Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War Officially Announced

Rumors and leaks take the excitement out of the newly announced Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, but it is nice to have confirmation. We will also be getting more details on the 26th with a worldwide reveal trailer. This teaser does not give us any gameplay but does set up the high stakes and covert nature of the Cold War. The teaser states that the game will be based on real events and even uses narration from Yuri Bezmenov, a KGB defector. Check out the “Know Your History” trailer below.

Just revealed today, the multiplayer feature, Skill Based Matchmaking, is being added. This is often frowned upon by skilled players because it takes some of the fun out and punishes them for their skill. The better they do, the harder the game gets.


As a less talented player, I enjoy this system. I like the multiplayer but will quickly stop when a more talented player begins to hunt me down. I don’t have the interest and time to become a legend at Call of Duty. For those that do, great for you, but I would rather become talented at other games. I am skilled at World of Warcraft. It has a tiered system that does not allow me to play with those just starting out. As a result, I am always pushing to get better against others doing the same. The challenge is the game. Beating down on new players isn’t fun, it’s a waste of time. What are your thoughts? Let us know on social media!

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