with extensive information on the Warzone integration.
The first season is expected to include new 6v6 maps and modes, the return of Gunfight 2v2 mode, new Zombies modes, a new ‘Ranked Warzone Experience’, and more.
The season will also bring the first Battle Pass for Black Ops Cold War. The Battle Pass will feature a free, premium tier that will host a variety of cosmetic content for players to earn.
The beginning of the first season will also see the full integration of Warzone into Black Ops Cold War. At this time, Warzone is still tied to Modern Warfare. With the first season, the progression systems will sync and mix between Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, and Modern Warfare. The integration will also make Black Ops Cold War teams available in Warzone.
More information on the content included in the first season will be announced soon.